Sparta Wrestling Club Minutes – April 8, 2013

Sparta Wrestling Club

Club Meeting Minutes: 04/08/13                                                            7:00 PM Sparta High School

Officers Present:

Larry Mosely-President

Mike Montgomery-VP

Jean Roddick-Middle School Rep

Andy Polhamus—Secretary

Red Von Ruden-High School Rep

Mary Nowaczyk-Treasurer

Kari Hauser-Youth Coordinator

Officers Absent:

Steve Weidl-Alumni Rep

Others Present:

Coach Larsen, Mike Roddick, Traci Polhamus, Melissa Bailey, Bryan and Tia Winchel, Denise Murnane, Scott Zurfluh, Melissa Bailey, Mike and Michele Todryk


  • Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Larry Mosely.
  • Last month’s minutes approved. (Mosely & Von Ruden)
  • Treasurer’s report
    • Current cash balance $10,959.90. (Polhamus & Von Ruden)
    • Discussions
      • Recognized the Youth Program and their extreme success at youth state tournament
      • Recognized Jake Larsen’s La Crosse Tribune’s “Coach of the Year”.
      • Social Media
        • Facebook page is seeing lots of activity—lots of historical pictures as of late.
        • Alumni Wrestling Form added to

  • Fundraising
    • Vinyl Stickers for Mat corners and Banner placement.
      • Four separate sponsors for each mat corner.  Can be made in a week.
      • Cost: $250 per advertising corner.
      • Samples were brought to the meeting by Mike Montgomery.
      • Grapplers and Grace—Jodi has parent who has volunteered to spearhead the event.
      • Snack Shack –Possible work order needs to be submitted for locks.
      • US Silica—Will be approached soon.
  • Basic Skills camp to be held in Oct/Nov(Particular date not yet established).
    • 2-Day, 4 Session Camp with a possible Take down tournament.
    • Jake and another outside coach to teach.
    • Cost $30.00 per attendee and will receive a T-Shirt.
    • Must register the event with USA Wrestling.
  • Amy Burkhalter purchased 18 chairs @ $35 each along with a set up charge of $28 for new Spartan logo.
  • Warm-ups—almost settled on—one other option to be viewed.
  • Open mat sessions have been a huge success averaging 15-20 wrestlers per session
  • Scholarships for seniors—Form needs to be filled out from guidance office.  Will entertain potential for next year.
  • Potential hire of a Freestyle/Greco open mat coach
    • This led into serious discussion about establishing a budget.  Our funds and membership involvement has created a need to identify our immediate and long-term needs.  The board plans to gather soon to identify and budget items that needs attention and slate funds for particular items. E.g.
      • Track Wrestling Clocks
      • New mats
      • Paid coaches for open mat
  • Election of Officers upcoming:
    • Positions are two-year terms with half of the officer’s terms staggering the other half’s elected term.  Upcoming positions:
      • President
      • Treasurer
      • Alumni
      • Nominations in May; Elections in June
  • Wrestling Room work day
    • Friday, May 10th, 4-8
    • Saturday, May 11th, 9- close
    • We will be asking for Volunteers
    • $200.00 was approved by the club for supplies needed to hang existing plaques and future plaques
  • Stevens Point Summer Duals June 28th and 29th.
  • New Business
    • Spaghetti feed—will try to schedule for Nov 12th or 14th.
    • Ride sharing—Request was put out to members to make themselves available for rides for wrestlers who may need assistance to and from open mat.
    • Sparta Middle school will hold 5 full mats and we are looking into the possibility of renting some Trackwrestling clocks.
    • Concession area should be much more accommodating than the current HS set-up.
    • Rooms for High School Individual State have been secured again for the same price.
    • Butterfest Parade
      • Form sent in
      • Donation of $200 for candy approved
  • Next meeting scheduled for 05/13/13 at Sparta Senior High School.
  • Meeting adjourned at 7:58 PM.

 Minutes submitted by Andy Polhamus

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