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2022 MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament

December 16-17, 2022 | Rochester, Minnesota | Mayo Civic Center | 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN, 


We are excited to once again host the the 2022 MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament, the state of Minnesota's premier high school wrestling invitational. The 2022 MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament will host 34 teams from across the Midwest, and will be held under 32-man consolation bracket format wrestling out to 24 places, allowing for each wrestler to have a guaranteed four matches on the weekend.

New to 2022, the MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament will be held at the Mayo Civic Center, allowing for the tournament to expand from eight mats to 11 mats of tournament action. Six of the competition mats will be placed in the arena, while the remaining five mats will be held in the auditorium.

The MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament is a fundraiser event hosted by the Gopher Wrestling Club, with proceeds directly supporting GWC athletes. Founded in 1977, the Gopher Wrestling Club (GWC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to promote and support the sport of wrestling and its athletes both in Minnesota and the United States by creating a world-class training environment for athletes to pursue their World and Olympic aspirations.

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2022 MatBoss Christmas Tournament Information

Weight Allowance: 

One-pound allowance on Friday (team competing on Thursday), two-pound allowance on Saturday. 


Seeding will be based on criteria through TrackWrestling. Head coaches will receive an emailed link to the TrackWrestling tournament page on Friday, December 9. Rosters and criteria information must be entered by Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. Bracket sheets will be generated on Tuesday, December 13 for coaches' review.  Any additional criteria or changes need to be submitted by noon on Wednesday, December 14.

Tournament Format: 

The tournament format this year will be 32-man consolation brackets which wrestles out to 24 places. Each wrestler will be guaranteed a minimum of four matches, including byes. If a weight class has more than 32 wrestlers, pigtails will be added. There will be 11 competition mats, with six mats in the arena and five mats in the auditorium. On-Deck and In The Hole monitors will be available in both competition areas. Awards will be presented to the top six placers at the mats on the final day of competition. 


Friday, December 16th. 2022

9:00 a.m. - Mayo Civic Center building opens

10:00 a.m. - Weigh-Ins (Auditorium)

11:00 a.m. - Gates open for spectators

12:00 p.m - SESSION I

4:30 p.m. - Break

5:00 p.m. - SESSION II (wrestle up to Consolation Quarterfinals)


Saturday, December 17th. 2022

7:00 a.m. - Mayo Civic Center building opens

8:00 a.m. - Weigh-Ins (Auditorium)

9:00 a.m. - Gates open for spectators

10:00 p.m - SESSION III (Starts with Consolation Quarterfinals)

5:00 p.m. - Break

6:00 p.m. - SESSION IV: Finals (1st, 3rd, 5th)

Team Information/Notes:

Each team is allowed 14 wrestlers, three coaches, and three managers, with additional wristbands will be available for purchase for $10/each. There will be two coaches and one manager allowed in the corner per match. Teams will be allowed to bring in food and coolers, and coaches will be welcome to the hospitality room for food as well. Brackets will be updated live on TrackWrestling, and matches will be streamed on FloWrestling. 


Click here for a list of hotels in the area, provided by Mayo Civic Center. Parking information can be found here.

National Anthem Singers NEEDED:

Do you know of someone that might be interested in singing the National Anthem?  Contact Cody Arnold.

Times needed are Friday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m.

2022 MatBoss Christmas Tournament Participating Teams

Albert Lea


Apple Valley

Brandon Valley (SD)



Eden Prairie


Forest Lake


Holmen (WI)

Homestead (WI)


Kaukauna (WI)

Lakeville North

Luxemburg-Casco (WI)



 Mound Westonka

New Prague


Prior Lake

Rochester Mayo

Scott West



St. Francis


St. Michael-Albertville




West Bend East (WI)


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