Wrestling looks forward to opening night, Blue and White Night


Abbie Johns, Chelsea Buzz Reporter

Hornets wrestling will kick off Blue and White Night this upcoming November 9th, 2021 at 6pm. Blue and White Night will showcase the youth, middle school, JV, and Varsity wrestlers. This is a chance for people to come out and show their support for the Chelsea wrestlers, as well as see some great match ups. 

Chelsea Wrestling hosts a Blue and White night every year to open up the season and create excitement for the rest of the wrestling season. Coach Butler told Chelsea Buzz about Blue and White night.

“It is a chance for our wrestlers to gain some competition atmosphere experience, complete our first team wrestle offs, and allow parents along with our community a chance to see everyone involved within the program.”

Blue and White night will consist of kids from the same weight class wrestling off. This is a great chance for the wrestlers to show off their skill, and for parents to come out and see all of the wrestlers of all age groups. Kalob Johnstone, a junior on the Varsity wrestling team, told Chelsea Buzz about the upcoming, eventful night. 

“Blue and white night is an important event for the program. Kids of all ages that are involved in Chelsea’s wrestling program get to compete together, fostering unity in the team. The starting lineup is also decided based off of the results during blue white night, so good wrestling can be expected and the pressure is high for the varsity wrestlers.”

Blue and White night is not just an opening event, but a chance for the wrestlers to prove themselves on the mat for a starting spot for the start of the season. Johnstone goes on to tell Chelsea Buzz about the night.

“There are several weight classes that haven’t produced a clear starter. 126, 160, and 170 have a lot of talent and no clear front runner”

Blue and White night will be a fun-filled night that all of the community and school should show up to. The wrestlers would love everyone to come out and show your support, especially with the competitive competition going on.

“It means a lot when the community comes to support a lesser known sport like wrestling, boosting the morale of the team and preparing us for the season”, says Johnstone.

Tickets will be available on GoFan and will be $5 (Children 6 and under get in free). Concessions will also be available. Come out and support your Hornets!