2009 NCAA Champion Mark Ellis at LHS

You do not want to miss this opportunity to attend a wrestling clinic with 2009 NCAA champion Mark Ellis! Louisburg High School is hosting an evening clinic that will feature Mark Ellis as he covers techniques, philosophy, and training tips. This clinic will give you a chance to get geared up for the 2016-17 wrestling season.

WHEN: Monday, September 26, starting at 6:30pm

WHERE: Louisburg High School Wrestling Room (202 Aquatic Dr., Louisburg, KS 66053)

COST: $20 per wrestler

CLINICIAN: Mark Ellis

2010 Ed Lampitt Total Tiger Award Winner, 2009 Most Outstanding Wrestler Award, 30 Career Falls for Mizzou, 2009 NCAA Champion, 2010 6th Place All-American, 2007 and 2008 NCAA National Qualifier, 2005 Missouri High School State Champion, and 2005 Brute-Adidas and NHSCA All-American Honors

CONTACT INFO: Bobby Bovaird, Louisburg High School Head Wrestling Coach, WildcatWrestlingClub@hotmail.com, (913)424-0999

REGISTRATION: Complete this form and submit to Coach Bovaird via mail (1311 N 1st St. East, Louisburg, KS 66053) or bring with you to the clinic.

2016 Wildcat Wrestling Youth Clinic!

WHEN: Monday October 10, Tuesday October 11, and Wednesday October 12, after school until 4:30pm in the Rockville Elementary School gymnasium

WHO: For Rockville and Broadmoor students, grades K-5

COST: FREE!

FOCUS AND OBJECTIVES: The focus of this clinic will be on the FUN and FUNDAMENTALS of the sport of Wrestling. Participating students will be instructed by LHS head wrestling coach Bobby Bovaird and LHS wrestlers on various techniques and skills important to the sport of wrestling. They will also engage in wrestling-based games that emphasize physical activity and exercise.

Participating wrestlers may wear shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes or wrestling shoes. Please no jeans, cut-offs, or articles clothing with metal that could tear the wrestling mats or scratch other participants.

CONTACT INFO: Bobby Bovaird, LHS head wrestling coach, bovairdr@usd416.org, (913)424-0999

REGISTRATION: Complete this form and submit to Coach Bovaird via mail (1311 N 1st Street East, Louisburg, KS 66053) or scan and send via email.

To ensure quality coach-to-wrestler ratios, this clinic will be limited to the first 20 students.

Five Wildcats earn Ironman Award honors

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Now that the summer is coming to a close, it’s time to announce the winners of the 2016 Ironman Award:

  • Ryan Adams (157 points)
  • Garrett Caldwell (151 points)
  • Brandon Doles (138 points)
  • Kyle Allen (106 points)
  • Hunter Bindi (100 points)

These wrestlers will get their names printed on a t-shirt. Each year we’ll continue the tradition of the Ironman Award competition and award winners will have their names added to the list on the back of the shirts!

The following wrestlers made it to quite a few summer wrestling events and came close to getting their names on the shirt: Cade Holtzen, Harrison Laney, Kaden Allen, Collin Hamilton, Mason Koechner, and Hunter Millbern.

2016 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp

Beginners Camp: Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. 5:00—6:30pm each day, for novice wrestlers and youth wrestlers; minimum age is 6 years old; children who will be in Kindergarten or 1st grade in the 2016-17 school year must have adult supervision

Advanced Camp: Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. 7:00—9:00pm each evening, for high school wrestlers, experienced middle school wrestlers, and experienced youth wrestlers

**On the evening of Friday, 6/24, 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)
bovairdr@usd416.org

Cost: $35 (includes shirt, insurance) — please make checks payable to Bobby Bovaird

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 2016 Camp Flyer, detach, and mail with $35 check to:
Bobby Bovaird, Head Wrestling Coach
1311 N 1st St. East
Louisburg, KS 66053

Deadline: June 1, 2016

All wrestlers grades 7-12 should plan on attending the Advanced Camp.

Beginners Camp Advanced Camp
My child has never wrestled before

My child will be in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade next year

My child has 3+ years experience

My child has qualified for / placed at state

If your child has three or more years experience with wrestling, then he may be well suited at either camp. It largely depends on the wrestler’s age, maturity level, camp expectations, and availability of practice partners. You can make your decision when we get closer to the camp dates. Please feel free to contact me for advice.

If your child is younger, but he has had success at the state level, then he may be better suited with the Advanced Camp.

At the Beginner Camp, we will address the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. My number one goal with this camp is to hook the wrestlers and to teach them the basics. I want them to enjoy being on a mat, wrestling with a partner, and learning the sport itself. High school wrestlers will help run these camp sessions, and I try to have at least one high school wrestler working with each group of beginner wrestlers. Here is the typical schedule for each beginner session:

  • 20 minutes—Warm-up / calisthenics
  • 40 minutes—Neutral / Top / Bottom techniques: instruction (steps in the technique), practice (repetition of the move), and application (live situations)
  • 30 minutes—Wrestling games, wrap-up of the session

Ironman Award

What is the “Ironman Award”? The Ironman Award is an honor you can earn by participating in off-season wrestling. Winners of this award will receive a t-shirt with the names of all Ironman Award winners printed on the back. Each succeeding year, more names will be added to the shirt.

How can I win the Ironman Award? Each event has been given a certain number of points. Attendance and participation must be documented through Track Wrestling, coaches, or other means. In order to win the Ironman Award, a wrestler must earn 100 points. Points must be verified and submitted to Coach Bovaird prior to August 1, 2016.

Mark Your Calendars:

2015-16 Louisburg Kids Wrestling Club

Welcome to the 2015-2016 season of the Louisburg Kids Wrestling Club!

Due to the excellent coaching staff and enthusiasm of our parent volunteers, our youth wrestlers have excelled on every level. If you are looking for a sport club that improves your child’s physical fitness, builds self-confidence, and teaches self-discipline and good sportsmanship, then LKWC is for you. Ages 5 and up accepted as participants.

Click here to download the flyer for the 2015-16 season!

*******IMPORTANT INFO******
MONDAY, Nov. 16: First day of practice for Novice and Advanced wrestlers
6:00pm: Novice practice begins (less than 2yrs experience)
7:00pm: Advanced practice begins

Both groups practice in the wrestling area in the LHS gymnasium.

2015-16 LKWC Board:
Suzanne Owens, Secretary
Bobby Bovaird, Vice President
Matt Blancarte, Head Coach

Email: louisburgkwc@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.wildcat-wrestling.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louisburgkidswc
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 157, Louisburg, Ks 66053

2015 Team Camp Announced!

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The 2015 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp has been planned for the week of June 22-25.

Beginners Camp: Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25, 5:00—7:00pm each day, for novice wrestlers and youth wrestlers; minimum age is 6 years old; children who will be in Kindergarten or 1st grade in the 2015-16 school year must have adult supervision

Advanced Camp: Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25, 7:00—9:15pm each evening, for high school wrestlers, experienced middle school wrestlers, and experienced youth wrestlers

**On the evening of Friday, 6/26, 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)
bovairdr@usd416.org
Cost: $35 (includes shirt, insurance), please make checks payable to Bobby Bovaird

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 print out this form and mail with $35 check to:
Bobby Bovaird, Head Wrestling Coach
1311 N 1st St. East
Louisburg, KS 66053

Deadline: June 1, 2015

How do I choose which camp session my child should attend?

All wrestlers grades 7-12 should plan on attending the Advanced Camp.

Beginners CampMy child has never wrestled before; my child will be in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade next year

Advanced CampMy child has 3+ years experience; my child has qualified for / placed at state

If your child has three or more years experience with wrestling, then he may be well suited at either camp. It largely depends on the wrestler’s age, maturity level, camp expectations, and availability of practice partners. You can make your decision when we get closer to the camp dates. Please feel free to contact me for advice.

If your child is younger, but he has had success at the state level, then he may be better suited with the Advanced Camp.

At the Beginner Camp, we will address the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. My number one goal with this camp is to hook the wrestlers and to teach them the basics. I want them to enjoy being on a mat, wrestling with a partner, and learning the sport itself. High school wrestlers will help run these camp sessions, and I try to have at least one high school wrestler working with each group of beginner wrestlers. Here is the typical schedule for each beginner session:
• 25 minutes—Warm-up / calisthenics
• 50 minutes—Neutral / Top / Bottom techniques: instruction (steps in the technique), practice (repetition of the move), and application (live situations)
• 40 minutes—Wrestling games, wrap-up of the session

Wildcats celebrate successful season in 2014-15!

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Senior Zach Knox listens as Coach Bovaird gives advice during a match at Baldwin. Photo by Andy Brown.

Tuesday evening, the Wildcat wrestling family gathered at Louisburg High School to celebrate a season full of successes.

2014-2015 Team Accomplishments:

3rd place @ Tonganoxie, Fort Scott and Frontier League
2nd place @ Parsons and Topeka
5 4A STATE QUALIFIERS
12-5 Dual Record

Varsity Letter-winners:

Seniors: Zach Knox (4), Nephi Rodriguez (1), Billy Rose (1), BrentonWrigley (3)
Juniors: Jordan Crowder (1), Jimmy Dolan (2), Zach Jones (2), Dillin Roberts (2), Bradley Trageser (3), Chris Turner (1), Anders Vance (3)
Sophomores: David Bindi (2), Connor Green (1), Ben Hupp (1), Nathan Keegan (2), Mason Koechner (2), Dylan Meyer (2), Lyndon Smith (1)
Freshmen: Ryan Adams (1), Kyle Allen (1), Tucker Batten (1), Thad Hendrix (1)

(#) indicates number of years lettered

Team Awards:

Wrestler of the Year: Brenton Wrigley
Wildcat of the Year: Nathan Keegan
Workhorse Award: Anders Vance
Newcomer of the Year: Ryan Adams
JV Wrestler of the Year: Bradley Trageser
Highest GPA: Austin Raetzel

KWCA Honors:

Zach Knox, KWCA Academic All-State, Honorable Mention
Brenton Wrigley, KWCA Academic All-State, Honorable Mention

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Senior Brenton Wrigley celebrates after qualifying for the state tournament. Photo by Andy Brown.

 

Miami County Republic Tri-County Spotlight Team:

Nathan Keegan, 1st Team, 113 lbs.
Ryan Adams, 1st Team, 138 lbs.
Mason Koechner, 1st Team, 220 lbs.
Anders Vance, 1st Team, 285 lbs.
Brenton Wrigley, 2nd Team, 195 lbs.
Zach Knox, Honorable Mention, 132 lbs.

30-match winners:

Nathan Keegan, 30-19
Ryan Adams, 37-12
Brenton Wrigley, 35-9
Mason Koechner, 39-14

Champions Club:

Anders Vance (Eudora, Regionals)
Brenton Wrigley (Tonganoxie, Topeka, Frontier League)
Zach Knox (Topeka)
Ryan Adams (Topeka)

Stats Records:

Zach Knox, Career Nearfall-2 (28)
Zach Knox, Career Reversals (38)
Zach Knox, Career Escapes (77)
Ryan Adams, Season Nearfall-2 (19)
Ryan Adams, Season Reversals (25)
Mason Koechner, Season Pins (33)

Download the 2014-15 Wildcat Wrestling Yearbook by clicking here!

2015 Season Banquet Announced!

When: Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm
Where: 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 cutlery

Dress: This is a special occasion, so I expect wrestlers to dress nice—dress shirts (ties are optional) and slacks (or very nice jeans).

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 13. We will need to have a pretty good idea of how many tables to set up.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

TIME SCHEDULE:

6:15 — Arrive and set up dishes, sit down at tables, socialize, visit
6:30 — Welcome by Coach Bovaird, meal served potluck style in 2 lines
7:00 — Season Banquet Program starts

Presentation of Certificates and Recognition of Season Accomplishments

  1. Coaches—introduction and reflections on the season
  2. Special Thanks
  3. Letterwinners
  4. KWCA / State Awards and Honors
  5. Stat Leaders
  6. Team Awards
  7. Class Recognition
  8. Off-Season Wrestling Opportunities

Upper weights dominant at Baldwin!

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Baldwin Invitational

January 30, 2015

The Louisburg wrestling team brought home more medals than ever before from the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. Three teams dominated the 17-team event. Abilene took the championship with 215.5 points, followed by Baldwin (185) and Smoky Valley (141.4). Louisburg finished in 10th place overall with 110 points. The difference between 10th and 5th place ended up being just 18 points. This was the Wildcats’ best performance at the BIT since entering the tournament in 2012.

Brenton Wrigley, Mason Koechner, and Anders Vance go for a combined 12-3, each wrestler taking 3rd in his respective weight class after losing to top-ranked wrestlers in the semifinals. Photo courtesy of Alicia Vance.

Brenton Wrigley, Mason Koechner, and Anders Vance go for a combined 12-3, each wrestler taking 3rd in his respective weight class after losing to top-ranked wrestlers in the semifinals. Photo courtesy of Alicia Vance.

Three upper-weights lead the Wildcats with 3rd place finishes. Senior Brenton Wrigley took 3rd at 195 lbs. after losing an overtime semi-finals match to the eventual champion. Sophomore Mason Koechner, who rebounded from a semifinals loss at 220 lbs., and junior Anders Vance, who fell in the semifinals at 285 lbs., also took 3rd place in their respective weight classes. Wrigley’s lone loss was to the #3 ranked wrestler from Baldwin. Koechner was trailing by two points against the #5 ranked wrestler from Smoky Valley and had a cradle locked up when he slipped and was pinned. Vance dropped a tough match to the #2 ranked wrestler from Wamego. Sophomore Nathan Keegan took 5th place at 113 lbs., earning a pin and a major decision along the way. Senior Zach Knox lost a tough match to an Osawatomie opponent to take 6th place at 132 lbs. Junior Bradley Trageser, wrestling unattached at 285 lbs., came out and took 6th place in his weight class. Freshman Ryan Adams faced some tough opposition, earning 2 pins en route to a 7th place finish. His final match was a revenge win against Tonganoxie.

Three Wildcats earned a win on the day but didn’t place. Freshman Thad Hendrix was 1-2 at 106 lbs., freshman Tucker Batten was 1-2 at 126 lbs., and junior Jordan Crowder was 1-2 at 170 lbs. All of their wins were by pin. A pair of juniors and a pair of sophomores also represented LHS at Baldwin: junior Chris Turner at 145 lbs., junior Dillin Roberts at 152 lbs., sophomore Ben Hupp at 160 lbs., and sophomore Lyndon Smith at 182 lbs. LHS was open at 120.

Vance brought home a nice honor in addition to his 3rd place medal. Vance was given the Gorriarian Award, a traditional award given to the wrestler in the tournament with the most pins in the least amount of time. He recorded 4 pins in a time of 9:53. Knox was also recognized with earning 3rd fastest pin of the tourney at 0:13.

After the Wildcats take a week off of competition, our next meet will be the Frontier League Duals, hosted by Eudora. Last year, we went 2-4 to take 5th place in the league. Anders Vance is looking to improve on his 3rd place finish from 2014 and Brenton Wrigley is looking to improve on his 4th place finish.

Individual Results:
106 lbs. – Thad Hendrix (fr.) 1-2, 1 pin
113 lbs. – Nathan Keegan (so.) 3-2, 1 pin, 1 major, 5th place
120 lbs. – open
126 lbs. – Tucker Batten (fr.) 1-2, 1 pin
132 lbs. – Zach Knox (sr.) 2-3, 1 pin, 6th place
138 lbs. – Ryan Adams (fr.) 3-2, 2 pins, 7th place
145 lbs. – Chris Turner (jr.) 0-2
152 lbs. – Dillin Roberts (jr.) 0-2
160 lbs. – Ben Hupp (so.) 0-2
170 lbs. – Jordan Crowder (jr.) 1-2, 1 pin
182 lbs. – Lyndon Smith (so.) 0-2
195 lbs. – Brenton Wrigley (sr.) 4-1, 2 pins, 3rd place
220 lbs. – Mason Koechner (so.) 4-1, 3 pins, 3rd place
285 lbs. – Anders Vance (jr.) 4-1, 4 pins, 3rd place
285 lbs. – Bradley Trageser (jr.) 2-3, 2 pins, 6th place (unattached)

Team Placing: 10th place out of 17 teams (110 points)

Next Competition: Frontier League Duals (February 13-14, 2015)