New Jersey State High School Wrestling Championships
This coming March, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall once again will host the New Jersey State High School Wrestling Championships. Continuing what has become a tradition for the sport since 2002, the top high school wrestlers from across the state will be at Boardwalk Hall on March 2, 3, and 4 to compete in the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) State Wrestling Championships.
All-session tickets will be priced at $40 and go on sale through Ticketmaster.com, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, or by phone (800-745-3000) beginning Friday, December 8. This public sale has a limit of 10 tickets per order. Single session reserved tickets are $10 and will go on sale at noon on Friday, January 26.
Group sales for all-session tickets will be available for orders consisting of a minimum of 11 tickets and a maximum of 50 tickets per order. A $4 service charge per ticket will be added to group sales purchases. Group tickets can be purchased by calling 609-348-7022 or by e-mailing [email protected]
Senior citizens (65 and older), children (2-12), and students with a valid grade school or high school ID are eligible for a $2 ticket beginning on Friday, March 2. These will be available through the weekend of the event. These discounts are available only at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office with a valid ID.
The competition, presented by the Rothman Institute, begins at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, for the preliminaries and pre-quarter finals. On Saturday, March 3, the competition starts at 9 a.m. for wrestle-backs number one, two, and three, as well as quarter-finals. Following the morning session, Boardwalk Hall will clear the facility and re-open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. evening session of the semi-finals and wrestle-backs number four and five. On Sunday, March 4, competition begins at 10 a.m. for wrestle-back number six and consolations, followed by the finals and the awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each session.
The tournament is the highlight of the year for New Jersey wrestlers. The race for the championship titles begins with the district competitions on Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17 in each of the 14 weight classes (106 lbs, 113 lbs, 120 lbs, 126 lbs, 132 lbs, 138 lbs, 145 lbs, 152 lbs, 160 lbs, 170 lbs, 182 lbs, 195 lbs, 220 lbs, 285 lbs.) and is open to all New Jersey high schools that are NJSIAA members. Intensity increases with the final regional competition on Wednesday, February 21, Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24. The season culminates with the State Championships in Atlantic City, as the top wrestlers in each weight class of the eight regions vie for the Championship Title.
For more information on the Championships, or to obtain media credentials, please contact Bob Behre at 908-268-4256 or [email protected]