Author Topic: 4th Annual Veterans Memorial Wrestling Invitational (AZ) Dec 15-16, 2017  (Read 478 times)

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Need mat time at an awesome tournament? then come out to Window Rock AZ.  Just over the state line from Gallup, NM lies the largest high school events center in Arizona. This tournament is growing, doubling in size from its beginning in 2014.
4th Annual Veterans Memorial Wrestling Invitational
December 15th and 16th, 2017
Window Rock High School, Fort Defiance, AZ
Teams: First 28 teams to be determined upon acceptance of our invitation
FORMAT: Team duals and individual medal tournament. 28 teams will be divided into 4 pools of seven teams in a series of duals, five duals per team on Day 1 and three on Day 2 (two duals are interpool duals to determine placings). The top two wrestlers from each pool will advance on to the medal rounds in the same fashion. Every wrestler will have a minimum of 8 matches, with medalists wrestling 9-10 matches. We will wrestle on four mats, with six available total.
*this is subject to change according to number of teams committed. We will maximize your wrestlers’ mat time.
This year, we will not have a JV tournament. Instead, we will fit them in as extra. They won’t score for the team but have a chance to individually medal.

Teams this past season:
Camp Verde (8X AZ state champions), Hopi, Kingman, Chinle, Red Mesa, Window Rock, Shiprock NM, Mohave, Blue Ridge, Miami, Gallup NM, Wingate NM, Monument Valley, Round Valley, Tohono O'odham, Pecos NM, Moriarty NM, Flagstaff, San Carlos, Pinon, Many Farms.

New teams for 2017:
Los Alamos NM
Perry HS

We are limiting to 28  and still get the max mat time too!
If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at (928)729-7003 (ext 2727), or email at MHillis@wrschool.net or hillismarcw@gmail.com. Cell is (480)694-3114

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Re: 4th Annual Veterans Memorial Wrestling Invitational (AZ) Dec 15-16, 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 04:30:17 PM »
Coaches/ADs

The 4th annual Veterans Memorial Invitational is on Dec 15 & 16, 2017.  We are still looking for a few teams to cap off.

28 teams is our limit and there are another 6 teams from last year awaiting clearance on their end, so do let me know ASAP.

We are the largest dual tournament WITH individual medals in Arizona.  We also have the Middle School/Jr. High tournament on Friday and you are welcome to sleep in the events center on the mats.  There are medals for the top 6 wrestlers, t-shirts for champs, fight shorts of OWs, plenty of elbow room, etc.  This is a 6 pt event for you but worth every point.  Your wrestlers get 8-10 matches.
We're growing every year and its your teams that help us do that.  2014 had 14 teams, 2015 had 16, and 2016 had 21 teams.


Teams confirmed for 4th VMI (* new teams):
Window Rock
Camp Verde
Chinle
Mohave
Wingate NM
Gallup NM
Miami
Tohono O'odham
Red Mesa
Hopi
Moriarty NM
Newcomb NM
Many Farms
Kingman
Round Valley
Los Alamos NM *
Rancho NV *
Ironwood *
Santa Rita *
Shonto Prep *


Past placing teams from 1st - 4th
2014- Camp Verde, Mountain Pointe, Window Rock, Chinle
2015- Camp Verde, Hopi, Kingman, Chinle
2016- Camp Verde, Monument Valley AZ, Window Rock, Mohave

Kingman came within two points at VMI #2 to DETHRONE the Cowboys!!  (CV is also 7x AZ Div IV state champs).  Who's up to the challenge?

ps- If you are interested also in the TMS tournament for your little guys, contact Coach Duane Hanley at Dhanley@wrschool.net
He is the new head coach for my feeder program at Tsehootsoi Middle School.

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Re: 4th Annual Veterans Memorial Wrestling Invitational (AZ) Dec 15-16, 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 04:21:42 PM »
Thanks for your interest.  The VMI has filled up with 28 teams (* -new):
Window Rock
Camp Verde
Chinle
Mohave
Wingate NM
Gallup NM
Miami
Tohono O'odham
Red Mesa
Hopi
Moriarty NM
Newcomb NM
Many Farms
Kingman
Round Valley
Blue Ridge
Pinon
Monument Valley AZ
Los Alamos NM *
Rancho NV *
Ironwood *
Santa Rita *
Shonto Prep *
Page *
Mingus*
Antelope *
Ganado *
San Carlos

We are looking at a 32 or 36 team invitational for next season already.  Perry HS from Gilbert AZ is already looking to be the first addition for 2018.  8)