We will be sending out weekly announcements by email to the email address used to register each wrestler. If you do not receive an email in your inbox, please check your junk mail and flag it as not junk. These announcements will also be posted below.
As always, if you have questions, you may email Coach David at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with Coach Chon before or after practice.
2/10/2023 - Tournament Schedule and Other Wrestling Opportunities
Good afternoon Aloha Wrestling Family,
To allot enough time for weigh-ins, we've adjusted the arrival times for each session to start 15 minutes earlier for the Hillsboro tournament tomorrow.
7/8 = 7:45am
5/6 = 9:45am
3/4 = 11:45am
1/2 & Pk/K = 1:45pm
We are finalizing dates for our end of Metro season party for the first week of March. We will send an update once we have confirmation.
This year we will continue to practice after the Metro Wrestling Season. There are opportunities for our middle school wrestlers to continue to compete at the Oregon middle school qualifier and Middle school championships at beginning of March. For our younger advanced wrestling team we will begin Freestyle and Greco wrestling. This is the type of wrestling that you see in the Olympics and internationally. There are some fun opportunities for our wrestlers to compete in some local freestyle/ greco tournaments as well in early March. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm for the remainder of the season. There are no additional charges to wrestle with our program for the season other than any tournament registration fees. Please reach out to Mandy tomorrow if you have any questions or send us an email.
We would not have been able to have the success we had this season without the help of all our volunteer coaches and help from our Aloha High School wrestling program. Also, big shout out and thank you to Kerri Engelman who has been taking all of the wonderful pictures and videos of our kids at the tournaments and practices. Please take the time to thank one of them tomorrow.
This has been a great season and one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Good Luck to all our Aloha youth wrestlers and our Aloha High school wrestlers as they wrestle in District Championships tomorrow.
2/6/2023 - Schedule
Good afternoon Warrior Family,
We are in the last week of our regular Metro season. That does not mean we are done. We will continue to hold practices twice a week for our middle school as well as advanced wrestlers that would like to learn freestyle wrestling. I will send more information this weekregarding what that will look like.
For this week we will have regular practice Tuesday and Thursday K/4 6:00-7:30pm. 5/8 6:00-8:00pm. Advanced practice Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm.
This Saturday(2/11) we will have our Metro Tournament Championship at Hillsboro High School, 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA. Tournament sweatshirts and tshirts will be available for purchase. We will be following the same 4 session format as our last tournament.
1/16/2023 - Practice and Tournament Schedule and Picture Day
Good afternoon Warrior Family,
This week we will be having regular practices on Tuesday and Thursday K/4- 6:00-7:30 and 5/8- 6:00-8:00pm. We will be taking team pictures this Tuesday during practice. Please make sure your wrestler wears their singlet and this years Aloha wrestling t-shirt to practice.
This Saturday we will have a metro tournament at Glencoe High School- Glencoe High School 2700 NW Glencoe Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA. We will be moving to a 4 session format which is what we used last year. Please note the changes to the schedule. We will update the changes on our website schedule page at www.alohamatclub.org
This Wednesday our Aloha HS team will be having their first home dual against Sunset. Come cheer the team on. JV starts at 6pm & VARSITY at 7pm.
1/9/2023 - Order Pickup and Picture Day
There were a couple of things that I forgot to include in the message last night. If you placed a sweatshirt/sweatpants order with the high school, Coach Holyoak will be available at 6pm before practice to hand orders out.
Next Tuesday January 17th, we will be taking group wrestling pictures before practice. Please have your wrestler wear their singlet and wrestling shirt to practice. We are going to try and take pictures at the beginning of practice. Please make sure that your wrestler is there by 6pm so we can get everyone in the team pictures.
Have a great week!
1/8/2023 - Practice Schedule and USA Tournament Follow-up
Good evening Warrior Family,
It was great to see some of our wrestlers out at the Newberg Classic competing this weekend. For most of our wrestlers, this was their first USA tournament. I was proud of the effort that they put forth.
We have two metro tournaments coming up this month, Glencoe on January 21st and Wilsonville on January 29th. Our practice schedule for this week is as follows.
Monday and Wednesday regular practice- K-4th 6:00pm- 7:30pm, 5th-8th 6:00- 8:00pm.
Tuesday will be advanced practice from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Finally, I wanted to share something that Bill Volk our Aloha Athletics Director shared with the high school wrestling parents last month. It comes from the experience of being a coach and parent. I wish I had heard this 15 years ago.
- Praise performance, Not Outcome
- Ask for permission to give opinion/criticism
- Be aware of your Verbal/Non-Verbal body language
- Car Ride Home…Do Not Talk about things that suck
- Know your ROLE
1/2/2023 - Practice Schedule and USA Tournament - Newberg
Good afternoon Warrior Family,
I hope everyone had a great holiday break. Our wrestlers will be headed back to school tomorrow and we will be resuming practices.
Advanced practice for 5th-8th grade will be on Tuesday (1/3) from 6:00-7:30pm. Wednesday (1/4) will be regular practice. 6:00-7:30pm for K/4 and 6:00-8:00pm for 5/8.
We had 7 wrestlers compete at the USA Banks Tournament last weekend with a few not making it due to illness. Congratulations to Landon Blanchet on taking 1st place at the event.
There will be another USA wrestling tournament this Saturday in Newberg- The Oregon Classic Qualifier. We will haves coaches at this tournament.
You can preregister for this event by clicking on the link below for Oregon Classic Qualifier Metro 2023
This tournament will not have a separate girls bracket because this is a qualifier tournament for the Oregon Classic which is in Redmond Jan 13-15, 2023. There is a girls only tournament for girls 8U thru 16U at the Oregon Classic and they do not need to qualify.
As Coach Chon mentioned last week, USA tournaments should be considered for advanced yellow/blue card wrestlers. Please reach out if you have any questions. As always, you can find our updated schedule and information at www.alohamatclub.org
12/27/2022 - USA Wrestling Tournament - Banks 12/31
Below you will find the link that should be used to pre-register your wrestler if they are going to participate at the Banks USA tournament on Saturday. The cost for the tournament is $5 less if you pre register vs registering at the door. If your wrestler did not give you their USA Card after practice today please send Mandy a text and she can send you a picture 503-933-9292 We recommend you take a picture of the card anyways. Your wrestler will need to provide their USA card at tournament.
Registration deadline is Friday- 12/30/2022 @ 8:00 p.m. pst
Banks High School- 13050 NW Main St. Banks, Oregon 97106
Weigh ins: 7-8 am
Wrestling start: 10:00 am
Entry Fee: $20 for pre registered athletes, $25 at the door
Spectators: Adults $3, Kids $1
Age Groups: 6U, 8U,10U,12U,14U,16U
(Please refer to the picture below to look at the birth year to determine what age group to select)
Let me know if you have any questions!
12/25/2022 - Schedule
Good afternoon Warrior families,
I hope everyone had a great weekend. The inclement weather is behind us for now and we have a couple of practices on the schedule for this coming week. Monday (12/26) we will have K-8 practice from 11:00am-12:30pm. Tuesday (12/27) we will have K-8 practice from 6:00-7:30pm. The updated schedule can also be found at www.alohamatclub.org
Right now our next confirmed metro tournament is not until January 21st. There is a possibility of additional metro tournament dates opening up before then. We have been looking for additional wrestling opportunities for our wrestlers for January. In addition to our regular youth wrestling tournaments with Metro Youth Wrestling, we have the ability to compete in USA sanctioned wrestling events.
What is the difference between Metro Youth wrestling tournaments and USA wrestling tournaments? Metro Youth tournaments are free. USA wrestling tournaments generally cost around $20 to register and compete. Metro tournaments utilize a 3 level- beginner, intermediate, and advanced card system. USA wrestling tournaments are open tournaments. Wrestlers compete based on their age/weight categories. https://www.usawmembership.com/age_group_weight_chart
USA wrestling tournaments usually are all day events. Wrestlers generally weigh in between 7am-8am. Wrestling usually begins around 9:30am and depending on bracket size can last into the afternoon. I want to make sure parents are aware of the time commitments. USA tournaments are advanced tournaments and should be considered for advanced wrestlers or by coaches invitation. There will be some USA tournaments coming up over the next two weekends. Coach Chon will be talking to advanced wrestlers about the upcoming USA tournaments. If you have any questions regarding whether this is the right fit for your wrestler, please talk to Coach Chon at practice this week.
I hope everyone continues to enjoy Christmas break.
12/20/2022 - Practice Schedule Update and Weather Concerns
Good afternoon Warrior families,
We needed to make a change to our practice schedule for K-8 over Christmas break. We will be having practice this Thursday and Friday (12/22, 12/23) from 11:00am-12:30 pm.
Next week we will be having practice on Monday (12/26) from 11:00am-12:30 pm and on Tuesday (12/27) from 6:00-7:30pm.
I encourage everyone to try and get their wrestlers to practice during break. We do have the possibility of inclement weather coming for Thursday and Friday of this week. We are running our practices right after the high school wrestling team. If they decide to cancel practices due to weather, we will cancel ours. We will notify families of any schedule changes due to weather conditions thru Facebook, email, and on our website under the announcements tab. www.alohamatclub.org
I hope everyone has a great Christmas break with their wrestlers.
12/14/2022 - Updated Schedule for Thursday
We have a change to our schedule for this Thursday (12/15). Our 6th- 8th grade middle schoolers have been invited to Southridge High School this Thursday to wrestle against the Southridge middle school team prior to the varsity wrestling dual between Aloha and Southridge. We understand that this is short notice and if your wrestler is not able to attend, they can still practice with remaining team at Aloha. We are fortunate to have high school wrestling coaches in our league that our committed to our youth wrestling programs. This an excellent opportunity for our older youth wrestlers. We hope to be able to participate in more events like this. This also gives our middle school wrestlers an excellent opportunity to watch the high school team.
Southridge High School (dual will be in main gym)- 9625 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008
Wrestlers will need to show up at 5:30 pm . Wrestling will begin at 6:00 pm. High school varsity wrestles at 8:00pm.
Wrestlers will wear their singlets and team shirts that are being passed out tonight.
Adult admission to the dual is $6.00. Southridge is allowing us a guest list for middle school families so they can get in for free. Each wrestler is allowed two guests. Please reply to email@example.com by 10:00am this Thursday (12/15) with your wrestlers name and names of two guests to get on the list.
For our K/5th graders practice will be from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday night in our mat room.
12/12/2022 - Tournament Recap, Practice, Next Tournament
Good evening Warrior families,
Thank you to everyone that came out to wrestle at Sherwood last Sunday. There were 550 wrestlers at the tournament. We have one more tournament this Saturday before we go on winter break. As of right now, this is our last confirmed Metro tournament until January 21st. We are looking at other wrestling match opportunities for our youth to wrestle which we will discuss once we receive more information. Here is our schedule for this week.
Our updated schedule can also be found at Schedule
Advanced practice for 5th-8th grade will be on Tuesday from 6:00-7:30pm. Wednesday and Thursday will be regular practice. 6:00-7:30pm for K/4 and 6:00-8:00pm for 5/8.
The tournament this Saturday (12/17 ) will be at Hillsboro High School, 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA
The tournament follow the same schedule as todays.
12/4/2022 - Practice Update and Tournament Announcement
Hello Warrior Family,
We had another good showing at the Forest Grove wrestling tournament today. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it.
We have some changes to the practice schedule this week. We are going to take this Monday off. The practice this week is as follows.
Tuesday (12/6) advanced practice 6:00-7:30pm This is for grades 5th-8th grade or by coaches invitation.
Wednesday (12/7) regular practice. 6:00-7:30pm Grades K/4 and 6:00-8:00pm Grades 5/8
Thursday (12/8) regular practice. 6:00-7:30pm Grades K/4 and 6:00-8:00pm Grades 5/8
We will be following this practice schedule for this week and for next week. Changes have been made to the calendar at www.alohamatclub.org
The tournament this Sunday (12/11) will be at Sherwood High School- 18800 SW Haide Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140,
We will be following the same schedule as the last two tournaments. See the calendar for the tournament schedule.
-Coaches must have USA Leader Card on a lanyard.
-Only coaches & approved volunteers on the floor. Please make sure your parents are aware.
12/1/2022 - Warrior Gear Order
Hello Warrior Families,
The Aloha High School wrestling team is putting in a gear order for high school wrestlers and their families that want to purchase a hoody or sweatpants. Coach Holyoak is including us in this order and has added youth sizes this year to the order. Orders must be in by the Sunday night 12/4/2022.
Please click here to place the order.
11/28/2022 - Advance Practice and Schedule
Good evening Warrior Families,
Thank you to everyone that came out to the tournament on Sunday. We had 45 wrestlers compete this weekend. As a reminder, our practice schedule and tournament schedule can be found on our website - https://www.alohamatclub.org/schedule
Tuesday 11/29, we will be running advanced practice. Advanced wrestling practice is for 5th-8th grade or if a younger wrestler is invited by a coach. Please note that we have adjusted the practice time - 6:00-7:30 pm for advanced practice for this week.
Wednesday 11/30, we will have our regular schedule practice. K-4th grade 6:00-7:30pm.
5-8th grade 6:00-8:00pm.
This Sunday 12/4, We will be competing at Forest Grove High School. 1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, OR 97116
We will be following the same dual schedule as last week. Please make sure your wrestler shows up on time. We had a few wrestlers last week that showed up late and were not able to compete.
11/21/2022 - Singlets
Good afternoon Warrior families. Our team singlets have arrived and we will be checking them out this week. As a club, we have invested in new singlets for the team. We are hoping to use these singlets over the next several years. The team singlets will be checked out and need to be washed and returned to the club by the time of our end of season awards banquet. We have ordered shirts which your wrestler will be able to keep. The shirts will arrive sometime in early December.
We have 4 tournaments scheduled over the next 4 weekends. We are looking forward to seeing our Aloha wrestlers and families at the tournaments!
11/20/2022 - First Tournament
Good Afternoon Warrior Family, I hope everyone had a great weekend! We wanted to send out the practice schedule for this week including information on the upcoming Metro League tournament on Sunday Nov. 27th in Scappoose.
We need to purchase USA cards for each wrestler this week to compete in Metro Wrestling tournaments. If you have not already made arrangements or paid your wrestlers registration this season, they will not be able to compete at tournaments. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or need to make payment arrangements. Also as a reminder, our practice and tournament schedule can be found at www.alohamatclub.org
Note- If school and/or after school activities are cancelled by Beaverton School District due to inclement weather, we will not have practice.
Practice will be on Monday (11/21) and Tuesday (11/22). K-4th grade will practice from 6:00-7:30pm . 5th-8th grade practice from 6:00 -8:00pm.
The first tournament will be this coming Sunday (11/27) at Scappoose High School Gym- 33700 SE High School Way Scappoose, OR 97056-3325. Our tournament will be divided into two sessions. Please note the arrival times for wrestlers. 5th-8th grade need to arrive by 8:00am. Prek-4th grade needs to arrive by 11:30 am. All wrestlers need to check in with Mandy Rodelo when they arrive so that we can check them in. This is very important and time sensitive so make sure you let us know your wrestler is there. Entry fees- $1 kid, $3 adult. Wrestlers and Coaches with USA card are free. As a reminder to all parents/ spectators, only coaches with USA Cards and approved volunteers are allowed on the wrestling floor during the tournament.
MORNING SESSION = 5/6 & 7/8
7:45 AM Doors Open
8:00 AM Wrestler Arrivals
8:20 AM Coaches Meeting
8:30 AM Bracketing Begins
9:00 AM Bracketing Complete / Staging
9:30 AM Wrestling Starts
11:30 AM Finish
AFTERNOON SESSION = PreK/K, 1/2 & 3/4
11:30 AM Wrestler Arrivals
11:50 AM Coaches Meeting
12:00 PM Bracketing Begins
12:30 PM Bracketing Complete / Staging
1:00 PM Wrestling Begins
3:30 PM Finish
Grade Level: PreK/K, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Skill Level (Card System):
White = Beginner
Yellow = Intermediate
Blue = Advanced
Weight: 10% guideline
***Any combination of grade level divisions or weight discrepancies need to be cleared by ALL coaches in the bracket and recorded on the Bracket Exceptions Sheet.***
5/6 & 7/8 = Three 1:30 minute rounds, 30 seconds between
PreK/K, 1/2 & 3/4 = Three 1 minute rounds, 30 seconds between
Wrestlers & Coaches (w/USA Card) Free