Little Eagles Wrestling season begins Feb. 9

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first_imgELLSWORTH — Peewee wrestling season is almost under way.Starting Feb. 9, Little Eagles Wrestling Club practices will be held Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School.Two new coaches have joined the program: Logan Walsh, owner of Wrestlers Way in Ellsworth, and last year’s Ellsworth High School 152-pound state champion, Connor Petros.Michelle Hamby, president of the Little Eagles Wrestling Club, said the program is open to children ages pre-kindergarten to eighth grade from all communities, not just Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Everybody is invited to experience a practice,” Hamby said. “Come check it out, and see what you think.”There is an optional registration fee of $25 per wrestler. Singlets as well as tournament and travel expenses are paid for by the program.“The whole purpose of this program is to teach kids the fundamentals,” Hamby said. “Our tournament will fund us for most of the year.”Ellsworth High School will host the fourth annual Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 5. High school and University of Maine-Orono wrestlers will help run the event.The Little Eagles are also scheduled to attend six other optional tournaments throughout the season.For more information, like the “Ellsworth Little Eagles Wrestling” Facebook page, or contact Hamby at [email protected] or call/text 812-1045.Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament Ellsworth High School will host the fourth annual Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 5. The event will be conducted in a round-robin format with staggered weigh-in and wrestling times.Tournament cost per wrestler is $15 pre-registration or $20 at the door. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 per student and $10 per family.For wrestlers ages pre-kindergarten to fourth grade, weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m., and competition starts at 9:30. For wrestlers in fifth-eighth grade, weigh-ins begin at 11:30 a.m., and competition starts at 12:30 p.m. Weight classes will be determined at weigh-ins.Each division will wrestle until finished, and then go to the auditorium for awards. Trophies will be awarded to all champions, and medals will be given to second-, third- and fourth-place finishers.All-day concessions will be served, including breakfast sandwiches, coffee, muffins and fruit in the morning and chili, pizza, subs, hot dogs and more the rest of the day.A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffles will also take place throughout the tournament. All proceeds will benefit the program.To pre-register, email wrestler information (name, age, grade, experience and estimated weight) to [email protected]last_img

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