Hosted by the Eric Monday Foundationthat is focused on the wrestling community and to#TAKEDOWNTHESTIGMAof mental health challenges
George Mason University Field House4501 University DriveFairfax, VA 22030
Registration Fee – $45.00 + Flo fee ($1.75)
Deadline for Registration is June 16 at midnight
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-ins @ GMU Field house
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Last Chance Weigh-ins
4:30pm – 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!
Age: Born 2015-2016
Weight Classes: Pooled weight classes (Madison system)
Time periods: All Matches – 1-1-1
Age: Born 2013-2014
Age: Born 2011-2012
Weight Classes: 63, 70, 78, 86, 96, 108, 120, 140, 166 lbs. or Pooled weight classes if necessary (Madison system)
Time periods – Championship: 1:00 – 1:30 – 1:30
Time periods – Consolation: 1:00 – 1:00 – 1:00
Age: Born 2008-2010 (plus enrolled in grades 6-8)
Weight Classes: 77, 85, 93, 100, 106, 112, 119, 127, 136, 149, 165, 187, 250 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 6/1/2004
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, 144, 150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215, 285
Weight Classes: 100, 106, 112, 118, 127, 136, 146, 156, 170, 185, 225 or Pooled weight classes if necessary (Madison system)
Wrestlers 19 yrs. and older; born on or before 6/1/2004
with valid military ID
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.
Free parking is available in Field House Parking Lots M, O and P.
There will be a variety of different types of food and drinks available to purchase throughout the event.
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Please email Tournament Director Phil Cronin – email@example.com or Info@ericmondayfoundation.org
USA Wrestling cards are required to participate in the tournament.
Buy Online USA Wrestling Membership www.usawmembership.com
• Shorts and t-shirt or singlet AND wrestling shoes are required •Head Gear recommended but optional
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.
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.
To learn more about The Eric Monday Foundation, visit their website at: www.ericmondayfoundation.org
George Mason University Field House4501 University BoulevardFairfax, Virginia 22050