NWA officials during the press conference in Kohima on October 9. (Morung Photo)
Kohima | October 9
The Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) today announced that the 27th NWA meet has been scheduled tentatively on March 5 to 6 next year.
The Association will also be celebrating 50th years of NWA formation in a grand manner by 2020. The celebration will connect the present and the past and also to identify various mechanisms to grow and excel further.
Announcing this during a press conference here, NWA president Neivikuolie Khatsu and general secretary Vekhozo also informed that 16 years and below junior wrestling championship will also be introduced during the main 27th NWA meet 2020.
Each unit, i.e Angami Sports Association, Chakhesang Wrestling Association and Zeliang Wrestling Association can send only 12 wrestlers each for this junior championship.
NWA also invited interested players from other tribes to join this championship. Mode of competition will be as per the rules and regulations of NWA.
For age proof, aadhar card and school cumulative record books are mandatory, the association informed.
Selection for National Free Style & Belt Wrestling Cship 2019
The 1st state level selection for National Free Style & Belt Wrestling Championship 2019 will take place on October 18 at Khesoh Wrestling Academy, around Grace Higher Secondary School Kohima.
For Belt wrestling, selection will be done in the cadet (16-17 years) Boys- 42, 47 and 53 kgs and Girls- 38, 42 and 46 kg.
Junior (18- 19 years): Boys- 54, 59 and 65 kg and Girls- 45, 50 and 56 kgs.
Senior (Men) for 57, 65, 74, 86 and 86 plus kg and Women- 53, 58, 63 and 69 kg.
The winner in each category will represent the state at the forthcoming belt wrestling to be held at Hyderabad from November 21- 24, 2019.
Selection for free style to be held at Jalandhar from November 28 to 23 will also be conducted on October 18 in Kohima.
It will be conducted in the category of 57, 65, 74, 86, 97, 97 plus kg for men and 50, 53, 57, 62, 68 and 78 kg for women category.
13th International Hornbill Naga Wrestling C'ship 2019
Khatsu said that three to four professional wrestlers from Uzbekistan have confirmed their participation at the forthcoming 13th International Hornbill Naga Wrestling Championship 2019, which is likely to be held on December 4.
The International Hornbill Naga Wrestling Championship is an annual affair of NWA alongwith the Tourism and Art & Culture Department during Hornbill Festival.
The Association is also expecting wrestlers from Mizoram, Manipur and from various parts of the country.
Naga wrestling now part of Niathu sports festival
Khatsu said that Niathu Group sports festival 2019 has included Naga wrestling for the first time from this year for which the NWA will officiate the event.
This Naga wrestling event will take place on October 25 at Niathu Resort Chümoukedima
The association invited wrestlers from any quarter to join the same. Registration fee stands at Rs. 1000. For further detail, one can contact 8259023640.