If it doesnt fit....donate it

vikwrestcolor xsmall transCoach Bartram made me look good this week at a coaches meeting because we were one of two teams that had coats donated in our athletics charity coat drive (coach bartram brought in 5 coats for it). If possible bring in any coats tomorrow or after break that are wearable to help those in need.

Awesome dual last night! I am very proud of the whole team for the performance and excited about this weekends event.

Rooms for State tournament: Quality Inn Airport I have a block of rooms and here is the directions from the sales manager just mention that you are with “Union Pines Wrestling.” From the manager, "As a reminder, the parents can all me directly at 336-553-3489 to book their rooms. It will make it easier for them. Let them know if they call and get my voice mail, to please leave their name and number where they can be contacted and I will get right back to them, book their reservations over the phone and send them their confirmations as we book. I am here Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm or later."


Coach V.

UP Wrestling- Christmas Break Schedule

Great weekend for Union Pines Wrestling by going 4-1 in duals and having Sam Bartram named as Most Outstanding Wrestler of the event. I appreciate all the support and I am happy about how many of our guys attended even though only about half got opportunities to wrestle. This is a big week with one of our few two day tournaments which prepares us for regionals and states. Below is the schedule for this week:

12-15 Monday- Practice 3:50-6:15

Tuesday- Practice 3:50-6PM

Wednesday- Dual meet at Southern Lee. Depart school at 4PM

Thursday- Practice 3:50-5:30

Friday- Depart school at 10AM for WRAL Wrestling tournament (14 varsity wrestlers and 2 managers only)

http://www.highschoolot.com/wrestling/page/11894464/  WRAL tournament schedule

Saturday- wrestling will probably end around 8PM

BREAK IS COMING!!! All wrestlers have been told and will be told again that I want them completely off of the wrestling mats from December 21st-28th to give them a mental and a little physical break.

All varsity wrestlers are required to get in workouts Dec. 22,23,26,and 27th and everyone else is strongly encouraged to do so as well. I have arranged workouts for EVERYONE who will be in times during those days at:

Crossfit 611 next to rite aid on US in Southern Pines with one of our strength coaches Rudy Queen.

Monday Dec 22nd – 10:45-12:30

Tuesday Dec. 23rd – 10:45-12:30

Friday Dec. 26th – 10:45-12:30

Saturday Dec. 27th – 10:45-12:30

Again these are mandatory workouts for all varsity wrestlers that are in town and anyone else that wants to be varsity should attend.

BACK TO WRESTLING…Our practice schedule for leading up to Holy Angels (our only other two day event that prepares us for regionals and states) has not changed.


Monday Dec. 29th- practice 4PM

  1. 30th Practice 10AM
  2. 31st Practice 8AM
  3. 1st Practice 3PM

Jan 2nd 6AM leave for tournament in Charlotte (14 varsity wrestlers and 2 managers)

Back to school Jan. 5th and we get back to our normal schedule of events…again please note our next home dual is TUESDAY Jan 13th this is a change and I want to pack the stands for this dual.


Coach Vondruska

UP Wrestling: December 3-6th

Good Morning,

First off I apologize I have not sent this email out sooner. This evening we have a HUGE dual meet and our team needs your support tonight to keep our conference win streak alive. Our team will be departing for Terry Sanford High School at 4PM and wrestling begins at 6:30PM. Wrestlers are permitted to go home with THEIR OWN parents, but I just need to know who is going where and what is going on. I anticipate arriving union pines around 9:30PM tonight for pick up.

Dec 4th We will have regularly scheduled practice until around 6pm.

Dec 5th There will not be practice. The following wrestlers will travel to Lake Norman and depart Union Pines at noon:

Room 1: VanCleave, Allen, Hull, Pugh
Room 2: Edwards, Lennon, Mari, Hoover
Room 3: Talbert, Duncan, Jefferson, Fedowitz
Room 4: Hall, Blake, Holcomb, Barber
Room 5: Menozi, Zink, Kelly, Bartram
Room 6: Ainsley and McKenzie

We will arrive Lake Norman, check into hotel, and depart hotel at 4:30 to Lake Norman for a workout (there is no wrestling until Saturday). Weigh ins for Saturday are at 8AM and first round starts at 9AM Saturday.

All wrestlers are expected to bring their own food for tournaments like this for after weigh-ins etc. They can bring money for food and buy it sometimes (varsity will have time to go somewhere to get food). Also varsity wrestlers will be treated to a subway sandwich on Saturday for lunch thanks to a donation procured by one of our parents (thank you).

JV Wrestlers- There will be no practice on Friday, but Satuday morning all JV wrestlers will meet at Union Pines at 8AM to travel to Pinecrest. WE WILL NOT TAKE A BUS so if you can help by taking a wrestler or two this is appreciated (please let me know if you can help). Coaches for this event are Joe VanCleave and Barry Hull.

Wrestlers attending

Jymir Elliot
Patrick McCormick
Alex Faison
Spencer Gomez
Jackson Parks
Brenden Johnson
Chandler Purser
Wiley Schiable

Wrestling will start at 9AM and probably end around 6PM in both places. Again you are allowed to travel home with your parents but please let your coaches know what is going on. Please email me with any questions and be on the look out for a HUGE schedule change. If you are a varsity parent please let me know if January 2nd and 3rd is a problem date for you because I have a hunch we will be competing at a varsity event this date (sorry for the late notice)

The Ultimate Wrestling Highlight


Thank You!

I cannot say it enough! Thank you for helping make our event a success this weekend. We have some amazing support from parents to managers that made this event roll and we could not have done it without you. If you were not able to help with this event we will have more and I will be sending emails out about these. Results from this weekend can be found on www.trackwrestling.com (also attached) and I am still going through results myself for the JV guys and I am very impressed. With a field of mostly 4A teams I am impressed with the efforts of our varsity wrestlers as well, but I am excited to go back to the drawing board with our coaches and see where we need to fix some issues and we will continue to do this throughout the season.

Wednesday evening we will host Westover for our alumni night at 6:30PM in the main gym (all of our matches will be in the main gym). I do not anticipate many JV matches but we will have our guys ready to go and I anticipate the dual meet ending kind of early so we will have an alumni social which everyone is invited to at time out sports bar and grill in Carthage after the dual meet and we will have discounted appetizers for our group….should be fun.

Practice schedule this week

Monday- 3:45-6:30

Tuesday -3:45-6:15

Wednesday- 2:45PM ALL WRESTLERS REPORT TO SCHOOL. We will practice (yes we will practice) 3-4:30 and set up gym and get ready to compete.

Thursday- OFF optional workout TBA
Friday- 9AM-11AM

Saturday- 9AM-11AM (practice/additional wrestle-offs)

Sunday- OFF

Thanks again for all of your support!

Coach V.

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