A-J Junior Wildcats Begin Practicing For 2013-2014 Season

ANNA—The A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club officially kicked off their season on the night of November 5 with their first practice in the Anna-Jonesboro High School lower gym.  With just a month until their first tournament weekend, there is much work to do but their coaches are optimistic about the season.

“We’re very athletic this year,” said head coach Grover Mays.  “We’ve also signed up some older kids that look to be really tough.”

So far, the Junior Wildcats have thirty-five wrestlers—twenty-nine boys and six girls—signed up ranging in age from four to thirteen.  Though practice has already started, Mays encourages others to sign up.

“Our sign-ups were at Kids Fest but that got cut short because of lightning, so we may have missed a few new kids.  We’d love to sign a few more up, especially in the 13&14 division to help build up the high school team,” explained Mays.  “If your kids plan to wrestle or play football in high school, this is the best thing for you to have them doing right now to prepare themselves.”

Hawk closed the first practice with a prayer expressing thanks for the wrestlers, parents and coaches and asked that they all stay healthy and show good sportsmanship in the coming season.  Their first team tournament will be in Herrin on December 8.  They will be hosting their own tournament at the high school on January 11, 2014.

Name

Division

Treece, Trevor

6U

Chotner, Noah

6U

Conway, Kyle

6U

Miller, Tate

6U

Sadler, Drew

7&8

Sadler, Zoee

7&8

Smith, Milam

7&8

Watkins, Jonah

7&8

Buchmeier, Kane

7&8

Chotner, Nile

7&8

Dahmer, Edward

7&8

Macy, Thomas

7&8

Mays, Caleb

7&8

Smith, Brett

7&8

Hawk, Madi

9&10

Jiminez, Anthony

9&10

Lincoln, Kaden

9&10

Mays, Blake

9&10

Holtman, Braden

9&10

Holtman, Laythan

9&10

Keller, Keegan

9&10

Mason, Trent

9&10

Mays, Adam

9&10

Bowers, Bryce

11&12

Goines, Avery

11&12

Mays, Jacy

11&12

Smith, Dylan

11&12

Jerolds, Conner

11&12

Kisat, Nathan

11&12

Seip, Dalton

11&12

Treece, Tobie

11&12

Jacobs, Aiden

13&14

Macy, Alexa

13&14

Mays, Catie

13&14

Ramage, Clayton

13&14