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.