I meant to get this information out to you last night, but after our awesome JC Brawlers (junior league) practice finished up, we had gotten home a little bit late. We have 2 events this weekend, which is exciting.
Tuesday Leonardtown Tri-meet Re-cap:
I first wanted to say that Tuesday night was a success for us as a team, and not just in terms of wins and losses. The team really came together, and right from the weigh ins exhibited the attitude and togetherness of a solid team. We supported each other, and made sure we were ready to compete. On the mat, we wrestled very well against each team. It was evident, even the guys who won vs. Leonardtown over the weekend, won again and with dramatically improved results. That shows us that even when wrestling someone a second time, we made huge gains and growth, that is HUGE. The guys who didn’t come out on the winning end this time, also showed tremendous growth, and a never quit attitude. That is also HUGE. Congratulations to the team for an excellent victory over Patuxent High School 54-24. Including both matches, we saw victories from Trevor Thorne, Sebastian Kolczynkski, Jacob Dobry, Larrel Newman, Taiyo Kirby, Brayon Farmer, Brandon Ream, Riley Carroll, and with his first career varsity win, Jahaad Proctor! Going 2-0 on the day and showing their dominance were Sebastian, Trevor, and Jacob. This is an excellent step in the right direction.
La Plata Duals/Leonardtown JV Tournament
We have an opportunity for our veteran guys to get some really good matches against elite level competition at the La Plata Warrior Duals, so we will learn a LOT this weekend about where we are and what we need to focus on this season. Also, there will be a JV tournament at Leonardtown High School, which will get our younger wrestlers some great matches with other younger guys at a similar level. I expect everyone to do very well at both tournaments.
***Important to note***: We will be sending just our veteran experienced wrestlers to the La Plata duals. Wrestlers who have some varsity experience, but are first year guys, will be sent to the JV tournament. I have attached travel squads for each. We believe as a coaching staff this will serve in the best interest of the team and our developmental goals for each individual. It is important to us that each wrestler develops the experience necessary to improve. Coach Lansley and Coach Dobry will be at the La Plata Duals tournament, and Coach Garretson will be working with the JV wrestlers at the Leonardtown tournament. An itinerary for each tournament is attached. If you have any questions, please let us know. Have a great day!