Hi Spartan Wrestling Family~
It has been a great year of wrestling. We have 26 wrestlers signed up to compete at AAU State.
Below is details for AAU State Tournament:
AAU STATE WEIGH-IN
Location: St. Charles West High School
Your wrestler must weigh-in. And be at or the below the weight selected at registration. See below.
St Charles West High School – 3601 Droste Rd – St Charles MO 63301
• Friday, February 25th - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Blue & Gold Division only / All Age Groups
• Saturday, February 26th - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Gold Division only: Tot-Midget-Novice
• Saturday, February 26th - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Gold Division only: Bantam-Schoolboy-Cadet
• Sunday, February 27th - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – Blue Division only: Bantam-Midget-Novice
• Sunday, February 27th - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Blue Division only: Schoolboy-Cadet
AAU GOLD Tournament
Saturday, February 26th (Gold Division only): Tot-Midget-Novice - 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 26th (Gold Division only): Bantam-Schoolboy-Cadet - 1:00 p.m. (Approx. Start)
AAU Blue Tournament
Location: St. Charles West High School
Sunday, February 27th (Blue Division only): Bantam-Midget-Novice - 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 27th (Blue Division only): Schoolboy-Cadet - 2:00 p.m. (Approx. Start)
Link to Flyer:
Hi Spartan Family~
Great showing at the Howell Tournament this past weekend! Let's keep the hard work going through February.
Unfortunately, the Jr. Patriot Tournament was cancelled...therefore the tournaments left this season are AAU State and USA State Series. Please read through material below and/or check out the sign-up board.
Both tournaments need registration completed by Tuesday, Feb.15th.
As always please let me know if you have any questions. (Anne 314-322-8403)
Location: St. Charles Westj
Dates: Gold (1st Year Wrestlers) is Saturday, Feb. 26 and Blue (Experienced) is Sunday, Feb, 27th
Weigh-In is required see flyer via link for dates and times.
Link to Flyer:
USA State Series
REGIONALS: Complete Details TBD
STATE: Complete Details TBD
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Dates: March 11-13th Last year each age group had different date/time of wrestling.
Cost: $25 (I think )
Another great Spartan showing today at Francis Howell North.
Practice Tues and Thursday this week 6-8pm
Wednesday Night come out and support the High School Spartans. They are wrestling in a quad dual starting at 5pm.
Next tournament is Defend the Den held at Northwest High School on Sunday, Dec. 12
Registration for Defend the Den is Due Tuesday 12.7.201 by end of practice. Flyer included below.
Here is list of tournaments we have planned along with registration deadlines.
Hi Spartan Wrestling Family-
It is hard to believe that most of the kids have been practicing for a month and it is Thanksgiving next week.
Practice Reminder: Practice is Tuesday, 11/23 6-8 pm and Wednesday, 11/24 6-8 pm this week
Please sign-up to Volunteer. If you can't volunteer at the tournament, there are other opportunities to work the dual meets for the high school team.
Spartan Shirt & Shorts: the order is in for the Spartan Shirt and Shirts. This was part of the registration fee. We are hopeful but not guaranteed to have them for our home tournament. We will distribute at practice when we receive them.
Hi Spartan Wrestling Family~
It is time to sign up for the first tournament, which is our home tournament. Our tournament is a good opportunity to put some context to what your child has been learning in practice.
Starting Tuesday, November 9th the sign-up board will be set-up outside the main wrestling room before each practice. We currently have tournament details for the first four tournaments. Below is brief outline of the tournament timelines. Details of the tournament will be available at the sign-up board. I will be there Tuesday to answer any question you have about sign-up.
Reminders Regarding Registration:
Last call for wrestlers entering 4th grade & up to register for Spartan-Style Wrestling Camps!
If your child wants to get back on the mats this summer to improve their skills for next season, register today for one or both weeks of skill camps this summer! Late registrations are accepted, but may not receive a T-shirt. Register today!
Congratulations, State Placers!
Congratulations to our Spartans who represented the club at the USA & AAU state tournaments, especially to those who brought home the hardware!
USA State Qualifying Team
Michael McCrady - 2nd Place
Bailey Bridges - 3rd Place
Nevaeh Smith - 2nd Place
AAU State Placers
Max Narrow - 3rd
Henry Hoffman - 4th
Walker Austin - 4th
Miller Austin - 2nd
Michael McCrady - 3rd
Sam Golden - Champion
Mackenzie Theriault - 3rd
Way to go, Spartans!
Our final singlet return night will be Monday! I'll be at the back (baseball field side) sidewalk, and you can drive by and drop off your child's singlet from 6 to 7 p.m. If you do not make this, your alternative is to drop the singlet off at the FHC office to Coach Cross' attention. All singlets must be received NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 31 to avoid deposit forfeiture.
Spartan-Style Wrestling Camps
Registration is now open for Spartan-Style Wrestling Camps! We will have two camps that are open to wrestlers entering grades 4-12. Visit fhcsummercamps.com for dates and registration!
We are working on a separate camp for wrestlers who were Mini-Spartans this year and will forward that information as soon as it is finalized.
Thanks to all for a great season! It wasn't quite what were were used to, but I think most of us felt pretty fortunate to have what we did. We look forward to a much more normal season (with many more local tournaments) next year!
We've heard this question from several of you over the past week, and here's the answer:
Thursday, 2/25 will be the last practice of the season for anyone not participating in either
1) the USA State series or
2) the AAU State Tournament, March 20-21
Beginning next week, everyone continuing will practice together in the cafeteria, as we have to share the wrestling room with the high-school baseball team starting in March.
Singlets may be returned at the END of practice Thursday (7:30-8 p.m.) in the cafeteria for anyone not continuing, and singlet deposits will be returned. We will have a second singlet return night after the AAU State Tournament. If you are not concerned with receiving your check back and are happy with us tearing it up, you are also always welcome to drop a singlet by the FHC office in a bag, labeled with Coach Cross' name and your child's name. Any singlets not returned by March 31 are subject to deposit forfeiture.
In a normal year, the AAU State Tournament would be happening this weekend, but this year it is much later due to all the Covid-related schedule changes for both high-school and youth wrestling. We understand why some families might elect not to participate in these late-season events due to the impact on other sports seasons starting up.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility this year as we had fewer competitive events from which to choose and even fewer close by. Next year, knock on wood, everything should be normal again!
Good luck to all our Spartans as they wind down the season!
Hope you're all enjoying the Great Thaw of 2021! After two weeks of not being able to practice, we are looking forward to getting our wrestlers back at it this week!
We had a small group of six wrestlers sign up for the USA Districts/Regionals/State series that starts next weekend. There will be a seeding meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 at Drury Plaza Conference Center, 3351 Percy Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, and we will need at least one volunteer to make the drive to attend. They ask that representatives be there by 6:45. Parents, please talk amongst yourselves and determine who will attend the seeding meeting on our club's behalf. The rest of the parents will need to submit their child's head-to-head season match results to that parent prior to the meeting. If no one attends the meeting, our wrestlers will not be seeded and instead drawn randomly into brackets. Wrestlers registered are:
Jaxon Jundt, Miller Austin, Michael McCrady, Enzo Hernandez, Garo Sams and Owen McCracken.
IMPORTANT: Please bring $20 cash to pay Anne Jundt for Regionals should your wrestler qualify by placing in the top six. This must be paid before leaving the district tournament. Here is the link to the flier for Regionals.
Good luck to all of our Spartans!
Email and Remind Messages
I'd like the parents of all of our wrestlers to please make sure that BOTH parents are signed up for both emails AND Remind messages. Please tell anyone who has somehow avoided doing so up to now that they can sign up for email by visiting our web site at www.swczone.com and entering their name and email address on the signup form. You sign up for Remind messages by texting the message @leanncr to the number 81010.
I have tried to clean up both lists to remove inactive participants, but if I missed removing anyone who should no longer be on this list, please respond to this message and let me know. I also removed all members of our Remind list whom I did not recognize or who did not list their full name. If you were removed and still need to be on the list, please rejoin and list your full name so I can tell which wrestler you belong to. Thanks!
AAU State Tournament
The last tournament on our schedule for this season is the AAU State Tournament, which will be held March 20 & 21 at Seckman High School. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, there is no Gold division just for beginners this year, so everyone will be bracketed together. Our wrestlers usually do very well at this tournament, so let's keep up the tradition and finish the season strong!
If you would like to register, Venmo the $38 fee to @LeAnn-Cross by noon, Tuesday, March 16 (or send to practice by Thursday, March 11), along with this information:
Have a great week!