Congratulations Jonathon Gurule - Greco All-American
Cadet and Junior Nationals - New Mexico Competitors:
Cadet Freestyle & Greco Roman
Jonathan Gurule - 106 (2018 Greco All-American - 8th)
Diego Snell-Martinez - 126
Gabe Garcia - 195
Junior Freestyle & Greco - Roman
Daniel Vargas - 120
Joshua Vega - 120
James Emmer - 132
Devin Brown - 182
Austin Roman - 285
Cadet Women's Freestyle
Selvi Gallegos - 132
Junior Women's Freestyle
Selvi Gallegos - 132
Destiney Bailey - 144
LATE JULY 2018
TO: SOUTHERN PLAINS COACHES & STATE LEADERS
FR: RUSTY DAVIDSON
RE: NATIONAL COACHES COUNCIL
Coaches and Leaders,
Really, this has to start with, “Thank You” and “Congratulations”. If you were part of the ‘Fargo Experience’, I know you’re exhausted. One Coach sent out a YouTube clip of Forrest Gump finishing his ‘Long Run’. “I’m pretty tired… Think I’ll go home now”. This is so absolutely Spot On ! Thanx to the person, clever enough to send it out.
Putting just a hint of serious to that, you need to be taking care of your personal health ! Fargo demands that you produce an extreme quantity of cortisol, over an extended period. All the while, you stay hyper-vigilant and sleep deprived.
When that cortisol drops off, your immune system tanks. Please support your recovery with some version of ‘Airborne’, ‘Emergen C’, or similar product. Give yourself permission to nap. Thank your family for their patience, as you slowly re-grow a personality.
What a magnificent success we participated in, this year. We had record numbers, and fabulous wrestling action ! Watching examples, in the consolation side… many four-minute matches producing over 30 points, was evidence that the basis of our current rule structure is athlete friendly.
Everyone’s question, going in, was the use of the Video Challenge. Wow ! What luck this experiment proved to be. I know there are extreme exceptions. BUT, using the Blocks was an overwhelming success. I get the privilege of listening to both Coaches and Referees, and the message was the same, “Using the Challenge neutralized much of the emotion that has caused friction, in our past”. Both Coach and Referee kept their communication professional, logical, and specific to the situation at hand. Having a Neutral Third Party evaluate the situation gave us one more level of ‘Customer Service’ to our Athletes and Parents.
Continuing to develop the use of the Video Challenge is certainly part of our Continuing Coach Education curriculum. It is also one of several topics for the upcoming State Leaders Summit, August 9 – 11, in Colorado Springs. Please, if you have constructive input, whether about Fargo, our Regional Championship Series, Final X, or anything else for the good… communicate with your State Chair. The collective voice of USAW’s grassroots Coaches is vital to our ongoing success.
Speaking of voice… please expect a Survey Monkey Instrument, in your email, in the next few days. This is us, the Council, finding consensus, so that we can help our State Leaders make data-informed decisions. The survey is, predominantly, in regards to the Fargo experience. Its results, however, may touch other pieces of total menu of Regional and National events. Please take the three to five minutes to respond.
I’ll get you an update, after the Summit. Then it will be time for us to start getting pumped for the Junior, Senior, Grappling and Beach World Championships. Thank You, once more, for a great National Championship experience. Rusty
Delayne Luster (Greco)
Adan Benavidez (Greco)
Soren Herzog (Double - Both Greco and Freestyle)
Tyler Reinhardt (Freestyle)
DeLayne Luster's place is 8th
Adan Benavidez's place is 6th
Soren Herzog's place is 5th
Tyler Reinhardt's place is 7th
Soren Herzog's place is 6th
Friday afternoon (7/6/18) has been re-scheduled for 4 pm.
July 2-12 Cadet/Junior Nationals Camp
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