Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tonight's wrestling practice is still on!

Dear CWC Parents,
Tonight's practice at UVA is NOT cancelled.  Coaches Gavin and Wiles will be there ready to wrestle.  We hope to see you there.
Have a great night!
Josh Walker
Cavalier Wrestling Club

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Important CWC Update: Practice changes and more

Dear CWC Parents,
I hope that you've all had a great weekend!  Congrats to those who made the trip to William Monroe High School for our match with Greene County this afternoon.  I was unable to attend, but our coaches informed me that it was another fantastic showing by our wrestlers.  Great job, everyone!
We have some exciting things planned for this coming week, including an opportunity to hold practice inside Memorial Gymnasium immediately before UVA wrestles NC State this coming Thursday night!  Please continue reading below, as there are several items that you will need to be aware of.
Monday night practice is CANCELLED
Tomorrow night, the UVA men's basketball team will be taking on Pitt in the John Paul Jones Arena.  As is the case whenever there is a men's basketball game, we need to vacate the UVA parking lots - meaning practice is cancelled.  (That said, it's a big game so make sure you tune in to cheer on the basketball team tomorrow night.  Go Hoos!)
Bad weather and what it means for our practices.
There appears to be a significant chance of winter weather hitting our area tomorrow night and Tuesday. If practice needs to be cancelled due  dangerous weather conditions, you will receive an email from either myself or from one of the other CWC coaches.  If you do not receive an email from us, you can expect practice to take place as scheduled.  If the weather conditions are even a little bit suspect, please make sure you check your email prior to bringing your child to practice.  Here are a few additional things to keep in mind.
  • (PEE WEE) Practices at Albemarle High School will always depend upon the school being open.  In a situation where the Albemarle County Schools are closed (due to poor weather or otherwise), or if they cancel after-school activities, our practices will also be CANCELLED.
  • (ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL) Cancellation of practices held in the UVA wrestling room will be subject our discretion.
Reminder: Pee Wee pictures on Tuesday night
Pee Wee parents - Please send your child to practice wearing their CWC t-shirt on Tuesday evening.  We will be taking individual and team photos to start the practice that night.  (In the case that practice is cancelled due to weather, we will reschedule the picture session, and I will be in touch with follow-up information.)
Practice for Elementary and Middle School wrestlers before the UVA match this Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 pm
This Thursday evening, the UVA wrestling team will take on NC State here in Charlottesville.  UVA Coach Steve Garland has invited our CWC wrestlers to practice on the warm up mats inside Mem Gym from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  This will mean a slightly earlier practice time than usual, but it is an amazing opportunity to wrestle in the same venue that the Cavaliers compete in each weekend.  I highly encourage all wrestlers to stick around after the practice for what will be a very exciting college wrestling match.
Thank you all for another great week of wrestling!  The winter season is winding down, and we are already making plans for our Spring Session.  For those of you whose children are interested in continuing to wrestle with us this spring, we will be in touch with more information in the coming weeks.
Have a great week!
Josh Walker
Cavalier Wrestling Club

Monday, February 9, 2015

CWC Update: Team Pictures and More Matches

Dear CWC Parents,
What a great week it has been!  From the middle school and elementary matches with Fork Union and Covenant last week to the matches with Madison and Fluvanna this past weekend, your children have represented the Cavalier Wrestling Club with both skill and class.  We're all very proud of your kids.
We have some more exciting things in store for this week.  Please read below to find out more.
Team pictures
We will have team pictures taken for the MIDDLE SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY wrestlers this Thursday, February 12 at 6 pm in the UVA wrestling room.  We encourage everyone (excluding pee wee) wrestlers to be there for pictures that night.  PLEASE WEAR YOUR CWC T-SHIRTS.
PEE WEE wrestlers will have their pictures taken next Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm in the Albemarle High School wrestling room.  Again, we encourage all pee wee wrestlers to the be there that evening, and PLEASE WEAR YOUR CWC T-SHIRTS.
A big thanks to Tod Cohen of TSS Photography for coming out to take these photos.  Parents - after the photos are taken, you will receive a follow up email from TSS Photography with information about how to order your child's photos.  All prints will be mailed directly to you.
Match this weekend
Many of you received the email from Coach Kammauff earlier today about the late-developing match this Sunday, February 15 against Greene County.  Wrestling will take place at William Monroe High School in Stanardsville, starting at 2 pm.  This match is open to all ELEMENTARY AND PEE WEE WRESTLERS.
Please email Coach Kammauff at if you are interested in participating.  (Please copy me on the email as well -
Thank you and your kids again for another great week of wrestling.
All the best,
Josh Walker
Cavalier Wrestling Club

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CWC Upcoming Competitions and Practices

Dear CWC Parents,
We have a busy week of competitions planned.  Here are a couple of updates, including info about the middle school match with Fork Union Military Academy tonight.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6 pm (at UVA Wrestling Room):  Match vs. FUMA (Middle School)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 pm: Pee Wee practice at Albemarle High School (T-shirts will be distributed.)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 pm (at Covenant School): Match vs. Covenant (Middle School and Elementary - Matches will be limited as there will be only one hour of competition before the Covenant varsity match begins.)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6 pm: Middle School and Elemenary practice at UVA (This practice is for all who cannot attend the match with Covenant and for anyone else who wants to practice following the match earlier that afternoon.)
  • Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 pm: Middle School and Elementary practice at UVA
  • Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1 pm and 3 pm (at UVA Wrestling Room):
    • Match vs. Madison (Elementary and MS) at 1pm at UVA Wrestling Room
    • Match vs. Fluvanna (Elementary and MS) at 3pm at UVA Wrestling Room
  • Monday, Feb. 9 at 6 pm (at Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville): Match vs. Wilson Memorial and Covenant (Middle School)


Middle School and Elementary Parents - Coach Wiles will be distributing singlets prior to the matches with FUMA and Convenant.  He will distribute singlets for the Sunday and Monday matches during practice on Thursday evening.


Pee Wee Parents - There may be a possibility for your children to participate in some of the matches on Sunday. We will have more information about this at tonight's practice.  We are also in the process of planning a special team scrimmage to take place in the UVA wrestling room at the end of this month.  More information to come...


Have a great week!


Josh Walker

Cavalier Wrestling Club