Friday, October 30, 2009

Welcome to the season

After a great pre-season, official wrestling practice will start on Monday, November 2nd. Practice will be daily, Monday through Friday, from 4:30-6:45pm. Plan on being at practice everyday, on time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Parent Updates

1.) Poster Ads : Would like to finalze by Monday 11-2-09
2.) Last Supper/Thanksgiving Food Drive/Wrestling Shoe Drive : 11-7-09
3.) Takedown Tournaments: November 20 & 21 - SAVE THE DATE.. Your help is MANDATORY! - Kerri Nevills will be contacting you soon for shift times!!

Any questions on the above please contact me:

Cindy McAlester

Thank you!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Just heard from Adam this is what I can remember, my memory sucks.......
Clint & Daniel got first, Brady took 4th, Matt Gay 1st, Lane 2nd, Cap 1st, Sergio 1st,and Orem took 5th sorry if I left anyone out like I said my memory sucks. Adam said for the most part we looked good I think the boys are showing real progress, congrats to the boys. I wish I was able to be there.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Seen this before?

When you're doing a lot of the same things that the Oklahoma State Cowboys are doing at this time of the season, you can't feel too bad. Watch and see "downblocking", "moving your feet", "weight distribution", "pressure", "angles", "driving through your opponent", etc...

It's not magic. Excellent basic skills and positioning win even at the NCAA D1 level. That and a lot of hard work. Watch how many reps these guys do of the SAME THING, and how many times John Smith stops to fix little imperfections.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Who is Mark Schultz?

California High School State Champion
3x NCAA Champion
3x World Champion
1984 Olympic Champion

One of the most famous matches in NCAA Wrestling history. This match kept Ed Banach (Iowa) from becoming the first 4x NCAA Champion ever.

1984 Olympic Finals

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wrestling Skills -- Handfighting

Since we've been working on head position, handfighting, and pressure, I'll put some examples up that are true definitions of the words "relentless attack". My two all-time favorites: Tom & Terry Brands. Watch these over and over and try to emulate what they do with handfighting, head position, and pressure!

Terry Brands v. Arif Abdullaev, 1995 World Championships

Tom Brands vs. Alan Fried - 1991 NCAA Finals

Terry Brands vs. Kendall Cross - 1990 Oklahoma State vs. Iowa Dual

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cerritos Halloween Open

We will be collecting all the money prior to October 23rd. If you can get to the coaches by October 19th that would be great. You can write a check and make payable to "Cougar Parent Wrestling" and we will write one check for the team... see below Adam's information on the tourney:

As a team, those who completed the Winner's Circle/Summer Wrestling will be able to travel down to Cerritos Junior College for the annual trip to the Halloween Open on Saturday, October 24th. The team will leave on Friday after school, spend the night in a hotel, and wrestle on Saturday traveling back late that evening. Entry fee is $15

Thank you!