Welcome to the GWA Assassins National Dual Team Page.
If you wish for your child to compete on the GWA Assassins, National Dual Team, you’ll be expected to follow our rules. Please familiarize yourself with these before applying for an events in the near future.
- We will schedule duals on a rolling basis year-round; we prefer that GWA wrestlers commit to as many consecutive duals as possible. GWA wrestlers that are willing to commit to multiple duals will be given priority over those who only commit to a single event.
- Roster positions will be offered to qualified, active GWA members first. If a commitment cannot be obtained from a qualified, active GWA member, open weights will be filled with free agents. We do not recruit!!!
- Team fees must be paid in full to reserve your spot on the team. Payments and deadlines will be posted with our schedule as soon as the application process opens.
- While we do not encourage cutting weight for children, please note that if you apply for and commit to a weight class, your child is expected to make that weight for all duals in which he or she is wrestling. No exceptions. If your child cannot make weight, we cannot guarantee another spot will be available and you will not be refunded your team fee.
- GWA does not recommend that GWA Wrestlers wrestle on other dual teams. We expect GWA wrestlers to compete on our team, rather than wrestling as free agents with other clubs. It is only acceptable to wrestle with another club if:
- You applied for a spot on our team, but were not offered one.
- We are not entering a team in an event on that particular date.
- Many of the duals we will enter draw some of the best wrestlers in the country. We ask that you take this into consideration before applying for a spot on one of our teams. We reserve the right to determine if and when your child is ready, and will not offer him or her a spot before he or she is ready for that level of competition.
- All GWA members who earn a starting spot on the GWA Gladiators (TBA), GWA Warriors (TBA), or the GWA Assassins Dual Team will be required to purchase a GWA Dual Team singlet. Other team gear is optional. We offer the very best affordable prices for our gear.
- With the possible exception of free agents, team practices are mandatory.
- Wrestle-offs, if needed, will be held approximately 2 weeks to one month prior to the event and will be structured according to the number of wrestlers interested in a single weight class. After the wrestle-off date, remaining weights will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Our coaching staff reserves the right to determine the necessity of any and all wrestle-offs.
- If two (2) wrestlers are interested in a single weight class, they will compete in a best 2 out of 3 series.
- If three (3) wrestlers are interested in a single weight class, they will compete in a round-robin series.
- If four (4) or more wrestlers are interested in a single weight class, they will compete in a bracketed mini-tournament (blindly drawn).
- Wrestle-off periods will be 1-1-1, or 1:30-1:30-1:30 for youth matches and 2-1-1 or 2-2-2 for middle school matches depending on the tournament.
- Rest time of at least 10 minutes will be allotted between wrestle-off matches.
- Weigh-ins will be held 30 minutes prior to the wrestle-off.
- If your child is wrestling-off for a single dual, he or she must make the weight at which he or she will wrestle for that dual (with a 1-pound allowance).
- If your child is wrestling-off for a multiple consecutive duals, he or she must make the lowest weight at which he or she will wrestle in those events (with a 1-pound allowance).
2019 Assassin Winter Schedule
(Spring, Summer, and Fall Events TBA)
February 10, 2019 King of the Mat Duals, Connellsville, PA
(Weights: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 115, 125, 165)
(There are NO GEORGIA Teams at any of our events outside of GA. We will see fresh, new competition.)
(Please do not share this info with anyone who is not a member of GWA!)
September, 2019- Paramus, NJ
October, 2019 – York, PA
December, 2019 New Castle, DE
2020 Dates will be posted soon!
More dates to come.