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We would like to thank the following for their generous donations :
Checkered Flag Embroidery & Screen Printing
Slama’s Lawn and Sport
Mark Judd Concrete
Agventure Spangler Seed/Greg Finkel
Freedom Baitz/Coplien Family
Reedsburg Country Club
Just One Bar
Jay’s Power Center
Petersen Hereford Hogs
Fishy’s Bar & Grill
Cancun Mexican Restaurant
Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Community First Bank
Flood Zone Bar
Triple H Construction
Horkan’s Custom Concepts
Oak Tree Gobblers
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts
Don Larson Auto Store
Carr Valley Cheese Factory
Oscar Mayer Foods
Precision Automotive Repair
Grede Foundry, LLC
Trail Break Pizza
Todd and Carla Herritz
Reedsburg Utility Commission and LaValle Telephone Company
Membership to the club is $15 per year. The club will pay for 5 tournaments and provide a t-shirt with each membership. Each wrestler is also required to purchase a USA Wrestling card. USA Wrestling is the organization that currently governs freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. USA Wrestling is also the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee. The card costs $40.
Wrestlers also need gear. Most wrestlers wrestle in a singlet ($35-$70), head gear ($30-$40) and wrestling shoes ($20-$100). Some used items may be available for sale from other families. None of these items are required… some wrestlers wear shorts and a t-shirt, and clean (non-street) tennis shoes. Some wrestlers wear knee pads and mouth guards as well.
The club will pay for your wrestler to attend 5 tournaments as a team. Tournaments the club will be attending are announced as soon as they are determined. There are opportunities to wrestle almost every weekend in January, February and March. Our coaches will keep parents up to date about which tournaments they will be attending in addition to the 5 mentioned above. Entry into tournaments cost from about $8-$15 per wrestler and $0-$5 per spectator.
Since this is a parent run club we will also ask for a $75 deposit from each family. This deposit will be returned if your family completes 5 hours of volunteer time for the club. A minimum of one shift must be worked at the home tournament. If your family is unable to work one shift at the home tounament, other arrangements will need to be made with the head coach, tounament director or a board member. Working more than one shift is greatly appreciated.
The Coaching Staff of Reedsburg Youth Wrestling are USA Wrestling trained coaches and have passed a background check. This is a parent run wrestling club. As a collective group of parents we all interact with each other’s children. We all support and encourage “the kids in the club”, or “our kids”.
- Always have fun
- Always work hard. Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
- No talking when a coach is talking.
- Always look at the coach when they are talking. Coaches want to see eye contact.
- Have a great attitude
- Conduct yourself in a way you will always be proud of
- Remember school comes first. Work hard in the classroom.
- Be your own best coach
- Take the coaches advice… they only want the best for you
- Be passionate about the sport of wrestling
- Come to all available practices
- Educate yourself on the sport of wrestling
- Eat correctly
- Get enough sleep
- Use visualization
- Watch your matches on tape and critique yourself