SANFORD – The seventh annual Rumble at The Ballpark will look a little different this year as the youth, high school and open wrestling tournament is moving from The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach to an indoor complex in Sanford.

The tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at the Crystal Athletic Training Facility, located at 414 Alfred Road in Sanford, Maine.

“We loved our time at the historic Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach and can’t thank their staff enough for all of their support over the years, but unfortunately the rising cost of the tent we used to put mats under and Mother Nature forced our hand a little. We were thrilled to find the Crystal Athletic Training Facility right down the road in Sanford,” said tournament organizer Pat McDonald, who previously spent four years as the Sports Editor of the former Journal Tribune newspaper in Biddeford. “The move to the dome will help us avoid some of the weather problems we’ve had in the past while still giving the wrestlers a unique environment to compete in.”

The high school and open tournaments will be held on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The high school event is for wrestlers who will be in grades 8 through 12 as of the 2024-25 school year.

The open brackets are for any wrestlers who are out of high school.

The youth event will be held on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. Wrestlers in grades 3 through 8 are eligible to compete. Eighth graders can compete in either the youth or high school tournament, or they can decide to wrestle both days.

The trophies for this year’s tournament are once again baseball bats for the champions of each bracket with medals for second-and-third-place finishers.

The cost is $50 per wrestler. Look for the online registration form on the Rumble at The Ballpark Facebook page.

For more information contact Pat McDonald at or message the tournament on Facebook.

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