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4.0 days ago @ 9:06AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Season Calendar and Updates

A few things to communicate:

 

  1. Next week is the last for Spring off-season workouts. If there is interest, I can try to grab some days the following week for make weight workouts for anyone participating in Melee Til Midnight at GMU.

  2. Melee Til Midnight is June 22, weigh ins on June 21 at the GMU Field House. Scales open at 5:00PM.

  3. Long Range Calendar is included with this note and will cross-post to the team webpage at patriotpioneers.org. August Interest Meeting and Fall off-season pending scheduling and approval. Have annotated where events are tentative (T) and will update as they are locked in.

  4. In state summer camps are on the calendar, if you plan on attending one, should be able to find one that fits your Summer plans. Let me know if you need further details (edwardrj@pwcs.edu).

  5. Sports physicals, dated after May 1, 2024, are good for the full school athletic year.

Attached Files

24-25 Calendar


Team News

2.0 months ago @ 10:03AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Off-Season Workout_April 3, 6:00-8:00

Hope everyone is having a great and well-deserved break.  A reminder, for those not already in club wrestling on Mondays and Wednesdays, our first off-season workout will be on Wednesday, April 3, starting at 6:00 in the weight room, moving over to the Aux for open mat at 7:00. 

Team News

2.0 months ago @ 6:42PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Off-Season Workouts

We will start up our off-season program on April 3.  Sessions will run through June 12, with the exception of April 10 and May 27.  

Will start in the weight room at 6:00 PM, open mat workouts will start at 7:00 PM in the aux gym and wrap by 8:00 PM. 

For those of you that are wrestling with the VA Patriots, go to those workouts.  Either you or your parents have paid for those sessions and you should get good value for your money.  Drop in on other Mondays or Wednesdays if they aren't working out.  

Team News

3.0 months ago @ 8:15AM

Update on the Team Banquet: March 14

UPDATE to previous post:

March 14, 2024, in Commons 1 (park in staff lot and enter at the door 1)

7-9 pm

$24 per person

We are having this event catered by Qdoba. The $24 fee covers the meal, drinks, fixings, dessert, and gifts. School funds do not cover any of these expenses.

Please respond to me, Anna Young (annay311@gmail.com), with your athlete’s name in the subject line. Please include the number of attendees (including your wrestler) in the message by Sunday, March 10th. The banquet is for both JV and Varsity members, managers, and their families

Payment can be made via VENMO (@Eric-Young-399).

https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3402595490070528587...

If you have concerns about the cost, don't hesitate to contact Coach Edwards (edwardrj@pwcs.edu).

These kids have had a great season! I can’t wait to celebrate them with all of you!

Team News

3.0 months ago @ 9:09AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//End of Season Awards Banquet, March 14

Wrestling Awards Banquet:

Who: Patriot HS Wrestling Teammates, Families, Coaches

What: End of Season Awards presentation and dinner

When: March 14, 7:00PM

Where: Commons 1, Patriot HS

Why: Celebrate a successful season and recognize the team for the hard work and achievements

Park in the teacher lot in front of the main entrance and come in through Door 1. 

Team News

3.0 months ago @ 2:10PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Camp Information

All, 

  Looking to head back to GMU for this Summer's camp.  They have 2 sessions, so if you can't make one, maybe the other will line up.  Targeting Session 1 of the Be Uncommon Individual camp for the team (June 17-20), it was a good team builder, local and had a better price point than some of the other options that I will include here:

George Mason- Session 1- June 17-20, Session 2- June 24-27 

https://patriotwrestlingcamps.totalcamps.com/shop/EVENT (early bird discount runs through May 15) 

Other camps to consider, if those don't fit.  For rising seniors, recommend targeting camps at schools where you may want to wrestle if you are going to keep going in college.  Good opportunity to meet the coaching staff and get on their radar: 

UVA- June 28-30, http://www.wrestlingcampsatvirginia.com/About%20Us

VT- June 23-26, Robie Wrestling - powered by Oasys Sports

Navy- June 17-21, https://navysports.com/sports/2018/5/23/camps-navy-wrestling-camps-html.aspx

Penn State- June 30- July 3, https://gopsusports.com/sports/2018/8/8/camps-m-wrestl-camp-html.aspx

University of Maryland- various satellite camps, http://www.marylandwrestlingcamps.com/shop/EVENT

I will post up others that I get from local coaches and clubs.  For instance, Legend Wrestling in Vienna hosted local camps run by technicians/wrestlers from Virginia Tech for one week and NC State for another.  

Just like any off-season workouts, camps, clubs and off-season lifting and wrestling at PHS are not mandatory, but have been a proven formula for the growth and development of our wrestlers.  

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 12:56PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for Feb 12-17

And then there were 4…what a weekend at the regionals.  First off, hats off to Brooke Point for hosting a great tournament.  For those who were there, you can tell that this expanded region (19 teams) has made it highly competitive to move on to States.  We had four of our teammates qualify as alternates, who will head down to Va Beach on Thursday and will be entered in to the tournament if any of the top 4 qualifiers in their weight class has to scratch due to illness, injury, etc. 

Plan for the week:

Monday- no practice, get a run or lift in

Tuesday and Wednesday- weight management practices, 6-7:30

Thursday- early release (details TBP) and travel to VA Beach, at the coaches’ meeting that night (7:00PM), we will know if there are any scratches. 

Friday and Saturday- State Tournament at VA Beach Sportsplex

Any varsity/JV wrestlers in the 106-165 weight ranges are asked to come in on Tuesday and Wednesday to help our alternates maintain weight and stay sharp to be ready if called on to represent Region 6B. 

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 8:50AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Regionals

The Regional tournament will be held at Brooke Point HS (1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA) on Saturday, Feb 10.  Timeline follows:

6:15 Showtime

6:45 Bus departs

7:30 am Building opens for teams and volunteers

8:00 am Weigh-ins // Doors open for ticket sales

9:00 am Round 1 

10:30 am Round 2

12:00 pm Round 3 Consolations

12:30 pm 30 min break for refs

1:00 pm Round 4 Semis on 2 mats/Consolations on 2 mats

3:00 pm Round 5 Consolation

4:00 pm Placements - 3 mats

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 9:51AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Off-Season Wrestling Clubs

All, 

  As we enter the post-season for our varsity wrestlers, not too soon to start thinking about your off-season training.  Here are some of the local clubs:

Legend Wrestling (Vienna):   Legend Wrestling Club | Upcoming Holiday Schedule

FCA (Gainesville):  NOVA FCA Wrestling

NOVA Wrestling (Fairfax): Northern Virginia Wrestling Club | We Build Champions (novawc.org)

VA Patriots (Brentsville): Virginia Patriots Wrestling (vapatriotswrestling.com)

Birds O' Prey (Fauquier): ** Birds O' Prey Wrestling Club ** (bopwc.org)

After we get through post season and the awards banquet in March, will let you know what our own lifting/open mat schedule will be and will try to offset with the local clubs to make sure that our workouts don't step on theirs.  It is always good to wrestle different opponents and meet/work with different coaches with their styles and techniques.  The road to championships runs through the off-season. 

On camps, I will push out what I receive from the local clubs and from colleges.  Looking at a team return to George Mason this summer, will let you know when they publish dates.  

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 4:25PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Home Dual vs Unity Reed

Reminder for Monday:  We host Unity Reed at home. 

Showtime for all wrestlers (JV and Varsity): 4:00PM

Weigh In: 5:00PM

Wrestling starts at 6:00PM, with 4-5 JV exhibitions, short break, in to Varsity matches.

Need all wrestlers on hand to support set-up, breakdown, concessions.  Once the mats are rolled up, put away, we will release wrestlers to go home. 

For JV, bring and turn in your singlet at the end of the meet, will be laundered and re-issued before Thursday's JV Jam at FSR.

For Varsity, same, turn in your singlet at the end of the meet, both JV and Varsity will wear the blue, Nike singlets for pictures on Wednesday. 

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 9:49AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//No Dual Meet tonight vs Freedom

Loudon County closed schools today, so no meet this evening.  Due to expected drop in temps and existing ice hazards, no practice tonight in lieu of the dual.  

JV Jam vs Osbourn HS is still a go for Thursday. 

Showtime= 4:00

Bus Departs = 4:30

Weigh In= 5:00 

Wrestling= 6:00-9:00 

Practice for Varsity, JV on Friday- 6:00-7:30  

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 5:44PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week, Jan 8-12

Back off the road with 2 home meets this week: 

Monday, Jan 8- Practice, 6:00-8:00

Tuesday, Jan 9- Practice, 6:00-8:00, need Senior Info Sheets to turn in to Mr. Qualls

Wednesday, Jan 10- JV Jam @ Patriot HS

Showtime: 4:00 for set up 

Weigh In: 5:00 

Wrestling; 6:00-9:00

Wrestlers will be dismissed once all the mats are recovered and back in the aux gym

Thursday, Jan 11- Varsity and JV dual vs Osbourn HS plus Senior Night recognition

Showtime: 4:00 for set up

Weigh In: 5:00 

JV matches: 6:00 (will get as many of our JV wrestler matched up as we can)

Senior Night Recognition: b/w the JV and Varsity dual 

Varsity Dual: Upon completion of Senior Night Recognition

All wrestlers will be released once the mats are recovered to the aux gym

Friday: Practice, 6:00-8:00 

Have attached the Senior Night letter (same as posted to FB group) 

Attached Files

Senior Night Letter


Team News

4.0 months ago @ 6:34AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Update for Stafford Duals

New timeline for Saturday morning's dual tournament at Stafford: 

Showtime: 7:00

Bus Departs: 7:30

Weigh In: 9:00 (+3 lbs)

Wrestling: 10:00

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 10:34AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week, Jan 2-6

Happy New Year to all, here is the plan for this next, short week:

Tuesday, Jan 2- Practice, 6:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, Jan 3- Varsity and JV Dual at Osbourn Park HS (8909 Euclid Ave, Manassas, VA 20111)

Showtime= 4:00

Bus departs= 4:30

Weigh Ins= 5:00

Wrestling starts at 6:00, tickets at: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/cdfc03ea-290c-40ba-a2a6-54be073ace9e

Reminder that 1 unexcused practice absence in a week will make you ineligible to wrestle in the next event.   

Thursday-Friday, Jan 4-5- Practice, 6:00-8:00 PM

Saturday- Varsity Dual Tournament at Stafford HS (63 Stafford Indians Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405)

Showtime and Bus departs= TBD, pending trans schedule

Weigh Ins= 8:00

Wrestling starts at 9:00, rounds (up to 6) will run continuously accounting for 30 min break from wrestler’s last match to next match.  Tickets $10 at the door.

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 10:11AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Battle at the Bridge

Merry Christmas to all and to all here is the schedule for next week:

Tuesday-Thursday: Practice, 6:00-8:00PM

Friday: Battle at the Bridge (Varsity Tournament), Woodbridge Senior HS (3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA)

Showtime: 6:30AM

Bus departs: 7:00AM

Weigh In (by team): 9:00AM (plus 1 pound, i.e. 106 = 107)

Wrestling starts: 10:30AM (Goes through Quarterfinals and 4th Round Consolations)

Saturday: Battle at the Bridge (Varsity, JV and Girls Tournaments)

Showtime: 6:30AM

Bus departs: 7:00AM

Varsity weigh in (by weight class): 8:00AM (plus 2 pounds)

JV/Girls weigh in: 8:15AM (plus 2 pounds) 

Varsity wrestling starts at 9:00AM, JV/Girls at 9:30AM 

You can purchase tickets in advance: 

Day 1- https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/08872f00-b7e5-4207-a89b-4021bf8c7329/events/70bfc033-8e84-4650-97e3-291078fdc9be

Day 2- https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/08872f00-b7e5-4207-a89b-4021bf8c7329/events/b47dd78b-6fe9-4294-af79-3b75269ab674

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 11:08AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//What a Performance!! Duals at the Depot

A weekend of some great wrestling from your Pioneer Grapplers.  First, thanks to those who stepped up to fill varsity roster spots on short notice (Owen Armstrong, Mya Daroczy, Ethan Pitts-Dilley) and brought us home a bunch of team points to ensure we won our duals in pool wrestling to advance to the championship round. 

Everyone brought home team points this Saturday and ensured that we met up with our hosts, Osbourn HS, in the finals.  Hats off to Osbourn HS for hosting a great tournament and for closing it out with a win against us head to head.  

Thanks to our parents for great support, we could hear your encouragement from the stands.  We couldn't do it without you and you should be very proud of your student/athletes.  

On to the holiday break next week, full week of practice and then a short week ending up at Woodbridge for the Battle at the Bridge for the varsity and JV.  

 

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 5:45AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Individual Photos Available

Go to: http://www.candidcolor.net/

Click on Sports Portraits

Enter the access code: PATSM24

Follow the on-screen instructions to order individual photos.  

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 11:00AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week, Jan 15-19

Plan for the Week: Jan 15-19

Short week with chance of inclement weather, so will need to be flexible and keeping an eye out for school closure codes if they pop up. 

Monday, Jan 15- MLK Holiday, no practice for teams that do not have a competition on Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan 16- Practice, 6:00-8:00PM

Wednesday, Jan 17- Varsity Tri-Meet @ Freedom (South Riding) (25450 Riding Center Dr, Chantilly, VA).  We will wrestle 1x dual vs Freedom, other team is Unity Reed. 

Showtime= 3:30

Bus Departs= 4:00

Weigh In= 5:00

Wrestling= 6:00

Tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/d6c3634f-5f69-4b0e-9d82-29aae6e146cb/events

Thursday, Jan 18- JV Jamboree @ Osbourn HS (8949 Tudor Lane, Manassas, VA)

Showtime= 4:00

Bus Departs= 4:30

Weigh In= 5:00

Wrestling= 6:00-9:00

Tickets: https://spicket.events/osbournhs

Friday: Practice, 6:00-7:30PM

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 8:50AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Approximate Round Times for Duals at the Depot

Saturday will be a dual team tournament hosted by Osbourn HS.  Here are the approximate round times for the day: 

Round 1: 10:00 am

Round 2: 11:15 am

Round 3: 12:30 am** (small break) 

Round 4: 1:30 pm

Round 5: 2:45 pm

Expected teams are Osbourn, Alexandria City (ACHS), Park View, Charlottesville, John Paul the Great, Bishop McNamara and Osbourn Park

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 9:54PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Thanks to all for Senior Night/No Practice Friday

Thanks to one and all who came out to support Senior NIght, fans, parents, wrestlers.  You all did great honor to our departing Seniors  and what a magnificent performance from the team vs Osbourn.  

I will push out the plan for next week later, but going to take a good 96 hour stand-down to let some of the illness that has been plaguing the team and the school.  

NO PRACTICE FRIDAY or MONDAY.  Friday, just to let some of these bugs run their course and Monday due to the federal holiday.  Will see everyone on Tuesday at 6:00PM for  practice.  

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 8:38PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Admin Notes for this Week

To supplement the plan of the week: 

1. JV's last event of the season is the JV Jam on Thursday.  We will collect uniforms following the meet, if you can't attend, please arrange to turn in your singlet early.  JV athletes are encouraged to continue practicing through the State tournament to help our varsity prepare for districts and regionals. 

2. Need max attendance at Tuesday's practice.  We will vote on team captains for the 24-25 season and they will be announced at the team's awards dinner in March (date TBP). 

3. For varsity, looking to squeeze in a practice Thursday before the JV Jam.  We will discuss this at Monday's practice. 

4. The mulch order form has gone out.  Expect more on orders and delivery (team fundraising opportunity) in the near future.  

5. Looking to attend the Virginia Duals next season, will need a big fundraising effort to cover the cost of transportation and lodging (1x overnight in Hampton, VA).  Details to follow. 

Team News

5.0 months ago @ 8:42AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Holiday Break Schedule

Holiday Break Schedule: Dec 18-Jan 5

Monday, Dec 18- Friday, Dec 22- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Tuesday, Dec 26- Thursday, Dec 28- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Friday, Dec 29- Varsity at Battle at the Bridge, Woodbridge Senior HS (300 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA)

Showtime = 6:30AM, Bus Depart = 7:00, Weigh In = 9:00 (plus 1lb), Wrestling = 10:30

Tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/08872f00-b7e5-4207-a89b-4021bf8c7329/events/70bfc033-8e84-4650-97e3-291078fdc9be

Saturday, Dec 30- Varsity plus JV Battle at the Bridge

Showtime = 6:30AM, Bus Depart = 7:00, Weigh In = 8:00 (plus 2lb), Wrestling = 9:00

JV weigh in = 8:15 (plus 1lb), Wrestling = 9:30

Monday, Jan 1- HAPPY NEW YEAR- No practice

Tuesday, Jan 2- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Wednesday, Jan 3- Varsity and JV to Osbourn Park HS(8909 Euclid Ave, Manassas, V 20111)

Showtime = 4:00, Bus Depart = 4:30, Weigh In= 5:00, Wrestling = 6:00

Tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/cdfc03ea-290c-40ba-a2a6-54be073ace9e/events

Thursday, Jan 4- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Friday, Jan 5- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 8:29AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Districts Week

Regular season wrapped up with a 4th place finish at the Stafford Duals.  Impressive effort by the team and we are on a great glidepath to finish strong in the district tournament.  As I said in last week's message, the weather made this week a bit of a meat grinder with all of the re-scheduled competitions and the team came out stronger for it.  

Districts are the first milestone on the path to VA Beach, Gainesville HS will host this year's tournament and here is the tentative schedule: 

8:30- Weigh In (scratch +2 growth pounds) 

10:00- Round 1: Quaterfinals 

11:15- Round 2: Championship Semis and Consolation Quarters

1: 15- Round 3: Consolation Semis

2:45- Round 4: Consolation Finals (placement for 3d-5th)

4:30- Round 5: Finals

Top 4 in each bracket advance to Regionals next Saturday.  All times are approximate, rounds could go faster and will continue to roll as the pace of wrestling dictates. 

I will double check the trans matrix later and get the bus depart time posted up soon. 

For any JV wrestlers who did not compete at the Gainesville JV Jam, bring your singlet in to any of the practices this week so I can check you off (and not have to charge you for it), or turn it in to Mr. Qualls' office (bag it with your name).  

You can keep your lock, but clean everything out of your locker before the end of the week if you are moving on to a Spring sport. 

 

Team News

4.0 months ago @ 9:17AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week, Jan 22-27

Plan for the Week, Jan 22-27:

The home stretch of the regular season will be a bit of a meat grinder due to last week’s winter follies.

Monday, Jan 22: Practice, 6-8PM

Tuesday, Jan 23: Practice, 6-8PM

Wednesday, Jan 24: Varsity Double Dual vs Gainesville and Battlefield, hosted by Unity Reed (8820 Rixlew Ln., Manassas, VA 20109), tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/a64371e9-0da4-4609-9270-63d5e4ec024f/events/ceff342d-f13d-4298-80c3-7ed02e82ac3d

Showtime= 4:00

Bus Departs= 4:30

Weigh Ins= 5:00

Wrestling= 6:00

Thursday, Jan 25: JV Jam at Gainesville HS (13150 University Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155), tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/8695ad96-b2a0-4f9f-bfe8-f9898300775d

Showtime= 4:00

Bus Departs= 4:30

Weigh Ins= 5:00

Wrestling= 6-9PM

*We may schedule a varsity practice ahead of the JV Jam, pending facility availability

**JV will turn in any/all issued uniforms following the JV Jam, if your wrestler cannot make it, turn them in prior to at practice.

Friday, Jan 26: Varsity Dual vs Freedom (South Riding), (25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding, VA 20152), tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/d6c3634f-5f69-4b0e-9d82-29aae6e146cb/events/d23839c9-bd71-4507-89bc-a53430dd62af

Showtime= 4:00

Bus Departs= 4:30

Weigh Ins= 5:00

Wrestling= 6:00

Saturday, Jan 27: Varsity Dual Tournament at Stafford HS, (63 Stafford Indians Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405), tickets:  https://gofan.co/app/school/VA24952

Showtime= 6:30

Bus Departs= 7:00

Weigh Ins= 8:00

Wrestling= 9:00

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 9:05AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week of Dec 11-16

Plan for the week of Dec 11-16:

Monday, Dec 11- Home Dual vs Unity Reed

Tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/12e80d8c-9e2e-4946-bfb6-f35f63f13a63

Showtime for wrestlers is 4:00PM for set-up, weigh in at 5:00, wrestling at 6:00.

We will start with 4-5 JV exhibitions and move right in to Varsity after a quick break

Tuesday, Dec 12- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Wednesday, Dec 13- Team Pictures and Practice

Team Pictures- JV showtime 2:45, ready by 2:55, pictures at 3:00, Varsity showtime 3:00, ready by 3:10, pictures at 3:15

Will forward the link for photo packages once published

Practice, 6-8:00PM

Thursday, Dec 14- No Practice, JV Jam at Freedom (SR), 25450 Riding Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20152

Tickets: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/d6c3634f-5f69-4b0e-9d82-29aae6e146cb

Showtime 4:00PM, Bus departs at 4:30, weigh in 5:00, wrestling 6-9:00PM

Friday, Dec 15- Practice, 6-8:00PM

Saturday, Dec 16- Duals at the Depot, Team Tournament at Osbourn HS, 1977 Eagle Way, Manassas, VA 20110

Tickets: https://spicket.events/osbournhs

Showtime 6:30AM, bus departs at 7:00, weigh in 9:00, wrestling starts at 10:00

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 10:06AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Closing out this week, Plan for Dec 4-8

Great performance last night at Kettle Run by both our varsity and JV grapplers.  We had a few notable "next man up" performances to fill in some roster holes and got points in every circumstance.  Coaches are very proud of the team's work in the practice room and it has translated onto the mat.  

For the rest of this week: 

NOVA Classic. Friday showtime at Fairfax HS is 7:30AM, weigh ins are at 8:00.  Drop off at Door 21 on the backside of the school near the football field. 

I have submitted all of our travelers for excusal on Friday, but recommend a call to the attendance office to let them know and avoid the robocall on the back end. 

Saturday showtime at Patriot HS is 6:30, bus departs at 7:00 and weigh ins at 8:00.  

-----  BREAK -----

For next week, Dec 4-8: 

Monday, Dec 4- Practice 6:00-8:00PM

Tuesday, Dec 5- Practice 6:00-8:00PM

Wednesday, Dec 6- Practice 6:00-8:00PM

Thursday, Dec 7- No Practice, JV to Colgan HS (13833 Dumfries Rd., Manassas, VA 20112)

Showtime at 4:00PM

Bus Departs at 4:30PM

Weigh-In at 5:00PM

Wrestling 6-9:00PM

Tickets:  https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/658efb57-74be-4cb5-888f-2da171006458

Friday, Dec 8- Practice 6:00-8:00PM 

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 6:24PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Driver Form for NOVA Classic

See attached, two page form.  Will send page 2 in follow up note and post to Varsity Team Files. Only necessary if you are driving wrestlers in addition to your own to/from Fairfax HS on Friday.  We will have a bus for Saturday.  

Attached Files

Page 1

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 9:41AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Hightlights from NOVA Classic

Highlights from NOVA Classic: Overall, Coach Fisher and I are extremely proud of the level of effort and performance from all of our wrestlers this weekend.  This tournament was a good check to see where we stood against high level competition from across the state. 

Congrats to Luis Parades after being out with a debilitating stomach bug to finishing 8th at 165 and to Freshman phenom Angelo Chierico finishing 6th at 144 (with a district/regional head-to-head win against Freedom SR).

Great work from all of our wrestlers who fought through Friday to get to Saturday: Dylan Divver (with a regional head-to-head win against Woodbridge), Dominic Hildreth, Angelo, Owen Clayborne, Liam Young, Luis, and William Tantau. 

On the bubble, Richard Miner records 2 pins and loses a 1-0 decision against a tough wrestler from Westfield, who wound up taking 4th overall.

Payton Holmes notches a big, head-to-head win against Freedom in an exciting Sudden Victory gut check.

Both of our extra wrestlers, Cohen Rhee and Davin Chee demonstrated they are ready for varsity competition, notching team points and wins on Friday. 

The team is on a great trajectory for the season.  We start district competition next week with a home meet against Unity Reed (Dec 11). 

Thanks to all of our parents for your support, getting the team to FFX HS on Friday and enduring bleacher butt for both days.  It was a long weekend, but aside from the TrackWrestling hiccup on Saturday, thought that our hosts, Fairfax HS, ran a great tournament. 

Back in the practice room to tune up this week, JV to Colgan on Thursday. 

 

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 9:45PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Link to Impact Training

For those who still needed to complete Impact Training here is the link: 

www.impacttestonline.com/testing

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 2:29PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Wednesday Meet now a Tri Meet with JV

Hot off the press, Courtland HS will not be coming to Kettle Run Wednesday night, so, it will be a Tri-meet b/w PHS, Kettle Run and Liberty.  JV has been invited to get some exhibition matches and I will inform them at tonight's JV Jam.  

In terms of sequence, we will face Kettle Run at 6:00PM and Liberty at 7:30PM.  

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 8:56PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder on JV Jam and Info on Team Pictures

Couple items to communicate: 

1. JV Jam tomorrow at Colgan HS.  Showtime is 4:00 at Door 19, depart at 4:30, wrestling starts at 6:00. 

2. Monday is a Varsity Dual against Unity Reed.  Spoke with their coach and we should be able to run 5 JV exhibition matches before Varsity, so expect that it will be a quick turn b/w the JV and Varsity matches. 

3. Need wrestlers to bring and turn in all singlets Monday night after the meet.  We will launder and reissue on Tuesday night for Team Pictures on Wednesday.  Here is the schedule:

Sport                    Showtime       Photo TIme                       Location

Wrestling (jv)         2:55pm          3:00pm-3:05pm               Gymnasium

Wrestling (v)          3:10pm          3:15pm-3:20pm               Gymnasium

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 6:25PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Driver's Form page 2

See attached.  

Attached Files


Team News

6.0 months ago @ 12:07PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//JV Battle at the Bridge

A bit of a look ahead, we will do wrestle-offs tonight to set the line up for our first varsity duals on Nov 29 and Coach Fisher and I are really looking forward to seeing the team in action.  I will have the Varsity and JV rosters posted to the team page by Saturday evening based off the wrestle-off results.  

Looking a bit deeper in the schedule, this will be the first season that we will have a JV competition during the holiday break.  On Dec 30, we are looking to send as full of a JV squad as possible to Woodbridge for their Battle at the Bridge tournament (JV edition).  The varsity will already be there, wrestling on Dec 29 and 30.  Take a look at your holiday plans, will be asking the team for an estimate on how many wrestlers will participate by Wednesday of next week. 

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 6:46AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week Nov 20-24

Plan for Nov 20-24:

Monday- Practice 6-8PM

Tuesday- Practice 6-8PM

Wednesday- Practice 6-8PM, Uniform issue for JV wrestlers

Thursday- NO PRACTICE, Happy Thanksgiving

Friday- Practice 6-8PM

 

As I mentioned in my last note, if you had plans for the holiday weekend that take you out of town for that Friday, do not change them.  Family obligations are important, just make sure your wrestler gets out and runs off that turkey or maybe pay a drop in fee at a local gym and get a workout in. 

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 9:36PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week: Nov 27-Dec 2

Plan for the Week, Nov 27-Dec 2:

Monday, Nov 27: (No Varsity Practice) JV Jamboree at Meridian HS, 121 Mustang Alley, Falls Church, VA 22043.

Depart on the bus at 3:00 following dismissal, wrestling starts at 6:00 until 9:00PM

Tickets through GoFAN: https://gofan.co/app/school/VA86794  (no current event on their GoFAN so admission may be free)

Tuesday, Nov 28: Practice 6-8PM

Wednesday, Nov 29: (No JV Practice) Varsity Quad Meet at Kettle Run HS, 7403 Academic Ave, Nokesville, VA 20181.

Showtime to school 4:00PM

Depart 4:30, wrestling should start around 6:00PM, 3x Duals against Kettle Run, Courtland, Liberty (Bealton)

Tickets available: no mention of ticket sales on website

Thursday, Nov 30: Practice 6-8PM

Friday, Dec 1: (No JV Practice) Varsity Individual Tournament at Fairfax HS, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030.

We will not be able to get a bus on Friday and will need parents to drive.  Showtime at Fairfax HS is 7:30AM, weigh ins at 8:00.  (I will send you the door # for drop off when I get it)

If you are only driving your wrestler, you do not need a permission form, if you add wrestlers from other families, their parents will need to sign off on the permission form

Wrestling starts at 10:00AM

Tickets through ETix: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/18473/fairfax-high-school-athletics??performance_id=2454747&country=US&language=en ; admission is $10.00 a day

Saturday, Dec 2: Varsity Individual Tournament at Fairfax HS.

Showtime to school 6:30AM, depart at 7:00AM

Wrestling starts at 9:30AM

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 8:40AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder- JV Jam at Meridian HS on Nov 27

As we pause to give thanks and spend some well deserved time with families, just a reminder that we will be right in the thick of it when we return on Monday, Nov 27 with a JV Jamboree at Meridian HS. 

 

JV wrestlers- meet up in the hallway b/w the weight room and aux gym right after dismissal.  Make sure you have: 

 

1. Headgear

2. Wrestling Shoes

3. Mouthpiece (if you have braces)

4. Singlet (if you were not at last night's uniform issue, see me at this Weds or Friday practice)

5. Water bottle

 

Ensure that you trim your nails this weekend (I will have clippers onsite). 

 

Bus will depart at 3:00PM, weigh in at 5:00, wrestling from 6:00-9:00.  For parents, you wrestler will send you a text or call when we are about 10mins out returning to PHS for pick up in vicinity of door 19/20.  

 

For Varsity, no practice Monday, get a good run or workout in, see you Tuesday.  

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 12:59PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Rosters are Posted

Great start this weekend, to include the wrestle-offs last night. The varsity roster is set for the first dual meet on Nov 29 at Kettle Run.  

Thanks to all who came out today for the scrimmage at Brentsville and hats off to Coach Adams and his team for putting this on every year, great tune up to get our team ready to start competitions after Thanksgiving.  

Both the Varsity and JV rosters are posted on the team page under the Roster tab.  Wrestle-offs will continue throughout the season, so expect that these rosters will not be static and as I told the team, illness or injury could have a JV wrestler easily fleeting up to wrestle in a Varsity spot, so you always need to be ready and continue to grow/develop your skills as a wrestler.  

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 9:06PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Warm Up Music

Link below to select music that will play ahead of home matches:

It is time to choose your music!!

Click the link below to go to the Neptune Music Library.

Once you are there please put your name at the top, choose 5 songs from the music library and then click submit at the bottom of the page.

You have 48 hours to complete your request and submit.

Thanks!!

 

https://voyager.neptunenow.com/student_selection_form/521291ad849215c9f17ab3359cfc9062

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 4:56PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder, No Practice Monday, Parent Meeting @ 7:15

No practice on Monday, Winter Sports Parent Meeting @ 7:15 in the Auditorium with a quick, individual sport breakout following.  Mr. Qualls will tell you where each sport will locate.  

Practice Tues-Fri, 6-8PM and Scrimmage at Brentsville District HS on Saturday, 9-11AM.

Read ahead for Monday's meeting attached, but I will have copies.  

Attached Files

Parents Meeting Nov 13 2023


Team News

6.0 months ago @ 10:31AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder: Scrimmage this Saturday at Brentsville District HS

We will be headed over to Brentsville District HS for a scrimmage with teams from our host, Chantilly, Millbrook and Fauquier.  We will not take a team bus over, so wrestlers will need to be dropped off/picked up at the school to participate.  

Doors will open at 8:00AM, please arrive by 8:30AM so we can huddle and get a good warm-up in.  

Wrestling will start at 9:00 and go until 11:00, when wrestlers will be released to travel home.  Spectators are invited to attend.  

Address: 12109 Aden Rd, Nokesville, VA 20181

After the Thanksgiving holiday, we will take off at about a full spirit with a JV contest on Monday, Nov 27, Varsity Quad meet (4 teams) on Wednesday, Nov 29, and a varsity, individual tournament on Fri/Sat, Dec 1-2 at Fairfax HS.

Most wrestlers in the room have wrestling shoes, need to ensure come competition time that they have headgear (common vendors Cliff Keen, ASICS, Rudis, Addidas).  I have a limited amount of loaners.  Recommend to purchase ASAP and try fitting it and wearing in the practice room before going into a live match. 

If you wrestler has braces, need to have a mouthpiece that covered top and bottom teeth.  You will not be able to compete without it.  

We will have practice in and around the holiday next week.  Will send out the plan for the week for your review tonight after practice.  Bottom line, if you have travel plans, do not modify them for practice.  Family commitments are important and your wrestler can always bring a set of workout clothes and get in a run or other workout.  

Team News

6.0 months ago @ 10:31AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder: Scrimmage this Saturday at Brentsville District HS

We will be headed over to Brentsville District HS for a scrimmage with teams from our host, Chantilly, Millbrook and Fauquier.  We will not take a team bus over, so wrestlers will need to be dropped off/picked up at the school to participate.  

Doors will open at 8:00AM, please arrive by 8:30AM so we can huddle and get a good warm-up in.  

Wrestling will start at 9:00 and go until 11:00, when wrestlers will be released to travel home.  Spectators are invited to attend.  

Address: 12109 Aden Rd, Nokesville, VA 20181

After the Thanksgiving holiday, we will take off at about a full spirit with a JV contest on Monday, Nov 27, Varsity Quad meet (4 teams) on Wednesday, Nov 29, and a varsity, individual tournament on Fri/Sat, Dec 1-2 at Fairfax HS.

Most wrestlers in the room have wrestling shoes, need to ensure come competition time that they have headgear (common vendors Cliff Keen, ASICS, Rudis, Addidas).  I have a limited amount of loaners.  Recommend to purchase ASAP and try fitting it and wearing in the practice room before going into a live match. 

If you wrestler has braces, need to have a mouthpiece that covered top and bottom teeth.  You will not be able to compete without it.  

We will have practice in and around the holiday next week.  Will send out the plan for the week for your review tonight after practice.  Bottom line, if you have travel plans, do not modify them for practice.  Family commitments are important and your wrestler can always bring a set of workout clothes and get in a run or other workout.  

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 1:52PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Hydration Testing_Tues, Nov 7 and Weds, Nov 8

The following individuals will report to the training room at 3:15 for hydration testing:

Tues, Nov 7

Dominic Hildreth, Luis Parades, Davin Chhe, David Chhe, Dylan Divver, Owen Clayborne, Mackay Levine, Angelo Cherico, Jeremy Glaze, Cohen Rhee

Wed, Nov 8

Westley Erickson, Kyle Prado, Will Tantau, Jacob McGonigle, Richard Miner, Brian Cumba, Stephen Nolasco Ruiz, Jacob Slingwine, Liam Young, Finn Owens

The list for Thursday and the following week will be published based on who presents and is eligible at Monday's practice.  For non-Fall sports athletes, the testing window closes on Nov 18.  Tips to prepare are located in the Varsity Team Files folder. 

 

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 9:30AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Plan for the Week: Nov 13-18

Two highlights for the week, Winter Sports Meeting at 7:15 on Monday, Nov 13 in the Auditorium.  Will follow with a wrestling specific breakout.  On Saturday, Nov 18, we head to Brentsville District HS for a scrimmage:

Monday- No Practice, Winter Sports Meeting, 7:15PM until complete in the Auditorium

Tuesday- Practice, 6-8PM

Wednesday- Practice, 6-8PM

Thursday- Practice, 6-8PM

Friday- Practice, 6-8PM, Re-scheduled for Wrestle Offs, may end early, will let all know by Wednesday so you can plan for pick up of your student-athlete

Saturday- Scrimmage, 9-11AM, Brentsville District HS, 12109 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181.  We will not take a bus.  Parents can drop off wrestlers by 8:30 to warm up, or, you can stay and watch.  It is like an enhanced practice, wrestlers will be called out by weight class and pair with wrestlers from other schools for exhibition matches, usually get 3-4 matches in before wrapping up.  BDHS will run concessions.  Pick up after 11:00.  

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 11:45AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Team Rules

Please review prior to Monday's practice.  I will go over them before we start.  

Attached Files

Wrestling Team Rules 23-24


Team News

7.0 months ago @ 6:42PM

Patriot HS Wrestling/Plan for the Week of Nov 6-10//Tryouts

The season is upon us.  Here is the plan for Tryout Week next Monday-Friday:

For each and every practice, clean gym clothes, headgear, mouthpieces (mandatory if you have braces), hand carry wrestling shoes and change in the room and water bottle. 

Monday- Practice from 6:00-8:00 PM, Aux Gym

Check in and confirm eligibility (form, physical, blue card)

Focus on wrestling from the neutral position

Tuesday- Practice from 6:00-8:00 PM, Aux Gym

Day 1, Hydration Testing for Varsity wrestlers (list TBP)- see attached for tips to prepare

Focus on wrestling from top position

Wednesday- Practice from 6:00-8:00 PM, Aux Gym

Day 2, Hydration Testing for Varsity wrestlers and select JV (list TBP)

Focus on wrestling from bottom position

Thursday- Practice from 6:00-8:00 PM, Aux Gym

Day 3, Hydration Testing, JV and Varsity appeals

Focus on wrestling in all phases/situational wrestling

Friday- Practice from 6:00-8:00 PM, Aux Gym

2d Annual RED vs BLUE Classic, wrestle offs for first Varsity Dual (matches TBP)

Exhibition matches for all others   

Attached Files


Team News

7.0 months ago @ 7:55PM

Patriot HS Wrestling/Spirit Wear Store is open

All: 

  Team Store is open for business through November 12: 

https://stores.athletesmark.com/patriot_wrestling/shop/home 

For new wrestlers, we will issue you a singlet for competitions, but the warm up top (Classic Solid Pullover in Blue) is available for purchase and is customizable for a small additional fee.  

  As discussed in the interest meetings, part of the proceeds from sales comes back to the team as a fundraising activity.  Get your gear now to show your support for our Pioneer grapplers.  Intent is to have it in hand before the first varsity match at the end of November.  

Coach Edwards 

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 12:03PM

Patriot HS Wrestling/Checklist for Tryout Week: Nov 6-10

Great final off-season session last night.  Reminder that we will not have off-season workouts next week ahead of the opening week of the season on Nov 6-10.  

Tryouts/Practice start on Monday, Nov 6 at 6:00PM in the auxiliary gym and run until 8:00.  Same time and location through Friday and for the rest of the season.  

In order to participate, here are the forms/tasks to complete (blank forms for all available outside Mr. Qualls' office): 

1. White/yellow eligibility form filled out and turned in to Activities Office 

2. Blue Emergency card filled out and signed by parent- will be turned in to coaches if you do not already have one on file

3, Physical complete (dated after May 1) and turned in to trainer

4. Concussion training complete and turned in to the trainer

I will try to publish the schedule for hydration training/weight control program as soon as I finalize with Mr. McCullough.  It will begin during tryout week and go until all are enrolled.  Refer to the Varsity Team Files for tips to prepare for hydration testing.  

If you do not participate in a Fall sport that overlaps with wrestling, contact the coaches soonest if you have a conflict with tryout week.  If we do not have advanced warning of a conflict and you don't attend, you will likely not be allowed to join the team late.  

 

 

 

 

Team News

7.0 months ago @ 8:54PM

Patriot HS Wrestling/Handouts for Oct 19 Interest Meeting

I will have copies to pass out at the meeting, but if you cannot attend or if you missed a handout, the following documents are posted to the team's Files under the Varsity Team page: 

- Season Guidance and Expectations

- Weight Control Program Handout for Parents

- Hydration Testing Tips for Wrestlers

If you have completed eligibility forms (white/yellow form) and haven't turned them in to Activities, bring them to the meeting.  

Team News

8.0 months ago @ 6:00PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Interest Meeting, Oct 19

Wrestling Season is right around the corner, coaches will host an interest meeting next week to lay out expectations, tryouts, answer questions and collect your information: 

Who: Prospective wrestlers and/or club managers

What: Interest Meeting

When: Oct 19, 7-8 PM

Where: Auxilliary Gym, enter through Door 19

If you still haven't turned in a physical, concussion training, or have eligibility forms, bring them with you and will get them turned in to the Activities Director.  See you there. 

Attached Files

Interest Meeting Flyer


Team News

9.0 months ago @ 12:53PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//No Off-Season Workout Sep 7, Back to School Night

Hope everyone is getting ready for and enjoys the holiday weekend.  Update to our current workout schedule, no lifting or open mat on Thursday, Sept 7 due to Back to School night.  

Next workout will be Sept 11.  

Team News

9.0 months ago @ 10:41AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Reminder: No workouts Aug 31, Sep 4

First off, great participation in our off-season program, excited to continue to build on our strength/conditioning and mat work to be peaking as we get into the regular season in November.  

Reminder, no workouts this Thursday, Aug 31 or Monday, Sep 4 due to the Labor Day holiday. Next workout is Thursday, Sep 7.   

For those showing up for the first time, remember that you need the following in order to participate: 

1. Updated Physical, dated after May 1, 2023 (it will be good for full school year)

2. Concussion Training certificate printed and signed by parent

Both need to be turned in to either Mr. Qualls in the Athletics Office or with Mr. McCullough in the training room.

3. Blue, emergency contact card signed by a parent (this is turned in to me)  

Enjoy your upcoming holiday weekend.  

Team News

9.0 months ago @ 4:36PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Updated Off-Season Workout Schedule

Had to re-synch the schedule, here are our latest dates for workouts: 

Aug 21, 24, 28

Sep 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28

Oct 12, 16, 19, 26

Workouts will be on Mondays and Thursdays.  Wednesdays did not have the facility availability we needed.  

We will start in the weight room at 6:00PM, transition into the main gym for open mat work from 7:00-8:00PM. 

Fall sport athletes, I will see you when you have been released by your coach at the end of your Fall season, not earlier.  

If you participate in FCA, Birds of Prey, VA Patriots or any other wrestling club that your parents pay for, that takes priority if there are time conflicts.  These off-season workouts are a chance to knock off some dust, get stronger, build some team cohesion and learn a little bit before going in to our season.  For new wrestling families, these are opportunities, not mandatory.  Coach Fisher and I do not evaluate wrestlers based off either their performance or attendance at these workouts. 

 

Team News

10.0 months ago @ 7:19PM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Notes from Interest Meeting

Thanks for all who could attend and for those who couldn't, I have attached the Guidance and Expectations document for your review.  

CHANGE 1: NO OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS NEXT WEEK.  We were bumped from the Aux Gym by an in-season sport, so I need to relook what is available.  Still looking at Mondays and Wednesday b/w 6:00-8:00PM, but will more likely be a combo of weights and open mat work.  I will try to get a revised workout schedule out by the middle of next week.  

Keep working on getting an updated physical, complete concussion training and ensure you have a blue emergency contact card on hand or turned in to me before you report to either off-season workouts or the first week of tryouts in November.  

Hope you all continue to enjoy the rest of your Summer and see you soon.  

Attached Files

23-24 Guidance and Expectations


Team News

10.0 months ago @ 8:33AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Interest Meeting and Off-Season Workouts

Hope that everyone is enjoying the Summer.  We will host an interest meeting for new wrestlers, which will also serve as a kick-off meeting for returning wrestlers to review expectations for the upcoming season, distribute and collect blue emergency contact cards (a prerequisite for attendance at any off season workout) as well as, having a current physical and concusssion training.  

Location: Commons 2 (new families can park in the lot adjacent to the football field and enter door 26)

Date: Aug 10

Time: 6:00 PM

I will have a stack of blue cards, as well as a take home 1-pager with expectations, contact info and key timing.

Off Season workout schedule To Be Published, due to conflict with an in-season sport 

Tryouts Nov 6-10.  

If there are changes, will communicate via this website and our Twitter page, recommend scribing to one or the other to get the latest. For those that can't make this session, will run a catch up meeting closer to the Winter season.  

 

Team News

2.0 months ago @ 10:07AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Clinic Opportunity in Fairfax, April 27

USMC Sports Leadership Academy will host a clinic for interested wrestlers on April 27 at Robinson Secondary School (5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032).  

Registration Link: https://usmcsports.com/wrestling/

Team News

2.0 months ago @ 10:22AM

Patriot HS Wrestling//Legend Wrestling Club Camp Opportunities

Depending on how your Summer plans are shaping up, two camp opportunities hosted by Legend Wrestling Club in Vienna: 

NC State Camp- June 27-30

GMU Camp- July 8-11

Registration link to be published, more info at: https://legendwrestling.org/


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