Our Collegiate wrestling season has drawn to a close, Kid's State and the Jamboree being the culmination of the season. Now is the time that we move into Spring Wrestling, Wednesday Feb 18 is the introduction to this wrestling. There are two types of wrestling Freestyle and Greco Roman that we wrestle in the Spring, you have probably seen these in the Olympics or any International wrestling competition; we are the only country in the world that wrestles Collegiate also known as Folkstyle. While the scoring is a little different and we teach a few new moves, wrestling is wrestling, we can still pin with a half nelson, arm bar or head and arm. Why Spring Wrestling? Simply put, at Kid's State, High School State or the NCAA's the wrestlers that stand at the top of the podium wrestle in the Spring. They get valuable "Mat Time" and that is important for your wrestlers to grow in this sport. They learn mat awareness, where they are during a match, they learn some new moves, and as we all the know, the more tools in the tool box, the easier the job; mostly they get more practice and matches lending to their ability and confidence. If this is something that you are interested in, please go to our website, Newberg Mat Club, and sign up your wrestler online for this fun bonus season. A couple of things for you parents, first, practices are Monday, Wednesday and every other Thursday(please pick up a copy of the Spring Schedule in the Wrestling Room). Secondly tournaments are fewer and run shorter in length than our Collegiate season. We never rain out of practice or tournaments, so sign up, show up and give it a try, it is a lot of fun!
Friday and Saturday is the Three Rivers District Wrestling Tournament. Due to this being an OSAA controlled event, we can not secure the family passes, although we would still love to fill the stands! Please plan on coming and supporting Newberg Wrestling once again, our High School Wrestlers LOVE the support that you and your wrestlers bring. We can't thank you enough for your continued support, just know this, Newberg Wrestling is your program! To show our support as One Wrestling Family, we'd all like to dress in same colors both days, FRIDAY WE WEAR GOLD, SATURDAY WE WEAR BLUE! Wrestling on Friday begins at 2:00 pm and on Saturday begins at 10:00 am in the main gym. The Championship round is slated to begin Saturday at 6:00 pm. This year Districts will be a dog fight for the championship, with Newberg in the thick of if! Coach Russo, his staff and wrestlers are very excited about Districts, wanting to win the championship title at home! Again, please come and show your support!
Monday Feb 23 is our Mat Club Dessert, please plan on attending and enjoying some time with our wrestling family away from wrestling. Our club has grown so much over the years that we are going to split things up, if your last name begins with A-K please bring your favorite dessert/desserts to share with all, L-Z please bring a favorite snack, low in sugar to share with all. We will have plates, utensils, napkins, ice cream, coffee, juice and water at the Newberg High School Main Commons, the dessert will run from 6:30-8:00. Please have your wrestler return their clean singlet to the dessert, not to worry if your are wrestling in the Spring, we have a different singlet for that season. Pictures will be handed out to the wrestlers at the dessert as well. Please plan on attending, it is always a fun time!
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