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Founded in 2008, HYAA Wrestling has grown into one of the largest youth programs in Massachusetts.  This program is available to both girls & boys ages Kindergarten- 8th grade. 

Wrestling is split into two divisions: K-2 & 3-8, boys & girls wrestle in the same practice & tournaments.  

The K-2 wrestling division focuses on basic wrestling fundamentals & skills. 

  • Practices are held once per week separately from the 3-8 division.


Grades 3-8 focuses on the more technical and challenging aspects of the sport. 

  • Practice is held 2 days per week with competition scheduled throughout the season.  While competing is voluntary, it is encouraged in this age group. 


The seasons begins November 29th and runs through the state championships.  Often held in early February (Date TBD)

Practices are held at Sylvester Elementary School  Gym.  




Competition Team Tentative - based on registration

Offered to 3rd-8th graders only

Must have 2+ Years wrestling experience

Understand and demonstrate the basic rules of wrestling

Must have competed in a minimum of 5 career tournaments & understand the basics on how a tournament operates

One extra practice will be held and attendance is highly recommended!

Recreational registration:

Open to all regardless of experience. 









Information for Parents

Welcome Parents! 

Below please find a few links that may help you understand the sport of wrestling:  

Parent's Guide to Wrestling

Referee Signals Chart

Hanover Wrestling Tournament Checklist

Some Additional Do's and Dont's



Tournament Dates:








Registration opens October 1st and closes  November 2nd. A $35 late fee will be added to all registrations after October 24th.


K-2: $100

3-8 - $150





Wrestling Commissioners:
Mike Bolduc – Bolduc.MichaelR@gmail.com

Jamie Karvelis - jamiekarvelis@yahoo.com


Peter Frank (Emeritus)

John Geary (Emeritus)

Mike Bolduc

Jamie Karvelis

Dan Wandell

Chad Larson

Joe Curran

Steve Stepanian


HYAA asks for your cooperation in respecting its eligibility rules (birthdates, grade level). Administrators and coaches make an earnest attempt to create balanced teams within each division and to provide equal opportunities to win and lose. We strongly encourage parents to register children online at: www.hyaa.net, it helps streamline the process and all of your information will be securely stored and accessed for future registrations. You will also receive HYAA's monthly eblast updates on HYAA events. If you register your child during late registration or after registration closes, you will be subject to a $35 late fee and subject to space availability. Parents are encouraged to participate in a positive manor and support their child while not disparaging other children. HYAA-It's More Fun When You Play!