Fish Fry and Raffle to support the Wildcat Wrestling Club!

Join the Wildcat Wrestling Club for a FISH FRY and a RAFFLE on Saturday, October 14! We will be serving dinner from 5-7 at the Louisburg American Legion, Post 250. Details below!

DINNER
When: Saturday, October 14
Time: Dinner 5-7pm
Location: American Legion Post 250
Cost: Adults $7, Children $3

RAFFLE:
Time: Drawing begins at 7pm
Cost: $1 each, $20 for 25 tickets
Click HERE to view raffle items!

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The WILDCAT WRESTLING CLUB is a youth sports organization entering its second year of operation. The WWC is sponsored by the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Louisburg community. All proceeds from this event will go toward facility use fees, insurance, singlets, and wrestling mat supplies. Our club’s vision is to provide a competitive and affordable youth wrestling program to the community of Louisburg. All WWC coaches are Bronze Certified members of USA Wrestling.

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Wildcat Youth Wrestling Clinic announced!

The Louisburg High School and Wildcat Wrestling Club programs are once again offering a FREE youth clinic for all USD 416 students grades K-6. Join us as the LHS and WWC coaches work with youth to learn the sport of wrestling on Monday, October 9, through Wednesday, October 11, in the Louisburg High School wrestling room. Sessions will be from 6-7:15pm and it is FREE of charge!

Register for the clinic by filling out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeTP7umIICTndE8a8rPcl3mHBw03w0rJpIpDoDrt9Bebqw9w/viewform?usp=sf_link

WHEN: Monday October 9, Tuesday October 10, and Wednesday October 11, from 6-7:15 in the LHS Wrestling Room

WHO: Rockville, Broadmoor, and LMS students, grades K-6.

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, Wildcat Wrestling Club coaches, and LHS coaches and 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

Wildcat Wrestling wraps up summer on the mats!

After two months of getting in some quality off-season mat time, the Wildcat Wrestlers have wrapped up for the summer. This summer, we saw lots of wrestlers dedicating themselves to getting back to work after a successful 2016-17 season. Here are some of the highlights from this off-season:

IRONMAN AWARD(Note: wrestlers who racked up at least 100 points have earned the “Ironman Award”)
1. Kyle Allen — 195
2. Kaden Allen — 184
3. Cade Holtzen — 166
4. Garrett Caldwell — 116
5. Aiden Barker — 115
6. Bo Ballard, Brandon Doles — 105
7. Ryan Adams — 104
8. Collin Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton — 100
9. Sam Kratochvil, Brayden Yoder — 61
10. Xander Auth — 60
11. Jay McCaskill — 55
12. Jarrett Hoyle — 45
13. Tucker Batten, Jonas Briley, Thad Hendrix, Alec Maler, Bronc Noll, Traden Noll — 40
14. Blue Caplinger, Ben Wiedenmann — 30
15. Tyler Bussard — 29
16. Austin Moore — 20
17. Ashton Moore — 10

SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES TAKEDOWN TOURNAMENT:
1st place: Owen Ebenstein, 8U; Kaden Allen, 10U; Jay McCaskill, 12U; Kyle Allen, HS
2nd place: Brandon Doles, 14U; Cade Holtzen, HS
3rd place: Brayden Yoder, 10U; Aiden Barker, 14U; Ryan Adams, HS
4th place: Bo Ballard, 8U; Camren Ebenstein, 8U

SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES FOLKSTYLE TOURNAMENT:
1st place: Kaden Allen, 10U; Sam Kratochvil, 14U; Ryan Adams, HS; Garrett Caldwell, HS; Bobby Bovaird, 19-29
2nd place: Bronc Noll, 10U; Brayden Yoder, 10U; Aiden Barker, 14U; Brandon Doles, 14U; Brandon Ott, 19-29; Scott Ballard, 30-39; Adam Noll, 40-49
3rd place: Owen Ebenstein, 8U; Traden Noll, 12U; Cade Holtzen, HS; Chris Turner, 19-29; Shea Cox, 19-29
4th place: Braddock Tharp, 8U; Xander Auth, 8U; Bo Ballard, 8U; Camren Ebenstein, 8U; Kyle Allen, HS; Shawn Crossley, 19-29; James Auth, 30-39; Jay McCaskill, 12

PENN STATE “WEEK IN THE DEN” CAMP @ BAKER U: Kyle Allen, Brandon Doles, Aiden Barker, Kaden Allen, and Bo Ballard

MARK ELLIS CLINIC @ LHSKyle Allen, Kaden Allen, Cade Holtzen, Garrett Caldwell, Bo Ballard, Ryan Adams, Aiden Barker, Collin Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton, Xander Auth, Jarrett Hoyle, Tucker Batten, Jonas Briley, Thad Hendrix, Alec Maler, Austin Moore

BVSW / IOWA CAMPCade Holtzen

SPRING HILL / FHSU CAMPAiden Barker

FREESTYLE / GRECO-ROMAN TOURNAMENTSKaden Allen, Kyle Allen

HEARTLAND NATIONALSCade Holtzen

A HUGE thanks goes out to all the Louisburg High School and Wildcat Wrestling Club coaches who helped out this summer: Brandon Ott, Andy Wright, Shawn Crossley, Jon Clayton, James Auth, Janson Lanier, Sam Campbell, Bradley Trageser, Adam Noll, and Trevor Finch.

I’m so proud of all the extra summer work that the Louisburg wrestlers have been putting in. The future for the Wildcat wrestling program is definitely looking bright, thanks to the hard work of the Louisburg wrestlers. Thank you for all your efforts! Parents and coaches, thanks to you also for all your support!

2017 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, 2017.

2016 Ironman Award Winners: Brandon Doles, Hunter Bindi, Kyle Allen, Garrett Caldwell, Ryan Adams (2016 winner)

Point Values:

  • LHS Team Camp, 25 points
  • University Level Camps, 20-30 points (based on difficulty and duration)
  • Outdoor Challenge Camp, 35 points
  • Open Mat workouts, 5 points each
  • Sunflower State Games, 15 points per style
  • Summer Takedown Leagues, 10 points per competition
  • Freestyle / Greco-Roman, 5 points per practice, 15 points per tournament
  • DC Gold Summer Clinics, 7 points per practice

Local Summer Camps — MAY:

Local Summer Camps — JUNE:

Local Summer Camps — JULY:

Summer Wrestling Leagues:

Wildcats celebrate successful 2017 season!

Monday evening, we gathered one last time as a team to celebrate the many successes of the 2016-17 wrestling season. It was truly an historic season for the program, and we all have much to be proud of. Here are some of the highlights of the awards and honors given out:

Varsity Letter-winners:

(#) indicates number of years lettered
Seniors: Terry Allen (1), Ben Hupp (3), Nathan Keegan (4), Mason Koechner (4), Dylan Meyer (3), Austin Raetzel (2), Owen Staver (1)
Juniors: Ryan Adams (2), Kyle Allen (3), Tucker Batten (3), Garrett Caldwell (1), Thad Hendrix (3), Alec Maler (1)
Sophomores: Blue Caplinger (2), Austin Moore (2)

Team Awards:

Senior Wrestler of the Year — Mason Koechner
Wrestler of the Year — Ryan Adams
Wildcat of the Year — Owen Staver
Workhorse Award — Ben Hupp
Newcomer of the Year — Dylan Meyer
JV Wrestler of the Year — Garrett Caldwell
Highest GPA — Sam Kratochvil, Austin Moore

Other Honors:

KWCA Academic All-State:
First Team: Ben Hupp (182 lbs.), Austin Raetzel (195 lbs.)
Honorable Mention: Owen Staver (170 lbs.), Mason Koechner (285 lbs.)
Miami County Republic Tri-County Spotlight Team:
1st Team: Nathan Keegan (126 lbs.), Ryan Adams (138 lbs.), Austin Raetzel (195 lbs.)
2nd Team: Thad Hendrix (106 lbs.), Kyle Allen (126 lbs.), Tucker Batten (132 lbs.), Dylan Meyer (145 lbs.), Blue Caplinger (160 lbs.), Austin Moore (170 lbs.), Mason Koechner (285 lbs.)
Honorable Mention: Alec Maler (152 lbs.), Ben Hupp (182 lbs.)

Contributors of the Year:

Sam Long
Shawn Crossley
Bruce Caldwell

Click on the image below to view the 2017 Wildcat Wrestling Yearbook!

Ott joins Wildcat coaching staff

The Wildcat Wrestling family would like to welcome assistant coach Brandon Ott to the 2016-17 coaching staff.

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Coach Ott is entering his first year with us and he brings a wealth of experience. He is currently finishing up his undergrad degree at Ottawa University, where he will graduate in December with a BS in Sports Studies with an Emphasis in Coaching.

This past fall, Coach Ott has been serving as a student assistant wrestling coach for OU. He wrestled collegiately for the Ottawa Braves for two years and was a two-year letter-winner. He’s a 2011 graduate of Ottawa High School, where he played football (3-year letter-winner) and wrestled (4-year letter-winner, Frontier League champion).

Coach Ott and his fiancee Megan live in Ottawa with their dog Brigsley. Welcome to the family!

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.

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