Archive for June, 2010

Coach Foldeak, assisted by Scott Butler, Gabe Queiros, Clay Helms, Mike Mastrianna, Colin Lillis, Terrence Reedy, Sean DeJager just wrapped up the 3rd edition of the Wilton Youth Wrestling Camp.  By all accounts, the campers who attended had a great time.  Starting off with the basic wrestling stance, single and double-leg take downs, top and bottom referee’s position, the boys wrestled multiple live folkstyle matches in between bouts of sumo wrestling, sharks and minnows, mat chess, and more.  We hope to see everyone again next year — along with their brothers, cousins, and friends!

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Last Days of School

Wilton Warriors Wrestlers!  You have just a couple of more days of school left before the Class of 2010 officially passes the torch to the Class of 2011.  This is both a time for reflection and planning.  2009-10’s captain, Terrence Reedy, set a high bar for team leadership.  We’ve celebrated that, but thanks again from both coaches and team-mates! Good luck, and stay in touch!

Looking forward, it’s already clear that 2010-11’s tri-captains, Clay Helms, Drew Kennedy, and Drew Venditti, have picked up where Terrence left off.  What’s even better to see and hear is that many of the rest of you, upper and underclassmen both, have already begun to work hard in the off season in the weight room and at a variety of clubs and tournaments.

We know that many of you have made plans to go to camp over the summer.  We hear good things from Coach Norm about the regular turnout for workouts and weight training.  And we’re getting some good feedback from some of the club coaches you’ve been working with. That’s reason to celebrate, and be proud.

But once school is out and you’re not seeing each other every day, it may be a little harder to keep up the momentum you’ve been building.   Take a moment as school lets out, and before you bolt for the exits for whatever you’re doing over the summer, to make a connection with at least one team-mate.  Make a commitment to stay in touch, to push — and support — each other over the summer.    Do what you can to expand our community.  Be smart and safe, make good choices, work hard and have fun!  Warrior Pride!

Categories: Parents, Team

June 9 Meeting Update

Per Coach Foldeak (see comment on post below this one) the meeting after school on the 9th should be no more than 15-20 minutes.

Categories: Parents, Team

Meeting after School on Wednesday, June 9th

June 6, 2010 1 comment

Coach Foldeak wants to have a meeting with all wrestlers on Wednesday, June 9 after school up by the weight room to collect any outstanding equipment, to go over summer workout, competition, and camp plans and to just touch base. He’s especially looking for any of the “new” singlets, which are going to be updated.  We want them all to be alike, so dig them out and get them in.  If you have one of the new singlets and can’t make it, give it to a buddy.

Be there, on time please.  The meeting shouldn’t last more than 45 minutes, if that.   If you have a conflict, please contact Coach directly, especially if you need to turn anything in.

Categories: Parents, Team

Check out CT Wrestling Wire

If you’ve not been on the CT Wrestling Wire site recently, take a look.  It’s been updated with a ton of new features, including a tournament calendar on the site’s homepage.  There’s a lot of other worthwhile information there.

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Open Mats – Fairfield Warde M & W 7:00-8:30 PM, Brewster NY, W 6:00-7:30 PM

A couple of Open Mats Announcements:

Fairfield Warde H.S – Monday & Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm
No cost, only a USA card is required

Also, and as posted on the Pin to Win message board, starting June 9,  Brewster High School will host open mats on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM through September.  Address of BHS is 50 Foggintown Road in Brewster, NY.  Contact for details — a USA Wrestling card is required.  According to Google Maps, this is about 20 miles/30 minutes from WHS.

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Springfield Technical Community College Tournaments

The organizer of the STCC Tournament, Alberto Nieves,  was recently recognized as  “2010 Person of the Year” by Wrestling USA Magazine for his contributions to wrestling. Use the search functions on the page the link points to to find information about the award.

As posted on Pin to Win – Springfield Technical Community College

Wrestling Tournament Schedule for 2010

(New – Weigh Ins by Division to reduce wait times)

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 Folkstyle
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 Folkstyle
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Folkstyle
Sunday, June 6th, 2010 Folkstyle
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Folkstyle
Sunday, October, 24th, 2010 Folkstyle
**Sunday, December 12th, 2010 *Youth Only Folkstyle
** Youth Only Event One Weigh In from 8:00 to 9:30 AM

Weigh In Procedures and Times for All other Tourney’s

***Weigh Ins for Youth up to 8th Grade are from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (with wrestling starting approximately 8:45 AM)

****Weigh Ins for High School Division 9th through 12th Grade – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (with wrestling starting approximately 10:45 AM)

*****Weigh Ins for Open Division – 12:00 to 1:00 PM (with wrestling starting at approximately 1:15 PM)

*These new weigh in procedures will significantly reduce wait times for all wrestlers. Once your Age Group/Division weighs in – you will be wrestling very shortly – and most likely finished within 2 to 3 hours.



Entry Fee: $20


Springfield Technical Community College

One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102-9000

Building 2
Scibelli Hall – Gymnasium


Division (Circle One): 1-2 Grade 3-4 Grade 5-6 Grade 7-8 Grade

High School Open Division

If you want to wrestle up (into HS or Opens) and compete in 2 Divisions FILL OUT Second SHEET

Weight: Madison System

Awards: Top 3 Place Finishers

More Info Call Coach Alberto Nieves at (413) 330-1757 or email -email-.

Name: _________________________________________Grade: _________ Weight:_____________
(we fill in at weigh in)


Email Address:_______________________________ Club Affiliation__________________________

If paying by check make check payable to Alberto Nieves.

***Update: There is absolutely “NO” U.S.A. Wrestling Card Required for any of these S.T.C.C. Tournaments! “NO” A.A.U. Card required!

*All of these Tournaments are Walk-In style. Pay at the door/registration/Weigh-ins. = $20.00 (No Pre-registration required).

*No set Weight Classes = Madison System implemented by groups.

*Round Robin bracket format = Multiple matches (Not double elimination). Usually 4, 5, & 6 man brackets which equals three, four, or five matches per wrestler.

*Extra “Challenge Matches” are allowed. = Provides maximum opportunity to gain valuable experience/Mat time. (no additional cost & time permitting). This is a great opportunity for wrestleres to take advantage of if they want to improve & get better.

*All of these Tournaments are now FOLKSTYLE = Scholastic/High School style.

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