Youth 2015-2016


Youth (1st through 6th graders)

Summer Wrestling Camps

April 04, 2016

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

JRobinson Wrestling Camps
https://jrobinsoncamps.com/index.php
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
http://www.purlerwrestling.com/
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
http://www.granbyschool.com/
Dates 6/27-6/29
Location: Savannah, GA (closest)
Ages: All
Georgia Commuter Camp: $240.

Chattanooga Wrestling Camps
http://chattanoogastrong.com/
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
http://conferences-camps.appstate.edu/youth-camps?page=1
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
https://nuwrestlingcamps.com/index.php
Location: Evanston, IL
Ages: All
Intensive Camp - $615. Dates: 7/6-7/10
Individual Camp - $475. Dates: 7/7/-7/10

Wolfpack Wrestling Camps
http://www.wolfpackwrestlingcamps.org/
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
http://www.journeymenwrestling.com/wrestling-camps-clinics/psu-camp/5
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
http://www.journeymenwrestling.com/wrestling-camps-clinics/osu-camp/4
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Dates: 6/27-6/29
Ages: 5th-12th Grade
OSU-NY Summer Camp: $300 (commuter or resident)

Ohio State Wrestling Camps
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/camps/m-wrestl-camp.html
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
http://baumgartnerflynnwrestlingcamps.com/
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
http://www.kdressercamps.com/
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
http://www.michiganwrestlingcamps.org/
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
http://www.iowawrestlingcamps.com/
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
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KenChertowWrestling
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
http://fightingillini.com/sports/2015/3/24/wrestling_camps.aspx
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
http://www.tigerstylewrestling.com/index.asp
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.




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
Starts:
 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)




January 31, 2016

Parent Information
- Reminder that the state tournament registration deadline is tonight, midnight.  Late registration goes through Thursday midnight.  Register at this link.
- Outstanding effort by all this weekend!  Full team results attached below.
      

- Practice Monday and Thursday.  Tuesday’s practice is canceled due to a recently scheduled Varsity home meet against Hoover. 

Schedule for February 1st - 6th
Mon, Feb 1
- Youth Practice, 6-7:30 PM
Tue, Feb 2
- Varsity home meet vs. Hoover.  Come and watch!
Thu. Feb 4
- Youth Practice, 6-7:30 PM
Sat, Feb 6
- Youth State Championships
  Location: Moody High School
                  714 High School Dr., Moody, AL  35004
  - Registration fee $20 until midnight tonight.  Late registration $25 until Thursday midnight.
  - No beginner brackets.
  - Weigh-ins: Friday from 6-8PM at Moody High School with a 1-pound allowance in singlets.
   *If you don’t make weight and need to be re-bracketed, there is a $40 fee.
    - Alternate weigh-in Saturday morning from 8:00-8:15 AM. No re-bracketing if you don’t make weight.
  - All age groups start at 9AM.  All finals and awards at 4PM.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes (add 1-lb allowance to all weights)
Age Group   Weight Classes
       6U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75+
       8U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,100,100+
      10U        50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,135,155
      12U        65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155 

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




January 24, 2016

Parent Information

- We’ve completed all our dual meets this season and will concentrate on our final two tournaments!
- For this week, we’ll practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the normal times in preparation for Saturday’s Tournament at Smiths Station.

Schedule for January 25-30
Mon, Jan 25
- Youth Practice, 6-7:30 PM
Tue, Jan 26
- Youth Practice, 6-7:30 PM
Thu. Jan 28
- Youth Practice, 6-7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 30
- Panther Classic Battle for the Belt IV
  Location: Smiths Station High School
                  4228 Co Rd 430, Smiths Station, AL  36877
  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
       - 6 and Under: 9AM-1PM
       - 8 and Under: 9AM-1PM
       - 10 and Under: 1PM-finish
       - 12 and Under: 1PM-finish
  ** Registration is not yet open. **
  - Registration Fee is $15 until Thursday midnight.  Late Registration is $20 until Friday noon.  No registrations accepted after Friday noon.
  - Note that there are Beginner brackets for 10U, and 12U for first-year wrestlers.
  - We will weigh-in at Thursday’s practice.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Weight Classes
       6U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75+
       8U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,100,100+
      10U        50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,135,155
      12U        65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155

Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       January – 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Tournaments
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic Battle for the Belt IV @ Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: 
clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209



January 17, 2016

Parent Information
- Thanks again for your support at yesterday’s tournament!  Great job by all, we’re seeing marked improvement across the board.  Congratulations to Adam Plaisance and Dalan Bush (3rd Place), Walker Zapp (2nd Place), and Rollins Greene and Aaron Pearson (1st Place)!  Final team results are attached.
We will practice tomorrow (MLK Day) from 9-11 AM  to prepare for Tuesday’s meet at Central HS.
- For Tuesday’s meet at Central, please click on this link SignUpGenius to indicate whether you plan to attend. Try to arrive by 4:45 CST and check in with one of the coaches.  Travel time from Auburn is approximately 45 minutes.  If you are running late, please contact me so we can hold the match in queue until you arrive.

Schedule for January 18-22
Mon, Jan 18
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 9-11AM
Tue, Jan 19
- Youth Meet at Central HS at 5PM (CST) / 6PM (EST).  Click on this link SignUpGenius to indicate whether you plan to attend
Thu. Jan 21
- Come watch the Varsity/JV/JH compete against Central at home.  Action starts at 5PM!

Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       January – 18 (9-11AM), 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Dual Competitions
       Jan 19 - @ Central High School - 5PM (CST) / 6PM (EST)

Tournaments
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: 
clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209



January 10, 2016

Parent Information
- We have another busy week of competition with a meet at Smiths Station on Thursday and a “Battle for the Belt IV” Tournament at Hewitt-Trussville this Saturday.
Monday’s practice will end at 7:00 PM so all can enjoy the National Championship game!
- Tuesday’s meet vs. Hoover will be rescheduled so we will have practice that evening.
- For Thursday’s meet at Smith Station, please click on this link 
SignUpGenius to indicate whether you plan to attend.


Schedule for January 11-16

Mon, Jan 11
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-
7:00 PM

Tue, Jan 12 
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

The. Jan 14
- Youth meet at Smiths Station.

Sat, Jan 16

- AWC Tournament of Champions - BFTB IV
  Location: Hewitt-Trussville High School
                  6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL,  35173
  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
       - 6 and Under: 9AM-1PM
       - 8 and Under: 9AM-1PM
       - 10 and Under: 1PM-finish
       - 12 and Under: 1PM-finish
      AWC Tournament of Champions Flyer

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Weight Classes
       6U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75+
       8U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,100,100+
      10U        50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,135,155
      12U        65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155

  - Registration for this Saturday’s tournament in Trussville is now open!  Register online at this link.
  - Registration Fee is $15 until Thursday midnight.  Late Registration is $20 until Friday noon.  No registrations accepted after Friday noon.
  - Note that there are Beginner brackets for 10U, and 12U for first-year wrestlers.
  - We will weigh-in at Monday’s practice.  Use that weight to register.


Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       January – 11, 
12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Dual Competitions
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST
       Jan 19 - @ Central High School - Time TBD

Tournaments
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

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Auburn Youth Takedown at January 6th practice.  Congratulations to the following winners at the Tallassee Youth Tournament on December 19th!
  1st: Adam Plaisance, Aaron Pearson (12U)
  2nd: John Mackey Adams, Hudson Galimore, Connor Stewart, Dalan Bush, Aaron Pearson (14U), Shawn McGowin
  3rd: Joshua Bullington, Matthew Bullington, Miles Ballard, Walker Zapp
  Other: Barrett Galimore, Rollins Greene, Thomas Hackett


Any questions?  Please contact me.

Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




January 4th, 2016

Parent Information
- We hope you had a safe and happy holiday!
- Youth practice starts up again tonight from 6:00-7:30 PM in the old gym. 
  Bring your medals for a team photo!
- Thompson/Carver will not be sending youth teams for Tuesday’s meet.
- Please tell me if the wrestling items you received need to be re-ordered for the correct size using the sizing charts below. Use the Russell charts for the hoodie and the Badger (chart with the red border) for the shirt and shorts.

 
Russell sizing chart (hoodie)


Badger sizing chart (shirt and shorts)


Schedule for January 4-8

Mon, Jan 4
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Tue, Jan 5

- Come and view the Varsity battle Thompson/Carver starting at 6PM.

Thu, Jan 7
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM


Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       January – 4, 7, 11, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Dual Competitions
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM (tentative)
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




December 15, 2015

Parent Information
- Registration for this Saturday’s tournament in Tallassee is now open!  Register online at this link.
- Registration Fee is $15 until Thursday midnight.  Late Registration is $20 until Friday noon.  No registrations accepted after Friday noon.
- Note that there are Beginner brackets for 8U, 10U, and 12U (none for 6U) for first-year wrestlers.
- Register under the same weight class that they wrestled at the Spartan Challenge tournament.
- Please contact me as soon as possible if you are have questions or difficulty with the website.

Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament
  Location: Tallassee High School
                  502 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee, AL  36078
  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
  - 6 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 8 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 10 and Under: 1PM-finish
  - 12 and Under: 1PM-finish

Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament Flyer


Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes

Age Group   Weight Classes
       6U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75+
       8U         40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,100,100+
      10U        50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,135,155
      12U        65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209





December 14, 2015

Parent Information
- Given the success of last Tuesday’s Youth Night, the general consensus among the coaches is to make this an annual event!
- This coming week will be a big one as we have a meet at Central HS on Tuesday and our second tournament at Tallassee on Saturday!
- If you haven’t done so already, please click on this link SIgnUpGenius to indicate whether you plan to attend the meet on Tuesday at Central.
- Team t-shirts, shorts, and sweats have arrived and will be handed out at Monday’s practice.
- Lastly, note that Thursday’s practice is cancelled due to a home meet with Ben Russell.


Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       December – 14, 17
       January – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Schedule for December 14-19

Mon, Dec 14
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Tue, Dec 15

- Youth meet at Central High School, Phenix City
  2400 Dobbs Drive, Phenix City, AL
  Time: 5:00PM to approximatey 6:30PM Central Standard Time
   ** Wear singlets **

Sat, Dec 19
- Tallassee Mat Cats Takedown Tournament at Tallassee HS. Registration is not open yet.  *You will receive a notification when registrations are open *


Youth Schedule

Dual Competitions
       Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
       Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Dec 19 - Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209



December 9, 2015

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Battle For the Belt I - Spartan Gladiator Challenge tournament hardware!
Front Row (L-R): Laney Hackett, Joshua Bullington (2nd), Thomas Hackett (4th), Adam Plaisance (3rd), Barrett Galimore (2nd), Hudson Galimore (2nd), Rollins Greene (5th), John Adams (2nd)
Back Row (L-R): Connor Stewart (1st), Miles Ballard (2nd), Aaron Pearson (1st), Walker Zapp (1st), Chapman Rohling (4th), Dalan Bush (3rd), Matthew Bullington (4th). Not pictured: Shawn McGowin (6th).




December 7, 2015

Parent Information
- Thursday’s practice is canceled to allow families the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas parade in downtown Auburn starting at 5PM.
- Bring medals to tonight’s practice!

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       December – 7, 
10, 14, 17
       January – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Schedule for December 07-12


Mon, Dec 07
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM
 
** Please bring their medals!

Tue, Dec 08

- Youth Night, 6-7:30 PM
  .
** Wear singlets **
  . We’re hosting Smith Station, Tallassee, and Kagefit youth programs during our normal practice time/location.
  . Mixing and matching wrestlers between the teams, we’ll set up 2 mats and work through as many matches as time allows.
  . Depending on the number of participants, we may be able to get multiple matches for everyone.

Thu, Dec 10
- No practice.  Enjoy the downtown Christmas parade!

Fri/Sat, Dec 11-12
- Varsity Swede Umbach Tournament starting at 5PM on Friday and 9AM on Saturday in the new gym.  Come and view grapplers from 20 teams grapple it out!

Youth Schedule

Dual Competitions
       Dec 8 - Youth Night - 6PM
       Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
       Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Dec 19 - Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




November 26, 2015

Parent Information
- Coach Bullington and I took a second look at next week's practice schedule and agreed to the changes below in red. In short, we’ll have practice Mon, Tue, and Thu at the normal times next week. The dual meet and tournament schedules are unchanged.

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       November – 30
       December – 
1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 14, 1617
       January – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

- Our first tournament is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th at Mountain Brook High School. Register online at this link.  First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - 8U beginner, etc).  We will have weigh-ins at practice next week so don’t worry too much about the weight class for now, just select one that is above their present weight.  Example: If a 9-year old weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the 10U (10 and under), 70 pound category.  The fee is $15 and must be paid while registering.  Wrestlers must attend all four tournaments to be eligible to wrestle at the state tournament on February 6th.  If you have any questions or have trouble registering please contact me.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Weight Classes
       6U           40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75+
       8U           40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,100,100+
      10U          50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,135,155
      12U         65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155
      14U         75,84,91,98,105,112,120,128,136,144,152,160,175,200,265


Schedule for November 30 - December 05
Mon, Nov 30
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Tue, Dec 01
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Wed, Dec 02
- Restaurant night at Five Guys!  Eat some great food and put your receipt in the Auburn Wrestling bucket!

Thu, Dec 03
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Sat, Dec 05
Spartan Gladiator Challenge: Battle for the Belt I
  Location: Mountain Brook High School
                  3650 Bethune Drive, Birmingham, AL  35223
  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
  - 6 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 8 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 10 and Under: 1PM-4PM
  - 12 and Under: 4PM-finish


 S
partan Gladiator Challenge Flyer


Youth Schedule

Dual Competitions
       Dec 8 - Youth Night - 6PM
       Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
       Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Dec 5 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Battle for the Belt 1, Mountain Brook
       Dec 19 - Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209



November 22, 2015

Parent Information
- I hope your kids were able to attend the JH Swede Umbach this past weekend. Our Junior High kids did well against some very tough competition!
- Note that we only have one practice this week and two next week followed by our first tournament on Saturday, December 5th! See below for more info.
- Important: To compete in any dual meet or tournament, USA Wrestling membership is 
REQUIRED!  If you haven’t registered your child yet, please complete registration online through the USA Wrestling website below. If you have any questions or are having trouble registering, please contact me.


- Spartan Gladiator Challenge: Battle for the Belt I
  Date: December 5th, 2015
  Location: Mountain Brook High School
                  3650 Bethune Drive, Birmingham, AL  35223
  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
  - 6 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 8 and Under: 9AM-1PM
  - 10 and Under: 1PM-4PM
  - 12 and Under: 4PM-finish


 S
partan Gladiator Challenge Flyer


Schedule for November 23-27

Mon, Nov 23
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Wed-Fri, Nov 25-37
- Thanksgiving break!

Updated Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       November – 23, 30
       December – 2, 7, 10, 14, 16
       January – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Dual Competitions
       Dec 8 - Youth Night - 6PM
       Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
       Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Dec 5 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Battle for the Belt 1, Mountain Brook
       Dec 19 - Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




November 12, 2015

20151112 - Youth wrestlers

Parent Information
- Thanks for your support, the kids are doing great!  Now that the season has officially started, we’ll be raising the practice intensity while keeping it fun!  No practice Monday but this will be a great opportunity for your young ones to view actual wrestling matches at the Black & Blue Meet.  This is an annual intra-squad meet which pits Tiger against Tiger!  Varsity, JV, and Junior High wrestlers will grapple against each other as the Black and Blue “Teams” battle to see who is the “best”.  Youth wrestlers and families will be admitted free so don’t miss it!
- The updated practice, meet, and tournament schedule is listed below.  Note that some of the practice dates have been moved to Wednesday in order to work around the Varsity/JH dual meet schedules.
- Important: USA Wrestling membership is 
REQUIRED!  If you haven’t registered your child yet, please complete registration online through the USA Wrestling website below.



Schedule for November 16-21

Mon, Nov 16
- Black & Blue Meet
  Location: AHS Old Gym
  Time: 6PM
  . Bring your young wrestlers to watch the annual inter-squad meet with our Varsity/JV and Junior High grapplers!  No cost.

Tue, Nov 17
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 19
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Sat, Nov 21
- Junior High Swede Umbach
  Location: AHS New Gym
  Time: 8AM
  . Come watch the first large tournament of the season as our junior high wrestlers compete against 12 regional teams!

Updated Youth Schedule

Practices (All times are 6:00-7:30PM at AHS Old Gym)
       November – 17, 19, 23, 30
       December – 2, 7, 10, 14, 16
       January – 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
       February - 1, 2, 4

Dual Competitions
       Dec 8 - Youth Night - 6PM
       Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
       Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
       Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
       Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
       Dec 5 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Battle for the Belt 1, Mountain Brook
       Dec 19 - Tallassee Mat Cat Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS
       Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
       Jan 30 - Panther Classic, Smiths Station
       Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS

Any questions?  Please contact me.
Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




November 01, 2015

Practice schedule *Updated*
- Starts: Monday, November 2nd
- When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
- Where: AHS Old Gym
- Time: 6:00-
7:30 PM
- Attire: T-shirt & shorts for practices. Singlet and wrestling shoes for matches.
- Cost: Club fee ($20) + USAW Membership ($40) through website below 


 Youth Wrestling Club Registration Flyer


*Tentative* Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Dec 8 - Youth Night - 6PM
         Dec 15 - @ Phenix City
         Jan 5 - vs. Thompson/Carver - 6PM
         Jan 12 - vs. Hoover - 6PM
         Jan 14 - @ Smiths Station - 6PM EST

Tournaments
         Dec 5 - Battle for the Belt 1, Mountain Brook
         Dec 12 - Battle for the Belt 2, Spain Park HS (*See below)
         Dec 19 - TMC Takedown Tournament, Tallassee HS (*See below)
         Jan 16 - Battle for the Belt 3, Hewitt-Trussville
         Jan 30 - Smiths Station
         Feb 6 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Moody HS
        * We will attend either the Dec 19th or Dec 12th tournament
           in that order of precedence.




October 25, 2015

No practice the week of 26-30 October.

Wrestling season is here!  We start in-season youth practices next month.

Practice schedule
- Starts: Monday, November 2nd
- When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
- Where: AHS Old Gym
- Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
- Attire: T-shirt & 
shorts for practices. Singlet and wrestling shoes for matches.
- Cost: Club fee ($20) + USAW Membership ($40) through website below 


 Youth Wrestling Club Registration Flyer




September 24, 2015

2015 Auburn Takedown Youth 9--24-2015

The future of Auburn wrestling!  Left to right: Connor Stewart, Miles Ballard, Thomas Hackett, Benjamin Borr, Laney Hackett, Dalan Bush



August 06, 2015 (Updated August 23rd)

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

Starts: Tuesday, September 1st
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Auburn High School, Old Gym
Time: 5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Pre-season practice consisting of conditioning and technique instruction for 1st-6th grade wrestlers.
Attire: Singlet or t-shirt & shorts. Wrestling shoes optional until start of season.
* Regular season start November 02, 2015.
Cost: Club fee ($20) + USA Wrestling Membership ($40/year)


 Youth Wrestling Club Registration Flyer