1/10/2016 - Tickets are now available for Garden Spot Wrestling's Beef & Beverage night to be held Saturday February 13, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Social Hall in New Holland. Tickets are $20. Beef and Wings will be provided by Joe's Famous Wings and Wieners. Proceeds benefit GS Mat Club. For tickets or questions, contact Kathy Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-638-3982. CLICK HERE for the flyer.
1/10/2016 - The January Booster Club meeting will be held this Tuesday, 1/12/16 at 7:00pm in room 803 in the high school.
12/15/2015 - The Sr. High defeated Lampeter Strasburg by a score of 34-28 in a tight meet defined by late wins in the heart of the lineup. Falls by Christian Schilling, Connor Finkey, Tyler Marburger and Dan Swarr along with a major decision by Chance Norris helped turn the tide and real in the Pioneers after an early 21 point surge. Coach Adam Bunting earned his first home meet win in his return to the Garden Spot gymnasium (AKA the Steve Borja Jr. Center as it's known in small wrestling circles... very small circles) after a 14 year hiatus. Congratulations to the entire team on opening the season's first home meet with an exciting win.
12/8/2015 - Garden Spot defeated Ephrata High School in fast fashion by a score of 54-20. CLICK HERE to view the match scores on the Results page.
12/7/2015 - Due to schedule conflicts, this month's Booster Club meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 16th at 7:00pm in room 803 in the high school.
11/23/2015 - CLICK HERE to be directed to VolunteerSpot where you can sign up for your volunteer time for the 2015-2016 season. Signing up is fast and easy with the use of this service. But don't delay! Sign up early to get the event and time that works best for you!
11/23/2015 - The Garden Spot Elementary Tournament will now be held on January 2nd, 2016. Be sure to save the date!
11/14/2015 - Spiritwear is on sale now! Orders will be take through November 30th. CLICK HERE to visit the Team Apparel page to place your order.
Orders will be delivered in mid-December. Don't wait, place your order today!
10/2/2015 - Below is a list of some important dates for the upcoming 2015-2016 wrestling season:
10/7 - High School and Middle School meeting from 2:40-3:15, room #803
10/26 - High School weight certifications, 3-4pm
10/27 - Middle School weight certifications, 3-4pm
10/28 - Make up certification day for all, 3-4pm
* Fall athletes can have their certifications done by appointment when their fall sport has concluded.
11/4 - Parent meeting for all levels of wrestling, High School, Middle School and Elementary,
6:30-8:00pm in the old High School gym.
First Day of Practice:
11/16 - First day of practice for High School and Middle School
9/15/2015 - Sign-ups for elementary wrestling are available online and in-person.
CLICK HERE to sign up online now. Simple enter your wrestler's information and mail a check. Money is not taken online. It is for signing up only.
Dates: November 4th and 11th
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: In the hallway outside the wrestling room
First practice: Tuesday November 17th
Don't forget about Open Mat! Open May is free to all wrestlers and is held every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the wrestling room.
We look forward to another great wrestling season!
9/3/2015 - There is a change for the 2015-2016 season. Meetings for the Garden Spot Mat Club will now be held the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and will be held in room #803, Coach Adam Bunting's room in Garden Spot High School.
The first meeting for this season is Tuesday September 8th.
8/5/2015 - A coaching change that on the surface sounds worthy of ESPN coverage (if it had any actual controversy), Ryan Bunting has stepped down as head coach to make room for his older brother Adam.
Adam Bunting, a Garden Spot graduate and former GS wrestler, has been hired as the new Art teacher for Garden Spot High School. Adam returns to us from Palmyra High School where he was the Art teacher for the past 9 years and Palmyra's head wrestling coach for the past 6 years.
Adam stated he is "...passionate about the sport and the program here. Being at several open mats over the past few years, I know it's a great group of kids, elementary through high school. As a former Garden Spot wrestler, it feels like I should be here. Its always cool to come back to where you came from. I'm excited to get to know the kids more, get to some open mats and get some things rolling. I'm excited to be coaching with my brother too."
Ryan Bunting's reign as head coach for 8 weeks can be viewed as highly successful. Ryan never lost a dual meet as head coach and steps down as the only undefeated head wrestling coach in Garden Spot history.
7/22/2015 - A small change this summer, Open Mat will remain open for the month of August. Hack demands that we use the new fans for the summer! Open Mat runs from 6:30 - 8:00 pm every Wednesday evening. See you next Wednesday.
6/9/2015 - Save the date. The Garden Spot wrestling camp will be held July 6-9 at Garden Spot High school. It is intended for all GS wrestlers and those living in the Eastern Lancaster County School District that are interested in wrestling. Camp is free to all those that attend.
We encourage wrestlers to bring a friend! There will be an incentive program for all GS wrestlers to bring a friend. GS wrestlers that bring a friend (a friend that did not wrestle last season) will receive a surprise at camp.
6/9/2015 - Congratulations to Ryan Bunting on being named Garden Spot's new head wrestling coach. Coach Bunting has been a Sr. High assistant coach for the previous two seasons at Garden Spot. Bunting replaces coach Schilling who stepped down from the head coach position in March to focus on a new business.
Joe Finkey has been named the assistant Sr. High coach by Bunting. Coach Finkey bring strong coaching experience and has coached many of the current Sr. High team members when they were in Elementary school. Coach Schilling is now a volunteer assistant along with coaches Greg Hackenburg and Jim Belnome. The coaching change is pending final school board approval. We look forward to a great season this year.
6/9/2015 - The Jr. and Sr. High teams are encouraged to attend the Bison System Wrestling Camp at Bucknell University next month. This is a team camp for both Jr. and Sr. High wrestlers with high-level coaches including 3X NCAA champion Ricky Bonomo and 2X NCAA champion Quentin Wright. The camp runs from July 12-15.
The camp focus is "... learning and drilling high-level techniques taught by a world class staff." This is not a team competition camp, it is a technique camp with some competition. Garden Spot coaches will be on site during camp helping and coordinating our wrestlers.
CLICK HERE to view the team camp website. Brochures are also available in the wrestling room this week during Open Mat. Please let coach Bunting know if you will be attending as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing as many Garden Spot wrestlers attend as possible.
3/19/2014 - The Chad Burkhart Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the availability of the Chad Burkhart Memorial Scholarship. Chad gave his life for our freedom while serving as a Navy Seal in Kosovo. The amount of this scholarship may vary from year to year depending upon the funds available. The goal will be to provide a minimum scholarship amount of $500.00.
CLICK HERE to be directed to the scholarships page where you can download the Chad Burkhart scholarship form and find other scholarships that have been made available to the wrestling program.
12/10/2014 - Garden Spot Athletic Sponsorships are now on sale. Advertise your company to the community while supporting Garden Spot Athletics by purchasing a banner advertisement. Your company message can be displayed in the stadium, the gymnasium or both to get maximum exposure to the community.
Contact Glen Gehr for more information at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE to access the Sponsorship Agreement.
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Eastern Lancaster County (ELANCO) School District is comprised of 3 elementary schools, Brecknock Elementary, Blue Ball Elementary and New Holland Elementary. All three graduate to Garden Spot Middle School followed by Garden Spot High School.
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