Gut Check 2021
Posted by Marc on 10/6/2020, 1:31 pm
I hope you are all doing as well as possible during these crazy times. I wanted to post an update on the event and I have been watching closely across the country as to what each state is doing as far as season schedule. If nothing else, let's turn this negative year (and of course wrestling season) into a positive for our wrestlers by offering what we are doing. Here you go.... |
- The Gut Check "clinic and live wrestling" will be held on June 27-29, 2021 @ Showare.
- This will be sponsored/sanctioned by USA Wrestling (WIAA will not have any sanctioning whatsoever this year).
- This is a 3 day event. Day 1 free clinic to registered teams and team duels, day 2 and 3 GC "clinic and live wrestling" portion.
- We will have our first women's GC event as well in what appears to be about a 24-man bracket and they will get championship belts as well.
- There will be a larger weight allowance offered (TBD) as each state has a variance of schedules.
Because USA Wrestling is sanctioning the event, and notice it is called a "clinic and live wrestling", this allows coaches in states such as ours to coach that are usually not permitted to coach their school team wrestlers and club wrestlers. Since no states are traveling outside of their respective state this season the dual portion has already committed 8 of the top 25 teams in the country to get the duels they will miss out on. We will allow the top 16-20 full teams registered to participate in the duels.
There will be no super teams allowed, and team names can be modified if need be. Example: Newberg High School= Newberg. Toppenish High School=Toppenish, or a club name can be used.
This is a huge effort by many that want/need to have this level of competition see happen, AND WE ALL DO, so this is a big deal to have in our backyard as many college coaches will be there to recruit our guys hopefully and many participants!
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay well and looking forward to seeing you all in an environment we all miss!!!!