Would you believe there Allen students who ‘happily’ wear holes in their shoes while running sprints and distances on the streets and trails of Allen, lift massive weights in an underground dungeon, drill wrestling moves until they can do them in their sleep, and then bring home the aroma of all that hard work in the form of sweaty, smelly workout clothes that have been stewing in their gym lockers for a week? And that’s just a small part of what our 8x State Champion Wrestling Team is doing in preparation for this year’s wrestling season!

As the team’s largest fundraiser, the Allen Wrestling Team is again selling hams for Thanksgiving.  These 8-10 lb. bone-in, spiral-sliced, half hams are available in two selections: smoked ($45) or honey-sugared ($45). The premium quality hams will be smoked and sugared by the Wrestling Team, coaches, and volunteer parents at the Allen High School football stadium next week.  They can be picked up right out of the smoker or fresh from the sugaring process at the HS Football stadium (155 Rivercrest Blvd) on Thursday, 11/16, 6-9pm; Friday, 11/17, 5-9pm; or Saturday, 11/18, 8am-12pm.  Delivery arrangements can also be made.

This is a major fundraising event for the eight-time UIL State Champion Eagles and enables travel and related expenses to important regional and national competitions. All proceeds go to the Wrestling Team.  Online ordering can be directly accessed here ( or at  All high school wrestlers are also taking cash or check orders through Nov. 15, 2017.

If you would like to help both the wrestling team and the community, you may also order hams and we will donate them to organizations like the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) in your name.  These hams make great corporate gifts too.  And as we are a non-profit organization, it’s tax deductible!

So, please go to for more information and to order your ham today. Or contact me at or Coach Wyckoff at to place a cash or check order or if you have any questions or need further information.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


Best wishes for a very Happy and Blessed Holiday Season.

Christina Redlin-Pepper

President, Takedown Booster Club

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