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Gopher State

Online Registration Only

Feb 7

Entry Deadline 1:00pm (Firm)

Feb 7

Weight Change Deadline 1:00pm (Firm)

Feb 9

Brackets Posted by 4pm

Feb 11

Tournament for Grades 3 & 4, 5 & 6
Weigh-ins 7:00-8:30am
Wrestling will start at 9:00am
Wrestling completed by 6pm (estimate)

Feb 12

Tournament for Grades Pre-K & K, 1 & 2, 7 & 8
Weigh-ins 7:00-8:30am
Wrestling will start at 9:00am
Wrestling completed by 4pm (estimate)


Jeremy Innes

MWT Director

Phone: 763-746-1720

  • $20/per poster (processing fees apply)
  • Custom 11x17 Poster
  • Upload your own picture
  • Every match result listed for every 2016-2017 MWT event
  • Great keepsake for the wrestler
  • Don't forget Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa!

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Gopher State Nationals

The Gopher State Nationals has earned the reputation being one of the best run tournaments in the country.

  • 1100 Wrestlers Each Year
  • Wrestlers from 10+ States
  • Seeded Brackets
  • Custom Medals
  • Singlets for Champions

General Info

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Grades 3 & 4, 5 & 6

Sunday, February 12, 2017
‚ÄčGrades Pre K & K, 1 & 2, 7 & 8

Must Register by Feb 7 at 1pm
Monticello HS
Monticello, MN
$40 per wrestler

Midwest Wrestling Tour

The Midwest Wrestling Tour is a new wrestling circuit comprised of the renowned Gopher State Nationals, Badgerland Nationals, Hawkeye Nationals and the latest addition, the Buffalo Nationals.

Wrestlers placing 1st-6th are awarded custom event-specific medals at each of the events.  Wrestlers placing 1st-4th in three of the four MWT events will earn the coveted MWT belt. 

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763 Wrestlers Registered

731 Wrestlers Registered

601 Wrestlers Registered

1078 Wrestlers Registered

Every year about 75% of wrestlers register in the last 48 hours before the entry deadline for any MWT event.
This is largely due to ensuring correct weight class registration.

Please know that you can register and change your weight class at ANY TIME before the posted deadline.


4" Medal with Custom Ribbon

How to win belt- Click here

Thank you to everyone who helped make this tournament a success. Annually, over 1100 wrestlers invade Monticello in early-to-mid February for the Gopher State Nationals. The field includes athletes from 12+ states. We had great competition and the tournament flowed very well. The Gopher State Nationals is truly one of the toughest K-8 folkstyle events in the Midwest. Wrestlers from all states are eligible to participate in all Midwest Wrestling Tour events.

The Gopher State Wrestling program has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2002. We thank you for your participation and look forward to another great season.

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