"Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference."
- Jim Zalesky, University of Iowa

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Getting ready for the start of the season

We are well underway with practices and our new uniforms have just come in. Orders for new navy and blue headgear went in today and we should have those soon. Our compression shirt orders are going in tomorrow. They will be navy blue with each wrestlers name on the back in gold. Last week, we took the urinalysis tests and the results are in and were passed out today at practice. A few more wrestlers have to take them tomorrow and they will be ready to join the lineup.
Next Wednesday will be our first wrestle-offs for the opening home match with Shaw and Collinwood. Also on that day uniforms and bags will be passed out.
The first match is coming fast. We are getting ready.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Thanksgiving week will be a busy one for the team. While there is no school on Wednesday through next Monday, we will be conducting practice on our days off.

Wednesday practice will be at 10:30 AM.
Thursday we have off for Thanksgiving.
Friday we will have practice at 1:00 PM.
Saturday we have our Urinalysis Testing at Willoughby South High School. Wrestlers need to be at our school at 11:00AM and our test will be at Noon. (IF THEY DON'T HAVE THEIR PAPERWORK FOR THIS TEST, THEY WILL NOT WRESTLE THIS YEAR)

Practice will resume on Monday after school at the regular time.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Eastlake North Preview

This Saturday will be a wrestling preview at Eastlake North High School which starts at 9AM. We will meet at the school at 8AM then take the bus over at 8:15AM. The format for this practice is that mats are set up in the gym. We will warm up then they will call out weight groups to take the mats. Wrestlers will go full-go with a wrestler from another school for one minute then they will switch partners. They will do this for five or six go's before another grouping of wrestlers are called out. The first group will then have a rest before they do it again. No scores will be kept. This is just a big practice with a lot of teams so that we see how we are doing at this moment and wrestle with others we do not see in practice. Parents and friends are not encouraged to attend due to this being a practice. We should be home before the OSU/ Michigan game.