Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Wrestling Newsletter

**Binghamton Wrestling Update by Head Coach Pat Popolizio**

Summer Training

Binghamton Wrestling had a superior summer training schedule with every team member lifting and wrestling on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from June 1st to August 4th. In addition, we had five incoming freshman enroll in Binghamton summer courses: Nick Gwiazdowski, Tyler Deuel, Angelo Bortoluzzi, Derak Heyman, and Colton Perry. Also attending summer classes were transfer-students, Brian St. James and Patrick Hunter.

The student-athletes want to see each other reach their full potential and are willing to assist each other, athletically and academically. We know the team is hungry to have another great dual meet season and they will strive to compete at their highest level at Nationals. This summer training will prepare them for the competition in March.


For those who have not heard, Assistant Head Coach Dennis Papadatos has resigned. He has taken a full time position at Advantage Fitness, located in Ithaca NY. It was an extremely hard decision for Dennis to make because Binghamton Wrestling is part of his family; however, in the end it was the best decision for his wife and children. When Dennis has time, he will be helping out with team practices. We are very excited for his new opportunity and we wish him the best of luck!


Joining the coaching staff will be Frank Beasley of the University of Buffalo. Frank has been the Head Assistant Coach the past three and a half years at Buffalo and is responsible for much of the day-to-day work that goes into coaching: practice schedules, fundraising, marketing and recruiting. Since joining the Buffalo staff, Frank has brought in two impressive recruiting classes, including this year’s 11th nationally ranked recruiting class. We welcome Frank Beasley to the Binghamton Wrestling family!


Congratulations to Assistant Coach Jasen Borshoff for being selected and attending the NWCA Leadership Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This two-day academy included sessions on fundraising, marketing, cultivating academic environments and how to build leadership. This was a great opportunity for Jasen and he will share his knowledge with the team as the season gets underway.

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