Wrestling

Welcome to the 2019 Columbine Middle School wrestling season.  I am your head coach Neil Samples. Assisting me will be Bryant Hunter & Kevin Snyder. Our goal as coaches is to create an environment that allows you to not only grow as a wrestler but also as an all-around athlete. Wrestling is sport that teaches you self-motivation, self-respect, and self-reliance. It is an individual sport where success is determined by how bad you as an individual want it.  It is also a team sport in that; success is often achieved by the work ethic of your teammates.

 With that said, by joining this team you are committing yourself to the expectations of the team. We expect you to be at practice every day and when you are at practice, we expect you to work hard and stay focused. Being potential high school wrestlers, we want you to be prepared for the high school room. We will start with the basics of wrestling and we will eventually work into moves and techniques that will make you a successful wrestler at all levels. If you stay focused you will get better.

 We will also have some fun. The middle school season is short and there is a lot to learn. However, practices are tough, and a little fun is needed to break it up. Don’t expect to play games every day but we will throw some games in every now and then.

 Lastly, wrestling competitions are a long drawn out process. In my opinion, this is the worst part about wrestling!  I wish there was a solution to this, but all of our competitions are tournaments and it is part of the sport.

 In order to participate in CMS wrestling you must have an athletic physical on file and your athletic fee needs to be paid. This can be taken care of in the front office.

 We look forward to the upcoming season and we hope you are ready to work hard and have some fun.

 Thank you,

Coach Samples
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Neil Samples – Head Coach

Bryant Hunter – Assistant Coach

Kevin Snyder – Assistant Coach

Wrestling Practice will begin on February 4th
Please have your physicals and packets turned in to the office before the 4th.