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Future Champions Series

Discounted Hotel Rate Information

The Maryland State Wrestling Association is once again pleased to announce that we have partnered with local hotels to offer you, our membership a discounted rate for the State Tournament Weekend. This year, the MSWA has partnered with HBC Event Services to offer you a discounted rate at numerous hotels from just a few minutes from the Wicomico Civic Center to a short 30-mile commute in beautiful Ocean City, MD. In order to get the discounted rate, you MUST book your room through the link at the bottom.


MSWA State Championships in Salisbury, MD

March 11-12, 2023

This is a STAY TO PLAY tournament.  All non-commuting teams participating in the tournament MUST make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services. Please do not call the hotels directly and book through the reservation link below.  We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event. 

Maryland State Wrestling Association is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a housing agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates.  These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team. 

Finally, you have the ability to purchase a Travel Protection Plan with up to 100% for covered cancellations reasons as well as a Cancel for Any Reason benefit of 75% coverage of your unused non-refundable prepaid expenses for travel arrangements you paid for your trip, including the event registration costs.

We encourage you to book your hotel reservation below and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip. Alternatively, you can call HBC directly at 505-346-0522 (Travel Protection Plan can only be added to your booking within 20 days of your hotel reservation date).

To see the full terms and conditions of the Travel Protection Plan, please click here.


We appreciate your support, and we look forward to this year's event!

Please call HBC Event Services at (505) 346-0522 and/or if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests


Entry Fees:

  • Series Events: $30 online; NO Walk-In Registrations
  • Admission:
    • Current USAW Leaders: Free (must show 2022 – 2023 USAW Card)
    • Adults 18 and up: $10
    • Ages 12 – 17: $5
    • 11 & Under: Free

Online Registrations:

  • Online registrations are non-refundable.
    • Make sure you check your schedule prior to registering for one of the tournaments.
    • If an event is cancelled,  you will received a credit towards a future MSWA event

Entry Deadline: 

  • Online deadline is 5:00 pm the day before event. 
    • Registration is limited to the first 300 entries received

USA Wrestling Card Requirements

A USAW Membership is required for all events. 

A Limited Folkstyle Athlete, Full Athlete, or High Performance Athlete USAW Membership is required for this series. Memberships expire on 8/31 of each year. Limited Folkstyle Athlete Memberships are only valid for MSWA Future Champions and MSWA Youth State Tournament Series events. 

All Coaches Must Have A Current USAW Wrestling Leader Membership to be on the mat at the State Tournament.  If a Coach does not have a USAW Wrestling Leader Card, they will not be permitted access to the mats during the tournament. To get access & FREE ENTRY to the tournament; Coaches must present their State ID & USAW Card showing that they have a USAW Wrestling Leader Membership at the door.

Click Here to purchase a USAW Membership.

Modified NFHS Rules

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the tournament. These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:
  • Headgear is MANDATORY for all competitors.
  • Mouth guards are MANDATORY for wrestlers that have braces.
  • Rest time in-between matches is a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • A match cannot be started when a wrestler does not have a coach present.
  • The three-quarter nelson with leg hook is LEGAL in USA Wrestling Folkstyle Events.
  • The double arm bar with sit out will be considered potentially dangerous.
USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights, and match time will take precedence where applicable.

Maryland State Wrestling Association Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Maryland State Wrestling Association?

Sponsored by The Ferguson Team

The Ferguson Team

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As a Branch Manager, Kevin has over 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He is responsible for overseeing the growth and market strategies of his branch. Kevin has proven leadership, communication and motivational skills that help fellow employees achieve maximum results. He is a consistent top mortgage producer and prides himself on the growth and development of his unparalleled team. 


Kevin is married to Sarah, the best wife on the planet and has a son, Kevin Jr, who is already both driven and intelligent at 7 years old, clearly taking after his parents. In his free time, Kevin is the director and head coach of his son's local wrestling club where he and his wife mentor over 100 kids both on and off the mat.

Sponsored by Safe Harbors Business Travel

Safe Harbors Business Travel

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Safe Harbors creates tailored travel programs to reduce your organization's travel costs, make travel more convenient so you and your team can be more productive, and give you confidence that your travelers' safety is our primary concern. Wherever they are in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, our team is taking care of yours. 

Sponsored by Jerry Seafood

Jerry Seafood

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Phil Gainey and his family are well know for the Crab Bomb at Jerry's Seafood but also for being sponsors and supporters of 'man's oldest and greatest sport'

Visit them frequently at 15211 Major Lansdale Blvd in Bowie