‘Melee ’till Midnight’ Tournament

Melee-till-MidnightOK, I hunted around on the tournament website and found that this actually happened last summer (bummer). So I’m wondering if they’re going to do it again this year. It’d be great to hear from the organizers, just shoot me a note at vawrestler@novawrestling.com.

I just stumbled upon this tournament, but it looks like it happened last year.

It’s call Melee-till-Midnight:

One Bad @$$ Tournament

Wrestle outside under the lights

Tournament will take place RAIN OR SHINE!

Champions receive a custom Melee ’til Midnight dye sublimation singlet

20 Mats

Video of select matches will be uploaded to Flo Wrestling and YouTube from the event

Fully-electronic registration, bracketing, and bout management

MTM Singlet
Melee ‘Til Midnight Singlet .

James Madison High School
2500 James Madison Drive
Vienna, VA 22181

Registration Fee – $45.00 + Track fee ($1.75)

Deadline for Registration is June 19 at midnight

The tournament is sponsored by a foundation dedicated to the memory of Eric Monday, a former VYI and James Madison High School wrestler.

foundation_image[Monday] passed away at the age of 22. He is sorely missed by family, friends, and teammates. Eric was passionate about wrestling. Following high school, he attended Washington & Jefferson College where he was a leader of the wrestling team and amassed the school’s second all-time best season win record.

The Eric Monday Memorial Foundation was established to honor Eric’s passion for wrestling. The foundation provides aspiring youth and high school wrestlers greater access to clinics, camps and tournaments. Eric was a good friend to all. He brightened the lives of his teammates and others with his playful humor, spontaneous energy and adventurous spirit.

The registration form is here.

New Members

Wrestling-PracticeSo far we’ve had two guys submit the member form for Northern Virginia Wrestling.

Welcome, Steven and  Greg. Can’t wait to meet you guys.

On our Facebook page we have 15 friends.

Hopefully as word spreads we’ll gain the critical mass to hold an initial launch meeting and try to figure out where we want to go with Northern Virginia Wrestling.

You can find the members form here.

Stay tuned.

Wrestlers in Business Network


Wrestlers in Business Network is an interesting group that advocates on behalf of wrestling in schools, colleges and universities, as well as providing a network for former wrestlers looking to advance in their professional careers.

The group’s website says:

Wrestlers in Business is a non-profit organization that strives to unite the thousands of wrestlers that have retired from the sport and are now in their respective careers.

It started as a networking group on LinkedIn. Since then, the group has evolved into a more prominent, member-focused organization that cares about supporting current & former wrestlers and the sport.

On March 20 to 22, the group is hosting University Freestyle and Greco Duals and Career Day.

The WIBN Washington D.C. Chapter, along with the U.S. Naval Academy, American University, University of Maryland and George Mason University are hosting the University Freestyle and Greco Duals and Career Day at the GMU Field House in Fairfax, Virginia on May 20 – May 22, 2016.

This one-of-a-kind event, supported by USA Wrestling, is a dual meet format and will give participating teams the opportunity to get five or more matches prior to the Nationals held in June.

The event, which will be live streamed, will provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to participate in a Career Day, meeting with business leaders seeking future employment and intern opportunities. Local and nationwide corporations will participate on Friday, May 20 to meet with the wrestlers and discuss possible opportunities. Wrestlers will also have the opportunity to take part in a follow up career counseling session. On Saturday, May 21, coaches and businesses will enjoy a Business Social. This event is the first of its kind and has all the unique properties that one comes to expect from the Wrestlers in Business Network, as our mission is to support each other’s career aspirations.

WINB has chapters all over the U.S., including right here in the Washington, D.C., area.  The D.C. chapter was “organized with the objective of mobilizing the wrestling community for business, social, and personal purposes. Our goal is to have our members network and prosper together while positioning ourselves as an advocate for wrestling at all levels with in the Greater Washington Region.”

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