Archive for April, 2011

Granby Clinic Info

Coach Morris from the Wilton Youth Wrestling Program prepared this brochure to describe what sounds like an excellent clinic right in Wilton – particularly for those wrestlers who won’t be able to attend a sleep-away camp this summer. While the youth organization set this up, it’s geared to high school wrestlers as well. Check it out!

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Using Comments has the ability to allow “comments” on posts. This is not new, but may not very well known. There’s a comment link just above most original posts. It might help Mr. Hill, Mrs. Sweeney, and Mr. Young coordinate wrestler interest in the Carl Adams Camp at BU, the Cornell Camp at Cornell, or the Wilton Youth Wrestling Granby camp if wrestlers use this comment feature. However, we also recommend you use their e-mails from the original posts since they may not check the comments. Do not assume that anyone, including coaches, checks the comments. If you have something important to share, please contact the coaches directly.
The comment link for the Carl Adams post from 4/3 is here.
The comment link for the Wilton Granby 4/7 camp is here.
The comment link for the Cornell 4/8 post is here.
All comments will be moderated.

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Cornell Camp

For those interested in the Cornell wrestling camps, Mrs. Sweeney has set up an account to register WHS wrestlers in the Cornell Team Camp on July 10th -14th at Cornell University.

Contact her at for details.

General information about the Cornell camp can be found here

Information about the Team Camp


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Granby Clinic in Wilton!

This awesome news just in from Wilton Youth Wrestling’s leadership:


We are pleased to announce that Wilton Youth Wrestling has arranged for a wrestling camp to be conducted right here in Wilton by clinicians from the Granby School of Wrestling. ( from Tuesday July 19 through Thursday July 21. The schedule will be

Morning session: 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

Lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Afternoon session 2:30 PM-5:30

Open Mats / Mini Competition 6:00-7:30 (optional)

One day will be focused on each of neutral, top, and bottom wrestling.

The coaching staff specifically selected the Granby school because of its emphasis on teaching a system and insuring that wrestlers are able to fully execute the moves at the end of camp. While Granby is best known for its eponymous roll, the camp provides training and technique in all 3 positions. This camp will be open to all wrestlers, but we want WYW and WHS wrestlers to have the first chance to reserve a spot. A flyer will go out shortly with detailed registration information, but the cost is $250.

It would be helpful from a planning perspective if you could respond as to whether your son will likely be attending. Having Granby come to Wilton is a great thing for our youth and HS wrestling programs, and I know the HS and youth coaches are excited about being able to get such caliber instructions here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Greg Morris or me.


Ted Young

Brian McGovern

Greg Morris

Contact info for Mr. Young and Mr. Morris can be found here. A big thank you for getting this organized and creating another opportunity to build the Wilton wrestling community! Guys — take advantage!

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Attention: Junior Parents and Athletes – PCA Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship Award

As some of you may know, Coach Rinaldi has been working with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) since late last spring.

PCA’s 2011 Triple-Impact Competitor (TM) Scholarship Program, sponsored by Deloitte and Thrive Foundation for Youth, honors ethical student-athletes who have a positive impact on three levels:

* Personal Mastery: Making oneself better
* Leadership: Making one’s teammates better
* Honoring the Game: Making the game better

The program is open to high school junior student-athletes (class of 2012) from eligible counties within the metro areas of Chicago, Houston, New York/Tri-state area (including in CT, Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties), San Francisco/Sacramento and Washington, DC.

High school juniors (class of 2012) from participating metro areas are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Once you begin your application you must complete the application at that time. You will not be able to access your application once it’s submitted.

After submitting your application, three others (a coach, school administrator and at least one additional person) will need to submit a recommendation on your behalf. You will be emailed a link to send these individuals or you can download the hard copy recommendation forms here.

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