Boyertown Bears Wrestling

Bears Duals set for December 10th

2016-17 season opens with Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals

For the 13th straight season, Boyertown will open the season by hosting the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals at the high school. The ten team tournament is Saturday, December 10th with the field the same as last year featuring District 1 teams from Council Rock North, Garnet Valley, Harry S. Truman, Interboro, Owen J. Roberts, and Unionville. Also competing will be Bethlehem Liberty (D11), Dallas (D2), and Governor Mifflin (D3).

Wrestling begins at 9 AM with action split into two pools in the Bear and the new Cub gym. The complete schedule is now posted at the link below:

The Bear Duals are a huge undertaking by BAWA and cannot be done without many, many volunteers. BAWA is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways. The concession stand will be open from 6 AM to 6 PM to feed wrestlers and fans. Food donations (chilli, soups, mac and cheese, pasta salads, baked goods, drinks, water, etc) are greatly appreciated. Check out the link below for the concession/food volunteer signup.

Also needed are volunteers to run scoreboards, collect tickets, security, and other jobs. Each job is split up into 3 hour blocks. If you are interested in helping out, please contact tournament director Robert Spaid ASAP at rlspaid@gmail.com.

Become a BAWA Sponsor or Member today!

There are MANY ways you can become a sponsor to assist with BAWA's mission to help the wrestling programs in the area. The easiest way is to just become a member for the 2016-17 season - receive a free new Boyertown Wrestling car magnet (see it below) when you register! You can also advertise your business in a variety of ways including at the BAWA Annual Golf Outing, in our new 2017 Boyertown Wrestling Calendar, as an email sponsor, or even as a quick Shout Out sponsor.

Visit our BAWA page if you wish to join BAWA and pay online via PayPal. It's only $25 and you get a free magnet!

Download our information packet and registration form at the link below. If you have any questions or want to be a sponsor, send an email to bawasponsorship@bashwrestling.com today. If you want to be a sponsor, all artwork is due by December 3rd for inclusion in the calendar.

New Spirit Wear Store Now Open!

Get the latest Boyertown wrestling gear from the new spirit wear store. The youth club's online store has closed but BAWA's online store is open for orders until December 11th. Check it out today and get your order in before it's too late!

  • 2016-17 Boyertown Wrestling Spirit Wear Stores:
    BAWA Store (Deadline is December 11th)

Campbells choose Bucknell for college

Campbells choose Bucknell for college
Jakob and David are joined by parents Christine and David and BASH head coach Pete Ventresca as they sign their NLI to continue their academic and wrestling careers at Bucknell.

Back in July, twin brothers and soon-to-be seniors Jakob Campbell and David Campbell verbally committed to attend Bucknell University and continue their wrestling careers. On November 10th, the seniors made it official and signed their National Letter of Intent to wrestle for the Bison.

Jakob is a three-time state qualifier and two-time medalist placing 3rd as a sophomore and 7th as a junior. He's also a three-time PAC-10 champ and three-time District 1 AAA West champ as well. He has a career record of 117-26 heading into his senior season, good for a tie for 17th place for wins by a Boyertown wrestler.

David qualified for states for the first time last year as a junior and has a career record of 86-49 heading into his senior season. He's currently 32nd on the BASH career wins list and is poised to be the 28th member of the 100-win club in school history.

Congrats to Jakob and David on selecting a great college and good luck!

State champ Spaid inducted into Tri-County HOF

Spaid inducted into the Tri-County Sports HOF

On Saturday, October 29th, Mike Spaid was inducted into the Tri-County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. A 2004 Boyertown graduate and 2004 state champion at heavyweight, Spaid one of nine individuals inducted in a ceremony held at the Sunnybrook Ballroom.

Spaid went 116-14 during his three-year BASH wrestling career that culminated in Boyertown's first state championship in 2004. He also placed 7th in the state as a junior. During his remarkable state championship run as a senior, he pinned everyone who stepped on the mat against him in the post-season. After BASH, Spaid went to Bloomsburg University and was an NCAA qualifier all four years and was an All-American as a junior, placing 8th. He finished his college career with a record of 120-43. He is currently an assistant coach at BASH.

Congratulations Mike on the well deserved honor!

2016-17 schedule magnets and new car magnets for sale!

2016-17 Boyertown Wrestling schedule magnet NEW Boyertown Wrestling car magnet

Just in! BAWA has new schedule magnets for the 2016-17 season featuring the schedules for the high school and both junior highs. The schedule magnets are just $1 so hurry and get yours before they are sold out!

Also available are new car magnets for just $5. These magnets measure 5.25 inches wide by 6 inches tall. They'll look great on any car to show your support of Boyertown wrestling. Sign up for a 2016-17 BAWA membership, and get a free car magnet!

Both magnets will be available for purchase at Parents' Night on October 24th as well as at the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals on December 10th and all home meets.

NOTE: Always check right here on bashwrestling.com for the latest schedules and any changes. After the schedule magnets were printed, there were a couple of changes. For the HS team, the dual meet with Pioneer Athletic Conference newcomer Norristown moved from February 8th to December 14th. That is an away match. For East and West, both teams added the Easton JH Elite Duals on December 29th to their schedules.

2ND NOTE: The HS team will now not be attending the Easton Duals on December 30th. The team is currently seeking a replacement on the schedule.

New JH coaching staffs announced for 2016-17

With the 2016-17 season soon to get underway with practices, the coaching staffs for both Junior High programs are now in place. Most of the coaches are new to their respective positions but certainly not new to the Boyertown wrestling program.

At JH East, Kurt Davidheiser takes over as the Head Coach after several years with the youth program. A 1988 BASH grad, Davidheiser was a state qualifier as a senior and then won a national prep title as a post-grad at The Hill School. He also spent the last several years as the President of BAWA. He will be assisted by B.J. Wise and Jordan Wertz. Wise, a 1999 grad of Benton HS where he was a 4-time state qualifier and 3-time state medalist, returns for his 8th season as an assistant at East while Wertz (2014 BASH grad) joins the coaching ranks as a volunteer assistant.

At JH West, Zach Heffner will take over the Head Coaching duties from Dave Jones as Jones moves up to the HS coaching staff for this season. Heffner, a 2011 BASH grad, was on the HS staff last year. He will be assisted by Jeremy Minich and Garrett Mauger. Minich, also a 2011 BASH grad, had a 138-34 career record , was a 3-time state qualifier, and placed 2nd in the state as a senior. Mauger is a volunteer assistant after graduating in June with a 116-56 career record and a trip to states.

Good luck to all the junior high wrestlers this upcoming season - it should be a fun year!

Wrestling for 4-6 year olds at the YMCA

If you have a child who's 4-6 years old and you want to get them started with some basics of the sport of wrestling, we have the program for you. BAWA and the New Hanover YMCA is offering a fall program on Saturday mornings from November 19th to December 17th. The cost for the program is $57 for program members and just $29 for full privilege members.

Register at the Boyertown Welcome Center, by calling 610-369-9622, or online at philaymca.org. For more details download the flyer or contact Alicia Dinnell at adinnell@philaymca.org.

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