Carolina Invitational JV/MS Tournament

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 continues under the new format this year for qualification to the final tournament. There will be 9 Area tournaments run on December 19, 2015 and January 9, 2016. 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 16, 2016 to qualify 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
  • January 21, 2017 @ Lexington High School
  • Carolina Invitational Information Letter
  • Brackets - when link is available
  • MS & JV team scores can be found at above link
  • Junior Varsity Placers Report & MOW
  • Middle School Placers Report & MOW

    • 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
  • Girls Entries
  • Girls Placers Repory
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • 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 14, 2017 @ Hillcrest High School
  • Upstate Sectional Information
  • Upstate JV Qualifiers
  • Upstate MS Qualifiers
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • Area 1
    • Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens
    • High Schools (20 schools): Walhalla, Seneca, West-Oak, Liberty, Pickens, Easley, 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 17, 2016 @ Belton-Honea Path High School
    • Area 1 Information
    • Area 1 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 1 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      Area 2
    • Counties: Greenville, NE Anderson
    • High Schools (17 schools): 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: January 7, 2017 @ Blue Ridge High School
    • Area 2 Information
    • Area 2 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 2 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      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 14, 2017 @ Clover High School
  • Border Sectional Information
  • Border JV Qualifiers
  • Border MS Qualifiers
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • 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 17, 2016 @ Boiling Springs High School
    • Area 3 Information
    • Area 3 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 3 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      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 6-7, 2017 @ Fort Mill High School (JV on Jan 6, 2017, MS on Jan 7, 2017)
    • Area 4 Information
    • Area 4 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 4 MS Qualifiers
    • Area 4 JV Brackets
    • Area 4 MS Brackets
    • Brackets - when link is available

      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 14, 2017 @ Lugoff-Elgin High School
  • Capital Sectional Information
  • Capital JV Qualifiers
  • Capital MS Qualifiers
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • Area 5
    • Counties: Newberry, Edgefield, Lexington, Orangeburg, Aiken
    • High Schools (21 schools): Newberry, Mid-Carolina, Whitmire, Strom Thurmond, Chapin, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Lexington, River Bluff, White Knoll, Airport, Brookland-Cayce, Gilbert, Swansea, Pelion, Orangeburg Wilkinson, Aiken, Midland Valley, North Augusta, Ridgespring Manetta, South Aiken
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Capital" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: December 17, 2016 @ Irmo High School
    • Area 5 Information
    • Area 5 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 5 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      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: January 7, 2017 @ Camden High School
    • Area 6 Information
    • Area 6 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 6 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      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 7, 2017 @ Marion High School
  • Area 7 Information
  • Area 7 JV Qualifiers
  • Area 7 MS Qualifiers
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • 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 14, 2017 @ Summerville High School
  • Coastal Sectional Information
  • Coastal JV Qualifiers
  • Coastal MS Qualifiers
  • Brackets - when link is available

    • 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 7, 2017 @ Stratford High School
    • Area 8 Information
    • Area 8 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 8 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

      Area 9
    • Counties: Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort
    • High Schools (11 schools): Ashley Ridge, Bamberh Ehrhardt, Bluffton, Colleton County, Fort Dorchester, Summerville, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Battery Creek, Whale Branch, Edisto
    • Qualifies top 6 from each weight class to "The Coastal" Sectional
    • Tournament Info: January 7, 2017 @ Hilton Head High School
    • Area 9 Information
    • Area 9 JV Qualifiers
    • Area 9 MS Qualifiers
    • Brackets - when link is available

    Carolina Invitational Previous Years Results

    2015-2016
    01-30-2016
    Full 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