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There will be a booster meeting Thursday Jan 20 at 6pm in room P19 at Capo.  All parents are encouraged to attend.

There are a few things on the agenda, but the most important is the following: I’d like to get started not only searching for some big donors, but also searching for/writing grants. I’ve been doing both over break, and just need some help with it. I feel that if we get a good team of parents on those tasks, we can find lots of $ out there, and raising 10-12,000$ for some much needed strength equipment (that we will be for us to use, not other teams) will be a very attainable goal. You know the drill: hard for one person to do it, but easy for a team of folks. Example for inspiration: my sister was able to secure a grant to purchase IPODS for her class room (she is a Spanish teacher in Chicago)…grant size was about 1400$. She didn’t have to do much to get it…things like that will add up, we just need to find them.

In other news, congrats to the two “Courageous Cougars” for the week: Geoff Mellor and Eddie Garcia!  Not only did Geoff go 5-0 at Santa Fe, but he worked his tail off Thursday and Friday in practice.  He normally works his tail off, but really pushed past the pain for two very tough practices.  Some guys sandbagged it and therefore they weren’t that tired at the end of each practice.  Geoff pushed himself past his limits, and as a result got much better workouts.  As for Eddie, this kid’s got a ton of heart.  During practice Friday, he had a few bumps and bruises that gave him some pain, but he pushed all that aside and kept going.  During our weightlifting workout, one of the coaches privately pointed out to me: “see that guy? (pointing at Eddie)   He’s got heart.  He’s gonna be good real quick.”  I agree.

Eddie: an asset to any team

Monday’s practice will be an all levels practice from 2:05 to about 3:35.  Those who were supposed to be at the Saturday practice but missed it will be staying after practice for some make-up conditioning.  That will last anywhere from half an hour to an hour.

Those of you who missed all three practices (Thurs, Fri, Sat) will sit out one meet this week…whatever meet you were normally slated to compete in.

Tuesday, the JV and F/S “B” teams will dual El Toro at El Toro H.S.  Friday and Saturday both the JV and Varsity will be at the ASICS Challenge tournament at Godinez H.S in Santa Ana.  F/S team will be at San Clemente Rotary tournament on Sat.  Bus and start times for all meets are on the schedule. 

The El Toro meet will be and always has been a meet where we are going to try to work in some guys who haven’t competed a whole lot yet.  If you are the normal JV or F/S guy and don’t get the start, it is nothing personal.  This is merely one of those meets where we try to get other wrestlers some experience.  Most likely, if you’ve wrestled more than 5-6 times this year, you will not wrestle at El Toro.  That being said, there are some weights where the “B” team guy will be sitting out due to missing practice, or there’s just no other guy we can put in.  In those cases, the “A” team JV or F/S wrestler will get the nod.  Here is the lineup for all the meets:

El Toro (Scratch weight):

103: JV–Cholula.     F/S–Gomez

112: JV–Villalobos.     F/S–Ferraro

119: JV–Adam.     F/S–Burt

125: JV–Guevara.     F/S–?

130: JV–Byrne.     F/S–Mellor

135:  JV–Harper.     F/S–?

140: JV–Aragon.     F/S–?

145:   JV–Badger.     F/S–E. Sanchez

152: JV–E. Garcia.     F/S–?

160:  JV–?     F/S–?

171: JV–Tye.     F/S–?

189: JV: Farnoudi.     F/S–?

215: JV–Uribe.     F/S–?

HWT: JV and F/S–?

Lineup for San Clemente Rotary (remember, those of you who normally compete on the F/S team and missed all three practices, this will be the meet you sit out.  Same goes for JV and Var guys at ASICS).  Weight allowance pending:

103:  Jeffrey

112: Villalobos

119: Merrill

125: Mellor

135: Byrne

140: Aragon

145: Badger

160: Lanham

ASICS lineup (+1 weight allowance on Friday, +2 on Saturday):

103: Herrera, Z. Coley

112: Hauser, Monroy

119: K.Coley, Adam

125: Johnston

130: Logan

135: Grovom

140: Goddard

145: Ramirez, Hou

152: Beller, E. Garcia

160: Tye

171: Open

189: Hernandez, Farnoudi

215: V. Mendoza, Uribe

HWT: Cordi (?)

Excellent job all around last night, fellas.  You put the pains and ills aside and got ‘r done.

Match of the night goest to Jericho Uribe.  VERY exciting match, tons of heart.

You can shoot WHENEVER you want, Mr. Uribe.

The “Courageous Cougar” award goes towards a non-starter each week that displays character, determination, and promise.  The varsity guys are always in the limelight and the praise goes to them mostly.  This is a way to reckognize the other guys in the room who are just as much a part of our family.

This week, the award goes to Ryan Merrill.  He approached the coaching staff last week and asked if he could go to the JV/Var practice.  We were all too happy to oblige.  This guy’s got the eye, and if he keeps working hard, he has a bright future ahead of him in a few years.
Congrats Ryan!

There will be a parent meeting Monday at 5:30pm in coach Bordner’s room (P19) for those who are new to the team from football and from the past 3-4 weeks.  Also, if you missed the first parent meeting, please do come to this one.

And don’t forget the weight allowances this week: +1 at Lakewood, +2 at Irvine, +1 at Beach Bash, +0 at Santa Ana Freshman tournament.

Several varsity wrestlers did well over the weekend at the Cossarek Classic in Westminster.  Shane Johnston and Christian Hauser both finished 7th, Dylan Beller finished 3rd, Juan Hernandez finished 4th, and Russell Fitzpatrick won

This guy is gonna have a break out year...I can just feel it.

the whole thang!

At the Laguna Hills Freshman tournament, Jose Mendoza placed third.

Congrats Cougars!

Check out some of  the action at the San Clemente scrimmage.  This weekend 14 Capo wrestlers battled it out at SC.  Some of the freshmen (Ryan Merrill, for example) even ventured into the varsity room to get some experience.  Though the more experienced wrestlers got the better of them, if they keep that up, they’ll have the upper hand before too long!  Last man standing: Zach Fishman of San Clemente (seen at the end of the video).  He got well into the double digits in terms of number of matches.  If he’s gettin’ after it, you boys had better too! 🙂

PS–lineups for this week will be posted on Tuesday.  Meet schedule has been revised to include locations where it was vague.

The following quote is from Crossfit founder Greg Glassman.  He applies it to CrossFit, but I see it also applying to wrestling, so I’ve just supplied the word “wrestling” in the appropriate places:

“Wrestling is a testing ground for improving the will.  We see physical education as a primary vehicle for teaching virtues essential for achievement. For us, the world of physical challenge and achievement have become metaphors for harvesting life’s riches and battling its plagues…For wrestlers, highly developed human performance is art and personal participation in this art, at all skill levels, is a transcendent experience.”

Reigning 125 NCAA Champion Matt McDonough from Iowa. I bet his will is pretty strong. That'll probably serve him well after college, no matter what he chooses to do.


Couldn’t have said it better.

Have a great Thanksgiving.  Have fun, relax, eat (but not too much!  It’ll come back to haunt you.), and recharge your batteries.  See you Saturday for the scrimmage (bus leaves 8:30 from CVHS).

Lee Kemp, former NCAA champion, world champion, and HOFer. Currently a very successful businessman. How hard do you think he worked as a wrestler? How many times do you think he pushed himself past his limit, and how do you think that has affected his life as a businessman?

The practice schedule for Thanksgiving is as follows:

Sat Nov 20: 8-10 am (unless you are at the Fullerton Open)

Mon Nov 22: 8-10 am

Tues Nov 23: 8-10 am (first day of wrestle offs. VERY important you are there!)

Wed Nov 24: 8-10 am (leftover day for wrestle offs, and practice)

Thurs Nov 25, Fri Nov 26: Have a great Thanksgiving.  No practice!

Sat Nov 27: Scrimmage at San Clemente.  Bus leaves Capo at 8:30 am, scrimmage from 9:30-noon-ish.  If you are in town, you should be there.

Mon Nov 29: back to normal schedule.  First competition vs. La Habra is Wed Dec 1 at home!  Go Cougars!