Coach Gaier Checks In
May 9, 2012Cincinnati Moeller High School
MOELLER WRESTLING UPDATE 5-9-12
PLEASE SUPPORT COACH ROOT
Please keep Coach Ryan Root (Springboro) in your prayers. Coach Root is fighting colon cancer. A fund-raiser is planned for May 17 at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse for those interested in supporting him. A number of items will be auctioned at the event including a Stephen Neal (3x NCAA champ, super bowl champ) Patriots jersey and autographed football. For more information, please visit: http://www.rootingforryan.org/3/events.htm
ALUMNI NEWS – HARGER NAMED TO NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Congratulations to Northwestern’s Pierce Harger (’10) who has been named to the NWCA All-Academic Team. Pierce, a red-shirt freshman at Northwestern, was an NCAA Qualifier for the Wildcats this past season. Read more..http://www.nusports.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/050812aaa.html
There has been a good response thus far for Disney. Wrestlers who have committed and their intended weight classes:
Connor Ziegler (106/111), Andrew Buschbacher (113/118), Danny MacVeigh (120/125), Andrew Mendel (126/131), Austin Bohenek (132/137), AJ Reinhart (138/143), Johnathan Tallarigo (145/150), Campbell Morton (152/157), Dean Meyer (160/165), John Barnaclo (160/165), Dakota Sizemore (170/175), Quinton Rosser (182/187), Ian Williams (182/187), William Smallwood (182/187), Chalmer Frueauf (220/225), Joe Hensley (220/225), Max Swoboda (Hwt), Jack Meyer (TBA) and Wyatt Wilson (injured/student coach).
We will form a second team if we can get 6 more wrestlers at the following weights: 106 to 157 and HWT. Wrestlers who wish to change their above weight should contact Coach Gaier this week. Wrestle-offs for those weight classes with more than one wrestler will be contested during open mats next week.
Information for the Disney trip can be found at the following link: DISNEY INFORMATION.
Please contact Coach Gaier if you have any questions.
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS – MAY 12 OR JULY 28 AT BEACON
Athletic physicals for the 2012-13 school year can be completed on May 12 or July 28 at Beacon Orthopaedics (500 East Business Way, 45241) from 8 AM-9 AM (Moeller Athletes) or 9 AM – 12 PM (the public). Cost is $20 per athlete (Cash or check, no insurance plans will be accepted). Athletes must be dressed in shorts. Please have the physical form printed and filled out (with parent signature). The doctors will fill out pages 3-4.
There are new physical forms that are required for the 2012-13 school year. This 6 page form along with the other participation forms can be found on www.LetsGoBigMoe.com on the front page under “Participation Forms” or click on this link: FORMS.
All forms, including the physical form, should be turned in to Coach Gaier or Mrs. Hauck in the Athletic Office. Note: If turning them in to the Athletic Office, please make a copy of your completed forms and give them to Coach Gaier. This helps avoid eligibility issues during wrestling season.
SPRING WRESTLING PARENT/BOOSTER MEETING – TUESDAY MAY 29, 6:30PM-7:30PM
The next Moeller Wrestling Parent/Booster Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 29 in the library. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM and cover a number of topics including: Disney, O’Connor Match Campaign, Moeller Wrestling Golf Outing, Kroger program, 2012-13 schedule. Hopefully many of you can make the meeting.
O’CONNOR MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
With our current fund-raising down and travel costs up, we are at a critical stage of need for the upcoming season. We are fortunate that our most generous supporter, Kevin O’Connor, has offered to help out the team with a ‘matching gifts’ campaign. Kevin, a former Moeller Wrestling Coach (1988-1992) and current CEO of www.FindTheBest.com, has agreed to match any donations/sponsorships that are received for Moeller Wrestling up until June 30. We are launching the campaign this week to current wrestling boosters, alumni and those who have participated in our golf outing. You can view our needs and help by going to the donation page: ON-LINE DONATION
MOELLER WRESTLING GOLF OUTING – THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AT BLUE ASH GOLF COURSE
The annual Moeller Wrestling Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, September 13 at Blue Ash Golf Course. Please check out the information on the golf flyer below. Please note that any Golf Sponsors received by June 30 will be ‘matched’ by Kevin O’Connor (see above). You can register on-line at: On-Line Golf Outing Registration or send in the form from the Golf Outing Flyer.
MOELLER WRESTLING CAMP – JUNE 18-21
All wrestlers going to Disney will participate in the Moeller wrestling camp this summer (see the Disney information above). Please encourage any 1ST through 9TH graders to attend the camp. Some proceeds from the camp will be used to help sponsor the Disney trip.
Wrestling Camp brochure: WRESTLING CAMP
KROGER CARD PROGRAM CHANGES
Beginning May 1, the Kroger card program has changed. The current ‘gift card’ system will not be used. You will now be using your Kroger “Plus” card, in which gift cards and gasoline won’t be a part of the program. To participate, you will have to sign up for the new program. Please see the following instructions: NEW Kroger Program Signup Instructions
Once you have signed up, please send your Kroger Plus Card Information to Coach Gaier or Dick Beerman. The information needed is on this form: Kroger Plus Card Information
END OF YEAR WRESTLER CONFERENCES
There are still approximately 20 wrestlers who have not contacted Coach Gaier and/or Coach Hill for the end of year wrestler/coach conference. These conferences are extremely helpful as a way to help improve the wrestling program and also a way for each athlete to get feedback from the coaching staff on areas needed for improvement. Each conference should take approximate 20 minutes. Wrestlers should contact Coach Gaier or Coach Hill directly.
UPCOMING WRESTLING SCHEDULE
Monday, May 14 - Open Mat (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Wednesday, May 16 – Open Mat (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) ** Potential Disney Wrestle-offs
Monday, May 21 - Open Mat (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) ** Potential Disney Wrestle-offs
Wednesday, May 23 – Open Mat (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesday, May 29 – Open Mat (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, June 5 – Open Mat (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, June 12 – Open Mat (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Monday, June 18 – Moeller Wrestling Camp (9 AM – 2 PM), includes Disney Workout
Tuesday, June 19 – Moeller Wrestling Camp (9 AM – 2 PM), includes Disney Workout
Wednesday, June 20 – Moeller Wrestling Camp (9 AM – 2 PM), includes Disney Workout
Thursday, June 21 – Moeller Wrestling Camp (9 AM – 2 PM), includes Disney Workout
Saturday, June 23 – Disney Workout (TBA)
Monday, June 21 – Disney Workout (TBA)
Wednesday, June 23 – Leave for Disney