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Fall General Membership Meeting - Saturday, August 28th, 2004 at Hal Holmes Community Center in Ellensburg - General Membership meeting will begin at 12:00 pm

Congratulations
goes to Melissa Simmons - 2004 Junior Women's Freestyle National Champion - Washington State comes up with a record number of 3 Junior Women Freestyle All Americans

165 pounds - National Women's Freestyle Champion - Melissa Simmons
128 pounds - 2nd Place - Amberle Montgomery
119 pounds - 3rd Place - Whitney Conder

Congratulations goes to Brandon Sitch - 2004 Cadet Double National Champion -  Washington State comes up with another record number - 7 Cadet Freestyle All Americans for a record number of 18 Cadet National All Americans in 2004

140 pounds - National Cadet Freestyle Champion - Brandon Sitch (2004 Double National Champion)
275 pounds - 2nd Place - Derek Altona
105 pounds - 3rd Place - Michael Mangrum
112 pounds - 3rd Place - Kelly Kubec
98 pounds - 4th Place - Brian Owen
91 pounds - 6th Place - Tyler Gateman
145 pounds - 8th Place - Kurt Swartz

Congratulations goes to Kyle Bounds - Junior Greco Roman National Champion at 152 pounds - Washington State comes up with 5 Junior Greco Roman All Americans

152 pounds - National Junior Greco Roman Champion - Kyle Bounds
145 pounds - 4th Place - Tyler Sherfey
215 pounds - 4th Place - Jay Carlile
135 pounds - 6th Place - Lester Brown
112 pounds - 8th Place - Cory Fish

Congratulations goes to Brian Owen, Kelly Kubec and Brandon Sitch - These are Washington's 2004 Cadet Greco Roman National Champions - Washington State comes up with a record number of 11 Cadet Greco Roman All Americans

98 pounds - National Cadet Greco Roman Champion - Brian Owen
112 pounds - National Cadet Greco Roman Champion - Kelly Kubec
140 pounds - National Cadet Greco Roman Champion - Brandon Sitch    
130 pounds - 2nd Place - Patrick O'Neil

145 pounds - 3rd Place - Kurt Swartz
160 pounds - 4th Place - Andrew Buck

105 pounds - 5th Place - Michael Mangrum

171 pounds - 5th Place - Justin Schuele

91 pounds - 7th Place - Tony Farrington
125 pounds - 7th Place - Lucas Chesher
275 pounds - 7th Place - Mikel Camus


Cadet and Junior National Team Coverage on TheMat.com

2004 Washington State Cadet, Junior and Junior Women National Teams Announced

Team Washington takes 3rd in Freestyle
and 5th at Greco Roman at the Schoolboy National Duals Tournament - Great Job Washington!

2004 Washington State Kids/Cadet Western Regional Entries

2004 Washington Junior National Dual Team Announced

2004 Washington Cadet National Dual Team Announced

2004 Washington Schoolboy National Dual Team Announced

Washington State Cadet, Junior & Junior Women Freestyle Wrestling Championship Results

Congratulations to Washington States 2003-2004 Cadet and Junior Triple Crown Winners:
Cadets
Patrick O’Neil – Lake Stevens – 130 WIAA High School Collegiate (3A) & 140 lbs. Greco Roman & 135 lbs. Freestyle Champion
Brandon Sitch – Kelso – 135 lbs. WIAA High School Collegiate (3A) & 145 lbs. Greco Roman & 145 lbs. Freestyle Champion -
4th Year in a Row Triple Crown Winner (Every year since the inaugural year we implemented a Greco Roman State Championship)
Juniors
Nathan Decker – Lake Stevens – 119 lbs. WIAA High School Collegiate (3A) & 125 lbs. Greco Roman & 119 lbs. Freestyle Champion
Justin Davidson – Lake Stevens – 130 lbs. WIAA High School Collegiate (4A) & 135 lbs. Greco Roman & 135 lbs. Freestyle Champion

Washington State Greco Roman Wrestling Championship Results

Congratulations to Washington States 2003-2004 Kids Triple Crown Winners:
Midget
Niklas Allen – Steelclaw – 120 lb. Folkstyle & 112 lb. Freestyle & 112 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Novice
Jesse Borcherding – NWWC – 70 lb. Folkstyle & 70 lb. Freestyle & 70 lb. Greco Roman Champion - 2nd Year in a Row Triple Crown Winner
Joshua Villani – USA Everett – 80 lb. Folkstyle & 85 lb. Freestyle & 85 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Kelsey Hanson – SWWWC – 95 lb. Folkstyle & 100 lb. Freestyle & 100 lb. Greco Roman Champion -
1st Female Triple Crown Winner
Kevin McCanta – Eastside – 100 lb. Folkstyle & 112 lb. Freestyle & 112 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Dean Rogers – SWWWC – 140 lb. Folkstyle & 140+ lb. Freestyle & 140+ lb. Greco Roman Champion

Schoolboy/Girl
Zack Zweifel – Lake Stevens – 75 lb. Folkstyle & 75 lb. Freestyle & 75 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Kevin O’Neil – Lake Stevens – 105 lb. Folkstyle & 110 lb. Freestyle & 110 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Eric Jones – Team X-Treme – 115 lb. Folkstyle & 120 lb. Freestyle & 120 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Casey Finnicum – Greater Gold – 165 lb. Folkstyle & 145 lb. Freestyle & 145 lb. Greco Roman Champion
Dustin Baldwin – Unattached – 185 lb. Folkstyle & 185 lb. Freestyle & 185 lb. Greco Roman Champion

Washington State Kids Freestyle Championship Results

Next Years (2004 - 2005) State Championships rotation - voted on by the General Membership (Clubs) at the Spring General Meeting held Saturday April 24th, 2004


Folkstyle State Championships (2 day event) - Will include all age divisions next year - PeeWee through Senior)

Region I - Wrestling Rhinos - Everett Event Center or Edmonds Woodway High School

Cadet / Junior / Junior Women's Freestyle

Region I - Steelclaw - Sedro Woolley High School

Midget through Senior Greco-Roman
Region II - Shelton Wrestling Club - Shelton High School

Kids Freestyle

Region III - Viper Wrestling Club - East Valley High School (Spokane)

Cadet, Junior and Junior Women Qualifying information and Petition Process for 2004 National Team

Number of tournament entries this weekend (May 22nd, 2004):
Region I - Greater Gold (Kirkland) - 73

Number of tournament entries this weekend (May 8th, 2004):
Region II - Cadet, Junior & Junior Women Freestyle State Championships - Chehalis - 290

Number of tournament entries this weekend (May 1st, 2004):
Region I - Greco Roman State Championships - Sedro-Woolley - 299

Number of tournament entries this weekend (April 24th, 2004):
Region II - Kids Freestyle State Championships - Tumwater - 457

Number of tournament entries this weekend (April 17th, 2004):
Region I - NWWC (Purdy) - 376 (241 Freestyle & 145 Greco Roman)
Region II - Shelton - 118 
Region III - Yakima - 144

Number of tournament entries this weekend (April 3rd, 2004):
Region I - I-5 Championships (Everett) - 358
Region II - Pacific Flying Suplay (Raymond) - 157 
Region III - No Tournament in this region

Number of tournament entries this weekend (March 27th & 28th, 2004):
Region I - Steelclaw (Sedro-Woolley) - 264
Region II - Tom Shaw Northwest Regional and Senior Olympic Team Trial Qualifier (Battleground) - 1002 - (636 Freestyle & 366 Greco Roman) 
Region III - No Tournament in this region

Number of tournament entries this weekend (March 19, 20th, & 21st, 2004):
Region I - Ferndale - 274
Region II - Twin City (Chehalis) - 832 (170 Greco Roman, 417 Freestyle & 245 Folkstyle)
Region III - Moses Lake - 278

Number of tournament entries this weekend (March 13th, 2004):
Region I - Sons Of Thunder and Senior State Championships (Bellingham) - 475
Region II - East County Cyclones (Washougal) - 285 (190 Freestyle & 95 Greco Roman)
Region III - Vipers (Spokane) - 481

Number of tournament entries this weekend (March 6th, 2004):
Region I - Rhinos (Seattle) - 373
Region II - Hotshots (Skyview Vancouver) - 363 (235 Freestyle & 128 Greco Roman)
Region III - Yak Attack (Yakima) - 237

Number of tournament entries this weekend (February 28th, 2004):
Region I - Anacortes - 268
Region II - Elma - 453
Region III - Central Valley - 270

Tom Shaw Northwest Regional and Senior Olympic Team Trial Qualifier Results

2004 Senior and Veteran National Team Members

Washington State Senior Freestyle Championship Results

Washington State Schoolboy/Girl, Cadet and Junior National Dual Teams Qualification Criteria Information and Application (Code of Conduct - Junior Dual Entry Form - Cadet Dual Entry Form - Schoolboy/Girl Dual Entry Form)
- Deadline for Application is May 1st, 2004 (If you are applying for a dual team spot and a tournament event that you need to place at has not yet occurred, you still need to send in the application by the deadline with all required forms and fees and then call the WSWA office to update your qualification criteria following the event with your place standing)

Reminder - National Team Coaching Staff Applications are due by the last day of March in order to be considered for any National Team coaching positions - All documents listed on the application are required to be sent in at time of application or your application will be considered incomplete and not acceptable - You must renew this application every year.

2004 WSWA NCEP Bronze Clinic Schedule -
updated

Senior National Team Application - Deadline is March 13th, 2004


Club Labels - Use Standard Avery 5160 labels or equivalent to print in order to send out flyers, camps and other wrestling promotions - normally found on documents page above

Weigh Ins for all WSWA events are from 7-8 a.m. unless tournament is an evening event -
NO EXCEPTIONS - No one will be allowed to register after this time.  You will be turned away after 8:00 a.m.  Make a note of this in your time schedule when traveling to an event.

The deadline has passed for the regions to bid on next year's State Championship tournaments (2004-2005).  All tournaments have been bid on by their respective regions prior to the deadline date and are now officially closed for bidding.  Current chartered clubs will vote on the following bids for tournaments at the Spring General Membership Meeting held immediately following the Kids Freestyle State Championships on Saturday, April, 24th, 2004.

 

Folkstyle State Championships (2 day event - January 29th & 30th, 2005) - Region I

Bids:  
Wrestling Rhino's - Region I Club
Ferndale Wrestling Club - Region I Club

Cadet / Junior / Junior Women's Freestyle - (date TBA) - Region I

Bids:  
Sons Of Thunder - Region I Club
Steelclaw - Region I Club
Ferndale Wrestling Club - Region I Club

Kids (PeeWee through Schoolboy/girl) Freestyle - (date TBA) - Region III

Bids:  
Viper Wrestling Club - East Valley High School - Spokane - Region III Club
Moses Lake Freestyle Wrestling Club - Region III Club

Midget through Senior Greco-Roman - (date TBA) - Region II
Bids:  
Shelton Wrestling Club - Region II Club
Twin City Wrestling Club - Region II Club


Washington State Folkstyle Wrestling Championship Results

Letter sent to all clubs from State Chairman on Sunday, January 25th, 2004 regarding weigh in times at all tournaments.

Highlights and Points Of Attention - New USA Wrestling Requirements and Regulations for 2003-2004 Season
1)  Changes in Schoolboy/Girl Weight Classes - Schoolboy/Schoolgirl weight classes are:  70-130lbs remain unchanged - after 130 the weight classes are:  145lbs, 165lbs, 185lbs, 205lbs, 225lbs and 250lbs (250 is maximum weight allowed)
2)  Bronze Level Certification REQUIRED at Junior and Cadet National Championships and National Dual Meet Championships
3)  Headgear is REQUIRED in all Kids Divisions (PeeWee through Schoolboy/Girl) at all USA Regional and National Championships beginning in 2004

Clubs are now able to sanction on any "open" tournament date in their Region.  If your club plans on using an open date, contact the WSWA office via e-mail at:  SherryBullard@earthlink.net and let me know your intentions so I can block the date and send you the required paperwork.
- January 1st, 2004

Are you Tough Enough - Steve Fraser - USA Wrestling - Greco National Team

Mental and Physical Training Article written by our WSWA Senior Director and NCEP Gold Level Coach Larry Gibson which was published by USA Wrestling

Setting The Vision - By Ted Witulski - NCEP Program Manager - USA Wrestling

The Essence Of Achievement - Click on picture to enlarge

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The Picture Gallery has been updated

A list of clubs has been compiled from information sheets sent in - you can normally view club information using the Clubs link above.  Not all clubs are listed.  See link for information on how to get your club published.

USA Competitor and Coaches Cards are available for purchase at all WSWA events.  You will need proof of age to purchase competitor cards.  If you have not received a card from a club that you have purchased and are not on the list of purchased cards at the tournament, you will be required to purchase another card and be reimbursed by the club.  All card sales from clubs received to date have been sent out and will be on a list at tournament sites.  If you join a club the week of a tournament, you will want to purchase your card at the tournament.

Coaches Pool Applications 2003-2004 - Due to WSWA by the End Of March 2004 - MUST have all required documentation attached with application when sent to office in order for application to be placed in pool for consideration. 

Mat and Pairings Officials Application - 2003-2004

2003 - 2004 Age Divisions and Weight Classes
- Effective September 1st, 2003 through August 31st, 2004 

Pairing Officials Clinic to be held at Ferndale High School on October 18th, 2003 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

USA Wrestling - Policy on Abuse and Harassment

Wrestling Clinic to be held at Central Washington University on October 18, 2003

Mat Officials Clinic to be held at Juanita High School on October 11th, 2003 - 10601 NE 132nd Ave, Kirkland, WA.

Bronze NCEP Coaches Clinic & Pairing Officials Clinic to be held in Bothel on September 27th, 2003


Welcome to the 2003-2004 Wrestling season. 
 

New board members elected at Fall General Membership meeting are listed in the Board Of Directors page.  

Events will be listed in the Schedule page when they become officially sanctioned.  A tentative schedule will also be provided, but will be listed as tentative on the schedule page.  You will need to check back often to ensure the tournament remains on the schedule.  They have been known to be cancelled.  


Our Mission

The objectives of the Washington State Wrestling Association are to promote wrestling at all levels throughout the state of Washington, and to ensure the continuation of, and improve upon, opportunities for safe competition with exposure to various styles of wrestling.  It is the intent that the Washington State Wrestling Association will be able to meet these objectives by creating opportunities in wrestling for competitors of all ages and, along with their coaches, parents, and fans, encourage their continued participation in their sport as they advance through their lives.

The control and direction of the Washington State Wrestling Association shall be placed in the hands of those people who are now working with Washington's wrestlers, and the goals of the Association shall include the development of responsible wrestling administrators from the ranks of the Washington program at the local, state, and national levels who will provide leadership and direction to their membership, to develop an attitude of sincere concern among all coaches toward the improvement of all levels and aspects of wrestling from elementary through Olympic levels of competition, to provide channels of communication within Washington and with the various other states, furthering the exchange of ideas and experience to the benefit of all wrestlers, to develop an attitude of unity within the State of Washington toward program development and achievement, to increase the positive attitudes of educator, wrestlers, and the general public toward the art and science of wrestling, to assist with those activities which can be developed in a state wide basis, to provide a system for democratic representation of all competitors, coaches and concerned people in local, state and national organizations and activities dedicated to the sport of continuity of effort as wrestlers and coaches step forward from elementary level to the most advanced and successful endeavor for which they may strive.


Contact Information

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Postal address
P.O. Box 1041 - Poulsbo, WA. 98370-0047
Electronic mail
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