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Mason - Dixon Quad and Va Challenge Teams

VAC 2020

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Mason Dixon quad 2021
 

The Mason-Dixon Quad was started in 1991. The 2021 event will be the 30th Mason-Dixon Quad. Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey will each have one team. There are three dual matches scheduled per team. The MDQ is scheduled for 01/03/2021 at the Severn School in Severna Park, MD.

The long time Tournament Director is Mike Clemens. He is also a long time member on the Executive Board of the MSWA and has directed more MDQ events than anyone else. 

Maryland’s selections process will be by a committee of knowledgeable youth wrestling coaches. Wrestle offs, if needed will take place at the Franklin Fall Showcase in Oct.

MASON-DIXON QUAD (thru 2020)

The MSWA has hosted the Mason-Dixon Quad for over 30 years. This is one of the toughest dual meet tournaments in our region for middle-school wrestlers up to 14 years old. Though it only has four teams, the teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland have consistently been represented by great wrestlers. Many have gone on to high school and College All-American status. Mack Lewnes, Ryan Herwig, Todd Beckerman and Evan Silver are just some of the great wrestlers who have represented Maryland for this event. Some out-of-state standouts have been Brooks Black, the Alton brothers, the Greys, the Kindigs, Guzzo, Villalonga and more.

WHO’S NEXT?

IN THE 26 YEAR HISTORY OF THE MASON-DIXON QUAD, MANY WRESTLERS HAVE GONE ON TO FUTURE SUCCESS AT THE NEXT LEVEL. WE HAVE HAD COUNTLESS HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS, FARGO AND ASICS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS, ALL-AMERICANS AND SUPER 32 CHAMPIONS.

IN ADDITION TO HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS, MANY HAVE GONE ON TO RECEIVE TOP COLLEGIATE HONORS. TOPPING THIS LIST ARE 27 D-I  NATIONAL FINALISTS AND 13 NCAA CHAMPIONS. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE ADDED 2 PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONS, 2 WORLD CHAMPIONS, 3 OLYMPIANS AND 2 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS TO  THIS LIST.

 VERTUS JONES (PA-2ND, 2ND)
MACK LEWNES (MD-2ND)
JOSH KINDIG (PA-2ND)
NICK SURIANO (NJ-2ND )
BUBBA JENKINS (VA-1ST , 2ND)
QUENTIN WRIGHT (PA-1ST,1ST,2ND, 2ND)
JORDAN OLIVER (PA-1ST,1ST, AND 2ND)
FRANK MOLINARO (NJ-1ST AND 2ND)
NICO MEGALUDIS (PA-1st,2ND, 2ND)
MILES MARTIN (NJ/MD 1ST  ,2ND )
KYLE SNYDER (MD-1st,2ND , 1st ,1ST )
DARIAN CRUZ (PA-1ST)
SPENCER LEE (PA-1ST )

PAN-AMERICAN AND WORLD CHAMPIONS
KYLE SNYDER (MD) 
HELEN MAROULIS (MD)

OLYMPIANS
FRANK MOLINARO
HELEN MAROULIS
KYLE SNYDER

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS
HELEN MAROULIS
KYLE SNYDER

WHO’S NEXT???

The 2021 event will be held on Sunday, January 3rd at the Severn School in Severna Park, MD.

Weigh-ins are 7-8:00 am
Wrestling begins at 9:00 am

Round 1 9:00 AM MD v PA NJ v VA
Round 2 After Round 1 MD v NJ PA v VA
Round 3 After Round 3 MD v VA PA v NJ

 

Weight Classes:

67, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160

Eligibility:

ALL WRESTLERS AND COACHES MUST HAVE A VALID USAW CARD

GRADES 6-8; YOUNGER WRESTLERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR 1ST 2 WEIGHTS

RULES:

NATIONAL FOLKSTYLE RULES

SINGLETS & HEADGEAR ARE REQUIRED

AWARDS:

OW FOR EACH TEAM (COACHES VOTE)

MEDALS FOR TEAM 1ST THROUGH 4TH

FORMAT:

DUAL MEET

ALL PERIODS ARE 90 SECONDS

NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC RULES & TIE BREAKER.

ADMISSION:

ADULTS-$5

KIDS UNDER 10-FREE

 

 

 

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 required for wrestlers
  • 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 is ILLEGAL
USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights, and match time will take precedence where applicable.

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.

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