Auburn Takedown Youth Wrestling
Youth (1st through 6th graders)

December 16th, 2018 (Updated 12/18)

Alex City Chaos Tournament Results!
What another great performance!  The team demonstrated incredible heart and drive, pushing themselves to the end of every period and every match!

Here are the final results
1st Place: Karter Yielding, Ezra Brooks, La’Pone Jackson
2nd Place: Adam Plaisance
3rd Place: Devin Ruiz, Zachary Parks, John David Pate,
                  Noah Krauss, Barrett Galimore
4th Place: Konner Hartzog, Will Ward, James Pate, John Mackey Adams
5th Place: Brady Adams

** Full Individual Match Results **

Schedule for December 17-22 (Updated 12/18)

Mon, Dec 17 
- 5:00 PM: Youth meet at Beauregard HS
 (see details below)
  Arrive by 5:00 PM. Matches to begin once match lists are constructed.
Important: Please indicate on TeamSnap your intentions on attending.

Tue, Dec 18
- 6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit
Bring ALL medals from ALL tournaments for a team picture!! **

Wed, Dec 19
No Practice @ Auburn MMA
No Practice @ Kagefit

2:00 PM: Varsity Regional Home Meet at AJHS!

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Come out to Auburn Junior High School’s Fieldhouse and watch AHS’ Varsity wrestlers battle it out in a regional round robin, team dual. This meet will feature some of the top wrestlers in the region with teams from Central, Fairhope, Foley, Robert E. Lee, and Smiths Station.  Competition will continue through the evening so don’t worry about coming late!
Youth wrestlers and families can enter for FREE. Give your name at the entry table.

Thu, Dec 20

6:30-7:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Fri, Dec 21
- 5:30-6:30 PM, Practice @ Kagefit

Sat, Dec 22
Tournament: Birmingham YMCA Tournament (BFTB) (see details below)
 *Important: Please indicate on TeamSnap your intentions on attending.

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Dec 17: Meet @ Beauregard High School
Location: Beauregard High School
7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL 36804
Time: Please arrive by 5:00 PM.
          Wrestling to start once match lists are created.
Matches: Wrestlers will have at least one match (as long as there is an opponent in or near his weight class).
Important: Please indicate on TeamSnap your intentions on attending.

Dec 22: Birmingham YMCA Tournament (BFTB)

LocationBirmingham YMCA Youth Center
                   2400 7th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
USA Wrestling membership: Required.
     Purchase membership at
First timers: Make a TrackWrestling Account at this link
Deadline: Register online at this 
link by Friday, Dec 21st, 2:00 PM.
Cost: $20 per wrestler.
First year westlers in the 10U and 12U categories (birth years 2009-2010 and 2007-2008) should sign up under the beginner brackets.
Weigh-Ins: We will weigh-in at Wednesday practice at either Auburn MMA or Kagefit. If you register before then, select a weight group that is above your wrestler's present weight.  Example: If a wrestler born in 2009 or 2010 weighs 65 pounds, he/she will be in the 10U, 67 pound category.
Medical: Ensure nails are clipped.  Skin and fingernail checks will be performed at weigh-in.
Schedule   9:00 AM - 6U, 8U, 10U
                     1:00 PM - 12U, 14U
Admission: $5 for spectators, $3 for kids. Age 3 and under free.
. Singlets: If you still need a singlet, please see me at practice.
Questions/Concerns: Please contact me!
 *Important: Please indicate on TeamSnap your intentions on attending.

Tournament Results
12/01/18: Gladiator Challenge
12/08/18: Pike Road Classic
12/15/18: Alex City Chaos

Meet / Tournament Schedule (Updated 12/16)
12/17: Meet vs. Beauregard Swarm Youth Team
           Location: Beauregard High School
           7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL 36804
12/22: Birmingham YMCA Tournament (BFTB)
           YMCA Youth Center
2400 7th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
12/28-29: *Dixie Nationals*
         12/28: Dixie Duals (team competition)
         12/29: Dixie Nationals (individual competition)
          Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA  30337
01/05: Tallassee Tournament
           Tallessee High School
502 Barnett. Blvd, Tallassee, AL 36078
01/12: Hoover Tournament (BFTB)
           Hoover High School
1030 Buccaneer Drive, Hoover, AL. 35244
01/17: Meet vs. Central Youth Team
           Location: Central High School
           2800 Dobbs Dr, Phenix City, AL 36870
01/19: Swarm Clash Tournament
           Sanford Middle School
1500 Lee Rd 11, Opelika AL. 36804
01/26: USAW State Tournament (Final BFTB)
            Spain Park High School
4700 Jaguar Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242 


1) Participation in two tournaments are required to qualify for the State Tournament on 01/26.
2) BFTB (Battle For The Belt) Tournaments. Top finishers in ALL the BFTB tournaments compete for the overall BFTB Title at the State Tournament.
3) A combined AAU/USAW "Super State” tournament to be held after the state tournaments. Participants must place (1st-4th) in one of the previous tournaments to qualify. Additional details and date TBD.

Change to Youth Age Groups and Weight Classes
Birth Year  Weight Classes
6U         2013-2014  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85
8U         2011-2012  43,45,49,53,56,62,70,85 (max 100)
10U.      2009-2010  49,53,56,59,63,67,71,77,84,93,105,120+ (max 145)
12U       2007-2008  58,63,67,70,74,78,82,86,92,98,108,117,135,160 (max 175)
14U.      2005-2006  71,77,83,87,90,97,102,106,110,114,119,125,130,136,
                                           149,165,187,250 (max 300)

Match Lengths
Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
8U: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
10U: Three, one-minute rounds (3:00 minutes)
12U: Three, one and half minute rounds (4:30 minutes)
14U: Three, one and half minute rounds (6:00 minutes)

Tournament Results
12/01/18: Gladiator Challenge
12/08/18: Pike Road Classic
12/15/18: Alex City Chaos

Call for Volunteers and Coaches!
If you have a desire to get on the mat or assist behind the scenes, we could use your help!  For those with (or even without) wrestling experience, you could be a coach! Training for youth wrestlers is rather rudimentary and can be picked up fairly quickly. For the most part, once you learn the basic rules, positions, and techniques, you can be an incredible asset to the team as well as to your wrestler!

If you prefer to work behind the scenes, volunteers can assist with organizing car pooling to tournaments, helping parents who are new to the sport, promoting events through social media, and fundraising (yes, I know, a four-letter word!). To continue buidling our program, we could also use help in attracting more participation and stronger community support through media promotions.

The bottom line: Volunteering provides an opportunity to be an active part of our young grapplers experience as they progress into junior high and high school. It also increase team cohesiveness and brings us together as a family. Please e-mail me if you would be willing to help. Any support will be appreciated!

We are excited to be using for all schedules and communications this season.  The app can be used on a desktop or smart phone. Previous team parents should have received an invitation to join the group. For new members and those who have NOT received an invite, please e-mail me with your contact information and you will receive one soon. As this is the first time we’re using this program, there may be a bit of a learning curve.

Workout Schedule

Who: 1st through 6th grade students

Mon: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
Tue: Kagefit, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
        Kagefit, 6:00-7:15 PM
Thu: 5:00-6:10 PM
Fri: Kagefit, 5:30-6:30 PM

Workouts will include technique, (age appropriate) conditioning, speed, and strength training.

Since we are still unable to use Auburn Junior High, we will practice at Kagefit and Auburn MMA during the regular season.

This will mean a few changes from previous years.  First, along with those in the Auburn City Schools systems, we will be combining forces with wrestlers from adjacent school districts which will actually be to our benefit.  Second, monthly fees will now be required (see below for details).

Auburn MMA
Auburn Mixed Martial Arts offers classes for children and adults, individuals and families, in an encouraging fun,safe, and positive environment. Our students build strength and confidence while getting in shape.
Link to website     Address: 
2515 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830

We are a privately owned and operated business who truly cares about customer service and making sure we provide the best Adult and Children Mixed Martial Arts Classes possible at an affordable price.
Link to website      Address: 
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801

Equipment: T-shirt, shorts, wrestling shoes (highly recommended)

Auburn MMA: Youth members currently enrolled in one of Auburn MMA classes / teams will not be assessed an additional fee to wrestle.  They are also allowed to attend wrestling practices at Kagefit at no extra cost.

Kagefit: Those not currently enrolled in Kagefit’s wrestling program will require a fee of $69/month paid to Kagefit. The normal $69 registration fee is waived. A portion of the monthly fee will be apportioned to Auburn MMA for those who practice at both locations.

Any questions, please ask!

Coach Clem Tanaka
Cell: (334) 728-1209

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