End of the season celebration!
The Saunders Wrestling team will be honored for their efforts at our school pep rally on Friday, March 31st.
Our end of the season celebration will take place on Monday, April 3rd at 6 pm in the Saunders Middle School cafeteria. Information about celebration.
SAUNDERS SPARTAN WRESTLING 2017
Head Coach- Nick Riccardella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Coach- Kevin Saucedo
Conference Tournament: Saturday, March 18th - Potomac High School
At the end of the season conference tournament at Potomac High School, the Saunders Middle School Wrestling team wrestled their best to secure a 2nd consecutive conference championship! Despite being out of the total team lead by 13 points entering the final round, 8 of our 9 finalists earned championships for themselves and contributed to the team conference championship. In addition to 8 first places finishes, the Spartan wrestling team had 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Congratulations to Tyler Tanev, Griffin Aloi, Carson Miller, Jack Bobeck, Charlie Lopez, Mousa Eadeh, James Anderson, and Latrell Guy on their first place finishes, Donal Martinez for finishing 2nd, and Corina Hayden for finishing 3rd.
Thursday, March 9th - Home against Lake Ridge
In their final home match of the season, the Saunders Wrestling team earned a solid win over Lake Ridge, 65-19. Several pinned in the line-up, including Tyler Tanev, Carson Miller, Jack Bobeck, Corina Hayden, Mousa Eadeh, and Latrell Guy. Other tough decisions were earned by Griffin Aloi, JT Mory, and Donal Martinez.
Tuesday, March 7th - Away against Benton
Despite tough wrestling up and down the line up, the Saunders Spartan Wrestling team fell to Benton, 48-42, for the second time this season. Captains Griffin Aloi, Charlie Lopez, and Jack Bobeck led the team well by example, in both their wrestling and sportsmanship throughout the match, despite an outcome that the team had been working hard to avoid.
Tuesday, February 28th - Away against Beville
The Saunders Wrestling team defeated Beville 63-26 on the road Tuesday night. Tyler Tanev, Griffin Aloi, Jack Bobeck, Charlie Lopez, Corina Hayden, Matthew Carter, Donal Martinez, and Latrell Guy earned pins, while several others in both the JV and Varsity line up wrestled tough.
Friday, February 24th - Home against Hampton
Spartan Wrestling bounced back after a tough loss earlier in the week with a big win over Hampton, 83-12. Tyler Tanev, Griffin Aloi, JT Mory, Carson Miller, Charlie Lopez, Corina Hayden, Matthew Carter, Donal Martinez, Mousa Eadeh, James Anderson, and Alex Hernandez all pinned their way to victory, while Jack Bobeck won by an impressive technical fall in the 2nd period.
Tuesday, February 21st - Home against Benton
The Spartan Wrestling team suffered their first loss to Benton with a team score of 48-42. A few pins in the line up made all the difference, but with hard work and dedication they hope to get back on track this Friday against Hampton at home and create a different outcome when they face Benton again later in the season.
Thursday, February 16th - Away against Lake Ridge
The Saunders wrestling team achieved their hardest fought victory yet with a 60-27 win over the Lake Ridge wolves. JT Mory and Griffin Aloi won tough bouts on points, while Tyler Tanev, Carson Miller, Jack Bobeck, Charlie Lopez, Corina Hayden, Mousa Eadeh, James Anderson, and Latrell Guy all pinned their ways to impressive wins.
Tuesday, February 14th - Home against Rippon
Another great win for the Spartan Wrestling team, as they defeated Rippon 81-9 with pins from nearly the entire line-up, and great efforts by novice wrestlers Tyler Tanev, JT Mory, Chloe Franco, and Latrell Guy. As the season heats up, our most challenging matches are yet to come with Lake Ridge on Thursday and Benton next Tuesday.
Friday, February 10th - Home against Beville
A very exciting season opener at home, as the team defeated Beville 78-15 with pins from Griffin Aloi, Carson Miller, Jack Bobeck, Charlie Lopez, Corina Hayden, Matthew Carter, Donal Martinez, Mousa Eadeh, and Latrell Guy. Great efforts all around!
Wrestling is not easy. It requires a certain mindset and commitment. Be ready to work hard when coming into the room each day. Be ready to struggle with everything you have to do the best you can, because win or lose, YOU are responsible for the outcome.
Wrestlers need to be in shape. Running, push-ups, sit-ups, and burpees are a great way to work out on your own time to complement the hard work done in the wrestling room.
Technique matters. We will work hard to hone our skills, but wrestlers of all experience can improve. Check out the following link for a video playlist of Basic Wrestling Techniques and Moves, many of which we will practice regularly.
Please bring wrestling shoes, headgear, shorts, and t-shirts. No low cut or sleeveless shirts allowed. Also, devices, including headphones, are not permitted for use during practice or matches. It is expected that athletes are fully engaged in the sport, learning from their coaches and teammates. We will work hard and efficiently each day, with practices ranging from 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Typical practices will include a warm up, drills, learning and new move practice, live wrestling, and conditioning.
Activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm, and on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. Athletes and families are responsible for their own transportation on Mondays and Fridays, as well as in the evenings after matches. It is expected that athletes are promptly picked up after practices and matches when activity buses are not available.
Basic Wrestling Techniques and Moves
Great Wrestling Match Example
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CHAMPIONS MADE HERE!
2016 Regional Place Winners
Griffin Aloi 75 lbs.
Jack Bobeck 98 lbs.
Brendan Marcy 106 lbs.
Collin Merritt 114 lbs.
Latravion Adu 158 lbs.
Jason Klink Hwt
Armando "Cade" Eversley 149 lbs.
Charlie Lopez 122 lbs.
Trey James 168 lbs.
Kareem James 205 lbs.
Jordyn Dixon 80 lbs.