Carolina Invitational JV/MS Tournament

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Lexington High School, Lexington, SC

 
           The 2014 Carolina Invitational is complete. Congratulations to all of this years Champions and place finishers.
Good Luck to all of you in your future wrestling careers.
2014 Carolina Invitational - Full Results
2014 JV Placers
2014 MS Placers
2014 Girls Placers
 
 
           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 ***
 
 
Qualifying Tournaments Qualifying Tournament Results Qualifying Tournaments Qualifying Tournament Results
12/14/2013 - Nation Ford JV & MS
Contact: Leon Boulware
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
12/14/2013 - Beaufort JV & MS
Contact: Bill Damude
Champ ONLY advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
 
12/21/2013 - Hillcrest JV & MS
Contact: Tommy Bell
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
01/04/2014 - Eastside JV & MS
Contact: Jack Kosmicki
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
 
01/04/2014 - White Knoll JV & MS
Contact: Danny Crotts
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
01/10/2014 - Lugoff-Elgin JV
Contact: Peter Hemingway
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
 
01/11/2014 - Fort Mill JV & MS
Contact: Chris Brock
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
01/11/2014 - Lugoff-Elgin MS
Contact: Peter Hemingway
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info

MS Placers      MS Brackets
 
01/11/2014 - Summerville JV & MS
Contact: Darryl Tucker
Top 2 advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
01/18/2014 - Marion JV & MS
Contact: Michael Steinbar
Champ ONLY advance
Tournament Info
JV Placers      JV Brackets
MS Placers      MS Brackets
 
Carolina Invitational Tournament Information
2014 Tournament Finals Information Letter
01/25/2014 - Carolina Invitational JV & MS
Contact: Tommy Bell
Tournament Info

Carolina Invitational Previous Years Results

2013-2014
01-25-2014
Full Results
JV Placers
MS Placers
Girls Placers
2012-2013
01-19-2013
Full Results
JV Placers
MS Placers
Girls Placers
2011-2012
01-21-2012
Full Results
JV Placers
MS Placers
Girls Placers
2010-2011
01-22-2011
Full Results
JV Placers
MS Placers
 
2009-2010
01-30-2010
Full Results
JV Placers
MS Placers