Boys Varsity Wrestling · Wrestling Newsletter for Weeks of 11/17/2019 – 11/30/2019

Wrestling Newsletter for Weeks of 11/17/2019 – 11/30/2019

Welcome to Weeks 3 and 4 of our competition season!!!  We enjoyed our first Duals Tournament of the season at Coosa High School last weekend, and are excited for our next couple of tournaments being duals as well!!!
Thanks to Bruno Ghanem of the Canes Vision Team for getting some great video of this weekend’s tournament and to Coach Putnam’s Canes Vision Classes for creating a highlight video for this past week’s events:
Click HERE to watch the Highlight Video
Team Communication Concerns: Problems with Blackboard Collaborate???
I have updated our team rosters and now everyone should be receiving the Blackboard Collaborate Emails/Texts when we send those out.  If you are having any problems receiving the emails, please let Coach Gayton know so we can get that resolved quickly. 
Tournament Re-Cap of the Iron Eagle Duals @ Coosa HS
Overall, the Cartersville Varsity Boys finished 4th in the Iron Eagle Duals.  This was a 10-team dual tournament with the teams divided up into two pools and crossovers held for the championships.  Pool A: Cartersville, Trion, Model, Cedartown, Cherokee (AL).  Pool B: Coosa, Gordon Lee, Paulding, Dalton, Huntsville (AL).  
Match Scores for the Day:
Cartersville 42 – 27 Trion
Cartersville 64 – 18 Model
Cartersville 36 – 42 Cedartown
Cartersville 63 – 6 Cherokee (AL)
Cartersville 42 – 42 Paulding Co.
Overall, we finished 4th in the tournament.  That wasn’t what our goal was, but we do feel like we got better this week.  It’s tough to win dual matches when you forfeit 3 weight classes.  We will certainly fill those weight classes when our football players join the team.  We wish them luck this week as they face Thomson in the 2nd round of the State Playoffs.Individual performances this weekend: Joshua Alvarez – 5-0 pin x 4, Jabril Williams – 5-0 pin x 4, Collin Buffaloe –  5-0 pin x 2,  Tyler Earick – 4-1 pin & tech, Caiden Tanner – 4-1 pin, Eoin Neal – 3-1 pin x 2, Grant Peters – 3-1 major, Lyle Forristall – 3-2 pin x 2, Jeffery Hannah – 2-0, Camden Geer – 2-1 pin, Jamie Altuzar – 2-2, Mack Morris – 2-3 pin x 2, Phil Rogers – 1-0, Jaylen Whatley – 1-0 pin, Zafna Aguilar – 1-1, Kevin Mejia – 1-2 pin

Thank you to all of our parents who came out to support the team!!!

Volunteer of the Week

Thank you to all the parents who donated items for the team to eat during our two events this past weekend!!!  Mr. and Mrs. Morris helped out by donating snacks and drinks for the team at the Iron Eagle Duals.  Thank you so much for the support!!!  We couldn’t do this every weekend without the wonderful support of parents like we have!!!


Upcoming Events this week:

November 2019 Wrestling Program Calendar of Events – UPDATED

Monday 11/18/2019

  • Varsity/JV – Practice @ The Cave 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    • Announce intent to Challenge for Varsity
    • Wrestle-offs will be conducted on Tuesday 11/19/2019 after warm-ups are completed.
  • Women’s Team – Practice @ The Cave 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday 11/19/2019

  • Varsity/JV – Practice @ The Cave 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    • 1st Round of Wrestle-offs after warm-ups.
    • 2nd Round of Wrestle-offs will be conducted on Wednesday 11/20/2019 after warm-ups are completed if needed.
  • Women’s Team –
    • Match @ Lumpkin Co. has been POSTPONED to FRIDAY!!!
    • Practice @ The Cave 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday 11/20/2019

  • Varsity/JV – Practice @ The Cave 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    • 2nd Round of Wrestle-offs after warm-ups.

Thursday 11/21/2019

  • Varsity/JV Practice @ The Cave 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    • Reverse Raffle @ CHS Cafeteria from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    • All money raised will be split between workers present and go towards team gear costs

Friday 11/22/2019

  • GIRLS & JV @ Lumpkin County HS
    • We will leave CHS at 3:15 PM headed to Lumpkin Co. HS.
    • Weigh-Ins begin at 4:30 PM
    • Wrestling will begin at 5:30 PM
    • This is a scramble event with 3 rounds.  We  will try to get everyone as many matches as possible, but the most matches wrestled would be 3.  This event was not on our original schedule, but due to the Girls event getting cancelled on Tuesday this week, we were invited to attend their Girls/JV Scramble.
    • Girls Team Members attending this event: Elora, Raven, Destiny, Jameria, Janiayah, Paige, Noel, and Malena.
    • JV Team Members attending this event: Kevin, Camden, Carter, Mohammed R., Daniel, Jeffery, Zafna, Dalton, Phil, Diego, Tyler W.
    • With wrestling beginning at 5:30 and having 3 rounds, I would anticipate us finishing up sometime around 9:00 PM.  It is about 1 hr. 30 min. trip, so to be safe, I would estimate us returning to Cartersville HS between 11:00 PM and Midnight.  I will have the wrestlers text parents when we leave Lumpkin Co. with an ETA and about a 90 minute heads up.
    • If you need to reach your wrestler, and cannot get them, you may call or text Coach Gayton at 770-286-0777
  • Varsity Practice 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
    • Today will be a Drill/Cut Day – ALL Varsity wrestlers will go through warm-up, stretches, and fundamental drills, then check weight.  Any wrestler that is on weight may leave.  Any wrestler that is over weight will stay and drill for remainder of practice time.
  • CANCELLED – Fundraiser Opportunity – 50/50 Raffle Tickets @ CHS Football Playoff Game Round #2
    • This fundraiser has been cancelled due to the Girls & JV Match that was re-scheduled for today.
    • There will be NO 50/50 raffle at tonight’s football game!!!

Saturday 11/16/2019

Varsity & JV – Jaguar Duals @ New Manchester HS

Directions to New Manchester HS

Address4925 GA-92, Douglasville, GA 30135

  • 6:00 AM – ALL Wrestlers: Meet at “The Cave” @ CHS Storm Center
  • 6:15 AM – Bus will leave for New Manchester HS (If you are not on it, you cannot wrestle)
  • 7:30 AM – Weigh-Ins @ New Manchester HS
    • Weigh-Ins will be +1 for this tournament!!!
    • Ex: If your weight class is 126, you can weigh 127.0 or less
  • 9:00 AM – Wrestling begins – Admission Tickets are $7.00 each
    • This is a 16-team Duals Tournament.  Teams in attendance are: Bremen, Cartersville, Chapel Hill, Cherokee Bluffs, Douglas County, Forest Park, Hampton High School, Heard County, Hiram, Lithia Springs, New Manchester, Osborne, Our Lady of Mercy, South Gwinnett, The Lovett School
  • Tentative Event End time is 4:30 PM.  Please know that this is tentative, and could be different depending on the length of the individual matches.
  • The Coaches will let the players know what time we expect to get home before the bus leaves New Manchester HS after the event.  Travel time is estimated at 1 hour by bus.  Wrestlers are expected to notify their parents of the arrival time before we leave New Manchester HS!!!  Estimated Return time is between 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Depending on what time we get back, I would like to start setting up the gym for Monday’s tournament.  If you are able to help out with setting up the gym, please do.  Coach Gayton will feed all who stay and help!!!  The more work we do on Saturday, the less we will have to do on Sunday!!!

Sunday 11/24/2019

  • 2:00 PM – Meet @ the Storm Center set up the gym for our Tournament.  Coach Gayton will stay until it is finished, but you are welcome to come and help as long as you can and leave when you need to.  The more people we have and the harder we work, the faster we get done.

Monday 11/25/2019

  • Coach Jeff Cave Memorial JV & Girls Scramble
    • 6:00 AM – All Varsity, JV, Girls and Managers report to the CHS Storm Center.  We will be making last minute set ups, and the JV and Girls will be weighing in.
    • Managers and Varsity Wrestlers will work the tables during the tournament or any other task that one of the Coaches assigns you.
    • 7:00 AM – Weigh-Ins
    • 9:00 AM – Start Wrestling
    • Expected Finish Time is 3:00 PM.
    • Nobody can leave until Coach Gayton checks you out.  We need to clean up all of the gym to prepare for our Varsity tournament on Tuesday.  Coaches will assign groups to specific tasks.  Parents are welcome to help us get the job done so we can all go home quickly!!!

Tuesday 11/26/2019

  • Colonel Harvey Robinson Duals
    • 6:00 AM – All Varsity, JV, Girls and Managers report to the CHS Storm Center.  We will be making last minute set ups, and the Varsity will be weighing in.
    • 7:00 AM – Weigh-Ins (weight will be plus 1 since we have some wrestling on Monday)
    • 9:00 AM – Wrestling will start – JV, Girls and Managers will be working the tables, or any other duties assigned to them by Coaches.
    • Expected Finish Time is 3:00 PM, but this is just an estimate…it depends on how quickly the matches run.
    • Nobody can leave until Coach Gayton checks you out.  We need to clean up all of the gym to prepare for our Varsity tournament on Tuesday.  Coaches will assign groups to specific tasks.  Parents are welcome to help us get the job done so we can all go home quickly!!!
    • Tonight’s clean-up will be a little more involved than Monday night, as we have to move the mats back into our wrestling room and get the felt paper up as well.  Please plan on staying until the whole gym is clean!!!  Once Coach Gayton dismisses you, we will not meet again over Thanksgiving break!!!  Your next practice will be on Monday after school on December 2, 2019!!!


After Practice Clean-Up Duties

At the moment, all wrestlers are helping to clean up the room and locker room after practice, and the system is working.  As long as we continue to get the job done, we are not going to assign anyone to clean-up duty.  Keep up the good work everyone!!!


A HUGE Thank you to our  Gold Level Weight Class Sponsors!!!

Pro-Lawn Landscape Services LLC – 120 lbs

Toyo Tires – 132 lbs

Lester Jenkins Insurance Agency – 138 lbs

Colonel Harvey Robinson US Army (Ret) – 182 lbs 

Thomas “Chip” Coffey Veteran’s Contracting Group LLC – 195 lbs

Coosa Valley Credit Union – Saunders Jones III – 220 lbs 

Cagle Erosion Services LLC – Girls Team Corporate Sponsor


A HUGE Thank You to our Silver Level Sponsors!!!

Century Bank 

Georgia Southern Transportation

Mission Tire

Cartersville Fence

Midwest Recycling Service & Sales, INC

Peachtree Planning – Josh Brock