Royalton-Upsala Youth Wrestling 

Elementary Wrestling Parent Informational Meeting:

The Royalton/Upsala 2017-18 Grades K-6 Youth Wrestling Parent Informational Meeting and Sign Up night was held Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in the Royalton High School Commons at 6:00PM.
Again this year we held a shoe and gear swap.  We ask that if you have any clean, and sanitized wrestling equipment such as shoes, or headgear that you no longer have a need for, or your wrestler has outgrown, please consider donating those items to help others in offsetting the cost of personal equipment.
Any questions regarding the Youth Informational Meeting, you can reach Brian Olson at 320-247-9856

Open Mats for Grades K-6

Barry Novitzki has graciously volunteered to supervise youth wrestlers on Monday and Thursday evenings, until the start of their wrestling season. Open youth mat will start Monday, December 4th.  Open mat times will be from 5:45 pm until approx. 7:00 pm.   This excludes Christmas vacation week.  Please utilize this generous time offered to start your child’s conditioning and preparation for any early tournaments they may want to participate in.
Any questions regarding open mat please contact:                                          Barry Novitzki (320) 203-7794

How to access Minnesota Youth Tournaments:; Go under  “Youth” tab, “Open Calendar”. This will give you all the information on tournaments that you can attend, fees, weigh in times, and tournament start times.  


***By clicking the RED tournament location, you will automatically be directed to the school web page that allows you to access google maps to your wrestling tournament destination!***

***Click on the PDF and you will be routed to the tournament information!***

Royals Wrestling Club chosen paid tournament this weekend is…


How to do this?  Royals Wrestling Club randomly chooses tournaments for the wrestlers to attend throughout their season at “no wrestling fee” for your athlete.  Royals Wrestling Club understands it can be expensive to continually give your child the oppertunity to wrestle weekend after weekend, with admissions, and travel expenses. So, we want to take some of that burdon off of the admission fee for you.  When you arrive at this venue, let them know you are from Royalton, sign your name on the Royalton list, and the fee will be taken care of for that wrestler compliments of your Royals Wrestling Club!  Admission for the rest of the family is that of the families responsibility. Please enjoy this great oppertunity!  These paid tournaments, like any other tournaments, are not a requirement to attend, and are at the discression of you and your wrestler.



Our goal in Royals Youth Wrestling is to build a solid foundation of skills, instill a great work ethic, build strong character and sportsmanship and most of all have fun!
Wrestling allows athletes to come together as a team, and at the same build as individuals. We are excited to share our passion for wrestling with you and your family.

 2017-18 Youth Wrestling Season                                        

Coaches: Mitch Lange, Ty Held, Barry Novitzki, Chris Ortmann 

1st Season: 

     Practice Schedule:

Tuesday and Thursdays ~ January 2nd, 2018 – February 22nd, 2018
PreK-2nd grade: 5:45 P.M – 6:25 P.M
3rd grade- 6th grade: 6:30 P.M – 7:30 P.M




2nd Season:

    Optional Practice Schedule:

February 27th, 2018 – March 27th, 2018  
Practice:  Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays
PreK-6th grade (7th and 8th grade) 5:45 P.M – 7:00 P.M

Practices will be canceled if Royalton Independent School District #485 has canceled their school day, or let out early due to winter weather conditions!

Levels of Competition:

Jaycees:  Typically beginner

NYWA:  Beginner to advanced (District, Regional, and State Tournaments) *Must have NYWA card.

USA: Typically advanced (qualifiers for K-5th, 6th and above grades can register for State Tournament in Rochester.   *Must have USA card.

Gopher State Tournament:



2017-18 NYWA Memberships ~ click here to purchase

NEW MN STATE LAW: NYWA is responsible for implementation of new legislation regarding concussions in youth sports. In compliance with State legislation, NYWA has made the information available on our website to complete the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports course, as well as information regarding the sport of wrestling and the inherent risk of concussions. The course is a free, online training course that can be completed in 30-45 minutes. NYWA highly recommends that every wrestler and parent complete this training. At any NYWA event, the athletic trainer/medical staff will have final authority regarding athlete’s ability to resume activity. The course can be accessed at:  The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation (MN Statute 121A.37 and 121A.38) in 2011 regarding youth athletes, concussions and return to play.  Review the entire law.


NYWA Districts are held at 20 different locations the first two weekends following the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament.  Wrestlers must attend one of the districts in order to qualify for regions.  Wrestlers can attend any district they choose to BUT if they qualify at that district, they MUST attend the regional tournament that that district is under.  For example, a wrestler who attends and qualifies at the Austin District MUST wrestle at the Region One tournament (Rochester region).  If a wrestler does not follow the proper advancement, they will be disqualified.  Wrestlers who place 1st or 2nd at districts will advance to the regional tournament.  At regions, a wrestler must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the weight class to advance to State (with the exception of the wildcard region which advances the top 4 to state). Then those wrestlers who place 4th, 5th or 6th place at regions can advance to the Invite tournament if they wish.

Region 4 (New London/Spicer):

  1. Foley: Friday, March 9
    Contact: Jay Emmerich
    Phone: (320) 249-6297
    View tournament flyer

  2. Pierz: Sunday, March 18
    Contact: Mitch Becker
    Phone: (320) 630-2523
    Pierz High School; K-8th • Folkstyle Dual Format • Weigh-ins: 9-10 am; wrestling starts at 10:30 with kindergarteners

  3. Benson: Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 (updated 2-14-18) – NOTE ADDITION OF THURSDAY (ALL 7-8 GRADERS WILL WRESTLE THURSDAY NIGHT)
    Contact: Steve Ricard
    Phone: (320) 444-0569
    View tournament flyer

  4. Belgrade: Saturday, March 10
    Contact: Nick Bents
    Phone: (320) 894-7817
    View tournament flyer

  1. Individual Weight Classes

    *Revised weight classes effective Sept., 2017

    All wrestlers, team and individual, will receive a one-pound allowance at state ONLY!  There is no weight allowance at region events.

    40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70 and HWT (105 max)

    Grades 1-2: 
    45, 50, 54, 57, 61, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 and HWT (130 max)

    Grades 3-4:
    55, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115 and HWT (155 max)

    Grades 5-6:
    65, 70, 75, 80, 84, 88, 93, 97, 102, 108, 115, 120, 130, 140, 155 and HWT (215 max)

    Grades 7-8:
    80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160 and HWT (235 max)

    Wildcard Rotation

    2018 – Windom
    2019 – Lakeville
    2020 – New London/Spicer
    2021 – Bemidji
    2022 – Rochester
    2023 – Windom

NYWA State & Invite Tournament:

NYWA Districts: March 9-11 and March 16-18
NYWA Individual Regions: March 23-24
NYWA Team Regions: Dates vary
NYWA State Tournament: April 5-8, 2018

30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN

Royals Wrestling NYWA Hotel Info

Comfort Suites

4141 Maine Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 424-2720
(507) 424-2877

Please contact Travis Holm @ 320-630-7580 with any questions regarding the hotel stay for the NYWA Tournament.


2018 NYWA State Tournament Itinerary

All information is posted on the “Calander of Events” page. Click on “NYWA State Tournament” to view the weekends itinerary.