Boyertown Bears Wrestling

Rudis Gear Store Now Open!

New Boyertown wrestling gear is now available at our own Rudis store! This iteration of the store closes on Sunday, October 16th so get your order in now. Orders will be shipped directly to you approx. 6-8 weeks after the close of the store (estimated delivery would be end of November to mid-December).

T-shirts (short and long sleeves), hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, quarter-zips, shorts, joggers, and vests are available for purchase.

We do expect to have another round of ordering sometime after the holidays in early 2023.

NOTE: The store says "Boyertown youth wrestling" but anyone can order from the store.

Youth Registration Now Open - Signup Today!

The 2022-23 wrestling season is almost here, and the Boyertown Youth Wrestling Club is ready. Registration for the 2022-23 season is now open! Families residing in the Boyertown Area School District can sign up their children from pre-K through 6th grade at the registration link below.

There will be an open house for new and returning families on Monday, October 3rd from 6-7 PM at the Sassamansville Fire Company (1865 Hoffmansville Road, Frederick, PA 19435).

A mandatory parent meeting (along with the first practice for steps 1-3) will be on Monday, November 14th at the Sassamansville Fire Company. Additional information, including costs and practice details, can be found at the link below.

Boyertown officially approves girls wrestling!

It's official! At the school board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Boyertown Area School District officially approved creation of a girls wrestling program.

Boyertown becomes the 44th school in PA, the 2nd school in District 1, and the 1st school in the Pioneer Athletic Conference to start a girls program. The sport is currently not a PIAA-sanctioned sport, as the PIAA is looking for at least 100 schools to sponsor girls wrestling before sanctioning it. The SanctionPA effort is working hard to get to that mark, and Boyertown is doing their part to help.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting news in the coming days, weeks, and months!

Interested in joining the girls wrestling team? Any female in grades 9-12 who is interested in joining the newly formed girls wrestling team this winter is asked to fill out this Google form (you'll need to login with your school account). This form is being used to gauge interest for the team. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Palladino at dpalladino@boyertownasd.org.

Coach needed for girls team! If you are interested in coaching the new girls team at the high school, you can find info on the coaching opportunity on the school employment site. Click here to go to the main page. Then click on the current job openings link. From there, check the box under "Group" for "COCURRICULAR - ATHLETICS" and then click on the "Search For Posted Positions" button at the top right of the page. In the table of openings, you should see the "WRESTLING: HEAD" position. Select it and click the "View Details of Highlighted Position" button on the right.

Babb places 6th to earn 2nd state medal

Senior Chance Babb closed out his high school wrestling career on Saturday night in Hershey in the medal round. While he lost his last match, he placed sixth at 145 pounds in the AAA state championships to earn his second state medal. It was his third trip to states. He's one of 11 wrestlers in Boyertown history to make three trips to states and bring home two medals.

Babb opened the tournament with a sudden victory win the first round and a decision in the quarters to earn a spot in Saturday morning's semifinals. In that semi, he lost to a returning state champ and dropped into the consolations. In the consolation semis he lost a tough decision in tiebreaker before falling in the placement match 1-0. He closed out his senior season with a record of 41-9 with 23 pins. Over his four-year BASH career, he had a career mark of 106-47.

Also joining Babb in Hershey was junior Luke Heimbach at 113 and sophomore Gavin Sheridan at 120. It was the first time at states for Heimbach and while Sheridan is now a two-time qualifier.

Heimbach went 0-2 in the tournament losing to the eventual 4th and 5th placers at the weight class. He lost his opener and then had a great match with the SE regional champ (Tony Burke from CR North) in the consolations, falling 3-1 in sudden victory. Heimbach finished his junior season 30-12 and now has a 62-34 career mark heading into next season.

Sheridan went 2-2 in his first state tournament action. He opened with a loss to the eventual 5th placer in the weight class. He rebounded nicely with back-to-back wins in the consolations (a 4-0 decision and a 4-2 sudden victory decision) to make it to the blood round. In that blood round he dropped a 4-2 decision to a senior he was 4th in the state last year (and would place 7th this year). Sheridan's season record finished at 36-9 and his career mark stands at 48-13 after two seasons.

Congratulations to Chance on placing in the state tournament for the second year in a row! And congrats to Luke and Gavin for making it to states!

Wood places 3rd at NCAA Championships; Harvey qualified too

Boyertown was represented at the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships in Detroit as alums Gregg Harvey and Jordan Wood competed in the season finale of college wrestling. Harvey competed at 184 pounds for Pittsburgh and Wood was at 285 for Lehigh. Both are Class of 2016 graduates, and both came back for their "super" senior year this past season.

Wood was seeded 6th at 285 and won his first two bouts without giving up a point to earn a spot in the quarters. There he would face the 3rd seed in Tony Cassioppi from Iowa. He would prevail 3-1 in sudden victory to advance to the semis against the 2nd seeded Cohlton Schultz from Arizona State. That semifinal match went into tiebreaker with Schultz winning 5-3, despite a last second takedown attempt from Wood that brought everyone in the arena to their feet. He'd win his consolation semifinal and then took third when his opponent medically forfeited.

Jordan finished his Lehigh career 100-23, with a 27-3 "super" senior record this season. He was a 2-time NCAA placer (also placing 4th in 2019), competing in the NCAA Tournament four times, and qualified all five seasons (2020 was cancelled due to COVID). He is also the first wrestler to win an EIWA championship five times.

Harvey was the 28th seed at 184 and faced the 5th seed in his opening round match, falling just 1-0. He would lose again in the consolations to go 0-2. He finished his "super" senior season 10-12 with a career mark at Pitt of 59-52 over his five-year career. He wrestled twice in the NCAA Tournament (2021 and 2022), and qualified in 2020.

Gift cards from Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory

BAWA is selling reloadable gift cards from Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory (833 E. Philadelphia Avenue). These cards start at $10 but you can add money to them anytime at Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory. Each time they are reloaded, BAWA will receive 20% of the amount added! See all the details on this great fundraiser at the link below.

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