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April 04, 2016

Parents, here is a list of upcoming summer camps. Please click on the appropriate links for further information.

JRobinson Wrestling Camps
Location: Atlanta, GA (closest)
5-Day Technique Camp - $479 (resident). Dates: 6/19-6/23. Ages 8-18
5-Day Competition Camp - $479 (resident). Dates: 6/24-6/28. Grades 7-12
* Combination Camp - $900 (resident). Dates 6/19-6/28. Grades 7-12

Purler Wrestling
Locations: Troy, Missouri
Ages: Not listed
3-Position Camp - $495+processing fee. Dates: 6/11-6/15, 6/23-6/27
Takedown Machine: $495+process fee.  Dates: 6/11-6/15, 6/17-6/21, 6/29-7/3
14-Day Intensive Technique: $1,195.  Dates: 7/6-7/19

Location: Columbus, GA
Purler Wrestling Academy: $325 (commuter), 7/11-7/15.

Granby School of Wrestling
Dates 6/27-6/29
Location: Savannah, GA (closest)
Ages: All
Georgia Commuter Camp: $240.

Chattanooga Wrestling Camps
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Ages: 13-18
Team Camp: $375 (resident).  Dates 6/10-6/13, 6/13-6/16, 6/17-6/20
Intensive Camp: $650 (resident).  Dates 6/10-6/16

Appalachian State Wrestling Camps
Location: Boone, NC
HS Division: Dates 6/27-6/30 ($350 resident), 7/10-7/14 ($400 resident)
HS & JH/MS Division: Dates 6/27-30, 7/15-7/18 ($350 resident), 
                                              7/10-7/14 ($400 resident)
Intensive Camp: $350 (resident). Dates 7/10-7/18.  Grades 9-12.

Northwestern Wrestling Camps
Location: Evanston, IL
Ages: All
Intensive Camp - $615. Dates: 7/6-7/10
Individual Camp - $475. Dates: 7/7/-7/10

Wolfpack Wrestling Camps
Location: Raleigh, NC
Dates: 7/6-7/9
Ages: Middle School and Up
Team Camp: $355 (resident), $250 (commuter).

Penn State’s Cael Sanderson Summer Camp
Location: Mount Berry, GA
Dates: 6/17-6/20
Ages: 5th-12th Grade
Georgia Training Camp: $450 (resident), $365 (commuter)

Oklahoma State’s John Smith Summer Camp
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Dates: 6/27-6/29
Ages: 5th-12th Grade
OSU-NY Summer Camp: $300 (commuter or resident)

Ohio State Wrestling Camps
Location: Columbus, OH
Takedown Competition: $415 (resident).  Dates 6/15-6/18. Grades 7-12
Mat Wrestling: $415 (resident). Dates 6/15-6/18. Grades 7-12.
Youth Commuter 5-Day: $305 (commuter).  Dates 6/13-6/17.  Grades 1-6.

Edinburg World Class Wrestling Camps
Location: Edinboro, PA
Ages: 8+
Technique Camps: $365. Dates: 6/26-6/29, 7/3-7/6, 7/10-7/13, 7/31-8/3
Takedown and Turn:  $285. Dates: 6/26-6/28, 7/3-7/5, 7/10-7/12, 7/31-8/2

Kevin Dresser Wrestling Camps
Location: Blacksburg, VA
30-Man Training: $685.  Dates: 6/19-6/24, 7/10-7/15, 7/17-7/22. Grades 9-12
High School Team: $399. Dates 7/7-7/10. Grades 9-12
Middle School: $375. Dates 7/7-7/10. Grades 5-8.
* Runs in conjunction with High School Team Camp
Skills and Drills: $395. Dates 7/17-7/20.  Ages: All
Top of the Podium: $1099. Dates 7/7-7/15.  Grades 9-12
Youth Development: $215 (commuter). Dates 6/24-6/26/

Michigan Wrestling Camps
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Lil’ Wolverine Commuter: Dates 6/27-6/29.  Ages 7-11.
Takedown Extreme Commuter: $175.  Dates 7/6-7/8.  Grades 5-12.
Technique Camp: $430. Dates 7/10-7/13.  Grades 7-12
Advanced Training: $430.  Dates 7/10-7/13.  Grades 8-12
Heavyweight Camp: $430.  Dates 7/10-7/13. Grades 7-12

Iowa Wrestling Camps
Location: Iowa City, IA
Riding & Pinning: $525 (resident). Dates 6/25-6/27.  Ages 10-18
Takedown & Escapes: $525 (resident). Dates 6/27-6/30. Ages 10-18
Elite Camp: $2000 (must signup with partner). Dates 6/28-7/2. Ages 10-18
* Limited to 10-14 wrestlers
Competition: $385 (resident). Dates 6/28-7/1.  Ages 10-18
Training Camp: $1,195 (resident). Dates 7/5-7/15.  Ages 10-18

Ken Chertow Wrestling
Kearney, NE: 05/29-06/02
Omaha, NE: 06/01-06/03
Cocoa, FL: 06/20-06/24
Boxborough, MA: 07/09-07/14
State College, PA: 07/17-07/30

Fighting Illini Wrestling Camps
Location: Champaign, IL
Intensive Camp: $1,075 (resident). Dates 6/19-6/28.. Ages 10-18
Proficient Technique Camp: $425 (resident). Dates 6/24-6/28.  Ages 8-18

Missouri Tiger Style Wrestling Camps
Satellite Camp, Southern Missouri (Carthage, MO): $125, 6/8-6/10.Ages 6-19.
Tiger Style Team Camp (Columbia, MO): $380, 6/18-6/21. All Ages.
Tiger Style Elite Combo Camp (Columbia, MO): $885, 6/18-6/26.  All Ages.
Tiger Style 30 Camp (Columbia, MO): $485. Dates 6/22-6/26.  All Ages.

March 21, 2016

NHSCA Tune-Up event at Hoover this Saturday
The Skull and Crossbones Wrestling Club is sponsoring a National High School Coaches Association “Tune-Up” event at Hoover High School this Saturday!  This is an NHSCA event so wrestlers do not need a card. They will use college out of bounds rules just like the NHSCA will use in Virginia Beach (back points and pins can occur out of bounds).
Date: Saturday, March 26

Location: Hoover High School
Cost: $15 - Pre-registered on TrackWrestling
          $20 - Day of tournament
Divisions: Middle School and High School
 7:00-8:00 AM
Wrestling: 9:00 AM until conclusion
Weight Classes: 106,113,120,126,132,138,145,152,160,170,182,195,220,285                             (3-pound weight allowance.  i.e. - 106 weight class is 109)

February 29, 2016

Freestyle Wrestling!
Freestyle season is right around the corner!  The Auburn Takedown Club will be offering instruction in Freestyle Wrestling for current grades 6th-12th starting on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at the Auburn High School Old Gym.

Practice Schedule
 Monday, March 7th
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Location: Auburn High School Old Gym
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Cost: Club fee $30 (make checks to Auburn Takedown Club)
          USAW Membership** ($40)
          ** Please choose AuburnTakeDown (not Auburn Takedown Club)


Required attire for tournaments: Reversible (red/blue) singlet
                                                        Available through Amazon ($35-$55)

February 18, 2016

Wrestling Banquet! March 2nd, 2016
Please join us at our end-of-the-year banquet to celebrate the 2015-2016 wrestling season!

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: Wrestlers eat free. Family and Friends will be $10 for ages 6 and up.  
Dress attire: Semi Formal polo style shirt and dress pants

Please come and enjoy as we celebrate this year’s accomplishments.

January 25, 2016 

Updated Varsity Schedules
26 Jan: 5:30 PM, Varsity @ Prattville Junior High
02 Feb: 6:00 PM, Varsity vs. Hoover (home)
04 Feb: 5:30 PM, Varsity @ Thompson High School

January 08, 2016 

New JH meet at Chelsea on January 13th at 4:30 PM
A new JH meet at Chelsea has been added on Wednesday, January 13th at Chelsea Middle School. The meet will start at 4:30 PM.
Click on the address below for a Google map.
2321 Hwy 39, Chelsea, AL 35043

December 18, 2015

Winter Holiday Workout Schedule
** Location: AHS New Gym **
December 19th: Varsity 9-11 AM
December 21st: JH 3:50-6 PM
December 22nd: JH 3:50-6 PM
December 23rd: All Teams 3:50-6 PM
December 24th and 25th: No practice
December 26th: All Teams 8-10 AM
December 27th: Varsity 3-5 PM
December 28th: JH 3:50-6 PM
December 29th: JH 3:50-6 PM
December 30th: All Teams 3:50-6 PM
December 31st and January 1st: No practice
December 4th: All Teams 3:50-6 PM

November 30, 2015

Five Guys Restaurant Night - Wed, December 2nd
We have our second restaurant night this Wednesday, December 2nd at Five Guys from 5-8.  Please stop by and get your dinner and tell all of your friends and family to do the same.  (Coach Spencer says not to let your wrestler eat Five Guys though if they need to make weight Thursday;)  Five Guys is giving us 20% of the receipts from 5-8 on Wednesday!!

First Away Match - Tue Dec 1st @ Stanhope Elmore
We have our first away match tomorrow at 6:00 at Stanhope Elmore and an away match on Thursday at Tallassee.  I hope that everyone can come out and support the team.

Varsity @ Ooltewah, TN - Sat, Dec 5th
Varsity will be traveling to Ooltewah, TN for a tournament Friday and Saturday.  I understand that the team will be staying at Hampton Inn Chattanooga-North/Ooltewah, 6145 Weir Way, Oolteway, TN, (423) 305-6800.

Varsity Swede Umbach - Dec 11th-12th
Our second Swede tournament (the varsity tournament this time) will be next weekend, the 11th and 12th.  We will be asking for volunteers soon.

Finally, all pizza card money and balance of fees are due Wednesday.


November 6, 2015

9th-12th Grade Wrestling Parents!

A reminder that all wrestlers in the 9th-12th grade will participate in a state-mandated hydration test on Saturday, November 7th at the Auburn High School Old Gym from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.  The cost of this test will be $20 per student. If an athlete fails the hydration test, a $10 charge will be assessed for a retest.  Additional details of the “Minimum Weight Program” can be found in the attached pdf below.

How to prepare for the hydration test
- No vigorous activity on the evening before and on the day of testing.
Avoid caffeinated beverages on the day before and the day of testing.
- On the day of testing, drink 500ml (17 oz.) of fluid. (A sports drink is an excellent choice).
- In preparation for the hydration test drink 2-4 cups of water in a 1-2 hour period immediately preceding the test.
- Be awake three hours prior to testing.
- Do not eat two hours prior to testing.
- Avoid any vitamin or mineral supplements two days before and the day of testing.
- Wrestlers should report in “weigh-in attire” only.

 2015-2016 Minimum Weight Program

Tire Flip-a-Thon, November 11th

The Tire Flip-a-Thon fundraiser will be held on November 11th (Veteran’s Day) at 4:00 PM in front of the high school. The boys should find people to sponsor them per flip of the tire. If a sponsor would like to just donate a set amount that is fine too. This is always a fun event to watch.  If you haven’t received a Flip-a-Thon form, click on the icon above to download one to print.

October 13, 2015

Wrestling Season is upon us!
First day of Junior High Practice - Monday Oct 26th

First day of High School Practice - Monday Nov 2nd

All practices will be held at AHS old gym. Practice starts right after school and go until 6 pm. M-F

All of the coaches are looking forward to getting the family back together for another season. See y'all soon!

September 28, 2015 

Oct 6th: Wrestling Night at Tenda Chick
Tenda Chick is donating a portion of the receipts to the wrestling team for those who eat there between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Go get some chicken and support the wrestling team on October 6th!  

Oct 21st: Parent Meeting @ 6PM in the AJHS auditorium
At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to join the booster club and purchase items for the season, including season passes for the home wrestling matches, t-shirts, yard signs, car decals, and more.  Please look for more information prior to the October 21st meeting.  We will also be launching the big fundraiser that can be used to offset each player’s fee for the season.  This will be a very important meeting.  Make plans to be there.  

Oct 26th: First AJHS Practice @ 3:45PM at AHS Gym

Nov 2nd: First Varsity Practice @ 3:45PM at AHS Gym

August 17, 2015 
Wrestling Remind 101
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August 14, 2015

Student-Athlete Eligibility Requirements
AHSAA and Auburn City Schools requires the following forms to be completed ANNUALLY and on file in the Auburn City Schools Athletic Office prior to a student-athlete participating in any tryout, practice or game/contest:

-- AHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form: Front side completed and signed by the student and parent/guardian. Back side must be completed, dated and signed by an MD/DO.
   - Exams can be completed at the following locations:
     . Hughston Clinic: 161 E. University Drive, Auburn
     . Moore’s Mill Urgent Care: 2415 Moore’s Mill Rd, Auburn
     . American Family Care South College: 1902 South College St, Auburn
     . American Family Care Tiger Town: 2544 Enterprise Dr, Opelika

-- AHSAA Concussion Information Form: Parent/Guardian and student must print their respective names, sign and date

-- AHSAA Participant Agreement, Consent and Release Form: Parent/Guardian and student must print their respective names, sign and date

-- Auburn City Schools Medical Information Release and Insurance Form: Insurance information must be completed and form dated and signed by parent/guardian.

The following requirements are completed one time with certificates remaining in the student-athlete’s file in the Auburn City Schools Athletic Office until graduation.

-- Student Certified Birth Certificate: Original certified birth certificate brought to Athletic Office to be copied and the copy then placed in student-athlete’s file.

-- Student STAR Sportsmanship Certificate: Complete the STAR program and print certificate of completion to be placed in student-athlete’s file. (See below)

STAR Sportsmanship Instructions for 7th – 12th Grade Students

--Click here to start.
--Click on Student Sign In
--Enter Star Code star00988 and click OK
--Click OK to verify Auburn High School (all grade levels will register under Auburn High School)
--Under Select Your Grade, select ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL(do not click on a certain grade—all students at all grade levels will use the Advanced Middle School option)
--Under Select Your Name click on Register
--Enter your First and Last Name and click OK
The program will begin – complete as directed. Once you have completed all the sections of the program, print your completion certificate and submit it to the athletic office.

Voluntary Drug Testing
The Independent Decision (ID) Program aims to reinforce a positive drug free lifestyle by providing incentives to 7th through 12th grade students who refrain from using drugs. Students participating in the voluntary program agree to undergo random drug screening. Those who do not test positive for drugs become eligible for rewards.
Voluntary Drug Testing Consent Form
Project ID Incentives List

August 6, 2015

AHS/AJHS Wrestling Meeting
Date: Thursday, August 13th
Location: AJHS Auditorium
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This will be an informational meeting for all parents for the upcoming wrestling season. Athletes are welcome to attend.

AHS/AJHS Pre-Season Practice
Starts: Monday, August 17th
Dates: Monday through Thursday
Location: Auburn High School, Old Gym
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pre-season practice consisting of conditioning and mat time for 7th-12th grade wrestlers.

Youth (1st-6th Grade) Pre-Season Practice

Starts: Tuesday, September 1st
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Auburn High School, Old Gym
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pre-season practice consisting of conditioning and technique instruction for 1st-6th grade wrestlers.

Important Dates
Nov 02: Official Start of Season
Nov 04: First Practice
Nov 07: Encore Weigh-Ins (in singlets).  Cost: $20 paid by athletes. Time: TBD
Nov 11: Tractor Tire Flip-A-Thon Fundraiser, 4:00 PM.

June 1, 2015
We’ll be concentrating on weight-lifting for the bulk of our summer workouts using Cory Gregory’s Squat. Every. Day. muscle-building training program. A significant feature of this program is the daily changing list of exercises. Click here or on the icon at right to view the entire program. Even though we are not working out every day, we will go in order from Monday through Thursday, then pick back up on the next Monday. The website also provides short videos on how to properly execute each exercise.