Tuesdays with Barry 11-1-2016
Alumni, Friends and Family,
We had a great Saturday with several dozen family members attending the morning family breakfast, followed by the noon Team practice. With the evening football game victory over Nebraska and the Halloween party on State Street that draws over 100,000 people, it was a fun day for everyone! We also had former Badger Wrestler and College Football Hall of Famer member Tim Krumrie talk to the Team prior to the start of practice. You can still see why he was so successful, the definition of intensity!
Time to Wrestle
This week starts it all off. We will be taking several guys to the Stevens Point Open on Saturday. All our freshman are planning on competing as well. I will report next week on the results. On top of getting some of our younger athletes some needed matches, we will be using this tournament to help determine a couple weights for which athletes we will be taking to the Wolfpack Open at NC State later this month.
All Star meet
Zeke Jordan and Connor Medbery will be representing the Badger this Saturday as well at the NWCA All Star meet in Cleveland. Assistant Coaches Kyle Ruschell and Trevor Brandvold will be going to coach. I am excited that Zeke and Connor were honored with this recognition and get to start their season at a marquee event.
On Sunday, the four will be going to the Cleveland Browns football game. As bad as the Browns are playing, I’m not sure if that is a reward or a punishment!
On Friday I will be attending the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association dinner where two former Badger Wrestlers will be inducted into the George Martin Hall of Fame. Marty Loys coaching career at UW Stevens Point and Scott Schmitz coaching career at Mineral Point have earned them the honor to join the other distinguished members of the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. Most importantly, I want to thank them for the impact each of these former Badger Wrestlers have made in the lives of those they have been privileged to coach.
Tentative Pointer Open entries
141 Patrick Spray
149 Zander Wick
157 Evan Wick, Izaec Quintanilla, Jared Donar, Rylan Lubek, Jared Scharenbrock
165 Jacob Covaciu
197 Mason Reinhart
HWT Brady Wetter, Ben Stone