Team Braves policy is to allow any wrestler to attend any scheduled practice. We encourage our wrestlers to attend the practice(s) that we have scheduled for their age group or skill level. This post has our current practice schedule as of November 3, 2014. Our practice schedule is subject to change, we will modify and change this schedule as needed through out our season. All changes will be noted in our weekly email, and posted on this website.
Monday: Practice will be from 6 – 7 for all wrestlers ages 7 and younger
Tuesday: 6 – 7:30 for all wrestlers 8 and Older
Wednesday: 6 – 7:30 for all wrestlers 8 and Older
Thursday: 6 – 7 for all wrestlers ages 7 and younger & 6 – 7:30 for all wrestlers 8 and Older
Our middle school age wrestlers and national level competitors will practice all 4 nights of the week from 6 – 8:30, any wrestler is welcome to stay late for these practices. The late practices will be very tough and we highly encourage parents of younger and less experienced wrestlers to stay and observe the level of intensity that we expect from the wrestlers who attend, just to be sure that your kid(s) can handle it.
See you all in the wrestling room!
Over the past weekend Team Braves had 3 wrestlers compete in the King of the Mountain tournament in Castle Rock CO. The King of the Mountain tournament is part of USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Tour of America series, drawing in high level competition from 16 states this year.
True Beginner Bantam 59-64 – Avery Dalton’s placed 4th
Intermediate 55 – Benjamin Whitright – dnp
Novice 100 – Bradley Whitright’s placed 2nd
Over the weekend while most of us were recovering from over eating on Thanksgiving, and shopping on Black Friday, Two of our wrestlers took the trip to Johnstown CO to compete in the Grappling Gobbler tournament.
Ben Whitright finished the day in 5th place, and Bradley Whitright earned a 3rd place finish.
Bryce Meredith is a special young man, he is polite, he is respectful, and he is a long time member of Team Braves Wrestling Club. Last month I was very excited when I found out that Bryce had earned the right to represent the NC State Wolfpack at 133 pounds. I have to admit that I expected Bryce to have some success because of the type of athlete he is, but I am truly amazed with how well he is doing.
On Saturday (November 22nd) Bryce got his his first taste of wrestling in college, Meredith came out strong, going 2 – 0 in the first two duals of the season. In his season opener (November 22nd) Bryce defeated Tyler Ziegler of Gardner-Webb 8-2, and then came back later that afternoon to beat Eric Montoya 4-1 when the NC State Wolfpack faced off against the Cornhuskers.
On Sunday (November 23rd) NC State hosted the Wolfpack Duals. In his first match Sunday Morning Bryce scored a Major decision against Felix Casa del Valle of Lindsey Wilson, beating him 10-2. Next on the schedule was a battle against American University’s Josh Terao, who was able to give Bryce his first defeat at the collegiate level winning the bout 9 – 2. After suffering his first defeat Meredith still had to come back out for one more dual, his final bout of the weekend he defeated Asher Goodwin of Pembroke by fall at 4:30.
On Saturday (November 29th) the NC State wrestling team won two of its three duals while competing at the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals. The Wolfpack started with a 36-0 win over Kutztown, then downed Hofstra 27-9, and ended the day with a narrow 20-13 loss to #3 Cornell. Meredith was one of only three NC State wrestlers to go 3-0!
Team Braves will only have practice on Monday Nov. 24 and Tuesday Nov. 25 during the week of Thanksgiving.
We would like to invite All of our wrestlers to these practices starting at 6 on both nights.
The Team Braves coaches and board of directors hopes that each and every one of our wrestlers has a fantastic holiday and enjoys a couple of nights out of the wrestling room.
This past Saturday was an awesome day, Team Braves had 14 young wrestlers take to the mat at East High School for some great competition. Several members of our coaching staff were able to watch and coach these young athletes throughout the day and we were all happy to see that our athletes were having a lot of fun.
4 Under 40-43 – Brock Bentley’s place is 3rd
8 Under 46-49 – Bert Hooper’s place is 5th
8 Under 50-54 – Auston Carl’s place is 3rd
8 Under 55-60 – Marco DeBella’s place is 2nd
8 Under 57-60 – Benjamin Whitright’s place is 2nd
8 Under 58-63 – Liam Fox’s place is 3rd
8 Under 58-63 – Wyatt Weiss’s place is 4th
8 Under 60-65 – Trigg Thompson’s place is 3rd
8 Under 64-69 – Jaxon Farella’s place is 1st
12 Under 102-111 – Bradley Whitright’s place is 3rd
6 Under 41-44 – Judson Farella’s place is 4th
6 Under 52-52 – Bryce Bentley’s place is 4th
10 Under 60-66 – Cole Hilliker’s place is 3rd
10 Under 69-76 – Slater Bates’s place is 5th
If any of the results that I have posted from this event are incorrect, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know so I can get them updated.
Team Braves is officially off and running for the 2014 – 2015 season. We would like to invite you to this years parent meeting, during this meeting our Board of Directors will be present to answer any questions that you may have. We will also be accepting registrations during the meeting.
We would like to see you all there:
October 22 – Parent Meeting 6:15PM or 7:15PM at Central High School
Border War – Three Style Tournament
Central High School – 5500 Education Drive Cheyenne, WY 82009
Details: P.P.W.L. / W.A.W.A. Sanctioned Folkstyle Tournament
When: January 18th 9:00 AM
-Weigh In Procedures:
-Wrestlers will be divided by age, weight, and ability wherever possible. No Seeding, no weight classes. All scratch weights.
-Round Robin Brackets for all three styles. Your wrestler will get matches!
-Double Bracketing is allowed across age divisions only. Separate entry fee for each bracket entered in.
-USA card required for each wrestler
-Red & Blue singlets are preferred for FS/GR but will not be required.
-All Coaches need a USA coach’s card (worn visibly) to coach mat-side, Temporary Pass may be purchased at the tournament for a fee
-Entry Fee for each wrestler is $20 for Folkstyle | $15 each or $20 for both FS & GR (Discount Online Only). www.trackwrestling.com
-Walk-up registrations for FS/GR will be accepted until completion of folkstyle (No Discount for Walk-ups).
Clubs please pay for Folkstyle with one single club check on Saturday or by Credit/Debit card on the PPWL website after registering. All wrestlers entered into the tournament must be paid for by your team, even if the wrestler doesn’t show up.
FS/GR Registration can be paid online when registering. FS/GR Registration is OPEN.
On Saturday we had 14 wrestlers compete at the Wild West Shootout over in Laramie. Below you will find their results, taken directly from Trackwrestling.com.
Wild West Shootout PPWL Results for Team Braves
- 4 Under 38-39 – Stetson Osborn’s place is 3rd
- 8 Under 53-54 – Benjamin Whitright’s place is unknown and
- 8 Under 67-69 – Davin Mattimoe’s place is 2nd
- 8 Under 68-72 – Kayden Tafoya’s place is 3rd
- 12 Under 77-87 – Damien Mason’s place is 2nd
- 12 Under 93-99 – Nathan Lundberg’s place is 2nd
- 12 Under 93-99 – Bradley Whitright’s place is 3rd
- 6 Under 55-60 – Liam Fox’s place is 2nd
- 6 Under 47-47 – Michael Vanwey’s place is 3rd
- 10 Under 53-59 – Benjamin Whitright’s place is 4th
- 10 Under 71-73 – Slater Bates’s place is 3rd
- 10 Under 73-82 – Andrew Johnson’s place is 2nd
- 10 Under 84-94 – Bradley Whitright’s place is 2nd
- 14 Under 84-90 – Damien Mason’s place is 4th
On Saturday we had 21 wrestlers compete at the Thunder Throwdown here in Cheyenne. Below you will find their results, taken directly from Trackwrestling.com.
Thunder Throwdown PPWL Results for Team Braves
- 4 Under 35-38 – Stetson Osborn’s place is 3rd
- 8 Under 53-54 – Benjamin Whitright’s place is 3rd
- 8 Under 55-58 – Wyatt Weiss’s place is 4th
- 8 Under 66-69 – Davin Mattimoe’s place is 4th
- 8 Under 67-70 – Jack Koenig’s place is 2nd
- 12 Under 88-95 – Damien Mason’s place is 3rd
- 12 Under 88-95 – Nathan Lundberg’s place is 4th
- 12 Under 88-95 – Bradley Whitright’s place is 5th
- 12 Under 100-109 – Cole Correra’s place is 3rd
- 12 Under 137-166 – Jim Koenig’s place is 2nd
- 6 Under 44-46 A – Michael Vanwey’s place is 1st
- 6 Under 49-55 – Liam Fox’s place is 2nd
- 6 Under 49-53 – Caiden Johnson’s place is 3rd
- 6 Under 59-70 – Kayden Tafoya’s place is 2nd
- 10 Under 54-60 – Lucas Hinton’s place is 5th
- 10 Under 69-75 – Luke Gallagher’s place is 1st
- 10 Under 70-77 – Slater Bates’s place is 6th
- 10 Under 78-84 – Tyler Helvig’s place is 1st
- 10 Under 78-84 – Andrew Johnson’s place is 3rd
- 10 Under 85-93 – Bradley Whitright’s place is 2nd
- 14 Under 80-88 – Damien Mason’s place is 2nd