Youth 2017-2018


February 26th, 2018

End Of Season Message   
   Congratulations to all our youth wrestlers and many thanks to all the parents who supported this, somewhat disjointed, season!  I truly enjoyed working with your young grapplers and hope they continue next year as I believe it’s the greatest sport in the world!

   Looking forward, the outlook for next season's practice facility is still unknown but I will keep you informed during the off-season.  In the meantime, if you wish to continue post-season workouts, I recommend attending Kagefit workouts with Keith Johnson.  Their fee is a very reasonable $69/month or $10/practice.  Weekly schedule below:

Post-Season Practices at Kagefit*
Tue: 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed: 6:00-7:00 PM
Fri: 5:30-6:30 PM
* Cost is $69/month or $10/session


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


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February 19th, 2018

Schedule for February 19-24, 2018
Practice schedules for Super State or anyone interested in continuing to train. For the latter, emphasis will be on refining technique.

Mon, Feb 19
No practice

Tue, Feb 20
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Wed, Feb 21
6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Thu, Feb 22
No practice

Fri, Feb 23
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Feb 24
- AYWO / USAW Super State Tournament @ Spain Park (see below)


AYWO / USAW Super State Tournament @ Spain Park
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

Qualifying Standard: Top 4 at any BFTB Tournament
Location: Spain Park High School
                   
4700 Jaguar Dr., Birmingham, AL. 35242
. Registrations
: Click on this link to register.
. Deadline - Friday, 
February 23rd, at noon, CST
Cost: $15
Weigh-In Schedule
   TOT, BANTAM: 7:00-8:00 AM
   MIDGET: 9:00-10:00 AM
   NOVICE: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
   * Wrestlers must weigh in wearing a singlet (1-lb weight allowance)
   * $25 re-bracketing fee for weight changes at the scale
   * Skin and nail checks conducted at weigh-ins.
   * 
Headgear required for all Youth divisions. Optional for MS/9th/HS divisions.
Wrestling Schedule
  TOT, BANTAM:
 8:30-10:30 AM
  MIDGET: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  NOVICE: 1:00-4:00 PM

. Entry Fees:
    Adults: $7.00
    Kids: $5.00
    Under 3: Free


Super State Informational Flyer

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
(*Note: Different from USAW Standards)
Divisions    Birth Year     Weight Classes
Tot               2011-2013     35,40,45,50,55,60,65+ (Max 75)
Bantam       2009-2010     40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,
                                         105,105+ (Max 125)
Midget         2007-2008     50,55,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,
                                         103,112,120,130,150,150+ (Max 175)
Novice         2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,
                                         105,112,120,130,140,170,170+ (Max 205)
MS Division 6th-8th Gr.    77,87,97,105,114,121,127,132,
                                         137,147,157,167,177,207,287
9th Grade Division           100,108,115,122,128,134,140,
                                         147,154,162,172,184,197,222,287

Match Lengths
Tot: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Midget: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Post-Season Pizza Party!!
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Location: Shakey’s Pizza
                 
2487 E. Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
We will have a post-seaon party for wrestlers and parents on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb 25th at Shakey’s Pizza!  Please RSVP using this link to SignUpGenius or by clicking on the Shakey’s logo at right.
No need to bring anything except your appetite!!


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.


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




February 12th, 2018

Schedule for February 12-18, 2018
Practice schedules for Super State or anyone interested in continuing to train. For the latter, emphasis will be on refining technique.

Mon, Feb 12
No practice

Tue, Feb 13
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Wed, Feb 14
6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Thu, Feb 15
No practice

Fri, Feb 16
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Feb 17
No practice

Sun, Feb 18
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

AYWO / USAW Super State Tournament @ Spain Park
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

Qualifying Standard: Top 4 at any BFTB Tournament
Location: Spain Park High School
                   
4700 Jaguar Dr., Birmingham, AL. 35242
. Registrations
: Click on this link to register.
. Deadline - Friday, 
February 23rd, at noon, CST
Cost: $15
Weigh-In Schedule
   TOT, BANTAM: 7:00-8:00 AM
   MIDGET: 9:00-10:00 AM
   NOVICE: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
   * Wrestlers must weigh in wearing a singlet (1-lb weight allowance)
   * $25 re-bracketing fee for weight changes at the scale
   * Skin and nail checks conducted at weigh-ins.
   * 
Headgear required for all Youth divisions. Optional for MS/9th/HS divisions.
Wrestling Schedule
  TOT, BANTAM:
 8:30-10:30 AM
  MIDGET: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  NOVICE: 1:00-4:00 PM

. Entry Fees:
    Adults: $7.00
    Kids: $5.00
    Under 3: Free


Super State Informational Flyer

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
(*Note: Different from USAW Standards)
Divisions    Birth Year     Weight Classes
Tot               2011-2013     35,40,45,50,55,60,65+ (Max 75)
Bantam       2009-2010     40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,
                                         105,105+ (Max 125)
Midget         2007-2008     50,55,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,
                                         103,112,120,130,150,150+ (Max 175)
Novice         2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,
                                         105,112,120,130,140,170,170+ (Max 205)
MS Division 6th-8th Gr.    77,87,97,105,114,121,127,132,
                                         137,147,157,167,177,207,287
9th Grade Division           100,108,115,122,128,134,140,
                                         147,154,162,172,184,197,222,287

Match Lengths
Tot: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Midget: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Post-Season Pizza Party!!
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Location: Shakey’s Pizza
                 
2487 E. Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
We will have a post-seaon party for wrestlers and parents on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb 25th at Shakey’s Pizza!  Please RSVP using this link to SignUpGenius or by clicking on the Shakey’s logo at right.
No need to bring anything except your appetite!!


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.

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




February 4th, 2018 (Updated 2/7)

USAW State Tournament Results!
An amazing finish to a fantastic season with outstanding performances by all this past Saturday at Spain Park HS!

Here are the final results
1st Place: James Pate
2nd Place: Ezra Brooks, John Mackey Adams, Adam Plaisance
3rd Place: John David Pate
While all wrestled their hearts out, John David Pate had the most exciting match with a sudden death semi-final overtime loss.  Wyatt Williams’ match was a close second when he lost a consolation semi-final match with a last second takedown by his opponent.

Auburn Takedown, joining forces with the Beauregard “Swarm” and Kagefit Wrestling Club, placed 2nd overall as the “Lee County Wrestling Alliance” to Talisi Wrestling Club.


Schedule for February 05-11, 2018
Practice schedules for Super State or anyone interested in continuing to train. For the latter, emphasis will be on refining technique.

Mon, Feb 05
No practice

Tue, Feb 06
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Wed, Feb 07
6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Thu, Feb 08
No practice

Fri, Feb 09
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Feb 10
No practice

Sun, Feb 11
No practice


AYWO / USAW Super State Tournament @ Spain Park
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

Qualifying Standard: Top 4 at any BFTB Tournament
Location: Spain Park High School
                   
4700 Jaguar Dr., Birmingham, AL. 35242
. Registrations
: Click on this link to register.
. Deadline - Friday, 
February 23rd, at noon, CST
Cost: $15
Weigh-In Schedule
   TOT, BANTAM: 7:00-8:00 AM
   MIDGET: 9:00-10:00 AM
   NOVICE: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
   * Wrestlers must weigh in wearing a singlet (1-lb weight allowance)
   * $25 re-bracketing fee for weight changes at the scale
   * Skin and nail checks conducted at weigh-ins.
   * 
Headgear required for all Youth divisions. Optional for MS/9th/HS divisions.
Wrestling Schedule
  TOT, BANTAM:
 8:30-10:30 AM
  MIDGET: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  NOVICE: 1:00-4:00 PM

. Entry Fees:
    Adults: $7.00
    Kids: $5.00
    Under 3: Free


Super State Informational Flyer

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
(*Note: Different from USAW Standards)
Divisions    Birth Year     Weight Classes
Tot               2011-2013     35,40,45,50,55,60,65+ (Max 75)
Bantam       2009-2010     40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,
                                         105,105+ (Max 125)
Midget         2007-2008     50,55,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,
                                         103,112,120,130,150,150+ (Max 175)
Novice         2005-2006    60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,
                                         105,112,120,130,140,170,170+ (Max 205)
MS Division 6th-8th Gr.    77,87,97,105,114,121,127,132,
                                         137,147,157,167,177,207,287
9th Grade Division           100,108,115,122,128,134,140,
                                         147,154,162,172,184,197,222,287

Match Lengths
Tot: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Midget: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Post-Season Pizza Party!!
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Location: Shakey’s Pizza
                 
2487 E. Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
We will have a post-seaon party for wrestlers and parents on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb 25th at Shakey’s Pizza!  Please RSVP using this link to SignUpGenius or by clicking on the Shakey’s logo at right.
No need to bring anything except your appetite!!


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




January 28, 2018 (Updated 1/30)

Panther Paws Tournament Results!
Another great weekend!  Using this tournament as a final tune-up for the state tournament this Saturday, our young wrestlers once again showed determination and grit through all their matches.

Here are the final results
2nd Place: Adam Plaisance, Ezra Brooks
3rd Place: James Pate, John Mackey Adams
4th Place: John David Pate, Trevor Surfield
Wyatt Williams had a convincing first round win in a competitive 8-man bracket, lost to the eventual bracket champion from Georgia, then had to face a more experienced teammate, James Pate in the consolation bracket.  Alex Freeman and Henry Vaughan valiantly fought through their 16-man brackets and gained valuable match experience they’ll use in future contests!

Schedule for January 29-February 04, 2018

Mon, Jan 29
- 5:30 PM: Youth meet @ Beulah High School
                   (Please arrive by 5:00 PM)
                   4848 Co Rd 270, Valley, AL  36854

Tue, Jan 30
No practice.  Come out to AHS Main Gym to support the Auburn Varsity compete against Oak Mountain!  No entry fee for youth families!

Wed, Jan 31
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard or 6:00-7:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Feb 01
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard

Fri, Feb 02
No practice

Sat, Feb 03
- USAW State Tournament, Spain Park (see below)


USAW 2018 State Tournament @ Spain Park, Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Location: Spain Park High School
                   
4700 Jaguar Dr., Birmingham, AL. 35242
. Deadline: Register at this link by Fri, Feb 02, 3:30 PM.
Cost: $25 per wrestler
Weigh-In CheckPlease attend Kagefit practice Wednesday (1/31) to check your weight.  THIS WILL NOT BE USED AS THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN.
Weigh-Ins are on site at Spain Park High School on Friday, Feb 2nd 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 7:00-8:00 AM.  If they miss (don’t make) weight on Friday night, there will be a $25 re-bracketing fee for changing weights.  No change Saturday.

. Entry Fees: $10 (Ages 13 & Up) , $5 (Ages 5-12), Free (4 and Under)

Schedule
    9:00 AM - All Divisions
    2:45 PM - Finals Ceremony
    3:15 PM - Finals Matches
    5:00 PM - Awards Presentations

Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2013  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Jan 29 - Meet @ Beulah
Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
The suggested “team uniform” below can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.


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




January 21, 2018 (Updated 1/24)

Swarm Clash Tournament Results!
What a great weekend!  The team completed another strong performance against a smaller, but just as competitve group of young grapplers!

Here are the final results
2nd Place
Ezra Brooks, John Mackey Adams
3rd PlaceWyatt Williams, Henry Vaughan, Noah Krauss (under Auburn MMA)
4th Place: Devin Ruiz (under Auburn MMA), Adam Plaisance
Other memorable performances came through their teammates.
Competing in his first tournament, 
Trevor Surfield was placed in a competitive 8-man bracket and ran up against a couple buzzsaws who both ended up placing in the top 4 of their bracket.  Trevor will doubtless use this experience to his advantage in future matches!
Alex Freeman fought valiantly through an incredible match as he and his Oxford opponent sparred to a tie in regulation time, overtime, and double overtime. Alerted to the possibility of a rare triple overtime finish, spectators quickly gathered around the mat to view the exciting outcome. This set up an “ultimate” 30-second tiebreaker which had Alex starting on the bottom position with the provision that he would win with an escape, or lose if the top man kept him down.  At the whistle, Alex stood up but was immediately brought back down.  As the clock counted down to less than 10 seconds, the cheers of the crowd grew to a crescendo as Alex made two more attempts which were both thwarted by his opponent.  Finally, with less then 7 ticks left on the clock, Alex blasted one final stand up, controlled his opponents' hands, and turned into his foe for the 1-point escape and win!  The crowd cheered in appreciation of both wrestlers’ efforts as Alex had his arm raised in victory!

Overall this was a fantastic experience for our whole team!  Thanks to all our parents who supported this event and congratulations to all!


Schedule for January 22-28, 2018

Mon, Jan 22
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard

Tue, Jan 23
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard or 6:30-7:30 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Wed, Jan 24
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard or 6:00-7:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Jan 25
- 5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard (Opelika meet canceled)

Fri, Jan 26
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Jan 27
- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station (see below)

Sun, Jan 28
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit


USAW Panther Paws Open @ Smiths Station, Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Location: Smiths Station High School
                   4228 County Road 430, Smiths Station, AL 36877
. Deadline
Register at this link.
Cost: $20 per wrestler
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and IntermediatePlease attend Kagefit practice Wednesday (1/25) to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Smiths Station High School at 11:30-12:15 on Saturday.
  * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy

Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2013  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Jan 25 - Meet @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station HS

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.
Feb 24: USAW/YWO Super State Tournament, Spain Park HS**
           
** Must place in top 4 of any USAW “Battle for the Belt”
              Tournament to compete in the “Super” State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.


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




January 14th, 2018 (Updated 1/17)

Schedule for January 15-21, 2018

Mon, Jan 15
No Practice: Martin Luther King Day

Tue, Jan 16
- Youth meet canceled due to severe weather forecast
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Beauregard High School (Please arrive by 4:45 PM)
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit (Pending management decision)

Wed, Jan 17
No practice
- 5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard or 6:00-7:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Jan 18
Meet canceled.  No practice.
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Smiths Station HS (Please arrive by 4:45 PM)
                 4228 County Road 430, Smiths Station, AL 36877

Fri, Jan 19    
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Jan 20
- USAW Tournament, Swarm Clash (see below)

Sun, Jan 21
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit


Tournament: USAW Swarm Clash, Sat, Jan 20, 2018
LocationSanford Middle School
                   1500 Lee Road 11, Opelika, AL 36804
. Deadline: Register at this 
link by Thu, Jan 18th, 10PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and Intermediate: Please attend Kagefit practice Wednesday (1/17) to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Sanford Middle School at noon on Saturday.
  * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy

Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2014  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Jan 16 - Meet @ Beauregard HS
Jan 18 - Meet @ Smiths Station HS

Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - Meet @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




January 7th, 2018 (Updated 1/9)

Talisi Takedown Tournament Results
A great holiday showing for the small group that competed this past Saturday in Tallassee!

Here are the final results
2nd Place: Ezra Brooks, John David Pate
3rd Place: James Pate, Devin Ruiz (under Auburn MMA)
4th Place: John Mackey Adams
Another tremendous experience for our team!  Thanks to all our parents who supported this event and congratulations to all!

Schedule for January 8-14, 2018

Mon, Jan 08
No Practice: Enjoy the SEC Championship Game!!

Tue, Jan 09
No practice.  Come out to AHS Main Gym to support the HS and JH teams as they compete against Benjamin Russell and Opelika!

Wed, Jan 10
6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit, Opelika (weigh-ins for Saturday)

Thu, Jan 11
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard

Fri, Jan 12
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Jan 13
- USAW Tournament, Trussville (see below)

Sun, Jan 14
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit


Tournament: Ironclad Open, Sat, Jan 13, 2018
Location: Hewitt-Trussville High School
                   6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL. 35173
Registration
Register online at this link by Thursday, IMPORTANT: Register under LWA (Lee County Wrestling Alliance).
Cost: $20 per wrestler and must be paid when registering online.
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and Intermediate: Please attend Kagefit practice Wednesday (1/10) to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Hewitt-Trussville High School from 11:30-12:15 on Saturday.
  * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy

Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2013  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




December 31st, 2017 (Updated Jan 2nd)

Schedule for January 1-7, 2018

Mon, Jan 01
- Happy New Year!

Tue, Jan 02
- No practice

Wed, Jan 03
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard or 6:00-7:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Jan 4
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard

Fri, Jan 05
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Jan 06
- USAW Tournament, Tallassee

Sun, Jan 07
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Pratice @ Kagefit


Tournament: USAW Talisi Takedown
Saturday, Jan 06, 2018

Location: Tallassee High School
                502 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee, AL 36078
USA Wrestling membership: Required.
First timers: Create a TrackWrestling Account using this link
Registration: Register online at this link by Thursday, Jan 4th, 10PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler and must be paid when registering online.
First year westlers in the Novice (birth years 2006-2007) should sign up under the beginner brackets.
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and Intermediate: Please attend Kagefit practice Wednesday (1/3) to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Tallassee High School at noon on Saturday.
  * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy

Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2014  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




December 24th, 2017

Schedule for December 25-31

Mon, Dec 25
MerrChristmas!

Tue, Dec 26
- No practice

Wed, Dec 27
- No practice

Thu, Dec 28
- No practice

Fri, Dec 29
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Dec 30
- USAW Tournament, Chelsea

Sun, Dec 31
- New Year's Eve!


Tournament: Chelsea Clash - Sat, Dec 30, 2017 (Updated 12/27)

Location: Chelsea High School
                   10510 Co Rd 11, Chelsea, AL. 35043

Deadline: Register at this link by Thu, Dec 28th, 10PM.
USA Wrestling membership: Required prior to registering.
First timers: Create a TrackWrestling Account using this link
Deadline: Register online at this link by Thursday, Dec 28th, 10PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler and must be paid when registering online.
Admission
Age 13 and up: $6
                      Age 6-12: $3
                      Age 5 and Under: Free
. First year westlers in the Novice (birth years 2006-2007) should sign up under the beginner brackets.
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and Intermediate: Use the most recent weigh-in information even if it was for the last tounament.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Chelsea High School at noon on Saturday.
 * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
 * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy
Awards1st-4th Place in each weight
Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2014  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 30 - USAW Tournament, Chelsea

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




December 17th, 2017

Alex City Chaos Tournament Results!
What a great weekend!  The team completed another strong performance against an increasingly competitive field of young grapplers including those from out-of-state clubs from Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana.

Here are the final results
2nd Place: Ezra Brooks and John Mackey Adams
3rd Place: Noah Krauss (wrestled under Auburn MMA)
4th Place: John David Pate, Devin Ruiz (wrestled under Auburn MMA)
6th Place: Wyatt Williams
8th Place: James Pate
Our team members fought valiantly through all their matches with a number of notable highlights. Henry Vaughan, competing in his first tournament event, wrestling to a tie in regulation time, then winning in sudden death overtime!  John David had a similar heart-stopping first round match, taking it to his opponent also in overtime with a dramatic takedown to win the match, losing his next battle, pinning his third opponent, then finally losing a tight match in the consolation finals for fourth place.  Alex Freeman had an uphill climb against two formidable opponents who ended up placing 2nd and 4th in their bracket.  James had a similar struggle against one who finished first and another who ended up 3rd. Wyatt, competing in the same bracket as James, garnered a first round pin but fell against the 2nd and 4th place finishers. John Mackey battled all the way to the championship match, losing a close one to a long-time rival, then battling back to take 2nd overall.  Ezra took the hard road by losing his first match, then winning three-in-a-row with a pin and 2 major decisions to win a true 2nd place.
Overall this was a fantastic experience for our whole team!  Thanks to all our parents who supported this event and congratulations to all!


Schedule for December 18-24

Mon, Dec 18
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Beauregard High School (Please arrive by 4:45 PM)
                  7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL 36804

Tue, Dec 19
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Wed, Dec 20
- 6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Thu, Dec 21
- No practice

Fri, Dec 22
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Dec 23
- No practice

Sun, Dec 24
- Christmas Eve!


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 18 - 5PM @ Beauregard HS
Dec 30 - USAW Tournament, Chelsea

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.


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




December 10th, 2017 (Updated 12/13)

Schedule for December 11-17

Mon, Dec 11
5:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Beauregard

Tue, Dec 12
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Wed, Dec 13
- 6:00-7:00 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Thu, Dec 14
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Opelika High School (Please arrive by 4:45 PM)

Fri, Dec 15
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Dec 16
Tournament: Alex City Chaos (see details below)

Sun, Dec 17
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Pratice @ Kagefit


Tournament: Alex City Chaos, Saturday, December 16, 2017
LocationBenjamin Russell High School
                   225 Heard Blvd., Alexander City, AL. 35010

USA Wrestling membership: Required prior to registering.
First timers: Create a TrackWrestling Account using this link
Deadline: Register online at this 
link by Thursday, Dec 15th, 10PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler and must be paid when registering online.
Admission
Age 13 and up: $6
                      
Age 6-12: $3
                      Age 5 and Under: Free
First year westlers in the Novice (birth years 2006-2007) should sign up under the beginner brackets.
Weigh-Ins for Peewee, Bantam, and Intermediate: If I haven’t weighed you this weeik please attend Kagefit practice tonight (Wednesday) to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
.
 Weigh-ins are also available starting at 8AM at Benjamin Russell High School.
Weigh-Ins for Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Benjamin Russell High School at noon on Saturday.
  * Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Singlets: If you still need a singlet, contact me and I will bring one to practice or to the tournament.
Schedule
    9:00 AM - PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate
    1:00 PM - Novice & Schoolboy

Awards1st-4th Place in each weight
Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes (Updated 11/29)
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2014  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 11 - @ Smiths Station HS 
(Canceled)
Dec 14 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 16 - USAW Tournament, Alex City
Dec 18 - @ Beauregard HS

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

Save $10 On Any Order Using Promo Code gCGaC3Kr at Step 3 of Checkout!
Free T-Shirt On Every Order Over $85.




December 3rd, 2017

Spartan Gladiator Tournament Results!
Parents - Thanks for supporting this seaon’s inaugural tournament!  With over 200+ wrestlers, this was a great first look for our young grapplers who performed exceptionally well with six of seven garnering a top 4 finish!

Here are the final results
2nd Place: John David Pate and James Pate
3rd Place: John Mackey Adams, Ezra Brooks, and Adam Plaisance
4th Place: Noah Krauss who wrestled under Auburn MMA
Not surprisingly, all six medalers have one or more years of experience under their belt and used it to their advantage.  As a first year wreslter in his first tournament, Alex Freeman fought courageously through a tough bracket which was loaded with talent.  Overall I couldn’t be happier as to how well our team did this weekend!  Congratulations to all! 

Meeting with Auburn Parks and Rec
I’m meeting with the Auburn Parks and Rec Advisory Committee on Tuesday at 11:45 at the Parks and Recreation's Harris Center, 425 Perry St.  I’m hopeful that they'll approve of bringing us back under their umbrella. If that happens, we’ll be practicing at AJHS again!

Varsity/JH home meet Tue, Varsity Swede Tournament Fri/Sat
We have a couple great events this week with the Varsity and Junior High teams competing against LaGrange and Russell County on Tuesday at HOME.  The meet will start at 5PM in AHS’ auxiliary gym.  The entry fee for this meet (and all meets) is waived for youth wrestlers and families, so come on out and support our teams!  This will be followed by the popular Varsity Swede Umbach tournament this Friday and Saturday featuring a number of the top teams in the region.  Entry fee for the tournament will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids K-6th, and free for kids under Grade K.

Schedule for December 3-9

Sun, Dec 3
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Kagefit

Mon, Dec 4
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard

Tue, Dec 5
No practice
5:30 PM: AHS/AJHS home meet vs. LaGrange/Russell County.  Come out to Auburn High School’s Auxilliary Gym and watch!  Free for youth wrestlers and families!

Wed, Dec 6
- Practice Location: 
TBD (Depends on Tuesday meeting)

Thu, Dec 7
- Practice Location: TBD (Depends on Tuesday meeting)

Fri/Sat, Dec 8-9
Varsity Swede Umbach Tournament starts at 5PM on Friday and 9AM on Saturday at AJHS' gyms.  Come and view wrestlers from 21 teams grapple it out!  Entry fee for the tournament will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids K-6th, and free for kids under Grade K.

Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 11 - @ Smiths Station HS
Dec 14 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 16 - USAW Tournament, Alex City
Dec 18 - @ Beauregard HS

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS*
           
* Must attend at least 3 USAW “Battle for the Belt” Tournaments
              to compete in the State Tournament.


Auburn Youth Takedown Uniform
I’ve attached a suggested “team uniform” that can be ordered directly from the online store.  There is no deadline and parents can tailor orders in any way they desire (add additional items, or delete/modify others) and have it delivered directly to their home.  There are NO MINIMUM orders!  There are many benefits of doing it this way rather than “the way they used to”.  For some history, coaches traditionally created a uniform package at a set fee whether or not all the items were desired.  Parents were then limited to a 3-4 week “window” to send in their orders.  If they didn’t meet the deadline, there was no recourse to re-order.  When the packages were delivered, they were dropped shipped to a single location which must then be re-distributed to team members.  There are none of these limitations using the online store!

Click on this link to go directly to the online shop.
Click on the graphic below to get the flyer.

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November 26, 2017 (Updated 11/29)

Our first meet is on Friday at Opelika (5PM, please arrive by 4:45 PM if possible) followed by our first tournament on Saturday, December 2nd at Mountain Brook High School.
Tournament: Spartan Gladiator National Challenge
Location
Mountain Brook High School
  3650 Bethune Drive, Birmingham, AL  35223
USA Wrestling membership: Required prior to registering.
First timers: Create a TrackWrestling Account using this link
Deadline: Register online at this 
link by Thursday, Nov 30th, 10PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler and must be paid when registering online.
Admission: Adult -$8, Child-$6
First year westlers in the Novice (birth years 2006-2007) and Schoolboy (birth years 2004-2005) should sign up under the beginner brackets.  There are no beginner brackets for PeeWee, Bantam, or Intermediate.
Weigh-Ins for Peewee and Bantam: Please attend one of the Kagefit practices on either Tuesday or Wednesday to get weighed-in for the tournament. If you register before then, just select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2010 or 2011 weighs 68 pounds, he/she will be in the Bantam, 70 pound category.
Weigh-Ins for Intermediate, Novice, and Schoolboy: Weigh-ins will be conducted at Mountain Brook High School in accordaance with the following:
  Friday, Dec 1st: 6:00-8:00 PM (all age groups) in training room.
  Saturday, Dec 2nd: 7:00-7:45AM (all age groups)
  Saturday, Dec 2nd: 11:30AM-12:00PM (Intermediate and 
Schoolboy)
  
* Online registration copy required to enter the weigh-in room.
  * Skin and fingernail checks will be performed.
Singlets: Will be handed out during the week. Former youth wrestlers should check to see if their singlets from last year still fit.
Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!

Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes (Updated 11/29)
Age Group   Birth Year  Weight Classes
PeeWee        2012-2014  35,43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
Bantam          2010-2011  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
Intermediate  2008-2009  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
Novice           2006-2007  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
                                            (one pound allowance)
Schoolboys.  2004-2005  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)
                                            (one pound allowance)

Match Lengths
PeeWee: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Bantam: 
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Intermediate: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
Novice: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
Schoolboys: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)

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 Nov 27- Dec 2
* Please attend one of the Kagefit practices to get weighed-in *

Mon, Nov 27
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard

Tue, Nov 28
- 5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard or 6:30-7:30 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Wed, Nov 29
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard or 6:00-7:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Nov 30
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard

Fri, Dec 01
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Opelika High School (Please arrive by 4:45 PM)

Sat, Dec 02
Spartan Gladiator National Challenge
  Location: Mountain Brook High School
  3650 Bethune Drive, Birmingham, AL  35223

  Age group starting and estimated ending times:
  Peewee, Bantam, 
Intermediate: 9AM-Noon
  Novice, 
Schoolboy: 1PM-4PM

Kagefit (kagefit.me)
Coach: Keith Johnson, (334) 703-9663
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL
kagefit@gmail.com

Beauregard Swarm
Coach: Benny Hyder (334) 703-8904, ivhorseman@yahoo.com
Church building next to Big Daddy D’s in Opelika
9415 AL-51, Opelika, AL


Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 1 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 2 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Mountain Brook HS
Dec 11 - @ Smiths Station HS
Dec 14 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 16 - AAU Kagefit Invitational*, Opelika (Canceled)
Dec 16 - USAW Tournament, Alex City (added due to AAU cancellation)
Dec 18 - @ Beauregard HS

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS  


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November 20, 2017

Practice Schedule (Updated)
We have a short week due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Since we still do not have clearance to use the JH school please attend practices at one of the locations below.  Note that we will NOT have a meet at Smiths Station on Tuesday.

Mon, Nov 20
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard

Tue, Nov 21
  5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard or  6:30-7:30 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Wed, Nov 22
- 12:00-2:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Thu, Nov 23
Thanksgiving!  Happy Turkey Day!

Fri, Nov 24
No practice

Sat, Nov 25
No practice

Sun, Nov 26
- 2:00-4:00 PM, Kagefit, Opelika


Kagefit (kagefit.me)
Coach: Keith Johnson, (334) 703-9663
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL
kagefit@gmail.com

Beauregard Swarm
Coach: Benny Hyder (334) 703-8904, ivhorseman@yahoo.com
Church building next to Big Daddy D’s in Opelika
9415 AL-51, Opelika, AL


Updated Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 1 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 2 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Mountain Brook HS
Dec 11 - @ Smiths Station HS
Dec 14 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 16 - AAU Kagefit Invitational*, Opelika
              *This will require an AAU membership card
Dec 18 - @ Beauregard HS

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS  


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November 17, 2017 

Come Watch the Swede Umbach Tournament Saturday!

Youth Parents and Wrestlers!  Join us this Saturday, November 18th to watch our Junior High wrestlers challenge nearly a dozen visiting teams during the annual Junior High Swede Umbach Tournament!
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: Auburn Junior High School (Old and New Gyms)
Time: Action will begin around 8AM!
Entry Fees: Adults - $10 / Youth K-6th Grade - $5 / Under K - Free


Practice Schedule for November 20-24
We have a short week due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Since we still do not have clearance to use the JH school please attend practices at one of the locations below.  Note that we will NOT have a meet at Smiths Station on Tuesday.

Mon, Nov 20
5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard

Tue, Nov 21
 5:30-7-30 PM, Beauregard or 6:30-7:30 PM, Kagefit, Opelika

Wed, Nov 22
No practice

Thu, Nov 23
Thanksgiving!  Happy Turkey Day!

Fri, Nov 24
No practice


Updated Meet/Tournament Schedule
Dec 1 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 2 - Spartan Gladiator Challenge, Mountain Brook HS
Dec 11 - @ Smiths Station HS
Dec 14 - @ Opelika HS
Dec 16 - AAU Kagefit Invitational*, Opelika
              *This will require an AAU membership card
Dec 18 - @ Beauregard HS

Jan 6 - USAW Tournament, Talisi Wrestling Club, Tallassee
Jan 13 - USAW Tournament, Trussville
Jan 18 - @ Smiths Station HS
Jan 20 - USAW Tournament, Beauregard
Jan 25 - @ Opelika
Jan 27- USAW Tournament, Smiths Station

Feb 3: USAW State Tournament, Spain Park HS  


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November 12, 2017

The Bad News: Last Wednesday I was notified that, for the immediate future, we are not allowed to practice at AJHS due to an administrative oversight.  Worst case scenario is that this will continue through the first week of December. In the meantime, I’l be working to clear it up as soon as possible so it may be earlier.

The Good News.  In the last few days, I’ve worked out an agreement with the coaches at Kagefit and Beauregard to continue practices at their facilities.  Their schedules and locations are listed below.  There is a fee, but we will cover it so there is no additional expense to you.  However, it is important that your wrestler has a current USA Wrestling card.  If you still need one, apply online at www.usawmembership.com.  Be sure to connect the membership to AuburnTakedown.  I will also need this number before you’ll be able to practice with them.

Lastly, please tell me which practice facility you plan to attend and on what days, so I can inform the coaches as to whom they should expect.

     Mon 5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard
     Tue 5:30-7-30 PM, Beauregard or 6:30-7:30 PM, Kagefit, Opelika
     Wed 5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard or 6:15-7:15 PM, Kagefit, Opelika
     
Thu: 5:30-7:30 PM, Beauregard
     
Fri: 5:30-6:30 PM, Kagefit

Kagefit (kagefit.me)
Coach: Keith Johnson, (334) 703-9663
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL
kagefit@gmail.com

Beauregard Swarm
Coach: Benny Hyder (334) 703-8904, ivhorseman@yahoo.com
Church building next to Big Daddy D’s in Opelika
9415 AL-51, Opelika, AL

More Good News.  Here is a tentative list of available meets and tournaments.  I’m not planning on having us attend all of these events but just wanted to let you know what is available.  We will finalize this in the next week or so.

   Youth Meet and Tournament Schedules      

  Wednesday, Nov 15th: Black & Blue Meet at AHS auxiliary gym.
  If you’re available, please plan on attending the AHS/AJHS “Black & Blue” Meet this Wednesday at 6PM in the auxiliary gym at Auburn High School.  This will be a great opportunity for your wrestler to see the JH and Varsity wrestlers in action as they participate in an intra-squad meet!




October 29, 2017

Practice schedule for week of 30 Oct - 03 Nov
Mon:  6:00 - 7:30 PM
Tue:  
No practice!  Enjoy Halloween!
Wed: 
5:30 - 6:30 PM (only 1-hour)
Thu:  6:00 - 7:30 PM




October 17, 2017

Wrestling season is here!  Youth practices will start on October 23rd.  Additional parent information will be provided at this time. For each wrestler, please purchase a USAW “Limited Folkstyle” membership ($15) from USA Wrestling (website link below) and complete the registration form (also below). When purchasing the USAW membership, be sure to connect the membership to Auburn Takedown.

Practice schedule
Starts: Monday, October 23rd
When: Mon  6:00 - 7:30 PM
             Tue    6:00 - 7:30 PM
             Wed  
 5:30 - 7:00 PM
             Thu    6:00 - 7:30 PM
WhereAJHS "Old Gym", 405 S. Dean Road, Auburn, AL
Attire: T-shirt & shorts for practices. Singlet and wrestling shoes for matches.
Cost: Club fee ($20) + USAW “Limited Folkstyle” Membership ($15) through website link below.


 
 2017-2018 Auburn Youth Wrestling Club Registration Form




September 26, 2017
Wrestling season will be upon us soon and we have approval to hold (optional) youth (Grades 1-6) pre-season workouts starting next week!  Practices will be held outdoors at the AJHS (old AHS) track, Mondays through Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM.  Workouts will emphasize (age appropriate) conditioning, speed, and strength training.  This will allow us to concentrate more on building skills and technique when we start regular practices.

Indoor workouts will start on October 23rd tentatively 6:00-7:30 PM following JH practices at AJHS (old gym).

Youth Pre-Season Workouts (optional)
Starts: Monday, October 2nd
Dates: Mondays through Thursdays
           (No practice on Thursday, Oct 5th) - *New*
           (No practice on Columbus Day, Oct 9th)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: AJHS (Old AHS) Track
Equipment: T-shirt, shorts, and running shoes

** Important: For insurance liability purposes, wrestlers need to have a USAW Membership ($15 for a Limited Folkstyle Athlete Membership) through the following website: www.usawmembership.com.   You’ll be able to print a paper membership card immediately.  If you desire, you can also purchase a “hard card” for $10 extra which you will receive in the mail.
 ** Once the season starts, the Auburn Takedown club fee will be $20 for the entire season.

TeamApp
We are excited to be using TeamApp.com for all schedules and communications this season.  The app can be used on a desktop or smart phone.  After signing up, look for our team by searching for Auburn Takedown and entering your contact and wrestler information.  As this is the first time we’re using this program, there may be a bit of a learning curve.

   Sincerely,
   Clem Tanaka
   Auburn Youth Wrestling
   E-mail: clemster@aol.com
   Cell: (334) 728-1209




February 26, 2017

Post-Season Training
Stay in shape during the post-season!  Here are some training opportunities.
Mon/Wed: Kagefit, 6:15-7:45 PM, youth/JH/HS.
Tue/Thur: Central Freshman Academy, 4:00-5:30 PM (CST)
                   Starts March 7th for 6th-12th graders, no cost.
Sun: Warrior Wrestling Facility, Calera, AL.  2:00-4:00 PM
           Requires AAU card, approximately $20.

Locations
Kagefit3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801
Central Freshman Academy2800 Dobbs Dr, Phenix City, AL 36870
Warrior Wrestling Facility: 2469 Highway 31, Calera, AL 35040





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

Auburn Wrestling Camp
Registration Form
Dates: 6/5-6/8
Location: Auburn High School, Old Gym
Age Groups: 1st-6th Grade, $125*
                     7th-12th Grade, $150*
*ACS students receive a discount.  Contact us for more information.
Camp limited to 40 spots/age group!

KageFit Camps
Brochure
Location: Opelika, AL
Intro to Wrestling Camp - $50. Date: 5/20.  All Ages.
Tilts, Switches, & Defense - $60. Date: 6/17.  Ages 7 & Up.
Martial Arts Camp: Fitness - $120. Dates: 6/12-6/16.  Ages 6 & Up
Defensive Wrestling - $120.  Dates: 6/19-6/23.  Ages 7 & Up
Advanced Wrestling Camp - $120.  Dates: 7/17-7/21.  All Ages.

JRobinson Wrestling Camps
https://jrobinsoncamps.com/index.php
Location: Atlanta, GA (closest)
5-Day Technique Camp - $489 (resident). Dates: 6/18-6/22. Ages 8-18
5-Day Competition Camp - $489 (resident). Dates: 6/23-6/27. Grades 7-12
* Combination Camp - $900 (resident). Dates 6/18-6/27. Grades 7-12

Purler Wrestling
http://www.purlerwrestling.com/
Locations: Troy, Missouri
Ages: Not listed
Takedown Machine: $465+process fee.  Dates: 6/18-6/22
Takedown Machine ‘Hammer Camp’: $795+process fee.  Dates: 07/06-07/13

Granby School of Wrestling
http://www.granbyschool.com/
Dates 6/26-6/28
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 6/11-6/14, 6/15-6/18
Intensive Camp: $675 (resident).  Dates 6/11-6/17

Appalachian State Wrestling Camps
http://conferences-camps.appstate.edu/youth-camps?page=1
Location: Boone, NC
HS Division: Dates 6/27-6/30 ($355 resident)
HS & JH/MS Division: Dates 7/10-7/14, 7/15-7/18  ($405 resident)
Intensive Camp: $750 (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: 7/10-7/14
Individual Camp - $475. Dates: 7/10/-7/13

Penn State’s Cael Sanderson Summer Camp
http://www.journeymenwrestling.com/wrestling-camps-clinics/psu-camp/5
Location: Carrollton, GA
Dates: 6/17-6/20
Ages: 5th-12th Grade
Georgia Training Camp: $475 (resident), $375 (commuter)

Oklahoma State’s John Smith Summer Camp
http://www.journeymenwrestling.com/wrestling-camps-clinics/osu-camp/4
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Dates: 6/26-6/28
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: $400 (resident).  Dates 6/25-6/28. Grades 7-12
Mat Wrestling: $400 (resident). Dates 6/25-6/28. Grades 7-12.
Youth Commuter 3-Day: $200 (commuter).  Dates 6/26-6/28.  Grades K-6.
Intensive Camp: $465 (resident). Dates 06/28-07/01.  Grades 7-12
Technique Camp: $400 (resident).  Dates 06/28-06/30.  Grades 7-12

Edinburg World Class Wrestling Camps
http://baumgartnerflynnwrestlingcamps.com/
Location: Edinboro, PA
Ages: 8+
Technique Camps: $370. Dates: 6/25-6/28, 7/5-7/8, 7/09-7/12
Takedown and Turn:  $290. Dates: 6/25-6/27, 7/6-7/8, 7/09-7/11

Michigan Wrestling Camps
http://www.michiganwrestlingcamps.org/
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Technique Camp: $440. Dates  6/25-6/28.  Grades 7-12
Advanced Training: $440.  Dates 6/25-6/28.  Grades 8-12
Heavyweight Camp: $440.  Dates 6/25-6/28. Grades 7-12
Lil’ Wolverine Commuter: $185.  Dates 7/10-7/12.  Ages 7-11.
Takedown Extreme Commuter: $245.  Dates 7/17-7/19.  Grades 5-12.

Iowa Wrestling Camps
http://www.iowawrestlingcamps.com/
Location: Iowa City, IA
Technique/Competition: $590 (resident).  Dates 6/25-6/30.  Ages 10-18
Technique: $325 (resident).  Dates 6/25-6/27.  Ages 10-18
Competition: $325 (resident).  Dates 6/27-6/30.  Ages 10-18
Elite Camp: $2000 (must sign up with partner). Dates 7/09-7/13.  All Ages.
* Limited to 20 wrestlers.
Training Camp: $695 (resident). Dates 7/9-7/15.  Ages 10-18.

Missouri Tiger Style Wrestling Camps
http://www.tigerstylewrestling.com/index.asp
Satellite Camp, St. Louis Area (Manchester, MO): $125, 6/5-6/7.Ages 6-19.
Satellite Camp, SW Missouri (Carthage, MO): $125.  6/7-6/9. Ages 6-19.
Satellite Camp, SE Missouri (New Madrid, MO): $125. 6/7-6/9.  Ages 6-19.
Elite Combo Camp (Columbia, MO): $895, 6/22-6/30.  All Ages.
Tiger Style Team Camp (Columbia, MO): $350, 6/22-6/25. All Ages.
Tiger Style 30 Camp (Columbia, MO): $470. Dates 6/26-6/30.  All Ages.

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