November Bulletin

The 2017-2018 wrestling season is right around the corner. Here are some important dates and upcoming events:

November 1st is the beginning of the weight certification process. We will meet after school at 3:15pm to do this in the weight room.

November 3rd We will help gymnastics breakdown their equipment and set up the wrestling mats. 3:15pm in the wrestling room.

November 5th From Noon to 3pm in the Ponderosa wrestling room, Royce Alger, of Iowa and Team Titan Mercury, will be hosting a 3 hour clinic for ages 4th grade and up. This is a great way to kick off the season and knock the rust off. Cost is $30, great value!

November 6th- Parent meeting from 6pm to 7pm at Ponderosa in Room 219
November 6th-9th Optional practices 3:21 to 4:30

November 10th is the first official day of practice. Registration is DUE. Here is a link for REGISTRATION

November 20th thru 24th is Thanksgiving break. We will have mandatory practice at 8:56am Monday-Wednesday, no practice on Thanksgiving day. Practice Friday and Saturday at 8:56am.

November 30th is our home opener against Mountain Vista at 6:30pm. It is also Alumni Night. All wrestling Alumni receive free admission to the dual meet. There will be a social gathering before and after. Email coach Rinaldis for details – ctrinaldis@dcsdk12.org

Schultz Crowned World Champion in Athens

At about 11 am MS on September 5th, Ponderosa Mustang, Cohlton Schultz, did something nobody his age has done in almost 20 years; win a Gold medal at the Cadet Greco-Roman World Championships in Athens, Greece.

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Cohlton had an exciting road to the finals. He defeated Mexico,
Russia, and Iran before meeting Hungary in the finals.

In the finals, Cohl took a one point lead early after his opponent was penalized for passivity(essentially stalling or not opening up).

Hungary tied it up by forcing Cohl out of bounds with about :45 left to wrestle.

Tie breaking is weird in international wrestling, as the winner is the last person to score. So technically at this point, Cohl is losing.

With :09 on the clock, Cohl snapped Hungary to the mat, spinning behind him to score a 2 point takedown. Cohl held Hungary off for another couple seconds to become World Champ.

For all that know Cohlton, you know that he is the epitome of humility and his work ethic reflects his desire to compete and willingness to sacrifice. For those that don’t know him, stop by the wrestling room sometime or come to a dual! He’s worth it, we are worth it.

Ponderosa to Host Royce Alger Clinic and Poker Tournament in Early June

Click Flyer below for more info on Alger Clinic!

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