The Melee is On!

June 18, 2022

About The Tournament

Melee 'til Midnight Champion's Singlet

Hosted by the Eric Monday Foundation
that is focused on the wrestling community and to
of mental health challenges

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Last Chance Weigh-ins

4:30pm – 4:5:00pm: Eric Monday Foundation Coaches Clinic – Wrestlers and Mental Health

5:00pm – 5:45pm: Wrestling Clinic & Warm-ups

5:55pm – 6:10pm: Welcome Announcements; Present Colors; & National Anthem

6:10pm – Wrestling Begins!




Coaches with a valid USA Wrestling Card will be allowed to enter free of charge.
If you do not have a USA Wrestling Card, you will be charged $5.

Hampton Inn
Fairfax City

10860 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA, 22030
(703) 385-2600

Event Map


Please email Tournament Director Phil or

The Rules

Buy Online USA Wrestling Membership

• Shorts and t-shirt or singlet AND wrestling shoes are required •
Head Gear recommended but optional


Age: Born 2010-2011
Weight Classes: 63, 70, 78, 86, 96, 108, 120, 140, 166 lbs or Pooled weight classes (Madison system)
Time periods – Championship: 1:00 – 1:30 – 1:30
Time periods – Consolation: 1:00 – 1:00 – 1:00


Age: Born 2007-2009 (plus enrolled in grades 6-8)
Weight Classes: 93, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 159, 171, 189, 245 lbs.
Time periods – Championship: 1:30- 1:30 – 1:30 
Time periods – Consolation: 1:00 – 1:30 – 1:30


Enrolled in grades 9 -12, born after 9/1/2002

Time Periods – Championship: 2:00 – 1:30 – 1:30
Time Periods – Consolation: 1:30 – 1:30 – 1:30
Weight Classes: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285


Enrolled in grades 9 -12, born after 9/1/2002

Time Periods – Championship: 2:00 – 1:30 – 1:30
Time Periods – Consolation: 1:30 – 1:30 – 1:30

Weight Classes: Pooled weight classes (Madison system)


Wrestlers 19 yrs. and older; born on or before 9/1/2002

Weight Classes: Pooled weight classes (Madison system)



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Satellite Weigh-Ins

The Foundation

The Eric Monday Foundation seeks to #TAKEDOWNTHESTIGMA of mental health by educating coaches and key influencers in the lives of young people in mental health awareness, open communication and the core attributes of commitment, mental and physical discipline, and continual improvement that is core to competition.  The Foundation is also focused on promoting and supporting the sport of wrestling for young athletes who strive to develop their mind, body, and spirit while raising up fellow participants.

Why Wrestling?

Dan Gable once said “After wrestling, everything else is easy.” So, if it’s so hard, then why should a child choose to wrestle?

For the same reasons that people of all ages and backgrounds choose to challenge themselves — to build self-confidence and to answer that one burning question:  What am I really made of?

Success demands preparation which involves sacrifice. “Wrestling shape” is an elite level of mental strength and cardio conditioning requiring months of intense preparation for minutes of match time.  Like building a muscle, all of a wrestler’s hard work, discipline and sacrifice quietly strengthens the mind. With a strong mind, comes the foundation of courage, confidence and a belief in one’s self — those critical yet elusive traits that lead to better self-image and success.

That is perhaps the greatest pay-off from wrestling: that a young person will discover what it means and how it feels to be their best self – strong, capable, disciplined, resilient and focused.  All of these life lessons and revelations which are slowly discovered on the mat and in the wrestling room last a lifetime — long after the wrestler’s final match.