Updated NorCal rankings released.
More than 200 of California’s top 40 ranked wrestlers will be battling it out. Link below includes a list of those athlete’s including Tracy’s Eli Blackwell. This doesn’t include nationally ranked kids and programs from around the country (32 out of state teams at last count).
Tracy High’s Eli Blackwell was the champion at 132lb weight class at the 2-day varsity Lou Bronzan tournament at Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA. The following is the Tracy Press coverage of that event. In addition to Eli, freshman Anthony Nunes finished with a 5th place medal.
Tracy Wrestling recenctly travelled to north Stockton to take on the Bear Creek Bruins. The Bulldogs came away victorious. This was the press coverage of that event.
We have posted links to articles in the past that espoused the great benefit wrestling is to athletes who participate in other sports. Football is a commonly linked sport. The article linked below is another great example of how one family was given advice for their middle-school aged son to get involved in wrestling as it would have direct impact on skills necessary to develop into a good football player.
Article linked here to usafootball.com
The Tracy Press covered the recent Rod Gaines varsity tournament. The team took sixth place of more than twenty schools even though Tracy was handicapped without a full lineup in the team race. Five medalists from Tracy include two freshmen, Anthony Nunes and Jason Matta. Both freshmen have prior wrestling experience in the Tracy wrestling club and are looking to solidify a permanent spot in the varsity lineup, an honor for freshmen.
The Tracy High wrestling team will begin league dual meet competition earlier this year. Typically the league season is prefaced by a holiday schedule to prepare for league meets. The TCAL has scheduled half the season prior to the holiday school break. First up will be Tracy traveling to Lodi to face Tokay High School on December 6th with varsity competition at 7pm with JV and girls matches earlier in the evening.
The Tracy press article on the first Tracy high wrestling action of the season.
The updated handbook is now available from this link: 2018-2019 Wrestling Handbook
Next week, the season will start. Athletes will need:
- Wrestling shoes
- Running shoes
- Competed school athlete clearance
- Desire to Learn and work hard