In December, we are honoring the Jim Derr Wrestling Tournament for being the longest, continuous running high school wrestling tournament in all of Ohio. Jim Derr started the wrestling program at Northwood and tournaments at Northwood and Perrysburg High Schools. Jim was also a teacher and coach for 37 years. There is no doubt that he made an impact on many lives during his tenure, and there is no mistake that his wife, Betty Derr, has continued that same impact ever since.
There will be a banquet honoring Jim Derr and the 50th Anniversary of the Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, December 3rd at the Sunrise Banquet Hall in Millbury. Since Jim passed away from Alzheimer’s, a portion of the proceeds from this special weekend will be donated to the Alzheimer Association in honor of Jim Derr and the Northwood Wrestling Tournament.
This is open to the community and school, young and old, all to honor a wonderful tradition in our Northwood School Community. Please mark this date on your calendar and join the many alumni, family, and friends as we pay tribute to this very special event.
Please stop by the high school on Friday and Saturday to watch the current NHS wrestlers participate in this 50th year of the tournament. The weekend will culminate with the youngest of wrestlers (the Biddy group) in their own tournament on Sunday at the high school.
Banquet Date: Thursday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm at the Sunrise Banquet Hall on St. Rt. 51
Tickets for the Jim Derr Banquet are $30 per person and will be available for purchase beginning November 1st.
There will be a silent auction of various gift packages, a gift card tree, dinner, cash bar, and special guest speakers.
The banquet is open to the community to attend in support of the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the wrestling tournament, and the continued support of Betty Derr, wife of Jim Derr.
Tickets for the banquet may be reserved by either calling the Northwood High School Office at 419-691-4651, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping in the high school office personally during school hours. Payment can be sent to the school with attention to Nick Encheff. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
Northwood High School
Jim Derr Banquet
c/o Nick Encheff
700 Lemoyne Rd
Northwood Ohio 43619