Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association
Oklahoma has a strong wrestling tradition and it is realized at the college and high school level. A lot of the nation’s best wrestlers have ties to Oklahoma wrestling. As with all things there has to be a starting point from which to launch a successful endeavor. Wrestling has the same requirement to become proficient and it all begins as a youth wrestler.
The OKWA, Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association, will be hosting the state championships for the 30th time since becoming an organization and for the 25th time under the current regional boundaries. The state has four regions, Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Southern. The state championship wrestling tournament’s location rotates between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, yearly. Each region has a regional tournament sending its top six wrestlers in five age divisions and 73 weight classes to the state championships. Wrestlers not only compete as individuals, for the top six spots, but as a team for 1st thru 3rd in each division.
OKWA also sanctions local tournaments, beginning in October, with its member teams to provide venues for wrestlers to improve their skills, leading to the regional and state championships. Tournaments hosted by member teams are the foundation of the Oklahoma wrestling community and the revenues generated help keep wrestling in the state strong.
OKWA currently has 125 teams in its membership and approximately 5000 wrestlers. Bylaws governing the organization seek to serve the best interest of wrestlers, coaches, parents, and the state of Oklahoma wrestling. Support your local youth wrestling program!
Bounded by INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 40 on the South and U.S. 75 on the East, except Canadian County and Oklahoma County.
Bounded by INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 40 on the south, U.S. 75 on the West, Kansas on the North, and Arkansas on the East. The towns of Stigler, Poteau, and McAlester are included in this region.
Oklahoma county and Cleveland County and the clubs of Newcastle, Tuttle, Mustang, and El Reno.
South of INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 40 from Arkansas on the East to Texas on the South and West, except Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, and the clubs of Mustang, Tuttle,Newcastle, Stigler, and Poteau. Canadian county is part of the Southern region. Elk City, Clinton, Shawnee, McCloud, Bethel, and Yukon will be included in the Southern region.