By Manny Brown – ORCA Team Coach
2019 ORCA Big Picture Write-up
This is a first draft write up for the ORCA dual this year so that those that are newly involved have some idea of how things work. We stay pretty much the same each year with small details changing depending on match location and available funds. All signup information is found on www.washingtonstatewrestling.com (ORCA Dual Registration) first page.
We will head south around 7 am on Friday 3/8 collecting or meeting up with wrestlers starting from the north and working our way south. There will be vehicles assigned to different areas of pickup (Northside, Eastside of state, Central, and South) a few wrestlers may ride down with their parents or family, but will stay with the team once we arrive in Ashland and this year in Redding CA. There will be a central meeting place/time for those taking the same route so we’ll travel as a caravan. (Yes, bathroom breaks along the way)
We will arrive in Ashland around 4:30-5 pm, stopping for lunch in route, at Vintage Inn Restaurant located at 1590 Gateway Blvd Cottage Grove, OR 97424. 541-942-7144 Each wrestler will be responsible for their own meals.
After arriving in Ashland we will run a light practice, shower then continue our trek to the hotel in Redding area, rooms are reserved for wrestlers, coaches/designated drivers (family members are responsible for their own lodging). Wrestlers will all stay together lodge in same hotel and be on their own for dinner.
This year March 9th- Saturday morning we travel to Simpson College, 2211 College View Drive, Redding CA 96003, weigh-in at 10:00 am. We will then wrestle both Oregon and California and watch the match between Oregon/Calif …the order of matches are not determined at this time, the match times are scheduled for 2,4,6 pm..Note; your parent or school coach can be at mat side. After completion of matches we will return to the hotel in Redding area where wrestlers will be responsible for their dinner plans. (The team usually heads to In & Out Burger). This year’s hotel is Redding, California Fairfield Inn at 5164 Caterpillar Rd. Redding California, 96003. Parents/coaches should have no problem reserving rooms at same location.
March 10th -Sunday morning, we head back north toward Washington, with stops for quick meals/gas we should arrive in Seattle area around 6-8pm.
We have a full team of some of the best wrestlers in the state and are looking forward to great competition. More detailed information regarding pickup and drivers to come, stay tuned… stay in shape with your local clubs.. and enjoy the 9 lbs(boys), 6 lbs (girls).
**Depending on funding we hope purchase 1/4 zip tops and/or shorts.
Please have others contribute to the GOFundMe account
2019Washington Senior Dual Team (ORCA)
Senior Team Selection Committee 2019
Manny Brown 425-773-4737
Kevin McDaniels, Justin Newby, Greg Michalski, Tony Nune, Jake Long