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.
The forms for the 2015 Garden Spot wrestling banquet are due by 3/9/2015. If you do not have your form, CLICK HERE to download a copy.
12/24/2014 - Congratulations to the Jr High team for going 5-0 at the Twin Valley Duals Tournament! The team outscored their opponents 302 to 133 and that includes a blowout win of 101-0 over Pennwood West! Congratulations on a great performance.
CLICK HERE to view the individual duall meet scores
The Garden Spot Mat Club is holding a sub sale to support Garden Spot wrestlers that will be attending a wrestling camp (or camps) this off-season. Each wrestler participating in this sub sale will offset his own out-of-pocket expense for wrestling camp. We are anticipating a profit margin of $2.00 per sub, so if you sell 25 subs, you will get $50.00 toward the cost of a wrestling camp. If you sell 50 subs, you will get $100.00 toward the cost of wrestling camp, and so on. In other words, there is no reimbursement limit. Proof of payment for a 2015 off-season wrestling camp will be required for reimbursement. The Garden Spot wrestling camp that will be held from July 6th through the 9th is free. The money earned is for additional camps that we encourage you to attend including the Sr. High team camp or any Jr. High or elementary camp that fits your summer schedule. Get out there, have fun while you learn and improve your skills. Funds raised but not used this off-season will go to the general wrestler booster fund. No matter how you apply it, this is a great fund raising opportunity to improve Garden Spot wrestling.
Please CLICK HERE to use the order form to track your sales. It is important to print legibly in order to avoid ordering conflicts. Each wrestler should submit a completed order form and one check (made payable to: Garden Spot Mat Club) to Mike or Kristen Groff due by Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Subs will be available for pick up at the high school (hallway next to the wrestling rooms) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call Mike or Kristen Groff at 445-9772.
12/24/2014 - Due to popular demand of the sweatshirts, we are taking a second order of a limited number of items for spirit wear. Orders can be placed now through January 2nd.
CLICK HERE to place your order online.
12/24/2014 - With only 9 entrants out of 14 weight classes, once again the Garden Spot wrestlers rose to the occasion and took 7th place in a field of 15 teams at the 42nd Annual Donegal Wrestling Tournament. Congratulations to Tyler Marburger on his first place finish at 132lbs.
CLICK HERE for additional Sr. High place finishes.
12/14/2014 - With only 11 entrants out of 14 weight classes and two injury defaults after the first round, the remaining 9 Garden Spot wrestlers rose to the occasion earning 128 points and a 5th place finish in a field of 18 teams at the 53rd Annual Carlisle Invitational tournament. Congratulations to Chance Norris on his first place finish at 170lbs.
CLICK HERE for additional Sr. High place finishes.
CLICK HERE for the Penn Live article and complete tournament results.
Senior High Thanksgiving Break Practice Schedule:
Wednesday (11/26) - CANCELLED, NO PRACTICE
Friday (11/28) - 7:00am - 9:30am
Saturday (11/29) - 7:00am - 9:30am
Monday (12/1) - 7:00am - 9:30am
Junior High Thanksgiving Break Practice Schedule:
Wednesday (11/26) - CANCELLED, NO PRACTICE
Friday (11/28) - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday (11/29) - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday (12/1) - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Spirit wear orders are being taken online. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Team Apparel page where you can place your order.
9/4/2014 - Elementary registration is now available online, CLICK HERE to register for the 2014-2015 elementary season.
PLEASE NOTE - The times included in the flyers that were sent home with the elementary school students have been changed. Please note the following corrected times:
In Person Sign-Ups:
If you would like to ask a few questions of a coach before you register for this season, consider
attending an in-person sign-up. The in-person sign-ups will be held as follows:
October 15th, 7:00-8:00pm by the wrestling room.
November 5th, 7:00-8:00pm by the wrestling room.
Please plan to attend the parents meeting for all levels, Elementary, Jr. and Sr. High school. The
meeting will cover several important points about the upcoming season.
November 5th, 6:30-7:30pm in the old gym by the wrestling room.
To best accommodate the range of skill levels and limited space, new practice times are under
consideration for this season. Check the Elementary Schedules page again soon for final dates and
9/3/2014 - The 2015 Thomas Hecker Duals teams are set and it's bound to be an exciting day of wrestling. Pools and schedules will be set in early January. Here is a list of the participating teams this season:
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.
3/9/2014 - Congratulations to Ben Swarr for his 5th place finish at the PIAA State Championships this past weekend. Ben went 4-2 on the weekend capping his Garden Spot wrestling career with a 3-2 win in the 5th/6th place match during the final medal round Saturday evening. With that, Ben sets the new Garden Spot All-Time Wins Record at 143 wins.
Will Finkey had a solid showing and went 1-2 on the weekend. Congratulations to both wrestlers for proudly representing Garden Spot at the State Championships in Hershey.
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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