EPHS wrestler needs funds for national competition

Aaron Lorenz, a 4.0 GPA freshman at Eagle Point High School, and a member of the EPHS Wrestling Team and Club West Wrestling, recently became a Triple Crown Winner, winning the 98-pound Oregon Wrestling Association State Championships in Collegiate, Freestyle and Greco-Roman.  Aaron is also the 2009 Southern Sky Conference 103-pound District Champion and a High School State placer.


With his recent wins in both Freestyle and Greco, Aaron has earned a
spot on the 2009 Oregon Cadet National Wrestling Team.  He will get to
represent the state of Oregon this July in Fargo, North Dakota to
compete in the OWA Cadet & Junior National Greco-Roman &
Freestyle Championships, the largest wrestling tournament held in the
world.  The Fargo Dome, located on the campus of North Dakota State
University, is the host to five national championships wrestled over
eight days.  Aaron will represent the cadet division from the state of
Oregon in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.  The Oregon Cadet
National Team is composed of over 50 wrestlers located throughout the
entire state in the 15- and 16-year old age group.
Aaron is
very honored and excited to get the opportunity to represent Oregon
Wrestling in this national tournament.  Last year’s team produced four
All-Americans from our state.  He hopes to be one of them this summer. 
However, it is a huge financial responsibility; the trip will cost just
over $1,500.  Aaron is asking for any tax-deductible contribution you
can make on his behalf to attend the national tournament. The fees will
cover the cost of the training camp, equipment package, hotel, ground
transportation, and entry fees. 
A branch of USA
Wrestling, the OWA is a non-profit organization that makes wrestling
available to all ages and gender throughout the state. USA Wrestling is
the governing body for age group wrestling in our country, including
our Olympic teams.  The Oregon Cadet Division is a member of the OWA
and as such receives the non-profit status.  Any contribution you make
can be tax deductible. Tax ID # 93-1150366
You may send your donation no later than Friday, May 22 to
Aaron Lorenz
PO Box 966
Eagle Point, OR 97524
or directly to the Oregon Cadet Division office at
Oregon Cadet National Team
Oregon Wrestling Association
1085 S. 34th Place
Springfield, OR 97478
you send it to the Oregon Cadet Division office please state whom the
donation is for and make the check or money order out to the "Oregon
Cadet National Team."  If you would like more information you may visit
the OWA website at wrestleoregon.com/owa.  Aaron says any amount you
can contribute would be greatly appreciated.

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