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Schedule/Calendar for 2017-18 Wrestling Season

June 14, 2017

Our competition and training calendar is approximately 90% complete and posted on the website!  Click on the calendar link and you can see our league schedule, tournaments, holidays and no-school day practices etc. . . 

Looking forward to getting our group started next season!  Hope you find a way to stay busy this summer with camps and activities!  

GO CELTS!

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Booster Dinner and Auction coming soon!

The Booster Auction will be Saturday June 3rd...it would be great to have a large Wrestling group represent our progrAm.  Please visit www.mcnaryabc.com for more info.

Freestyle/Greco updates 4/17 through 4/22 - Junior & Cadet State

Congratulations to the 6 wrestlers that competed down at Sweet Home this last weekend!  We had great results, development, and opportunities to grow!  Thanks for putting in the time, loyalty and commitment!  The Cadets (born in 2001 and 2002) and Juniors (born in 1999 and 2000) have their state tournament for Freestyle and Greco down at Cottage Grove High School this weekend.  You can get all the details at:  www.wrestleoregon.com 

There is a chance you can weigh in the night before at a 'satelite weigh in', you will need to look at the website to find those locations/times.  Also, if you wrestle both styles, you only have to weigh in 1 time.  

Additional opportunities will extend from this tournament as well, for those looking for high quality competition:

1.  Junior National Dual team will be selected from this tournament and will travel later to Tulsa, OK (June 20 to 24).

2.  Cadet National Dual team will be selected from this tournament and will travel later to York, PA (June 20 to 24).

3.  Junior Dual Western Regional team will be selected from this tournament and will travel later to Pocatello, ID (June 16 to 18).

4.  Top 3 wrestlers at each weight will qualify for Freestyle/Greco Nationals in Fargo, ND later in July.  

Much of this information is on the website mentioned above.

 

Practices this week:

Tuesday 4/18:  6:30 to 8 pm.

Wednesday 4/19:  6:30 to 8 pm.

Thursday 4/20:  6:30 to 8 pm.

Friday 4/21:  Possible weigh in for state at satelite location.  (must be pre-registered and paid to do this). or 7pm at Cottage Grove High School.

Saturday 4/22:  Last chance to weigh in: 7:00 to 8:00 am, wrestling begins at 9 am for Freestyle.

Sunday 4/23:  Greco Wrestling begins at 9:00 am.  

Freestyle/Greco Schedule 4/10 to 4/15

We will be focused on Freestyle and Greco this week as we prepare for the Sweethome Tournament on Saturday!

 

Tuesday 4/11:  Practice 6-7:30 pm

Wednesday 4/12:  Practice 6-7:30 pm

Thursday 4/13:  Practice 6-7:30 pm

Saturday 4/15: Tournament at Sweethome High School 

$15 entry fee.  Spectators are free.

Weigh ins are from 7-8 am, wrestling begins at 9 am.  

More info can be found at:  www.wrestleoregon.com

Pre-registration can be done at:  www.trackwrestling.com 

Welcome Back From Spring Break!!! Reno is this weekend!

We are on the final stages of our first goal of spring training!  Most of the people wrestling in Reno will be leaving on Thursday so we will only have 2 practices this week (and we have changed the start times).  There are also several outside activities this week to keep all of us busy.

Tuesday  4/4:  Practice 6:30 to 8:00

- we will focus on folkstyle this week to prepare for Reno and get some extra 'live competition'.  

-  McNary will be hosting our 8th Grade Open house during this time and we expect to put our program on display by having the doors open and interaction with guests/visitors during the practice.  Be prepared to do good work during this time and represent the wrestling program at your best!

 

Wednesday 4/5:  Practice 6:30 to 8:00 

Thursday 4/6:  Practice 6-7:30 pm 

Friday 4/7:  

10:00 am to Noon - Get weigh in cards and register at the Nugget

1:30 to 3 pm - weigh in for 15 and 18 year age groups. (on site at the Reno Fairgrounds)

4:30 to 10:30 pm - Wrestling for 15/18 year age groups.

Saturday 4/8: 

3:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Wrestling for 15/18 year age groups (keep your ears open for any changes to the schedule)

* This tournament is very strict.  You must be at your mat when called or you will forfeit your match . . . no exceptions.

Sunday 4/9:  

8 to 11 am - Wrestling for 15/18 year age groups

5 pm to conclusion - Placing matching (including true 2nd place) for 15/18 year age groups.  

 

Looking forward to the future, we will have the Freestyle and Greco State Tournaments quickly approaching.  Kids State will be on the weekend of 4/15 & 4/16, while the Cadets and Juniors will be 4/22 and 4/23 at Cottage Grove High School.  That will be stage two of our spring training goal.  The last push will be for the Western Regionals in Pocatello, ID in June.  Thanks for all your hard work!  Let's get ready to compete this week!

Freestyle/Greco/Reno 3/20 throuigh 3/26

2 major events this week to be prepared for and plan for:

1.  Reno registration deadline is March 23rd (Thursday).  There are no late registrations so this must be done.  We currently have the potential for helping 4 kids get to Reno and we will be communicating those arrangements at practice.  If you are interested in going, you MUST BE AT PRACTICE so we can plan the details.  

2.  Those interested in the Northwest Regional Tournament in Centralia, WA. You must also register this week.  Details are on www.themat.com  

This tournament is $40 per style if registered before the deadline.  Otherwise you can register on site $50 per style.  WE DO NOT HAVE ANY COACHES ASSIGNED FOR THIS EVENT SO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THAT BEFORE YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

Details for this week:

Tuesday 3/21:  Practice 6-7:30 - details regarding Reno will be discussed.  

Wednesday 3/22: Practice 6-7:30  Arrangements for Reno must be confirmed at practice. 

Thursday 3/23:  Practice 6-7:30  Registration for Reno deadline

We will not be practicing during the break to allow for family events and plans.  We will be back in action when we return from break.

Freestyle/Greco 3/13 through 3/18

Info has just been added/updated in the 'Handouts' tab on the left to include a rough draft of travel plans and details for Reno Worlds.  Also, I have updated the document for Understanding Freestyle and Greco for the 2016-17 year.  We would like all wrestlers to read that document on their own time so they are prepared for the discussion an instruction during our practices.  There will also be a copy posted in our wrestling room.

 

Practices will be 

Tuesday 3/14:  6-7:30 pm

Wednesday 3/15: 6-7:30 pm

Thursday 3/16: 6-7:30 pm

The only tournament available to wrestle in this week will be the Cultural Exchange Tournament at Thurston High School, but I believe they are doing a kids tournament side by side as well.  We will communicate at practice this week details about the tournament and decide if we will fully attend this event or not.  

 

We will take a short bit of time one day to browse some of the important websites for these events.  This event will take place in room 232 on Tuesday, 3/14 at 5:45 pm (a little before practice actually begins).  Parents and wrestlers are invited.  We will also be handing out USA Wrestling Cards this week in practice.  Wrestlers need to keep this in a safe place and have it with them at all tournaments.

Banquet and start of Freestyle/Greco

We return to some big events this week for McNary Wrestling.  We hope to represent our program at all 3 events this week and promote our program and the opportunities wrestling provides around us.  

Tuesday 3/7:  

Salem All-Stars vs. Ukraine National team at Sprague.  Dual starts at 7 pm . . . there is no entry fee but there is an optional cash donation available at the door to support the event.  

Wednesday 3/8:

Awards banquet for all the wrestlers and parents that completed the season in good standing.  Wrestlers need to arrive at 5:30 and report to the Library for their end of season survey.  Afterwards, you must report to the locker room and clean out your locker.  If you have wrestling shoes or headgear left over that you want to donate to next year's wrestlers, we appreciate your contribution and will happily accept any old/used equipment.  

 

Thursday 3/9:  

First freestyle/greco practice at McNary High School for wrestlers of all ages.  We will practice from 6-7:30 and we encourage wrestlers who have competed in club during the folkstyle season to participate.  Elementary school, middle school and high school are all invited!  You must have a current USA Wrestling card.  If you do not have one, we can help guide you in the right direction to obtain one.  Please help spread the word.  

End of Season Banquet info

Invitation to the Wrestling Banquet:  Wednesday 3/8/2017

Where:  McNary Cafeteria

When:  6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, Wednesday 3/8/2017

Who:  Wrestlers, parents, and immediate family

We will provide cookies and punch.

Tasks to be completed

Looking ahead at future opportunities

Wrestlers must arrive early to the banquet

(5:30 pm)

1.      Report immediately to the library to complete your season ending survey.  Coach Reynolds will be there to supervise and you will need to login to a computer and complete this task.

2.      Immediately after completing the online survey, you will report to the locker room and clean out your locker.

3.      Look over the wrestling website/calendar with your parents and be ready to discuss the upcoming events for wrestling and your interest/ability in attending these events. 

4.      We plan on having Freestyle/Greco practices on Tue/Wed/Thur of each week from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  You and your family need to be prepared to let us know if you are willing to participate in these practices.  More explanation will happen at the banquet.

We have 3 major goals in site for the spring that will provide our wrestlers with challenging opportunities to develop and improve their skills:

1.       Reno Worlds (Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament.

Registration must be received by March 23, 2017. Must make weight entered. No changes at weigh-in. Online Registration Only: www.worldofwrestling-roller.com

 

This tournament is in Reno, NV from April 7th through April 9th

 

2.       Freestyle/Greco State Tournament at Cottage Grove High School April 22nd and April 23rd

Registration on www.trackwrestling.com

More information can be found:  www.wrestleoregon.com

 

3.       Western Regionals, Pocatello Idaho

June 18th to the 23rd

This is 3 tournaments in one week (Folkstyle, Freestyle, Greco) and involves 14 surrounding states. 

Info/details can be found at www.themat.com

 

Needs for the future: 

1.       We are looking to get some parents willing to help support our kids trying to wrestle this spring.  Specifically, we are looking for parents willing to drive to Reno, NV April 7-9 and give kids rides, share costs and coordinate hotels, travel and food to minimize the cost for everyone.  If you are interested or willing, please email Coach Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and he will help assist you with planning and information.  We have several kids that are willing to go but cannot because they don’t have the resources.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

2.      We are also looking for parents to help arrange transportation/food/lodging for Western Regionals right after school for those that are willing/interested in going.  Again, if this is something you would like to help with, please email Coach Ebbs.

 

3.      Lastly, to help offset costs for these trips, we are hoping to have a few parents contact businesses and arrange a basket to raffle off so the wrestlers can sell raffle tickets and help pay for the trips they hope to go on.  Please contact Coach Ebbs if you are willing to assist with this.  

Week 15:  State Tournament

Congratulations on a strong finish at the District Tournament and placing 9 wrestlers, qualifying 8 to State.  What a way to end on a good note for this season and as we begin laying the ground work for next season.  For those of you that are new to the High School Wrestling World, all the info you could want (and more) about the State Tournament can be found online at:

 

www.osaa.org/activities/wre/management

 

We have just uploaded a document for spectators for the State Tournament onto our website.  Just click on 'Handouts' on the menu to the left and you will see the information on that page and where you can print it.  

 

 

You can find times, schedules, brackets, admission prices, souvenir information, etc . . . all right there.  

Sunday 2/19: Rest

Monday 2/20:  State Qualifiers and 5th place finishers practice from 4-6 pm.  Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.  

Tuesday 2/21:  Morning run 6:30 - 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45.

  • Mandatory practice for all wrestlers . . . team voting will begin at 2:45 in the wrestling room.

Wednesday 2/22:  Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45.

Thursday 2/23:  Last Day of practice & host Whiteaker vs. Clagget Creek Dual

State Qualifiers practice 2:45 to 4:00.  All others set up gym for dual.

  • Dual will begin at 4:00 with varsity under the spot light.  We expect wrestling to be done around 6:00 pm and mats put away by 6:15 pm.  Wrestlers will need to arrange a ride home afterward.
  • State wrestlers will leave for the Colesium in Portland at approximately 5:00 pm.  

Friday 2/24:  Day 1 of the Oregon State Wrestling Tournament.

Details online

Saturday 2/25:  Day 2 of the Oregon State Wrestling Tournament

 

Details online

 

BANQUET INFO WILL BE COMING SOON

 

Short update on the District Wrestling Tournament at West Salem beginning tomorrow for spectators and fans. . . please read!!!!
1. Wrestling Starts at 12:00 noon.
2. Parking is at West Salem Foursquare Church (Eola and Doaks Ferry Rd).
3. Shuttles will run every 10 minutes beginning at 10:45 am until 4 pm. You will need to make arrangements to get your vehicle if you don't get it with the shuttle before 4:00 pm. 
 4. Parking is open at the school beginning at 2:30 pm. 
 5. There are 3 sessions to be attended. I would recommend buying the Tournament pass for ALL SESSIONS and support ALL your CELT WRESTLERS! They will clear the gym Saturday before the placing rounds. So you can either buy your passes by the session or save money and by the tournament pass and watch all the sessions!!!!!

 

Hope to see you all there!

ONE of the SUM

 

Week 14 & 15 announcements . . . Districts and State!  2/13 through 2/25

 

This is what we have been training for.  Every wrestler on the team has worked hard to help us put the best Wrestling Team McNary High School can put on the mat to compete with our league and the State!  Please keep in mind there are a few events coming up for all wrestlers that must be completed in order to end the season in good standing:

     1. All wrestlers are expected to actively attend practice this week and through Tuesday 2/21 for team voting.  

     2. Thursday 2/23, we will be hosting the Whiteaker vs. Claggett Creek dual at McNary and all wrestlers are expected to attend.  

     3. We will be communicating our plans for the end of season banquet very soon so please keep up to date with the

          website/facebook for details.

     4. 

Our coaching staff is extremely excited to announce we expect to have 24 out of 28 of our district spots filled for the district tournament!  The only spots we will be missing will be 195/220lbs where we simply have no representatives for those weights.  We expect to see a team at districts that will be at it’s best and perform at it’s best!  It will be a fantastic 2 days of competition!  

 

Monday 2/13: Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45 pm.

Tuesday 2/14:  Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45 pm.

* Doctor will be in practice at 4:00 pm for skin check.  This is mandatory for district wrestlers only.

 

Wednesday 2/15:Seeding meeting for Coaches (6 pm @ West Salem High School)

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45 pm.

Thursday 2/16:  Practice 3-4:45 (District Brackets will be released)

Friday 2/17:  1st Day of District Tournament @ West Salem HS

Wrestlers report to the locker room at 8:00 am to check weight and get gear.  Load vans at 8:45 am.  Skin Check/weigh ins begin at 9:45 am.  

Session 1: Wrestling begins at 12:00 noon.  We will wrestle championship pigtials, 2 more rounds of championship rounds and 2 rounds of consolation all on 4 mats.  We expect wrestling to be completed around 7:30 pm.  All wrestlers on the team will be allowed to come to the tournament but must attend practice regularly this week.  

Parents/Fans/spectators information:  Doors open at 11 am but you must plan ahead for parking on Friday.  School will be in session so parking for the tournament will be at the West Salem Foursquare Church locatedat Doaks Ferry and Eola.  There will be shuttle vans running every 10 minutes.  This will be for Friday only.  

Admission Prices:  

Adults $8 per session, Students $4 per session, Tournament passes (all 3 sessions) Adult:$20 Student: $10

 

Saturday 2/18:  Day 2 of the District Tournament

Arrive at McNary by 6:15 am.  Vans leave at 7:00 am.  Skin check/weigh ins at 7:45.  Wrestling begins at 10 am.  (Doors open for spectators at 9 am)

Session 2:  Wrestilng from 10 am - 3 pm.  Semi finals on 2 mats, followed by Consolaton Round 3 on 4 mats, then Consolation Semi finals on 4 mats.  

  • They will close the doors and empty the gym after these matches and prepare for Session 3:  Finals and placing

Session 3:  Approximately at 3:00 pm until 6:30 pm.  5th and 6th place matches on 2 mats.  3rd and 4th place matches on 2 mats.  4:30:  Finals on 1 mat.  

  • All awards presentations will be after the last finals match.

  • We expect to return to McNary around 7:30 pm

Sunday 2/19: Rest

Monday 2/20:  State Qualifiers and 5th place finishers practice from 4-6 pm.  Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.  

Tuesday 2/21:  Morning run 6:30 - 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45.

  • Mandatory practice for all wrestlers . . . team voting will begin at 2:45 in the wrestling room.

Wednesday 2/22:  Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Practice 3-4:45.

Thursday 2/23:  Last Day of practice & host Whiteaker vs. Clagget Creek Dual

State Qualifiers practice 2:45 to 4:00.  All others set up gym for dual.

  • Dual will begin at 4:00 with varsity under the spot light.  We expect wrestling to be done around 6:00 pm and mats put away by 6:15 pm.  Wrestlers will need to arrange a ride home afterward.

  • State wrestlers will leave for the Colesium in Portland at approximately 5:00 pm.  

Friday 2/24:  Day 1 of the Oregon State Wrestling Tournament.

Details will be coming soon.

Saturday 2/25:  Day 2 of the Oregon State Wrestling Tournament

Details will be coming soon

Week 13: Week before Districts!!! 2/6 to 2/11

Lots of events coming up the next 3 weeks to bring our season to a big finish!  Wrestling is a fantastic sport because we continually remind our team that it does not matter who wins first . . . it matters who wins last!!!  That's why we train and coach ALL OUR KIDS ALL SEASON LONG!!!!  We were able to get some well needed mat experience at the Oregon City Tournament which was our first and only individual tournament of the season due to the weather.  Unfortunately, we were only able to enter 19 wrestlers in the event due to conflicts in schedules and outside events going on.  We are asking our wrestling, and their families to commit to our program fully for the next 3 weeks.  Please actively look at our calendar and make arrangements to be available to the team.  Please minimize any absences.  Please help your wrestler be available so they can have the best training and preparation possible for the last few events.  We should be consistently putting 26 to 27 wrestlers on the mat for competitions but that is not happening enough due to conflicts and last minute absences.  Thank you for your support.  

 Major Events this week: Team Pictures (Monday - wear your team shirt).  Wrestle offs to make district team (daily).  Senior Recognition Night (Thursday). Morning Runs (Mon/Tue/Fri)

 

Monday 2/6:  Team Pictures/Morning Run 

Morning Run:  Doors open at 6:20, running begins at 6:30 until 7:00.  

Team Pictures:  Arrive at practice (in your team shirt) by 2:45.  Practice will start immediatlely after pictures.  

Wrestle offs for the district team will begin.

Tuesday 2/7:  Morning Run 

Morning run:  Doors open at 6:20, running from 6:30 until 7:00.  

Practice 3 - 4:45 (wrestle offs for districts continue)

Wednesday 2/8:  3 way dual @ Forest Grove (McM & FG) 

Release from class at 1:15.  Report to practice 1:30 to 2:00.  Vans leave at 2:30.

Weigh in at 5:00, JV & Varsity will wrestle side by side on 2 mats.  Wrestling be start at 5 and approximately 6:30.  We will dual both McMinnville and Forest Grove.  We expect to be home around 9 pm.  

Thursday 2/9:  Senior Recognition Night/Home dual vs. Sprague 

Practice 3-3:45, drop mats on the main floor.  Wrestlers released until 4:45.

Weigh in at 5:00, JV starts at 6:00.  Senior Recognition with parents will begin at approximately 7:00 pm.  

- Parents please arrive by 6:45 and check in at the main scoring table.  

- we will begin the Senior recognition as soon as the JV is completed or 7 pm (whichever is later).  

- Wrestlers will be staged with their parents in the Southeast corner (far end of the bleachers) for the ceremony.  

Varsity matches will follow the Senior Ceremony.  

* This is a home event and all wrestlers are expected to attend.  

Friday 2/10:  Morning run 

Morning run:  doors open at 6:20, running from 6:30 until 7.  

Practice 3-4:45

- wrestle offs for district team continue.

Saturday 2/11:  Novice District Tournament @ Sprague High School

This tournament will be for 9th grade wrestlers/first year wrestlers/3rd string or below.  It is possible you may wrestle in this tournament AND the V/JV district tournament if you are the only guy in your weight class and you meet the criteria above.

Arrive at McNary:  7:30 am.  Vans leave @ 8:00 am.  

Weigh ins begin at 8:30 am (hairnets and mouth guards in hand if you wear them).   Be clean shaven and fingernails clipped.  Hair must be cut above the eyebrow, above the ear lobe, and above a regular shirt collar (not a t-shirt collar). 

Wrestling begins at 10:00 am.  Wrestlers will be put into brackets of 8 (or as close as possible).  We expect the tournament to be done around 2 pm.  Please pack a lunch and extra food for the day.  

Keep in mind:  our district team/roster will be due Wednesday 2/14 at the district seeding meeting.  At that point, no changes can be made to our roster unless released for medical purposes and it must be verified with a doctor's note.  

- We will be finalizing the district roster next week so attendance to practice is necessary.  

- If you are 3rd string, be prepared to wrestle at districts in case an injury occurs and you are next in line for the roster.

- If you are injured, please report to a doctor immediately and provide a release not to Coach ASAP so a replacement can be made (after Wednesday 2/14)

- Top 4 wrestlers at the district tournament will qualify for the State Tournament the following week.  

- If you finish 5th in the district tournament, you are the 1st alternate for the state tournament (in case an injury eliminates a wrestler above you).  You are expected to attend practice daily in case circumstances afford you a trip to the state tournament.  

Week 12 Updates 1/30 to 2/4

Looking at the big picture, our wrestling season has 15 weeks (that includes the State Tournament).  We are on the final stretch.  As we are finishing up our league and competition schedule, considerable effort will be placed on assigning our District Team.  We are allowed 2 wrestlers per weight into the tournament to represent McNary High School.  With that said, we sincerely hope the lessons over the season of commitment, loyalty and time help guide us to a strong finish.  At the same time, ‘ONE of the SUM’ will make sure we reach our maximum potential as we prepare for the final weeks.  Some other items to consider include the morning runs starting next week.  They will also be on the calendar now.  This is one of the last ingredients in our preparation for the final 2 tournaments of the season.  

 

Monday 1/30: Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/31:  Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 2/1:  Practice/Novice @ West Salem/Final roster due for the week

Novice:  Practice 3-3:30, load bus at 3:45.  Novice Tournament @ West Salem (from 5-7 pm)

JV/Varsity practice 3-5 pm

  • Roster for Thursday dual and Saturday tournament is due.  

Thursday 2/2: Dual @ West Albany

Practice 3-3:30.  Load bus by 4.  Weigh in at 5, JV starts at 6, Varsity at 7.

Friday 2-3: Girls State Qualifier @ Thurston HS

Practice 3-5 pm (final roster/verify any extra spots in the bracket to be filled)

Girls State Qualifier:  Weight classes are high school weights + growth (2 lbs)Release from class @ 12:45, Leave from locker room at 1:00.  Weigh from 2-3, wrestling begins at 4:00 pm.

Saturday 2/4:  Girls State Qualifier (day 2) and Oregon City Tournament

Girls Tournament:  Arrive at McNary by 6:30 am, van leaves at 7:00 am.  Weigh from 8-9 am, wrestling begins at 10:00 am. 

Oregon City Tournament:  Arrive at McNary 5:30 am.  Bus Leaves @ 6:00 am.  Weigh at 7:00 am.  Wrestling should start at 9 am.  

We will have 2 entries per weight with the possibility of extras.  Teams there are:  Aloha, Canby, Colton, Estacada, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Glencoe, Hermiston, La Grande, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Parkrose, Pendleton, Tigard, Westview and Wilson.

Week 11 Wrestling Updates – 1/23 to 1/28

This week is finals week at school so our school schedule will be different.  Along with that, our wrestling schedule will be altered to fit.  At the same time, we have a few goals we are actively working towards this week:

1.      1.  Best Grades Possible for all wrestlers!!!!!  Our team GPA is calculated by our whole team at the end of the semester.  So, please make any effort to get any grades up that you can!  Our team GPA goal is a 3.3 but the OSAA also will calculate our team GPA and create a list for the highest GPA’s in the state.  Everyone of you will count so please work with your teachers and make a plan.

2.      2. Team accountability:  We have many young wrestlers on our team and as a result, our wrestlers and our parents are still learning their ‘role’ and ‘expectations’ on the team.  The coaching staff will be working hard this week to visit individually with every wrestler on the team.  We will be helping our athletes set goals for the end of season and into the spring/next season, but we will also be having detailed conversations about our individual responsibilities to the team.  These conversations will include a) Level (Varsity/JV/Novice) and how to improve.  b) Attendance for practice and events.  c) Fundraising completion and participation. d) future opportunities for wrestling in the spring/summer.  e) appropriate diet and nutrition for performance.  f) grades and academics.    Our expectation is for our wrestlers to go home and have a conversation with their parents about the schedule and what you can/can’t do.  Just like any organization, we need to be about to count on our wrestlers and families in order to develop and improve. 

3.      3. We have an extended opportunity for our Cadet crew to compete this week at the State Tournament being held at the Fairgrounds in Salem.  This will be a project that will involve several people and activities.  We will need a crew of wrestlers to deliver mats on Friday after practice, Cadets will be weighing in on Saturday evening then competing on Sunday.  Lastly, we will need a group of people available on Sunday to return the mats.  We will communicate this information in practice this week but times and details are listed in the weekly announcements.  This is a great opportunity for our kids so we appreciate your support! 

 

Monday 1/23:  Practice 3-5 pm

  • Wrestlers should visit with all teachers and have a clear understanding of how to get the best grade possible in all their classes.  Every grade is used to calculate our Team GPA so anything you do helps the team improve.  Last year, we were the 16th highest team GPA in the state, we missed the OSAA display by .01.  Every person, every grade, everything counts.  Please work hard.

Tuesday  1/24:  Finals Period 1,2,3.  Practice at 1:00 to 3:00.

  • Finals will be over at 12:25.  Wrestlers will have 35 minutes to get lunch, or finish a final, or work with teachers . . . whatever your individual need is.  Please make every effort to be on time to practice.
  • We will be making our roster for the South Salem dual at practice.  If you are not in practice, you cannot wrestle in the dual.

 

Wednesday 1/25:  Finals 5,6,7.  Practice at 1:00 – 2:30.  Dual South Salem (make up)

  • Wrestlers will report to practice and drop the mats on the main floor at 2:15. 
  • All wrestlers return at 4:45 pm to weigh in and set up the gym. 
  • Weigh in at 5, JV @ 6 and Varsity @ 7.
  •  All wrestlers must attend home matches due to the workload for set up and clean up.  Also, there is a possibility that extras will get to wrestle depending on the line up with the opposing team. 

 

Thursday 1/26:  Finals 4,8.  Practice at 11:15 to 1:15.

  • Confirm roster for the Cadet State Tournament on Sunday.

Friday 1/27:  Practice/move mats to the Salem Fairgrounds

  • Practice 1-3 pm.
  • 3-5 pm, move 2 mats to Salem Fairgrounds to be used for the Cadet State Tournament.

 

o   Please have a ride home available from either the Fairgrounds or McNary when we are done. 

Saturday 1/28:  Cadet Weigh in for State

  • Weigh ins will be held at the Pavilion for the Salem Fairgrounds.  Weigh ins are from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Wrestlers must weigh in with a singlet on.
  • Arrive McNary @ 5:00 pm to check weigh and get gear.  Van leaves at 5:15.  We will weigh in and immediately return to McNary.

 

o   For more info, please go to www.wrestleoregon.com

Sunday 1/29:  Cadet State Tournament

  • Arrive at McNary by 8:00 am.  Van leaves at 8:15 am.  Wrestling begins at 9:30 am.
  • When the tournament is completed, we must return our 2 mats back to McNary.  The time on this will not be exact so we will need wrestlers to be flexible and ready when we can get into the facility with the truck.  

 

Week 10 Announcements and updates 1/19 to 1/21:

  1. We saw fantastic growth in our team this weekend at the Oregon Classic.  That is a special event that we attend every year that gives all of our wrestlers a chance to have a great wrestling experience!  Great job this weekend.  

  2. Unfinished business:  

    1. The Raffle Drawing for the Traeger BBQ donated by Copper Creek Mercantile will be this Friday at the North Salem Dual.  Over half the team has not sold their tickets.  Please be aware that each wrestler is expected to sell those tickets and bring the $50 and the tickets back to practice.  This is a mandatory activity and many still need to get this done. Parents, your support on this is greatly appreciated.  

    2. Gear from this weekend:  Many of you took your gear home this weekend.  Please bring it back (washed in cold water and air dry . . . preferably) to practice on Tuesday.  We will need to turn this around quickly for our duals on Thur/Fri this week.  

  3. New info added to the Website:  

    1. Cadet State Wrestling Tournament at the Salem Fairgrounds, Sunday 1/29/2016

      1. We are also providing 2 mats for this event so we will need volunteers to help deliver and return the mats.  

    2. Women’s State Qualifier Tournament 2/4/2016

    3. Running and weights practice Saturday 1/21

 

Monday 1/16:  No practice, return from Oregon Classic

Tuesday 1/17:  

  • Study table, visit with teachers, prepare for final exams next week from 2:20 until 3:00 pm.

  • Practice 3:15 to 5 pm

  • Make Novice roster for Wednesday

  • Return gear from the Classic

  • Finalize fundraising tasks

Wednesday 1/18:  Novice @ South Salem

Novice:  Practice from 3-3:45, get gear and load bus by 4.  Wrestling begins and 5 and is done by 7.  

All others:  Practice 3-5

Thursday 1/19:  Dual vs.  McKay (Home)

Practice 3-3:45.   Drop mats to main gym floor.  Wrestlers released until 4:45.  Extras are setting up the gym, and those on the roster are in the locker room.

Weigh in at 5, JV starts at 6, Varsity starts at 7

Friday 1/20:  Dual vs North Salem (Home)

Practice 3-3:45.  Drop mats to main gym floor.  Wrestlers released until 4:45.  Extras are setting up the gym, and those on the roster are in the locker room.

Weigh in at 5, JV starts at 6, Varsity starts at 7

  • We will be having a few exhibition matches from our mat club at this event to celebrate the work they have been doing!

  • We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket for the Traeger BBQ donated by Copper Creek Mercantile.  All tickets and money need to be accounted for and turned in!!!!

Saturday 1/21:  Running and Lifting

Practice from 9-10:30 am.  Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.

 

Week 9 Updates: 1/9 through 1/16 - Oregon Classic

January 8, 2017 – 07:16 PM

As of now...all plans are a go.  Our tentative adjustment will have us leaving at the beginning of B lunch. That will be around 12:30/12:45 because we have an assembly.  Come to school packed and ready to roll!

 

With the change in weather, please be extra diligent about checking the website.  Any information will be posted when it becomes pertinent.  

#1:  Wrestlers going to the Oregon Classic, the packing list can now be seen in the 'Handouts' section on the left side of your screen.  You will need to come to school on Thursday packed and ready to go at any time. 

#2:  If we have school on Thursday, we plan to keep our travel arrangements the same (as seen below).  If there is no school, then we tentatively plan to leave at 10 am on Thursday to allow for more travel time and safety.  Please be ready to adapt based on the situation.  

#3:  Cadets and Girls, we plan to keep everything the same so be ready Saturday morning based on the original plans.  

Well, we got back in the swing of school and competing again and we had some much needed time on the mat.  We are looking forward to improving our skills and preparing for the next several weeks as we ramp up for our district and state tournaments.  Keep in mind, final exams and the end of the 1st semester are only 3 weeks away.

This week is typically a very busy week for our program and there are lots of cool wrestling opportunities this week for the Oregon Classic.  If you click on the ‘Handouts’ icon on the left side of the page, you can find our travel information for all the groups involved in this event.

Also, please help your wrestler wrap up their fundraising efforts.  We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket for the Traeger BBQ that was donated by Copper Creek Mercantile on Friday 1/20 at the North Salem dual.  Feel free to keep selling tickets until then!  All wrestlers are asked to get $25 worth of cans returned and the money turned in. 

Monday 1/9:  Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/10: Practice 3-5 pm

Wednedsay 1/11: Dual South Salem at McNary

 Practice 3-3:45, drop mats on the main gym floor.  Wrestlers are released.

All wrestlers return to the gym/locker room at 4:45 to set up the gym, get gear.

Weigh in 5 pm, JV starts at 6 pm, and Varsity starts at 7 pm. 

·        All wrestlers need to be here for home events. 

Thursday 1/12:

·        2:45 pm wrestlers competing in the Oregon Classic will load vans and leave.  You should have all your items with you when you arrive at school.  You can store your belongings in your wrestling locker or in the coach’s office if you need. 

·        All others will practice from 3-5 pm.

Friday 1/13:

Oregon Classic High School Dual Tournament – all day.  Follow the team at www.trackwrestling.com

All others will practice from 3-5 pm

Saturday 1/14:

Oregon Classic High School Dual Tournament – all day

Cadets and Girls arrive at McNary at 5:15 am to check weight and get gear.  Van leaves at 5:45 am.

Girls Tournament from 4-8:30 pm.  Cadets weigh in for their tournament on Sunday.

High School Team returns home.

Sunday 1/15:

Cadet Tournament – all day.  Follow the results at www.trackwrestling.com

Cadets and girls will return home after all wrestlers are done.

Monday 1/16: 

 

No school/no practice.

January 2, 2017

Week 8 Updates: Jan. 2nd through Jan. 7th

As we return back to school this week, a couple of tasks and deadlines to consider:

1. We only have 7 weeks until the District Tournament! We would like to re-instill our team values as we come back and be ready to use every minute of practice to develop everyone of our athletes to their maximum potential!

2. We have 3 weeks of school, and 1 week of final exams. Please work and plan now to be prepared for the end of the semester. Please don’t act like this is a surprise and create conversations with all your teachers each week so you can manage your tasks, time and tests accordingly.

3. Fundraising tasks: a. 10 envelopes addressed . . . many have not completed this. Please get those done ASAP. b. $25 Can drive money. That is also due ASAP. c. Sell your 10 raffle ticktes . . . if you sell 20, you will receive a free sweatshirt! Our hopes were to align fundraising to the holiday break when you had time and access to people.

4. Lastly, as we come back from break, we will be competing regularly each week. We hope to use these competitions to put the final touches on your development and really progress forward!

Monday, Jan 2nd:

● Practice 3-5 pm ● Please bring any fundraising items with you to complete.

Tuesday, Jan 3rd: Back to school

● Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday, Jan 4th: Novice @ Memorial Middle School (West Albany)

● Practice 3-5 pm

  • Novice Tournament Cancelled due to weather.  All wrestlers report to regular practice.

● Thursday, Jan. 5th: Dual @ West Salem

● Practice 3-3:45

● Get gear, load bus by 4:15. Weigh in at 5, JV starts at 6 pm, Varsity starts at 7 pm. Expected return to McNary at 9:15 pm.

● Pre-registration for Oregon Classic Qualifier is due (payment online for $20 or $30 at the door). This is for Cadets only (born in 2001 or 2002). More info available at www.wrestleoregon.com

Friday, Jan 6th: Earl Gillis Dual Tournament @ Newberg HS

● Release from class @ 12:45.  Report immediately to the locker room to check weight.  Load Bus by 1:30.

● All levels will attend this event (whole team).   Weigh ins begin at 2:30, wrestling begins at 4:00.  Varsity will have 3 duals, and everyone else will be in pools of 4. 

Saturday, Jan 7th: Oregon Classic Qualifier @ Newberg HS

● Arrive at McNary at 6:00 am. Van leaves at 6:15 am. Weigh in from 7-8 am. Wrestling begins at 9 am. We are not sure what time the event will conclude. Please maintain contact with your wrestler throughout the day.

Week 7 Wrestling Updates . . . 2nd week of Holiday Break

Week 7 Wrestling Updates:  12-26 through 12-30

 

As we prepare to wrap up the break, there are some left over items that we would like to prepare for as we practice, compete, fundraise, and return back to school.

  1. Practice and competition this week:  We will practice with the whole team Tue and Wed.  In order to be on the roster for the NW Duals, you will need to be in practice these days or have had clear communication with Coach Ebbs so all details are accounted for.  This is a dual tournament so our whole team moves forward as a collective whole, not just on the performance of one person.  

  2. Fundraising efforts:  As we return from break, we would like to have all projects completed and off our plates.  Unfortunately, we have only had a few of our wrestlers return the envelopes that were given to them.  Please have those ready this week.  Next, please get your raffle tickets sold.  Lastly, when we return from break, each wrestler is supposed to have collected $25 worth of cans and bring the money into practice.  Now is when you have the time to do this.  Please don’t wait to be back in school and busy again.

  3. Looking ahead when we return to school, wrestlers will need to reconnect with teachers and recover from lost opportunities from the snow days.  There will be 4 weeks left of the first semester when we return and that is all.  In addition to that, we have a couple tournaments on our schedule that will have us leaving school early or missing a Friday of school.  Please look ahead and plan accordingly.  

 

Monday 12/26:  No practice

 

Tuesday 12/27:  Practice 8 to 11 am

  • Bring envelopes/raffle tickets and money/Can money ($25)

  • Roster made for the NW Duals

 

Wednesday 12/28:  Practice 8 to 11 am

  • Last practice for the break.  Wrestlers are released except those that are competing

 

Thursday 12/29:  NW Duals @ Albany Fairgrounds  (www.northwestduals.com)

  • Arrive @ McNary 5:45 am to check weight and get gear.

  • Vans leave at 6:15 am.

  • Weigh in at 7:00 am, wrestling begins at 9:00 am.  There will be 6 rounds of duals and we anticipate being done around 6 pm.  Our results from day 1 will determine our duals for day 2.  

 

Friday 12/30:  NW Duals Day 2

  • Arrive @ McNary 5:45 am to check weight and get gear.

  • Vans leave at 6:15 am.

  • Weigh in at 7:00 am, wrestling begins at 9:00 am.  There will be 6 rounds of duals and we anticipate being done around 6 pm.

 

Monday, January 2nd:  No school

  • Practice 3-5 pm

 

Tuesday, January 3rd:  Return to school, business as usual. 

Week 6...back to work!!!! 12/19 to 12/22

Looks like we are cleared to get back to practice and training this week...hope everyone has made plans to be at practice and ready to go! Holiday break is when we start training on the strength and conditioning elements of our season.  Be ready! Great things happen in theses two weeks!

Monday through Thursday: practice 8 am to 11 am.  Bring wrestling gear and running shoes.  

 

Other details:

1.  Bring your envelopes addressed and tea dy to go on Monday.  Tuesday we will stuff the envelopes and send them off.  We highly encouge wrestlers to include a short personal note with your letters to give it a personal touch.  Please try to make time for that to happen.  Envelopes should be brought unsealed.  

2.  Can drive: each wrestler is asked to gather cans and bottles from friends and neighbors.  Each person. Is asked to get $25 worth of cans and bring the money in as a fundraiser for our program.  Please make the time to do this and do not just expect your parents to pay for you.  This money will be due the week we return to school.  

 

Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! GO CELTS!

 

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Week 5 updates: 12/12 through 12/17 ... and looking ahead to holiday break.

Updates as of 11:30 am on Friday: ALL WEEKEND EVENTS CANCELLED . . . NO TOURNAMENTS, NO PRACTICES.  NEXT WRESTLING EVENT WILL BE PRACTICE AT 8AM MONDAY!  SEE YOU THERE!  BRING RUNNING SHOES AND WRESTLING GEAR.

 

Update as of 4pm Thursday:  School is cancelled for Friday.

As of now we are anticipating that we will be able to still go to the Liberty Tourrnament on Saturday.  That said, here are some details to consider:

1.  There will be a 2 pound weight allowance added to every weight class (example: 106 --> 108)

2.  With all the weather, it should increase the chance there will be room in the brackets to fit our extra wrestlers . . . so if you want to travel with the team and we can get you in the bracket please consider coming.  

3.  Any last minute changes will be posted on this website as needed.  We plan to open the doors at 5:15 am.  I will post on the website by 4:45 am if there is a last second cancellation (or earlier if we learn sooner).

Below is the last known  roster before the weather hit.  Please send Coach Ebbs an email if you anticipate any concerns or changes . . . ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us

106:  Noah Gatchett

113:  Aiden Foster and Daniel Hernandez

120: Ryan Mosgrove

126:  Enrique Vincent/Pablo Barrera/Anthony Luna

132:  Sean Burrows/Jerry Martinez/extras

138:  Killian Dato

145:  Noah Grunberg/Cole Ebright/Blaine Croucher/Oskar Olsen

152: Brayden Ebbs/Carlos Vincent?/Carlos Flores

160: Wyatt Kesler/Carlos Vincent?/Garrett Wampler

170: Isaiah Putnam?/Josh Richard

182: 

195: Anthony Garcia/Brian Buchholz

220:

285:  Blake Norton/Joe Collins

If your name is not on the roster, and you think it should be, or you want it to be, please email Coach Ebbs with your name and weight class you wwwwould like to compete at.  Hope we can make this happen!  Please keep yourself involved during these times!  Thanks for all you do!

 

School cancelled Thursday.  No practice/or matches.  Stay tuned for updates mid-day Thursday.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO WEEK 5:  With the weather/cancellations/change of plans and all the rescheduling that goes withit . . . please know that this website will be our primary means of communication.  Anytime something changes, we will provide updates on here as soon as we know.  Please check this daily for the next several days, and certainly check the website if there are school changes.  Here are some throughts to consider for the next future days:

1)  If we have school, all plans proceed as listed below on the original schedule.

2) If school is cancelled Thursday, we MAY wrestle Friday . . . be ready to check the website later in the day Thursday for specific details.

3)  Saturday's tournament.  In the event there are changes to the tournament, it will be posted as soon as we find out.  Be ready to check the website Friday night at 9:00 pm and Saturday morning at 4:45 am for any last second changes.  

We appologize for the confusion but one thing we will work hard to protect is our chance to wrestle when we have the chance.  That is how we will make our wrestlers better!  Please be flexible and do your best to include yourself in the changes.  As always, if a wrestler is having a hard time meeting the changes in schedules, please email Coach Ebbs so we can make appropriate adjustments to our line ups.  

 

Summary from last week:  We strive to accomplish a few things for all of our wrestlers in the hopes of helping them grow and make the most of their development opportunities.  

1. We try to create many opportunities for ALL our kids to wrestle.

2.  We try to teach as much technique as possible before the holiday break to prepare our wrestlers for competition and safety.  

3.  Provide the time and resources so our student-athletes have the best grades possible before we leave for break.  

With those goals in mind, our team is doing very well.  There are a few requests we have of parents and athletes alike.  

  • Wrestlers are expected to be at practice/events daily.  Unexcused absences create problems in practice, matches and accountability for goals.  Contact must be made with Coach Ebbs face to face or by email so we are aware of all our athletes.  Preparing for the holidays, please glance at the calendar and plan accordingly for practices.  Parents, please email Coach Ebbs regarding any absences due to family vacations/activities that will interfere.
  • Planning for the weeks ahead should mean EVERYONE is reading through the website.  We have struggled recently with a lot of, "I didn't know" or "I forgot" type of statements.  Please make a point, as a family, to work through the weekly schedules and include Coach Ebbs on the conflicts so we can all plan ahead for special circumstances.  
  • Wrestling is a sport that can be learned by anyone of any shape, size, body type, or athletic ability.  In order to accomplish this, however, it requires time, effort and focus.  You will be proud of the growth in your son/daughter if you support them in this goal.  Please keep up the good work!  Hold yourself to a high standard!  Don't look for excuses, instead, push yourself towards challenges daily!  This will have the best outcome for you as a wrestler, student, and athlete!  
  • Study table plans:  1) check your student view before Monday.  2) Make contact with all your teachers during the day on Monday to identify assignments to be done/tests to be re-taken/study groups to attend/future tests coming soon.  3)  MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AFTER SCHOOL WITH THAT TEACHER DURING CLASS SO YOU CAN FIND THEM AND THEY ARE READY! 4)  Come prepared with all materials so you can 'complete work' and not just 'get work'.  

Coach Ebbs:  ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us 

 Monday 12/12:  Study Table/Practice

Study Table from 2:30 to 3:00, practice starts at 3:15 and ends at 5:00

Tuesday 12/13:  Study Table/Practice/issue 10 envelopes to each wrestler

Study Table from 2:30 to 3:00, practice starts at 3:15 and ends at 5:00

Each wrestler will get 10 envelopes to take home, work with parents so they are addressed to extended friends/family/businesses of acquaintances.  They are due back by practice Monday 12/19.

Wednesday 12/14:  Host Novice Tournament @ McNary - Cancelled due to weather/non attendance

Practice 3-4,  Then drop 3 mats on the main floor.  

  • Novice wrestlers get gear while others set up gym.
  • Wrestling is from 5-7 pm
  • Clean up should be done by 7:30/8:00 pm.  

Thursday 12/15:  3-way dual @ Forest Grove vs. FG & McMinnville- cancelled/postponed.

Release from class @ 1:45 and report directly to locker room to check weight/get gear.

Bus leaves at 2:30, weigh in at 4, wrestling begins at 5 on two mats (JV and Varsity side by side):

  • Round 1:  McNary vs. Forest Grove
  • Round 2:  McNary vs. McMinnville

We expect to return home between 8-9 pm.  

 Friday 12/16:  

Practice 3-5 pm

Saturday 12/17:  Liberty 'National Guard Invitational' @ Liberty High School

We anticipate taking a Varsity lineup, a JV lineup, all girls (there is a girls only tournament), and any extra wrestlers that are willing to wrestle (we will work hard to get as many extra wrestlers into the tournament as possible).  This is a 'no elimination tournament' meaning everyone has the potential to wrestle up to 5 matches total (depending on bye's and forfeits).  Any wrestler entered into this tournament get credit for a 'Varsity appearance' toward earning a varsity letter.  

 Arrive at McNary: 5:15 am

Bus leaves at 6 am. Weigh ins at 7:30 am. Wrestling begins at 9 am.

Teams: Aloha, Banks, Clackamas, Clevelan, Dallas, Forest Grove, Glencoe, Bonnie Lake, McNary, North Marion, Oregon City, Pendleton, Roosevelt, Sandy, Sherwood, Silverton, St. Helens, Tualatin, Wilsonville

 

Expected arrival home: 6-8pm

 

Looking ahead to the holiday break, we have practices scheduled to hopefully leave lots of time with family and celebration.  You can see all days and times on the calendar but they are listed here as well:

Mon 12/19:  8-11 am,  Tue 12/20 8-11 am, Wed 12/21 8-11 am, Thur 12/22 8-11 am

                                    Tue 12/27 8-11 am, Wed 12/28 8-11 am,  Thur & Fri -NW duals (V & some JV)

Week 4: 12/5 through 12/9

Thursday school cancelled...so is the dual and practice.  If we have school Friday, all plans for Silverton remain the same but there will be a 1 pound weight allowance.  The North Salem dual will be rescheduled for a later day. 

 

Before we talk about details for this upcoming week, we would like to thank two groups of people.  First, the parents and staff that helped run our tournament (announcing, table help, food, and clean up).  The start of our season is always very busy each year and hosting that tournament is a great opportunity for our community and our program.  Thanks for your help.  Secondly, thank you to our wrestlers who have had the courage to join our team and go to battle on the mat with some high quality wrestling programs.  Our sport begins with the courage to try, compete, and dare to challenge yourself.  From here, we will get better and start working towards our goals.  We hope you are excited to grow. 

Looking ahead to the next few weeks, we have a few projects to take on before the holiday break. 

1.  GRADES!!!!  When we leave for break, there will no teachers to work with after school or get help from.  We MUST have a goal of getting our grades up to speed before break.  Get all missing assignments done . . . retake the tests you need to retake.  DO NOT leave for break with work that needs to be done.  DO use time after school and before practice to visit and work with your teachers.

2.  Fundraising:  10 Envelopes, Raffle Tickets, Can drive. 

  • Wrestlers will be provided with 10 envelopes that need to be addressed to extended friends and families or businesses that you know.  Hopefully, these will be people that are interested in following your progress during the season and are a fan because we will share with them how to follow our program on the internet.  Parents, please help your wrestler address envelopes so it is done correctly.  We will provide the envelopes and the letters. 
  • Thanks to Copper Creek Mercantile, they have donated a Traeger BBQ for us to raffle off.  This is an open ended fundraiser that can be a huge support to our program.  Each wrestler will be required to sell 10 raffle tickets for $5 each but any extra support from parents and wrestlers is greatly appreciated!  Please use your social media to spread the news and get as much help as possible.  If you are willing to sell extra tickets or provide additional support, we will be happy to provide you with extra tickets to sell.
  • $25 can drive:  This is a responsibility of the wrestler.  During the holiday break, each wrestler is asked to collect cans from family, friends and neighbors and provide $25 to the wrestling program.  We know some families have a hard time coming up with the costs and extra money for participating in sports, but this is something that your wrestler can do to contribute to their own goals.  We strongly encourage you to support them and make sure they complete this task. 

3.  Parents and wrestlers, please look ahead on the calendar for the holiday break and when we practice.  We know you have holiday plans but we also want to continue developing our wrestlers to be the best they can be!  If your family has plans and you cannot attend practice, please email Coach Ebbs so we are aware.  Otherwise, wrestlers are expected to be at all practices. Thank you for supporting your wrestler during that time.  ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Monday 12/5:  Study Table 2:30, Return mats 2:30, practice 3:30 – 5:00

Any wrestler with a  D/F for a grade must report to a teacher from 2:30 until 3:15 and bring a note to practice.  Any wrestler who has all passing grades must report to the wrestling room at 2:30 to return the mats to the middle schools.  We expect to be starting practice by 3:30.   

Tuesday 12/6:  Study table (if needed), Practice 3- 5 pm

·        We will issue weekly awards at 3:00

Wednesday 12/7: Practice 3-5, Novice @ Sprague HS

All freshmen and first year wrestlers will practice from 3-3:30, then get gear and load the but by 4.  Wrestling will begin at Sprague at 5 and be done by 7:30. 

·        Wrestlers will return their gear when we get back to McNary.  Parents that want to take your child home from Sprague must sign out with a Coach, and the wrestler must give their gear to another wrestler to return at school.

Thursday 12/8:  Home dual with North Salem (all wrestlers are needed for all home events)

Practice 3-3:45 . . . drop mats on main floor . . . all wrestlers are released

4:30:  JV/Varsity wrestlers report to the locker room to get gear.  All other wrestlers set up gym.

5:00: weigh in, 6:00 JV wrestling begins, 7:00 Varsity wrestling begins.

All wrestlers help clean up at the end of the dual and take roll.

Friday 12/9:  Early release from school, Silverton Dual Tournament (all wrestlers)

All wrestlers will be released from class at 10:15 and will report directly to the locker room to get gear and check weight.  Bus leaves at 11:00, weigh in at 12:00, wrestling begins at 1:00.  We anticipate returning to McNary around 9 pm.  Please have a ride home available. 

·        This is a fantastic tournament for our wrestlers to develop.  We sincerely hope to take all wrestlers and all parents attend to support our kids!  It is a great team introduction to our sport (in case you are new to McNary Wrestling).  Please put this event on your calendar and join us.

 

·        You can see dual info on the calendar by clicking on the event.  We will have 5 duals for Varsity and all other wrestlers will be in 4 man pools.  

Week 3: 11/28 through 12/3

We will begin our competition season this week by hosting our home tournament on Friday.  This will be a project with several events during the week and every one of our wrestlers are important and will be needed.  If we work together, it will make the worker lighter for us all.  We also look forward to establishing our first presence on the mat with some of the best teams across the State of Oregon!  We hope to have all of our fans in the gym Friday to support us!

 

·        Also keep in mind, we have 3 weeks of school until we leave for winter break.  Be sure to work with teachers after school to keep your grades up to speed

·        Family 1 will have mat duty this week

·        All wrestlers are needed for all home events to set up and clean up.  Please plan your schedules accordingly so we can make sure we have all the help we will need.

Monday 11/28:

Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 11/29: BIA/practice/pick up mats/nutrition class

BIA for those remaining in the locker room at 2:45.  Please do not miss this!

Practice 3-5 pm.  Immediately after practice, we will need 12 wrestlers to go pick up mats at Whiteaker and Clagget Creek Middle Schools.  We expect to be back at McNary and done by 6:30 pm.  Anyone not helping with the mats will be expected to attend our nutrition class from 5-5:45 in room 225.  Then you will be asked to help bring the mats up when they are delivered.

Wednesday 11/30:

Practice 3-5 pm – lay out the mats in the wrestling room

Thursday 12/1: 

Practice 3-5 pm.  In order to compete on Friday, you must be in practice this day.

Friday 12/2: Home Tournament Day

Release from class:  12:45 (after B lunch).  Report to the wrestling room and set up the mats in the gym

·        2 (JV) mats up stairs and 4 (Varsity) mats in the main gym

Weigh ins:  2:30 pm (in the wrestling room), wrestling begins at 4:00 pm. 

·        We will wrestle as many people as we can on Friday, all extras will be working tables. 

·        We anticipate being done and cleaned up by 9:30 pm.

Saturday 12/3:  Return mats to middle schools (need 12 people)

·        Details for this will depend on if we can get access to the school . . .

 

 

November 20, 2016

Our first week of practice was a great start to our season! Very happy with all the news kids out for the sport and very happy with our returning talent working hard as we prepare for our first matches! Since we have Thanksgiving and conferences this week, please pay special attention to our schedule this week:

 

Monday 11/21:

Practice 3-5 pm.  Locker room doors will open at 2:40. 

 

Tuesday 11/22:

BIA assessment will happen during practice as well for those that have not been assessed.

Practice 5-6:30...includes moving mats to the main floor.  

Blue-Gray wrestle off and parent information meeting 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the main gym.

 

Wednesday 11/23:

BIA assessment from 7:45 am to 8 am

Practice 8 am to 10 am

 

Wrestlers will have the rest of the week off to ejoy Thanksgiving with family and friends.  

 

Nextpractice will be Monday when we return back to school. 

McNary Wrestling Updates: Week 0 and Week 1 – 11/8 through 11/18

Welcome to the 2016-17 McNary Wrestling Season! For those that are new, we welcome you with open arms to a program that believes in a high level of success!! We strongly believe that the opportunities we provide to McNary High School and our community allow our student athletes to reach the highest level of performance in the classroom, in our community and on the mats! We are extremely excited to get started and help our student-athletes grow! Below you will find a day by day schedule as well as some deadlines to be aware of:

 

Tuesday 11/8: Wrestling paperwork is available in the office. It must be signed by the parent and the athlete. Athletes must also have a current athletic physical on file (within 2 years). This paperwork must be completed and turned into the main office before any athlete is eligible to practice. If you turn it in late, you will not be able to practice until it is turned in. Also, please take care of your athletic fee. In order to compete, you must have your athletic fee paid. If you need to make a payment arrangement, please discuss that with the bookkeeper. If you need assistance, please contact Coach Ebbs.

* New Age Cross Fit work out from 2:45 to 4:00 pm

Wednesday 11/9:

* New Age Cross Fit work out from 2:45 to 4:00 pm

Thursday 11/10: Last day of school this week.

* Wrestling meeting in the wrestling room at 2:30 to prepare for Monday and answer questions.

* New Age Cross Fit work out from 2:45 to 4:00 pm. . . last workout. Special Guest will be Rick Bell (Kickboxer, scheduled to fight Dec. 11th) We will learn about the kickboxing as a sport and as a workout.

Monday 11/14: FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE!!!

* Any last minute paperwork should be turned into the athletic office as early as possible in the day so you can attend practice on time.

* Practice 3 – 5 pm in the wrestling room. Wear t-shirt and shorts. Bring wrestling shoes and headgear if you have them. We have a small supply of shoes and headgear we can share/issue if you are unable to obtain your own. If you can get your own, please do so.

* Wrestlers are expected to wear clean clothes to practice everyday and exercise good hygiene for cleanliness.

Tuesday 11/15: Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 11/16: Practice 3-5 pm

* BIA Assessment (body fat analysis required for minimum weight class certification)

Thursday 11/17: Practice 3-5 pm

* BIA Assessment @ 6:45 am for those that have been assigned to do this.

Friday 11/18: Practice 3-5 pm

* Make families for the wrestling team

Week of 10/31 through 11/4!!!

October 28, 2016

Happy Halloween!!!!  As season is approaching, please take note of a few important things happening and coming up.

1)  The paperwork for signing up for wrestling will be available in the athletic office this week beginning Tuesday 11/1.  Please stop by and get that filled out and turned in ASAP.  You cannot practice unless that paperwork has been completed.

2) Sports physicals are good for 2 years.  So, if you need a new one because it has expire/or will expire, please make arrangements for that ASAP.  The forms for those are already availble in the office.  

3)  We are still training with pre-season Tue/Wed/Thur from 2:45 until 4:00.  If you are not currently in a sport and you want to get a jump on your conditioning, please attend these fun days and get to know your teammates!

4)  Wrestling practice officially begins on Monday, 11/14 at 3:00 pm in the wrestling room!  If you are just completing a sport, be sure to take advantage of your free time and get details arranged so you can be ready to start the next sport!

5) Each year, we work hard  to encourage kids to turn out for wrestling.  WE NEED TO HAVE 4-5 KIDS IN EACH WEIGHT CLASS if we expect to develop and get better.  Start reaching out to your friends and see if they will join.  Every year, there are 50+ kids that are cut from the basketball team who want to be in a sport but don't make it through the cuts in basketball . . . those athletes should be coming up to wrestling because they should be a part of a team!  

6)  Wrestlers should provide their own training gear for practice:  several pairs of short, several old t-shirts, wrestling shoes, and headgear.  We have a small supply of shoes and headgear that you are welcome to borrow if you have a difficult time purchasing your own and we are happy to share.  If you have any special needs, please speak up and talk to Coach Ebbs in room 232.  We will not let an athlete in our community go without because of money.  We are willing to help.  

7) Mom's/Dad's/Wrestler's and all the activities you have:  Please take a look at our calendar so you can plan through the next few months and minimize any conflicts.  We encourage our kids to be involved in multiple activities so we publish our calendar well in advance so you can be a part of everything.  Also, each week, we update our website with specific information so everyone knows exactly what is happening!

 

Thanks, and see you all soon!

Wrestling Camp is ready!

Practice begins Tuesday 10/25 at 6:30 pm!  Visit our 'Handouts' section on this website to view the registration form!  Please help share the news and spread the word!  All the dates and times are on the form!  Hope to see you there!

Calendar under construction but is in progress!!!!

September 6, 2016

For those of you that are interested in planning ahead for the wrestling season, you can view the calendar now and we have inputted all of our Varsity and JV dates!   There are only a few items that will be added in the near future:

1.  The Novice schedule

2.  Holiday/No school practice times (typically they are 8 am in the morning unless it is a holiday weekend then we alter times to allow for travel/family time)

3.  Fundraiser activities and dates.

 

Looking forward to developing a world class program this year!  Please stay tuned for updates!

Summer Wrestling Camps

We have added a couple of camps to our calendar for you to consider attending.  As the information is updated please look here on the website for appropriate information and fliers.  Hope you can find some time this summer to Set some goals!!

 

You can view/print the fliers for the camp from the 'HANDOUTS' tab on the left hand side of the webpage.  All the necessary information is on the flier.

 

You can also view all the camps offered by Oregon State University online at:  

http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/2016_Camps.htm

 

It all starts with the team meeting Tuesday 6/14 at 12:30 in the wrestling room.  We will provide lunch and have some time to talk about preparing for next season!  Tell your teammates and hope to see you there!

Week 15 updates . . . State Tournament, Banquet, and look ahead to Freestyle

Here we are, going into the last week of high school season.  As I am typing this now, the state brackets are being seeded and drawn at OSAA.  They should be visable online through trackwrestling around 5 pm.  All efforts this week will be placed on helping our 5 state qualifiers perform the best they can this upcoming weekend at the state tournament.  All important information regarding state can be found online by going to www.osaa.org and clicking on the wrestling page.  

 

Looking ahead to next week, our awards banquet will be held on Thursday, March 3rd in the cafeteria at McNary High School starting at 6:00 pm.  Wrestlers will need to clean out their lockers, and complete an online survey in the library (this all starts at 6:00 pm).  The actual ceremony will begin at 6:30 after our tasks have been completed.  

 

Looking further into the future, we will continue to support the development of our wrestlers and the program by hosting freestyle and greco practices.  We are in the planning stages for that right now but please continue to look back at the website for information, updates, and practices/tournaments on the calendar.  It is our hope that our athletes can compete in other sports for the school if desired, but also continue to develop as a wrestler towards their goals for next season.  More information will be available at the banquet so be sure to attend!

 

Monday 2/22:  

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, After school practice 3-4:30 pm

Tuesday 2/23:  

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, after school practice 3-4:30 pm.

Wednesday 2/24:  OSAA deadline for substitutions into the state tournament (4th placers) @ 4:00 pm  bu

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, after school practice 3-4:30 pm.

Thursday 2/25:  

Practice 3-4:30 pm, leave for State tournament.  Tour the facility, pick up passes and information.  

Friday 2/26:  Day 1 of State Tournament (Memorial Colesium, Portland)  

Contestant doors open at 5:45 am, weigh ins begin at 7:00 am.

Spectator doors open at 8:30 am, wrestling begins at 9:00 am.

We expect wrestling to conclude between 6-8pm.

Saturday 2/27:  Day 2 State Tournament  

Contestant doors open at 5:45 am, weigh ins begin at 7:00 am.  

Spectator doors open at 8:30 am, wrestling begins at 9:00 am

*  We will be wrestling semi final matches, consolation 1/4 finals, consolation semi finals, and placing matches on this day.

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Thursday 3/3:  Awards banquet . . . McNary cafeteria  

Wresters arrive at 6:00 pm to clean out locker and take online survey in the library.

Cookies and punch will be provided to our guests.

The ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm and we expect it to conclude around 8:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Week 14 updates . . . Novice Districts and Team Pictures

It is hard to believe that 13 weeks have come and gone, and our district tournament has been completed!  Now we are trying to finish up the details for all our wrestlers in these last 2 weeks of season.  We have had a tremendously successful week of improvement recently and our kids have responded with outstanding results!  Our district tournaments have left us with the following placers;

1st place:  Brayden Ebbs

3rd place:  Jon Phelps, Wyatt Kesler, and Isaiah Putnam

4th place/first alternates for state:  Joey Kibby, Sean Burrows, Kyle Bonn, and William Smith

5th place: Enrique Vincent

6th place:  Nick Hernandez and Noah Grunberg

Also, 1st place in the girls state qualifier tournament was:  Brooke Burrows

That means we will have a total of 5 kids competing at the state tournament on the 26th and 27th of February.  Our kids have developed their skills well and had a fantastic finish!  Now for the big items we have coming up this week:

 

Monday 2/15:  No school, no practice

Tuesday 2/16:  

1. Team pictures @ 3:00 Wear your team shirt

Team Picture order information:  must be done soon!  Order forms will be available at practice or you can order online at:  www.4nsp.com and enter access code:  R1516-01 to order/pay online.

2  Team voting for awards

3.  Prepare our roster for novice districts on Wednesday

practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 2/16:  Novice Districts @ North Salem (4-7 pm) AND Anthony Robles assembly

Wrestlers will be released from class at 9:50  and head immediately to the gym to help escort/seat over 1200 students from around Salem-Keizer.  The assembly will go from 10:00 am until 11:00 am and you will only miss 40 minutes from 6th period.  PLEASE WEAR YOUR TEAM SHIRT FOR THIS EVENT!

State practice 3-5 pm

Novice get gear at 3:00, load van @ 3:15.  Wrestling begins at 4:00 pm

Thursday 2/17:  

State practice 3-5 pm

Friday 2/18: 

State practice 3-5 pm

*  The following week, we will have morning runs on Mon/Tue/Wed as we prepare our final push for state!  Go Celts!  

Week 13 updates...District Tournament

All the hard work and training is going to pay off this week.  We are extremely excited about our roster for the district tournament.  We have a great blend of athletes...some with experience and unfinished buainess as motivation to accomplish something amazing...some young athletes that will be gaining valuable experience that will help drive their future goals in wrestling.  Our goals as a coaching staff have been to make each of you be the best YOU can be..and when we stand together we create a force to be reckoned with.  So stand together this week...prepare your mind, bodybody, and soul to have the best experience of your season this week.  Top three finishers will qualify for the State Tournament.

 

Monday 2/8, Tuesday 2/9, Wednesday 2/10: 

Morning run...arrive at 6:20. Run 6:30 to 7

Practice 3-4:30 pm

Thursday 2/11: 

Practice 3-4:30 pm

Friday 2/12: District Tournament at Forest Grove High School

Check in for weight and gear at 7 am

Vans leave at 7:30 am

Weigh ins begin at 8:45, wrestling begins at 11 am and is expected to end around 7pm. Championship pigtails and two rounds.  Consolation pigtails and two rounds.  Wrestlers who are in the tournament on the 2nd day will stay in a hotel.  Others will go home and will be expected to return in the morning. 

 Saturday 2/13: Day 2 of districts

Weigh ins begin at 7:45, wrestling starts at 10.  Placing rounds followed by finals are expected to begin at 3 pm.

Returning van will leave McNary at 8:30 am. 

 

Looking ahead to next week, we will do team pictures in our team shirts on Tuesday at practice and we will do team voting.  We will also have our Novice District Tournament on Wednesday at North Salem High School.  Everyone should be at practice next week. 

Week 12 updates . . . Start of 2nd semester

What a great week we had!  We were able to pull off a big dual win versus North Salem to remain undefeated in league!  We also had 13 of our younger wrestlers compete on Sunday and represented McNary very well!  We had one 4th place finisher, four 3rd place finishers, a 2nd place, and one Champion!  We are very proud of you for getting the extra mat time and working hard towards your goals you have set!  

This week is a BIG WEEK!  Morning practices will be Tue/Wed!  AND, our district roster must bfor entry on Saturday!  Wrestlers must be in practice on time everyday this week so we can make sure we can answer all the questions we have!

Monday 2/1:  

Wrestlers get to the mat room ASAP after school to lay the mats back out and tape them.  Practice from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

*  Senior Bios sent home with senior wrestlers for the last home dual this week.

Tuesday 2/2: 

Morning run/weights 6:30 to 7:00.  Arrive by 6:20 in the locker room.

After school practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm

We will attend the Girls basketball games as a team and support them in a 'give back' project.  They will be at our dual on Thursday in return so please make yourself available to be at this event.  

Wednesday 2/3:  

Morning run/weights 6:30 to 7:00 am.  Arrive by 6:20 in the locker room.

After school practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  * This is the day we hope to have our roster for districts set and all wrestle offs completed.  

Novice @ West Salem.  Load van at 4:15.  Wrestling begins goes from 5-7 pm.

Thursday 2/4:  3 way dual with Forest Grove and Sprague

Practice 2:45 unitl 3:15

Set up 2 mats on main floor at 3:15.  Weigh in at 4:00.  

Round 1:  5:00 Forest Grove vs. Sprague.  

Round 2:  6:15 McNary vs. Forest Grove

* Senior presentation (parents please arrive and check in at the head table by 6:30 pm

Round 3:  7:30 McNary vs. Sprague

Friday 2/5:  West Linn Dual Tournament

Release from class at 1:30, go to the locker room to check weight.

Vans leave at 2:00 pm

Weigh in at 3:00, Wrestling begins at 4:00 pm.  We will have JV and Varsity duals against Jefferson, Barlow and West Linn.   Estimated return time around 9:00 pm.

Saturday 2/6:  

*  Final district roster (2 wrestlers per weight) due.

*  Girls State Qualifier Tournament at Cottage Grove HS

Week 11 updates . . . Final Exams week

We have had a busy 4 weeks of wrestling and competition.  We have been in Reno, Redmond, Portland and Hillsboro and faced some of the best competion you can find in the Northwest.  As a team we have grown and we are getting better.  Keep up the good work.  Now we will transition towards finishing up our league duals and the 3 we have left (North Salem, Forest Grove, Sprague) will be some exciting duals with key match ups.  We are also beginning to finalize our District team for the District Tournament to be held in Forest Grove in February.  Wrestlers will need to choose the weight they want to compete at.  We are allowed to have 2 wrestlers at each weight to represent McNary High School at the District Tournament.  We will be preparing our athletes in everyway we can so we can be at our best when we wrestle that tournament!  

This week we have an opportunity to have our younger kids wrestle the Cadet State Tournament in Salem on Sunday.  We will be discussing those specific plans at practice but anyone born in 2000 or 2001 will have a chance to compete at that tournament.  Please let the coaches know if you are interested in going this week.

 

No morning practices this week due to final exams!!!!

 

Monday 1/25: Last day of regular classes

Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/26: Final Exams period 1, 2, 3

Practice 12:45 to 2:45 pm

Wednesday 1/27:  Final Exams 5, 6, 7

Practice 12:45 to 2:45 pm

Thursday 1/28:  Final exams 4, 8

Practice 11:00 to 12:30, wrestlers can be released until 3:45.  At that time, we will check weight and issue gear, load the vans at 4:15 and head to North Salem High School for our dual.  Weigh ins 5 pm, JV starts at 6:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm.

Friday 1/29:  No school

Practice 3-5 pm

Saturday 1/30: 

cadet weigh ins at Red Lion 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Just tell them you are with McNary and the entry fee will be a check when we are all registered. 

Sunday 1/31: Cadet State Tournament @ Salem Fairgrounds Pavilion

For wrestlers born in 2001 or 2001.  Meet at McNary 8:00 am.  Wrestling begins at 9:30 am.  Will conclude around 3-5 pm at the latest . . . maybe earlier.  

We have been asked to provide 2 wrestling mats for the tournament.  I will need a crew of kids to help deliver mats immediately after practice Friday and then we will return the mats to McNary on Sunday immediately after wrestling is completed.  We will communicate more specific plans for this at practice.  

Week 10 Updates . . . 1 week until final exams!!!!

What an amazing week we just went through!  We went to the Oregon Classic and competed with some of the best teams in the State of Oregon and we finished in the top 8 teams!  We are getting better each week and everyday!  We had 8 of our younger kids stay and compete at the Caadet tournament on Sunday and the results were fantastic!  These kids took advantage of an opportunity to compete and get better by committing extra time to the sport and it showed!  We had one 2nd place finisher, three 4th place finishers, one in the top 6 and one more in the top 8!  This shows signs that McNary wrestling will continue to compete and the highest levels in the years to come!  This week, we take on the Reser Tournament of Champions which may be the most challenging tournament of the season!  You can see all the information online at www.reserstoc.com 

Looking ahead for our younger wrestlers, the Cadet State Tournament will be held in Salem on Jan. 31st.  We would like to begin planning so we know how many of you will be interested in competing there.  Again, Cadets are anyone born in 2000-2001.  More information on this can be found at www.wrestleoregon.com 

Tasks for this week:

1.  Can money $25 is due Tuesday at practice.  Please have that ready.

2.  Many wrestlers still need to pay or follow through on their athletic fee for wrestling.  Please take note of that and get that taken care of.  If you have concerns, please touch base with Coach Ebbs.

3.  We are beginning to plan our roster for the district tournament which is just over 3 weeks away!  Please be ready to discuss what weight you want to go, be prepared for wrestle offs as we are finishing up our league duals and regular season.

4.  Finals are next week and many of you have put things off until the last minute.  As a result, you are hoping to come late to practice when you could be doing work at home.  Mom's and Dad's, please check grades on StudentVue/ParentVue and make sure your son or daughter is committing time at home to complete work so we can minimize the disruption to practice.  Remember, you have 40 minutes between the end of class and the start of practice to tough base with teachers and get materials.  

5.  Family 2 has mat duty this week.

Monday 1/18:  No school/no practice

 

Tuesday 1/19:  Practice 3-5 pm

*  Can money ($25) is due today.

Wednesday 1/20: Novice Tournament @ South Salem

Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Novice:  Practice 3:00 to 4:00, get gear and leave for South Salem.  Wrestling goes from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Thursday 1/21:  Dual @ West Albany HS (JV and V)

Practice from 3:00 to 3:40, load vans at 400.  Weigh in @ 5:00 pm, JV Starts at 6:00 and Varsity starts at 7:00.  We expect to be back at McNary around 9:00 pm.  Please have a ride ready.

Friday 1/22:  Resers TOC (JV & Varsity)

Arrive at school normal time, report immediately to the locker room to check weight.  Load van and leave at 7:45 am.  Weigh in begins at 9:15, wrestling begins at 11:00 am.  We expect to be back at McNary around 10/11 pm.  

Saturday 1/23:  Resers TOC Day 2

All wrestlers are expected to go both days due to award being presented on the 2nd day. Please make sure you have both days avaiable for this event.  

Arrive at McNary:  6:30 am, vans leave at 7:00 am.  Weigh ins are at 8:15, wrestling begins at 10:00 am.  We expect to be back at McNary around 9/10 pm.  

Morning practices will begin next week, please watch the calendar for days and times. 

Week 9 updates . . . Oregon Classic week

January 10, 2016

First, some housekeeping issues.  We always look forward to the growth of our kids after the break and as we said last week, we are in the heart of our competitive season as we ramp up for Districts and State.  Parents, please help your wrestlers stay focused at home with all the busy things they have going on.  We are working hard in practice, but they may need to take some extra tie at home to catch up on classwork, make sure they are eating correctly, sleeping enough, and eliminating distractions that will keep them from getting better each week.  We REALLY want to start minimizing the absences from school AND practice.  Due to some recent events, we will be reminding our wrestlers this week about how wrestling is a TEAM sport because of how much we expect from each individual in our program.  We all contribute to a greater outcome and when one person must carry the load for another, it creates negativity and loss of focus.  Control what we can control so we can be better prepared to deal with what we can't control.  Some loose ends we are taking care of this week:  

1. Each wrestler was expected to take advantage of the EXTRA time during the break and collect $25 worth of cans from neighbors to help with fundraising for the team.  At this point, only 4 people have completed that task.  The free time is gone but the need still remains.  The final deadline for this will be Tuesday 1/19 since we have no school Monday the 18th.  Please help motivate your wrestler to complete this task.  It is not designed to be a cost to our families by parents having to pay out of their pocket.  It is designed as a simple and effective way for the kids to contribute towards their own opportunities for the team.  

2.  Grade check forms will be available Monday outside Mr. Ebbs' room 232.  Please pick those up first thing in the morning and have every teacher sign them.  It is your chance to talk with them about what you need to do academically before the end of the semester on 1/28.

3.  The Oregon Classic is designed to include as much of the team as possible.  It is a complete weekend of wrestling.  The Varsity Duals will take place on Friday and Saturday (and the Oregon Classic is considered to be the Dual Match State Championship for Oregon).  We take this very seriously because you must be invited to compete at this event.  Between Saturday and Sunday, there will be a Kids tournament for ages 5-15 years of age, boys and girls.  We have kids from our mat club competing here, potentially some of our middle school kids, and we will also make a special trip to bring our high school kids (born in 2000 and 2001) to wrestle in the kids tournament.  They were asked to discuss this with you this weekend so we can form a roster in practice Monday.  More information will be sent home on Tuesday (itinerary).  Specfic information on the the tournament can be found online at:

www.wrestleoregon.com 

 

Monday 1/11:  Practice 3:00 to 5:00

*  Family 1 has mat duty.  

*  Bring your signed grade check to practice.

*  10-15 minutes of family time will be spent in practice to discuss:  Making weight, Why is wrestling a team sport and what are our individual responsibilities to the team, and what is a captain and why.

Tuesday 1/12:  Practice 3:00 to 5:00

Wednesday 1/13:   No novice event this week.

Practice 3:00 to 5:00

Thursday 1/14:  Varsity leaves for Oregon Classic/JV and Novice Practice 3-5

2 Vans leave for Redmond at 2:45 pm.  Wrestlers must bring all their gear for the weekend with them to school.  If you need a safe place to store it, you may check with Coach Goin (directly across from the locker room).

Practice from 3:00 to 5:00 for JV and Novice.

Friday 1/15:  Varsity competing at Oregon Classic/JV and Novice Practice 3-5

You can find more details on the tournament at www.wrestleoregon.com and you can watch us wrestle online at www.trackwrestling.com

JV and Novice practice 3:00 to 5:00

Saturday 1/16:  Varsity competes at the Oregon Classic/Cadet van leaves for Redmond

A 'cadet' wrestler is anyone born in 2000 or 2001.  Coach Goin will arrange a roster and organize a time for this group to leave for Redmond Satruday morning where you will get to watch the last day of the High School tournament and then get ready to wrestle in the 'Cadet' tournament.  More details will be available on the itinerary that will be sent home.  The itinerary will also be available on the left hand menu under 'Handouts'.

The Varsity wrestlers that are done competing will be coming home on this day.  Please be available for a ride.  Cadets that are on our Varsity roster will have the choice to stay and compete in the 'Cadet' tournament.

Sunday 1/17:  Cadet and girls tournament

The cadet and girls tournament will be wrestled on this day.  Also, a van will be returning home with the remainder of the people we have.  Any parents willing to drive over to watch wrestling and transport their children home at the conclusion will allow us to bring more kids for the event.  We will be limited to the number of seats available on the van.  Please email Coach Ebbs if you plan on attending and if you will be willing to drive your wrestler home after the event.

ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Monday 1/18:  No school, no practice.  Prepare for the West Albany dual, and the Reser Tournament of Champions during this week.

Week 8 updates (return from holiday break)

We hope everyone had a well rested break and you were able to catch up and spend time with friends and family.  Thank you to the parents that kept us informed about absences and illnesses for practices.  It is very nice to know where the kids are and how we can plan.  

Looking ahead now, we have some significant event and landmarks quickly approaching for the season.  We have 4 weeks of school left until the end of the semester so wrestlers will be expected to be using time as needed from 2:20 until 3 pm to work with teachers and get the best grades we can get.  Also, all levels (Novice, JV and Varsity) will be competing regularly for the next 3 weeks.  Please plan ahead, look at the calendar, manage your school work, etc. so you don't miss out on opportunities.  Lastly, please make sure you bring your $25 can money to practice as this will be our last scheduled fundraiser.

Monday 1/4:  Practice CANCELLED.

*  Have your $25 can drive money ready.

Tuesday 1/5:  Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 1/6: Novice at West Albany

* Practice 3 - 5 pm (JV and Varsity)

* Novice practice 3 - 3:30, get gear and load bus at 3:45, wrestling will be from 5-7 pm at West Albany High School.  Expected return to McNary will be about 7:45 pm.

Thursday 1/7: 3 way dual at McKay

Practice 2:45 to 3:15, load bus at 3:30.

Weigh ins start at 4:00, wrestling begins at 5:00 pm.  We will wrestle McKay first on 2 mats (one JV and one Varsity).  That will be immediately followed by a dual with West Salem on 2 mats, same format.  We expect to be back to McNary aound 8:00 pm.  

Friday 1/8:  Individual Tournament at Cleveland High School (JV & V plus some extras)

Release from class at 11:15, immediately report to locker room to check weight and practice if needed.  Vans will leave at 11:45 pm.  Weigh ins begin at 1:00 (+1 pound).  Wrestling starts at 3:00.  We expect to be back to McNary around 8-9 pm.

Saturday 1/9:  2nd day of Cleveland Tournament

Arrive at McNary 6:15 am, vans leave at 6:45.

Weigh in at 8 am (+2 pounds), wrestling should begin around 9:30.  We expect to be back at McNary around 8-9 pm.  

Holiday Break updates week 6 & 7!!!

We have made it through the initial part of season and our kids are beginning to improve daily!  In fact, we were very pleased to watch the growth in our kids throughout one day at the Liberty Tournament!  Thank you to everyone who made themselves available for the tournament on Saturday!  We know the holidays are a time to be shared with family . . . and we hope that you consider your wrestling team a part of that family!  Together, we can accomplish more!  You will notice that our holiday practice schedule has extended breaks so we can hopefully meet all of our hopes duing the next two weeks!  Please pay close attention to these updates, there are a few critical events to be aware of and we have made changes to practice times for the 2nd week of break!

 

Monday 12/21:

Family 4 has mat duty this week.  Doors to the locker room will be open at 7:40 am.  Mandatory practice is from 8 - 11 am.  The first part of practice will be conditioning so all wrestlers need running shoes with them!

Tuesday 12/22: 

Mandatory practice 8-11 am bring running shoes

Wednesday 12/23: 

Mandatory practice 8-11 am bring running shoes

 

*  Enjoy the rest of the week off with family for the holidays!

 

Sunday 12/27:  

Mandatory practice for anyone going to Reno 7-8:30 pm

Monday 12/28:  

Van leaves for Reno at 6:00 am.  Arrive at McNary at 5:45 am to get gear and pack vans.  We will be staying at the Silver Legacy Resort.  Each wrestler will be provided with a complete itinerary for the trip.  Each wrestler will need to contribute $25 for the trip to help cover costs.  *  All other wrestlers have mandatory practice from 3-5 pm

 

 Tuesday 12/29: 

Follow our wrestlers live online by going to the website: www.trackwrestling.com and find the tournament, "Sierra Nevada Classic"

*  All others have mandatory practice from 3-5 pm.

Wednesday 12/30:  

Second day of the Sierra Nevada Classic.  1 van will depart in the early part of the day and return one group of wreestlers safely in the early evening.  Exact time TBA.  Other wrestlers still alive in the tournament will continue wrestling and return home on Thursday in teh early evening.

*  All others, mandatory practice from 3-5 pm.

Thursday 12/31

Last van returns home from Reno.  

 

* Plesae have a safe and happy new year and enjoy the rest of your break with your friends and family!  We will return to school with a busy competitive schedule so please look ahead on teh calendar as you are planning events.  

 

Last items for the break:

Upon return to school Monday, each wrestler is expected to do their own 'can drive' and bring in $25 for fundraising for the team.  Please encourage your wrestler to check with neighbors to save their cans and bottles and support them by reminding them of this duty.  This is not intended to be another 'cost to the parents' . . . it is intended to be a simple and easy fundraiser that every wrestler on the team can complete and contribute.  Thanks for your support!

Week 5 updates

We will be spending the next few weeks trying to refine and improve our technique but there will also be a greater emphasis put on strength and conditioning.  This week is a very big week with competition for our whole team as well as some other projects and fundraisers will be completed. 

  • Wednesday each wrestler should have sold their 5raffle tickets for the Traeger BBQ.
  • Thursday, order forms for Celtic wrestling gear are due.
  • Study table is mandatory Monday and Friday for the whole team.  Our goals are to have all wrestlers with all work completed by Friday, all grades are C's or above, and end the season with a 3.3 team GPA or better.  Every wrestler can contribute to that goal by improving any grade they can.

Monday 12/14: Mandatory sudsy table and paper grade checks

  • Each wrestler should pick up a grade check sheet right outside Coach Ebbs' room and have it signed by all 8 teachers.  Also have a discussion with your teacher and make a plan with each of them to have all work done and completed by Friday.
  • Practice 3:10 to 5 pm

Tuesday 12/15:

Practice 3-5.  Wrestlers with D's or F's must bring a note to practice that they worked with a teacher.  That note MUST be provided!

Wednesday 12/16: Raffle ticket money due and McNary Novice Tournament

Practice 3-4 (raffle ticket money due at practice)

Set up gym for novice tournament

Wrestling starts at 5 and goes until 7 pm. All wrestlers must be in attendance to run the tournament and help clean up.

Thursday 12/17: Home dual vs. McMinnville

This is one of our more competitive league Duals with several key matchup.  Also, we will be drawing our winning raffle ticket at halftime of the Varsity dual that was generously donated by Copper Creek! We hope to have good attendance at the event where tickets will be available for sale in case you want to increase your chances of winning!

  • Practice 3-4/set up mats
  • 4:45 wrestlers in the locker room for gear/others in the gym for set up.
  • 5:00 weigh in, 6:00 JV wrestles, 7:00 Varsity wrestles.

Friday 12/18: Study table mandatory

Before coming to practice, visit your teachers and finish up any last minute items or turn work in.  Practice at 3;10 until 5:00.

Saturday 12/19: Liberty Tournament (Varsity, JV, and some extras)

  • Arrive at McNary by 6 am.  Check weight and get gear
  • Load vans and leave by 6:30 am.
  • Weigh in at 7:30, wrestling begins approximately at 9 am.
  • This is an individual bracketed tournament with no elimination.  You will potentially have 5 matches here.  This is a great tournament for spectators because McNary will have wrestlers on the mat throughout the entire event.
  • Estimated return time is 6 pm.  Please have a ride available.  Athletes may ride home with their parents only and they must sign you out with a coach.

Looking ahead to the holiday break... parents please take a look at the calendar and try to plan vacation time so we can still train for competition.  You will notice there are several days off to accommodate for family time during the holidays.  Also, please make sure to email Coach Ebbs regarding absences so we can account for kids while school is out. (ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us)

Also, beginning this week we will be planning our roster for the Reno trip during the break.  We expect to have that around 80% completed so we can start communicating with parents and wrestlers the specifics of the trip.

December 6, 2015 – 03:25 PM

Week 4 Schedule and announcements

Our first week of competition is under our belts and now we should see ‘new life’ in our wrestlers.  We will get to work this week to refine what we have learned and give it purpose and meaning.  This week we should be able to have everyone on the team competing and getting experience.  At the same time, we need to make sure we continue to get the job done in the classroom as well.  Those of you that are struggling in classes should be working with teachers after school Monday and Tuesday this week at a minimum.

Monday 12/7:

Mandatory Study Table for all wrestlers 2:25 to 2:55.  Bring a signed note to practice.  Practice starts at 3:10 until 5:00.  

 Turn in your 10 envelopes today if you have them!  They are due no later than Tuesday.  If you can have them stamped already, that would be fantastic but not required.

Order forms for gear and yard signs will be available in the locker room today

Tuesday 12/8:  

Practice from 3-5 pm.  

 10 envelopes are due!!!!!  If you can have them stamped already, that would be fantastic but not required.

We will spend a few minutes at the beginning of practice folding and stuffing the envelopes.  So if you have your personal letters to add, please bring them today as well.

Anyone with a ‘D’ or ‘F’ must be working with teachers after school.  Bring a signed note.

Wednesday 12/9:  Novice tournament at Sprague HS

Novice must bring extra food today to snack on during the event.

Practice 3-3:30, then get gear, load bus at 4:00.  Wrestling will run from 5 until 7:30 in the main gym at Sprague.  Parents can attend and watch.  Anyone wishing to ride home with their parents must leave their gear with a teammate to be turned in upon return to the school.  Also, you must have your parents sign out with a coach before you leave.  We expect to be back at McNary around 8/8:15 pm.  Please have a ride available when you get back.

JV/Varsity Practice 3-5 pm

Thursday 12/10:  Dual vs. South Salem @ McNary

Practice from 3:00 to 3:45 (whole team).  Move 1 mat to main floor and set up completed by 4:15 pm.  Gear will be issued at 4:30 in the locker room.

 Weigh in at 5:00 in the locker room.  JV starts at 6:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm on the main gym floor.  We expect to be done and cleaned up around 9:00 pm.  Wrestlers should pack extra food to eat on this day.  Please have a ride available when we are done.   

Friday 12/11:  Silverton Tournament (Novice, JV and Varsity)

 Release from class at 10:40 am.  Go to locker room and check weight/get gear.

Load bus and leave at 11:00 noon.  Weigh in at 12:00 NOON at Silverton High School.  Wrestlers should pack extra food to bring with them.  Wrestling will begin at 2:00 pm.  This is a Varsity dual match tournament where we will have 5 matches in a row.  We will wrestle:  Wilson, Lincoln, Mountain View, Silverton, and Parkrose.  We expect to be home around 8-9pm.  Please have a ride available.  

 

Week 3 updates 11/30 through 12/4

Now we have our first 2 weeks under our belts and we are trying to create good training habits and improve our skills each day.  Keep in mind, we have just 3 weeks of school before we leave on break again so it is extremely important that we stay focused and improve in wrestling and the classroom!

Monday 11/30:  Coaches will be printing report cards and discussing plans individually with wrestlers.  Wrestlers expected to be working with teachers after school everyday if they have grade concerns.  Please take ownership of your efforts and be productive with your time in class, after school and at home to get good results.  Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 12/1:  Mandatory study table for all wrestlers from 2:25 until 2:50 after school.  You should be working in a teacher's room and bring a note to practice saying what time you arrived, what time you left and a signature from a teacher.  Practice from 3-5 pm.

Wednesday 12/2:  Mandatory study table for any wrestler with D's or F's on their report card.  You can be released from study table with a note from a teacher stating your grade is no longer a D or below.  Practice 3-5 pm

Thursday 12/3:  2:30 BIA assessments for anyone who has not completed the process.  This is our last scheduled assessment.  Anyone remaining after this will need to make a special appointment to complete the process.  3-5 pm practice.

Friday 12/4:  Home tournament

Release from class at 12:15 and report directly to the wrestling room to roll up mats and set up the gym.  The gym must be completely set up by 1:15.  Weigh ins will begin in our wrestling room at 1:30.  The first dual will be wrestled at 3:00 pm.  All wrestlers must attend this event and be ready to wrestle, work the tournament, and clean up when done.  Please spread the word with your friends, family and neighbors about the event and encourage them to come watch you wrestle.  

*  Before everyone leaves for the night, you must pick up 10 envelopes and letters to take home and prepare for our fundraiser over the weekend.  The envelopes will be due the next week at practice.  

Welcome to the 2015-16 McNary Wrestling Season!

We had our first practice Monday and the program is looking good as we prepare for competition right after thanksgiving!  All newcomers and returners, you will find this website will communicate 95% of all your questions that you might have in regards to planning for the season.  Each week, we will put important dates, times and information for parents, fans, and wrestlers.  Please use this resource regularly!

 

Monday 11/16:  Practice 3-5 pm.  ImPact testing, and filling out paperwork for body fat testing/minimum weight certification process.

Tuesday 11/17:  Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 11/18:  Practice 3-5 pm.  Parent meeting for all wrestlers and parents in the wrestling room from 5:15 pm until 6:30.  Please plan on attending.  

Thursday 11/19:  Practice 3-5 pm  (body fat testing tomorrow so wrestlers need to by hydrating all week long . . . plenty of water, no caffeine during the day)

Friday 11/20:  Body fat testing begins in the locker room at 2:30 until 3:15.  Practice 3:15 to 5:00 pm.

Looking ahead to next week, we will have practice during the break.  It is important that everyone make an attempt to be at practice so we can focus on learning and safety as we get ready to compete in the 3rd week of our season!

Monday 11/23:  Practice 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (be there 20 minutes early to dress down and be ready)

Tuesday 11/24:  Practice 4:30 to 6:00 pm, Blue-Grey wrestle off in main gym for all parents and wrestlers!  Please plan on attending.

Wednesday 11/25:  Body fat testing 7:30 am until 8:00 am for those who have not done it yet.  Practice from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Thanksgiving break begins!!!!  Enjoy your time off and be ready on Monday!

 

 

As the season is quickly approaching, we are extremely excited and we are preparing to have an amazing season for McNary High School this year.  Here are a couple cool things to take note of:

 

1.  If you click on the 'Handouts' icon on the left of the webpage, you can access a 20% off coupon for Dick's Sporting goods.  This is good for in store purchases only, and the coupon is only valid on Saturday 11/14 and Sunday 11/5.  Please get your needed items for season! 

 

2.  We will have a short team meeting Thursday 11/12 from 2:30 until 2:45 pm to touch on final preparations for practice on Monday 11/16.  All freshmen that attend the meeting will get a free popsicle!  Any returning wrestler will only get a popsicle if you bring a friend that you would like to have on the wrestling team (that has never wrestled before)! 

 

3.  The wrestling paperwork is available in the athletic office.  Please make sure you have that turned in by Friday 11/13.  Otherwise, you will be in the long line of kids on Monday that, 'forgot' and will be missing practice because the line is too long.  Plan ahead, put a reminder on your phone, make it happen!

 

4.  Please take a look at our calendar and plan ahead for the parent meeting, the Blue/Grey Wrestle off, our Home Tournament, and holiday practice schedules.  Wrestling is more than winning . . . we are preparing our athletes with the knowledge, technique, strength and conditioning they will need to compete and be safe during competition! 

 

5.  Questions and concerns should be sent to Head Coach Jason Ebbs:  ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Calandar for the 2015-16 Season is ready!!!!

It is with great excitement that we are happy to announce our competition schedule for the upcoming season!  Although it may seem early, there are some fantastic announcements that we hope to share with you! 

First:  Not only do we have a full JV and Varsity schedule to compete in, but we also have a complete Novice schedule!  This means once again, every kid in our program will have the chance to practice, develop, compete and contribute! 

Second:  The Salem-Keizer School District has officially re-instated Middle School Wrestling!  This means our sport will show significant growth in the coming years and the opportunities to help serve the youth of our community will be expanding over the next several years! 

Third:  As you look through the calendar, you will see that we continue to offer the most opportunities for our wrestlers, and one of the most competitive schedules in the State!  We have added a trip to Reno this year to seek out great competition.  As exciting as this sounds, please be ready to be involved in the parent meeting, fundraising, and most importantly have your personal schedules managed so your wrestler can attend all the practices and be the best they can be!  We have already been planning with the help of a few volunteers, some very simple and effective fundraisers that will provide the biggest returns and minimize the efforts of our kids. 

Looking forward to a fantastic year with the program!  The coaches sincerely hope you have all found a fall sport to participate in.  If not, please be ready for preseason training soon after school starts. 

Summer Camp updates to watch for!!!

As we find information about wrestling camps this summer, we will put them on our calendar for you to see.  If you click directly on the camp in the calendar, there will be extra info to help you pursue that should you decide to look into going.  Please stay active with the website . . . you never know when an opportunity might present itself!

Freestyle Begins!!!!

First practices for Freestlyle and Greco are Tuesday 3/17, Wednesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/19 from 2:30 until 3:30.  Bring a teammate your size and ready to work right at 2:30.  Practices will end promptly at 3:30 as well.  Hope to see as many of you there as can be there!

Banquet Info:

Banquet Date: Wednesday 3/11          Time: 7:00 pm  Location: Pietro’s Pizza

 

We are inviting all of our team and their families to celebrate the season with us.  We expect the event to go about 1 hour/1 hour 15 minutes.  If you are ordering pizza, please call your order in ahead of time . . . we would like to begin the ceremony around 7:15pm.  Below is a list of tasks that each wrestler will need to have completed before we begin the banquet, as well as some information that you need to share with your parents prior to coming to the banquet.

 

____ Report to the library and complete the season survey online (2:25 Tuesday after school)

 

___  Clean out your locker room locker (by Tuesday after school after you do your survey).

 

____  Turn in any gear you borrowed (shoes, head gear, trainer gear, shorts, sweatshirt, singlet, training equipment –braces, wraps, etc . . .)

 

Complete the survey below and return to Coach Ebbs/Coach Goin

 

 

Items to discuss with your parents:

 

_______          Look at the wrestling website calendar and see the tournaments that are available on the weekends.

Yes / no           I am interested in wrestling this spring (freestyle/Greco)

Yes / no           I am interested in practicing and training 2-3 days a week (wrestling, weight lifting, conditioning)

Yes / no           I am interested in going to the Reno Tournament (folkstyle) April 11, 12, 13

Yes / no           In am interested in going to wrestle in Pocatello after school gets out June 15th through the 21st.

Yes / no           I am interested and will participate in McNary Wrestling being represented during the Keizer Iris Festival by

                        _____  having a float in the parade

                        _____  having a fundraiser during the event

                        _____  advertising our program and our club by hosting a short camp or clinic during the event

Yes/no             Helping with the Booster Auction and arranging a basket to be auctioned off on behalf of McNary Wrestling for a fundraiser

 

Wrestler name:_______________________

 

Parent Name(s):____________________________________________________

 

Phone number:_____________________________________

 

 

Email Address:____________________________________

Updates for the Week of STATE!! Go Celts!

Monday 2/23:  Team Voting after school

·        Morning run . . . doors open at 6:15 and go until 7:00 am.

·        After school practice 2:45 until 4:15

 

Tuesday 2/24:

·        Morning run . . . doors open at 6:15 and go until 7:00 am

·        After school practice 2:45 until 4:15

 

Wednesday 2/25:

·        Morning run . . . doors open at 6:15 and go until 7:00 am

·        After school practice 2:45 until 4:15

 

Thursday 2/26:

·        Pack and bring your travel bag to school with you.

·        Practice after school 2:45 until 4:15 pm.

·        Leave for Portland immediately after shower and clean up.

 

Friday 2/27:  First day of State Tournament (Portland Memorial Colesium)

·        all times and info can be found at www.trackwrestling.com

o       6:30 am weigh in, 8:30 am wrestling begins

§         Wrestling expected to be done by 8:15 pm.

 

Saturday 2/28:  Second Day of the State Tournament

·        6:30 am weigh in, 8:30 am wrestling begins

o       9:45 am semi finals

§         Team dinner during the break

o       6:00 to 6:30 pm parade of champions

o       6:30 to 9:45 Finals and awards

·        We expect to return home around 11:00/11:30 pm

 

Please watch the website, facebook for updates regarding the awards banquet.  We will also be delivering invitations directly to wrestlers during the day as soon as the details are available. 

 

 

Wrestling Updates for the week of Districts:

Monday 2/16:

  • Seeding meeting at 10:00 am
  • Practice 3-5 pm

 

Tuesday 2/17:

  • Morning run (doors open at 6:15 am)
  • Grade check day (see teachers about grade, missing work, make up work, and work you may be missing Friday)
  • Practice 2:45 to 4:30 pm
  • 4:45 pm doctor will be here for skin check for all wrestlers.  You must be present for this.

 

Wednesday 2/18:

  • Morning run (doors open at 6:15 am)
  • Study table 7:15 to 7:55 am in the cafeteria
  • Practice 2:45 to 4:15.

 

Thursday 2/19:

  • Practice 2:45 to 4:30

 

Friday 2/20:  District tournament day @ Sprague High School

  • Meet in locker room at 6:30 am . . . get gear check weight
  • Vans leave at 7:00 am
  • Weigh in at 8:00, wrestling starts at 10:00 am
    • 3 rounds of championship and 3 rounds of consolation

 

Saturday 2/21:  District tournament @ Sprague High School

  • All wrestlers are expected to attend that were on the roster!!!!
  • Weigh in at 8:00 am, wrestling begins at 10:00 am with the Semi Final matches.
    • Next will be two rounds of consolation
    • 4:00 pm begins 3rd/4th and 5th/6th place matches.
    • Finals scheduled for 6:00 pm.

 

 

Monday 2/23:  Mandatory practice for all wrestlers to do team voting.

Saturday practice time changed to 11:45 am

February 14, 2015

Updates 2/9 through 2/16

Announcements for this week:  Wrestlers MUST decide on their final weight for districts this week and have performed all wrestle off’s needed to earn their spot.  At the same time, your weight must be manageable and in line for the weight class you intend to compete for.  Wrestlers must write their daily weight on the weigh in sheet (before and after practice).  Our lineups and all options must be made by Friday at practice.  Our seeding meeting and final roster will be turned in at 10:00 am Monday 2/16.  Any changes to that must be due to a medical reason and must have a doctor’s note.

 

Monday 2/9:

  • Morning Practice:  Doors open at 6:15 am, practice starts promptly at 6:30 until 7:00 am.  Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.  Wrestlers are expected to be on time to first period without needing a note to excuse their tardiness.
  • After school practice:  2:45 until 4:15 pm.

 

Tuesday 2/10:

  • Morning Practice:  6:15 am to 7:00 am . . . bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.
  • After school practice 2:45 to 4:15 pm.

 

Wednesday 2/11: 

  • Grade Check day . . . study table in the morning in the cafeteria with tutors
  • Morning practice 6:15 to 7:00 am
  • After school practice: 2:45 until 4:15 pm.
    • Grade check forms due at the beginning of practice.

 

Thursday 2/12:  3-way dual @ Forest Grove High School

  • Release from class/report to locker room and check weight:  1:26 pm (after 6th period)
  • Vans leave: 2:30 pm
  • Weigh in at 4, wrestling begins at 5:00.
    • 1st dual:  Forest Grove vs. Sprague
    • 2nd dual:  Sprague vs. McNary
    • 3rd dual:  Forest Grove vs. McNary
      • We expect to be home around 9:30 pm

 

Friday 2/13:

  • No morning practice
  • After school practice: 2:45 to 4:30 pm
    • Roll mats back after practice

 

Saturday 2/14: 

  • Active team practice (bring running shoes and wrestling shoes:  9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Leave mats rolled back for Monday

 

Monday 2/16:  No School

 

  • League seeding meeting 10:00 am (Coaches only)
  • Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Updates for 2/2 through 2/7 and a look ahead at next week!

Monday 2/2:  Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Tuesday 2/3:  Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Wednesday 2/4:  Grade Checks due at practice, practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Thursday 2/5:  Senior Recognition Night, Dual North Salem @ McNary

Practice 2:45 to 3:30, drop mats at 3:45.  Weigh in at 5:00, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:00pm.

  • Parents please arrive at 6:45 pm and check in at the scorers table.  As soon as the JV dual has completed, we will recognize our seniors and their parents just before the Varsity dual.

 

Friday 2/6:  West Linn Dual Tournament (JV, Varsity and Novice)

Release from class: 1:26 (after 6th period), report to locker room to check weight and get gear.

Van leaves:  2:00

Weigh in:  3:00, Wrestling begins at 4:00.

  • Round I:  McNary vs. Barlow
  • Round II:  McNary vs. Jefferson
  • Round III:  McNary vs. West Linn

Return to school around 9:30 pm.

 

Saturday 2/7: 

  • Cadet State Tournament at ParkroseHigh School
  • GirlsState Qualifier Tournament at Cottage GroveHigh School
    • See Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin if you have questions about these events or are interested in attending one. 

 

Announcements for future planning:

 

  • Morning runs will begin next week at 6:15 am until 7:00 (see calendar for days)
  • Our league seeding meeting for the district tournament is Monday 2/16 in the morning.  Our final roster that allows 2 wrestlers at each weight is submitted at that time.  The only way to replace a wrestler from our roster at that time is with a  doctor’s note not allowing them to participate.  Wrestlers will need to be considering their final weight class they would like to compete at for the District Tournament.

Updates for 1/26 to 1/31

Monday 1/26:  No school/Grading Day

Practice 3:00 to 5:00

 

Tuesday 1/27: 

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Wednesday 1/28:

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Thursdsay 1/29:  Home dual vs. West Albany

Practice 2:45 to 3:30

Drop mats at 3:30

Weigh in at 5:00, JV starts at 6:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm

  • all wrestlers expected to be in attendance for all home events until completion.

 

Friday 1/30: 

 

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

Monday 1/19:  No Practice

 

Tuesday 1/20:  Last day of regular classes/Study Table/Grade Check: 

Grade check forms due at practice/Study Table

Study Table from 2:30 until 3:15.  Practice 3:30 until 5:15 . . . grade check forms due.

  • We hope to have the roster for the Reser Tournament finalized on this day so students can make arrangements to take their 6th and 7th period finals early.
  • All wrestlers competing on Friday will need to have a paper signed by their 6th and 7th period teachers lining out the arrangements they have made to take their final exams.

 

Wednesday 1/21:  First Day of Final Exams (Period 1, 2, 3)

Last final exam is over at 12:25 pm.  Practice will begin at 1:30 pm so students can continue to work with teachers, finish tests, or (for those that are attending the Reser TOC . . . you will be missing Friday so you will need to make arrangements with your 6th and 7th period teachers to take your final early).

 

Thursday 1/22:  Second Day of Final Exams (period 4, 5)

Last final exam is over at 10:40 am.  Practice will begin at 11:45 am so students can continue to work with teachers, finish tests, or (for those that are attending the Reser TOC . . . you will be missing Friday so you will need to make arrangements with your 6th and 7th period teachers to take your final early).

  • Signed papers for final exams due on this day.

 

Friday 1/23:  Last Day of Final Exams (period 6, 7) and Reser Tournament of Champions at Liberty High School.

Reser Tournament is a JV and Varsity Tournament.  This is a prestigious tournament, knows as the toughest tournament in Oregon . . . tougher than the State Tournament and teams are invited to this tournament.  Wrestlers get a chance to compete with the best programs Oregon has to offer.  Tournament information can be found at www.reserstoc.com

Wrestlers competing at the tournament will be released from class all day.  You must be in the locker room at 7:30 to check weight and get gear.  There will be no wandering the halls during final exams so please have all you need with you at that time.

Friday 1/23

Saturday 1/24

Locker room:  7:30 am

Leave:  8:00 am

Weigh in:  9:15 am

Wrestling begins at 11:00 am

We expect to be back at McNary between 9/10:30 pm depending on how quickly the event runs.  Please have a ride available quickly when we return.

Locker room open:  6:30 am

Arrive by:  6:45 am

Leave: 7:15 am

Weigh in:  8:15 am

Wrestling begins:  10:00 AM

We expect to be back at McNary around 8:00 pm.

 

 

  • Many of our kids have stopped eating the food we have been providing, and several have expressed dislike in what we are providing so we will not be providing food to the team for this event.  We still expect wrestlers to eat healthy and appropriate food but please plan ahead and pack food to bring with you.  Remember, in order to fuel your body, you must be eating 3-5 times per day with foods that give you a balance of simple carbohydrates (short term energy) and complex carbohydrates (long term energy).  Please don’t forget this detail.

Monday 1/12:  Mandatory Study Table

  • Wrestlers must work with a teacher or with a tutor after school from 2:30 until 3:15 to finish last assignments, do make up work from absences, retake tests, or study for finals.  YOU MUST BRING A SIGNED NOTE WITH THE TIME YOU ARRIVED AND THE TIME YOU LEFT. 
  • Practice 3:30 to 5:15 pm.

 

Tuesday 1/13:  Mandatory Study Table/Grade check

  • Wrestlers must work with a teacher or with a tutor after school from 2:30 until 3:15 to finish last assignments, do make up work from absences, retake tests, or study for finals.  YOU MUST BRING A SIGNED NOTE WITH THE TIME YOU ARRIVED AND THE TIME YOU LEFT. 
  • Practice 3:30 to 5:15 pm.
  • Grade Check sheet must be completed for all wrestlers and turned in when you arrive to practice.

 

Wednesday 1/14:  Mandatory Study Table

  • Wrestlers must work with a teacher or with a tutor after school from 2:30 until 3:15 to finish last assignments, do make up work from absences, retake tests, or study for finals.  YOU MUST BRING A SIGNED NOTE WITH THE TIME YOU ARRIVED AND THE TIME YOU LEFT. 
  • Practice 3:30 to 5:15 pm.
    • Varsity pack for Oregon Classic when you get home!

 

Thursday 1/15:  Varsity Leaves for Oregon Classic/JV & Novice Practice

  • JV and novice practice 2:45 until 4:45
  • Varsity leave for Oregon Classic at 3:00 from McNary Parking lot.
    • We will travel over to the house, drop off our things, then go practice at the facility.
    • We will be taking 2 vans for this trip.

 

Friday 1/16:  Oregon Classic (Varsity) and JV & Novice Practice

  • JV & Novice practice from 2:45 until 4:45
  • Varsity will wrestle at the Oregon Classic (+4 pound weight allowance)
    • Tournament information can be found in the ‘Handout’ section of our website.
    • We will be competing at the Redmond Fairgrounds.
    • Weigh in at 6:00 am, wrestling begins at 8:00 am.  We have Roseburg, West Linn, North Bend, and Clackamas in our Qualifying Pool.
      • Each competitor for the Classic will be given a full itinerary for travel at practice this week.  Additional copies can be printed from the website in the ‘Handouts’ section.
      • We have been led to believe that all matches can be viewed on the dashboard for trackwrestling.  For parents and fans that cannot travel with us, please follow us online at trackwrestling.com

 

Saturday 1/17:  Varsity finishes their tournament, Girls tournament weigh in and competition, Cadets Weigh in.

  • Coach Goin will be coming over to Redmond in another van with the Cadets.  Cadets have been notified and will be receiving an itinerary from Coach Goin at practice this week.
  • Varsity weigh in at 6:00 am
    • Wrestling will depend on results from the previous day
    • A van with Varsity wrestlers will return on Saturday upon completion of the tournament.  Wrestlers will notify their parents when we are leaving so rides can be available when we get to McNary.  Also, any parents that want to take their children at the end of the event please sign out with a coach.
  • Girls tournament weigh in:  10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Tournament starts at 12:30 until 2:00 pm.
  • Cadet weigh ins:  1-2 pm or 7-8 pm

 

Sunday 1/18:  Cadet Tournament

  • Wrestling starts at 8:30 am until conclusion.
  • A van with all remaining wrestlers will return upon completion of the tournament on Sunday.

 

Monday:  1/19:  No practice.

  • Rest . . . . final exams coming up this week.

 

 

 

 

Welcome back from holiday break.  We hope everyone had a good time.  Now as we come back to our regular routines, keep some of your priorities and goals in line.  You will each have 2 weeks and 1 day of class until final exams begin and your grades are set for the first semester.  Along with that, we have some significant events and competitions coming up so please spend time at home managing your school work and your priorities so you have all the opportunities open for yourself.

 

Monday 1/5:

Welcome back.  Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Tuesday 1/6:

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Wednesday 1/7: 

Study table 2:30 to 3:00, practice 3:15 to 5:00

 

Thursday 1/8:  Host 3-way dual at home vs West Salem and McKay

Practice 2:45 to 3:15, drop 2 mats on main floor and have set up by 4:00.

Weigh in at 4:00 for Varsity, JV and Novice.  Wrestling begins at 5:00 (one mat varsity, one mat JV and extras). 

Round I:  McKay vs. West Salem

Round II:  McKay vs. McNary

Round III:  West Salem vs. McNary

 

Friday 1/9:  Cleveland Tournament for JV/Varsity and some extras

teams:  McNary, Cleveland, Benson, Centennial, Forest Grove, Franklin, Gladstone, Jefferson, Lincoln, Molalla, Pendleton, Putnam, Reynolds, Sunset, The Dalles, Tigard, Woodburn

Release from class at:  11:00 am

Van leaves at:  11:30 am

Weigh in:  1:00 pm

Wrestling begins:  3:00 pm

Estimated return to McNary:  8-9 pm

 

Saturday 1/10:  Cleveland Tournament Day 2

Arrive at McNary:  6:15 am

Van leaves:  6:45 am

Weigh in:  8:00 am

Wrestling begins:  9:30 am

 

Estimated return to McNary:  8-9 pm

Itinerary and travel for California Trip!!!

All travel info for the California trip can be downloaded from the 'handouts' icon on the left hand side of the page.

 

Don't forget to bring your $20 can money with you to practice on Monday! 

Holiday Updates for Wrestling 12/22 through 1/4

 

  • Expectations are for wrestlers to be at practices during the break.  If you have family plans already made, please have your parents email Coach Ebbs at:  ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and let us know.  We cannot afford to allow our wrestlers to simply ‘sleep in’ or ‘forget’ about practice.  We need to take advantage of the time for training so we can prepare for competition and safety on the mat. 

 

Monday 12/22:  8:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes
  • We will make a rough draft roster for the California trip on this day and begin any wrestle offs that may be needed.
  • Please have rides available for after practice.

 

Tuesday 12/23:  8:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes
  • We will have the California roster 99.9% complete after this practice so wrestlers can go home and be prepared for the trip. We anticipate each wrestler contributing $25-$50 for the trip to cover hotel, food, travel and tournament fees.  The final number will be on the itinerary that will be sent home with the wrestlers (and posted in the handout section of the website)

 

Wednesday through Sunday . . . please make time to get some exercise on your own by jogging and exercising at home.  Support and motivation from parents is greatly appreciated as it is important that we simply stay active during down time.

 

Optional practices Friday 12/26  9:00 to 10:30 am

and on Saturday 12/27 9:00 to 10:30 am.

 

Monday 12/29:  8:00 am to 11:00 am:

  • final touches made to the roster for California based on attendance and last second issues that might arise
  • Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes
  • $20 Can money due for team fundraiser

 

Tuesday 12/30:  8:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

 

Wednesday 12/31:  8:00 to 11:00 am

  • Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

 

Thursday 1/1:  Varsity and JV depart for California TBA (info will be on the itinerary)

  • We will practice on this day
    • Bring running shoes and warm gear for running outside.

 

Friday 1/2:  JV tournament at CupertinoHigh School

  • You mat be able to watch or see results on www.trackwrestling.com

 

Saturday 1/3:  Varsity tournament at CupertinoHigh School

  • You mat be able to watch or see results on www.trackwrestling.com
  • At the end of the tournament, we will drive to Red Bluff California and stay the night.

 

 

Sunday 1/4:  Return home

Updates for 12/15 through 12/20 and starting holiday break!

As we approach the holiday break some major items need to be on everyone’s radar. 

  • Practice during the break is expected.  If you are going to miss practice, you parents must email Coach Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us to confirm your absence.  The practices are Mon/Tue/Wed mornings from 8-11 am and you must bring running shoes as well.
  • Each wrestler will be responsible for doing a can drive and bringing in $20 each.  This is mandatory and the money helps provide each wrestler with a team t-shirt, food at tournaments, and general supplies. 
  • Grades must be up to speed before we leave for break.  Anything less than that is not acceptable.  Be working with your teachers to get, do, and turn in all work before you leave on break.
  • Our trip to California will be the weekend of Jan 1st through Jan 4th.  Wrestlers going on this trip are expected to have their grades up to speed, perform their fundraising duties, and be at practices.  This tournament allows 2 guys at each weight and we are very excited to provide this opportunity to the kids and the program and we hope you are excited to.  Remember, we must represent ourselves, our program, our school and our families well. 

 

Monday 12/15:

Practice 2:45 to 4:45.  Bring your envelopes if you have not done them yet. 

 

Tuesday 12/16:  Study Table day

Grade check sheets must be signed and all wrestlers must work for 30 minutes with a teacher after school.

 

Wednesday 12/17:  Host novice tournament (home event)

Practice for all wrestlers from 2:45 until 4:00.  Move mats down to main gym.  Wrestling for Novice begins at 5:00 and ends promptly at 7:00.  All others will be working tables.  

 

All wrestlers are expected to be here for the duration of this event so we can run smoothly and clean up quickly.  Please bring an extra snack or food with you for the evening. 

 

Thursday 12/18:  Dual @ McMinnville

Practice 2:45 until 3:30.  Get gear and load vans.  Leave by 4:00. 

Weigh ins begin at 5:00, JV starts at 6:00, Varsity starts at 7:00.  We expect to return to McNary by 9:30.

 

Friday 12/19:  Last day of school for holiday break, have all missing work done/turned in.

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

  • Foxcatcher the movie opens at Salem Cinema.  It depicts the story of one of the greatest American Wrestlers (Dave Schultz), his story, his journey, his tragic death.  Try to go watch it. 

 

Saturday 12/20:  Liberty High School Tournament (JV and Varsity)

Doors open at McNary at 5:30 am.  Arrive by 5:45 am.  Vans leave at 6:15 am. We will provide peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, oranges, and cereal. 

 

Weigh ins begin at 7:00 am.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 am.  This is a no elimination tournament so each wrestler can expect 3-5 matches here.  We expect to return by around 7/8 pm.  

Wrestling updates 12/8 through 12/12

Wrestling Updates

12/8 through 12/12

 

Monday 12/8:

  • Practice 2:45 to 4:45
  • Almost 2/3 of the team still has not turned in their envelopes. This needs to be done soon.  We cannot function as a team on this type of participation rate.  Please get your envelopes done asap.

 

Tuesday 12/9:  Study table/grade check day

  • Study table day . . . get your grade check done for all classes, and work with a teacher after school.
  • Practice 3:15 to 5:00

 

Wednesday 12/10:  Novice tournament at Sprague/Practice.

  • Novice match at Sprague HS.  All wrestlers that are new, or 3rd string or below will travel to Sprague for a match.  The schedule is:
    • Practice 2:45 until 4:00, get gear and leave at 4:15.
    • Wrestling begins at 5:00 pm and ends promptly at 7:00 pm.
      • We will be back at McNary by 7:20/7:30.  Please have a ride home ready.
      • Team policy:  wrestlers may ride home with their parents only and parents, please sign out with a coach.  Also, they must have a teammate return their gear for them at the school.
  • All others will have practice from 2:45 until 4:45

 

Thursday 12/11:  Dual JV/V at South Salem HS

  • Practice 2:45 pm until 3:45 pm
  • Get gear and leave by 4:15 pm
  • Dual times:  Weigh in at 5:00 pm, JV wrestle at 6:00 pm, Varsity wrestle at 7:00 pm.
  • We expect to return to McNary by 9:00 pm . . . please have a ride available.

 

Friday 12/12:  Dual tournament at Silverton High School

  • Release from class at 11:45/during 5th period
    • Meet in locker room to get gear and check weight
  • Leave at 12:30 pm
  • Weigh ins at 1:00, wrestling begins at 2:00, we will wrestle 5 duals in a row against Wilson, Lincoln, Mountain View, Silverton, and Parkrose.
    • The event will have Varsity duals and JV/Novice scrambles.
  • We expect to be back at McNary around 9:00 pm.  Please have a ride available. 
      • Team policy:  wrestlers may ride home with their parents only and parents, please sign out with a coach.  Also, they must have a teammate return their gear for them at the school.

 

 

Wrestling updates for 12/1 through 12/5

Monday 12/1:

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

Nutrition education for parents and wrestlers in the library 5:00 until 5:45.

 

Tuesday 12/2:

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Wednesday 12/3:

Grade Check study table.  Every wrestler is required to complete a grade check and turn it in at practice.  If you happen to be absent from school on this day, you are still expected to turn in a grade check upon your return to school.  Also, wrestlers are expected to report to a room and work with a teacher from 2:30 until 3:00.  There is a place right on the grade check for your teacher to sign when you arrive and when you left. 

 

2:30 to 3:00 Study table

Practice 3:15 until 5:00.

 

Thursday 12/4:

In order to be eligible to wrestle on Friday, wrestlers must be in practice the day before.  If you are absent, you will not be in the lineup.

This is our last scheduled day for BIA assessment.  We have almost everyone completed with this process.  If you are not assessed and are absent on this day, it will be difficult to arrange this in a timely manner.  Please make sure you are available. 

 

BIA starts in the locker room at 2:30.

Practice 2:45 to 4:45

 

Friday 12/5:

Every wrestler is expected to be at any home event.  We will be hosting our annual tournament and need everyone’s help to set up, run the tables, and clean up when we are done.   All Varsity and JV wrestlers will be weighing in and competing.  We also expect to have several extra Novice wrestlers in our lineup for extra matches. 

 

Release from class:  1:00 pm (we will set up 4 mats, tables and score boards on the main gym floor)

Weigh in at 2:30

Wrestling begins at 4:00.  It will be a 4 way round robin dual format for both Varsity and JV. 

 

We expect to be done and cleaned up by 10:00 pm.  

Wrestling Updates for Thanksgiving Week:

 

Monday 11/24/14: 

Parent teacher conferences and grading day take place this day.  No school for students but teachers and coaches are still working. 

 

Practice time: 2:45 to 4:45 pm

 

Tasks: 

  • Get 10 envelopes and letters for fundraiser
  • Issue lockers in the locker room
  • Hand in t-shirt design for team shirt this year.  Selection gets a free t-shirt.

 

Tuesday 11/25/14:

Parent teacher conferences and grading day take place this day.  No school for students but teachers and coaches are still working. 

 

Practice time:  6:00 pm to 6:45  pm, Parent meeting 7:00 to 7:30, Blue/Gray Wrestle off 7:30pm until conclusion.

 

Tasks:

  • Move mats to gym floor at 6:45 pm
  • Parent meeting in designated location (TBA) from 7:00 to 7:30 pm.
  • Blue Gray Wrestle off 7:30 pm until conclusion.
  • 10 envelopes are due filled out, with appropriate addresses, unsealed and stamped if possible..

 

Wednesday 11/26/14:

 

Tasks:

  • This is our 2nd BIA assessment . . . anyone not already certified must arrive at 7:40 am to begin the assessment process.  You must be hydrated.

 

Practice time:  8:00 am until 10:00 am.

 

Remainder of the week you have off.  Please try to find ways to exercise during your off time, and control your eating habits.  For the holiday, have a little of everything, a lot of nothing.  While watching tv, do pushups, situps and squats during commercials.  Find a time to get a jog in.

 

 

Anyone who has not turned in their envelopes must have them ready immediately after the holiday break.  We will be coming back to the week of our home tournament where every wrestler is needed all week long!  Please make yourself available.

Plan for first week of practice!

Monday 11/17, 3:00pm:

·         (30 minutes) Attendance, introduction, Impact testing, BIA forms filled out

·         Practice until 5:00 pm

o     Bring shorts, t-shirt, wrestling shoes (as soon as you can get them), and head gear (as soon as you can get them).

 

Tuesday 11/18, 2:45pm:

·         BIA forms and Impact testing for those that missed.

·         Practice until 4:45 pm.

 

Wednesday 11/19, 2:45pm:

·         Practice until 4:45

 

Thursday 11/20, 3:15pm:

·         Wrestlers will get grade checks filled out/signed by teachers.

·         Wrestlers will be required to work with teachers . . . study table  from 2:30 until 3:05 (and have a signature)

·         Grade check and study table forms due at 3:15, in the practice room.

·         Practice until 5:00 pm.

 

Friday 11/21, 2:45pm:

·         BIA assessment begins in the locker room at 2:45. BE HYDRATED

·         Practice ends at 4:45.

 

·         Wrestlers take home 10 envelopes that are due back to the coaches next Tuesday.

Practice Starts Monday 11/17!!! Here is what you need to know!

November 10, 2014
  1. Wrestlers must get their paperwork from the front office ASAP!  You must have a signed participation form on hand (green), Athletic agreement (once time only for any sport), and an up to date physical (yellow form) that must be renewed every 2 years.  If these items are not on hand you will not be able to practice.  Please do this soon!
  2. One of the first items that will be done is a baseline concussion test (called an ImPact Test).  This must be done on the computer and you must be supervised.  Please listen to the announcements at school for times you can do this after school.  Each athlete needs this done every 2 years.  See Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin if you are not sure.  If you already did it for football then you are already covered.  If you have not done it by Monday, your first task at practice will be to complete this before you practice.
  3. Items to bring with you to practice:  Shorts and t-shirt, wrestling shoes as soon as you can, head gear if you can.  Be in the wrestling room by 2:45 ready to get organized and practice begin at 3:00.  
  4. After Monday, practice will begin at 2:45 each day until 4:45.  There will be one study hall day each week where practice will start later but wrestlers are expected to work with a teacher or tutor.  More info will be coming on that soon.
  5. Remember, to have a good attitude and work hard everyday.  Missing practice will not make you better, and wrestling is a great arena to set goals and push yourself towards something better! 

 

 

Celtic Kids Tournament Cancelled!!!!

Due to facility issues we will not be able to host the tournament this year.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We hope to be back up and running for this event next year.

 

October 7, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-15 Celtic Wrestling Season!

 

We are excited, the details are being finalized and we are getting underway!  We have a respectably large group of athletes working out with preseason conditioning.  This happens every Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur from 2:45 until 4:00 with Coach Goin.  If you are not currently in a sport, please make some time and be at the preseason workouts so you can start setting high goals for yourself this season. 

 

Below are some pointers and important facts about the upcoming season for families to prepare their calendars and schedules.

 

  1. Our calendar is 95% complete.  There are a few changes left to finalize but our competition schedule is up.  Feel free to look at it and begin preparing for practices and competitions.  We pride ourselves on developing all of our athletes through practice and competition.  Everyone gets to practice and everyone gets to compete.  For those of you new to the sport, please watch for the parent meeting so you can ask questions and meet people that have been around the sport already.
  2. We will be hosting our Kids Wrestling Camp beginning on Monday 10/27 from 6:30 until 8:00 pm.  There will be a sign up sheet outside Coach Ebbs’ room (232) where wrestlers can sign up to volunteer.  We need lots of help and this is a great fundraiser for us, as well as a way to give wrestling back to our community.  Hope to have lots of you there!
  3. Looking ahead, we are trying to arrange our Kids Club Tournament to be held on Saturday 11/15.  This is earlier than usual, and in fact it is before our season starts.  It is, however, a tremendously important fundraiser for us.  We will need everyone there to make that a success.  Again, we there will be a sign up sheet outside Coach Ebbs’ room where you can sign up to help.  Times and details will be posted soon. 
  4. Speaking of fundraisers, we are trying to take two lineups (28 wrestlers) to California during Holiday Break.  That is a lot of athletes and a fantastic opportunity.  Please make yourself available for the fundraiser events as much as possible so we can support these goals. 
  5. As we get ready for season to start, we are really hoping to share the wrestling experience with as many people as we can.  Unfortunately, middle school wrestling barely exists so there are lots of athletes out there that have not wrestled before . . . but we need to help them learn our sport.  It is never too late to learn wrestling . . . especially for a person willing to work hard and set goals. 
  6. Parents, wrestlers and fans, if you have any questions feel free to email Coach Jason Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and we will be sure to help you out.

 

 

Looking forward to another great Celtic Wrestling Season!

Awards Banquet!!!

Our awards banquet will be Sunday, March 16th at 2:00pm in the Cafeteria of McNary High School.  We will provide cookies and juice for the event and we are inviting all wrestlers, their families, and our booster/supporters.  Wrestlers, you will have a few tasks to complete prior to the banquet.  A detailed letter will be delivered to each of you throughout the week.  So please watch for it and be ready.  For example, if you have not completed the end of season survey on the computer for this year, we will have the computer lab in the library open at 1:30 for you to do that just prior to the banquet.  Please arrive early so you can get that done.

Also, please look at our calendar as there are several events to look ahead in order to compete and train.  We are working on our Spring Training schedule right now and your interest/input is needed.  Be sure to fill out the questionairre on your banquet letter and return it back to Coach Ebbs.

Updates for 2/23 to 3/1

Even though we are winding down, there are still lots of tasks that need to be done by all members of the team.  We have about half of the team that still needs to complete their voting for team awards and the banquet cannot be scheduled until we have those completed.  Please stop by and see Coach Ebbs to do this.  Also, wrestlers need to complete an end of the season survey online.  This can be arranged at practice this Monday and Wednesday.  Please make sure you take care of this task.

 

Now for this week's schedule:

Monday 2/24:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 am.  Club practice at McNary 3:30 to 5:00.

Tuesday 2/25:  LAST MORNING RUN 6:45 to 7:15 am.  Club practice at Sprague 3:30 to 5:00.  ** Last day for substitutions at the State Tournament.  

Wednesday 2/26:  Team practice @ McNary 3:00 to 4:30.  Official agenda for state handed to wrestlers at practice.

Thursday 2/27:  Team practice @ McNary 3:00 to 4:00.  Leave for State immediately after clean up.  Have your packed belongings with you at the school.  We will be staying at Inn at the Convention Center (within walking distance to the Memorial Colesium).  

Official state schedule can be found at:  http://www.osaa.org/activities/wre

Friday 2/28:  First day of state tournament (weigh in at 6:30am and wrestling begins at 8:30am)

Saturday 3/1:  2nd day of state tournament (weigh in at 6:30am, wrestling time depends on results from day 1).  We will return at the end of the finals.  We expect to be back at McNary around 10:00/10:30 pm.

Last details to watch for:  Banquet date and time, Freestyle/greco practices and tournaments, Reno World Championships info (already handed info out at practice), Pocatello Western Regionals in June.

Wish us luck as we prepare for the final stages of this season and begin preparing for our goals next season!

Updates for the week of 2/17 through 2/22

Morning practices this week are mandatory for state qualifiers, and 5th place at regionals.  Afternoon practices are mandatory for all wrestlers to be considered in good standing at the end of the season.

Tuesday 2/18:  Meet in wrestling room at 2:45 to put mats back in order.  Novice will practice at McNary.  State qualifiers will got to a Capital City Wrestling Camp at Sprague HS.  We will leave at 3:00 and practice from 3:30 until 5.

Wednesday 2/19:  Novice will compete at a bracketed tournament at North Salem HS.  Times to be announced.  State Qualifiers will practice at McNary with the Capital City Wrestling Camp.  Practice starts at 3, other people will arrive at 3:30.

Thursday 2/20:  Capital City Wrestling Camp at Sprague HS.  Leave at 3:00, practice 3:30 until 5.  Novice practice at McNary.

Friday 2/21:  Capital City Wrestling Camp at McNary HS.  We will start at 3:00, others will arrive at 3:30.  Practice ends at 5.

Looking into Saturday, we are making plans to include any state qualifiers to go watch the other 2 regional tournaments at Forest Grove High School and Reynolds High School so we can see some of our opponents.  Plans for this will be communicated at practice during the week.  Please leave your Saturday open and available.

Congratulations to our post season wrestlers!

106:  Sean Burrows 5th place

120:  Louis Palos 3rd place

126:  Jon Phelps 4th place

132:  Mike Phelps 4th place

145:  Caleb Connor 4th place

152:  Noah Townsend 6th place

170:  Taran Purkey 4th place

182:  Zach Hammerschmith 1st Place

195:  Alvaro Venegas 2nd Place

220:  Joey Delgado 5th place, Kyle Bonn 6th place

Updates for Monday 2/10

It appears our dual with North Salem will now be cancelled.  We will proceed with this week as the weather will allow.  The seeding meeting for the Regional tournament will still be Tuesday evening.  We will expect to have morning runs the next day we have school. 

Other items of interest:  Parents, you provide a message to your wrestler in the regional program as we prepare for the big tournament this Friday and Saturday.  Please see the form we have provided in the 'Handouts' section on the left margin titled, "message for my wrestler-PROGRAM".  For $5 you can have a text message or for $10 you can include a picture.  The deadline is Wednesday and emailed versions will work best.  All the contact information is available in the flier. 

Good luck as we find our way through this week and prepare to compete for a Regional Title!  Go Celts!

Snow Closure info

During school closure times, we will use the website to communicate our schedule and changes.

Friday 2/7:  School, morning run, practice, and match are cancelled.  

The dual is going to aim for Monday at North Salem.  Please await final details as soon as they become available. 

There will be no practice on Saturday.  We will aim for Monday for our next day of practice/match/wrestling.  Enjoy your snow day!

Updates for 2/3 through 2/8

For those that are new, we are beginning our big push towards preparing for the Regional and State Tournaments.  A few things will change for our schedule beginning this week.  First we will be doing morning runs . . . .kids need to have running shoes for this.  Also, we will try to end practices around 4:45.  Thanks for your understanding . . . all of the veterans in our program know the rewards that are coming by making these changes and we hope to keep the tradition alive . . . McNary does it's best wrestling when it counts!!!

 

Monday 2/3:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  After school practice 3-4:45pm. 

Tuesday 2/4:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  After school practice 3-4:45pm. 

Wednesday 2/5:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  After school practice 3-4:45pm. 

  • We will also have team pictures beginning at 3:00 . . . wrestlers will need to be in the locker room a little early to get gear for the picture.

Thursday 2/6:  Last regular dual at North Salem.  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  After school practice 3-3:45pm. Load vans at 4:15.  Weigh ins at 5:00.  JV begins at 6:00.  Varsity will begin around 7:15 pm. 

Friday 2/7:  No morning practice.  Practice after school 3:00 to 4:45.  Goal is to have our regional lineup made and confirmed by this day.  Also be prepared to make last minute changes due to information we cannot forsee. 

Saturday 2/8:  Practice 9:00 to 10:30 am. 

Monday 2/10:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  Practice after school 3-4:45.

Tuesday 2/11:  Morning run 6:45 to 7:15.  Practice after school 3-4:45.  Seeding meeting at 6:30 pm.   Final roster is sumbitted to the Regional tournament.  Any changes will nee to have a doctor's note in order to replace anyone. 

Updates for 1/27 through 2/3

Couple of quick announcements as we begin the week.  We have two rosters to complete before the Regional tournament on Feb 14th and 15th.  We will be hosting Sprague here at McNary on Thursday 1/30.  This will also be our Senior Recognition night.  Parents, please arrive at 6:45 and check in at the scoring table to escort your son during our ceremony.  Next week we compete at North Salem.  And, we plan to have our final roster for Regionals ready by Friday Feb. 7th in practice.  You must attend practice to be eligible for a wrestle off.  Also, keep in mind that in order to be considered for the Regional Roster, you must attend morning runs starting next week.  Please plan ahead for transportation or schedule challenges.  The times and days will be on the calendar soon.  

 

Monday 1/27:  Practice 8-10 am . . . no school

Tuesday 1/28:  Practice 3-5 pm.

Wednesday 1/29:  Novice @ South Salem HS.  practice 3-3:45, leave at 4:15.  Wrestling begins at 5 until 7:30 pm.  Return to McNary by 8:00pm.  All others, regular practice 3-5 pm. 

Thursday 1/30:  Last home dual against Sprague.  Practice 3-3:45, drop mats at 4.  Return at 4:45 to set up mats, get gear and weigh in.  Weigh ins begin at 5, JV at 6:00 pm.  Parents of Seniors please check in at the head table by 6:45 for the ceremony.  The senior ceremony will be after the JV matches end and before the Varsity matches begin.  Varsity wrestling will begin approximately 7:15 pm. 

Friday 1/31:  Practice 3-5

Saturday 2/1:  practice 8-10 am.

Sunday 2/2:  Cadet State wrestling tournament at Parkrose High School (Portland).  Register online at www.trackwrestling.com

 

Also, planning ahead, all wrestlers will be needed in attendance when we host the Regional Tournament.  Please plan your schedules accordingly as we cannot be short handed on those two days.  You must be here to help in order to be in good standing as we end wrestling season.  We are also encouraging any wrestlers to continue training through the regional tournament and the state tournament.  Please plan on being a part of that as well.

Wrestling Updates for 1/20 through 1/26

 

Monday 1/20:  No school, no practice.

 

Tuesday 1/21:  Normal school day.  Practice 3-5 pm.  Last day of regular classes before final exams.  Make sure you have all make up/missing work lined out with each teacher.  Anyone interested in being on the roster for the Reser TOC on Friday must have their final exam arrangement form made turned in on this day. 

 

Wednesday 1/22:  Final Wrestle offs for Reser tournament and McKay/West dual.  First day of final exams, class ends at 12:25.  Practice starts at 1:00 until 3:00 pm.

 

Thursday 1/23:  Last final is done at 10:40.  Practice will begin at 11:15 until 1:15.  Wrestlers going to the 3-way dual will need to be back at McNary to get gear by 2:15, the vans will leave at 2:30 pm.  Weigh in at 3, and wrestling begins at 4:00.  We will wrestle McKay first and then West.  This event will have all wrestlers (Varsity, JV, and novice). 

 

Friday 1/24:  Reser TOC @ Liberty High School.  Wrestlers arrive at 7:00 am, (6:45 if you have weight issues)  Van leaves @ 7:30 am.  Weigh in at 9:30, wrestling begins at 11:00 am.  This tournament will run late and we may be returning as late as 11:00 pm but hopefully earlier.  Wrestlers will miss all day of school and will need to have made arrangements for their missed final exams (period 6 & 7).  Practice for other wrestlers will be announced soon as well. 

 

Saturday 1/25:  2nd day of Reser Tournament.  On this day, any wrestler who has a 3.5 GPA or higher will be recognized at the tournament by Marty Reser with a ‘Smart and Tough’ t-shirt.  Arrive at school:  6:45 am, van leaves at 7:15.  Weigh ins are at 8:30, wrestling begins at 10 am.  We expect to be home around 8:00 pm. 

 

Sunday 1/26:  Cadet tournament @ Liberty High School (Z-man Tournament).  Coaches will be there to coach, wrestlers will need to register and get a ride.  You can register on site or online at:  www.trackwrestling.com

Weigh ins are from 7-8 am, and wrestling begins at 9 am.  This is a good tournament with lots of wrestlers.  If you have questions or still need your USA card, please see Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin at school.

Wrestling Updates for 1/12 to 1/19

This is a very busy week of competition combined with the upcoming deadline of the end of Semester 1 for the school year.  Wrestlers, you need to begin taking responsibility for your schoolwork and your duties this week.  The week ends with the Oregon Wrestling Classic in Redmond OR (considered to be the dual match state tournament for Oregon).  Varsity and some extras will compete here on Fri/Sat.  Cadets have an opportunity to compete at the tournament on Sunday.  The roster and plans for this will be communicated at practice mon/tue.  If you are not in practice both days, you will not be able to go.  This is a great team bonding trip that we take every year so have your grades and your duties up to speed so you can be a part of this great event!

 

Monday 1/12:  Practice 3-5 . . . Study table for anyone below a C.

Tuesday 1/13:  Practice 3-5, Novice leave McNary at 4:15 for Novice tournament at Sprague HS.  Wrestling from 5-7:30, return to McNary around 8:00 pm.

Wednesday 1/14:  School ends at 12:50.  Practice begins at 1:15 until 2:45.  Wrestlers will be released until 3:45 pm.  We will check weight and get gear.  

Leave for South Salem at 4;15 pm,  Weigh in at 5:00 pm, JV starts at 6, and Varsity at 7.  Return to McNary around 8:45/9:00

Thursday 1/15:  Van leaves for Redmond.  We are aiming to depart around 3:15.  Wrestlers please have all your travel items with you at school in the morning.  You can store items in your wrestling locker during the day.  A packing list will be provided at practice as well as a food list so you know what is being planned for meals.  Each wrestler will need to contribute $25 for the trip to cover food, housing and transportation.  In addition, you need to have turned in your $20 can recycling money as well in order to attend the trip.  Please get that task taken care of as soon as possible. 

We will practice in the evening at the Redmond fairgrounds so bring gear to workout in. 

 

Friday 1/16:  weigh in at 6:30 (+4 pounds over scratch . . . +2 growth and +2 consecutive day allowance), our first dual is at 8:45 versus Canby, our second dual is at 11:45 versus West Linn, and our third dual is at 4:15 versus Barlow.  Our results from day one will determine our schedule for day 2.  Top 2 teams in each pool advance to the championship bracket for the final 8.  More info can be found at:  oregonwrestle.com

Saturday 1/17:  Weigh in at 6:30 am (same +4 pounds over scratch as the day before).  Wrestling schedule TBA.  Cadets weigh in from 6-7 pm at the Fairgrounds (no weigh allowance . . . not even a growth allowance).

Sunday 1/18:  Cadets begin wrestling at 9:00 am and will return to McNary when they are done. 

 

Wrestling Announcements for 1/6 through 1/11

 

 

Great job at the Cleveland tournament finishing second as a team and several individual placers.  Keep up the good work and remember . . . EXCELSIOR!!!  (a Latin adjective meaning "higher" or "loftier", used in English as an interjection with a poetic meaning of "ever upward".)

 

Only a few wrestlers have actually turned in their $20 can money.  This is still due.  If you cannot produce the fundraiser immediately, you much touch base with a few neighbors and/or relatives to get your cans and get them recycled.  Please do not let this task go past this week.  It is a simple and effective fundraiser. 

 

As of Monday, there are 11 school days until final exams.  You must be making daily contact with your teachers and make sure that you are using a plan to be successful in class.  If you are academically ineligible after the semester, you are not considered in good standing to complete the season and will not be considered as a participant.  Please take care of your responsibilities in the classroom daily . . . don’t wait until the last minute.

 

 

Monday 1/6:  practice 3-5 pm.

 

Tuesday 1/7:  Study table for all wrestlers (must get tracking sheet signed by all teachers  and turned in to Coach at practice.)  Practice 3-5 pm.

 

Wednesday 1/8:  Study Table for anyone with any grades below a C.  Practice 3-5 pm.  Final roster made for the Tualatin dual for the next day.  Novice wrestlers:  practice 3-3:45, get gear and load bus by 4:00 pm.  Wrestling begins at 5:00 pm and ends promptly at 7:30.  We well be competing at Newberg High School.  We expect to return to McNary by 8:30 pm. 

 

Thursday 1/9:  Practice 3-4 pm.  Drop mats.  Anyone wrestling will need to be in the locker room at 4:45 to get gear and ready for weigh ins.  All others will be setting up the gym.  JV begins at 6:00 pm and Varsity at 7:00 pm.

 

Friday 1/10:  Study Table for anyone with any grades below a C.  Practice 3-5 pm.  Some of you will be needed to return the mats to Claggett Creek Middle School.  We hope to do this immediately after school and more communication will happen during the week. 

 

Saturday 1/11:  Any cadets will have the opportunity to compete at Newberg High School for the Oregon Classic Qualifier tournament.  We will be checking with wrestlers about this event during the week.  What you need to prepare for is:  weigh in from 7-8 am, wrestling starts at 9:00 am in the alternate gym.  Wrestlers start by communicating with coaches at practice about going to this, and also check with your parents so you don’t have to change plans at the last second.

 

 

Cleveland Tournament information

Friday 1/3:  Arrive at McNary 8:15 am.  Leave at 9:00 am.  Weigh in at 10:00 am.  Wrestling begins at Noon.  We expect to be home around 8:00 pm

Saturday 1/4:  Arrive at McNary 6:15 am,  Leave at 7:00 am.  Weigh in at 8:00 am.  Wrestling begins at 9:30 am.  We expect to be home around 8:00 pm.

NW Duals information

Both Friday and Saturday:  Arrive at McNary 6:30 am.  Leave for Westview High school at 7:00 am.   

Day One

8 am – Weigh-ins (Weigh-ins will be by teams in order payment is received.)
9:15 am – Pool Round 1
11:45- Pool Round 2
1:15  pm – Pool Round 3
2:45 pm – Pool Round 4
4:00 pm – Pool Round 5  

Day Two

8 am – Weigh-ins,  9:15 am – Pool Round 6,  Noon – Pool Round 7,   1:30  pm – Semifinals – Consolation Round 1,   3 pm – Finals – Consolation Round 2

Spectator Information

Admission to each of the day sessions will be as follows:
Adults $5.00  Students $5.00  Two-Day Pass: $8.00

Special Friday information . . . Silverton!!!!

The official adjusted schedule for Friday is below.  Thanks for your patience and support.  This will be a great opportunity for our kids to continue developing.  Currently, our kids are functioning off of 2-3 matches each, and our opponents are at 7-10 matches.  That experience is necessary for us to perform so thank you for making time available for our wrestlers to compete during the break!

Friday 12/20:

All levels will compete, the roster will be verified at practice Thursday 12/19. 

Arrive at McNary:  1:00 pm . . . short practice begins at 1:15 until 2:00.

Get gear and check weight, Van leaves at 2:30, weigh in at 3, wrestling begins at 4.

We expect to be done around 8:00 pm and back to McNary around 8:30/9:00. 

Saturday plans remain the same.  Roster will also be verified at practice on Thursday/Friday.

McNary Wrestling Gear For Sale

$10 for a cotton shirt, $12 for a dry weave (under armour type material) or $15 for a long sleeve dry weave.  Email Ms. Ebbs at ebbst@wou.edu if you are interested in purchasing a shirt.  Please give her the size and style you would like to order.  Image is located under the Handouts icon on the left, and is titled Parent Shirt 2013.  Orders due by Friday December 20th at 2 PM.  Thanks.

Wrestling updates for 12/16 through 1/4

December 15, 2013

We had a great opening week of competition and the wrestlers are responding well.  We expect to continue training and improving each day as we approach the holidays.  On that note, we are certainly preparing for one of the most important segments of our season.  Wrestlers are expected to be completing their grade tracking cards daily if they have any grade below a C.  It is extremely important that you have all missing work completed and any tests re-taken and passed prior to leaving for the break.  When we return from break, there will be very little time before the 1st semester is done and your grades will determine eligibility . . . and our team GPA (team GPA is tracked state wide against other wrestling programs as well as within our school against other athletic programs, and the general student population . . . ).  Stay focused on your grades daily in class and everyday after school.

 

Parents and wrestlers:  our next big concern is communication during the break.  We will be having practices and wrestlers are expected to be there.  Parents, if you must be gone, please email Coach Ebbs at:  ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and verify conflicts.  The training we do during the break is largely responsible for the success will expect to have in January/February.  Not to mention, we do not want wrestlers missing practice because they, “slept in.”  Your support is very important.  Please use the calendar on our website to plan ahead at www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling

 

Wrestlers competing for the Varsity and JV spots will be actively competing during the break so if you are gone, it puts a burden on the whole program.  Remember, the only tool we have to improve is to wrestle.  Please communicate with Coach Ebbs regarding special circumstances, and do your best to be involved. 

 

Monday 12/16:  Study table mandatory, Practice 3-5 pm.  Some wrestlers have descended so wrestle off’s may be necessary to make our lineup before Wednesday. 

 

Tuesday 12/17:  Study Table mandatory, practice 3-5 pm.

 

Wednesday 12/18:  All levels (Varsity, JV and Novice) will be competing at Newberg today.  Wrestlers will be released from class at 2:10 pm and report immediately to the locker room after school (by 2:15) to check weight, get gear and prepare to travel.  Anyone needing a warm up will have the ability to workout from 2:20 to 2:55 in the wrestling room.   

  • If you are not in the locker room by 2:20 for roll . . . you will not travel or compete.  We will take roll by looking at the weights on the tracking sheet in the locker room. 

 

Load vans and leave by 3:00 pm.  Be sure to have your gear, and pack an extra lunch to take with you for after weigh ins.  It will be a long day so you will need something to eat. 

 

Schedule of events

4:00 weigh in (Newberg Wrestling room), 4:45 all sub varsity report back to Newberg wrestling room for match assignments.  5:15 wrestling begins in main gym.  5:45 Varsity matches begin.  We will wrestle McMinnville first and then Newberg.  We expect to be back at McNary around 9:00 pm. 

 

Thursday 12/19:  Last day of school before break.  Study table mandatory, practice 3-5 pm. 

 

Friday 12/20:  Practice 8-10:30 am . . . bring running shoes.  Final roster due for Liberty tournament on Saturday.  If you are not at practice you cannot compete

 

Saturday 12/20:  Liberty HS tournament.  All Varsity and JV wrestlers will compete as well as a few extra where there is room. 

 

Schedule of events:

6:15 am leave for Liberty HS.  7:30 am weigh in.  9:00 am begin wrestling.  All wrestlers should expect 5 matches this day unless you receive a bye or forfeit.  We expect to be back at McNary around 8:00 pm but this truly is an estimate.  We will provide cereal, bagels, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as oranges for the wrestlers.  Anything else wrestlers need to bring on their own but must meet the criteria of the nutrition training we had. 

 

Look ahead to the following week:  Running shoes are required for all holiday practices. 

  • We have tried to make the most reasonable holiday practice schedule based on training/competition needs and family time.  Please do your best to be at all events.  Do remember, in order to compete, you must be at practice the day before so we can verify weight and lineups. 

 

 

Monday 12/23:  Morning practice 8-10:30 am.  Bring running shoes. 

Tuesday 12/24:  Morning practice 8-10:30 am.  Bring running shoes. 

Thursday 12/26:  Evening practice 6-8 pm.  Bring running shoes. 

Friday 12/27:  NW duals . . . specific info will come later

Saturday 12/28:  NW duals . . . specific info will come later

Monday 12/30:  Evening practice 6-8 pm. Bring running shoes.

Tuesday 12/31:  Morning practice 8-10:30 am.  Bring running shoes. 

Thursday 1/2:  Evening practice 6-8 pm.  $20 can money due.  Bring running shoes.  Roster for Cleveland Tournament is due. 

Friday 1/3:  Cleveland Tournament for Varsity, JV and many extras.  Specific info will come later. 

Saturday 1/4:  Cleveland Tournament for Varsity, JV and many extras.  Specific info will come later. 

 

This is a quick cheat sheet for during the break but please be sure to use the website to check for updates, changes, weather concerns, etc. 

 

 

 

Wrestling Updates 12/9 to 12/14

Our apologies for the confusion last week with the weather and the cancelling of tournaments.  We will now be working hard provide opportunities for all of our kids to wrestle and improve.  It will be important to watch the website.  Wrestlers, it will be your responsibility to communicate with parents at home so as we make adjustments, you can be included.  Situations like this may mean some of you have to talk about plans at home so we know who is available and when.  For example, we will be actively looking for two more wrestling events to add to our schedule and the first available date is this weekend.  We have not found an event as of yet but please stay tuned. 

 

Parents and wrestlers:  We have just completed our first grade check and wrestlers with any grade below a C are expected to be working with teachers daily after school to get their grade up.  This is an expectation, not a request.  Each wrestler who has been identified is expected to carry a tracking sheet with them to every class everyday until their grade is at a C or above.  Please continue to support them at home by having structured homework time each evening as well. 

 

Monday 12/9:  Practice 3-4:35 pm.  Nutrition training 4:40 to 5:15 pm.  Wrestlers check board for their new descended wrestling weight.  10 envelopes sent home with wrestlers to be addressed with parents at home. 

 

Tuesday 12/10:  Practice 3-5 pm. 

 

Wednesday 12/11:  No study table.  Practice 2:45 to 4:00.  Immediately set up mats on main floor for our Novice tournament.  All novice wrestlers will be wrestling and all others will be working tables.  This is a home event and all wrestlers are expected to be available for the entire time.  Parents, if something special comes up and they must leave early, be sure to email Coach Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us to verify.  Please remember that it is not easy to set up and clean up without the help of everyone. 

  • Novice wrestling 5-7:30 pm in the main gym.
  • Clean up and release around 8:15/8:30 pm.
  • Final roster for Thursday’s dual will be made and verified at practice.

 

Thursday 12/12:  Practice 3:00 to 4:00.  Drop mats on main gym floor.  All wrestlers return to locker room by 4:45.

  • Weigh ins begin at 5:00 pm.  If you are not in the locker room when weigh ins begin, you will not be allowed to wrestle in the event.  This is a rule enforced by the referee so there are no exceptions.  Be back by 4:45.
  • JV Match begins at 6:00 pm on the main floor.
  • Varsity Match begins at 7:00 pm (or after the JV match is completed . . . whichever comes later). 
  • Home event so all wrestlers are needed to help work and clean up for the event. 
  • Expected conclusion is 8:45 pm. 

 

Friday 12/13:  Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

  • 10 envelopes due at practice.
  • Could possibly have a tournament on this day if one is available.  Please watch website for updated info.

 

Saturday 12/14:  Could possibly have a tournament on this day if one is available.  Please watch website for updated info.

 

Weather UPDATE

December 6, 2013

Due to inclement weather . . . all events on Friday 12/6/13 have been cancelled (tournament and practice).

We have scheduled a practice on Saturday 12/7/13 from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.  We understand this is a last second change but your support is greatly appreciated.  Please, if you can be at practice, make a point to attend.  After that, we will resume business as usual on Monday. 

In the event of future issues, we will use the website and facebook to quickly spread updates.

Thanks, for your patience.

McNary Wrestling Updates 12/2 to 12/7

We have a big week ahead of us with lots of organization.  Please be sharp and ready to get things done each day this week as we prepare for our first competition on Friday!

 

Monday 12/2:  Practice 3-5 pm.  Situations and refine our competitive spirit.  Get ready to face the opponent on Friday.

*  Announcements:

- Less than 50% of our team was here on Saturday with only a few parents that actually contaed Coach Ebbs about being gone. 

-  We will start issuing headgear for those that need it.  Start wearing it in practice and getting it adjusted to fit.

- Wrestlers need to pay their athletic fee to the bookkeeper or make arrangements to pay in order to be eligible to compete.  Please take note and handle this before Thursday.

 

Tuesday 12/3:  Practice 3-5.  BIA Starts at 3:00 in the locker room.  Be ready to do your hydration test and get on the scale. 

*  We hope to make our first rough draft roster for Friday.  Wrestle off's will be taking place and attendance is extremely important. 

 

Wednesday 12/4:  Practice 3 to 5.  Wrestlers who were not at the fundraiser on Saturday will be transported to Claggett Creek MS to get 2 mats we need for our tournament on Friday.  Meet in the locker room at 2:22 and ready to leave ASAP.

 

Thursday 12/5:  BIA at 2:30 in teh locker room.  This is our last scheduled one so if you are not assessed on this day, you will not be able to compete until you are able to make arrangements to have this done.  Attendance is extremely important.  Practice 3-5 pm. 

*  The final roster for our tournament will be made this day.  Team rule:  if you are going to wrestle in a match, you must be there the day before.

 

Friday 12/6: Tournament day . . . Team rule:  All wrestler will be present for all home events.  We need all of you so please be available.  This is a great event for our community so I hope we can get as many of our local fans and supporters at this event as possible.  This has become one of the best early season tournament in the State with great competition.  Hope to see you there.

*  Schedule of events:

- Wrestlers released from class at 1:30 pm and report immediately to the wrestling room to move mats to the main floor.  

- We must have all 6 mats on the main gym floor and set up by 2:15 so we can be ready to weigh in and wrestle.

- Weigh ins begin in the locker room at 2:30 (anyone who is not in the wrestling room will be finishing set up for the event and working tables).

- Wrestling begins at 4:00 (JV and Varsity).  We will have 3 rounds of wrestling . . . it will be 3 dual matches.  We expect to be done wrestling around 8:30/9:00 and we will clean up when we are done.  We will take roll at the end of clean up and all wrestlers are expected to be there.  Pack an extra lunch for the evening so you can eat. 

* We have postponed the Care packate letters for now.  Please watch for more info on that. 

Welcome to the 2013/14 Wrestling Season!

We are very excited to be underway, and we are looking forward to a great year!  Training has begun, kids are working hard and we will be ready when competition comes!  A few messages for our parents, fans, wrestlers are below:


New parents/wrestlers:  Please make sure you click on the calendar . . . it is recommended that you print out each month and have it handy for family planning.  Please do keep in mind, however, changes may change.  Although we try to keep them at a minimum, occasionally, we will need to adapt to situations as they come up.  When in doubt, check the website if you have questions.  If something comes up, we will be certain to make mention of it here.  Furthermore, We will have a weekly update confirming times and details (or changes if need be).  So get used to checking once a week please.

 
Returning parents/wrestlers:  Much of this year is similar to last with a couple of key exceptions.  We will need our kids to be highly organized and ready the first half of season.  We will host many events in the early part and that means we need lots of hands, lots of help, and lots of mat moving.  Please be supportive and help us out so we can make these events a success.  


All wrestlers/parents/fans:  We will be hosting our 10 team regional tournament at McNary near the end of season.  Please be prepared for this and we will certainly be looking for lots of help to run that.  We count our our community to help make this a successful event and still take care of our athletes as they perform.  Be watching for announcements and information to be coming out during the season to help get this going.


First Big Deal:  Thanksgiving week!!  We will still be practicing at various times around conferences and all activities happening that week.  Please check the calendar for times and help your athlete be on time.  Saturday (after Thanksgiving) is our annual fundraiser where we host a wrestling tournament for our local mat clubs.  We typically do a great job running this and the more hands that help, the smoother and quicker it goes.  All wrestlers are required to attend and work this event as the proceeds go directly to them this year.  We look forward to your support with this.  

Some items to think  of in the near future:  In order for a wrestler to be eligible to compete, they must be minimum weight certified.  You will notice on our calendar, these days are marked, "BIA minimum weight certification".  In order to do this, each wrestler must be hydrated.  They must be carrying a water bottle with them at all times, actively drinking water and prepared for this when we do it.  Please ask about this at home because we do a tremendous amount of teaching about hydration, activity, and healthy eating.  Hopefully, they will be asking you to provide specific foods at home to help replace some of the 'not so good foods' they may be eating now.


Lastly, thanks for being involved.  I know it sounds busy now, but we promise that your athlete will have a terrific year full of goals, hopes, hard work, challenges and accomplishments!  Wrestling will bring great opportunities their way.

Respectfully,

McNary Wrestling Coaching Staff

McNary Wrestling Camp is set and ready!

Our annual Wrestling Camp is set to begin Tuesday Oct. 29th, in the Wrestling Room at McNary High School!  Practice times are on the calendar and registration can be done on site when you arrive!  Click on the 'Handouts' icon on the left side of the page and you can download the registration form as well as practice times/dates.  Feel free to share with your friends and thanks to our community businesses that have made these forms available for pick up:  Albertson's Grocery (on the bulletin board by the restrooms), Starbuck's (on the bulletin board), Willamette Valley Bank (info available on their electronic reader board), SNAP Fitness (available for viewing inside), Big Town Hero (on the bulletin board), and Keizer Times.  Forms have also been delivered to every elementary school in Keizer and your PE teacher should have them available.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.  Those that are currently in football but still interested my attend and register anytime that works in your schedule. 

Website Calendar updates are happening!

The wrestling calendar is nearly complete.  We are putting the final touches on and verifying info.  But please, for your planning purposes, begin looking at the competition dates, fundraisers, and practice schedules on days with no school.  We are looking foward to developing the team this year into a great group of wrestlers that have high goals and a great work ethic!  Also, remember preseason workouts are happening Tue/Wed/Thur from 2:45 until 3:45.  If you are not in a fall sport, please come get a jump on the season by joining us!  We meet in the wrestling room and proceed from there.

Spring Wrestling Updates!

We are set to begin our next wave of wrestling.  Be sure to click on the calendar and see all the events we have coming up.   Practices will be Tue/Wed/Thur beginning on May 14th.  Whether you are going to Western Regionals or not, you are invited to attend and be a part of these practices.  Hope to see you there.  Those of you looking for more info on Western Regionals, you can see it at:

www.themat.com by clicking on "Events" at the top and then choose Western Regionals in Pocatello, ID.


Some other exciting news:  An exchange team from Germany is coming to town and up to 6 of our wrestlers from McNary have been invited to potentially compete in this event.  The dual match will be a freestyle event and will take place on Thursday, May 30th at Sprague High School.  For many, this is a once in a lifetime event so please support our wrestlers, the German wrestlers and the sport of wrestling by attending the event.  There will be a $3 charge for adults to watch and $2 for students.  All the money goes to help support the wrestlers and their travel for interenational wrestling!  Hope to see you there!

 

Keep up the good work on your grades in the meantime!  Work hard now as we approach the finish line!  Work hard enough to be proud of the work you have done this year!


Go Celts!

Announcements for Transition . . .

The awards banquet has been set for Tuesday, March 12th in the cafeteria at McNary High School 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  We will be providing cookies and punch at the banquet and all family members are invited to attend!  Notes have been delivered to all the wrestlers at school.  Wrestlers must complete 2 tasks prior to the banquet:

1.  Clean out your wrestling locker (after school Tuesday or immediately before the banquet).

2.  Fill out the online survey in a computer lab with a Coach.  We have reserved the library Tuesday after school from 2:30 to 3:00 for this, and 5:30 to 6:00 just before the banquet.  All wrestlers are required to fill out the survey that will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time.

 

Next, we are transitioning into the next part of our season, Freestyle/Greco.  We will be having practices on Mon/Tue/Thur from 3-5 pm beginning Monday 3/11.  We will also have exact dates on the calendar.  There are tournaments each weekend for wrestlers to compete in and we will be communicating transportation and planning needs at practice each week.  Please make a point to attend practices if you are not already committed to other events.  If you plan on attending tournaments but have to miss practice, please talk to Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin. 

State Tournament Info (participants and spectators/teammates)

Thursday 2/21: 

Participants:  Arrive at school with all your materials for State.  Towel, change of clothes, toiletries (toothbrush, deoderant, etc), Photo ID (necessary for weigh ins), Wrestling gear (2 mouth guards if needed, shoes, weight cutting clothes, etc).  Put these items in your wrestling locker or in the coaches office if it will not fit.  Attend class all day. 

Practice 3:00 to 4:30, shower and eat dinner at Coach Ebbs' house.  Proceed to hotel for check in, then go to Colesium for a tour of the facility.  Bed time at 9:00 pm in your room.


Spectators/teammates:  If you plan to ride the rooter bus, you must have a permission form from your parents filled out and turned into Coach Goin by 2:30 pm.  We will only have room for 14 people so it will be first come first served.  The permission slip can be printed from the website (handouts secton) or from Coach Ebbs/Goin.  No late additions to the bus will be possible after 2:30 on Thursday.  Teammates will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets for entry ($25 for both days all sessions/$10 for Friday/$8 for each session on Saturday - there are 2 sessions on Saturday).  They will also be responsible for their own food.  There are concessions stands available on site.  Wrestlers will not be allowed to leave the tournament site unless accompanied by a coach.  You will be expected to follow all team rules while there and we ask that you sit together in the stands (in case plans/events change and we need to know where you are at so we can leave). 

More specific info is available at www.osaa.org/wrestling

 

Friday 2/22:

Participants:  Wake up at 5:30am, skin checks/weigh ins begin at 6:15 (must be on the floor at 6:15 . . . no exceptions).  Wrestling begins at 8:30 am.  If you win your first 2 matches, you will be done for the day (around 3-5 pm).  If you lose, you may potentially be wrestling until 9-9:30 pm at night.  Be prepared and plan accordingly!  Always appear at the mat with a winning mentality! 

Spectators/teammates:  Van will leave from McNary at 3:30pm.  You must have prior approval the day before with Coach Goin.  No last minute changes.  If you prefer to go on your own, that is an option as well.  Return time will be determined by Coach Hall.  Be aware that Friday night is the consolation round only.  If nobody loses, nobody from McNary will be wrestling that evening.  There will still be good wrestling to watch, however. 

 

Saturday 2/23:

Participants:  Wake up at 5:30, pack up your room and be ready to load all your belongings on the van.  skin checks/weigh ins begin at 6:15 (must be on the floor at 6:15 . . . no exceptions).  Wrestling begins at 8:30 am with the Consolation 1/4 final Round (if you win here . . . you will place).  Semi final rounds begin at 9:45 am.  There will be a break between the placing matches and the finals where we will all go out to eat as a team.  State Finalists/state placers will have to come back early for warm ups and/or the parade of champions which starts at 6:00 pm.  Finals and awards will begin at 6:30 pm.  We will return to McNary after all the awards have been received by wrestlers and team.  Aim high and lets bring a team trophy home!!!!

Spectators/Teammates:  Meet at McNary by 7:15 am.  Van will leave at 7:30 am.  Return time will be determined by Coach Hall so plan accordingly.  You will be allowed to eat with the team during the break but you must pay for your own meal.  Expect to pay around $12 to $15 for the meal.

Updates for 2/11 to 2/18.

Congratulations to the Team on a great performance at the Regional tournament.  We knew it would be a battle down to the very end!  We had a chance to be on top but we fought well!  We are proud of you and the efforts each of you gave to your goals!  There is still more to be done . . . however!!!  So keep up  the good fight!

 

Monday 2/11:

Practice 3-4:30

 

Tuesday 2/12:

AM Run 6:30 to 7:00, PM Practice 3-4:30

*  Vote on team awards, guest speaker Coach Josh Rhoden from Clackamas  Community College will be in practice to talk about college wrestling and promoting the sport of wrestling.

 

Wednesday 2/13:

AM Run 6:30 to 7:00, PM practice 3-4:30

Novice Regional Tournament at Newberg High School.  Meet in locker room at 2:30, get gear and weigh in . . . van leaves at 3:00.  Wrestling begins at 4:00.  Wrestlers attending this event will be anyone who did not compete at the Regional Tournament last week, or did not place at the Regional Tournament last week.

 

Thursday 2/14:

AM Run 6:30 to 7:00, PM Practice 3-4:30

 

Friday 2/15:

PM practice 3-4:30

STATE QUALIFIERS MUST MAKE WEIGHT AFTER PRACTICE ON THIS DAY (+3 ALLOWANCE)

WE WILL NOT BE HOSTING A MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR . . . YOUR CALENDAR IS FREE FROM THAT OBLIGATION NOW.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP.

Saturday 2/16: 

Weight management practice for state qualifiers and any extras that want to attend.

9:00 am to 10:30 am . . . bring running shoes and wrestling shoes, sweatshirt and sweatpants in case we decide to go outside.

 

Sunday 2/17:

The NCAA dual match national tournament will have a regional tournament at Oregon State University.  Duals will be wrestled at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at Gill Colesium on the Oregon State Campus . . . as a fan of wrestling you should consider attending and be prepared to watch some fantastic performances!  Entry is $20 per person (student) or $30 (adult), or $15 each in a group of 12 or more.  Google NCAA National Duals and click on Oregon State and you can see more info.

 

Monday 2/18:  No School

Practice 5-7 pm, bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.

Updates for 2/4 through 2/14

We are looking forward to some amazing things for our program in the next few weeks.  Thank you for continuing to check the updates and your continued support helping these young men reach goals they have never reached before!  We will continue to have 100% of the people actively involved in our program through Wednesday 2/13/2013 so please keep schedules active and ready!  After that date, we will focus down to the State Qualifiers and some extra wrestlers to help them train.  Lastly, we are trying to support our middle school programs by hosting a Middle School City Championship tournament.  This will happen next week and we will need all of our wrestlers available to help make this happen.  Without our help, the middle school wrestler will have no chance to wrestle at all.  Thank you for your assistance in these last few weeks!


Monday 2/4:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, wrestling practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm


Tuesday 2/5:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, wrestling practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm. 
Regional Seeding Meeting 6:00 pm @ Tualatin High School (Coaches only).  Brackets for the regional tournament will be made up.
  Final Regional Roster is due.  Any change from here must be accompanied by a doctor release from participation.

Wednesday 2/6:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00 am, wrestling practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Thursday 2/7:

Wrestling Practice 3:00 to 4:45 pm

Friday 2/8:  Regional Tournament @ Tualatin High School

Meet in locker room to check weight and get gear 8:00am, Vans leave at 9:00am.  Weigh ins at 10:00 am (you must be in the weigh in facility at 10:00 am or you will be locked out and removed from the tournament!), Wrestling begins at 12:00 noon.

We expect to be done and back at McNary between 8-9:30 pm on this night.  All wrestlers are expected to attend both days of the tournament.  Please make room in your schedule for this.  The regional tournament is a fun exciting event where we get to celebrate the rewards of our hard work all season long! 

Saturday 2/9:  Regional Tournament @ Tualatin High School

Meet in locker room to check weight and get gear 6:30 am, van leaves at 7:00 am.  Weigh ins at 8:00 am, wrestling begins at 10:00 am.  Wrestling should conclude around 8-9 pm and we will return to McNary after that. 

 

Monday 2/11:

Wrestling Practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm for everyone

Tuesday 2/13:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:00, wrestling practice 3:00 to 4:30

Wednesday 2/14: Novice Tournament @ Dallas

Novice meet in locker room at 3:00 get geat and check weight, van leaves at 3:15.  Wrestling begins at 4:00.

Updates for 1/28 to 2/2!!!! Training to be CHAMPIONS!!!

Congratulations on some goals for the Celtic Wrestling Program this last weekend!!  A good strong showing once again at this tournament . . . considered tougher than the State Tournament because there is no seperation by school classification!  5 varsity placers, 2 jv placers, the first champion ever for McNary, and 2 returning placers for next year!  Keep up the good work!  Now, we set our sites on wrapping up our last dual of the season, providing our young novice kids as many wrestling opportunities we can, preparing for our Regional Tournament (held at Tualatin High School on February 8th and 9th), and making another run at bringing a trophy home from the State Tournament! 

Also, please be aware we have final exams this week.  Our school and practice schedule will be a little different.  There will still be time for students to visit with teachers, finish exams, work on assignments and such. 

Monday 1/28:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:10 am (running shoes, shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt).  Expect to get there at 6:30 am and begin running at 6:30. 

Wrestling Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/29:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:10 am (running shoes, shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt). Expect to get there at 6:30 am and begin running at 6:30.

Wrestling Practice 1-3 pm (final exams period 1-3)

Wednesday 1/30:

Morning run 6:30 to 7:10 am (running shoes, shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt). Expect to get there at 6:30 am and begin running at 6:30.

Wrestling Practice 11 am - 1 pm

*  Team Pictures will be promptly at 11am!!  We will be issuing gear in the locker room at 10:45!

Thursday 1/31: Last Home Dual vs. Tigard HS (Senior Night)

Morning run 6:30 to 7:10 am (running shoes, shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt). Expect to get there at 6:30 am and begin running at 6:30.

Wrestling Practice 11 am - 12:30 pm

All wrestlers back at McNary 4:00 to set up mats.  5:00 weigh ins, 6:00 JV begins, 7:00 Senior presentation, 7:15 Varsity begins.

Friday 2/1:

Practice 8 am - 10:30 am . . . bring running shoes.

Saturday 2/2:  Weight Management practice :)  10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sunday 2/3:  Cadet State Tournament @ Newberg High School

Meet @ McNary 6:00 am, leave 6:30 am, weigh ins 7-8 am, wrestling begins at 9:00am.  Event should be done around 2-4 pm and return to McNary immediately after.  This is a great opportunity for our younger kids to get mat time in order to reach their wrestling goals this year and in the years to come.  If you can be available for this, please do so!

Congratulations on the Celt team for growing and making great strides in the last week!  We have officially began notching our way into the competing with the upper levels of competition!  Although we suffered losses to David Douglas and Roseburg, we did manage to defeat Oregon City . . . a program that has consistently been at the top of the charts for several years!  At the same time, we had 12 wrestlers remain in Redmond and compete (voluntarily) at the Oregon Classic with a goal of getting better and improving!  This hard work will pay off as we continue to prepare for regionals and State! 

On another note, wrestlers who have not paid their athletic fee or not made arrangements to pay will be held out of our lineup until it is done.  Parents, please make a point to call and check with the office and confirm if your wrestler has paid their fee.

Tuesday 1/22/13:

Roster for Reser Tournament is due.  Practice 3-5 pm.

Study Table for anyone needing to work with teachers.

 

Wednesday 1/23/13:

Practice 3-5 pm . . . roster for West Salem Dual will be made.

 

Thursday 1/24/13: Dual West Salem @ McNary

Practice 3-3:45 . . . set up mats for dual

Weigh in 5:00, JV begin @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:00

 

Friday 1/25/13:  JV/V Reser TOC

Arrive at McNary 7:00 am, check weight & get gear.  Leave on Vans @ 7:40 am, skin check at 8:45, weigh ins begin @ 9:00 am, Wrestling starts at 11:00 am. 

 

Saturday 1/26/13:  JV/V Reser TOC

Arrive at McNary 6:30 am, Leave on Vans @ 7:15 am, weigh in at 8:15 am, wrestling begins at 10:00 am.

Updates for week of 1/14 through 1/20

Thanks to everyone making time in their schedule to attend the tournaments in Dallas and Newberg.  As we strive to develop every kid to their potential, the to getting better is to continue training.  We are now making the final push towards producing the best team we can put together for the Regional and State Tournaments.  That said, many planning items have been added to the season calendar so please take a moment to click the 'Calendar' icon on the left margin and view the details in the upcoming weeks (final exams, morning runs, tournament info . . . etc).

On another note, we have a team rule that any wrestler missing practice the day before an event cannot be in the lineup.  Please be aware of the wrestling schedule and please plan accordingly.  We are missing wrestlers in our lineup many times simply because they are missing practice and that makes it difficult on the rest of the team.

STANDING DAILY RULE:  ANYONE WITH A D OR F AS A GRADE, MUST REPORT TO A TEACHER ON A DAILY BASIS BEFORE ATTENDING PRACTICE!!!  THE END OF THE SEMESTER IS NEAR.  TIME TO FINISH THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, TAKE THE TESTS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN.

Monday 1/14:

Wrestlers must stop by Coach Ebbs's room and pick up a grade tracking sheet.  We are looking for current grade and missing work. This paper is due at the beginning of practice Wednesday.  Anyone attending the Oregon Classic will miss school on Friday and must have signed off with their teachers to show they have gotten any work they can get prior to leaving as well.

Practice 3-5 pm.

Tuesday 1/15:

Practice 3-5 pm . . . wrestlers should be able to come home on this day and confirm if/when they will be going to the Oregon Classic this week in Redmond. 

Wednesday 1/16:  Four way dual @ McKay.  We will face McKay and Newberg (schedule TBA)

Practice 2:40 to 3:10, van leaves at 3:30, weigh ins at 4:00, wrestling begins at 5:00 pm for the first dual.  Second dual will immediately follow.

*  Those going to the Oregon Classic, pack your bags on this night so you don't forget anything the next morning!!!!

Thursday 1/16: Varsity leaves for Redmond (Oregon Classic), all others practice

Practice 3-4:30 for JV and Novice (mandatory)

Vans leave for Oregon Classic from McNary at 3:00 pm.  A more specific itinerary . . . due to the cost of this event, each participant will be asked to contribute $25 to help cover the cost of transportation, lodging and food.  That said, everyone will be provided with 3 healthy meals each day and snacks for during the tournament.  Each wrestler is asked to bring a good water bottle for while we wrestle.  There are no water fountains on the competition floor.

Friday 1/17: 

JV & Novice practice 3:00 to 4:30 (mandatory)

Oregon Classic . . . 3 duals (Clackamas, Thurston and David Douglas) for specific times and details, you can see the schedule in the handouts icon or go to www.oregonwrestle.com

Saturday 1/18:

Cadets wanting to compete in the Oregon Classic Tournament will travel over by van in the morning with Coach Rodriguez.  Times and rosters will be confirmed this week.  Cadets attending this tournament must arrive at 5:45 am to get gear.  The Van leaves at 6:00 am sharp so don't be late.  The van is full for the trip over and the trip back so please, no surprises.  We will need some kids to ride home with their parents on the trip back so if parents are attending and are willing to take your child home, that would be helpful.  These wrestlers will be asked to bring $30 for this trip ($20 of it will be used for their registration into the tournament).  weigh ins are 6-7 pm.

Varsity Wrestlers will return from Redmond.  Time will depend on results from the tournament.

Sunday 1/19:

Cadet tournament begins at 9:00 am.  Wrestlers will return home directly after the tournament has been completed.

Monday 1/20:

6-7:30 pm.  Weight management practice . . . bring running shoes and a good attitude. 

 

Week of 1/7 through 1/12 . . . NEW INFO FOR SATURDAY!!!!!

Monday 1/7:

*  Practice 8-11 am

Tuesday 1/8:

*  Practice 8-11 am

Wednesday 1/9:  Back to normal school hours

Practice 3-5.  Wrestlers with grade concerns will need to be meeting with teachers after school.

Thursday 1/10:  Dual @ North Salem

Practice 3-3:45, get gear, check weight.

Van leaves at 4:30, Weigh in at 5:00, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:00

Friday 1/11: 

Practice 3-5 pm, Wrestlers with grade concerns will need to be meeting with teachers after school.

*  Immediately after practice, all wrestlers will help load the Claggett Creek mats on a truck and several wrestlers will need to go to Claggett Creek and drop the mats off.  The first wrestlers chosen for this will be anyone who failed to complete their envelopes.

Saturday 1/12:  Cadet Classic Qualifier @ Newberg AND JV/VARSITY TOURNAMENT IN DALLAS

We will be sending our JV and Varsity kids to the tournament in Dallas and any younger kids left out will go to Newberg.  This tournament is a late addition to our schedule but it is needed for our kids to develop in these last several weeks of season.  Please work with your schedules to make the kids available for one tournament or the other.  Wrestlers should be able to come home Wednesday and tell you where they are going.

Dallas info:

Meet at McNary:  6:00 am, vans leave at 6:45 am, weigh ins 7:30 to 8:30, wrestling begins at 10:00 am.  Should end around 5-7 pm.

Cadet Info . . . Newberg:

All Cadets are asked to participate.  We have already purchased your USA Wrestling Card, you just need to go to 'www.trackwrestling.com' and pre-register.  The cost is $15.  We will provide a van and coaches.  Please make a point to attend.

6:00:  Meet at McNary, 6:15 leave, weigh ins 7-8 am, Wrestling begins at 9 am.  The event will conclude around 7-8 pm and we will return to McNary immediately after.

 

Events, projects and practices for 12/17 through 1/5.

Wrestling Priorities that are quickly approaching:

 

1. Academic deadlines are here!  Every wrestler was instructed to have talked to their teachers and done all work they could possibly do prior to break.  You have Monday and Tuesday left to meet this goal.  This is an expectation, not a request.

 

2.  We will be practicing and competing during the break.  We need all of our families to manage a schedule that will help us have as many of our wrestlers at practice and competitions as we can possibly have.  The time during break is critical to the development or the program and our athletes!  Parents with concerns, please email Coach Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and communicate and attendance conflicts that may be coming up. 

 

3.  Practices during the break will require running shoes and wrestling shoes.  In the event of poor weather, we will actively use the website and/or facebook to keep every up to date on plans and arrangements.

 

4.  Lastly, we are now beginning our push for fundraising. 

 

  • During the break, we will provide each wrestler with 10 envelopes and letters. This is our “McNary Wrestling Care Package” where we ask each family to send 10 letters to extended family/friends out of town or otherwise.  These letters will educate people on how to follow our program and stay active, and they also allow for them to support the program financially.  You will find the letter very friendly so please, put time and effort into helping support and promote the program by helping your wrestler with 10 addresses.

 

 

  • Our second fundraiser requires each wrestler to collect $20 of cans/bottles.  This is designed to be a simple fundraiser that every wrestler can perform.  I would recommend talking to a few neighbors and over the course of the holidays you can schedule pick up times with them, take the cans and bottles back on your own time and convenience and turn the money in at practice.  Please support us at home by setting time aside for your wrestler to do these things.

 

We all look forward to spending time with our families during the holidays and I hope everyone is able to do that.  At the same time, we like to believe that our ‘wrestling family’ is part of what we care about and we truly hope to see everyone at as many events as possible.

 

Schedule for 12/17 through 12/

 

Monday 12/17:

Practice 3-5 pm

  • Wrestlers will need to get grade checks signed by teachers and due at practice
  • We will be handing out Care Package envelopes and letters today or tomorrow.

 

Tuesday 12/18:

Practice 3-5 pm

  • Wrestlers will need to get grade checks signed by teachers and due at practice (if not satisfactory on Monday)

 

Wednesday 12/19:

Practice 2-4 pm.  Get Novice ready to go to Sprague, get JV and Varsity ready to dual South (@ McNary). 

 

Novice info:

Van leaves 4:30

Wrestling begins @ 5:00 to 7:30

Return to McNary around 8.

 

JV/Varsity info:

Weigh in 5:00

JV starts at 6:00

Varsity starts at 7:00

 

All wrestlers will help put mats away and turn in gear when done.

 

Thursday 12/20:

Mandatory Practice 8-11 am.  Bring running shoes.

 

Friday 12/21:

Mandatory Practice 8-11 am

  • Care Package Envelopes due

Novice @ West Albany 4-7 pm.

  • Arrive @ McNary 2:45 pm
  • Leave @ 3:00 pm
  • Wrestling 4-7 pm 

Saturday 12/22:

Liberty Tournament for JV/Varsity and some extras.

Arrive at McNary:  5:45 am

Van leaves:  6:30 am

Weigh in:  7:30 am

Wrestling starts: 9:00 am

  • Guaranteeed 5 matches for each wrestler in a full bracket!!!  This is a good thing!

Return time:  approximately 8-9 pm.

 

Sunday 12/23 through Tuesday 12/25:  Enjoy your holiday break!!!

 

 

Wednesday 12/26: 

Mandatory Evening Practice 6-8 pm.

 

Thursday 12/27:

Mandatory practice 8-11 am

  • $20 Can money due at practice

 

Friday 12/28:

Varsity and extras at the NW Duals – Westview High School (more info to come). 

All others, Mandatory Practice 8-10 am.

 

NW Duals info:  Arrive @ McNary:  6:15 am

Leave for Westview HS @ 6:50 am

Weigh in @ 8:00 am

Wrestling begins @ 9:00 am

Approximate return time to McNary:  6-7 pm

 

 

Saturday 12/29:

Varsity and extras at the NW Duals – Westview High School (more info to come). 

 

NW Duals info:  Arrive @ McNary:  6:15 am

Leave for Westview HS @ 6:50 am

Weigh in @ 8:00 am

Wrestling begins @ 9:00 am

Approximate return time to McNary:  6-7 pm

 

Sunday 12/30 through Monday 12/31:  Enjoy your holiday break!!!

 

Tuesday 1/1: 

Mandatory Evening Practice 6-8 pm

 

Wednesday 1/2:

Mandatory Practice 8-11 am

 

Thursday 1/3: 

Mandatory Practice 8-11 am

 

Friday 1/4:

JV/Varsity and some extras at the Cleveland Tournament

Arrive at McNary:  10:00 am

Leave for Cleveland:  11:00 am

Weigh in:  12:00 noon

Wrestling begins:  2:00 pm

Return time:  approximately 6-9 pm

 

Saturday 1/5:

Cleveland Tournament continued

Arrive at McNary 6:30 am

Leave for Cleveland:  7:00 am

Weigh in:  8:00 am

Wrestling begins:  9:30 am

Return time:  approximately 7-9 pm.

Events for the Week of 12/10 to 12/15

Lots of good things beginning to happen for the Celtic Wrestling Team!  The concepts are starting to sink in and the competition is in full swing!  Another busy week coming up but good things to look forward to.  Another goal for all wrestlers to be aware of . . . with only 7 days of school until spring break you must make sure you are working with teachers and putting time on your grades each day!  Don’t leave any project undone before we leave for break! 
 
On that note . . . we will still have a full practice and competition schedule during the break!  Make sure all parents and wrestlers are making appropriate arrangements to be at events and practices!  During the break is when McNary makes the biggest gains towards our goals of being the best we can be!!!  Plan now and work hard for success . . . don’t wait for failure!!!
 
Monday 12/10:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00
·         We will be assembling our information to purchase every wrestler’s USA wrestling card this week.  YOU MUST TALK TO COACH GOIN AND CONFIRM THAT ALL INFO IS UP TO DATE!!  We do this to SAVE YOU $50!!!! 
 
Tuesday 12/11:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm
BIA assessment for anyone who has not been assessed yet.  This is extremely important!!!  You cannot compete unless you have done this.  Make every effort to be at practice this day if you have not been assessed (if you have been assessed your magnet in the room is blue).
 
Wednesday 12/12:
Practice 3:00 to 4:00
Set up gym for Novice tournament at McNary
Novice weigh in at 4:30 and get gear
Wrestling begins at 5:00 will absolutely stop at 7:30. 
·         All wrestlers are expected to attend this day and help run this event.  If you are not there, someone else will be working hard to cover your duty!  Bring food to eat after practice and during the night.
·        We expect to be done and cleaned up by 8:15 if everyone works hard.
 
Thursday 12/13:
Practice 2:30 to 3:00 pm
 
Double Dual at Tigard High School (we will wrestle Tualatin and Sprague High School).  These will be 2 challenging duals and we need to have our athletes ready!  We are waiting for a confirmation on times but below is what we expect.  If something changes, we will update you on facebook.
 
3:00 get gear and check weight
Van leaves at 3:15 pm
Weigh in at 4:00
Wrestling begins at 5:00 and both JV and Varsity will wrestle 2 duals.  We expect to be done and back at McNary around 8:30/9:00 pm.  We will wrestle Tualatin first then Sprague.
 
Friday 12/14: 
Mandatory Study Table for All Wrestlers!  2:30 to 3:05 you must report to a teacher and you will only be allowed into practice with a signed note saying when you arrived and whether you completed work (these are available right outside Coach Ebbs’ room).
 
Practice 3:15 to 5:00 pm
 
 
Saturday 12/15:
McNary Boosters will be hosting a ‘Winter Blue Day’ similar to what was done this fall for sports.  Times will be announced later this week and we will discuss our role in this event during practice this week.  Updates will be posted on Facebook.
 
Projects this week:
1.       Take a team picture for tournament programs
2.      Begin our fundraising projects for the year
a.      We are in need of new singlets, and warm up gear.  Please read the fundraiser summary on the website if you have questions.
3.      Get and verify info for all wrestlers to purchase their USA Wrestling Card

Planning for 12/3 through 12/8

Congratulations Celts!!! We wrapped up one of our busiest weeks of the season! Hosted 2 tournaments, managed to find some tough competition along the way and now we train to leave our mark on the world!!!

Parents and wrestlers . . . an extremely important announcement!!! We work very hard to have all times and schedules easily available! We are missing too many people at practices, too many people missed the work we had to do on Friday and Saturday, and too many people say they don’t know what time to be somewhere or what time it is over. As a result, we are having wrestlers leaving early or not showing up for events, parents showing up to get their kids before and event is over, or sometimes over an hour after it is over. At the same time, we had 4 kids in our lineup last Friday who did not have any food to eat for the evening because they simply did not plan ahead. These types of things will impact our performance and we will not function individually or as a team unless we know what to expect and plan ahead for it! Your support at home is greatly appreciated! We have lots of young and new faces on the team this year so please help spread the word about the website and email list!

Speaking of the email list, please be patient with me. I am working on fixing it. I am aware some (or many of you) receive me email several times. Rest assured, my goal is for you to receive one email a week from me and it will have all you need in it.

Monday 12/3:
Practice 3:00 to 4:30
• Team will be split into 2 groups at 4:30
o One group will do conditioning
o The other group will get nutrition training and education.
• Practice ends at 5:00

Tuesday 12/4:
Practice 3:00 to 4:30
Practice 3:00 to 4:30
• Team will be split into 2 groups at 4:30
o One group will do conditioning
o The other group will get nutrition training and education.
• Practice ends at 5:00

Roster for the Novice match at South Salem will be made on this day. Parents, your son should be able to tell you when they get home if they will be wrestling. Many of them should already know.

Wednesday 12/5: Novice tournament @ South Salem
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 (JV and Varsity)
Novice practice 3:00 to 4:00
• You will then weigh in and get gear
• Van leaves for South Salem at 4:30
• South Salem novice tournament from 5:00 until 7:30 pm
Wrestlers and parents!!! No wrestler goes home with their gear! It is turned back in at the school. If you ride home with your parents, you must give it to a teammate who will turn it in for you. Also parents, if you are giving your son a ride home directly from an event, please sign out with a coach before leaving. All wrestlers are expected to remain with the team for the duration of the event. If a special circumstance comes up, please let the coaching staff know ahead of time. And Wrestlers!!!! Bring food with you to eat at the event!

Thursday 12/6: Home dual versus McMinnville
Practice 3:00 to 4:00 (everyone)
Move mats to gym floor at 4:00
• JV and Varsity get gear, check weight
• All others set up mat for the dual with McMinnville
o Weigh in at 5:00, JV starts at 6:00, Varsity at 7:00. All gear is turned in at the end of the evening.
• All wrestlers are expected to be at every home event for the duration for set up and cleaning. We take roll at the beginning and end of the day!

Friday 12/7:
Study Table 2:30 until 3:00. All wrestlers will be expected to bring a signed note from a teacher saying they were working for those 30 minutes.

Practice 3:15 until 5:00
• Roster for the Cascade Tournament will be confirmed on this day but most wrestlers should know if they are going during the week.

Saturday 12/8: Cascade Tournament (JV, Varsity, and some extras)
Arrive at McNary 6:30 am
Leave for Cascade 7:10 am
Weigh in at 8:00 am
Wrestling begins at 10:00 am
We expect to be done and back at McNary between 7-10 pm. Please be available for rides when we return.
• All wrestlers are expected to remain with the team for the duration of the event. You may leave with your parents at the end, but if you do, please sign out with a Coach, and leave your gear with a teammate.
• We will have breakfast cereal and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the wrestlers. Any other food they must bring on their own, but it must be appropriate performance food. No energy drinks, sweets or soda.

Looking ahead to next week, we will put some energy into our fundraising. If you have questions about what to expect, please read the fundraising summary on the website under “Handouts”.

Updates for 12/10 to 12/15

Lots of good things beginning to happen for the Celtic Wrestling Team!  The concepts are starting to sink in and the competition is in full swing!  Another busy week coming up but good things to look forward to.  Another goal for all wrestlers to be aware of . . . with only 7 days of school until spring break you must make sure you are working with teachers and putting time on your grades each day!  Don’t leave any project undone before we leave for break! 

 

On that note . . . we will still have a full practice and competition schedule during the break!  Make sure all parents and wrestlers are making appropriate arrangements to be at events and practices!  During the break is when McNary makes the biggest gains towards our goals of being the best we can be!!!  Plan now and work hard for success . . . don’t wait for failure!!!

 

Monday 12/10:

Practice 3:00 to 5:00

·          We will be assembling our information to purchase every wrestler’s USA wrestling card this week.  YOU MUST TALK TO COACH GOIN AND CONFIRM THAT ALL INFO IS UP TO DATE!!  We do this to SAVE YOU $50!!!! 

 

Tuesday 12/11:

Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

BIA assessment for anyone who has not been assessed yet.  This is extremely important!!!  You cannot compete unless you have done this.  Make every effort to be at practice this day if you have not been assessed (if you have been assessed your magnet in the room is blue).

 

Wednesday 12/12:

Practice 3:00 to 4:00

Set up gym for Novice tournament at McNary

Novice weigh in at 4:30 and get gear

Wrestling begins at 5:00 will absolutely stop at 7:30. 

·          All wrestlers are expected to attend this day and help run this event.  If you are not there, someone else will be working hard to cover your duty!  Bring food to eat after practice and during the night.

·         We expect to be done and cleaned up by 8:15 if everyone works hard.

 

Thursday 12/13:

Novice practice 3:00 to 4:00 pm

 

Double Dual at Tigard High School (we will wrestle Tualatin and Sprague High School).  These will be 2 challenging duals and we need to have our athletes ready!  We are waiting for a confirmation on times but below is what we expect.  If something changes, we will update you on facebook.

Release from school (wrestlers only):  1:35 (check in with your 7th period teacher)

·          Get gear and check weight

Van leaves at 2:10 pm

Weigh in at 3:00

Wrestling begins at 4:00 and both JV and Varsity will wrestle 2 duals.  We expect to be done and back at McNary around 8:30/9:00 pm.

 

Friday 12/14: 

Mandatory Study Table for All Wrestlers!  2:30 to 3:05 you must report to a teacher and you will only be allowed into practice with a signed note saying when you arrived and whether you completed work (these are available right outside Coach Ebbs’ room).

 

Practice 3:15 to 5:00 pm

 

 

Saturday 12/15:

McNary Boosters will be hosting a ‘Winter Blue Day’ similar to what was done this fall for sports.  Times will be announced later this week and we will discuss our role in this event during practice this week.  Updates will be posted on Facebook.

 

Projects this week:

1.     Take a team picture for tournament programs

2.    Begin our fundraising projects for the year

a.    We are in need of new singlets, and warm up gear.  Please read the fundraiser summary on the website if you have questions.

3.    Get and verify info for all wrestlers to purchase their USA Wrestling Card

What's happening this week in McNary Wrestling!?!?

Wrestling updates for Monday 11/26 through Saturday 12/1

Projects that need to be completed this week:
1. We need to get mats from Claggett Creek Middle school delivered to McNary for our tournament on Friday. We expect to do this Tuesday or Wednesday after practice and will need about 14 kids to do this.
2. BIA minimum weight assessment (Wednesday)
3. All wrestlers are expected to be at our home tournament Friday (wrestling or working) until the end.
4. All wrestlers are expected to be at the Kids Tournament on Saturday from beginning to end. Bring a lunch with you and plan ahead. We hope to be done and cleaned up by 4 or 5 pm.
5. Wrestlers are expected to be working with teachers everyday this week after school. Friday is a grading day so we need to have our job done before then.

Monday 11/28: Practice 3-6 pm
• Wrestlers are expected to be working with teachers after school in order to get the best grades they can have by Friday.
• We will be issuing lockers this day as well beginning at 2:45 in the locker room.
Tuesday 11/27: Practice 3-5 pm
• Wrestlers are expected to be working with teachers after school in order to get the best grades they can have by Friday.
Wednesday 11/28: Practice 3-5 pm
• BIA assessment for all those who have not been assessed yet. If you are not assessed for a minimum weight, you will not be able to wrestle on Friday. Please be hydrated and ready to begin at 3:00 in the locker room. All those that have been assessed will be
• Wrestlers are expected to be working with teachers after school in order to get the best grades they can have by Friday.
Thursday 11/29: Practice 3-5 pm
• Final roster made for our tournament on Friday. Must be in practice. We will have a full Varsity and full JV lineup. We will also weigh in a couple extra kids where needed.
• Wrestlers are expected to be working with teachers after school in order to get the best grades they can have by Friday.
Friday 11/30: No School . . . Grading Day
• All wrestlers arrive at the school by 12:00 noon to set up mats.
o Set up from 12:00 to 2:00
o Bring food with you to eat for the evening
• Weigh ins at 2:00 in the locker room for those wrestling
• 4:00 dual matches begin (Varsity down on the main floor, JV in the upper gym)
o Tournament will go three to four rounds and should be done around 9:30 or so.
Saturday 12/1: Celtic Mat Club Tournament (Fundraiser)
• All wrestlers need to arrive by 6:30 to shuffle mats and set up for the tournament.
o Weigh ins begin at 7:00 am. Wrestling begins at 9:00 am
? We will host a short meeting on scoring and refereeing prior to wrestling beginning. All wrestlers will be working the whole day and your attendance and hard work is needed! You will be assigned to a station and we will need you to be there at all times.
o As soon as wrestling is completed, we will need to put the mats away, clean the gyms/bleachers/bathrooms and hallways. We will take roll at the end of the day so please don’t leave until you are released.

Kids Wrestling Camp is set!

The dates for our Kids Wrestling Camp are set! We are asking the high school wrestlers to be available to help with the kids if you are not already in a sport. Mark the dates and help spread the word! Since Middle School Wrestling is not available, we are going to work harder to make that age group available for those that are interested as well!

Summer wrestling events for 2012!!!

A Wrestling camp held at Sweet Home High School from June 30th until July 3rd. This camp will be a great way for our kids to improve their skills and develop as we begin our journey towards next year's goals. Wrestlers need to print off their own registration form, and mail in the money on their own. Coach Goin will be driving a van if needed on June 30th so contact him if you need a ride. Wrestlers will be fed and sleep on the mats for 4 days and the cost is only $200. Most of our kids will eat that much in food alone so this is a great deal for some great training! Make the time to be a champion! The registration form is available under the 'Handouts' icon to the left.

Also, we are still hoping to have as many wrestlers join us for a fun camping trip at Prinville Reservoir August 8th through 12th. There is no cost for this event and it is designed to be a fun social event for the team to do all the great things of summer, and add a little wrestling. We intend to camp at Jasper Point State Park (first come first served) but there are many options in the local area including the Prineville Reservoir Resort (takes reservations), Priveville Reservoir State Park (takes reservations), Crooked River Canyon (first come first served) about 20 miles away, Ochoco State Park (first come first served) about 20 miles away. There is also a free option about a mile away if you have a truck or durable vehicle. It is a short drive past Jasper Point down the 'primative road' which is unmaintained but there are free camping spots down that road. Feel free to email Coach Ebbs with questions at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us

We are hoping to have a head count on the camping trip just so we know what to prepare for. Each family will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. Some 'team activities' will be scheduled when we get there so everyone can be involved. Hope to see you there. Please email Coach Ebbs if you plan on attending.

Spring Training Camp Has Begun!

Our Spring Training Camp has begun! This camp is designed to help develop and refine every wrestler's skills and help them be the best they can be for next year. All High School, Middle School, and Mat Club wrestlers are encouraged to attend. Anyone who is Cadet Age (born in 1996 or 1997) or below could be elligible to compete at the Western Regional Tournament held in Pocatello, Idaho this summer from June 17th to the 23rd in all three competitive styles (Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco). Don't miss this chance to start reaching your goals by working hard now! See Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin if you have questions! The practices are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:15 to 4:45! Be there and bring a friend!

Awards Banquet is set!

The wrestling awards banquet is set for Tuesday, March 20th from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria at McNary High School.



Coaches will be on hand shortly before to help wrestlers complete the final end of season tasks:



1. Clean out your locker

2. Get your pictures if you have not gotten them already

3. Handout Region championship shirts to those that have not yet picked them up.

4. Other odds and ends



We plan to start the presentation at 7:00. There is a baseball game scheduled that night. Wrestlers on the baseball team . . . if you arrive late, we will still honor you when you arrive. Please take care of your baseball game 1st.



Looking forward to seeing you there.


Freestyle Season is Upon Us. Practice begins Sunday, March 4th. See our calendar for up-to-date practices and tournaments.

Two key events coming up are:

Reno Worlds in April. We are taking several wrestlers at all age levels. Please talk to Coach Ebbs asap if you are interested so arrangements and cost can be discussed.

One of the goals goals of our program is to take several Cadet wrestlers to Freestyle Regionals in Pocatello Idaho in June. Specific information with be available at the banquet.

Summer wrestlers make winter champions.

State Tournament information

Information regarding the state tournament can be found in 2 documents by clicking on the 'Handouts' icon to the left. You may also visit the OSAA website directly at www.osaa.org/wrestling where you can see tournament information, brackets, and even get updated results at the end of each round! Go Celts and hope to see you at the Colesium!

**** Anyone wrestler interested in attending the State Tournament must see Coach Ebbs and have a permission slip signed by their parents AND turned in by Thursday at practice. We will have a van going up and back each day. Wrestlers will be expected to buy their own pass in and provide their own food. FOOD is NOT allowed into the colesium and you must report to a coach if you need to leave and get approval!

Bus Schedule: Report to Coach Garibay

Friday: leave McNary at 8:00 am . . . return round 9:30 pm
Saturday: leave McNary at 8:00 am . . . return around 10/11 pm.

Updates for 2/18 to 2/23

This update will take us from Saturday until right before the State Tournament. I will send out a special update that will have all the specifics for the State Tournament next week. In the meantime, we have some very important events for people to be aware of and thanks in advance for your help. Practices at this point are

Saturday 2/18:
We will be hosting the Middle School City Championships. This has been on the website and mentioned in our weekly announcements for some time now. A note was delivered to every wrestler explaining how important it is we have their help. Please make a point to have them here for the event. The times are below:

Arrive at McNary: 7:00 am to set up mats.
Wrestling begins at 9:00 am.
We hope to be finished and cleaned up by 2:00/3:00 pm.

The more hands we have helping, the quicker and smoother it will go. It will be a very big challenge if people do not show up. This is a mandatory event for the team. We appreciate you support with this at home.

Sunday 2/19:
State Seeding meeting and brackets drawn up. The will be available for viewing online at www.osaa.org whenever they are done with them.

Monday 2/20: (No School)
Practice 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm . . . bring running shoes

Tuesday 2/21:
Morning run 6:40 to 7:10 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Wednesday 2/22:
Morning run 6:40 to 7:10 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm

* Region Championship Shirts expected to be done and delivered on this day. Wrestlers can take them home to their parents and others may pick them up after practice at 4:30 until 5:00 pm.

Thursday 2/23:
Morning run optional
Practice 3:00 to 4:30
Leave for Portland (Inn at the Convention Center)
Pick up packet for state tournament, tour the facility
In bed by 9:30/10:00

Friday & Saturday: State Tournament @ Memorial Colesium in Portland
Parents, please continue to encourage your State Wrestlers to remain focused for one more week. Help them eat right, get to bed early, stay active and get their schoolwork done. Doing this now will help make sure we are at our best performance next week. Especially this weekend, try to encourage them to stay active and get to bed at a good time each night.

McNary Wrestling Regional Championship T-Shirts

McNary will be selling Regional Championship Shirts. If you are interested in purchasing one there is an order form under "Handouts" listed as McNary_Wrestling_Regional_Champion_T.doc. They will be a two color print on the front with a McNary Wrestling logo and a list of all the regional wrestlers on the back. Orders are due NO LATER than Thursday at 3:00 PM with payment or we cannot fill your order due to design and printing turn around time. Wrestlers t-shirts will be purchased by the program so please do not include them in your order.

Updates for 2/8 to 2/14

Wednesday 2/8:
6:40 to 7:10 Morning run
3:00 to 4:30 Practice

Thursday 2/9:
Morning run optional
3:00 to 4:30 Practice

Friday 2/10:
Morning run optional
Release from class at 12:00 noon
Report to locker room to check weight, get gear and prepare for leaving.
Weigh in at 1:30 (Wrestlers must have photo ID and their skin note)
Wrestling begins at 3:30
• A more detailed breakdown of the tournament times is available on the website in the handout section
• Brackets are also available in the handout section.

Saturday 2/11:
Arrive at McNary: 6:45 to 7:00 am
Leave for Sprague at 7:30 am
Weigh in at 8:00 am
Wrestling begins at 10:00 am with semi final matches.

Monday 2/12: No School
Practice 11:00 am to 12:45 am (bring running shoes)

Tuesday 2/13:
6:40 to 7:10 Morning Run for State Qualilfiers
3:00 to 4:30 Practice
• We will be voting on team awards at practice this day. All wrestlers need to attend!

Wednesday 2/14:
6:40 to 7:10 Morning Run for State Qualilfiers
3:00 to 4:30 Practice

• Novice Tournament at Dallas High School . . . times TBA


Looking ahead to Saturday 2/18, we will be hosting the Salem Middle School Championship tournament. All wrestlers will be expected to help with this event. Please plan accordingly so we can provide this opportunity to our middle schools to perform!

UPDATES FOR 1/30 to 2/4

As we come down to crunch time please take note of the following deadlines and tasks:

1. We will begin making our Regional Roster this Friday and the final version must be completed by Tuesday. Tuesday evening is the seeding meeting for the Regional tournament.

other details regarding regionals: Our roster is final as of the seeding meeting. No changes can be made with only one exception . . . if a wrestler withdraws, in order to replace him, his injury must be verified by a doctor's note.

2. Team pictures are set for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3:00. Wrestlers are expected to wear their blue team shirt that was issued to them. Please make sure they have it ready. Order forms for pictures have been available in the locker room for 2 weeks.

Monday 1/30:
Morning Run 7:00 to 7:30 (great turnout this morning and godd job working hard!)
Afternoon practice 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Tuesday 1/31:
Morning Run 6:40 to 7:10 am
Afternoon practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Wednesday 2/1: Make up 4 way duel at Newberg
No morning practice
Afternoon practice: 2:35 to 3:05
Load van at 3:15
Weigh in at 4:00
Sub Varsity (JV and Novice): begin wrestling at 5:00/5:15 on 4 mats
Varsity begins on middle 2 mats at 6:00 (sub varsity continues on outside 2 mats)
We will wrestle Newberg first then McKay
Approximate return time to McNary is 9:30 pm

Thursday 2/2: Varsity/JV duel at Tigard
No morning practice
Afternoon practice: 3:00 to 3:45
Load van at 4:15 pm
Weigh in at 5:00 pm
JV wrestles at 6:00, Varsity to follow
* We anticipate this to be Tigard's Senior Recognitin night.

Friday 2/3:
Morning Run 6:40 to 7:10
Afternoon practice 3:00 to 4:30
* begin making regional roster

Saturday 2/4
Practice 9:00 to 10:30 am
* bring running shoes also

Sunday 2/5
REST and eat intelligently.

Cadet State Tournament @ Newberg High School
Arrive at McNary at 6:00
Van Leaves at 6:30
Weigh in/register 7:00 to 8:00 am
Wrestling begins at 9:00 am


Monday . . . return to morning run and afternoon practice . . . make regional roster.

Wrestling Updates for 1/23 to 1/30

Monday:
• practice 3:00 to 4:45 (turn in grade check sheets)
• Reser Roster made in practice (JV and Varsity)
• Seniors given senior information form to have filled out
• All wrestlers anticipating to compete at the Reser tournament will also be given an early final form to have signed by their 7th/8th period teachers

Tuesday:
• Practice 3:00 to 4:45
• Final Reser Roster due.

Wednesday:
• Practice 12:45 to 2:30
• Novice at McKay (TBD)

Thurday:
• Practice 11:00 to 12:15 . . . drop mats
• return to school at 4:15 pm (all wrestlers expected to attend for set up/clean up and wrestling)
• Dual versus West Salem (Senior Recognition Night)
o weigh in at 5:00, JV at 6:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm

Friday:
• Reser participants released from school all day . . . make arrangements for your period 7 & 8 finals
Leave for Reser Tournament – 7:45 am
Skin check/weigh in begins at 9:15 am
Wrestling Starts at 11:00 am
Approximate return time to McNary 10:30 pm

Saturday: Arrive at McNary – 6:30 am
Leave for Reser – 7:00 am
Skin check/weigh ins begin at 8:15 am
Wrestling begins at 10:00 am
Approximate return time to McNary 8:30 pm

Monday:
• Morning run 7:00 am to 7:30 am in the gym
• Afternoon practice 2:00 to 3:30

Updates for 1/16 to 1/21

Wrestling Updates 1-16 to 1-21

Monday 1/16: Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/17: Practice cancelled due to district closure

Wednesday 1/18:
• All wrestlers issued a grade check form to be turned in by Friday!
• Parent Shirts delivered at practice
• Novice at South Salem (pending confirmation)
o Practice 3:00 to 3:45
o Get gear and leave at 4:15
• All others practice 3:00 to 5:00

Thursday 1/19:
• 4-Way duel at Newberg . . . CANCELLED Stay tuned for rescheduled date!

Friday 1/20:
• Study Table . . . talk with teachers . . . mandatory all wrestlers!!!
o Turn in Grade check form!
• Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Saturday 1/21:
Work on schoolwork.


Final Exams begin next week. All Wrestlers should be talking with their teachers and taking care of late work, missing work, test re-takes, etc. This means conversations with teachers need to be happening daily. Due dates are coming . . . don’t act surprised when the term ends. You must take care of the work NOW!!!!

Monday 1/23: GRADE CHECK FORMS DUE!!!!!

Updates for 1/9 to 1/16

McNary Wrestling Updates for 1/9/2012 to 1/16/2012

First of all, congratulations to the team for making a quick recovery from teh South Salem dual. It turned out our lack of focus and discipline for diet made us work tremendously harder than we needed to just to even get on the mat!! Good job making the most out of a tough situation. Even better job controlling your weight and eating for the next two days as your performance was considerably better on Friday/Saturday during the Cleveland tournament and the Newberg Tournament. Now, lets chalk that up to a lesson learned and remember, focus and discipline will guide us to success on the mat! Below is our schedule and details for the week.

I am preparing a more thorought itinerary/agenda for the Oregon Classic that will be available on the 'Handouts' icon on the main page. The basic info, however is below. Wrestlers, please remember, we have been here before. If you have a simple question, ask 3 teammates AND CHECK THe WEBSITE before taking time out of practice to get answers.

Monday 1/9:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday 1/10:
Study table: 2:30 to 3:00
Practice 3:15 to 5:00
• We will be handing out our team issued shirt for the 2011-12 Season. You will want to be at this practice!

Wednesday 1/11:
Practice 3:00 to 3:45 (everyone) . . . move mats.
Duel North Salem HS @ McNary
Report to locker room/set up mats at 4:30
Weigh in @ 5:00
JV Wrestles at 6:00
Varsity Wrestles at 7:00
• All wrestlers are expected to stay and help clean up/return mats.


Thursday 1/12:
Varsity/Extras Leave for Redmond at 3:15 pm from McNary. Come to school with all your items packed. An agenda for the event will be available in the handouts icon on the website. We will go directly to the Redmond Fairgrounds and practice when we get there. Then, go to the rental house and get ready for the next day’s competition.
Oregon Classic History: In the last 9 years, we have only made it into the championship bracket for placing 1 time and that was last year. I truly believe it is an appropriate goal for us to aim for the top 3 at this tournament. Please, aim high and prepare to work hard!!!!

• All Wrestlers attending the Oregon Classic need to provide $25 to the team. With that money, we will pay for all transportation, housing and food costs necessary for the weekend. Menu will be posted on the agenda.

All others not going to the classic: Practice 3:00 to 5:00

Friday 1/13:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Varsity @ Oregon Classic

Saturday 1/14:
Wrestlers attending the ‘Cadet Tournament’ for the Oregon Classic will meet at McNary High School and travel over with Coach Goin.

Arrive at McNary at 6:45 am
Leave McNary at 7:00 am.
More info will be included on the agenda in the handouts icon on the website.

Varsity Wrestlers will return from the Oregon Classic on this day with Coach Creighton and Coach Hall. Return time will depend on results from the competition on this day. Could be as early as 2:00 pm or late as 11 pm.

• All Wrestlers attending the Oregon Classic need to provide $25 to the team. With that money, we will pay for all transportation, housing and food costs necessary for the weekend. Menu will be posted on the agenda.

Cadets weigh in at for the tournament.

Sunday 1/15:
Cadets compete in Oregon Classic Tournament.
Upon completion of the tournament, Cadets will return to McNary with Coach Goin. Return time will depend on how long tournament takes. Could be as late as 10:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Monday 1/16:
No School
Practice will be at 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.



Parents: information regarding the Oregon Wrestling Classic can be found at the website: www.oregonwrestle.com

• The website has a complete list of schedules, mat assignments, times and everything.

Those of you looking to travel over for the event, if the hotels in Redmond are full (and they often are for this event), feel free to look in Bend, Madras, Prineville and Sisters. All of these towns are within a reasonable travel distance for the tournament.

If you are interested in purchasing a 2011-2012 wrestling t-shirt please email my wife at ebbs_trisha@salkeiz.k12.or.us with sizes and quantities. They are $10.00. Grey shirt with black print. See handouts link on left side of website for design.
Welcome back and I hope everyone had a restful break! It is hard to believe but we only have 3 tournaments left before Regionals and State! More importantly, we have 3 weeks until the 1st semester is over and our academic eligibility will be checked at that time. Hopefully, we have taken the time during break to catch up on our missing work. Now is the time we will be pushing to finish off some of our team goals and the answer is hard work! Time is short so we will make the most of it!

Monday 1/2: Practice 7:00 to 8:30

Tuesday 1/3: Practice 2:30 to 4:30 . . . return Claggett Creek mats 4:30 to 5:00 pm.

Wednesday 1/4: Practice 3:00 to 5:00

Novice at Sprague HS . . . report to locker room at

Thursday 1/5: Practice 3:00 to 3:40 . . . Dual at South Salem HS
Leave Mcnary at 4:15
Weigh ins at 5:00
JV starts at 6:00
Varsity starts at 7:00

Friday 1/6: JV, Varsity and many extras will be taken to the Cleveland Tournament (details will be coming soon . . . will be posted on the website www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling)

Saturday 1/7: Cleveland Tournament (details coming soon . . .will be posted on the website)

Any Wrestler who is Cadet age (born in 1996 and 1997) and NOT wrestling at Cleveland, will be wrestling at Newberg High School in the Oregon Classic Qualifier.

Arrive McNary @ 6:00 am
Van leaves Mcnary at 6:15 am
Weigh in at 7:00 am
Wrestling starts at 9:00 am.

Our goal is to hopefully get everyone in the program significant time on the mat this week. Hope we can all be there and make this opportunity happen!

Holiday Wrestling Updates

Happy holidays to all of our wrestling families (current and past)! Hope all is going well for everyone. As far as wrestling is concerned, I believe we are meeting our training goals for this time of year and helping our athletes reach towards the high goals they have set for themselves this year!! We constanty teach progressive thinking. Although we beat Sprague in the dual, there are more goals coming our way as well as challenges. So please look over the notes below, enjoy your time off and we will look forward to seeing you next week!

Monday 12/26:
Practice 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM . . . this allows families to have holiday plans, travel home and still be able to practice. We will start collecting $20 can money this day.

Tuesday 12/27:
Practice 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We will finish collecting the $20 can money this day.

Wednesday 12/28:
Arrive McNary: 6:30 am get gear/check weight
Leave McNary: 7:00 am.
Weigh in/skin check: 7:45
Wrestling Begins at Westview HS: 10:00 am both days.

Our pool currently has Hillsboro, Scappoose, Snohomish and McNary.
Rosters have been posted at practice all week so all wrestlers know who is expected to attend this event.

Thursday 12/29:
Arrive McNary: 6:30 am get gear/check weight
Leave McNary: 7:00 am.
Weigh in/skin check: 7:45
Wrestling Begins: 10:00 am both days. Location will be determined by results from First day (Westview HS for championship bracket, Five Oaks Middle School for Consolation)

Monday 1/2/2012:
Practice 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Looking ahead to the week we come back to school there will be a lot of work on our plate.
1st: All wrestlers have been asked to take work home over the break and devote at least 1 day to getting all missing work completed. Parents, feel free to hold them to this promise at home.

2nd: Everyone in the program needs to prepare to wrestle the week we come back. If you look at the calendar, all of our young kids will be wrestling at the Newberg or Cleveland HS tournaments! Details will be coming out about that soon.

3rd: We are going to everything we can to wrestle as many kids as we can at the Oregon Classic. The event is for Varsity Wrestlers, some extras on Friday/Saturday. Sunday, we will be able to wrestle all of our cadets in the tournament. So please, try and keep your calendars clear so we can give as many kids as we can the mat time they need to develop! Thanks in advance!

Lastly, thanks for giving us the chance to work with these kids and teach them the lessons wrestling has to offer. Practices during the break have been well attended and the kids are working hard. They deserve a pat on the back at home for giving all they are giving!

Happy holidays and enjoy your break!

Wrestling Updates for 12/12 to 12/18

We are getting prepared for a couple major events that are just around the corner. First will be our duel with Sprague on Thursday, here at McNary. If ever there was a time to come out and support the Celts, that will be the night! Although we compete well with Sprague, it has been a long time since we have beaten them in a duel. Also, we will be wrapping up some of our last fundraiser projects in the next couple of weeks. All the details will be listed below!

Monday 12/12:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday 12/13:
Study Table 2:25 to 2:55. Practice 3:05 to 5:00 It is our goal that all wrestlers will have all grades at or above the C level before leaving for break so we can focus on school and wrestling after the break.

Wednesday 12/14:
Study Table 2:25 to 2:55. Practice 3:05 to 5:00. Final Roster made for the duels on Thursday.

Thursday 12/15:
Report to wrestling room at 2:30 to roll up 4 mats and move downstairs. Practice to immediately follow in the main gym.

Weigh ins begin at 4:00 pm
Wrestling begins at 5:00

Round I: McNary vs. Tualatin, Sprague vs. Tigard.
Round II: McNary vs. Sprague, Tigard vs. Tualatin.

Friday 12/16:
Butter Braid order forms and money due on this day. The butter braids are set to be delivered before the holiday, and we expect them to be delivered to our customers as quickly as possible. Please be ready to make this happen.

Practice 3:00 to 5:00

Novice @ West Albany HS. Arrive in locker room at 2:45, get gear, check weight. Vans leave at 3:15 pm. Wrestling starts at 4:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm.

Saturday 12/17:
Liberty High School Tournament. We are allowed 2 wrestlers per weight.

6:30am: Arrive at McNary
7:00am: Leave
8:00am: Weigh ins
9:30am: Wrestling begins

Please check the website for events and practices over the break. We value the time with friends and family during the holidays, but we also hope to continue training our athletes to reach their goals. They are expected to attend practices. If they are going to miss, parents, please email Coach Ebbs (ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us). Otherwise, absent wrestlers will be called in the morning if they are missing.


Weekly updates for 12/6 to 12/10


Tuesday 12/6:
Study Table from 2:25 to 2:55. Must report to Coach Ebbs’ room or you may report directly to a teacher. If you report to a teacher, you must bring a note with you that says what time you arrived and what time you left.

• We will be handing out our “Butter Braid” sales form today as well. Each Wrestler is required to sell a minimum of 5 items. All orders and money are due by Friday, 12/16. Orders are scheduled to be delivered to us before Christmas so they can be enjoyed over the holidays.

Wednesday 12/7:
Study Table from 2:25 to 2:55. Practice 3:05 to 5:00.
• Novice still reports to study table. Practice from 3:05 until 3:35. Report to the locker room, check weight, get gear, load bus and leave by 4:00. Wrestling begins at 5:00 at West Salem High School. Matches should conclude by 7:30 pm. Return to McNary, turn in gear and wrestlers will be released.

Thursday 12/8:
Practice from 3:00 until 3:35. Get gear for JV/Varsity and extras. Load van and leave for McMinnville dual. We will take 3 vans, and we encourage extras to ride with us. Seats are limited so it will be a first come/first served basis. Wrestlers must have approval from parents prior to getting on the vans. All wrestlers will be considered part of the team and if they want/need to leave early, they must sign out with a coach prior to leaving. Any wrestler leaving early with parents must leave their gear with another teammate to be returned at the school.

Dual times: weigh in at 5:00, JV wrestles at 6:00, Varsity at 7:00.

Friday 12/9:
Study Table from 2:25 to 2:55. Practice 3:05 to 5:00
Final Roster for Cascade tournament made.

Saturday 12/10:
JV and Varsity @ Cascade High School
6:45 am Arrive at McNary
7:15 am Leave McNary
Weigh ins @ 8:00 am, Wrestling begins at 10:00 am.
Wrestling is anticipated to end around 8pm-10 pm. Please have rides ready to pick you up from McNary sometime around then.

Announcements for 11/28 to 12/3

This is our busiest week of the season so there will be lots of information for parents and wrestlers alike. Please make sure you keep this info available and handy to help you out with any scheduling/questions you might have! We are looking forward to a good opening week of competition but we have some very talented competition to face. We will be tested on Friday! So please, make sure we are all prepared for the challenges and ready to work hard afterwards to reach our goals!

We have just checked grades and we have some work ahead of us in this department. Wrestlers have been asked to visit with teachers after school before practice starts on a daily basis. Beginning next week, we will start our formal 'Study Table' procedures where we track students with teachers and their improvements in their grades. Hopefully, we can get things back in line before we leave for the holiday break in 2 ½ weeks.

Tuesday 11/29:
Practice begins at 2:35 this day. We will be issuing lockers and ImPact testing until 3:00 and then begin practice. Parents and wrestlers . . . please encourage your athlete to store 5 pairs of clean shorts and shirts in their locker each week! It is important that we are all wrestling in clean fresh gear in order to avoid skin problems!!
Wrestle off's will be taking place in practice in order to produce our final lineup on Friday!
* we will be preparing our roster to purchase USA cards for the wrestlers today as well. The roster is due by Friday so make sure your wrestler has had a chance to fill out the appropriate forms.


Wednesday 11/30:
BIA testing for the remainder of the team. Will need to be in the locker room by 2:45 hydrated and ready to begin. In order to be eligible for competition, the wrestler must have established a minimum wrestling weight! Anyone not assessed on Wednesday may not be able to wrestle until next week. We have had a good response on this so far and only have a handful of wrestlers left to take care of.
We are hoping to be done with Wrestle offs today! Please ask your wrestler what level they are on when they get home!! I count on them to be able to answer that question for parents on a week by week basis. Because our lineup has a tendency to change, they should know the answer based on the systems we have in place at practice.

Thursday 12/1:
Practice from 3-5 pm. Set up final plans for the tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Friday 12/2:
We are aiming for PERFECTION on this day! We will be hosting our home tournament and every wrestler needs to be available to help for the entire time. We cannot be successful without their help!
1:45: Release from class and report to wrestling room to roll mats and put in the gym (must be done before 2:20)
2:30: Weigh ins begin for those that are wrestling, all others will continue facility set up.
4:00: Wrestling begins for those that are wrestling, and all others will be assigned to tables/concessions.
8:30 pm: approximately, wrestling will be completed.

Saturday 12/3:
We are aiming for PERFECTION on this day as well! We will be hosting our annual kids wrestling tournament that serves as a major fundraiser for the program. Every wrestler needs to be available to help the the entire time! Please plan accordingly.

6:30 am: Arrive at high school and set up mats (just moving them around)
7:00 am: Registration/weigh ins begin
9:00 am: Wrestling begins. All wrestlers will be assigned to mats/concessions/clean up crew/staging
3-6 pm: wrestling and clean up should be completed. It will depend on how many competitors we have and how well the tournament runs. The better we work together, the faster it goes.

Last but not least, thank you to those parents that have been emailing me about the absences. I don't usually respond to the emails, but they are used while we take attendance. It is extremely helpful when you do that! Thanks again.

Thanksgiving updates - parent meeting - Blue & Grey - Fundraising info!

Thank you to everyone and your hard work during the first week of practice. We are off to a great start and the team is working hard! It is nice to see. This message is intended to help bring everyone up to speed for the very busy 2 weeks we have coming up.

1. We do have practices during the thanksgiving and holiday breaks. All the necessary info is on the website. Please take a look at it and plan accordingly. If a wrestler is going to be missing practice for some reason, please email, send a note to Coach Ebbs so we know how to plan practices and make sure we aren't missing kids. (email: ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us)

2. Tuesday, we will do our traditional blue/gray wrestle off. Anyone who is there will get a match and it will be a chance for parents and fans to see the team and how we are developing. We will be doing our parent meeting at the same time as a convenience. This will be a busy night for us all with conferences as well but please plan on attending. With the budget situation there are agenda items that everyone will need to learn about. The event starts at 5 with practice (wrestlers only) and the blue/gray wrestle off AND parent meeting begins at 7.

3. We have a new fundraising opportunity this year. There will be representative on hand at the blue/gray to collect + appraise gold. If you have old unwanted gold, you can donate some or all of it's value to mcnary wrestling. There will be a second chance for this on friday dec 2nd at our home tournament as well.

4. Please make plans for the weekend of dec 2nd and 3rd. It is another big week for us in wrestling and fundraising. We will be hosting our high school tournament on friday, and our kids club tournament on saturday. We will have sign up sheets at the parent meeting on Tuesday.

5. We pride ourselves on communication in Wrestling. The website is a critical tool as well as email. Please make it a regular part of your week to check the email and website for updates. Our website contains our Team Policy as well as a summary of our traditional fundraisers. Please read those over. They will answer most parent questions regarding decisions made in the program and how/where we need help.

6. We are in the process of certifying each wrestler at their minimum weight. This is a very technical and labor intensive process. I assure you that the most important aspect is health and safety. You can read all the specifics on the website: www.osaa.org/wrestling. But in summary, no wrestler is allowed to drop below 7% body fat, nor are they allowed to lose more the 1.5% body weight per week. As a program, we will bring in a nutrition specialist and educate the kids on proper eating habits to ensure they are able to perform at their best. Hopefully, they will start asking for the right foods when they go to the store with you!

Fall update on Wrestling!

Our schedule is up and on the website! The only thing we still forming is the Novice event schedule! In the meantime, practices, matches and such are ready for you to put on the family calendar! We hope you are getting excited for another amazing season!

Please notice, there will be a team meeting in Coach Ebbs' room (232) on Friday 10/21 from 2:25 until 2:45 to hand out forms, plan some upcoming events and answer questions. Hope to see everyone there! If you can't stay long, please stop by and get a short flier summarizing the information we will be sharing!

Last but not least, immediately following the meeting, we will head into the wrestling room to lay out our mats and prepare for the kids club which starts the following week! We need lots of help with this so please make yourself available!

Tremendous Fundraiser Happening Saturday, Oct 1st!!!!

This is coming up quick so I will try to keep it quick and simple. On behalf of McNary Wrestling (and other programs from McNary that are participating), Saturday, October 1st between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, any licensed adult driver above the age of 18 can show up to Skyline Ford in Keizer. All you need to do is test drive a vehicle. For every vehicle you drive, they will donate $20 (or $30 if you drive a Ford Focus) towards a program of your choice being represented. Please choose Wrestling. This is a VERY QUICK AND EASY WAY we can come together and raise much needed funds for our program this year.

What can you do to help?

1. Please come on Saturday, Oct 1st between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and test drive a car.
2. Spread the word to your friends and family. Please have them stop by and do the same.
3. When you get there, you will be asked to sign in on a sheet that designates which program you would like the money donated to . . . please choose Wrestling.

** The only inconvenience I anticipate for people participating in this program is waiting in line for the test drive. Please, take some time on Saturday and help. We work hard all year to raise funds and opportunities like this don't come often.

IMPORTANT: IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS WE MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. 2-3 Adults to staff a sign up table from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
2. We need to have 2-3 wrestlers on hand at all times from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Please encourage your wrestler to make time available to help out. I will have a sign up sheet in my classroom (room 232) where they can come by and sign up for a shift.

Please don't let this slip by. Parents, please email me if you can help at the event, and spread the word amoung the "McNary Wrestling Family". This event could reduce a tremendous financial burden to our program this year.

Thanks for your time and I will look forward to hearing back from Volunteers.

McNary Wrestling Schedule is under construction!!!

August 26, 2011
We are still finalizing our league and regional dual information, but you can currently see all of our tournament info on the calendar. Take a look and mark the dates on your calendar! Also, please be aware of some changes that will be coming this season. Middle school wrestling has been cut so we will be doing some creative things to make sure we help promote them and provide opportunities for them to wrestle this year!

Spring Announcements for Wrestlers!

Registration for Summer Wrestling Camp! Click here!

As we move into the spring, there are a few things you should keep on your radar and plan ahead for.

#1) Saturday, April 23rd: McNary will be hosting a Greco and Freestyle Tournament as a fundraiser. We are asking that all wrestlers help run the event. If everyone helps, you will be able to participate in the event as well. This is something that gives back to everyone and your help is greatly appreciated! We need help setting up mats at 6:45 am on Saturday. We also need help with scorekeeping/timing at the tables. Parents and supporters are all invited to help and be a part of this event as well! Please help with the fundraiser and help represent McNary well in the wrestling world as many of our guys are preparing for the State Tournament!

• Please stop by and sign up to help with the tournament with Coach Ebbs in his classroom!

#2) Wrestling Camp, June 27th to 30th: The cost is $200. You need to do two things right now!!!!

• Fill out the registration form and turn it in to Coach Ebbs ASAP
o The registration form is attached and can also be downloaded from our website: www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling
• Start saving money now! Save cans/bottles, mow lawns in your neighborhood, anything. The more you do now, the less you will have to make later!

Freestyle/Greco Practice and Tournament info is on the Calendar!

All the Freestyle/Greco practices and tournament information is available on the calendar now. We will be in full swing from now until the end of April when we take as many people we can to the Freestyle/Greco State Tournament at Oregon State University! We are asking that the wrestlers put in 7 hard weeks of training by coming to practices regularly in the evenings, attend some tournaments on the weekends, and go to State! By the time these 7 weeks are over, each person could expect to have wrestled 30-50 matches, had 20-25 practices and have improved their wrestling tremendously! So, set your goals high, work hard and dedicate yourself to being the best you can be! Hope to see you at practice!!

Also, our Wrestling Camp dates are on the calendar (June) as well as the dates for the Western Regional Tournament in June. FYI, Western Regionals will give kids a chance to compete in 3 different tournaments (Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco) in Pocatello, ID. In this one event alone, kids that place in all three styles have the potential to get 25 matches in 6 days!!! I have seen first hand the growth that can occur from this! Make this a goal as well!

End of Season Banquet info

The details are arranged and the Coaching Staff is ready and excited to honor the 2010-11 McNary Celtic Wrestling Team!

Our Banquet will be in the Cafeteria at McNary High School and will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 3/10. We anticpate the event to conclude around 7:30/7:45.

One change to our banquet this year, was are asking each wrestler to bring a pre-packaged snack/beverage for the banquet to share with everyone (see list below):

9th Grade (7): Drinks (enough for 10 people)
10th Grade (11): Drinks (enough for 10 people)
11th Grade (11): Snacks/crackers/chips (enough for 10 people)
12th Grade (11): snacks/crackers/chips (enough for 10 people)
Coaches: Cups, bowl and napkins

Our agenda for the night will include:

1. Awards presentations for the wrestlers
2. Scheduling and planning for Freestyle/Greco
3. Planning for Summer Wrestling Camp

Please bring your calendars for the event so you can be ready to plan for these events!

WRESTLERS: Please be prepared to collect your belongings!!! Your parents would like you to get your clothes back! As of today, we have cleaned out the lockers for you so . . . identifying your items might be tricky!

Looking forward to seeing you and your families there!

Freestyle Season Begins!!!

As Collegiate season ends, Freestyle season begins. I have always said "Summer Wrestlers Make Winter Champions." We are planning on beginning Freestyle practices the week of March 7th. Our first practice will be on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 PM in our mat room. If you are interested in participating please see Coach Ebbs or Coach Goin to get details. Also, we as a "high school team" can pay a flat rate of $500.00 to participate in the All Phase wrestling club from February to June. What we would like to see is several wrestlers practicing at both McNary and All Phase. Please see Coach Ebbs for details.

Regionals and State!!!!

Congratulations to the McNary Celtic Wrestling Team on the Regional #3 Championship!! Way to work together and accomplish such a great mark! 17 out of 26 wrestlers placed, including 3 champions, 3 2nd place finishes, 11 State Qualifiers, and 4 alternates!!! Nice work and keep your goals set high for this week!

Information regarding the State Tournament is below:

Thursday 2/24:
• Practice 3:00 to 4:30 at McNary High School
• Leave for Hotel by 4:45 pm
Hotel info: (We are approximately 5 blocks from the Coliseum)
Inn at the Convention Center
420 NE Holladay St.
Portland OR 97232
503-233-6331

We will check into the hotel, then visit the coliseum and tour the facility in preparation for the days of competition. We will stop by a store and get snacks for the evening. All wrestlers in bed by 9:00 pm. Lights out at 10:00

Friday 2/25:
• Wake up: 5:30 am – check weight
• Skin checks begin at 6:15 (wrestlers will be expected to be on the main floor before then)
• Weigh ins start at 6:30
• Wrestling begins at 8:30. The day will consist of 2 championship rounds, and 2 consolation rounds.
o Food like oranges, cereal, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bagels, and water will be provided.
• At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel for lights out.

Saturday 2/26:
• Wake up: 5:30 am – check weight
• Skin checks begin at 6:15 (wrestlers will be expected to be on the main floor before then)
• Weigh ins start at 6:30
• Wrestling begins at 8:30 with semi finals through placing and is expected to be done by 3:30 pm.
• Finals begin at 6:30 pm
• We will return home to Keizer as soon as the finals are over . . . approximately 9:30 or 10:00 pm.

Other important information:
• In the event of weather, all tournament updates will be available online at www.osaa.org
• brackets are also available online at www.osaa.org/wrestling
• Team updates for changes and such will be posted on the team website (when possible) at www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling
* Please bring a sleeping bag as there will be 3 people per room and 1 bed.
* Please bring spending money for subway and other foods at various times throughout the tournament.

Updates for 2/16 to 2/24

Agenda/times and info for Regional Tournament
Some quick details for what has been a very busy week.

First, parents and wrestlers, thanks for your hard work getting to morning practices and working hard. I understand this is challenging but the 'training' rewards are phenomenal! Keep up the good spirits and stay focused!

Parents, at home you can help with 'focus' by reminding your wrestler of some important facts we have asked them at practice:

1. Eat healthy!!! Remind them and help them avoid fatty foods and sodium (salt) as we prepare for the last couple of weeks!

2. Wrestlers have been instructed to be in bed between 9 and 10 pm. Please help them with this and remind them the right amount of rest can help them compete at a higher level!

Now for the schedules for this week:

Wednesday 2/16:
Novice at Dallas HS
Wrestling begins at 3:30 and will go about 2 hours. Sorry for the late notice but given the events of the last week, we have been patient waiting for confirmations and details. Thank you for your patience and hopefully your wrestler has kept you informed via messages from practice.

Thursday 2/17:
No morning practice
After school practice 3:00 to 4:30

Friday 2/18:
Day 1 of the Regional Tournament at Newberg High School
* Directions are available on the website
* Brackets can be viewed online at: http://jdrumm1.home.comcast.net
Wrestlers arrive in the locker room at 8:00 am to check weight and get gear
Bus leaves at 9:00 am
Weigh in: 10:00 am
Wrestling begins at 12:00 noon and is expected to conclude around 7/8 pm.

Saturday 2/19:
Day 2 of the Regional Tournament at Newberg High School
Wrestlers arrive at McNary by: 6:45 am ( 6:15 am if you need to make weight)
Bus Leaves at: 7:00 am
Weigh ins begin at: 8:00 am
Wrestling begins at: 10:00 am
Finals begin at 6:00 pm

The event is expected to conclude around 8/9 pm.

**** Looking ahead to next week: ****

Monday Practice 2/21 (no school): 9:00 to 10:30 am
All wrestlers that qualified for State, 1st alternates (5th place at Regionals), and special invitation wrestling partners as needed.

Tuesday 2/22:
Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30
* We will do all team voting for the season banquet at practice this day! This is mandatory practice for all wrestlers! Please make a point to attend!

Wednesday 2/23:
Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 (LAST ONE!!!!)
Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Thursday 2/24:
Practice after school, then immediately leave for the State Tournament . . . details to come soon.

Thanks for all you do and we are looking forward to a great performance the next week and a half!

Quick Calendar Updates!!!

February 10, 2011
Nice job last night Celtics with the win over McMinnville and Newberg! Keep up the good work and the intensity!

Now for the schedule confirmations and changes:

#1) The last Novice tournament has been changed to Wednesday 2/16 at Dallas High School. Please note that change.

#2) We have a scheduled practice now on Saturday 2/12 for all wrestlers from 8:00 to 9:30.

#3) We will have Dr. Jameison visit us on Tuesday 2/15 to check all the wrestlers for skin lesions. Please make a point of attending practice that day! The doctor will be here at 4:30, and will start at 103 through heavyweight. Wrestlers will be released after they have visited with the doctor.

#4). The Regional Wrestling Tournament is at Newberg High School on Friday/Saturday Feb. 17th and 18th. All times and information can be found on the website by going to the calendar and clicking on the 'Regional tournament'. Directions/admission prices/times etc are all on there.

#5) Some people have asked me about the memorial for Charley Englefried at Dallas High School. It is scheduled for 11:00am this Saturday 2/12 and I believe it is at the Dallas Football Stadium.

Thanks for all your support for the wrestlers! Please continue to help them at home by encouraging them to get to bed at a good time each night, eat healthy foods, stay active and focused! Don't forget morning runs on Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!

Updates for 2/7 to 2/12

What a great week for the Wrestling Program as we continue to press towards the Regional and State Tournaments!! The clock is ticking and we are moving in the right direction! Although most of you had the weekend off, some of you had the opportunity to get some extra mat time at the Cadet State Wrestling Tournament (Cadet is an age group for anyone born in 1995 or 1996 . . . essentially our 9th graders and some 10th graders) and the Women's State Qualifier. Check out our facebook page for more details! This is a big week coming up as we conclude our regular season schedule! Hope to see you all in the stands to support the efforts as we aim high!

Monday 2/7:
Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Tuesday 2/8:
Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Wednesday 2/9:
No morning run.
Report to wrestling room at 2:25
• Move 4 mats downstairs for the match

Practice 2:45 to 3:15
• Get gear after practice

Host 4-way:
4:00 pm: weigh ins
5:00 pm: JV and Varsity on 2 mats, vs McMinnville
6:30 pm: (approximately) JV and Varsity on 2 mats vs. Newberg

Estimated finish time is 9:00 pm (after clean up)

Thursday 2/10:
No morning run
Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Friday 2/11:
Morning run 6:45 to 7:15 am
Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Saturday 2/12:
Practice 8:00 to 9:30 am

Last Novice Tournament at Dallas High School (times TBA).

Updates for 2/1 to 2/5

Great job at the Reser TOC this weekend!!! Everyone did a great job on the mat and as a team, both the JV and Varsity squads walked away with our highest placing ever at that prestigious event! Things are looking very good as we enter into the last 4 weeks of season! The details for this week are below!

Tuesday 2/1:
Practice 3:00 to 4:45

Wednesday 2/2:
Practice 3:00 to 3:45
- JV/V get gear
- load bus at 4:15 for North Salem HS
Weigh in at 5:00
JV starts at 6:00
V starts at 7:00

Thursday 2/3:
Practice 3:00 to 4:45
- Novice leave practice at 4:30 for Tournament at McKay HS
-Wrestling Starts at 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

Friday 2/4:
Very important change!!!!!

6:45 am until 7:15 am - Morning Run at school!
* Wrestlers are expected to be dressed AND ready, and running at 6:45! Not walking in at 6:45!
* This is a tradition that has helped us be successful in the late part of the season! Please make it a priority to attend!

Practice 3:00 to 4:30

Go Celts!

Updates for 1/24 to 1/31

This is our last week of tournament preparation before we make the big push towards the ‘new’ Regional format. We are heading to the well respected Reser Tournament of Champions this week and we are look forward to some fantastic results for all of our JV and Varsity Wrestlers! Please keep in mind, wrestlers will be expected to meet academic goals and expectations this week as well because final exams begin Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wrestlers are expected to be in constant contact with teachers to be sure their grades are the best they can be as we finish the 1st semester! Please keep in mind, the grades they earn now, make them eligible for the remainder of this season . . . the grades they earn next semester make them eligible for next season!!!!!

Monday 1/24:
Visit with teachers until 2:50, practice 3:00 until 4:45

Tuesday 1/25:
Visit with teachers until 2:50, practice 3:00 until 4:45

Wednesday 1/26: 1st day of final exams, schedule is different!!!
Practice 1:00 until 2:45, drop mats on gym floor . . . (released until 4:00 pm)
4:00 pm, set up gym for dual versus South Salem-Keizer Public Schools
5:00 weigh ins
6:00 JV begins,
7:00 Senior Night Presentations . . . parents please arrive at 6:45 and check in with Eddie Franz at the Head Table.
7:15 Varsity Matches begin.
All wrestlers are expected to stay and help clean up after the event.

Thursday 1/27:
Practice 1:00 until 2:45
Novice released until 4:15 pm, arrive at locker room get gear
Novice at North Salem HS, 5:00 until 7:00 pm.


Friday 1/28:
Novice Practice 11:45 to 1:30 pm
Reser’s TOC
Arrive in locker room at 7:25 to check weight and get gear
Leave by 8:00 (no later)
Skin check at 9:15
Weigh ins begin at 9:30
Wrestling for JV and Varsity Tournaments begins at 11:00 am
• Two rounds of Championship and two rounds of consolation

Saturday 1/29:
Reser’s TOC
Arrive at McNary at 6:45 am
Leave at 7:15 am
Skin Check at 8:15 am
Weigh ins begin at 8:30 am
Wrestling begins at 10:00 am

Monday 1/31:
Practice 9:00 am until 11:00 am

Updates for 1/18 to 1/22

Congratulations on another week of success and improvement for the McNary Wrestling Team! Top 7 at the Oregon Classic (which is considered the dual match State Championships), 5 placers at the Cadet Tournament! Our next challenges in the near future include Final Exams and the completion of the first semester of school. Wrestlers with grade concerns are expected to meet with teachers everyday after school this week! As we have no Varsity competition this week, we should make grades a big priority!
Tue 1/18:
Meet with teachers from 2:20 until 2:50, practice from 3:05 until 5:00 pm.

Wed 1/19:
Meet with teachers from 2:20 until 2:50,
team pictures at 3:15,
followed by RED FLAG PRACTICE!!! Until 5 pm.
Please wear something red to practice and expect to WORK HARD!!!

Thur 1/20:
Meet with teachers from 2:20 until 2:50,
practice from 3:05 until 4:15 pm.
McNary hosts a novice tournament from 5pm until 7pm. ALL wrestlers are expected to help put this event on. Wrestlers should be released around 7:45 or 8:00 if everything runs as planned.

Fri 1/ 21:
Meet with teachers from 2:20 until 2:50,
practice from 3:05 until 5:00 pm.
Varsity wrestlers are invited to Coach Ebbs' house following practice to watch videos of our matches. Release time will be around 8:30 or so.

Sat 1/22:
JV wrestlers will go to compete at the Sutherlin tournament.
Arrive at McNary: 5:00 am
Leave: 5:30 am
Weigh ins: 7:00 am
Wrestling begins: 9:00 am
Estimated return time: 9:00 pm

Remaining wrestlers will be assisting with a can drive. We plan to have a drop station at the Roth's parking lot, and a crew of wrestlers will be circulating door to door in a van/truck. Wrestlers need to arrive at Roth's by:
The event is expected to be completed by 3:45 pm.

Updates for 1/10 to 1/17

Congratulations to the whole McNary Wrestling program after this weekend! A fine performance by all at the Cleveland Tournament has met our goals! Everyone competed, many of you placed, and the combined effort of the TEAM brought home the 1st place trophy for the 2nd straight year!!! Rest assured, it found it’s home in room 232, right next to last year’s trophy (1st place)! Keep up the good work and get ready to battle for another great event this week at the Oregon Classic! On another front, we had 7 wrestlers compete at the Oregon Classic Qualifier and they did well also! Everyone was able to get some great time on the mat this week and that is the ingredient that will help us improve as we prepare for the challenges in February! GO CELTS!!!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: In the event of poor weather or situations beyond our control, we will use our website for last minutes instructions, changes or updates. Please, if you have a question, watch the website. If you do not have internet access, please get the phone number of a teammate and call them for the updates!

Monday 1/10:
Practice 3 to 5 pm
• Will be handing out Wrestling gear order forms at practice today for our 2nd and final order! Please, if you want gear, have your order form and money in by Wednesday!
• Grades handed out, anyone with D’s or F’s will be required to have a signed note from a teacher in order to get into practice saying they were working for 30 minutes.

Tuesday 1/11:
Study Table after school!
Practice 3 to 5 pm
• New Study Table procedures, MUST MEET WITH TEACHER! And, must bring a signed note in order to get into practice

Wednesday 1/12:
Practice 3 to 3:45, drop mats on gym floor for dual match
ALL WRESTLERS in the locker room at 4:45.
Weigh in/Mat set up begins at 5:00 pm
JV Wrestle at 6:00 pm, Varsity at 7:00/7:15 for the dual match against McKay (Home)
• All McNary Gear orders are due this day!

Thursday 1/13:
Study Table after school (for ALL WRESTLERS!!!! Even if you are travelling)
Practice 3 to 5 pm for novice and remaining JV wrestlers

Oregon Classic Wrestlers: Study table after school, will leave for Eagle Crest at 3:15 pm. Watch for details and specifics on the Itinerary. The official itinerary will be available on the website in the ‘Handouts’ icon located on the left side of the web page.

Friday 1/14:
Practice 3 to 5 pm for novice and remaining JV wrestlers

Oregon Classic wrestling begins at the Redmond for Varsity (travel details and specifics will be in the itinerary in the handouts icon from the website www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling )

• There is a total of 4lbs allowed at weigh in over scratch, but it is the same weight each day (ie 125 ? 129, etc).


All specifics for the Oregon Classic can be found at the website: http://oregonwrestle.com

Because there are too many circumstances to plan for in the tournament, I would recommend that you visit the website if you have any questions about wrestling times, and schedules.

Saturday 1/15:
Cadets (anyone born in 1995 or 1996) and women will meet at McNary at 5:45 and leave from McNary for the Oregon Classic at 6:15am.

Women’s weigh in begins Saturday Morning at 10:00 am and wrestling begins at 12:30 pm
Cadet weigh in/registration are on Saturday evening at 6:00-7:00 pm
Cadet Wrestling is on Sunday beginning at

Monday 1/16:
No school, we will have practice from 12:00 noon

Announcements for 1/3 to 1/8

As we enter into January, our wrestling program will be making a push to become the best team we can be as we prepare for many of our league duals, the Regional Tournament (state qualifier) and the State Tournament! Parents and wrestlers alike, please focus on a disciplined lifestyle including proper eating habits, proper training, taking care of school work and getting to bed at a decent time each night. We have 2 very busy weeks ahead of us but then a little bit of a break the 3rd week of January as we prepare for Final Exams and the Reser Tournament of Champions!!! Champions train everyday, not just when they feel like it!

Our schedule for this week is below.

Monday 1/3:
Practice 3-5 pm

Tuesday 1/4:
Practice 3-5 pm

Wednesday 1/5:
Dual at Sprague HS - JV and Varsity.
Weigh ins at 4:00 pm,
Round 1: 5:00 pm McNary vs. Cascade JV & V side by side.
Round 2: Sprague vs Cascade JV & V side by side
Round 3: McNary JV vs. Sprague JV (2 mats)
Round 4: McNary vs. Sprague Varsity (1 mat) . . . expected to start around 7:30 pm.

Thursday 1/6:
Practice 3-5 pm
Novice at West Salem 5-7 pm

Friday 1/7:
JV, V and some extras at the Cleveland Tournament
Release from class at 10:15 am
- get gear/check weight in locker room
Bus leaves at 10:45 am
Weigh in at 12:00 noon
Wrestling begins at 2:00 pm

Novice practice 3-4:30 pm

Saturday 1/8:
Cleveland Tournament – arrive at high school at 6:30 am, leave at 7:00 am, weigh in 8:00 am, wrestling begins at 10:00 am. Wrestling Should be done around 6-7 pm.

Oregon Classic Qualifier for those born in 1995, 1996: We have selected a group of kids to go wrestle at Newberg High School to attempt to qualify to wrestle at the Oregon Classic Tournament in Redmond next week. Those who have been selected need to arrive at McNary High School at 6:00 am, get gear/check weight, leave on a van by 6:30 am. Wrestling begins at 10:00 am and will be completed around 6:00 pm or so. Top 4 in each weight will qualify to wrestle the following weekend in Redmond at the Oregon Wrestling Classic.

Holiday updates and information!!!!!

First of all, Happy Holidays and congratulations on making it this far! School is busy, everyone is busy, and yes, wrestling is busy too. Thanks for your committment and loyalty, I truly believe that our hard work will payoff by helping us produce strong young adults that will be positive contributors to our communities, now and in the future! So thank you for the giving us the time to spend with them.

With that said, the holidays bring some challenges to our practice and training schedule and we really want to make sure everyone knows what we expect and how to be successful.

Holiday Expectations for Wrestlers:
1. Be at practice, on time, ready to work hard. Everyone will have a minimum of a 3 day weekend each week in the hopes that will provide the time we all want to spend with our families during the holidays.

2. If you cannot attend a practice, parents, please email Coach Ebbs at ebbs_jason@salkeiz.k12.or.us and let me know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

3. Anyone not in practice at 8:00 am will receive a phone call from a Coach at 8:01 am! Parents, please help your wrestler keep their dedication and loyalties during this time. The reward will be for them and it will show on the mat!

4. Our wrestling schedule brings some of its greatest challenges immediately after the holiday break. If we don't take advantage of this time to train, wrestlers will not perform to their own expectations. We will come out of the holiday break a better, stronger team!

Thanks for your cooperation. Below you will find the day by day breakdown!

Monday 12/20:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.

Tuesday 12/21:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes.

Wednesday 12/22:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

** $20 of can money is due!!!! Please plan accordingly. We will have a big let down for our program if people fail to contribute on this fundriaser. Our schedule and events for the season are based on the fundraising efforts we have. Please make this a priority. With the extra time you have, take the cans back from your home, talk to neighbors, friends and family and make it happen!

Thursday 12/23:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

12/24 to 12/26:
Enjoy time with your family and friends. When you can, exercise on your own by jogging and/or exercising at home with pushups, situps, squats, jump rope, anything that gets your heart rate up for 45 minutes to an hour!

Monday 12/27:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

Tuesday 12/28:
Practice 8-11 am. Bring running shoes and wrestling shoes

Wednesday 12/29:
NW Duals Dual Match Tournament
Arrive at school: 6:15 am
Leave: 6:45 am
Location: Westview High School (4200 NW 185th Ave. Portland, OR 97229)
Weigh in: 7:45 am
Wrestling begins: 10:00 am

We will wrestle 3 duals on this day (Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Hillsboro). We anticipate being done around 3/4 pm and home around 4/5 pm.

We will be taking all Varsity wrestlers and several extras. We will wrestle up to 8 or 9 matches in 2 days! This is a very exciting time for our program and a lot of growth happens during this time!

Thursday 12/30:
NW Duals Dual Match Tournament
Arrive at school: 6:15 am
Leave: 6:45 am
Location: depends on performance on day 1. If we are top 2 in our pool, we will be at Westview High School, if we are 3 or 4 in our pool, we will go to Five Oaks Middle School (1600 NW 173rd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97006)
Weigh in: 7:45 am
Wrestling begins: 10:00 am

* Finish time is usually around 6:00 pm or so.

12/31 to 1/2:
Enjoy time with your family and friends. When you can, exercise on your own by jogging and/or exercising at home with pushups, situps, squats, jump rope, anything that gets your heart rate up for 45 minutes to an hour!

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Last but not least, parents and wrestlers, please be disciplined over the break with your eating and training. As we get back to school, our schedule is packed with tons of competition and the coaching staff expects high level performance! Just because we don't have practice on some days, please exercise on your own! The reward for your hard work will be seen by how much your wrestling is improved after the break! Thanks for your committment and hard work!

Updates for 12/13 to 12/18

Monday 12/13:
Practice from 3:00 until 5:00 pm

Tuesday 12/14:
Study Table from 2:25 until 2:55
Practice 3:05 until 5:00 pm

Wednesday 12/15:
Practice 3:00 until 3:45
* drop mats on the gym floor at 4:00
* Wrestlers released until 4:45
4:45 weigh ins for JV/Varsity in the locker room (starts at 5:00)
4:45 Novice wrestlers set up gym for dual.
6:00 JV wrestling begins versus West Salem
7:00/7:15 Varsity Wrestling begins versus West Salem

* We will have shirt order forms available for pick up and drop off at the dual.
* 10 Envelopes are due from Wrestlers!!!

Thursday 12/16:
Study Table 2:25 until 2:55
Practice 3:05 until 5:00 pm

Friday 12/17
Novice @ West Albany HS
Wrestling Starts at 4:00 and goes until 7:00 pm.
Bus/transportation time will be: Bus leaves at 2:15 pm and will return upon the completion of wrestling.

Practice for JV/V 3:00 until 5:00 pm
* All shirt order forms due at practice this day!!! Make sure your name is on it!

Announcements for the good of the order:

1. The team goal was to have all missing/make up work done and completed prior to leaving for break. Anyone not having met that goal will be expected to do the rest of the work during the break. Upon returning from the break, wrestlers with severe grade concerns will be put on a very modified practice schedule where they are required to work with teachers on a regular basis during the week.

2. The shirt orders forms will be handed out at practice on Monday, attached to this email, and available at the dual on Wednesday. Please have the order form turned in at practice before Friday. We will place the order and are hoping/expecting to have the order delivered at practice in 2-3 weeks (upon return from holiday break). Prices are: $10 for t-shirt, $15 for long sleeve shirt, and $25 for hooded sweatshirt.

3. Wrestler envelopes (10 of them) are due in practice by this Wednesday. Please help them with this.

4. Next fundraiser . . . bottle/can drive. Each wrestler will be required to bring in $20 from can and bottle collection. They should already begin saving and we will collect that money during the holiday practices!

We are looking forward to a time of hard work and lots of gains! Those that have been around the program for a few years already know that the holidays are when we begin training for big goals in January and February! For example, during the holiday practices, wrestlers will be expected to have running shoes available at practice! Please plan ahead and minimize any conflicts as much as possible. Coaches will be calling home during practices for the holidays and looking for missing athletes!! If you plan on being out of town, please email me back so I am aware!

Thanks for all you do and looking foward to the 2nd part of our season!

McNary Gear Order Form and Price Information

Printable Order Form


Anyone interested in ordering McNary Wrestling attire please see attached order form. This year's logo is shown at the top of the order form. Order forms will also be distributed at practice Monday and available at our home dual Wednesday December 15th. All orders will be due on Friday December 17th by the end of practice.

Prices include:

$10 per printed shirt
$15 for long sleeve printed shirt
$25.00 for a printed hooded sweatshirt.



December 6, 2010
Last week was a big start to the season with a lot of work . . . it is done now! We can now prepare for our future challenges and opportunities that are coming! Many of our new parents are learning our system for communication and planning. So please, take the time to read through all of the message. Running three teams under one email means every detail is important. Thanks for your support of McNary Wrestling and we look forward to seeing you at this week's events!

Monday 12/6:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday 12/7:
Study Table 2:25 to 2:55 in Room 232. Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Wednesday 12/8:
Novice Practice 3:00 to 4:15, then load bus at 4:30 for Sprague HS for the double dual. It is optional for the Novice kids to attend this event, but if they do, they are expected to represent the team and follow all team rules (ie. remain with the team, ride home with the team unless released by a parent).

JV/Varsity practice 3:00 to 3:30, get gear and load van for Sprague HS at 3:45 pm.

Wrestling begins for JV and Varsity at 5:00. We will wrestle 2 duals (JV and Varsity side by side) against Tigard and Tualatin High Schools. We expect to be done around 8:30 pm. The purpose of this dual is to have matches on record against our new opponents for the Regional Meet to be held later this season in February.

Thursday 12/9:
Study Table 2:25 to 2:55 in Room 232.
JV and Varsity Practice 3:00 to 5:00
Novice practice 3:00 to 4:15, get gear, load bus at 4:30 for South Salem HS (Novice Tournament)

Friday 12/10:
Novice practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm
JV and Varsity meet in locker room at 7:00 am and leave for North Bend (Coast Classic) at 7:15 am. Scale will be open earlier for those that need to check their weight.
*** Complete itinerary for travel is attached and also available on the website www.leaguelineup.com/mcnarywrestling

Saturday 12/11:
JV and Varsity will complete the tournament in North Bend and return home.


Fundraiser reminders to look forward to:

1. Each wrestler was supposed to have received 10 envelopes to be addressed and returned to the Coaching staff. These will be mailed to extended family, relative and friends that would consider following our program and supporting our program for the sake of all of our kids. These letters will be expected completed and returned next week.

2. Each wrestler will be responsible for bringing in $20 worth of recycled can money the first week of the holiday break. Please encourage your wrestler to begin saving cans now and visiting friends and neighbors to get their cans.

3. Last week we mentioned that the team needs help from parents running the concession stand for all home events. Last week, at our tournament, a gracious parent from a wrestler that graduated handled that job for us. We are still looking for a parent who might be willing to run that and/or organize volunteers. Please contact Coach Ebbs if you would be willing to assist with this. Again, this activity benefits our kids and the opportunities they have in wrestling.

Feel free to print and post this at home. We still have many wrestlers ask about what is happening each week. Please make this information easy to access. We are looking forward to getting everyone to wrestle again this week!

Updates for the week of 11/29 to 12/4

This week is generally considered our busiest week of the season. Please take the time to read through all the announcements. The information is tremendously important and help is needed! If you are willing to assist with this week's events, please email me and let me know so we can get things started:

11/29 Monday:
Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm

11/30 Tuesday:
Practice from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. BIA assessment will also be happening on this day. Please be aware (parents AND wrestlers), if you have not been assessed, you cannot wrestle at all this week! Those people that have been assessed will have their magnet on the board highlighted in 'Blue'.

12/1 Wednesday:
Study table for any wrestler with any grade below a 'C'. Must meet in Mr. Ebbs' room (232) at 2:25 until 2:55. You must bring work with you! If you need to work with another teacher, you must bring a signed note with the time you arrived an the time you left.
This is the last scheduled BIA assessment date. Anyone needing to be assessed after this will need to make special arrangements with Coach Ebbs! BIA will start promptly at 3:00!!!!
Practice from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

12/2 Thursday:
Study table for any wrestler with any grade below a 'C'. Must meet in Mr. Ebbs' room (232) at 2:25 until 3:05. You must bring work with you! If you need to work with another teacher, you must bring a signed note with the time you arrived an the time you left.

Novice practice from 3:15 until 3:45, weigh in then get gear, load bus at 4:15 for Sprague HS, Wrestling begins at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the upstairs gym.

JV/Varsity Practice from 3:15 until 5:00 pm.

12/3 Friday:
All wrestlers are released from class at 1:45 to roll up mats and get gym set up for the tournament. The tournament will be for JV/Varsity and some extras. All extras will set up the gym and work the tournament (table help, concessions, mop mats, clean up).

All those who are competing, you will weigh in at 2:30, get gear, eat, help finish setting up the gym and then warm up for your matches.

Tournament schedule is as follows:
Set up: 1:45 until 2:45
Weigh ins: 2:30 in the locker room
Wrestling on 4 mats (2 Varsity and 2 JV) begins at 4:00 pm. We will take a 10-15 minute break between the last dual and the start of the next matches. We anticipate being done wrestling around 8:30/9:00 pm. Wrestlers will be released after a quick clean up of the facility and gear has been turned in!

Parent needs:
1. We need help putting together the hospitality room! I will send another email immediately after this specifically about the hospitality room. Parents, please know that your help here saves us money and helps pay for some of our future expenses for the team!! Please be willing to help!

2. We need a few parents to supervise the concession stand. We will have wrestlers working it but we need adults to supervise. This job can be shared so no one has to miss out on their favorite wrestler! Concessions will need to be set up at 3:30 pm and will run until 1/2 way through the last dual.

12/4 Saturday:
Kids Club Tournament . . . this is a major fundraiser for us and all wrestlers are asked to attend! Wrestlers will be responsible for running weigh ins, setting up the gym in the morning, running the tournament (tables, scoring, staging), and clean up.

Wrestlers must report back to McNary at 7:00 am to move mats and set up the facility. We anticipate being done and clean by around 2 or 3 pm. Depending on the number of kids that attend, we could go until 4 or 5 but not likely.

Parent needs:

1. We could use parents to help run tables. This would start at 9:30 am.
2. We could use parents to help supervise work crews to clean bleachers/hallways, empty trash, check on bathrooms etc . . . This would start at around 10:30 am.

Please let me know if you are willing to help!

Practice for Saturday 11/17

Wrestlers are asked to bring running shoes to practice for Saturday. They painted the basketball floor and the fumes are too much to handle. We will still practice but bring running shoes!

Practice is still on for Tuesday, November 23rd

9 to 11 am. Please drive safely.

Thanksgiving Week Announcements!!!!!

Here are the reminders and updates for the week of Thanksgiving. There is a lot going on so thank you for reading the entire message. If you have questions about anything, hopefully your wrestler can explain further . . . everything has been announced and discussed at practice. If there are any questions after that, feel free to email me back.

Our season appears to be off to a great start! The kids are working hard and the personality of the team is forming. Soon, we will begin helping the team and each kid form their goals for the season so they know what to shoot for!

SCHEDULE

Monday 11/22:
* Practice 3:00 to 5:00 pm (we will weigh in all the wrestlers, practice and make up the matches for the Blue/Gray Wrestle Offs later in the evening)
* We will move 2 mats to the main gym floor at 4:30 and then issue gear for the matches.
* 5:00 to 7:00 pm we will do the Blue/Gray Wrestle Offs and combine that with important messages for our parents and the program.
* 7:00 to approximately 7:45 pm we will host a Spaghetti Feed for all wrestlers, parents and family for $3 each. During that time there will be a presentation about nutrition that will help inform parents and wrestlers about proper eating, habits, and foods. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT so please make point to attend this part of the evening.

Tuesday 11/23:
* Practice will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
* Remember, parent teacher conferences will be from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.

Wednesday 11/24:
* Any wrestler who has not been BIA assessed will be asked to arrive at practice at 8:00 am. We will also be issuing lockers this morning from 8:30 until 8:55 am.
* Practice will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

Saturday 11/27:
* We will make every effort to have all wrestlers BIA assessed by this day. Please plan on being there.
* Practice will be from 9:00 to 10:30 am

Looking forward to the week after Thanksgiving, there are 3 major events for all parents and wrestlers to be aware of and mark on their calendars. Our goal is to have 100% of all kids involved in the program by wrestling and assisting at the fundraisers. Please make this important.

1. Frosh/Novice Wrestling at Sprague High School, Thursday Dec. 2nd, from 5-7 pm
2. McNary Home Tournament, Friday, December 3rd, wrestling begins at 4:00 and will end around 9:00 pm. All wrestlers need to attend this event and we also need several parent volunteers.
3. McNary Kids Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, December 4th (Major Fundraiser). All wrestlers need to attend and several parent volunteers.

WELCOME BACK FOR THE 2010-11 SEASON!

We have been busy getting the start of the school year ready and I wanted to take a moment to send out a couple of notes for the planning process for the upcoming season! We are excited and looking forward to a great year for our wrestlers! Many are already showing their excitement in the hallways!

1. Our competition schedule is on the website as well as tenative practice days for 'no school' days. Although the times are missing, you can begin looking at personal schedules and planning ahead! Also missing is our novice schedule. That is in progress and as soon as it is made, that will also be posted.

2. We are looking for fundraising jobs for our rent-a-wrestler programs this year. Please talk with your friends, families, business owners for labor intensive jobs that they might be willing to hire a work crew to make a big job look small! Feel free to send them my way.

3. Soon, we will be having a pre-season meeting for the wrestlers to get organized. In the meantime, please make sure your details are ready (paperwork filed with the front office, up to date physical - needed every 2 years). Also, keep an eye out for the freshmen and let them know about the website, email, paperwork issues so they can be informed!

4. Last but not least, I am hoping to have a meeting for Stat-girls before season starts to begin training and planning for them and their needs. Much needs to be done in this area and I would like to get a contact list going so we can begin planning.

5. Kids Wrestling Camp is set to begin on October 25th! We are needing high school wrestlers to help coach at the camp and share knowledge with the kids! Also, we are hoping for everyone to help spread the word about the camp and get their siblings, friends and neighbors involved!

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Spring Wrestling and Summer Wrestling Camp Updates

We have finally wrapped up our Spring Wrestling Season with Freestyle and Greco and our results have been fantastic! I know bits and pieces have trickled through many different places but I am happy to provide a summary for all of our efforts in this email and a glimpse into the future for Wrestling Camp this summer:

by the way . . . McNary Wrestling is on Facebook now!!!! Check us out!

Greco State Tournament Results:

8th grade Schoolboy 128 lbs: Andy Downer 1st (qualified for Schoolboy regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th).

10th grade Cadet 160 lbs: Ajay Urban 2nd (qualified for Cadet Nationals in Fargo ND, in July)

11th grade Junior 171 lbs: Stevin Urban 8th

Freestyle State Tournament:

5th grade Novice 80 lbs: Soren Ochsner 7th (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

5th grade Novice 75 lbs: Wyatt Kessler 4th (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

4th grade Intermediate 75 lbs: Brayden Ebbs 2nd (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

8th grade Schoolboy 128 lbs: Andy Downer 2nd (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

10th grade Cadet 215 lbs: Anthony Flores 1st (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello ID, and Cadet Nationals in Fargo ND)

10th grade Cadet 285 lbs: Joel Hunter 5th (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

10th grade Cadet 160 lbs: Ajay Urban 7th (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

9th grade Cadet 112 lbs: Mike Mata 8th (qualified for regional tournament in Pocatello Idaho June 20th to 28th)

11th grade Junior 125 lbs: Levi Martinez 2nd (qualified for Junior Nationals in Fargo ND in July)

11th grade Junior 145 lbs: Tim Pippert 5th

Great job to these wrestlers and all of you that put in extra time this spring to improve and compete!

WRESTLING CAMP INFO . . . MUST READ!!!!!!!

Now, to our more traditional schedule . . . we are planning our trip to Wrestling Camp this summer and the first wave of deadlines have come and past. We are expecting 25-30 kids this summer but only 12 have turned in their registration form so far. I have attached the registration form (at the bottom of it are the due dates we are hoping kids will meet). Please, many of the wrestlers have said to me they are planning on goin gto camp July 7th to 11th but have not turned in their registration form. Without accurate numbers, it is too difficult to plan. So if you are planning on going, please get the form to Coach Ebbs at McNary High School as soon as possible. Please let me know if you have questions. This is a great event and fun will be had by all!

Thanks for all of your support and as the year wraps up, please take care of your schoolwork and grades and prepare to enjoy the summer.

Freestyle Practice change!

Due to scheduling conflicts, Freestyle/Greco Practice will be Wednesday 4/14 from 7:00 to 8:15. Please spread the word for all interested!