The Illinois Wrestling Association for Youth supports development and creation of opportunities to advance the sport of wrestling in Illinois by giving youth wrestlers the opportunity to learn and compete at all levels. Through a united purpose Illinois wrestlers will be able to compete at the highest levels nationally. IWAY’s mission includes the development of sportsmanship and character through discipline, work ethic, and respect for all of life’s challenges.

IWAY is in the process of creating Regional Tournaments that would then qualify wrestlers for the IWAY State Championships. We have three of the four different regionals set: North, East, and West. We are still open to hosts for the South Regional. Please contact us if you’re interested. We hope that requiring wrestlers to qualify for the State Tournament will make it much more competitive and exciting. Flyers can be found on our tournament pages.