March 13, 2020
To all coaches, club directors, parents and wrestlers of the WLGW League.
In my lifetime I’ve had to make many decisions. I’ve made them with the military, my own business the wrestling league, our club, the Jason Crawford Memorial and more. Some decisions are simple and some require a lot of work. I have wanted to send out a statement to our league informing everyone of our official status but felt the need to consult the medical community, the sports commission, the Arena staff and others to make sure I’m not making a hasty decision but an educated, thorough and thought out decision as it effects so many. It’s so hard to admit that we must end our wrestling season for 2020 but there just aren’t any other possibilities. I’ve searched for options and tried to be creative but the truth is blatant and I must concede that our season has ended.
Thank you all for being members of our league and for the work you do with so many awesome kids and the most amazing sport there is. I have so much admiration and respect for each of you that volunteer so many dedicated hours to make our league a success and to teach our wrestlers so much about competition and about life.
Until we resume next January, I thank you for your participation and your patience.
Wayne E. Terry
March 3, 2020
To all coaches, directors and clubs,
We’re experiencing a difficult situation with the COVID-19 and our 2020 season. We’re hearing mixed reports regarding its transmittal, symptoms and severity.
I’ve done quite a bit of research and reading to be informed about the COVID-19 in Washington. I’ve contacted some of the public facilities in SPOKANE to see what they know and how they’re handling the situation. There have been no public events cancelled that I know of at this time and each of the venues are keeping their events as scheduled (including WIAA events throughout the state). Therefore I will leave it up to each tournament host to decide how they would like to handle their individual tournament. If your school closes and all outside events are cancelled the decision is made for you but each tournament host that has the option must decide for themselves if they will proceed as scheduled. If the tournament that your team is scheduled to attend is cancelled you will be off for that Saturday. You will not be permitted to attend any other tournaments as that tournament host hasn’t planned for an additional influx of wrestlers and would be short of concessions, medals and gymnasium space.
There is no easy way to manage this situation and the most we can do is make the best of whatever decisions are passed down to the teams by the tournament hosts. As far as each family is concerned, they have the right to attend their tournament if it goes as scheduled or exclude themselves from participation. However, if your child is sick or running a fever, please keep them home. If a majority of your team will not be attending the tournament, I ask that you reach out to the tournament host.
Wayne E. Terry
It is almost time to start another great season of wrestling. The 2020 coaches meeting will be held on Jan 5th, 10am
Tournaments will be held every weekend in March with the Jason Crawford on April 4th. Please see the find a team page for clubs in your area.
If you have forgotten the password to the coaches section, please notify me directly and we will get that back to you.
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Another Great Season Comes to an End – 2019
Another season in the books with 4,500 wrestlers registered and 1,700 wrestling at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament. We would like to thank the volunteer coaches, parents and participants that help make this season possible.
If you would like to be a part next year, please contact a club near you.