Our team has been training hard for the past 5 weeks for the upcoming season. Everyone was learning how to raise their standards, learn the new wrestling technique, and develop leadership in the room that is required for this team to accomplish their goals next season. There are lots of positive things to report from camp. This summer camp we had 3 dedicated wrestlers with perfect attendance, congratulations to freshmen Myles Powers and Connor Tefft, and sophomore Daniel Murray. Our coaching staff also identified the four most improved wrestlers during our summer camp, they were freshmen Alex Salazar and Connor Tefft, sophomore Daniel Murray, and senior Jaime Tobar. Everyone that took the strength test passed, congrats to all. I want everyone to continue to build on their strength gains during our dead period in August. I would like to see everyone in a gym 3 days a week. If you are unable to get in a gym I would like to do the following workout 5 days a week, see below.
50 push ups and build to 75
50 sit ups and build to 75
25 mountain climbers and build to 50
5 pull ups and build to 12
5 chin ups and build to 12
wall sits for 1 minute and build to 3 minutes
leg lifts for 1 minute and build to 3 minutes
25 squat jumps and build to 50
When school is back in session, I want to see more leadership from our juniors and seniors. I want the upper classmen raising the bar and leading our younger guys. I was very pleased with the focus and effort everyone made to learn the new technique that was being introduced. I want everyone to work on some major strength gains during August and September so you are prepared for a challenging camp in the fall. There were also a couple injuries endured during summer camp and we are wishing Jose Villa and Josh Heaton a speedy recovery so they are ready to go in the fall. I am pumped for next season, and I would like to leave you with this:
“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” -Steve Young, QB for the San Francisco 49ers
Today was a great first week of practice. Our team has not achieved perfect attendance, but for the most part everyone is showing up on a consistent basis. When our team is in the room they are focused on learning their craft. I had some great questions from our wrestlers this week, which tells me they are engaged and are hungry to learn. Everyone in our room has a great attitude and has been giving a great effort. As a coach, I can’t ask for anything more. I want our wrestlers to focus on having their best attitude and giving their best effort as often as possible. By doing so they will be achieve great things. Keep up the good work guys and girls. I would also like to welcome our newest teammate on our girls team, Tiffany Chen. We are happy to have you Tiffany.
Today we completed the first day of wrestling camp. It was great to be on the mat with our team for the first time. Today we had 16 wrestlers show up on the first day of camp. I appreciate your parent support by helping enroll your child/children for summer camp and getting him/her to practice. This is the first step to start building a championship team. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our first year wrestlers: Alexander, Connor, Dillon and Myles. The best news of the day is all of them said they will attend the next practice. Congrats to you guys, and keep showing up.
It was great for some of our returning wrestlers to get back on the mat for the first time in 4 months. Our team was able to work out some of the rust, recognize they need to build their strength, get conditioned, and remember why they joined wrestling in the first place. I was very pleased with the focus and effort in the room today, and I look forward to seeing the progress everyone will make by the end of the week.
Parents, we have four wrestling teams: frosh/soph (freshmen and sophomores), junior varsity (JV), varsity (V), and girls (G). There are 14 weight classes on each team, for a possible 84 wrestlers. Currently we only have 20 wrestlers on our roster. Our team goal is to get 80 wrestlers to join our team ASAP, 60 guys and 20 girls. I would encourage you to talk with your child/children about who they think should join our team. Parents, if you know or hear of any other parents considering to have their child join a sport, it would be helpful if you suggest Beckman Wrestling. I would like to welcome everyone, and thank all of you for your support. Let’s have a great summer training camp. Go Patriots!
The Beckman Wrestling Summer Camp will start next week. The wrestling camp is offered to in-coming freshmen up to seniors. Due to unforeseen circumstances the practice dates and times have changed. We will practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30. The first day of practice is next Monday, June 29th. The last day of practice is scheduled on Thursday, July 30th. Because we are only practicing 3 days a week, I have extended the summer wrestling camp an extra week. Trabuco Hills High School will be hosting summer scrimmages on Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This allows our wrestlers to get some extra wrestling with other local schools in the area. Be sure to subscribe to this feed by entering your email address to the right. I will also post this information on our Facebook page. Parents and wrestlers, be sure to join our private / closed Facebook group by searching for Beckman Patriots Wrestling. I would like to ask for your patience as we navigate through this coaching transition. Lets have a great summer camp.
I would like to take this oportunity to introduce myself. My name is Coach Greg Smith and I am privileged and honored to be the new head wrestling coach for Beckman High. Last year I was the head boys and girls varsity wrestling coach at Tustin. Prior to that I was an assistant. Before coaching at Tustin High I was the head assistant coach at Valdez Wrestling & Training Gym located on the Irvine/Santa Ana border. I have coached at Valdez Wrestling for the past 6 years. Some of you might know of two Beckman wrestlers that trained extensively at Valdez Wrestling Club, Andrei Martinez and Tony Anderson. I have spoke with both Coach Robinson and Coach Ramirez so they can help me with the transition as the new coach. I am currently focused on hiring the best coaching staff possible for next season and growing the number of wrestlers for our boys and girls wrestling team. I look forward to getting to know our parents and wrestlers over the summer. Please become a subscriber to our feed, by entering your email address to the right. Parents and wrestlers are encouraged to create a Facebook page and join our private/closed group Beckman Patriots Wrestling. I have also created an Instagram page and would like all parents, wrestlers, and supporters to follow Beckman Wrestling on Instagram. I am looking forward to a great year. Go Patriots.
Irvine High School
Saturday Nov 22, 2014
All Levels: Varsity – JV – Novice
Starts @ 9:30am (wrestlers be there by 8:00a to warm up) – NO WEIGH-INS
**Finished by noon**