Novice Tournaments are tournaments that only wrestlers with 3 or less years’ experience (no state experience) may compete. They are designed to match up wrestlers with similar experience and skill level. Some Novice tournaments take place during Sectional Tournaments while other Novice Tournaments may be held during a youth tournament. There is a computer point system for Novice wrestlers that compete in OAC Novice Tournaments and is separate but similar to the computer point system for wrestlers who compete in an OAC Sectional. Computer points will be earned in weight classes contested. Points will not be earned if matches are not wrestled in a weight class.. The Novice also has a State Tournament. The Novice State Tournament is conducted by the Ohio Grapplers organization. You can find more information on the Novice State Tournament at http://www.novicestate.com/
You must pre-register online for the Novice tournament to have your computer points recorded. You do not need to log on after the tournament to update your points, they will be automatically updated.
Online Registration will close the day before the tournament. Make sure to register before deadline to earn computer points.
Novice End of Year Awards handed out at Grade School State
Top 3 in each weight class are recognized in opening ceremonies
Top wrestler in each weight class earns plaque
2nd and 3rd place wrestlers in each weight receive certificate
Top wrestler in each division receives Iron Man Award