2014-15 Battle on the Bay OPEN & DUALS Tournament–VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Erie Warhawks Board of Directors have taken a MONUMENTAL step toward building a first class youth wrestling weekend experience in Erie, PA.  Beginning January 3rd and 4th, 2015 the Battle on the Bay OPEN and DUALS weekend tournaments will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.

bfcclogo  Bayfront Convention Center

This facility is relatively new and will comfortably accommodate our wrestlers and their families with the most modern facilities and amenities.  There is more than ample FREE PARKING and an adjoining HOTEL for your convenience.  This facility will allow these events to grow, with the intention of being noteworthy tournaments that wrestlers desire to attend annually.  We took this step to attract top youth and junior high wrestling talent from the US and Canada.  Last year over 350 youth wrestlers, representing 6 States, attended this event and we look forward to those numbers growing.

In addition, the Erie Warhawk’s have partnered with the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel to offer affordable lodging in a hotel CONNECTED to the Bayfront Convention Center.  So, if you’re staying in the Sheraton Bayfront Hotel, you simply park your car in the ramp provided and included with your nightly room rate, then walk across the water in the warm, enclosed elevated walk-way to wrestle.  As you can see from the pictures, the hotel is CONNECTED to the wrestling venue!  You never leave the warm environment!  No cold and snow this year; simply a world class venue at your disposal.  Take a closer look at their hotel by clicking HERE.


To register for the Erie Warhawks Battle on the Bay OPEN TOURNAMENT, simply click HERE.

To resister a TEAM for the DUALS TOURNAMENT, simply click HERE.


October 2014 BOD Meeting

Your Erie Warhawks will hold the October 2014 Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on Friday, October 17th starting at 5:30PM EST.  This meeting will be held at Panera Bread on lower Peach St (very near Peach and Liberty St).

2014-15 Erie Warhawks Wrestling Sign-Ups

Welcome to OCTOBER! No month excites me more than OCTOBER because we host our ERIE WARHAWKS WRESTLING SIGN-UP event!! The start of another wresting season is upon us!

This year we will be holding sign-ups on Thursday, October 23rd at the Whole Foods Co-OP Community Room (1341 West 26th St—very near Peach and Brown Ave). We will begin promptly at 5:30PM EST. There will be a brief introduction program with sign-ups commencing immediately thereafter.

As last year, we will publish the registration packet online for your convenience. LOOK FOR THE PACKET AT ERIEWARHAWKS.COM VERY SOON. Therefore, you can simply print off and bring the completed packet with you to the evening of the event. We will have them at the event for you to complete as well. Also for your convenience we are able to accept cash, check or credit cards at the event.

GREAT NEWS…membership fees remain the same as last year (which are the same as the past few years!!!!) thanks to your help with the rewarding Battle on the Bay wrestling tournament last year, combined with our successful Lottery Bonanza. The fees are as follow: if your wrestler is a dues paying participant in the wresting program at a ‘Partner School’ (OLP, Blessed Sacrament & St. George) your annual membership fee is $10; otherwise the fee is $50. PLEASE REMEMBER…we REFUSE TO ALIENATE ANY WRESTLER BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL REASONS! If you are facing a challenge, have a conversation with any of our BOD members (myself, Ann Little, Jeremy Little, Shannon Harrington or Doug Nola (our new Treasurer!!!!). We will work something out.

If for some reason you are unable to attend that evening, please let me know ASAP so we can make alternative arrangements. Don’t hesitate to contact me or any other BOD member with questions. See you Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30PM EST at the Whole Foods Co-OP Community Room!

Yours truly in great personal and wrestling success!

Matt Selker

Congrats James

Congratulations to James Kerstetter for his 3rd place finishes in both Freestyle and Greco Roman Divisions at the PA State Championships. Great job!!JamesKFreestyle2014.jpg

PJW Youth Championships

This weekend we have 7 of our Warhawks wrestling in the PA State Championship in Harrisburg. Those that made it are Sam Staab, Austin Froelich, Owen Jefferson, Jaden Reagle, Dorian Crosby, Hunter Tirpak, and Mark Chambers. Several of these guys have won state medals before but, this is a different year so wish them the best of luck because PA is arguable the toughest wrestling state in the USA! GO WARHAWKS!!!!

Jr High States

Best of luck to all our JH wrestlers competing for a Jr High State Championship this weekend in Hempfield! We will post the results as they come available.

BOTB Open Results

This was easily one of the higher competition tournaments in the State! We had wrestlers from several other states and Canada making it a wildly tough and successful event. Thanks to all the sponsors, coaches, volunteers, and of course wrestlers, that made the Battle on the Bay one to remember! You can click the links below to see the final brackets from each age division. See you again for Battle next year!

Ages 7-8 Division
Ages 9-10 Division
Ages 11-12 Division
Ages 13-14 Division

BOTB Open Brackets

Please click here for the BOTB Open brackets. These brackets are subject to change so please verify the brackets on the wall when you get to the tournament. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!


For all of the wrestlers and families coming from outside the Erie area for the Battle on the Bay weekend, we have arranged special group rates at the Bayfront Sheraton Hotel. Click here to see the page where you can make your reservations. The Quality Inn in Fairview can also offer a room rate of $60.00 + Tax for each room per each night. This rate is for a room with 2 queen beds for up to 2 adults and 2 kids in the room. Every additional person in the room will increase the rate by $10.00 per night. If anyone is interested, call our hotel and ask for Ankur (pronounced, Encore). This rate also includes full hot breakfast for everyone in the room. See you next week!


This past week many of our wrestlers traveled to Wadsworth Ohio for the Wadsworth Duals.  There was lots of good competition and afterwards they enjoyed a trip to the NFL Hall of Fame.  Several other Warhawks wrestled in the Saegertown Top 100 Tournament.  We took 8 and 7 placed: two champs, three runner ups, one third and one fourth place.  On December 28th and 29th will be our own BATTLE ON THE BAY OPEN and DUALS at Central Tech High School so come out and see us in action!