The Cedar Falls Wrestling Program participated in the Grandview University Team Dual Camp this past weekend. This is a wrestling camp hosted and facilitated by the Grandview University Wrestling coaching staff and wrestlers. This is a great camp that was composed of Iowa and Nebraska wrestling programs throughout all divisions. 14 teams, including Solon, Omaha Burke, North Scott just to name a few, battled it out to see who could go home with the chance to call themselves tourney champions. Though we were unable to snag the top spot, our 19 total wrestlers ranging from 8th-11th graders, battled each and every match while improving throughout the day. Cedar Falls finished 4-1 on the day and lost our final dual to tournament champions Solon, 39-30. Most wrestlers got between 3-5 competitive matches. While the guys were able to walk away with a W in most cases, the ones that we lost they were able to take valuable experience and coaches provided techniques to help them succeed in the future!
I wanted to send a quick shout out to the Grandview Wrestling Coaching staff and wrestlers for providing a great Camp! I also want to recognize all of the wrestlers: Connor McCarten, Reece Dietz, Carson Cross, Gabe Hayes, Antwonie Cuhat, Jackson Barth, Justin Simpson, Jack Plagge, Austin Cross, Landon Schaul, Drew Campbell, Christian Simpson, Ryley Barnett, Lincoln Willett, Dakota Southworth, Wil Doyle, Collin Bohenkamp, Ben Bowman, and Justin Campbell.
Our offseason wrestling work at the USA Mat Club continues to grow in participation, intensity, and success. Our tournament and program success would not be where it is today or where it can be without the help and dedication of the Cedar Falls Wrestling Coaching and USA Mat Club staff as well as the wrestlers themselves buying into the system and dedicating themselves to the program!