|February 26-27, 2022||Frosh-Soph State||Southport|
|February 27, 2022||Perry Meridian Folk Open||Perry Meridian HS|
|March 11-13th, 2022||ISWA Folkstyle State Finals||Warren Central HS|
|April 1-3, 2022||USAW Folk Natl Championship||Cedar Falls IA|
|April 10, 2022||Brownsburg FS/GR||Brownsburg HS|
|April 17, 2022||Perry Meridian FS/GR Open||Perry Meridian|
|April 23, 2022||Franklin Grizz FS/GR Open||Franklin Comm HS|
|April 30, 2022||Mater Dei Freestyle Open||Mater Dei HS|
|May 13-15, 2022||ISWA Freestyle/Greco State|
|May 19-22, 2022||USAW Central Regionals||Ft Wayne Coliseum|
|July 15-22, 2022||Fargo Nationals||Fargo, ND|
$50 for first wrestler, $25 for each additional wrestler
High School Practices Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 at BHSS
Middle School Practices Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 at BHSS
Elementary Practices Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00 at BHSS
Practice Schedule: Every Wednesday beginning 2nd March.
Practice Time: 6:00 pm EST – 8:00 pm EST
Practice Location: Bloomington High School South Wrestling Room. 1965 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401. The BHSS Wrestling Room is located on the second floor. From the back entrance take the stairwell to the left of the main gym. Once on the second floor take a left and follow the hallway around until you reach the last set of double doors on your left.
Who Can Attend: Any wrestler in 8th - 12th grade with 3+ years of experience.
Cost: No cost to attend.
Practice Format: Brief Introduction (5 min) Warmup (5 min) Technique Session (30 min) Live Situations (20 min) Live Wrestling (60 min)
Congratulations to Cade Meier accepting an offer to wrestle at the next level with Campbellsville University! Best of Luck Cade!!!
Congratulations to Tristan Ruhlman accepting an offer to wrestle at the next level with Purdue University! Best of Luck Tristan!!!
ISWA GRECO STATE - EVAN ROUDEBUSH 4th, TIRSTAN RUHLMAN 1st, DELANEY RUHLMAN 1st, ANDREW CHANDLER 8th!
ISWA FREESTYLE STATE CHAMPIONS TRISTAN AND DELANEY RUHLMAN!
ISWA FREESTYLE STATE - EVAN ROUDEBUSH 7th, TRISTAN RUHLMAN 1st, DELANEY RUHLMAN 1st, AND ANDREW CHANDLER 6th!
ISWA FREESTYLE STATE CHAMPIONS ARLO PRATT!
|Pee Wee||50||Arlo Pratt||Champion|
Easton Arthur - State Champion Pee Wee 45
Arlo Pratt - 3rd Pee Wee 50
Dylan Foster - 6th Novice 98
Aiden Reynolds - 8th Junior 160
Evan Roudebush - Runner-up Cadet 138
Tripp Hillenburg - 4th Bantam 62
Nicholas Russell - 8th Novice 74
If you think you are beaten, your are
If you think you dare not, you won't,
If you like to win, but don't think you can
It's almost a cinch you won't
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out in the world you'll find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in a state of mind
For many a race is lost
Ere even a step is run,
And many a coward fails
Ere even his work is begun
Think big and your deeds will grow
Think small and you'll fall behind
Think that you can and you will
It's all a state of mind
If you think you are out-classed, your are
You've got to think high to rise
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize
Life battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can
BY WALTER D. WINTLE
Coaches are always racking their brains to find ways to pack more development into the limited time they have at practice. Motivational speeches, skill drills, live situations, strength and conditioning are just some of the strategies coaches are analyzing to get the most out of their athletes. But no matter how complex, scientific or specialized their thinking becomes, there is only one aspect of training which is absolutely required for optimum development.
What do you mean, outside your comfort zone?
This is the point where your mind and body say you can’t go any harder & can’t focus any longer. This is when you need to take control of your emotions, thoughts and actions to continue working past these barriers.
Every time you break this barrier you become a little stronger, you expand your “comfort zone”. The work you put in while outside your comfort zone is exponentially magnified when compared to work done inside it.
That means toward the end of practice when you are wrestling a tough opponent and you don’t feel like you can go any longer, but are able to muster up the strength to score with a hard fought double leg, that double leg is like drilling a double leg a 1000 times under optimal conditions (estimate, but you get the point).
If an athlete can do this on a regular basis their “comfort zone” is constantly expanding. This means they are constantly getting stronger, quicker, better technique ect…
Every time you break through these barriers your confidence increases as well.The battles you win inside your head when you want to quit are what build confidence and the burning passion it takes to win close matches.
The ultimate goal is for each athlete to develop this instinct internally. Athletes that can do this on their own accelerate their physical and mental development tremendously. Most athletes need help and encouragement when learning to push through these barriers. But this type of help should be like training wheels on a bike. Whether it is a parent or coach, the end game is always to take the training wheels off and get the athlete to embrace this mentality, so they can do it on their own.
This type of training is a skill. At first an athlete may push themselves outside their comfort zone for just a second and feel like it’s the end of the world. When they first learn to go past their mental and physical barriers they will experience a sense of panic. The more they break out of your comfort zone the bigger is gets and they learn to control their emotions.
When they gain control over these feelings of panic they will begin to learn to function at a high level in a state of complete exhaustion. Not many people learn to work at this high level and this is where an athlete will truly separate themselves from their competitors. Understand that this is not easy and takes a tremendous amount of physical and mental commitment. If you truly wish to be the best, this is where you must learn to live. In the minds of the great competitors, this is where the real fun happens.