Lots of info in this last update of 2017!
Schedule for this week:
Monday, Jan. 1: No practice. Happy New Year!
Tuesday, Jan. 2: Jr. Spartan practice will be moved to 11:30-1:30, right after high school practice, so that our coaches can enjoy the rest of the day at home when they are finished. This applies to both rooms.
Wednesday, Jan. 3: Minis practice 5:30-6:45
Thursday, Jan. 4: Junior Spartans practice 6-8 p.m.
ALL WRESTLERS NEED TO HAVE AN UPDATED WEIGHT TAKEN THIS WEEK.
Just a reminder to all of our parents to check their wrestler's fingernails to see if they need to be trimmed prior to practices and tournaments! Some of their partners have been dealing with scratches on their faces and arms, etc.
Mehlville Oakville Tournament - Jan. 7
Thursday is the deadline to register for the Mehlville Oakville Wrestling Club tournament at Mehlville High School next Sunday, Jan. 7. Important note: Novices have been moved to the afternoon session. Tots, Bantams and Midgets start at 9 a.m; Novices, Schoolboys and Cadets begin at 1 p.m. There is also a $2 admission fee for this tournament.
AAU Ozark District Tournament - Jan. 14
The deadline for this tournament is also Thursday! You will need to select Blue or Gold division (or both if any of our first-years are feeling ambitious) AND a weight class. Although we will check weights at practice, it is your responsibility to select the weight class your wrestler will compete at in this tournament. All wrestlers will weigh in and must weigh at or below the chosen weight class. Wrestlers who do not make weight will not be allowed to wrestle. Please review the flier thoroughly for complete information.
There is a seeding meeting for the Blue Division of this tournament, so Blue Division wrestlers should include seeding information with their registration. This can be written on or attached to the registration form or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This info would include finish at last year's Triple Crown events, USA state tourney, this year's overall record and head-to-head competition results. If information is not provided, your wrestler may not be seeded at the tournament.
Each year, Missouri holds a District Duals tournament. Each of the eight USA wrestling districts puts together two dual teams, one of 10U kids and one of 14U kids, and those teams compete against dual teams from the seven other districts for district bragging rights. If your wrestler is interested in this opportunity, info is below on how to wrestle off for a spot:
To register to wrestle-off for the District Dual Team, please complete the online form:
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
2503 W 16th Street
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, MO 65301
January 4 & 5 (If second evening is needed)
At Thoroughbred Wrestling Academy:
830 Fee Fee Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Referees have been secured for the wrestle-offs, as to maintain an unbiased atmosphere and ensure the integrity of the process. In order to be included in the wrestle-offs, athletes must have a current USA Card registered with a District 8 club.
Wrestlers must make the scratch weight they plan to wrestle at the duals +2 lbs. (for example: wrestling 105, must be 107 or below at wrestle-off)
Once the wrestle-offs have been completed, team members will receive complete information on the event.
District 8 Dual Team will have 3 organized practices, and team members will be required to attend two of those three practices:Practice #1: Wednesday, January 10 - TWA; 6:30-8:00pm
Practice #2: Thursday, January 18 - Lindbergh HS; 6:00-8:00pm
Practice #3: Thursday, January 25 - Lafayette HS; 6:00-8:00pm
Please join our Facebook Group: On Facebook, Search: "Mo District 8 Wrestling"
USA 6U and Rookie State Tournaments: Sat., Jan. 27
USA Wrestling holds separate tournament for 6U and wrestlers who are holding a USA card for the first time. In the past, we have had wrestlers do really well at these two tournaments! Because Mini-Spartans do not receive a USA card with their club registration, any Mini who wants to participate will need to purchase a USA card. The registration for the 6&Under and Rookie State Tournaments is open on Trackwrestling.com.
The link to register for the 6&Under Tournament is:
The link to register for the Rookie Tournament is:
http://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/BasicPreReg1.jsp?tournamentGroupId=17564132&TIM=1514573763675&twSessionId=jyqcczmtwrfthgo Flier: www.trackwrestling.com/tw/uploads/O-36231132-RookieInformationSheet_2017.docx
2018 MO/USA Women's Folkstyle State - March 04, 2018
in the Burns Athletic Center on the Missouri Valley College Campus. The link to the Women's Folkstyle State is:
Missouri Nationals - Sunday, Feb. 4, Lebanon, MO (USA Tournament)
We generally have quite a few wrestlers who compete in Missouri Nationals each year in Lebanon, MO. We will submit a team roster in late January. There are also divisions for Novices and Girls. Fliers will be in the registration board.
Missouri Nationals flier:
Have a safe and happy new year!