Carolina Invitational JV/MS Tournament

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Lexington High School, Lexington, SC

*** Important info on new qualifying format below...keep reading/scrolling!!! ***

           The Carolina Invitational Wrestling Tournament, sponsored and run by the South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association (SCWCA), is the last tournament of the season for the qualified South Carolina Junior Varsity and Middle School wrestlers. This prestigious tournament awards the top 4 places in 14 Junior Varsity weight classes and 17 Middle School weight classes. In 2011, we added a Girls Division to our tournament and it was a great success to expose the lady wrestlers of South Carolina to such a great event.

          In 1974, Sullivan Junior High coach Hank Hammond started the Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament. The event was held at the Northside Center in Rock Hill, SC and a grand total of 88 wrestlers in 7th thru 9th grades competed in the first event. Almost 30 years later, 1,068 wrestlers crowded in to Rock Hill High School gymnasiums and set the record for the largest number of wrestlers in attendance at the Carolina Invitational. Due to the growth of the sport at the Junior Varsity and Middle School levels, the Carolina Invitational adopted a system in 2007 of using existing JV and MS tournaments around the state as qualifying tournaments. Wrestlers would have the opportunity to wrestle their way to an invitation to the big event, The Carolina Invitational.

          The SCWCA ran The Carolina Invitational for the first time in 2009, taking over the event from the founder Hank Hammond. The SCWCA strives year in and year out to run the event in the quality manner and standard that Hank set over the years he ran the event. Mr. Hammond's gracious gift to the coaches has provided the SCWCA the opportunity to generate revenue for some meaningful projects, including sizable donations to the Herlong Scholarship program (provides aid to children of high school coaches headed to college), opportunity to annually host a first rate All-Star match for the outstanding senior wrestlers of SC and help fund the South Carolina chapter of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK.

          The SCWCA also hosts the South Carolina Senior All-Stars in the Best Western North-South All-Star Classic wrestling event, hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, SC, at the end of every wrestling season. The SCWCA does a lot of work to support the wrestlers of South Carolina with the awesome events it hosts.

 

Middle School Weight Classes:
80, 86, 92, 98, 104, 110, 117, 124, 131, 138, 146, 154, 162, 170, 185, 210, 285

High School Weight Classes:
106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

*** January 1st all weight classes increase 2 lbs. for the SCHSL Growth Allowance ***

 

          The Carolina Invitational Wrestling Tournament changed its format this year for qualification to the final tournament. There will be 9 Area tournaments run on December 20, 2014 and January 10, 2015. The top 6 placers from each of these tournaments, except for the Area 7 tournament, will move in to 4 sectional tournaments. Sectional tournaments will be run on January 17, 2015 and qualifying wrestlers to the Carolina Invitational. The breakdown of areas, sectionals and qualifiers is as follows:

    The Carolina Invitational
  • 16 man bracket of qualifiers from 4 Sectional and Area 7 Tournaments
  • Girls Division for female entrants
  • Tournament run on 8 mats and places top 4 finishers in each weight class
  • Tournament held on January 24, 2015 @ Lexington High School
  • 2015 Carolina Invitational Information Letter
  • 2015 Carolina Invitational Live Results
    MS & JV team scores and MOW's can be found in the PDF's at the above link

    • Girls Division
  • All counties in South Carolina
  • Coaches need to register female wrestlers with Tommy Bell for the Carolina Invitational
  • All female entrants will wrestle in the Carolina Invitational

    • The Upstate Sectional
  • 12 man bracket of qualifiers from Area 1 and Area 2 Tournaments
  • Qualifies top 4 from each weight class to the Carolina Invitational
  • Sectional Tournament held on January 17, 2015 @ Hillcrest High School
  • Upstate JV Qualifiers
  • Upstate MS Qualifiers

    • Area 1
    • Counties: Oconee, Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens
    • High Schools (17 schools): Walhalla, Seneca, West-Oak, Daniel, Pendelton, Crescent, Hanna, Westside, Belton-Honea Path, Wren, Palmetto, Greenwood, Emerald, Ninety-Six, Ware Shoals, Laurens, Abbeville
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Upstate" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 20, 2014 @ Belton-Honea Path High School
    • Area 1 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 1 MS Qualifiers

      Area 2
    • Counties: Pickens, Greenville, NE Anderson
    • High Schools (20 schools): Liberty, Pickens, Easley, Woodmont, Hillcrest, Mauldin, Carolina, Travelrs Rest, Greenville, JL Mann, Eastside, Wade Hampton, Riverside, Christ Church, Southside Christian, St. Josephs, Greer, Berea, Blue Ridge, Powdersville
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Upstate" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 20, 2014 @ Eastside High School
    • Area 2 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 2 MS Qualifiers
    • Online brackets

      The Border Sectional
  • 12 man bracket of qualifiers from Area 3 and Area 4 Tournaments
  • Qualifies top 4 from each weight class to the Carolina Invitational
  • Sectional Tournament held on January 17, 2015 @ Clover High School
  • Border JV Qualifiers
  • Border MS Qualifiers

    • Area 3
    • Counties: Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union
    • High Schools (12 schools): Byrnes, Dorman, Spartanburg, Chapman, Chesnee, Landrum, Woodruff, Broome, Boiling Springs, Gaffney, Blacksburg, Union County
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Border" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 20, 2014 @ Spartanburg High School
    • Area 3 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 3 MS Qualifiers

      Area 4
    • Counties: York, Chester, Lancaster, Western Chesterfield
    • High Schools (14 schools): Chester, Lewisville, York, Clover, Fort Mill, Nations Ford, Rock Hill, Northwestern, South Pointe, Lancaster, Buford, Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Central
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Border" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: January 9-10, 2015 @ Fort Mill High School (JV on Jan 9, 2015, MS on Jan 10, 2015)
    • Area 4 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 4 MS Qualifiers

      The Capital Sectional
  • 12 man bracket of qualifiers from Area 5 and Area 6 Tournaments
  • Qualifies top 4 from each weight class to the Carolina Invitational
  • Sectional Tournament held on January 17, 2015 @ Lugoff-Elgin High School
  • Capital JV Qualifiers
  • Capital MS Qualifiers

    • Area 5
    • Counties: Newberry, Edgefield, Lexington, Bamberg, Orangeburg
    • High Schools (18 schools): Newberry, Mid-Carolina, Whitmire, Strom Thurmond, Chapin, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Lexington, River Bluff, White Knoll, Airport, Brookland-Cayce, Gilbert, Swansea, Pelion, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Orangeburg Wilkinson, Edisto
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Capital" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 20, 2014 @ White Knoll High School
    • Area 5 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 5 MS Qualifiers
    • Online brackets

      Area 6
    • Counties: Richland, Kershaw, Sumter
    • High Schools (14 schools): AC Flora, Lower Richland, Dreher, Richland Northeast, Blythewood, Ridge View, Spring Valley, Westwood, Columbia, Eau Claire, Keenan, Lugoff-Elgin, Camden, Sumter
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Capital" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 20, 2014 @ Sumter High School
    • Area 6 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 6 MS Qualifiers
    • Online brackets

      Area 7 (Sectional)
  • Counties: Eastern Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Horry, Georgetown
  • High Schools (16 schools): Cheraw, Marlboro County, Darlington, Hartsville, Lake City, Marion, Aynor, Conway, Carolina Forest, Socastee, St. James, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, Waccamaw, Georgetown
  • Qualifies the Tournament Champion to the Carolina Invitational
  • Tournament Info: January 10, 2015 @ Marion High School
  • Area 7 JV Qualifiers
  • Area 7 MS Qualifiers

    • The Coastal Sectional
  • 12 man bracket of qualifiers from Area 8 and Area 9 Tournaments
  • Qualifies top 3 from each weight class to the Carolina Invitational
  • Sectional Tournament held on January 17, 2015 @ Hilton Head High School
  • Coastal JV Qualifiers
  • Coastal MS Qualifiers
  • Coastal Online Brackets
    • Area 8
    • Counties: Charleston, Berkeley
    • High Schools (16 schools): Cane Bay, Goose Creek, James Island, Stratford, Wando, West Ashley, Berkeley, Hanahan, Stall, Academic Magnet, Bishop England, Garrett, North Charleston, Timberland, Military Magnet, St. Johns
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Coastal" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: January 10, 2015 @ Stratford High School
    • Area 8 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 8 MS Qualifiers
    • Online brackets

      Area 9
    • Counties: Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort
    • High Schools (9 schools): Ashley Ridge, Bluffton, Colleton County, Fort Dorchester, Summerville, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Battery Creek, Whale Branch
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Coastal" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: January 10, 2015 @ Summerville High School
    • Area 9 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 9 MS Qualifiers

    Carolina Invitational Previous Years Results

    2014-2015
    01-24-2015
    Full Results
    2013-2014
    01-25-2014
    Full Results
    2012-2013
    01-19-2013
    Full Results
    2011-2012
    01-21-2012
    Full Results
    2010-2011
    01-22-2011
    Full Results
    2009-2010
    01-30-2010
    Full Results