Meet Will Kuenne, Generals class of 2021

Posted: 18th July 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

I chose W&L because of its strong commitment to community and academic success.

Hometown Princeton, NJ

High School The Lawrenceville School

Intended Major Biology

Projected Weight Class 197 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment NY/NJ Prep Champion, Top 12 at Prep National Tournament, 3rd at Mercer County Championships

Best High School Wrestling Memory My best high school wrestling memory was hearing the crowd’s and my team’s reaction upon finishing a great leg attack in the semi-finals of the County Tournament. It really enforced the strong sense of camaraderie on my team and in the wrestling community.

Favorite Pre-Match Food Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Favorite Out of Season Food Chicken and Waffles

Summer Plans? Nothing too big, Just planning on wrestling and working for a construction company.

National Team Camp at the Olympic Training Center

Posted: 13th July 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Coach Shearer spent a week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at the National Team Training Camp.

Just like March is the time for the conclusion to the folkstyle season in high school and college, with each state hosting a state tournament and the NCAA Championships, the summer is the time for major competitions in the olympic wrestling styles, Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Last week was an exciting time for the W&L coaching staff as coach Shearer and coach Radsky took part in major training camps.

Coach Shearer travelled to Colorado Springs, where the senior national team was training for the senior world championships (August 21-26 in Paris, France), and for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix. In addition, the cadet (under 17 years old) and junior (aged 17-20) national teams were also working out at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. They will also be competing at the world championships for their respective age groups (August 1-6 in Finland for the juniors and Sept 4-10 in Greece for the Cadets). It was a great opportunity to see the best wrestlers and coaches in the U.S. in action in the same roof.

Check out the Olympic Training Center facilities!

STRENGTH TRAINING FACILITY

VIEW OF THE TRAINING CENTER CAMPUS

THE WRESTLING ROOM

 

Coach Radsky working with the Virginia National Team

Meanwhile, coach Radsky was working with the Virginia Freestyle/Greco National team in preparation for Cadet/Junior Nationals, held in July in Fargo, ND. A three day training camp was held at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA and the team flew out today (Wednesday) to Fargo in anticipation of the biggest and toughest high school wrestling tournament in the country.

Ethan Hartman (Jr) and Matt Muller (FY) joined the camp for a few workout sessions

Team photo for the Virginia Cadet/Jr National Team

Meet Matt Muller, Generals class of 2021

Posted: 3rd July 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

I chose W&L for the close knit community and the unique academic environment

Hometown Roanoke, VA

High School Patrick Henry High School

Intended Major Neuroscience and pre-med

Projected Weight Class 125/133 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment Virginia 5A state placer (5th) and 2x Conference Champion

Best High School Wrestling Memory Winning my last high school match at states

Favorite Pre-Match Food Michael Jordan’s secret stuff from Space Jam

Favorite Out of Season Food Cookout

Summer Plans? Lifeguarding

Meet Patrick Hofstedt, Generals class of 2021

Posted: 20th June 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

 

I chose W&L “for its great academics, beautiful setting, and wrestling.”

Hometown Severna Park, MD

High School Severna Park High School

Intended Major Environmental Science or Journalism

Projected Weight Class 174 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment County Champion, State Tournament Qualifier, and Freestyle State Runner-Up

Best High School Wrestling Memory Winning a county title as a senior

Favorite Pre-Match Food PB&J Sandwhich

Favorite Out of Season Food Fried Chicken

Summer Plans? Lots of camping

Meet Zach England, Generals class of 2021

Posted: 13th June 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

It seems like a fun, inclusive community.

Hometown Bellevue, WA

High School Bellevue High School

Intended Major BioChemistry and Business Administration

Projected Weight Class 197 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment Placing (4th) at the State Tournament as Junior

Best High School Wrestling Memory Washington State Tournament at The Tacoma Dome

Favorite Pre-Match Food Peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich

Favorite Out of Season Food Brookies (Brownie Cookie Hybrid)

Summer Plans? Working at REI and a trip to France