"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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Preseason Conditioning

Preseason conditioning has been going on for three weeks now.
You must have your physical to participate.
This week we added Wednesday afternoons to the mix.
The schedule is as follows:
Tues. In room conditioning 2:45-4:00PM
Wed. Open Mats 2:45-4:00PM
Thurs. Weight training 2:45-4:00PM

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Euclid Sports Hall-of-Fame 2010

Congratulations to Euclid's newest inductees to the Euclid Sports Hall-of-Fame!
Eight new members were inducted last night at the Manor in Euclid. Of those eight, four were wrestlers. Very impressive.

Tim Moriarty- c/o 1980 wrestled at Central Junior High School, for coach Harry King Sr., before he became a Euclid's first Parade All-American for the Panther football team.

Shawn Thompson- c/o 1993 three year letter-winner in wrestling for Coach Tim D'Anna. As a senior he qualified for the state tournament as a heavyweight. Also that senior year, Shawn was Sectional champ and District fourth place, while earning all-GCC honors and serving as captain. For his efforts he was selected as Euclid's Most Outstanding Athlete for the Class of 1993.

Harry King Sr.- Coach was a winner. Either in junior or senior high schol. Whatever the sport or activity, from football to basketball, tennis to golf, chess to volleyball, and of course wrestling. The records in his coaching career speak for themselves. Girl's volleyball 19-3, boys tennis 50-10, Jr. High JV Wrestling 107-16, Junior High Wrestling 105-13-1. His six year reign at the High School resulted in a 56-23-1 record, including our last league championship and a state champion (Jack DeBoe) in 1986.

Tim Baur- c/o 1967 Lifetime Achievement Award As a wrestler at Euclid, Tim was a standout in the lower weights. He placed high at the Brecksville Holiday Tournament (the oldest continuously run holiday tournament in the country) and at the sectional and district tournaments. He also won five county YMCA wrestling championships during his career. He continued wrestling at the college level at Cleveland State University. However, Tim is most known for the tremendous difference he has made in the lives of the over 8000 wrestlers that he has reached through the Euclid Jaycee Wrestling program. Two have had tryouts for the U.S. Olympic team with one participating in the last games in Beijing. Three other former wrestlers are current coaches of wrestling programs around the area. In 2004, the City of Euclid showed its appreciation when Mayor Bill Cervenik made Feb. 7th Tim Baur Day.

Great job and well deserved!