Welcome to the Badger Regional Training Center

TomM
June 23, 2017 12:33

Welcome to the Badger Regional Training Center

Welcome to the Badger Regional Training Center

Tyler Turner – Executive Director of Badger Regional Training Center

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about the Badger RTC.

My name is Tyler Turner and I have been the Executive Director of the BRTC for just about six months now. I have always had a love for the sport of wrestling and the state of WI. I had the privilege to wrestle for UW Madison from 2002-2007 (In 2007 I finished my college career 6th at the NCAA Championships in Detroit.) and I took a year in 2008 to continue my wrestling career training for freestyle while I finished my student teaching and my wife graduated college.

Since finishing my career in 2008 I joined staff with a sports ministry called Athletes in Action in January 2009. I couldn’t shake the love of the sport when we went to NJ to work at Rutgers University for 2 years. As soon as I stepped onto that campus I was welcomed with open arms into the Scarlet Knight wrestling room by Head Coach Goodale, Assistant Leonardis, and Coach Pollard. It was a great time being the volunteer coach and traveling with the team while working to build into those young men. I learned a lot from our time at Rutgers that I brought back with me returning to Madison in 2012

When we moved back to Madison it was again an honor to be welcomed into the room with open arms to help the guys continue their maturity and development by Coaches Davis, Brandvold, and Ruschell. It has been awesome to work alongside them and to work with the guys on the team.

There are many other things to say but those are for other posts. I wanted to make all who are reading this aware that I will be checking the forum periodically, posting periodically, giving updates, and inviting you to our event through this forum. This is not to scare you from posting your thoughts and questions, but to let you know that I welcome them and would be happy to explain whatever you want to hear about to the best of my abilities. We, as a staff, have thought long and hard about the direction and reasons for doing what we are doing and would love to get a dialogue going if needed.

My hope is you get to know me, the BRTC, the wrestlers that are training full time, and that we open a “forum” on what is happening. I am trying to lead this thing in different ways than the past and having you guys involved in the conversation is a part of the direction we need to go.

I do have to make this caveat, my main focus is the BRTC not UW. Yes, they are connected, but they are not the same thing/one entity. The BRTC is a separate non-profit for becoming a world level training center with a purpose. It supports and cultivates passionate wrestlers and courageous men. It is not the UW so there are certain things I will not be able to speak on or it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to speak on.

So, ask away, give your ideas, and get those tickets to the steak fry on August 3rd to support the Badger RTC working towards world success! Steak Fry

Tyler Turner

PS – Here is our latest newsletter sent out last week for a quick glimpse into the World Team Trials and the state of the BRTC. BRTC News Letter

Originally posted at: WIWrestling Forum

TomM
June 23, 2017 12:33