IHSWCA Members and Indiana Wrestling Community:

It’s crazy to grasp the concept of time.  It seems as though when you were younger, you had all the time in the world.  And, as you get older, time seems to slip away faster and faster.  Here we are, half way through the 2019-20 season and the Holidays are upon us.  This year we get an extra special Christmas gift as the 2 lbs allowance will be in affect the day after Christmas, so we don’t have to wait until the new year.  Also, with the Holidays come exciting Holiday tournaments, IHSGW North and South Regionals on January 10, our prestigious Team State Duals on January 4 and Middle School State on February 9.  Those are followed, of course, by our individual state tournament series ending with the State Finals on February 21 & 22, as well as our Hall of Fame Banquet on February 23.  So many things going on right now, I hope everyone is ready for them!

Get your girls registered for Regionals! Here’s the link to the South Regional which will be held at Edgewood High School.:

  https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=168059132

Here’s the link to the North Regional which will be held at Maconaquah HIgh School:

https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=168058132

More info can be found on www.ihsgw.net

Information about the High School Team State Duals held at the Ft. Wayne Coliseum this year can be found on our website at www.ihswca.org

Middle School State will be held at Center Grove High School this year.  Here’s the link to register:

https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=165938132

Also, a note to ISWA Club Leaders and athletes.  All athletes 17 or over will have to complete the SafeSport program to complete their USA Wrestling Membership.  More information can be found out about this topic on the ISWA website www.iswa.com

One last thing, I want to remind all of the members and coaches to get involved in our committees as a way to have a voice and make a difference with some hot topics in our sport. If you are interested in being involved in any of these committees, contact me and I will lead you in the right direction.  The committees are as follows: Girls Wrestling, Olympic Styles, IHSWCA Team State Duals, IHSAA State Championship Tournament, and IHSWCA Middle School State.  

Good luck the rest of your season, don’t forget to get your memberships up to date to honor your Academic All State Wrestlers

Sincerely,

Jake O’Neill

Wabash High School

IHSWCA President