Great way to start the season last night. Wins against Mt View and Box Elder. Let’s keep it rolling and tear it up at the SCUFFLE this weekend. Also, good luck to our youth wrestlers heading to Fremont on Saturday.
The changing of the seasons brings with it a sense of anticipation. We can feel it, sense it, smell it in the air. As the leaves exchange their lush green for bright gold and red, our focus turns to the six months ahead. Slates are wiped clean, but goals and expectations of winning remain the same. Each day will deliver a new form of adversity, but we have the ability to meet them head on and overcome challenges. Some people believe in fate; that our future is predetermined. I believe in choices. We can accept mediocrity or decide to reach beyond our capabilities. Drop the weight or push through another rep. Sleep in or rise early. Slow down or sprint another 100 yards. Quit or embrace the grind. The smallest choices we make now will ultimately shape a large part of the future. It’s all about choices. And that’s the beauty of it.
Our 2013-14 edition of Titan Youth Wrestling is off and running. We have an awesome group of new and experienced wrestlers learning new skills and learning to appreciate this great sport. We have a record 248 participants this year. This is exciting news for Syracuse Wrestling as we continue to grow and build into a powerhouse wrestling program in the state of Utah. The youth will have their first matches this Saturday as we form small dual meet teams and give each team 2-3 matches. The matches will be at Syracuse High at 9:00 am.
Our 2013 youth wrestling program is now accepting registration. The first practice will be October 29. We will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays with matches on Saturday morning. For more information and a registration form click here.
Congratulations to Brock George. Third place in USA Wrestling Greco nationals. He had a great tournament finishing with a 5-1 record, defeating kids from all over the country. Team Utah wrestled great with 8 Greco All-Americans en route to a 5th place team finish. Next up is the freestyle portion over the next four days. All results are on trackwrestling, and all matches can be viewed live on themat.com.
The Titans will be attending the Boise State Team Camp on June 24-28. This is for grades 8-12. It is a great opportunity to learn from many NCAA All-American and the Boise State staff. You will also get 15 matches. The opportunity to roll with your future teammates is also a valuable experience. For more information please contact Coach Brown.
The Titans showed well at the Legacy Center for the 2013 Utah State Freestyle /Greco Championships. State champs for the Titans include Seth Rich Cadet 126 lbs, Brock George Junior 106 lbs, and Teague Brown Bantam 40 lbs. All three won both styles. Runner-up finishes include Bryce Brimhall, Stephan Olivas, Jaxen Endreson, Kaleb Gines, Cache Lowry, and Aspen Naylor. We had many other placers in both styles. We are very proud of the kids for their dedication to our off-season program. There is no doubt that this program is the foundation of our success (past and future).
Brock was a double All-American at the FILA Junior Nationals last week in Las Vegas, NV. He placed 4th in both freestyle and greco. FILA Juniors is the first step to the FILA World Team Trials for 17-20 year olds in June. Brock defeated a defending Fargo National Champions during the tournament.
Syracuse had an outstanding contingency at USA Wrestling Folkstyle nationals last week in Cedar Falls, IA. Seven wrestlers joined the 3,000 plus kids from all across American to compete for national respect. Bryce Brimhall and Teague Brown came away with All-American honors. Bryce placed 5th in the Cadet 94 lbs division, while Teague placed 3rd in Bantam 40 lb. Congrats to all our wrestler who competed and continue to demonstrate the dedication it takes to be the best.