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Tiger Pit wrestling to begin in November

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

The Nevada Tiger Pit Youth Wrestling Club will be starting up for the year in early November.

This Monday, Oct. 15. from 5-7 p.m., they will be holding sign ups in the community center lobby. The cost is $15 and includes a club T-shirt. There are, however, other costs as in all sports that will be incurred.

In an effort to try to offset some of these costs, the club is asking anyone who has wrestling shoes or headgear that has been outgrown to consider donating the equipment. Also, if you have wrestled in the past and still have your child's club singlet, the club encourages its return, with no questions asked.

With the donated equipment, the club can offer low-cost equipment rental to the kids instead of them having to purchase the equipment on their own. Anyone who wishes to donate equipment may bring it to the registration or drop it by Myles Miller's Edward Jones office, adjacent to Hacker's Fine Jewelers.

This year, the club will be divided into two sessions. The beginner/intermediate session will be coached primarily by Trey Miller and T.J. Raney and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., in the Nevada High School wrestling room.

This group will focus on teaching wrestling to beginner/intermediate kids ages 6 and up. The season will run from November through early February.

An advanced session will be coached by the NHS wrestling coaches Devin White and Josh Smith. This session will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6-8. This session will run from November through conclusion of the state tournament.

Prerequisites for this group include being in fourth grade or above or having wrestled for at least two years. Kids in this group will also need to be able to maintain focus and have a strong desire to learn wrestling.

The coaches will determine which wrestlers meet the prerequisites for the advanced sessions. Wrestlers will be evaluated throughout the season and may move from one group to the other.

The club plans to attend at least eight optional tournaments this year and take club wrestlers to the district meet next March, giving the kids a chance to progress to state. The coaches and parent staff are donating their time in an effort to build youth wrestling in Nevada.

Nevada Tiger Pit youth wrestling's goal is to provide access into the sport of wrestling, build a foundation based on fun and fundamentals and advance youth wrestlers' skills to wrestle at the high school level as Nevada Tigers.

More information can be found on Nevada Tiger Pit Wrestling's Facebook page.

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