SUPER 16 guidelines

The SUPER 16 is a program only for those beginner/inexperienced wrestlers that participate in the Future Champions events. 

The wrestlers that accumulate 16 points or more will qualify for a Super 16 T-shirt on a date TBS at a site TBA.  All other Future Champions guidelines, schedules and other rules apply.

Wrestlers earn 9 points for winning a tournament, 8 points for 2nd; 7 points for 3rd and 6 points for 4th.  MSWA Kid's Director, Mike Clemens (, will track the points and publish the standings on this site under the Super 16 Points Total tab.  All SUPER 16 qualifiers that register to advance will receive a SUPER 16 t-shirt at the Watkins Mill event.


Objective & Skill Levels

Objective:  To provide a positive competitive wrestling experience for new to the sport or limited success level wrestlers and parents.  Attempt to match wrestlers in similar ability groups based on age, years of positive experience, previous success, and tournament placements.   Limit weight classes to 4 wrestlers in order keep tournament competition under 2 hours. Providing appropriate competition for our future champions and parents will help our sport grow.  There is no state championship for these wrestlers unless they move up to the MSWA Youth State Tournament Series.

Skill Levels:

  • Beginner Division – Wrestlers who have not have competed in Experienced Division  Future Champions Series, Beltway Jr. League or MSWA Age/Weight State Qualifiers.  These wrestlers may have up to 3 years of experience (or more), but with limited success, may still compete in the Beginner division.  If a wrestler is clearly competent in skill, he will be moved up to the Experienced Division.
  • Experienced Division – Wrestlers with significant success in the Beginner division or clear natural ability over a beginner wrestler, but has not yet demonstrated the skills of an Advanced wrestler.  These wrestlers may have competed but not placed in MSWA Champions Age/ Weight State Qualifiers, Beltway Jr. League or any other competitive level tournaments.  Wrestlers who have competed in the Experienced division may no longer compete in the Beginner division.  Wrestlers with superior athletic and natural ability regardless of number of years wrestled should move up to the MSWA Youth State Tournament Series.
  • Qualification for Series Events: Wrestlers will compete in either Beginner division or Experienced division at each event.  Progression, Development and Learning are the goals.


  • Wrestling should be completed within 2 hours of wrestling start for each age group.
  • These events are for the beginner/in-experienced wrestlers only. Beginner/in-experienced wrestlers are generally seeking a fun and safe learning environment and not placed in any wrestling tournament. Wrestlers and their coaches and team who violate this rule will be disqualified from future MSWA events, including the MSWA Champions Age/Weight State Championships.
  • Singlets or very tight fitting t-shirts/shorts required. 
  • Wrestlers MUST weigh-in wearing singlets and/or t-shirts/shorts
  • Madison System:  Wrestlers will be grouped in 4-5 person brackets to wrestle round-robin. All bouts will be three periods of 1 min unless a pin or tech fall occurs
  • All events will have certified officials to ensure the safety of all and to ensure FUN!
  • SUPER 16:  Info TBA


***Note regarding Future Champion wrestlers, once a wrestler qualifies for the MSWA Youth State Tournament, wrestlers are no longer eligible to compete in the Future Champion Series (which is designed for beginner and experienced wrestlers only).  Wrestlers are considered advanced once they qualify for the MSWA Age-Wt State Championship Tournament.

***Note please make sure that you check your League Schedules prior to registering for an event. If you register for an event but cannot attend, transfers, credits, or refunds will not be issued.

***Be sure that you are registering for the right event.  Some Future Champions events are held the same weekend (on a different day)and at the same location as a qualifier for Jr States.  One has nothing to do with the other---no refunds if you register for the wrong event.  E-mail with questions