If you have indicated that you would like to make partial payments for the wrestling membership dues, final payments were due. November 19th.
If you have not made payment arrangements, please do so at this time. Membership payments wil be closed online on December 10th, and all payments will need to be made in person via cash or check. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Shuman, Etowah Wrestling Booster President.
We had a tournament scheduled for December 22 in Loganville. However, we have come to the conclusion that we will need to cancel this tournament due to funding and final exams. We are making every effort to replace this tournament with an alternative tournament; perhaps a one day, or a closer to home tournament.
Please take note of the calendar on the website and I will try to post updates as we make them to the schedule on the website, on Facebook and Twitter.
This Friday and Saturday's tournament will be held at Woodstock High School. We will weigh in from 430-530pm on Friday. Teams will be weighed in based on the order in which they arrive. Saturday will have a second weigh in from 7-8am in the same place. The gate fee for one-day spectator pass is $7 or a two-day pass for $12. Student tickets are $3 for each day. There will be no coolers allowed in the gym.
Please do not arrive before 345pm on Friday to prevent any transportation issues with busses. Also, when you do arrive make sure you adhere to the Parking map directions below. The Middle school is located next to the high school and their busses to do not leave till 415.
The format will be 24 Team Varsity individual double elimination tournament ran on 5 mats both days. Only one entry per weight class is allowed for each team. There will be medals for 1st-3rd and award trophies to teams finishing 1s-3rd. Scoring will be kept up to 6th place. All consolation rounds will run 1-2-2 to keep matches moving.
Christian Academy of Knoxville
West Forsyth B
Schedule for the tournament is as follows:
430-530 Weigh ins
530-545 Coaches Meeting
545-7pm 1st Round
7-830pm 2nd Round
830-945pm 1st Round Consolation Round
945-1030 2nd Round Consolation Round
7-8am Weigh ins
8-830 Coaches Meeting
830-930 Championship 1/4s
930-1030 3rd Round Consolation
1030-1130 Championship Semis
1130-1215pm Consolation 1/4s
1215-1245 Lunch Break
1245-130 Consolation Semis
Please post any questions or comments below. I will be happy to answer.
This years Thanksgiving tournament looks promising and looks like a big team building activity. We will begin moving mats around 1pm today. We will need all hands on deck. Details to follow for teams, pools and mats. If you volunteered to work at concessions or ticket sales, and have not received an email, please call Deanna Shuman at 912-541-3053. See you all on the mats!
Our first tournament is at River Ridge High School, this Saturday. We will be meeting at the Etowah high school wrestling gym at 6am. Please be on time.
If you need a ride from your house to the school, please respond to this email or discuss with Coach Lutz ahead of time. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REPORT LACK OF PARTICIPATION. We will do everything we can to get you there. The overall success of the team depends on participation!
We will check weight and plan to depart from the high school around 630am. It is the responsibility of the wrestler to know their weight and maintain it. Weigh ins begin at 7am. Please ensure that you are adequately hydrated for the tournament.
The night before the tournament, wrestlers should ensure they eat a meal full of complex carbohydrates along with a bit of protein to ensure competitors will have energy deep into the tournament. Good examples of these foods are grapes, apples, oranges, and trail mix. Wrestlers should ensure they are fully hydrated after weigh ins with water or a sports drink. Eating carbohydrate rich snacks following weigh ins such as bagels, graham crackers, pretzels, bananas, yogurt and granola will be helpful. Following a match, wrestlers should have a meal to recover which incorporates carbohydrates, proteins and fluids. There will be a concessions stand at the tournament, so if parents are not planning to attend, please plan to bring money for concessions.
There are several parents who have offered to car pool. If you are attending the event and have not been contacted and you are available to carpool, please respond to this email to let me know you are available and how many seats you have. If you are making plans to attend, the tournament will begin at 9am. Directions to the school are here.
There will be a total of ten teams participating. We are currently in pool A and willl be wrestling Mt. Pisgah, the first round on Mat 4. Round 2 we have a Bye. Round 3 we will wrestle OLA on mat 4. Round 4 we will be on mat 3 wrestling Gordon Lee. Finally, we will wrestle South Cobb on Mat 4. It is advised for best spectator seats to sit nearest these mats.
All wrestlers are expected to wear their Etowah gear and the yellow shirts. All parents are encouraged to come and support the team. If you are not able to attend, please look for highlights on the website blog following the tournament. Every attempt will be made to update the roster following the tournament. Thanks for your continued support as parents and wrestlers and we are looking forward to a great season.