A Sign of the Times

Posted: December 14, 2011 in Uncategorized
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This weekend was quite a weekend for CV wrestling.  The Varsity placed first at the Edison Beach Bash, while the F/S team came home with four medals from the Santa Ana F/S tourney.  This is the first time in many years we’ve won a varsity tourney, and the four medals of the F/S team is the most medals the F/S team has brought home from the Santa Ana tournament in the last three years.

 

This is a sign of the times for CV wrestling. At the end of a long day at Edison, the whole team came down from the stands to cheer Jericho on in his last match. This is TEAMWORK! Keep up the good work guys.

 

The Cougars had eight medalists at Edison, and scored over 25 falls.  Zane Coley finished sixth at 113.  This was his first competition at 113 lbs, and it was a task for him to make weight.  He got the job done, though, for two days in a row, and fought with grit in addition.  All this earned him the lower weight “Tough Guy of the Week” award.  Good job, Zane!

 

We are proud of the tenacity Zane displayed this weekend in both making weight and wrestling tough.

 

Christian Hauser looked awfully tough at 120 lbs, placing second.  His 104 off season matches is showing positive fruit.  Kyle Coley placed fourth at 126, avenging a loss from the previous week.  Shane Johnston placed third at 132, coming from behind in a few matches to take the victories.  Newcomer Phillip O’shea placed fifth at 170lbs, wrestling with true heart. 

He fits right in.

This guy just wants to win, and he wrestles with unparalleled intensity on the mat.  This is why he earned the upper weight “Tough Guy of the Week” award.  That kind of drive and desire can’t be taught.
Russell Fitzpatrick finished runner-up at 182 lbs, and Juan Hernandez got off to a good start in his senior campaign by placing third at 195.  Victor Mendoza placed fourth at 220, improving upon his seventh place performance at Cossarek.

For the F/S team, Jake Peets took third, Ian Brault and Jonny Gutierrez both placed fourth, and Nico Lizardi placed sixth.  These guys show much promise for the future of CV wrestling.

To top it all off, Capo is now ranked ninth in Orange County.  This is the first time in 5-6 years, perhaps more, that we’ve cracked the OC top 10. 

What lesson(s) should we take from all this?  Simple: Confidence, but not cockiness.  We should now have the confidence that we belong on the mat with anyone.  The past few weeks we’ve been beating people that we perhaps “shouldn’t” be beating, at least on paper.  We now know we have what it takes to stand toe to toe with whomever.

However, we cannot rest on our laurels and become cocky.  We still have weaknesses, and we still have things we must work on in training.  Time is of the essence and we cannot waste a moment laying back.  Our competition is not relaxing, that’s for sure!  The SC League boasts the #2, #5, #9 and #12 teams in the OC.  That’s a mighty tough league, and we can’t let up!

Make today a good training day.  It will count come February.

Comments
  1. Dave Bordner says:

    That picture of the team says it all.

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