1. Ben Bowers
2. Frank Barbrie
3. Al Miller
4. James Torres
5. Nelson Shirley
6. Derek Harrison
7. Garrett House
8. Doug Badon
9. David Isbell
10. Shawn Russall
11. Josh Bosken
12. Pete Miller
13. Scott Taylor
14. Brandon Morris
15. Evan Vermillion
TWF Meeting 2016 Board Meeting Minutes
18 Sep 2016
Time is in EST
9:16 PM: End of General Meeting
9:17 PM: Awards
Youth of the Year: Sam Herring- National All-American, placed in Southeast Region
Vaun Morris- Southeast Region Greco Champ, 2nd in Freestyle and Folkstyle (Runner-up)
Schoolboy of the Year: Cooper Flynn- Undefeated Schoolboy Duals, placed Southeast Regional both styles
Cadet of the Year (Freestyle): Mason Reinche- Double AA at Fargo and Southeast Regional.
Sawyer Knott- beat Mason at State
Cadet of the Year (Greco): Mason Reinche- Double AA at Fargo and Southeast Regional.
Sawyer Knott- beat Mason at State
Junior of Year (Greco): Tommy Brackett-
Junior of the Year (Freestyle): Drew Nicholson- 3rd at Southeast Region, 3-2 at Fargo (deepest run)
Eli King- no notes
Girl Wrestler of the Year: (New award)- Allison Davis- 2-2 at Fargo (lost to World Team Member in a close match)
Coach of the Year: Garrett House
Josh Bosken (schoolboy national coach):
James Torres (cadet national coach):
Jeremy Welder (junior national coach):
Chris Lewis (Fargo Coach, had National Champ):
Volunteer of the Year: Parents of the Spartan Wrestling Club: Held Best of the Best and State Tournaments Brandon Morris:
Official of the Year: Kyle Lee- participated on all 3 national dual teams, always there to help.
TWF Member of the Year: Ben & Derek Co-recipients
9:45 PM: By Law Changes
-Ben and Derek are revamping bylaws in the next 60-90 days. Input welcome.
-Term time restrictions put into bylaws, with restrictions and non-confidence votes.
9:54 PM: Get Numbers UP!!!!!!!!!
-Ideas to get Numbers up- Team Sign-up instructions on website and pushed through Region Directors to local high school coaches.
10:10 PM: Schedule 2017
-Review of the tentative schedule
-TWF Best of the Best moved up one week to avoid 3 major tournaments on 15 April.
-Tournaments in Memphis added to schedule (USA Sanctioned events)
-Movement of Ironman from Blackmon to Summit at Thompsons Station. Much Conversation. From a visual conversation and looking to the public, we need to spread out the tournaments. Scheduling issues need to be taken into event. These are TWF events that sponsor national level teams and events. State Tournament between Franklin and Summit, Franklin won vote for State Tournament. Must have at least 6 mats available. Compensation is $800 and concessions to the hosting school. Recommend rotating tournaments yearly.
-Is it the job of the Tournament Director or the State Chair/Vice Chair to get the Referees for TWF sanctioned events? In an ideal world it’s the Referee Directors job, however we don’t currently have one. It will be a joint effort between the Tournament Director and State Chair/Vice Chair. Suggested to put into bylaws. State level events will be on the State Chair/Vice Chair.
-Open Dates Mar 4 & 18, Apr. 15 & 22
-Concerted effort to include Cumberland and King Colleges into the fold for TWF wrestling events. More to flow, but the potential is there to bring in more kids from other states to wrestle in front of college coaches.
-Promoting out of state teams and wrestlers to come to in state events. Maybe freeing up weekends to promote out of state wrestlers. i.e. leaving Georgia games weekend open in conjunction with them sending wrestlers to our events.
10:35 PM: Coaches and Team Leaders
-Any issues with dual coaches.
-Brandon Morris to help coach Cadet Duals Team 14-18 June.
-Ben Bowers looking to Team all 3 teams.
10:42 PM: Dual Camps
- Overlapping Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior camps to help out every team and more time with kids. Modeled much like Illinois. Vote forthcoming in January.
-Making Memphis a layover for Junior team to stop and train for a couple days en-route to National Duals in Oklahoma.
10:52 PM: TSAA State and Duals Presence
-Volunteers to run booth at TSSAA State Duals and Tournament, to hand out flyers and promote the TWF.
10:54 PM: Fargo Ideas
-Building packages and more information on the overall Fargo trip. Team coaches and leaders. Frank Barberie is heading up the effort to get all this information together and out with Ben.
-Setting up hard times and dates for Fargo trip down payments and timeline.
-Camp ideas…. Keep kids until camp or send them home like Virginia for the last week or so. Start and finish dates along with TN dead dates. What do we want to accomplish, how long do we want it, what do we teach, where will it be? Do we need a camp?
11:06 PM: Wrap Up
-We need to get together more often. 45-60 days until next meeting. TNUSA Wrestling on Facebook.
-Taken by Secretary of the Board Brandon Morris
TWF Minutes 3/3/16
Recorded by Derek Harrison TWF Vice-Chair
Nailen Tournament Change April 9th
Best of the Best
TWF Tournament Fee
Tournament May 21st
National Team Update