Summer Prospect Camp

Posted: 14th August 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

This past weekend, the Generals Wrestling team hosted our annual prospect camp. Starting on Friday evening August 11 and concluding Sunday morning August 13, the camp gave potential future Generals a chance to visit campus and work out with current W&L wrestlers. Over the course three days, campers had four technique, drilling, and live wrestling sessions and two strength/conditioning sessions, as well as numerous presentations from the Washington and Lee community of students, faculty, and staff.

Coach Shearer addresses the group

The camp featured 45 current high school students, representing 17 states. While 10 campers came from Virginia, others came from as far away as Texas (2), Connecticut (3), New Hampshire (1), and Illinois (2). Among current Generals wrestlers, 11 attended the camp for at least part of the weekend, and 8 out of our 9 incoming freshmen were camp attendees.

Just as important, two Washington and Lee alumni brought their sons to camp, and two young alumni from the class of 2008 got an opportunity to speak to the campers about their experiences. Jesse Sataloff ’08, currently the head wrestling coach at Haverford School, and Peter Lawrence ’08 worked with the wrestlers on the mat throughout camp, and spoke to them about their experience at W&L.

Peter Lawrence, class of 2008

Jesse Sataloff, class of 2008

 

Washington and Lee President Will Dudley

 

Additional highlights from Camp included President Will Dudley, Dean of College Suzanne Keen, and head of the Environmental Science Department Robert Humston, each of which addressed the campers, giving them their unique perspectives on Washington and Lee.

 

Question and Answer Session with current W&L wrestlers

 

 

Meet Will Medick, W&L class of 2021

Posted: 7th August 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

I chose to attend W&L University because of the small classes, the honor system, and the overall school culture

Hometown Baltimore, MD

High School Woodberry Forest School

Intended Major Physics

Projected Weight Class 149 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment  4x Letter-winner, 2x Team Captain, 3x State Placer, 4x Prep League Placer

Best High School Wrestling Memory Upsetting the #3 seed 10-8 in a third period takedown to advance to the state semifinals my senior year

Favorite Pre-Match Food Turkey Sandwich

Favorite Out of Season Food Pepperoni Pizza

Summer Plans? Fishing and hiking in Utah

Meet Grainger Reeves, Generals class of 2021

Posted: 28th July 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

 

Freshman Graphic Reeves Small

I chose Washington and Lee University because of its Incredible academics, personalized student experience, and awesome wrestling team

Hometown Atlanta, GA

High School The Lovett School

Intended Major Business/Finance

Projected Weight Class 133/141 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment 3x Georgia State Placer: 2015 State Third Place, 2016 State Champion, 2017 State Fifth Place

Best High School Wrestling Memory 2015 Area Team Duals- Final Match Pin to Win

Favorite Pre-Match Food Chicken Noodle Soup

Favorite Out of Season Food “All-Star Special” at Waffle House

Summer Plans? Wrestling a lot, working out, beach, working as a waiter

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