The 2022-23 high school wrestling season in PA is getting closer every day! While practices begin on Friday, November 18th, competitions this season opens up a week earlier than normal with the first competition allowed on Friday, December 2nd.
The Bears will hit the mats officially for the first time during the second weekend of the season when they host the 18th Annual Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals on Saturday, December 10th. The program will be seeking the 700th victory in school history, with the current win total at 697 after last season.
The 2022 edition of the Bear Duals will feature three new teams to the field in Pennridge, Radnor, and Wilson (West Lawn). The rest of the teams participating are Council Rock North, Easton, Garnet Valley, Interboro, Owen J. Roberts, and Souderton. Please note that tickets for the Bear Duals will only be sold online this year, and the link for tickets is below. Click the link below for the complete tournament schedule.
The middle schools will open up their seasons the week after the Bear Duals. West opens on Wednesday, December 14th with a dual at Upper Perkiomen. East and West will then compete on Saturday, December 17th at the Hamburg Tournament. Check out the links below for the full schedules for both teams.
An exciting addition to the Boyertown wrestling family this season will be the newly formed girls wrestling program at the high school! The school recently announced that the first coach in the girls program history will be Janna (Wood) Christine, who is very familiar with the Boyertown wrestling family. We'll have more details on the girls team on the site as the season draws closer.
Youth Registration Now Open - Signup Today!
The 2022-23 wrestling season is almost here, and the Boyertown Youth Wrestling Club is ready. Registration for the 2022-23 season is now open! Families residing in the Boyertown Area School District can sign up their children from pre-K through 6th grade at the registration link below.
There will be an open house for new and returning families on Monday, October 3rd from 6-7 PM at the Sassamansville Fire Company (1865 Hoffmansville Road, Frederick, PA 19435).
A mandatory parent meeting (along with the first practice for steps 1-3) will be on Monday, November 14th at the Sassamansville Fire Company. Additional information, including costs and practice details, can be found at the link below.
Boyertown officially approves girls wrestling!
It's official! At the school board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Boyertown Area School District officially approved creation of a girls wrestling program.
Boyertown becomes the 44th school in PA, the 2nd school in District 1, and the 1st school in the Pioneer Athletic Conference to start a girls program. The sport is currently not a PIAA-sanctioned sport, as the PIAA is looking for at least 100 schools to sponsor girls wrestling before sanctioning it. The SanctionPA effort is working hard to get to that mark, and Boyertown is doing their part to help.
Stay tuned for more details on this exciting news in the coming days, weeks, and months!
Interested in joining the girls wrestling team? Any female in grades 9-12 who is interested in joining the newly formed girls wrestling team this winter is asked to fill out this Google form (you'll need to login with your school account). This form is being used to gauge interest for the team. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Palladino at email@example.com.
Year-round Fundraisers for BAWA
BAWA has 2 fundraisers going all year long to help raise money for the wrestlers in the Boyertown area. Both fundraisers are super-simple.
The first is the RaiseRight gift card program (formerly known as Scrips). This program allows you to purchase gift cards via the mail or online to hundreds of top brand stores, restaurants, and more with a percentage of each purchase being donated to BAWA.
The second fundraiser is AmazonSmile. With AmazonSmile, you just link your Amazon account to BAWA's AmazonSmile account and then whenever you purchase items on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a small portion of your order amount to BAWA.
Both programs are great because they allow you to purchase items you already were going to purchase, with the added bonus of having a portion of your purchase being donated to BAWA. Check out the link below for all the details on how to get started with both programs!