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You are receiving this information packet because your deposit/payment has been received to secure your team's spot in the 2013 Northeast Youth Duals to be held on July 27th & 28th in Hoosick Falls, New York at the Weir-Reynolds Gilchrest Skating Rink at 8 Barton Avenue. For those of you who are returning, you are well aware of the level of competition and the layout of our event campus. For those of you who are new to our event, this should help prepare you for our fun-filled, highly competitive weekend.

Enclosed you will find several documents that will outline some of the events we have planned as well as an aerial view of the entire complex.

Golf Outing

The golf outing will be limited to the first 9 foursomes paid (5somes will be allowed). The cost for the golf outing, which includes a buffet style dinner at the conclusion of golf (cart included), is $50.00 per person. This includes all taxes and gratuities associated with the golf outing as well as the cost of the dinner. Please see the enclosed menu for the buffet options that are available to you. The buffet will be offered to non-golfers as well and will be limited to the first 125 paid patrons. Tickets must be prepaid through the tournament director, Michael LaPorte, at the address listed below. Please return the enclosed slip along with payment.

Awards for the highest and lowest scores will be presented during dinner. We will have additional awards to hand out as well (closest to pin, etc.). This will be best ball shotgun start format.


Town Pool


All participants, parents, siblings, coaches, etc. will be welcomed to enjoy our town pool for a reduced cost of $3 per entry. The pool will be open to us all day Saturday. The adjoining field is for us to use as well, so bring your team tents, blankets and whatever else you feel that would make your weekend more enjoyable. There are some baseball fields,basketball courts, tennis courts and a playground on the site as well, and are ours to use at our discretion. Our town takes great pride in this complex so please advise families to treat it accordingly. The village will have a few folks walking around admiring the level of competition and to help welcome all of you to our beautiful community as well as keeping an eye on behavior.



Once again we will be utilizing Hoosac School and its campus as an inexpensive alternative. The school administration has allowed us to utilize their athletic fields and facility for any of those interested in camping. The athletic facility is equipped with a full-sized workout center, indoor pool, locker rooms, "gang" type showers, and restrooms. All athletic fields will be accessible to all campers. The dorms are available as well. The dorm rooms are very basic and you will be responsible to bring all linens. The dorms will be limited to the first 70 people and the cost for the entire weekend (2 nights) is $20.00 per room (max 4 per room). The contact person for reservations at Hoosac School is Mike Foster who can be reached at (508) 904-4091.

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, 51Hannaford Square, Bennington, VT with a discounted rate of $129/night for a Standard King room and $134/night for a Standard Double Queen room. Reservations can be made by calling {802) 440-9862, group code NYD. Or for those of you who prefer to book online, please do so directly at and use group code: NVD. The cutoff date for the discounted room rate is Thursday,June 27,2013. Due to the limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate, I encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible. Check in is 3:00 p.m. If you would like to make an early arrival request, please make that request when making your reservation. Please note that there are additional lodging options in Bennington, VT should you wish to explore them. Most hotels are located within 15 minutes of our Venue.


We will have a food vendor on site all day Saturday and Sunday supplying us with burgers, hot dogs, french fries, fried goodies, and plenty of drinks. We also will be handing out pamphlets to everyone upon arrival which includes a map of our village as well as all the eateries, gas stations, pharmacies, convenience stores,grocery stores,etc.


We will have tournament t-shirts for sale all weekend. We are offering advanced sales to teams who wish to order ahead or who wish to have custom team names on the back of the shirts for an additional cost. This year's shirts will be a high quality dry fit style shirt with the tournament logo on the front and a plain back if not customized. The costs are $15.00 for a non-customized shirt and $20.00 for a customized shirt. All orders and payment are due by July 5,2013.

We are trying to make this event as enjoyable as possible to all. If there are any special requests or conveniences that you may need, feel free to reach out to me and I will do what I can to accommodate you. Please be sure to read through the flyer again to make sure that you are clear on our rules. We are unable to change them, however, we will gladly take suggestions and attempt to apply them to next year's event. For additional and updated information, and a free agent list, please visit the web at and click on the "Forums" tab, scroll until you find the thread for the duals "NEYD-RIOT IN THE RINK SLATED FOR 7/27-28."

Last, but definitely not least....As I have done in the past, I will have a benefit this year to help support an individual that has come across some hardship. My choice this year is Mr. Scott Kropman. For those of you who do not know Scott, he is the proud father of 8 from Penfield, NY and had an unfortunate diagnosis of Cancer in November. Scott and I have children (Max & Matthew) that are of the same age and have shared opposite corners of the mat on several occasions. Due to some harmless banter between Scott and I on the website, this very event emerged. I owe the success of this event to my friend Scott. With this being our focus this year, the Hoosick Falls Wrestling Club will make an initial $100 donation, and will also donate a portion of the event profits to the Kropman family. We will also choose one athlete at the conclusion of our event to receive the "Scott Kropman Never Give Up Award." I encourage and challenge all teams participating to help support Scott and his family during his fight. The past two recipients of our efforts have made 100% recoveries through all our thoughts and prayers, and I plan on going 3-0 this year. Please seriously consider making a donation. Thank you on behalf of the Kropman family!

See you in July!


Coach LaPorte



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