For the 16th consecutive high school wrestling season, Boyertown kicked off the season with the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals at the high school. This year's event featured ten teams from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 11. Nine of the ten teams from last season returned, with Souderton joining the field for the first time.
The Bears, under new head coach Nik Christine, went 3-2 to get the new season started. They opened with two lopsided victories (69-8 over Dallas and 79-0 over Souderton) before dropping two matches (43-26 over Council Rock North and 38-37 over Interboro) to place third in their pool. In the fifth place match as District 3 foe Governor Mifflin, the team rebounded nicely with a 50-29 victory.
Two Bears finished the day with unblemished 5-0 records. Junior Julien Maldonado was 5-0 with 4 pins while splitting time at 113 and 120 and sophomore Chance Babb was 5-0 at 126.
Junior Anthony Bauer (220), junior Preston Fox (182 / 195), freshman Luke Heimbach (106), sophomore Teague Miller (113 / 120), sophomore Dominic Sheridan (138), and junior Robert Terra (285) all went 4-1 to start the season. The only two seniors (Noah Fisher and Chris Goggin) to see varsity action on the day each went 3-2.
The team will return to practice now before heading to Central Mountain HS for Friday and Saturday's King of the Mountain tournament.
Nik Christine named as new High School Head Coach
At 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!
New Fundraiser: Buy gift cards and BAWA gets a percentage!
This might be easiest fundraiser ever! BAWA has setup a new fundraiser where you can buy gift cards from over 100 top name stores, restaurants, and more and a donation will be made to BAWA for a percentage of each purchase.
There are two ways to participate: online and through the mail.
If you wish to order the cards via the mail, just fill out the Scrips Gift Card Family Order form and send it to Wendy Miller, 39 Kay Street, Boyertown, PA 19512 with a check payable to BAWA.
If you wish to order the cards online, simply go to www.glscrip.com and click to the "Join a Program" button at the top of the page. You will be asked to enter the Family Enrollment Code which is 1LF3581F6184L for BAWA. You will also be asked to establish a user ID and password. When you are asked for student name, please put your wrestler(s) name(s). Where you are asked for Classroom/Group, please indicate if your wrestler is with BYWC, Middle School East, Middle School West, or BASH. Follow the steps for setting up payment for your orders and then shop away.
All cards that are ordered will be sent to Wendy and she will contact you for delivery.
Please feel free to contact Wendy Miller at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Check out the latest Boyertown Wrestling spirit wear!
The spirit wear store is open AGAIN! 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. Orders placed in this second ordering window are NOT guaranteed for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Use this link to order: https://squareup.com/store/RUDIS-Boyertown-Youth