Hawaii AAU Wrestling Tournament – Saturday May 15

May 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Upcoming Events, Intermediate, Open

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Where: Lahaina Civic Center

Weigh-ins: 8 am. When the last wrestler in line is weighed in,
weigh-ins will be over.

Mats: 8 surfaces, 4 whole, 4 1/2 mats. Last year we had 6 surfaces.

Divisions: Menehune 2004-05, Bantam 2002-03, Midget  2000-2001, Novice 1998-1999, Schoolboy 1996-1997* Note 1995 8th graders may wrestle in the Schoolboy division. You must put 8th grader on their weigh-in card.  These divisions will all wrestle folkstyle.

High School 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992* Note 1991 can wrestle High School if they are seniors.
Open High School & Open will wrestle Freestyle.

Format: We will start with Menehune and go through each division, then come back to Menehune. No weight class will have over 12 wrestlers. We will group as many girls together as we can, but there are no guarantees boys will not be paired with girls. Make sure you mark your girls on the weigh-in card. Last year we had 16 all-girl weight
classes.

Last year we had 80 total weight classes. AAU Regional Championship medals will be awarded to the top 3.

All competitors must be AAU members. You can register for AAU at the tournament for $15. If you register online prior (suggested), you will pay $12. Go to aausports.org and follow the prompts. Our club code is: HIWRTEYKB1.

You can print out your cards after you register and bring them to the tournament. If you don’t have your AAU card, you will be charged $15. If you have your card, the tournament is free. We ask that you support the concession stand.

Coaches: Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can make club signs for our “Tournament of Champions” entrance.

Last year we had the following clubs participate: Lahaina Roughnecks, Central Maui Style, Molokai Wrestling Club, Napili Surfriders, Keiki Warriors, Kihei Maulers, Lanai Ka’ulula’au, Leeward Cobras, Team Scorpions, Punahou Pumas, Hana Takedown Club, Team Hawaii, 808 Spartans, Armed Forces Junior Grapplers, Waianae Wrestling Club,
Kahuku Red Raiders Wrestling Club, Makoa Wrestling Club, Oahu Wrestling Club, Southside Bulldogs

Comments

8 Responses to “Hawaii AAU Wrestling Tournament – Saturday May 15”
  1. Aloha, my nephew, Alika Ursua won the state tourney. One of the boy’s parents he wrestled was talking sh** to him for what reason, probably to throw him off guard. Luckily my nephew is quiet and focused but inside he was pissed! Why was he able to get away with this? That shouldn’t be allowed, imagine if all the parents went around doing that to the children. It’s already chaotic as it is, that kind of behaviour from all the other parents would make it riot scene. Mahalo nui loa for organizing such a fantastic event. It’s a lot of work and is very much appreciated!

    • Anonymous says:

      I do agree with you Yolanda. I was there and witness first hand some parents with bad behavior. It’s unfortunate that some of them have to live their lives thru their childs sucess. Also, it seems some coaches were very unprofessional. I witness after one of their menehune competitors won, chess bumping each other on the sidelines. Get real. Those are jus little babies who were probably afraid but forced by their ego minded coaches and parents to compete. With all that being said, it was a well run tournament, great venue to compete at and excellent concession stand with some awesome food.

  2. Danny says:

    Aloha,

    My name is danny and I have been wrested for almost 15 years and I want to get back into it. I have already strted my conditioning and technique trainging but, i would like a list of upcoming tournements that i can wrestle in. I’m open class 185 and soon to cut to 163.I’m new to the island Can anyone help me?

    Thank you
    Danny

  3. Anonymous says:

    Its wrestling!
    Get to competition in the states and its strictly business, intimidating parents is the norm and part of the process.
    Hawaii is not used to seeing what is considered “out of hand” coaches; more traditional quiet, humble not disturbing the ebb and flow of the world… what some call passion others call obsession.
    With that being said …Oahu youth club organizer should all go up there and bring plenty of pencil and paper! Take notes and apply to Oahu. 500 wrestlers and they start wrestling with an hour after weigh-ins, Oahu 100 wrestler and you wrestle 3 hours later.

    • Jimmy says:

      “States”? Last I checked, Hawaii was a state, too 😉

      As for the behavior Yolandas’ describing, I don’t think it’s EVER proper for a parent, coach or any other adult to harass a kid. It’s not even appropriate for an adult to harass another adult.

      Yes, on the mainland it can be much more intense, but I think you’d be hard pressed to find a tournament director anywhere that would tolerate that kind of behavior. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching at several national tournaments and encountered some very intense parents & coaches, some of whom “crossed the line” in their behavior. But never have I heard of that behavior being tolerated and we shouldn’t either.

      Kudos to the Maui coaches who organized and ran what sounds like a great tournament (I’m sorry I wasn’t there). Sounds like in spite of the behavior of at least one bad egg, the tournament was a big success.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Jimmy,

    Got me!…Hawaii is a state…lol

    There was many “bad eggs” in Maui and the “mainland” lol I gave up long ago on trying to change ignorance, I believe coaches are better having their athletes stay focused and not get flustered by ignorance. I also saw athletes following their coaches lead; both good and bad. Ursua and his coaches were a great example of staying focused and letting it play out on the mat.

    • Jimmy says:

      You make a good point — good coaches use stuff like this as a “teaching moment”. It’s too bad there are a bunch of bad eggs out there but learning how to deal with them in a constructive way is a good life lesson.

  5. Les says:

    the tournament went very well, done wrestling by 7pm. out by 8:30pm. i always have the unique experience as being a head coach for a team and the head ref for the league. believe me, i see it all. there is always a few bad eggs but if you treat them as you want to be treated the feel bad and apologize and behave from then on. the Oahu kids wrestled very well.

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