Team Georgia sent two teams to Daytona for the Cadet National Duals in both Greco and Freestyle Wrestling during the week of June 10-14, 2014. Alexander Head Coach Sean Moistner, Life University Head Women’s Coach Dave Mathews, Life University Director of Wrestling Ron Gorman, and TWA Club Coach Terry Allison led the teams. JD Rogers, Joe Hulen & Kenny Cook also accompanied the coaching staff as Team Georgia’s representatives for the officiating crew. Team leaders were Robbie and Denise Rogers from the Toombs County Wrestling program.
Preparation for the trip began June 4th at Life University. Life U once again hosted the intensive camp from June 4-7. Practice began at 0900 and went thru 6 PM Wednesday thru Friday with a half-day session on Saturday. The intensive camp was run by the coaches from the Cadet and Junior National programs.
The Cadet National Team loaded a charter bus on Tuesday June 9 with wrestlers from wrestling programs across the state. After a long bus ride, the teams arrived in Daytona ready to weigh in. In Greco competition, Team Georgia Blue wrestled Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia. Team Georgia Red wrestled Washington, Utah, Virginia, Kansas, South Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Both teams wrestled hard, but neither team made the medal rounds. After two days of Greco competition, the teams weighed in again for Freestyle. In Freestyle competition, Team Georgia Blue wrestled Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, California, and Pennsylvania. Team Georgia Red wrestled Indiana, Michigan, Kansas, California, Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, and New York. Again, both teams represented the state well with their hard work and effort, but neither team placed in the medal rounds.
Team and individual results can be found on Track Wrestling. Click here for Greco & Freestyle Results. Everyone that participated would like to thank Team Georgia for making this trip happen. Countless volunteer hours were spent behind the scenes planning and making preparations for the trip. Coaches gave of themselves during their summer break to run the intensive camp and to coach the wrestlers in the event. Team Georgia is already making plans for next summer and the National Duals for their Schoolboy, Cadet, and Cadet teams.
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