On this page we will talk about what you can expect when going to a tournament and the tournament schedule. Our calendar will also have all the tournaments for our "Region" listed.
Washington State is broken down into three regions for wrestling.
Region 1- This includes Oak Harbor. The tournaments within our Region are usually anywhere from Oak Harbor up to the furthest being about 1.5 hours away.
Region 2- This regions tournaments would be about 2.0 - 3.5 hour drive from Oak Harbor
Region 3- Eastern Washington, if you wanted to go to tournaments in this region you would expect to drive 3.5 hours or more.
*****Our club attends Region 1 tournaments. We will always have at least 2 coaches at all Region 1 tournaments for Folkstyle season. We will attend other Regions tournaments on a case by case basis. *****
What to expect at a Tournament
There's no easy way to put this, but the answer to "what should I expect at a tournament/" is simple, CHAOS pure and unrefined chaos ! It's not bad really but when you have never been to a tournament it can be quite overwhelming.
Here's the Basics; tournaments are completely voluntary, it is up to the parent to decid whether or not their wrestler will be attending tournaments. The more participation the better it is for not only the wrestler to develop their skills but the team to win Team awards. Of course if it was up to the coach all wrestlers would attend all tournaments to gain the mat time and experience. However, it's up to the parents so here's what you need to know so you can plan accordingly.