Sign Up for Rockbusters on 10/24

Rockbusters will hold registration on 10/24 at the VHS Hall from 6PM to 8PM. Register your wrestler to participate and ask any questions that you may have. We will have a shoe bin for you to donate your old shoes or find new ones.

The big news this year is that we are joining a different league, the Eric White League. Don’t look them up because they do not have a web site. That is the kind of low-key, enjoyment oriented vibe that we are looking for. The changes to our club are as follows:

  • The season is shifted about three weeks later, starting the beginning of November and ending the beginning of February.
  • Fewer competitions. We used to have competitions every week and our new league will be more sparse in our competition schedule. This will give room for kids who want to attend other tournaments outside of our league.
  • We will compete against outside clubs on Thursdays for exactly two hours rather than all day on Saturdays, as was the case in the PCJWL.
  • Most of our competitions will be closer to home. We used to travel to such climes as Enumclaw and Yelm, but now most of our competitions will be in Tacoma, not far off the ferry.

Merging practices (all wrestlers on Tuesday/Thursday)

We separate the practices for the younger kids and for the older ones in order to provide focus and to work on different moves for different levels of experience. However, during the holidays, many kids are away, so we merge the groups. The younger kids will practice from 6PM – 7PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the older ones will practice for an extra half hour.

The younger kids will finish their season at the Rising Star tournament.

Merging practices

For the final weeks of practice, we will be moving all wrestlers to Tuesday/Thursday nights. Younger wrestlers will finish at 7PM while the older wrestlers will keep going for an extra half hour until 7:30.

2017 Season Information

We have set the sign up date for the upcoming season. The sign up will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the high school Great Hall, this is the same as last year – Just inside the main entrance.

The cost for this season will be $100.00. The fee will cover the warm up short / shirt and all round robin fees.

We have lots of shoes and head gear to loan so you should not have to purchase any unless you prefer to do so.

The First practice is Monday October 16th. Everyone welcome to the first session. All practices will be held at the high school wrestling room (Gymnasium, second floor)
· 9 and over Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:00pm.
· 8 and under Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30pm.

Please forward this to anybody you know that may be considering participation. I am looking forward to a really fun season and hope to see you all there at the sign up.

Vashon Olympian Camp, June 30 – July 1

Featured Clinicians

  • Justin Abdou, Olympian, Four time national champion, and current Simon Fraser University Head Coach.
  • Lindsay Belisle-Abdou, 2nd and 3rd in the world and one of the top women freestyle coaches and trainers in North America


  • 3:30 on Friday afternoon, 6/30, at the Vashon high school wrestling room (upstairs next to the gym). Only one hour.
  • 9:30 on Saturday morning, 7/1, in the Vashon high school gym. We will start at 10 and take a break for an hour at noon, then finish up from 1:00 – 2:30.
  • Younger Rockbusters are encouraged to come for a free session from noon – 1:00.

Cost – $50 suggested donation. The Saturday noon – 1:00 session is free for kids under 9 years old.

Merged practice 1/4, no practice on 1/5

The high school team has a dual meet on Thursday, 1/5. Rockbusters are welcome to come watch, but we will not have practice. Instead, all Rockbusters are invited to attend practice on Wednesday, 1/4, from 6:00 – 7:15PM. This will be our last practice before Rising Star. See you all on Saturday.

University Place Dual – Dec 10, 2016

University Place is hosting our second Subdivision Duals.

Where: Curtis Junior High School, 3725 Grandview Drive W., University Place, WA 98466.
When: Be there at 10:00, so 8:50 ferry from Tahlequah. Wrestling starts at 11:00.
Participation by coach invite only. Varsity and JV wrestlers only. There will be no exhibitions.
Door fee of $2 per person or $5 per family.
Vashon will wrestle University Place and Auburn.

Participation in duals is for seeding in our subdivision tournament on January 14th.

Sumner Dual – Dec 3, 2016

Sumner is hosting our Subdivision Duals.

  • Where: Sumner Junior High School, 1508 Willow St., Sumner WA 98389.
  • When: Be there at 7:30, so 6:20 ferry from Tahlequah. Wrestling starts at 9:00.
  • Participation by coach invite only. Varsity and JV wrestlers only. There will be no exhibitions.
  • Door fee of $2 per person or $5 per family.
  • Vashon will wrestle Federal Way and Sumner. Our first dual will go quickly and then there will be a long wait before our second dual.

Participation in duals is for seeding in our subdivision tournament on January 14th.