December 17th, 2018

Upcoming Meets / Events

Dec 18: Varsity Regional Match Up @ Home

Teams: Central, Fairhope, Foley, Robert E. Lee, Smiths Station
Meet Location: AJHS Fieldhouse
Who: All HS wrestlers
When: Meet begins at 3:00 PM.
Wrestling Ends: After clean up. No wrestler leaves without checking with coach.
What to bring: Uniform, wrestling shoes, headgear, filled water bottles, healthy food or money for concessions.
What is provided: PBJ sandwiches
PBJ: Holly Thornton (50 sandwiches)

Team Parent: TBD. If you can fill this open spot, please signup here.

Dec 21-22: Beast of the Beach Tournament
Who: Select HS wrestlers - check with coaches
Bus Departs AHS: Thursday, 9:15 AM
Location: Fort Walton Beach High School
               400 Hollywood Blvd, FWB, FL 32548
Team Hotel: Hampton Inn, Fort Walton Beach
                    1112 Santa Rosa Blvd, FWB, FL 32548
                    (850) 301-0906
Wrestling Begins: Fri, Dec 21 - 9:00 AM
                             Sat, Dec 22 - 9:00 AM
Return Time: Saturday, Dec 22nd - 
Wrestlers will be encouraged to call/text parents about an hour before arrival back to AHS (approximately 4 hours after wrestling ends).
What to bring: Two Uniform, wrestling shoes, headgear, water bottle, money for meals and concessions, healthy snacks, overnight gear (toiletries, Defense soap or antibacterial body soap, sleep wear, clean clothes to wear home).
PBJ: Kim Rhoten, TBD.  Special note for this event. Provide PB&J supplies only - boys will make their own sandwiches.
Team ParentTBD. If you can fill this open spot, please signup here.

Dec 21-22: JH @ Alexander City Tournament
Bus Departure from AJHS
7:15 AM (meet at 7:00 AM)
Meet LocationBenjamin Russell HS
225 Heard Boulevard, Alexander City, AL 35010
Who: Select JH wrestlers - check with coach.
Wrestling Begins: 9:00 AM
Return time: Wrestlers will be encouraged to call/text parents about an hour before arrival back to AHS
What to bring: Uniform, wrestling shoes, headgear, filled water bottle, healthy foods or money for concessions.
PBJ: TBD (60 sandwiches)
Team Parent: TBD. If you can fill this open spot, please signup here.

Winter Break Practice Schedule

High School (at Junior High)
Dec 26th: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dec 27th: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jan 2nd: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jan 3rd: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (wrestling meet canceled)

Junior High School
Dec 27th: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dec 28th: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jan 3rd: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (wrestling meet canceled)
Jan 4th: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Season Results to Date

11/17/18: JH/JV Swede Umbach Results

11/20/18: Thompson Duals Team/Individual Results

11/21/18: Hewitt Duals Team/Individual Results

11/27/18: Auburn 40, Benjamin Russell 31

11/29/18: Auburn 59, Tallassee 15

12/01/18: Central Duals Team/Individual Results

12/03/18 Auburn 39, Chelsea 30
               Auburn 72, Gadsden City 12
               Auburn 39, Minor 40
12/07-08/18: Varsity Swede Umbach Results

12/11/2018: Auburn 65, Prattville 10

12/13/2018: Auburn 33, Smiths Station 34
                    Auburn 78, Jefferson Davis 12

Open Booster Club Positions!
Vacant board positions include a first vice president and a concessions committee chairperson. If you are interested, please contact our booster president, Nancy Chastonay at

Home Meet Volunteer SignUps
Home meets are an exciting time for our wrestlers, friends, and familieis. Having a concession stand is essential for the success of these events and also a great way to generate additional revenue for the team! Please consider assisting by clicking here or the photo at right to sign up for one of these positions..

PB&J Sandwich & Team Parent Volunteers 

Team Parent Volunteers - Parent(s) who plan to attend (home or away) events and assist team members sitting in stands while coaches focus on matches. Distribute PB&J and Propel mixes (2 each per wrestler), ensure water cooler is maintained with water, remind coaches to bring cooler back on bus, and ensure wrestlers clean up gym and bus following the event.

PB&J Volunteers make PB&J sandwiches for the wrestlers in advance and ensure they are loaded on the bus for AWAY events and placed in the gym for all HOME events. The quantity of sandwiches required for each sign-up will be updated and posted prior to each event.

Best Practices:
Use 100% whole wheat bread (One loaf usually makes 11 sandwiches)
To make sandwiches quicker you can mix together two large peanut butter and one large jelly jars before spreading onto bread.  As an alternative you can use premixed bottles, such as Smucker's Goober PB&J Grape or Strawberry Stripes.
We suggest that you arrive no later than weigh-in time for HOME events or before bus departure for AWAY events.

Nutrition and Hygiene
Click on the links below to view information on how to keep your wrestler eating well and safe from skin infections.

Preventing Skin Infections
All AHS and AJHS wrestlers are strongly encouraged to view this video.
National Wrestling Coaches Association - Preventing Skin Infections (30:18)

This form must be used to obtain a release for your wrestler to participate with any kind of skin infection. 
     NFHS Skin Lesion Medical Release Form

How to Use TrackWrestling
Using TrackWrestling on your iPhone or iPad will allow you to see “near real-time” match scores and, more importantly, upcoming mat assignments.  Here is a quick way to get started:
1. Go to
2. Click on “BROWSE” tab
3. Click on “
Tournaments” tab
4. Click on “
Search Events” box at top
5. Next to State, Select “
Alabama” then click on Search box
    * You can search using different criteria, but this is probably the quickest *
6. Click on “
JH Swede Umbach Pools
7. Click on “
Enter Event
8. Once the tournament starts, you should see one of the 2 views below depending on whether you are using an iPad/Desktop or iPhone. The window times out if you don’t click on anything for a while. If this happens, you will have to re-start from the top.
9. Change the number of upcoming matches on each mat by clicking on the gray box labeled “DEPTH” and entering a number from 1-5.

TrackWrestling Dashboard View on PC/iPad

TrackWrestling Dashboard View on SmartPhone

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