|Alumni, Friends and Family,
This week has the staff all over the country. I will be spending a couple days at the Olympic Team Camp at the Training Center in Colorado Springs. Trevor and Kyle are at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation camp for the Cadet and Junior Nationals in River Falls and then out to Fargo, ND for the largest wrestling tournament in the world-the USAW Cadet and Junior National Championships. Most of the incoming Badgers and future recruits will be participating in this Championship. Everyone on the staff, along with the majority of wrestlers on the Badger Team, have competed in this great event, run since the early 70’s by the US Wrestling Federation and USA Wrestling.
This past Saturday Trevor, Mitch and I had the privilege to participate in a golf outing in Milton, WI that was hosted in support of the Agrace HospiceCare facility in Janesville. One of the driving forces behind this is former Milton wrestling coach and friend of the Badger program, Bob Johnson. Bob volunteers as the auctioneer at the Kalscheur Steak Fry in support of the Badger Wrestling Club. We played with a great group of guys (8 on a hole) and were graciously hosted by Bob Cullen. Bob did inform me that he wrestled one of our Badger wrestlers 9 times while at Milton High School and owns a 5-4 advantage, so if Marty Hull can verify that I would appreciate it. Looks like we may have had the wrong guy on the Badger Team! In the end, the Milton community raised over $85,000 for the Agrace. GREAT JOB and congratulations to everyone involved. It was inspiring to see a community step up like that.
Several of the Badger Wrestlers that are in Madison training for the summer have been taking advantage on the non-workout time fishing. Take a look at the attached pictures and you will see that they are pretty good at it. All the Muskies they catch they immediately release. Ryan Taylor, Hunter Ritter and Jarod Donar have caught a couple dozen or more. In true fisherman form they won’t say exactly where they caught the muskies, or what they are using for bait, but a few more stadium stairs may get me that info. Had no idea that Muskie fishing in the Madison area was that good.
Looking forward to seeing many of you on August 4.