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We have quite a few young men who are doing very well in their classes so far this year.  The top five scholar athletes, based on grades in school loop as of 10/26 (not counting wrestling grade) is:

1) Wesley Wong: 4.0

2) Kayvon Mahmoodzadeh: 3.8

3) Jake Peets: 3.8

4) Ryan Tye: 3.5

5) Kyle Coley: 3.5

Also getting a 3.2 or above are: Zane Coley, Michael Davis, Aaron Geria, Ryan Knecht, Nico Lizardi, and Michael Logan. I’m sure I’m missing someone.  Post to comments if I have.

We are proud of you guys.  Keep up the good work.

Two “pats on the back” are in order.  First, good job to all the fellas that competed at Summer League Finals: Russell Fitzpatrick, the bros. Coley (Zane and Kyle), and Ryan Tye.  All braved a very, ummm, un-well run tournament in order to better themselves.  Russell won first !  Russell, you’re a red-headed, flat-topped beast…emphasis on the beast.

Second, Shane Johnston is a wrestlin’ fool…I mean a wrestling fool.  He’s gone to so many camps I’ve lost count.  Recently he went to the CSUF camp, where he ran into a few awesome young men, one of which was NCAA champ Anthony Robles of Arizona St.  Check out the pic below:


For all who are wondering, yes, he has only one leg. He won an NCAA title on one leg.  Some people even have the audacity to call that an advantage!  I actually think the criticism is a compliment to Robles’ character: he took what is DEFINITELY a disadvantage and figured a way to make it work for him, so well that people now call it an advantage.  That’s the textbook definition of a “no obstacles” attitude.  BTW, he also won two prestigious ESPY awards this year.

Anyway, as I’ve said before, look out for these fellas in 2011-12.  They’re gonna be ready.

Click on the link below to see the results of our spring lifting.  The “pre” was the maxes you did in April, while “post” was the maxes in June.  For the man maker, if you did the prescribed weight in April, I noted a “95,” but if you did prescribed in June, I simply put “rx.”  If there is an “x” in a column for you, that means you either were absent and did not complete the lift, or you neglected to write it down on the board.  Some of you need to do a better job of showing up, while others simply need to do a better job of following directions and writing down your max!


Don’t compare yourselves absolutely to each other…rather, compare your post to your pre numbers.  Are you improving?  That is the real question, not “am I lifting more than the guy next to me, who weighs thirty pounds less than me?”


The results were mixed.  Quite a few of you went up greatly (example: Zane on deadlift–45 lb pr! and look at the improvement on the man maker!  wow!), while others stayed the same or went down.  These numbers don’t lie fellas.  Follow the program consistently and with vigor, and reap the results.  Follow inconsistently and/or slack off (ie, do lighter weight than you should on the metcons, say you are hurt when you really aren’t, do incorrect or shorted reps, poor nutrition, etc) and that will show up on max day.  And we pretty much *all* need to work on flexibility…have you been doing your mobility wods at home?

Maxes Post season 2011

Camp is now, as well as summer league.  We only had one guy show up to summer league last night.  *Everyone* needs to go.  Those times are indespensable for getting better.  I remember we had quite a few team talks about you guys taking opportunities on your own volition, without coach forcing you to.  All you guys looked motivated and serious during those talks, yet when the chips are down, the follow through continues to lag behind your professed commitment.  We have always had a core group who are always dedicated (you know who you are), but continue to have too many do the same ol’.  For those of you in that latter category, this upcoming season will be rough.

Speaking of going the extra mile (literally!) our very own Christian Hauser is currently in the mountains at the Eternal Warrior camp.  Check out the video below to see some of the crazy stuff they are doing, and see if you can spot Mr. Hauser himself in the video.  Christian, we love you, but you’re making a private face…:)  Just kidding.  You go bro!  You are already pretty tough, but you’re gonna come back a man.  My bet is that you are going to rip some heads off this upcoming season.


Shane Johnston has already gone to three camps, and is going to at least one more.  Ryan Tye and the Coleys continue to do club, and Mr. Tye was our lone rep at summer league last night…what are you doing?


Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 at Trabuco Hills High School.  Get there.

The guys just returned from Camp of Champs, and I’m happy to report that they got their $$’s worth.  Here are some highlights:

*Shane Johnston: third place in the individual tournament!  This tournament is *very* tough, featuring state qualifiers and state placers, oftentimes from out of state.  Last year, he went 1-2 at this tournament.  He’s shown a lot of improvement in one year, mostly due to how much mat time he gets outside of our own practices.

Mr. Johnston displaying his medal

*Russell Fitzpatrick coming away from camp looking like he went to war.  Russell, just keep in mind: chicks dig guys with holes in their face (quote from a former UFC champ).

*Ryan Jeffries: not only did he go out every time, facing guys 25 pounds heavier than he, but he did it with a *great* attitude.  And: he sought out some exhibition matches with guys his size, and cleaned up on them!

*Michael Logan, Ryan Tye, Gilbert Medina, and Michael Davis wrestled every match they were assigned without sitting out one of them.  I’m sure they were sore and hurtin, but they wrestled through it.  And Logan was one of the chaps seeking out exhibition matches on the last day!  Tye and Jeffries already have their “Unbroken” shirts, but Medina, Davis, and Logan have earned theirs at this camp.

*Mr. Tye did an excellent job captaining the team.  I think we can all agree he’s got a lion’s heart and is a great captain.  And: him and Logan are attending a club practice tonight!  I don’t know about’re either gluttons for punishment, extremely dedicated, or both.  Logan got a taste of this and wants to go to more camps.  Shane wants to go to more COC camps this year too (there’s one in Fullerton, btw, that any of you can go to.  Go to for more info).  That’s the ticket, guys!

*Everyone got better at wrestling, and everyone (hopefully) became better young men (one of the good things about this camp is that they stress character development through wrestling, which is in line with our program goals.).  We should do this again next year.

*There was excellent parity of competition at this tournament: some teams were top tier, CIF champions-type teams, others were right about our level, and some were cream puff teams we could handle easily.  It’s great when a camp can strike that kind of balance.

*The clinicians were also balanced.  Kendall Cross showed more fancy moves, whereas Les Gutches was the more meat and potatoes basics stuff.

From left: Gilbert, Michael D., Shane, Jericho, Michael L, Ryan J, Corbin, Geoff, Ryan T. Not pictured: Russell Fitzpatrick and Jon Badger.

NOTE: next Monday, June 6, there is a scrimmage at San Clemente High School with San Clemente and a team from Arizona.  Starts at 2pm, which is during the school day (6th period, to be exact), and ends at around 4:30pm.  I am working on getting us approved to go.  Sit tight.  Also trying to get a bus approved, but don’t know if that will happen.  As of now, parents, plan on carpooling.  We will leave Capo as soon as the 5th period bell lets out. Bell lets out at 1:42, so lets try to leave by 1:50 from the Capo wrestling room.  This is a heckuva opportunity that we ought not miss.  Also, that same team from AZ will be stopping by our place the next day during 6th per.

NOTE 2: this week is strength and conditioning testing week.  Plan on doing maxes, and going through a Man Maker.  Any of you who went through Fight Gone Bad are also eligible for the 6x or 1000 lb clubs, but I must personally verify all of your maxes.  Bring your max sheet with you.  After maxes are completed, we will turn our focus to wrestling (not that that hasn’t been a focus…its just that we will not be in the weightroom, so we will be in the wrestling room more).  Summer camp at Capo will be a *little* strength work, but the bulk of the time will be spent on the mat.  As always, we will be focusing on some of our weaknesses on the mat, and reinforcing the technique covered in the C.O.C.  Summer league matches are a part of our Capo camp, so you do need to sign up for that camp if you want to take advantage of that opportunity.  You can do so by filling out the camp registration form handed out at the banquet and at other times, or you can just go to the Summer Camp Info tab above…:)


Note 3: This Saturday is an SCWAY tournament at Bishop Amat High School, 14301 Fairgrove Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746.  Starts at the same time all the other SCWAY tournaments.  While this is not one of our “big 5,” you are highly, highly encouraged to go, since last week’s at Loara was cancelled.  Since I will have other things on my mind that day ( 🙂 ), I will not be in attendance.  Remember what we talked about two weeks ago about bettering yourself through non-mandatory opportunities.

Last Tuesday, a handful of Capo wrestlers tested themselves against a workout called “Fight Gone Bad.”  It was a doozy!  First, a little info on the workout: legend goes, that Greg Glassman created the workout for renowned UFC fighter BJ Penn, for his training for one of his fights.  After the workout, a spent Penn, laying on the floor, reportedly said, “that was like a fight gone bad.”  Hence the name.

The workout is meant to reflect the time domain and metabolic demand of a UFC fight.  It has three rounds of five minutes each, with a 1 minute rest in between rounds.  Within the round, participants spend 1 minute each on five movements: wall-ball, sumo dedlift high pull, box jumps, push press, and row.  At the end of each minute, the partipants rotate to the next exercise without stopping.  Every rep they do equals 1 point, while every calorie burned on the rower (there is a computer that measures power output in terms of calories) equals one point.  A decent score is about 300, where elite athletes usually get into the 400 range.  It sounds easy, but is quite brutal.  It is one of many records we keep in the wrestling room.

Anyway, Ryan Tye, Michael Logan, Juan Hernandez, Russell Fitzpatrick, and Corbin Acuna all participated.  Juan came away with the top score of 329, but all gave their best and became better young men as a result.  Good job fellas!

Also, it is worth pointing out that a few days later, Corbin completed “Murph” completely as prescribed–with no pull up assistance, AND with a 20 lb backpack on!  He did it in 35 minutes, which is an awesome time.  Hot dang!

Here is a video interview of a few of the guys talking about their experience and what they learned (Corbin comes in at the end, right after finishing Murph.  He is, understandibly, a little out of breath.):


*Remember the new practice schedule, and remember the “Donors Choose” project.  Spread the word!

*Wed this week will be our last wrestle off.  Lineup for league will be out after that. Remember, league is at San Clemente, and the bus leaves at 7am.

A big congrats to the JV and Frosh-soph wrestlers who competed this weekend!  At the South Hills JV tournament, Zane Coley finished second, Ryan Knecht finished first, Emanuel Villalobos finished fourth, Jason Hou finished fourth, Nick Lanham finished third, and Afsheen Farnoudi finished second.  At the La Costa Canyon Freshman tournament, Geoff Mellor finished second.  Tell you what: that tournament featured some great competition!

Little big man.

This week’s Courageous Cougar is Ryan Jeffrey.  This kid might not be the biggest guy on the team size wise, but he has a big heart.  He gets out there and scraps every go.  Ryan, keep it up, because you have a great future if you do.

Can I highlight a few other guys that deserve some recognition?  Ryan Tye: can we just give him a round of applause?  The hardest worker on the team, hands down.  That is why he was voted team captain.  He is a leader on the team.  Ryan, no matter what, keep that up…that’s why we love you!

Last but not least, I want to recognize Mr. Taylor Barrett.  He has been injured for much of the year, yet almost every day, he hits the tires hard, and without me having to get on him.  That is a good thing: for most wrestlers, when they are injured, I have to be harsh on them, cajole, beg, and plead to get them to work, and usually it still doesn’t work.  But Taylor has consistently worked out outside with the tires, and that deserves a hat tip.

Mr. Tye