OK, Its finally time for the big show. I hope we can get our entire team out to support the state tournament this weekend. Remember Greco State is on Friday, Freestyle State is on Saturday. Get to the flyer and the registration link at www.wrestleutah.com. A few things about state. No staggered starts. That means the day will be a bit longer. Lots of great restaurants and entertainment close by if you have long breaks. For Novice, Intermediate and Schoolboy age divisions, this tournament is required in order to go to the West Regionals and kids nationals in June. You don’t have to place, but you do have to participate. Remember that kids nationals is in Orem this year and West Regionals is in Pocatello. Both great tournaments.
Wear your champions gear this weekend if you have it.
Practice this week is normal. Please welcome Brandon George back this week to help practice and coach. Thursday practice will be relaxed to allow for the boys to manage their weight as needed. Remember that this tournament is an on-site weigh in. For those new to this concept, you have to weigh in at the venue and you need to be on or under the weight posted. So if you are wrestling 80 lbs division, you can’t weigh 80.2. You have to be 80 or less. Remember that their is also a skin check. So if you have any skin issues, you need to get on them medically this week and make sure you are carrying a legitimate doctor’s note if your skin is not clear.
Anyone who wants to stay at our team Hotel in our block of rooms needs to contact Diane by tonight as the rooms will be released tonight. Remember that the drive to Utah County is about an hour, so hotels are not a necessity.