Recent News

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We’ve had lots going on in the past few weeks.  Good stuff:

Three Capo wrestlers participated in the state-wide “Association Duals” by representing the Southern Section: Christian Hauser, Juan Hernandez, and Phillip O’shea.  It was extremely difficult to qualify; the three gentlemen had to place at the top of their weightclass at a very stacked qualifier.  The Association Duals featured section teams from around the state, so they went toe to toe with CA’s best and came away with a fourth place medal as a team.

The Capo boys with the rest of the Assoc. Duals team.

Likewise, Juan and Christian participated in this weekend’s SCWAY “America’s Cup,” a dual and individual tournament competition featuring not only dual teams from around the state of CA, but all-star teams from around the country too.  Though teams like Ohio brought teams stacked with state champions and nationally ranked wrestlers, CA came away with the cup, and both Juan and Christian contributed to that.

 

A few Capo wrestlers have really been busy with getting some competitions in during the spring, and have thus earned their spot on next year’s promotional poster.  Remember: a wrestler–any wrestler, NOT JUST VARSITY–can get on the poster by earning 80 merit points in the spring and summer.  Jason Garcia, Phillip O’shea, and Ian Brault have earned over 80 points and are thus already on the poster, just from their matches alone (not counting the other stuff they’ve done!).  Good job fellas!  Jonny Gutierrez and a few others are not far behind.  Lets make sure we have a lot of guys on that poster…DON’T just say “I have plenty of time to get my 80 points, so I can take it easy today.”  Wrong.  Get on the mats, earn your spot today, and most importantly–prepare for next year.  Succeeding in CA takes great year-round dedication.  You must go the extra mile.  Do more than required.  If you don’t, don’t expect to get very far.

 

We’ve also come away with some good funds this past week and used those funds to purchase some strength equipment.  Here’s how it came about: one day, in the midst of talking about how we need strength equipment of our own, I asked the owner of the Crossfit gym I attend (Orange Coast Crossfit) if he knew of any equipment companies that’d be willing to sponsor a high school team.  He just said, “well, why don’t we put on a fundraiser here for you guys?” With the understanding that the funds raised would go to purchasing equipment (they are a Crossfit box, after all, so that is their gig), we put together a fundraising workout on the beach.  It was wildly successful (funds are still coming in a week later), so we have been able to get some equipment. Big thanks to OCCF!

Some of the members of OCCF with Andrew, Marshall, Kayvon, Jose, and Cameron after the beach workout.

 

Summer is coming up!  We have the Ken Chertow camp, followed by the Capo camp and summer league.  Get in on those opportunities to better yourself.  Next season will be here before you know it!

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