The start of a new wrestling season brings with it many things, including the annual Parents' Night meeting at the high school. This year's meeting will be held on Monday, October 24th in the LGI of the high school. The meeting will start at 7 PM. Please park by the East Entrance and enter from those doors. Parents and wrestlers are expected to be in attendance as things like weight certification rules and team goals will be discussed. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The first date for practice is Friday, November 18th - the season will be here soon!
2016-17 schedule magnets and new car magnets for sale!
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arsenal Wrestling Club returns this fall
Boyertown's own Arsenal Wrestling Club will be open for a session in the fall, starting on September 13th. The club will be running its fall session on Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 17th. The club is open to anyone from grades 3 to 9 from any school district.
If you already joined the club, the fee for the fall is just $125. If you haven't joined in the past, the cost is $225. Sign up for the fall before August 4th and get $25 off your registration fee! You can sign up by printing and mailing the registration form below or via the club website.
For more information on the fall session of the club in general, check out their website at the link below.