Notes from Coach Doyle
Sean Doyle, Head Coach
Wheeling Jesuit University
We're nearing the end of October and the guys are working hard in anticipation for the start of our third season. We'll have a few guys competing this weekend at the Clarion Open but they will be wrestling unattached. The team will open up at John Carroll on November 7th, where the varsity will wrestle 5 dual meets and all other team members will compete in a bracketed tournament. It's a great opportunity for our entire team to kick off the season together as we pursue our end of year goals!
As has been the case in our two years to date, our guys will compete for their starting spots and we will not utilize wrestle offs to determine our starters unless it's the only option. It is our focus that our guys are training hard to improve and be at their best when it matters most. The sole focus will not be on how to beat their partner in the room.
We have two big events during the first semester, that we'd like for everyone to mark down.
SAVE THE DATES (1st Semester)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH-7:00pm (@West Lib)
The annual rivalry continues to grow in it's third season. In our inaugural year, WLU came out on top in the first ever match between the two schools. Since then your Cardinals rebounded winning the WV Invitational in back to back years and wrestled hard to an impressive 25-6 dual victory last season. We plan to pack the hilltop with RED on November 19th and we'll need all of our families and friends in attendance!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH-1:00pm (Home Opener)
We're working on a making this a special event and will release details later, but this will be the first opportunity to see our guys at home against Ohio Valley University. We've done a wonderful job packing the McDonough Center for home events and this will be no different. There will be a pre-match gathering at 12:00pm.
We'll be releasing a preview shortly and if you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Periscope. Download the app on your Smart Phone and you'll be notified anytime we record live sessions. This Thursday we'll be streaming a number of simulated matches from the wrestling room and will release a match up sheet on our social media later in the week.
Have a great start to your fall and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!
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