2015 Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Tournament
February 13-16, 2015
MacsLive Youtube Link (Championship Final Matches to be posted on 2/23)
The highlight of the Yeshiva High School wrestling year, the annual Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Tournament welcomes high school competitors from across the country for first-rate competition. The event, which takes place at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Yeshiva University's Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, is also an opportunity for young men to gather for community and celebration--and for high school students who might be interested in YU to get a sense of the campus and community.
The tournament is named for YU's former wrestling coach and legendary Olympic medalist, Henry Wittenberg, who founded the school's wrestling program in 1955 and was the team's first coach. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.
Now in its 20th year, the tournament weekend includes a YU-sponsored Shabbaton, often with an invited guest. Alan Veingrad, a former NFL offensive lineman turned observant Jew, shared words of inspiration with the participating wrestlers. Benjamin Anthony, an IDF reservist who founded Our Soldiers Speak, addressed the participants, providing his firsthand, front-line combat soldier account of the virtues of Israel's army. This year, Marlon Shirley, 5-Time Paralympic Games Medalist will talk about what he had to overcome in order to represent USA in the Paralympics. Please feel free to check out the entire 2015 schedule.
All of the matches on the final day of the tournament (Monday, February 16th) will be broadcast live via www.macslive.com. Make sure to tune in starting at 9:00AM!!
Please see below for the forms and deadlines in order to participate in the tournament. Please note, it is the responsibility of the coach to review each form to verify completion prior to submission. After review, the coach should submit all forms and payments together in one mailing.
School Participation Form (due October 31st, 2014)
Wrestler Participation Form (due December 19th, 2014)
Payment Form (due December 19th, 2014)
Electronic Roster (due December 19th, 2014)
Travel Itinerary Form (due when travel arrangements are finalized)
For information regarding tournament policy in the event that a wrestler is injured, please see our Injury Protocol.