Youth 2016-2017


February 06, 2017

The State Tournament: What a great ending to a successful season!  Congratulations to James Pate (2nd); Ezra Brooks, John David Pate, John Mackey Adams, Isaiah Watts (3rd); and Thomas Hackett (4th)!



January 29, 2017

Parent Information

The Panther Paws Youth Tournament: Another successful weekend with Ezra placing 2nd, John David and John Mackey finishing 3rd, and James pulling in a 4th place finish!

Beauregard dual meet Monday, January 30th
Beauregard High School  7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL  36804

Youth State Championship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at Hewitt-Trussville High School, 6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173.

   * Link to Youth State Championship information flyer

Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Feb 2nd.  There are no beginner brackets for the state tournament. The fee is $25 and must be paid while registering. If you have questions please contact me.

** Weigh-Ins are on site on Friday, Feb 3rd from 6:00-8:00 PM **
Wrestlers receive a 1-pound allowance and will be required to weigh in with a competition uniform/singlet. Alternate weigh in on Saturday morning from 8:00-8:15 AM.  If they miss weight on Friday night, there will be a $30 re-bracketing fee for changing weights.  No change Saturday.

All age group will start at 9:00 AM.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+




January 29, 2017

Parent Information

The Panther Paws Youth Tournament: Another successful weekend with Ezra placing 2nd, John David and John Mackey finishing 3rd, and James pulling in a 4th place finish!

Beauregard dual meet Monday, January 30th
Beauregard High School  7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL  36804

Youth State Championship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at Hewitt-Trussville High School, 6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173.

   * Link to Youth State Championship information flyer

Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Feb 2nd.  There are no beginner brackets for the state tournament. The fee is $25 and must be paid while registering. If you have questions please contact me.

** Weigh-Ins are on site on Friday, Feb 3rd from 6:00-8:00 PM **
Wrestlers receive a 1-pound allowance and will be required to weigh in with a competition uniform/singlet. Alternate weigh in on Saturday morning from 8:00-8:15 AM.  If they miss weight on Friday night, there will be a $30 re-bracketing fee for changing weights.  No change Saturday.

All age group will start at 9:00 AM.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+


Schedule for January 30 - February 4th

Mon, Jan 30
- Youth meet @ Beauregard High School at 5:30 PM.
  
Please try to arrive by 5:00 PM.  ** Wear singlets **
  Meet will start at 5:30 PM and last to approximatey 7:30 PM

Tue, Jan 31
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM
  ** Bring medals for a group photo **

Wed, Feb 1st
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Feb 2nd
- Varsity vs. Opelika @ AHS, 5:00 PM (Senior night)
  ** Watch the Varsity finish their final dual meet against Opelika!

Fri, Feb 3rd
- 6-8PM: State Tournament weigh-ins, Hewitt-Trussville High School

Sat, Feb 4th
- 9AM: Youth State Championships
            
Hewitt-Trussville High School
            6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173.

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 30 - @ Beauregard - 5:30 PM

Tournaments
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*, Hewiit-Trussville H.S.

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



January 22, 2017

Parent Information

The Alex City Youth Tournament: What a great weekend!  Severe weather greeted our young wrestlers and their families when they arrived in the morning, but the team completed a strong performance with six finishing on the podium!  John Mackey, Isaiah, Adam, and Ezra finished 2nd; Thomas placed 3rd; while John David brought home a 4th!

Panther Paws Battle For The Belt IV is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th at Smiths Station High School, 4228 Lee Road 430, Smiths Station, AL 36877.
   * Link to Panther Paws BFTB IV flyer

To help in planning future events, indicate whether you plan for your wrestler to attend this and other meets/tournaments at the SignUpGenius link below.





Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Jan 26th.  First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - Beginner Novice, etc). We will weigh-in at practice this week. The fee is $18 and must be paid while registering. If you have questions please contact me.

** PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate age group wrestlers **
There will be two “surprise” weigh-ins for PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate groups the morning of the tournament starting at 8:30 AM.
Online registration copies will be required to weigh-in.

** Novice and School Boy age group wrestlers **
Novice and School Boy wrestlers will need to weigh-in Saturday morning on between either 7:30-8:30 and 11:30-12:30.
Online registration copies will be required to weigh-in.

Age group starting and estimated ending times:
- PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Novice, School Boy: 1:00PM - Finish

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+

As a reminder, 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 January 23-28

Mon, Jan 23
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM
  ** Bring your medals for a team photo **

Tue, Jan 24
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Wed, Jan 25
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Jan 26
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Sat, Jan 28
- Panther Paws BFTB IV Tournament, Smiths Station High School
  4228 Lee Road 430, Smiths Station, AL 36877.

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 30 - @ Beauregard - 5:30 PM

Tournaments
         Jan 28 - Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*, Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.

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




January 15, 2017 (Updated 1/18/17)

Parent Information

TMC Challenge: We had another successful weekend at the TMC Challenge in Tallassee with 4 of our wrestlers bringing home medals! Ezra took top honors for a 2nd week!; Isaiah placed third; while Adam and John Mackey placed 4th! John Mackey had the best match of the morning, battling into triple overtime but unfortunately losing in the last round.

The Alex City Youth Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 21st at the Alex City Youth Gym, 329 McClellan Ind. Dr, Kellyton, AL 35089
   * Link to Alex City Youth Tournament information flyer

To help in planning future events, indicate whether you plan for your wrestler to attend this and other meets/tournaments at the SignUpGenius link below.





Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. 
Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Jan 19th.  First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - Beginner Novice, etc). We will weigh-in at practice this week. The fee is $15 and must be paid while registering. If you have questions please contact me.

** PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate age group wrestlers **
There will be two “surprise” weigh-ins for PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate groups the morning of the tournament starting at 8:30 AM.
Online registration copies will be required to weigh-in.

** Novice and School Boy age group wrestlers **
Novice and School Boy wrestlers will need to weigh-in Saturday morning on between either 7:30-8:30 and 11:30-12:30.
Online registration copies will be required to weigh-in.

Age group starting and estimated ending times:
- PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Novice, School Boy: 1:00PM - Finish

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+

As a reminder, 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 January 16-21

Mon, Jan 16
- No practice

Tue, Jan 17
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM
  ** Bring your medals for a team photo **

Wed, Jan 11
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Jan 12
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Sat, Jan 14
- Alex City Youth Tournament @ Kellyton, AL
  
Alex City Youth Gym, 329 McClellan Ind. Dr, Kellyton, AL 35089

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 30 - @ Beauregard - 5:30 PM

Tournaments
         Jan 21 - Alex City Youth Tournament, Kellyton, AL
         Jan 28 - Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*, Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.

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



January 11, 2017

Parent Information
- Coach Hyder at Beauregard has invited us to a youth meet this Thursday evening starting at 6PM.
- Location: Beauregard High School, 7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL 36804
- Time: Arrive by 5:30 PM, wrestling to start at 6PM.
- Teams: Opelika, Smiths Station, Central, Troup, Beauregard

To help us in planning for future events, please indicate whether you plan for your wrestler to attend this and other meets/tournaments at the SignUpGenius link below.  Note the addition of the Alex City Youth Tournament on 1/21. Thanks!







January 08, 2017

Parent Information

- We had an awesome weekend at the Kagefit Slamboree with 5 of our wrestlers bringing home medals!  John David and Ezra took top honors in their weight class; James and Isaiah placed 2nd; and Adam finished 4th!
The TMC (Tallassee Mat Cats) Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th at Tallassee HS, 502 Barnette Blvd, Tallassee, AL  36078
   * Link to TMC Challenge Information
Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. 
Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Jan 12th. First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - Beginner Novice, etc). We will weigh-in at practice on Thursday,  so don’t worry too much about the weight class for now, just select one that is above their present weight. Example: If a wrestler was born in 2007/2008 (see the chart below) and weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Intermediate, 70 pound category. The fee is $15 and must be paid while registering. If you have any questions or have trouble registering please contact me.

** Important: PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate wrestlers **
There will be two “surprise” weigh-ins for PeeWee, Bantam, and Intermediate groups the morning of the tournament between 7:30-8:30 AM.
Online registration copies will be required to weigh-in.

Age group starting and estimated ending times:
- PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Novice, School Boy: 1:00PM - Finish

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+

As a reminder, 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 January 09-14

Mon, Jan 09
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM
  
** Bring medals for a group photo **

Tue, Jan 10
- Youth meet @ Central High School, 5:00 PM (CST)
  
Please try to arrive by 4:30PM.  ** Wear singlets **
  Meet will start at 5:00 PM and last to approximatey 6:30 PM

Wed, Jan 11
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Jan 12
Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Sat, Jan 14
- TMC Challenge @ Tallassee High School
  502 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee, AL  36078

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5:00 PM (CST)
         Jan 30 - @ Beauregard - 5:30 PM

Tournaments
         Jan 14 - TMC Challenge, Tallassee High School
         
Jan 21 - Alex City Youth Tournament, Kellyton, AL *New*
         Jan 28 - Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*, Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.

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



January 6th, 2017

Kagefit’s Slamboree
The Kagefit Slamboree tournament has a schedule adjustment.  Both sessions will be pushed back one hour to accommodate those who may be facing inclement weather on Saturday morning.
New schedule
Pee Wee / Bantam / Intermediate will start at 10:00 AM
Novice / School Boy will start at 2:00 PM.
** Please arrive at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time **


January 3rd, 2017

Parent Information
The Kagefit Slamboree tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th at Co Athletics and Wellness, 1004 Opelika Rd,Auburn, AL.
 
** Note that this is a change from the originally scheduled location. **
Link to 
Kagefit Slamboree Information
Wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. Register for the tournament online at this link by midnight Thursday, Jan 5th. First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - Beginner Novice, etc). We will weigh-in at practice on Thursday,  so don’t worry too much about the weight class for now, just select one that is above their present weight. Example: If a wrestler was born in 2007/2008 (see the chart below) and weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Intermediate, 70 pound category.  The fee is $18 and must be paid while registering. If you have any questions or have trouble registering please contact me. 

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group    Birth Year    Weight Classes
PeeWee         2011-2012     30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam           2009-2010    40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate   2007-2008    50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice            2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+

As a reminder, USA Wrestling membership is REQUIRED!  If you haven’t registered your child yet, please complete registration online through the USA Wrestling website below.


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


January 1st, 2017

Parent Information
- We hope you had a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to a fantastic New Year!
- Highlights for this week include a V/JV/JH home meet on Thursday and a youth tournament on Saturday at Opelike Middle School.
- Note the addition of a dual meet on Jan 30th at Beauregard.

Schedule for January 2-7

Mon, Jan 2
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 9:00-10:30 AM

Tue, Jan 3
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 9:00-10:30 AM

Wed, Jan 4
- Varsity vs. Robert E. Lee / Tallassee @ AHS, 6:00 PM
- JV/JH vs. Tallassee / Beauregard @ AHS, 6:00 PM
  ** Watch the Varsity/JV/JH squads battle it out!

Thu, Jan 5
- First day of school!
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6:00-7:00 PM 
*Corrected*

Fri, Jan 6
No practice.

Sat, Jan 7
- Kagefit Slamboree @ Opelika Middle School
  1206 Denson Dr., Opelika, AL  36801
  Registration is not open yet.
*You will receive a notification when registrations are open *

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5:00 PM CST
         Jan 30 - @ Beauregard - 5:30 PM 
**New** 

Tournaments
         Jan 07 - Kagefit’s Slamboree, @ CO Athletics and Wellness
         Jan 14 - TMC Challenge, Tallassee High School
         Jan 28- Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*,  Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.

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



December 24, 2016

Christmas break youth practice schedule (as desired)
27-29 Dec: 9:00-10:30
02-03 Jan: 9:00-10:30



December 11, 2016

Parent Information
- Three of our youngsters, John David Pate, James Pate, and Adam Plaisance competed for other clubs at Alex City this past weekend and came away winners!  James and John David placed 2nd while Adam placed 3rd!
- Highlights for this week include two Varsity tri-meets on Tuesday and Thursday so practice will only be on Monday and Wednesday.

Schedule for December 12-16

Mon, Dec 12
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Tue, Dec 13
No practice
- Varsity vs. Jefferson Davis/Carver @ AHS, 6-7:30 PM.
  ** Watch the Varsity squad battle JD and Carver!

Wed, Dec 14
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Dec 15
No practice.
- Varsity vs. Smiths Station/Prattville @ AHS, 5:30-7:30 PM
  ** Watch the Varsity squad battle SS and Prattville!

Fri, Dec 16
No practice.

Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5PM EST

Tournaments
         Jan 07 - Kagefit’s Slamboree, Opelika Middle School
         Jan 14 - TMC Challenge, Tallassee High School
         Jan 28- Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*,  Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.


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



December 04, 2016


Parent Information
- We had a very successful first tournament with 3 of our 5 wrestlers bringing home medals!  Thomas and Adam placed 3rd, and Joshua placed 4th in a large 16-man bracket!  John Mackey made it to the consolation semi-finals in a 13-man bracket. While Ezra had 2 tough defeats after he had to be moved up into the next age group since there was no one else at his weight.  Overall, we're very pleased with our youth today!
- Highlights for this week include Chipotle night, a dual meet against Smith Station, and the Varsity Swede Umbach tournament.  A quick explanation on the change to Youth night which was oriignally canceled when the JH tri-meet was moved to December 6th.  However, since Smiths Station was going to be there anyway, the decision was made to change it to a dual meet.
- Lastly, note that Thursday’s practice is cancelled due to the downtown Christmas parade.

Schedule for December 05-10

Mon, Dec 05
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM
  
** Bring medals for a group photo **

Tue, Dec 06
- Youth meet vs. Smiths Station @ AHS, 6-7:30 PM.
  
Please try to arrive by 5:30PM.  ** Wear singlets **
  Meet will start at 6:00 PM and last to approximatey 7:00 PM

Wed, Dec 07
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Dec 08
No practice.  Enjoy the downtown Christmas parade!

Fri/Sat, Dec 09-10
- 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!

Dec 5th: Wrestling Night at Chipotle
From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on December 5th, Chipotle (Auburn) is donating 50% of the receipts to the booster club. To receive this donation, you must tell them that you are there for the fundraiser, or bring in a copy of the flyer below, in order to receive a mark on your receipt which confirms your registration for the event. Go get some Mexican Grill and support the wrestling team!


 Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer


*Updated* Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         
Dec 06 - vs Smiths Station @ Home - 6PM
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5PM EST

Tournaments
         Jan 07 - Kagefit’s Slamboree, Opelika Middle School
         Jan 14 - TMC Challenge, Tallassee High School
         Jan 28- Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament*,  Hewiit-Trussville H.S.
* Wrestlers must participate in 3 tournaments to register for state.


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


November 27, 2016

Parent Information
Our first tournament is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd at Mountain Brook High SchoolWrestlers must have a USA Wrestling membership (see below) prior to registering. Register for the tournament online at this link by Thursday, Dec 1st, 10PM. First year wrestlers should sign up under the beginner brackets (e.g. - 12U 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 $20 and must be paid while registering.  If you have any questions or have trouble registering please contact me.
- Singlets will be handed out during the week.  Former youth wrestlers should check to see if their singlets still fit.

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group             Weight Classes
PeeWee (6U)          30,35,40,45,50,55,60,60+
Bantam (8U)            40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,75+
Intermediate (10U)   50,55,60,65,70,75,80,87,95,103,112,120,120+
Novice (12U)            60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,140+

As a reminder, 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 28 - December 03

Mon, Nov 28
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Tue, Nov 29
No practice. Varsity vs. Stanhope / JH vs. Stanhope/Tallassee.
  Come out and watch the competition!

Wed, Nov 30
-  Youth Wrestling Practice, 5:30-7:00 PM

Thu, Dec 01
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Sat, Dec 03
Spartan Gladiator Challenge
  Location: Mountain Brook High School
  3650 Bethune Drive, Birmingham, AL  35223

  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
  - 6U,8U,10U: 9AM-Noon
  - 12U,14U: 1PM-4PM


  Spartan Gladiator Challenge Flyer



*Updated* Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         
Jan 06 - vs Smiths Station @ Home - 6PM
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5PM EST

Tournaments
         Dec 03 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Mountain Brook
         Jan 07 - Kagefit’s Slamboree, Opelika Middle School
         Jan 14 - TMC Challenge, Tallassee High School
         Jan 28- Panther Paws, Smiths Station High School
         Feb 04 - USA Wrestling State Tournament,  Hewiit-Trussville H.S.



November 20, 2016

Parent Information
- We have a short week due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  If you were able to make it out to last Saturday’s Junior High Swede Umbach Tournament, you saw our JH team dominate the competition with an overall First Place team finish!  Auburn completed the day with 8 - 1st place medals, 2 - 2nd place medals, 3 - 3rd place medals, and 4 - 4th place medals!

As a reminder, 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 21-25

Mon, Nov 21
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Tue, Nov 22
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Wed, Nov 23
No practice

Thu, Nov 24
Thanksgiving!  Happy Turkey Day!

Fri, Nov 25
No practice


 
November 14, 2016

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 Tuesday 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!
- 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 14-19

Mon, Nov 14
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:00 PM

Tue, Nov 15
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.

Wed, Nov 16
- Youth Wrestling Practice, 6-7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 17
No practice.

Sat, Nov 19
Junior High Swede Umbach Tournament
  Location: AHS New Gym
  Time: 9AM
  . Come watch the first large tournament of the season as our junior high wrestlers compete against 12 regional teams!

October 27, 2016

No Youth practice on Monday, Oct 31st.  Enjoy Halloween!


October 20, 2016 (Updated Oct 23)

Wrestling season is here!  Youth practices will start on October 24th.

Practice schedule (Note change to times)
- Starts: Monday, October 24th
- When: Mon  6:00 - 7:00 PM
             Tue    6:00 - 7:00 PM
             Wed   
5:30 - 7:00 PM
             Thu    6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Where: AHS Old Gym
- Attire: T-shirt & shorts for practices. Singlet and wrestling shoes for matches.
- Cost: Club fee ($20) + USAW Membership ($40) through website below 


 
 2016-2017 AHSAA Wrestling Club Registration Flyer


*Tentative* Meet/Tournament Schedule

Dual Competitions
         Dec 6 - Youth Night (w/SS) at AHS - 6PM
         Dec 13 - vs. Jefferson Davis - 6PM
         Jan 10 - @ Central HS - 5PM EST

Tournaments
         Dec 3 - Battle for the Belt, Mountain Brook
         Dec 10 - Tournament, Alex City
         Jan 07 - Battle for the Belt, Auburn Kage Fit
         Jan 14 - Tallassee or Fultondale*
         Jan 21- Fultondale or Tallassee*
         Jan 28- Battle for the Belt, Smiths Station
         Feb 4 - USA Wrestling State Tournament, Trussville
        * We will attend either the Jan 14th or Jan 21st tournament
           whichever is held in Tallassee.



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.