• Matthew Baker

2019 Summer Wrestling

Wrestling Family,

I am really encouraged about the direction of our wrestling program at Westridge and SMW. We just had over 30 8th graders put their name down for information about the wrestling team. We are continuing to grow and improve year after year!

Please see the information below and the attached documents for our schedule this summer.

Please also see the attached Wrestling calendar for an overview of the summer.  The first two below are “strongly encouraged” if you plan on wrestling next season and everything else is extra for more motivated and committed athletes.

Financial assistance is available, please speak with me if needed.

SMW Summer Camp- When: June 10th-13th. Cost is $30. (SEE ATTACHED FOR SHEET)We are 28 days away from our Summer Camp. Please send in your payment ASAP. Please reserve your spot by filling out the google form link.

SMW Summer Weights- When: M-Th from June 3rd-July 26th.Cost is $50.  


7:30-8:30am - 10-12th- Weight room.

8:30-9:30am - 9th-12th- Conditioning on turf M, W, Th. Tues- Wrestling room

9:30-10:30am-Incoming freshman weight room.

***If you plan to be on the wrestling team next season the minimum commitment is to attend summer weights and summer camp. We expect to see you there unless extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance and it is communicated prior to your absence. Bottom line is you can’t expect to be successful in wrestling without devoting time over the summer to getting stronger and attending the team camp.

Top City Tournament- When: June 20th 5pm. Cost: $25

We will carpool to Topeka to wrestle a summer tournament. We will grab a quick hamburger from Spangles and then head back to KC.

Sunflower State Games Tournament- When: Sat. July 13th.

8:30 am-Takedown Tournament & 10:30 -Folkstyle.

Cost: $30 for 1 Style or $35 for both.  We will carpool to this event.

Coach Baker will sign up to wrestle this event if 10 or more SMW/Westridge wrestlers sign up.

University of Nebraska Kearney Camp- When: June 15, 16, 17, 18. (Sat-Mon). Cost: $230 for camp


Sat. - Drive to Lincoln, NE and Watch "Final X World Team Trials

Sun. - Check into Camp at UNK.

Tues. – Last day of camp. Return home to KC.

I attended a very similar team camp when I was in high school and it was one of the best experiences of my HS wrestling career. I was coached by and spent time with college wrestlers and coaches. It’s really a blast!

ACT Testing Dates: Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, please plan when you take the ACT! The testing dates are below so please plan accordingly so you do not have to miss a competition date. We will have competitions on Dec. 14th and Feb 8th.

Please forward this link to anyone who you think would benefit from joining our program!

Thank you!

Coach Baker

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