2014 Louisburg Wildcats Wrestling Banquet


When:  Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 pm
LHS Cafeteria
Cost: Nothing!

What to Bring:  Your family!
Freshmen—side dish (veggies, etc.) or dessert
Sophomores—salad (potato, fruit, lettuce, pasta, etc.) or dessert
Juniors and Seniors—entrée or meat

What is provided: Drinks, plates, napkins, and cutleryDress: Wrestlers wear nice pants and nice shirts (ties are optional)

This year we are planning a pot luck dinner for the wrestling banquet. Please refer to the categories assigned by grade and bring your choice of dish.

In bringing your dish, please plan to make enough to feed your own family, plus 4-5 others, to share with other families.  We don’t want those at the back of the line to go away hungry. Remember, these guys are no longer making weight (except for those hardy souls in post-season competition) so there should be plenty of youthful appetites.

It is important that you RSVP by March 14. We will need to have a pretty good idea of how much meat to purchase, but we would also like to know how many tables to set up.

You can contact Coach Bovaird at (913)424-0999, by email at bovairdr@usd416.org, or fill out the attached flier (click here) and have your wrestler return it to Coach Bovaird.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Team Gear for 2013-14!

2013-2014 Louisburg HS_Order Form

This year we have lots of options for you! With the two shirt designs, you can get gray (short-sleeve, long-sleeve, long-sleeve performance, or hooded sweatshirt) or black (short-sleeve, long-sleeve, long-sleeve performance, or hooded sweatshirt). We’re also offering silver mesh shorts, black beanies, black Asics team bags, purple team jackets, and black sweatpants. Shirts, shorts, and sweatpants come in sizes of youth small to adult 3XL. Click on the image on the left to download a PDF of the order form or click here.

Note: All shirts will have the LHS Wrestling all-time state medalists listed on the backs

Here are the prices:

 Black short-sleeve t-shirt $15
 Black long-sleeve t-shirt $18
 Black long-sleeve performance t-shirt $20
 Black hooded sweatshirt $45
 Gray short-sleeve t-shirt $15
 Gray long-sleeve t-shirt $18
 Silver long-sleeve performance t-shirt $30
 Gray hooded sweatshirt $45
 Silver mesh shorts $20
 Black beanie $15
 Black Asics team gear bag $35
 Purple Holloway team jacket $60
 Black open-bottom sweatpants $30

Make checks payable to: LHS

Orders are due: Wednesday, November 27

Thank you for your support!

Wildcat Wrestling Calendar

2013-14.CalendarClick here to see the 2013-14 Wildcat Wrestling team calendar. Check back here for updates — any changes will be reflected on this calendar.

Be sure to bookmark this page. You can also access the calendar by clicking on “Supporters” in the menu at the top of the page and then clicking “Wildcat Wrestling Supporters.” If you have a Gmail account, you can also copy the events over to your own personal calendars for your own reference.

Please keep in mind that from week-to-week, we receive updates with tournament information. Certain coaches meetings may require changes with weigh-in and departure times.

Labor Day at the Legion, 2013

Labor Day FundraiserOnce again, the Louisburg High School wrestling team will be selling funnel cakes at the American Legion Post 250 during the annual Labor Day celebration!

Our goal is to raise $800 to go toward additional uniforms, video equipment, and meals for the team during weekend competitions in the 2013-14 season. Look for the booth with the LHS Wildcat Wrestling banner and follow your nose to the smell of freshly-fried funnel cakes!

The Labor Day parade begins at 10:00am and the festivities at the Legion begin immediately following the conclusion of the parade. The address for American Legion Post 250 is 403 S 9th St. in Louisburg.

Please come on out — not just to support the Wildcat Wrestlers, but also for lots of family fun!

Freedom Fest 2013

July 4th Fundraiser

This Independence Day, we’ll be at the Freedom Fest at Lewis-Young Park selling funnel cakes and ice cream as we celebrate Independence Day.

Begin at 6:00pm, come out and enjoy activities and attractions such as a fly-over and presentation by the color guard, a national anthem performance by the Louisburg Jazzy Band, live music by the Middle Creek Band, a duet by Louisburg talent show contestants Jessica Brummel and Hannah Gentile, a kiddie train, Greggo the Balloon Man, inflatables, door prizes, give-aways, and several options for food.

At dark, we’ll get to watch a great fireworks show!

Our fund-raising goal is to make $1,200 to go toward purchases of video-recording equipment for the team, team bags, breakfasts and lunches for the wrestlers on competition days, and the yearbooks given out at the end of the season banquet.

Summer Wrestlers, Winter Champions

It’s an old cliche, I know, but if you’ve been around the sport long enough, you know this to be true. Look at the tops of the medal stands each season — especially the end of February. You’ll find that the champions have also put in the time during the spring and summer months to get better. Here are some summer wrestling options:

June 11-14 – Baker University Wrestling Camp (Camp Flyer: click here)

Resident (includes room and meals) $295
Commuter (with meals) $195
Commuter (no meals) $150

July 15-18 – Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp (Camp Flyer: click here)

All high school wrestlers are expected to be here for Team Camp! Notify Coach Bovaird with any schedule conflicts.

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am – Open Mats

Right after football weights, come on up to the wrestling room for some open-mat workouts. This will be weekly, from June 12 to July 31. If there’s enough demand, we will also open up the room one night a week.

July 27 – Sunflower State Games

Hosted by Seaman High School in Topeka. Register at http://www.sunflowergames.com/wrestling, $30 registration fee. If we have 15 Louisburg Wrestlers signed up, Coach Bovaird will also compete in the games (he’ll wear a singlet if we have 20 wrestlers).

You don’t get better by sitting around watching the world go by. Make a commitment this summer to do your part to bring LHS Wrestling back to the top!

Louisburg Wrestling T-Shirts for Sale

We have lots of t-shirts for sale — contact Coach Bovaird if you’re interested in buying one.  First-come, first-serve, while quantities last!


  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts — $5
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts — $7
  • Hooded Sweatshirts — $15
  • Beanies — $5
2011 Camp 2011 Team Camp
1 Youth Large1 Youth Medium
1 Adult Small
(all short sleeve)
2012 Camp 2012 Team Camp
1 Youth Medium
1 Youth Large
1 Small
4 Medium
3 Large
1 X-Large
(all short sleeve)
2012 SQ 2012 State Qualifiers
1 Medium
(all short sleeve)
2012 Team Gear Purple 2012 Team Shirt
1 Medium (long sleeve)
1 Medium (short sleeve)
3 Large (short sleeve)
4 XXL (short sleeve)
2012 Team Gear 2012 Team Shirt
1 Small
1 Medium
1 Large
1 Large (hoodie — $15)
1 X-Large (hoodie — $15)
2013 Team Gear 2013 Team Shirt
 beanie Beanies

2013 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp


Beginners Camp:
Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11
6:00 – 8:15pm each evening, for novice wrestlers and youth wrestlers
Advanced Camp:
Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18
6:00 – 8:15pm each evening, for high school wrestlers, experienced middle school wrestlers, and experienced youth wrestlers

**On the evening of Friday, 7/19, we plan to host a cook-out for all Louisburg Wrestling supporters. There will be no camp session that evening. More information will be given out at camp.
Location: Louisburg High School main gym
Contact: Bobby Bovaird, LHS Head Coach
(913) 424-0999 (cell phone)
Cost: $35 (includes shirt, insurance, awards) — please make checks payable to Bobby Bovaird
Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler, Workhorse Award, Most Improved, Best Attitude
Objectives: to teach and practice the wrestling skills, techniques, and philosophy of the Louisburg Wildcats Wrestling squad; build team unity at all age levels; reinforce fundamental wrestling skills
Please fill out the attached form, detach, and mail with $35 check to:
Bobby Bovaird, Head Wrestling Coach
1311 N 1st St. East
Louisburg, KS 66053
Deadline: June 15, 2013

2012-13 Season Award Winners!

award-winners-picCongratulations to all of the Wildcat Wrestlers for an outstanding season. Thank you all for your hard work, your great attitudes, and the fond memories. This is a great start to a new tradition for Louisburg High School wrestling, and I’m proud of you all!

Here are the award winners for the 2012-13 season:

Varsity Letter-winners
Seniors: Curtis Lemke, Austen Scott, Blaise Staver, and Dylan York
Juniors: Ben Powers
Sophomores: Shea Cox, Sean Dennis, Austin Huber, Zach Knox, Cooper Skeem, and Brenton Wrigley
Freshmen: Jacob Bolton, Parker Cates, Bradley Trageser, and Anders Vance

Team Awards
Wrestler of the Year: Curtis Lemke
Wildcat of the Year: Ben Powers
Workhorse Award: Zach Knox
Newcomer of the Year: Sean Dennis
JV Wrestler of the Year: Jacob Mitchell

KWCA Awards
Curtis Lemke – Academic All-State, Honorable Mention
Regional Wrestlers – Team Academic Championship, 1st Team (3.338 GPA)

Miami County Republic Tri-County Spotlight Team
Sean Dennis (152 lbs.) – Honorable Mention

2013 Season Banquet Rescheduled!


2013 Louisburg Wildcats

Wrestling Banquet RESCHEDULED!

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: LHS Cafeteria
Cost: Nothing!

Dessert Banquet—each family bring one dessert to share
What is provided: Drinks, plates, napkins, and cutlery
Dress: Wrestlers wear nice pants and nice shirts (ties are optional)

Due to the oddly-timed snowfall, we have to reschedule the 2013 wrestling banquet. Instead of asking everyone to prepare a dish or entrée for the rescheduled date, we are now going to do a dessert banquet.

Please plan to make enough of your dessert dish to feed your own family, plus 3-4 others, to share with other families. Please RSVP ASAP!

You can contact Coach Bovaird at (913)424-0999 or by email at bovairdr@usd416.org.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!