Boyertown Bears Wrestling

Nik Christine named new HS head coach

Nik ChristineAt a recent school board meeting, Nik Christine was approved as the 8th high school head coach in Boyertown wrestling history.

Coach Christine (pronounced "chris-TEIN") is a 2011 graduate of Indian Valley HS in Lewistown, PA and was a three-year starter on the varsity wrestling team for the Warriors. After high school, he attended Lycoming College where he was a member of the wrestling team for four years before graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in History along with certifications in Secondary and Special Education.

At Lycoming, he wrestled everywhere from 174 pounds up through heavyweight while also being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference and the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference All-Academic teams multiple times.

After college, Coach Christine spent the 2015-16 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Lycoming. Since then he has coached at many clubs including Ken Chertow, Black Dog, and Bison Legends. This past season he was a volunteer assistant coach for Bellwood Antis HS. He has also begun working towards his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

In addition to being named the head wrestling coach, he also recently started as a Social Studies teacher at BASH.

The full coaching staff will be announced closer to the start of the season.

Welcome Coach Christine to the Boyertown Wrestling family!

Sign up for the 2019 Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving morning, Wellness Council of Boyertown is hosting the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The 5K run and 1 mile walk begins at 9am 11/28 at Boyertown Park. We encourage the wrestlers, parents and siblings to sign up and join in the 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk. Register online at 2019 Turkey Trot and select Join A Team. Our team name is Boyertown Wrestling. The team with the most participants wins a prize. Happy Trotting!

Coach Jones Steps Down as Head Coach

In early September, Bears Head Coach Dave Jones announced that he was stepping down as Boyertown's head coach after two years at the helm of the program. Jones' resignation letter to the Boyertown wrestling family can be viewed at the link below.

Jones took over the high school program prior to the 2017-18 season and led it for two seasons, compiling an overall record of 29-17. He took over from Pete Ventresca after having served as an assistant on his staff for one season. Prior to that he was the head coach at Junior High West for three seasons.

Jones is a 2007 graduate of Boyertown in which he compiled a 102-44 record before heading to Messiah to wrestle collegiately. He is currently a health and physical education teacher at BASH.

We wish Dave all the best, thank him for his years in the program, and hope to see him matside again real soon!

Check out the latest Boyertown Wrestling spirit wear!

The spirit wear store is open! This year the Youth Club is operating the spirit wear store for all levels of Boyertown Wrestling. So, the link below will serve as the spirit wear order for the YOUTH, MIDDLE, and HIGH School wrestlers. We are placing orders now through October 18 to ensure delivery by Christmas. Just a couple of things to note:

  • The Youth Club is purchasing the black tees for the Step Level wrestlers (grades 1-6) as part of their registration. Do not purchase this tee for your Step Level wrestlers!
  • During checkout, you will see a box under the total asking you to, "Add additional note to merchant (optional)." This is not optional. Please be sure to enter your wrestler's name in that box, as well as indicate his or her wrestling level (Step 1, 2, 3, Middle School West, Middle School East, High School) so that we know where to deliver your items.
  • We will let you know when the orders arrive.
  • Email Becky Bush rebkbush@gmail.com with questions.

Use this link to order: https://squareup.com/store/RUDIS-Boyertown-Youth

BAWA Golf Outing Cancelled for 2019

BAWA has released this statement regarding the 2019 Golf Outing:

As you may know we unfortunately had to cancel our August 11th, 2019 golf outing with a plan to reschedule at a later date this September. We regret that this had to occur, but unfortunately one of the key individuals involved with the management and running of this event suffered the loss of a very close friend just days prior and the services fell directly on the day that was scheduled for this event.

After the postponement, the committee set forth in an attempt to find a suitable replacement date to run this wonderful event. However, to our disappointment it became very clear that several weekends in September were not available or would not allow for a large portion of the teams registered to participate. This left us looking into October and these dates ran us directly in to other large events scheduled in the immediate area.

Based on all these factors, the committee has decided that it would be best to cancel this year's event and plan for a fresh start in the spring. Our financial lead has retained all checks and funds submitted for this event and will be returning all of these items to the appropriate registrants and corporate sponsors over the next few days. We want you to feel secure in knowing that your funds are protected and will be returned. We would also like to thank you for your participation and support of Boyertown Wrestling and truly hope that you will consider coming out and/or supporting the program next spring/summer.

In an effort to better position ourselves for a warm, fun, and exciting event we are tentatively looking at a date in the month of June 2020. Please keep this in mind, and keep an eye out for upcoming information for this event. We look forward to seeing everyone on the course. Have a great fall and winter sports season, and we will see you in the spring. Go Bears!

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