Practice Schedule is Set, Parents Meeting in October

Parents and young wrestlers!

We are excited to officially announce the beginning of the Nava/Breffle 2014-2015 wrestling season! We have a good team of kids returning from last year, and a lot of new faces as well.

There are three upcoming events that you need to know about:

Parents Meeting, October 29th, 2014 at 6:30pm:

If you haven’t had your kid in a wrestling program before, are new to Nava-Breffle, or just want to meet the new coaches, we would love to have you over to the Dunwoody High School wrestling room to talk about the sport, the Nava/Breffle team.  This will be held in the mat room, on the stage behind the main gym.  See the directions page for more information.  If you plan on attending, please reply back stating so (no need to decline).  This is primarily for the parents (no kids activities), though if you need to bring them, they can probably find a way to entertain themselves with 60 feet of mats on the floor…

First Practice: Wednesday, November 5th, 6-7:30pm at Dunwoody High School:

Practice Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday at 6-7:30pm at Dunwoody High School:

We may be adding a Monday practice after the season starts for those who are wrestling in tournaments (or just want to come), but two practice days a week will be the typical schedule.

Scrimmages and Tournaments – We as a team will schedule a couple of scrimmages during the week, and will participate in a number of tournaments on the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday). These will be throughout the year, ending in February, and will be added to the team calendar when the season starts.

Register Here!

If you haven’t already registered, here is the link to do this, along with a PayPal link to pay club dues.  If you still have questions, feel free to register and hold off on dues until the parents meeting, where we can hopefully address any questions you have.

We are truly excited about a new season, and looking forward to meeting you all!

Chad and John

Looking forward to a new 2014/2015 season!

The Nava Breffle wrestling club had a great season last year, with a lot of new kids, and returning veterans from the previous years.

This year will bring a couple new changes, with two new Coaches heading up the club, Chad Griffith and John Bracey.  Both Chad and I started with our kids at Nava Breffle a couple years ago, and we are excited to head up a new year with a club that has the history and energy that Nava Breffle does.

We will be updating the website with our upcoming schedule in the coming month, so stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, we would love to get you on our mailing list if your interested, or answer any questions you have about the club, the sport, and how all this works.

Finally, we celebrated this last year, but we wanted to say thank you again to Gary Hammond, David Bertrand, and David Winters for their time and leadership in the club over the past years (6 or 8, I forget…).  Your efforts are hugely appreciated.

Thanks,

Chad and John

Congratulate Catherine-Grace Bertrand on State

Catherine Grace, one of our more experienced wrestlers, finished last season with 20 wins and 12 losses.  She took second at the War of the Roses Southeastern championships, winning 4-2 against an All American (who placed 3rd at nationals).

At the Georgia State championships, Catherine Grace took first place in the 65 pound class, beating the same All American wrestler by a score of 2-0.  This All American wrestler ended up taking 3rd in the Folk Style Girls National Championship two weeks later!

Well done Catherine Grace!

Parent Orientation and Registration Assistance

Parent orientation is Monday, November 11th, at 6:00 PM at Dunwoody High School.  We will meet on the stage in the gym.  Please note these important dates for the first week of practice.

Monday, November 11th at 6:00 PM – Parent Orientation and Registration Assistance.  No wrestling this night but we will weigh your wrestler(s) if they attend with you.

Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – 1st Beginner’s Practice.  Beginner’s practices will be held each Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – 1st Advanced Practice.  Experienced wrestlers will practice each Monday and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Congratulations to our State Tournament Participants

Dawson Winters, Joey Bertrand, and David Bertrand all wrestled in Little Kids State Tournament in March 2013, while Catherine Grace Bertrand wrestled in the Girls State Tournament.  None of our boys placed, but both Dawson and David won two matches and Joey won one match.  Catherine Grace went 1-1 and took 2nd in State.

Johns Creek Gladiator Beginners Rumble

Eight wrestlers attended the Johns Creek beginner’s tournament.  In total, Nava/Breffle wrestlers won five matches.  Congratulations to Daba Fofana for winning two matches and placing 1st.  Catherine Grace Bertrand, Sloan Finger, and Gunner Ruddell each won a match with Sloan placing 2nd and Catherine Grace placing 3rd.

Scrimmages with Lovett, St. Pius, and Lakeside

It has been a busy January for wrestling and we want to thank two programs for hosting us.  The Lovett School hosted Nava/Breffle and St. Pius X on January 8th and we were able to get most of our wrestlers a couple of matches.  Additionally, St. Pius hosted Nava/Breffle and Lakeside Viking Youth on January 15th and each of our wrestles got two matches in.  All-in-all, our kids were paired up very fairly based on grade, weight, and experience and they competed well.