There were many successes this weekend! Congrats to:
1) the 20 Spartans who advanced to the USA Region D Tournament next Saturday in Mexico, Mo., by placing in the top six at districts
2) the many Spartans who placed at the AAU Gold and Blue State tournaments at St. Charles West, including GOLD Champions Jayce Davis and Christian Tucker and BLUE Champions Miller Austin, Logan Rubinstein, Gavin Linsman and Gage Basala
3) Jr. Spartan Miller Austin, who earned the AAU Triple Crown award by becoming champion at AAU State, the Missouri Challenge and the Ozark District tournament this season!
Great way to represent, Spartans!
Those wrestlers advancing to the Region D tournament should visit the tournament page on Trackwrestling for full info. To find the flier, go to Trackwrestling.com and search the events for Region D. It will come up. If you enter the tournament and click on the Information tab, you can click on the link to the flier from that page. (Copying the link never seems to work or I'd have pasted it here for you.)
If you haven't made a hotel reservation for Friday night after weigh-ins yet, don't delay. Rooms in Mexico fill up fast, but you can also stay in Kingdom City and have a little longer drive.
If your son places in the top FOUR at regionals, he will qualify for the state tournament the following weekend in Kansas City. If this is the case, please find Julie Graham in the stands and pay her the $35 entry fee for the state tournament AND order/pay for state T-shirts if desired BEFORE LEAVING. Note that all wrestlers must weigh in and show up ready to wrestle even if they have four or fewer wrestlers in their brackets in order to advance to the state tournament.
It is a good idea to make a tentative hotel reservation just in case if you haven't already. Some of the team are staying at the Homewood Suites near the airport, but there are plenty of places to choose from. You can find the state tournament flier by searching Trackwrestling for 2019 Missouri USA State Wrestling Tournament.
Just a reminder that I will be at FHC from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 for singlet turn-ins. Please make sure all singlets are clean before turning in.
It's been a great season, Spartans! Stay tuned for information on our year-end banquet and summer camps!