First Tournament? Here’s What You Can Expect…

SCHEDULE Thursday 11:59 pm online – Standard pre-registration ends ($15). Register here.   On Thursday night we will have regular practice. It is important all are present because afterwards we will weigh your son in and write down his weight on his arm. This will be our routine every week. If you have not already, you will need to get Read More …

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Wrestle

  1. Anyone Can Wrestle – And Be Highly Successful Most sports have limiting factors that favor a particular athletic build and often feature mis-matches where the short kid must guard the tall one, the slow kid covers the fast one, or the small kid must tackle the big one. Wrestling is very different. The sport is broken down by Read More …

Conflict at Carver Recap

On Thursday, a van with twelve of our own made the 757 mile trek to wrestling holy ground – Iowa City, Iowa – home of the Hawkeyes. The tournament, Conflict at Carver, featured an all star dual match on Friday night between Iowa’s elite and the rest of the country and a national tournament with a star studded field on Read More …

Its Moving Day

It’s Moving Day “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle                                             Read More …

Top 12 Reasons To Be at The 12th Annual Kickoff Clinic

Top 12 Reasons You Want To Be At The 12th Annual Kickoff Clinic & Takedown Tournament Click to Register 1. It’s Derek St John.  Newly named Virginia Tech Assistant Coach and 2013 NCAA Champion via the Iowa Hawkeyes. We’ll save the rest of his credentials for a later biography. 2. This video. Watch it…. Then do your buddy a favor and send it to him. He Read More …

State Champ Camp Recap

State Champ Camp with Coach Russ Cozart was simply great. Russ never disappoints. As Einstein put it, The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple. Russ’s unique ability to do just that is what makes learning and working with him such a pleasure. The third straight year we’ve had him up for camp, Junior 4-time state champ Zach Van Alst Read More …

Weekly Wisdom – The False Peak

In our last post we talked about the The Manitou Incline, commonly referred to as The Cog (It deserves reference as a proper noun) throughout the wrestling community. If you haven’t had a chance, check out 2744 Steps to the Cog and watch a few minutes of this workout with our world team in 2007. It’ll help provide some context and includes people like Read More …