Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Coaches Foldeak and Rinaldi want to wish everyone in the extended WHS Wrestling and Wilton Youth Wrestling families a happy, safe, successful, prosperous, and healthy New Year!

Our next scheduled event is Thursday’s JV Jamboree against Fairfield Warde, Staples, and Ridgefield at WHS at 4:00 PM. See you there!

Categories: Parents, Team

Rumble in Trumbull – Wilton goes 2 and 3 in dual meet action

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Wilton’s Warriors wrestled 5 dual meets in Trumbull today, winning 2 and losing 3.

In the opening meet against Westhill HS, the Warrior’s lost 47-30, but all of Wilton’s points came from pins. Estevan Garcia (119), Mitch Feehley (140), Clay Helms (160), Colin Lillis (171) and Sean DeJager (215) all stuck their opponents.

The 2nd meet against East Lyme was a 57-22 Warrior victory thanks to a pin by Drew Venditti (125), a decision win by “Ace” Sakamoto (140) and eight forfeit wins earned by Brendan Sweeney (112), Estevan Garcia (119), Beau Santomero (125), Drew Kennedy (152), Colin Lillis (171), Sam Somers (189) and Joe Fraccaroli (285).

Wilton lost its 2nd meet of the day to Trumbull 60-10 despite a major decision by Clay Helms (160), and decision wins by Sean DeJager (285) and Drew Kennedy (152). Joe Fraccaroli (285) also stood out in a tough double overtime loss.

In the day’s 4th dual meet against Ludlowe, Wilton posted a 45-34 victory. After several tough matches in the lower weights, “Mac” McReynolds (130) started the Warriors on the road to victory with a decision win. Following two forfeits received by Charles Wong (135) and “Ace” Sakamoto (140), seniors Drew Kennedy (152), Clay Helms (160), and Colin Lillis (171) stepped up with 3 straight pins. Sean DeJager (215) also pinned his opponent and Joe Fraccaroli (285) earned a forfeit to round out Wilton scoring.

Closing the day, Wilton faced Middletown and came out on the short side of a 59-18 score. Drew Kennedy (152) and Colin Lillis (171) won by pin, and Clay Helms (160) added a forfeit win.

In JV wrestling action, Dan Adams, Matt Baxendale, Nick Cyr, Arnold Fraccaroli and Mike Mastrianna all had two wins by pin.

Many thanks to the managers (Ella Bartlett and Taylor Runco), parents and fans who turned out to support the team on a long day of wrestling.

Wrestlers, take advantage of the break until Monday’s practice to rest and heal. As Coach noted, we will lift right after school and then do some running before a film session. No 5:30 practice Monday. On Tuesday, lifting right after school and we will then hold 5:30 practice for the remainder of the week. Watch the website for any changes/updates.

Categories: Parents, Results, Team

Personal Hygiene Reminder

December 29, 2010 1 comment

This post is for parents. We need your help. Wrestlers sweat. They wrestle — often with multiple partners over the course of a single practice. If they’re not clean when they start, you can imagine what they’re like after a couple of hours of wrestling.

If your son isn’t showering immediately upon returning home from practice (assuming he hasn’t showered at WHS), he needs to shower, using soap and shampoo, immediately when he comes home. If he isn’t bringing all his workout gear and towels home every day and coming to practice with clean gear and a clean towel for the next day, he needs to do that too.

If your son has a skin condition — and we have noticed the presence of ringworm on several wrestlers — it needs to be treated fast, before it spreads to other athletes. Ringworm is easily treated with over-the-counter medications — but it won’t go away by itself.

The simplest way to prevent ringworm — or other skin conditions — is to be clean. We wash the mats every day before practice. If we could, we would wash the wrestlers too — but that’s not going to happen any time soon, so they need to take care of this themselves. A firm reminder from you would be appreciated.

Categories: Parents, Team

New Additions to the Reference Page

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment

We’ve added a few new links to the Reference page. Check them out.

From Cary Kolat’s excellent site, a series of three YouTube videos associated with one of his blog entries:

Terry Brands vs. Jeff Prescott – constant pressure on your opponent pays off

Mark Schultz – scoring out of a front headlock and finishing a high-crotch

Cary Kolat vs Elbrus Tedeev – movement, changing tie-ups, level changes in a world-class match

And another Kolat blog entry featuring two videos of Tom Brands fighting off his back, recovering and winning a match at the Big Ten Championships. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

We also added a link to an article from the December 2010 issue of Wrestling Insider Magazine on the prevention of wrestling skin infections. See the Personal Hygiene Reminder post above, as well.

Categories: Parents, Team

Thursday Bus Time for Trumbull Duals: 6:45 AM – Matches begin at 9:00 AM

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Be at the field house with all your equipment (shoes, undergarment, singlet, headgear, and mouth guard if you need it, ready to go, at 6:45 AM. Trumbull had a decent concession for its JV tournament a couple of weeks ago, but wrestlers might want to bring a snack and something to drink. We were not allowed to bring in a case of water generously donated by some parents, but the wrestlers were able to bring in individual bottles of water in their backpacks.

We’re wrestling 5 dual meets against Trumbull, Fairfield Ludlowe, Westhill, Middletown and East Lyme. Normally we wrestle FCIAC opponents first, but we’ll be wrestling all five teams regardless. If we start on time at 9:00, we should be home sometime between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Categories: Parents, Team