We are officially two-thirds of the way to having a complete master schedule, as Robert E. Lee sent in its schedule early this afternoon. That puts our list of schedules at 31 as we approach mid-October. I’ll have to see where we stand in comparison to last year. I know that the head of officials for NE Florida wants all local schedules in hand, and I would assume that includes all Duval/Clay/Nassau/StJohns teams.
Lee will be at one new tournament this year, as the Generals will open January competition with the two-day Rob Bierbaum Invitational at Episcopal on the 6th and 7th.
As for returning events, Lee will open the season on the second weekend of December, competing in the Capital City Classic, hosted by Chiles. The Generals will host the Backyard Bash on the weekend of Week 3 (December 16-17), a two-day dual tournament last year. Not sure exactly what format will be applied this year. In January, Lee will return to three tournaments in successive weekends, with Terry Parker’s Army Duals on January 13-14, Gateway Conference IBT at Sandalwood on January 20-21, and Raines’ Five Star roundrobin tournament on the 27th and 28th.
The Generals have five mid-week dual events during the year, hosting First Coast on December 14. In January, they’ll travel to Fletcher’s quad with First Coast and Wolfson on the 11th, and will host Westside and Stanton on January 25. On February 1, Lee will compete with Baker County at Raines’ quadrangular meet (I don’t have the 4th team at present), and will host Clay and Paxon on February 8.
Which team will send in our 32nd schedule? Practice will be starting in three weeks. TurkeyNWrestling is barely six weeks out, with the competitive season starting just a week after that.