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Tom Erikson last won the day on June 21 2016

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  1. Woman's Head Wrestling Position

    This is an opportunity to lead an established woman's program as the Head Wrestling Coach answering only to the Director of Athletics. Woman's wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports at the Collegiate level and competes in the WCWA (Woman's Collegiate Wrestling Association) and this is a great opportunity to come in and run your own program.
  2. Head Coach Women’s Wrestling Lyon College invites applications for a full-time head coach of its women’s wrestling program effective immediately. The primary responsibilities of the head coach include building a wrestling program, hiring coaching staff, recruiting, conducting practices, and scheduling matches. Additional responsibilities include teaching a limited number of physical education courses and other duties as assigned. Applicants must have wrestling coaching/playing experience and an understanding of recruiting student athletes at a small, liberal arts college. A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s preferred. Lyon College is a U.S. News and World Report “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lyon is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls over 700 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136 acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 25. The picturesque campus is 90 miles north of Little Rock and 125 miles west of Memphis. The College is a member of the NAIA and competes in the American Midwest Conference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references to: Clarinda Foote, Office of Human Resources, Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, Arkansas, 72503. Electronic submissions can be sent to jobs@lyon.edu. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College visit our website at www.lyon.edu.
  3. Assistant Wrestling Coach Women’s and Men’s Lyon College invites applications for an assistant wrestling coach of its women’s and men’s wrestling programs beginning August 1, 2016. The primary responsibilities of the assistant coach include recruiting, monitoring athlete’s academic progress, assisting in practice and match preparation, performing equipment care and inventory. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of and ability to comply with the NAIA, conference, and institution rules and regulations. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lyon College is a USN&WR “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls approximately 600 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136-acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 26. The picturesque campus is 90 miles north of Little Rock and 125 miles west of Memphis. The College is a member of the NAIA and competes in the American Midwest Conference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references to: Human Resources Office, Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, Arkansas, 72503. Electronic submissions can be sent to jobs@lyon.edu. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College visit our website at www.lyon.edu. Job Description Title: Assistant Women’s and Men’s Wrestling Coach Department: Varsity Athletics Classification: Full-time Position for 2015-16 Reports to: Wrestling Head Coach and Director of Athletics Scope: · The primary responsibilities are recruiting, monitoring student-athletes academic progress, assisting in practice and match preparation, performing equipment care and inventory. Special Skills and Requirements: · Bachelor’s Degree required · Job related experience or participation collegiate wrestling · Computer skills—use of Microsoft Office Typical Duties, Responsibilities, Tasks and Assignments: · Recruitment of quality student athletes; in that regard, participate in comprehensive recruiting activities; coordinate efforts with admissions office to establish academic eligibility and arrange meetings between prospects and college officials; recommend individuals for scholarships Assists in the planning and running of woman’s practice, as well as the formulation and implementation of pre-and post-season conditioning programs · Work with Head Coach to organizes, plan and executes team travel. · Assists in wrestling meet set up; may also be asked to assist athletic department in roles such as facilities management and large event operations · Breakdowns video analysis of male and female athlete performance · Assist the head coach in the daily responsibilities necessary to run a successful NAIA Wrestling program · Know and comply with all NAIA, conference, and Institute rules and regulations · Provide leadership and instruction in terms of the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Lyon College · Assist administrative staff in fundraising efforts, as appropriate. Represent the Lyon College Athletic Department at professional, civic, charity and alumni events. · Ensure compliance with NAIA, Conference, and Institute rules and regulations · Strong academic background, good organizational and supervisory skills, ability to relate to students in a leadership role, and good people skills required. · The Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of and ability to comply with NAIA, conference, and Institute rules and regulations.
  4. Disney Duals (AAU Scholastic Duals Community 1 Div)

    Gentleman, As a former Team Leader and Coach of the Junior Duals Team all I ever wanted to was for our kids (Indiana Kids) was to get matches and improve their abilities, somewhere along the way that seems to have gotten lost in what the ISWA stands for. It has been exciting to see the growth of Indiana Wrestling, I remember the days where we would have a couple of kids who could compete on a national level to the point we are at now where we have multiple kids who can compete on a National and International level. The reason this is happening is because there are more opportunity for kids to wrestle and the Coaches are taking full advantage of those opportunities and going to places like Disney or Tennessee or Iowa or Wabash. In my time working with the ISWA I never tried to take a kid away from a Team event like Disney and that is because those events are special to the growth of the kid and the Team. Now I will say I tried to get kids from Fargo because at the duals (just like at Disney) you are guaranteed matches and a great deal of kids felt like Fargo was the place to go to get noticed when in fact those kids were not ready to compete at that level. I go on this message boards and see all the infighting and I get excited and the reason why is because so many people care about this sport their kids and programs. I encourage each and every one of you to stay the path and do what is best for your kids and programs because at the end of the day it is your kids who will get better along with your individual programs. As for the duals yes there needs to be some tweaks on the team selection process but at the end of the day it is wrestling and we need to get as many kids the opportunity to be wrestling as we can. The "elite" know were to go and get the matches they feel help them the most, isn't that how they got "elite" in the first place. If they don't we have a whole bunch of awesome Coaches in the state that are willing to help them I'm sure. Tom Erikson Head Coach Lyon College
  5. As a junior Team Leader I am all in favor of a "two event" requirement. Those events could include tournaments or official RTC practice with at least a Silver Certified clinician running the session. I believe kids would get just as much if not more benefit out of a two hour session at an RTC as they would going to a tournament and getting a couple of matches. Another option would be keep the two events in place but mandate at least one of them is a tournament with an option of the second event being a tournament or RTC. Requiring a silver certified clinician you can assure yourself of someone who has invested their time in learning and understanding the match strategy and techniques. The ISWA can provide a list of those individuals who reside in the state to the RTC's or the RTC's can contact the ISWA to make sure the individual is at least silver certified. The RTC's would require kids sign into the RTC they attend and be able to provide proof if necessary. This isn't the final answer but it sure goes along way to resolve the stress of getting in two events in a four week span.
  6. Purdue RTC?

    In talking with the Purdue Coaches they will be having an RTC every Wednesday night for the next several months. It will be a great opportunity for those looking to get to that next level a chance to roll around with those on the Team as well as other studs who show each Wednesday evening. The coaching staff will be running practices in preparation for the Western Regional (Las Vegas), the US Open (Las Vegas) and the University Nationals as well as the FILA tournaments in Akron OH. Their will also be guest clinicians as well as other surprises each Wednesday night. So if you are looking to step up your game the Purdue RTC is a stop you might consider. I plan on attending so why don't you?
  7. Y2 doesn't need a new site to show he is the man, because he is the man!
  8. Purdue Wrestling

    I don't think we have scene the best Cashe' Quiroga for several years due to injury or illness. In saying that I do believe we will see him very soon and I do believe he is the best person for what ever weight he chooses to go. If he isn't rest assured Purdue will be well represented at that weight because of Cashe' pushing that individual. No disrespect to the other individuals (they are tough for sure) but my money is on Cashe' money, as I said either way they are going to be tough.
  9. Purdue Wrestling will be hosting the 4th Ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers this Sunday, January 15th at 1:00 pm est. High School Teams with Groups of 15 or more receive $1 admission for each person, so come out and watch some great wrestling. If you have any questions please feel free to email me @ terikson@purdue.edu
  10. Purdue Wrestling Reunion and Golf Outing Saturday September 24th - Summertree Golf Course 11:00 am shotgun start $100 per golfer includes; golf, cart, food & beverages, skins and prizes. Located in Crown Point , IN We are still looking for foursomes as well as sponsors. For all you garden variey hackers looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday come on over and spend the day with us. For more information contact Dave Hinkel at adhinks@att.net
  11. Friday, January 21st at 7 pm (est) The Purdue Boilermakers play host to the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. There will be some great matchups with ranked wrestlers matching up in several weights.
  12. Just wanted to make sure I put it out there our first Home match is vs. Missouri on December 12th @ 12:00 pm, this match will be live on the Big Ten Network. I wanted to put a challenge out to all of our wrestling fans to pack the IAF. Coach Erikson
  13. Here is a link to our Virtual Media, Purdue Wrestling into the Modern Age! http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cdfcbc6f?page=1
  14. purdue wrestle offs

    Yes they will be open to the public. The Blake Wrestling Training facility is located in Lambert Field House which is right next to Mackey Arena. There will be some very good matches so if you are curious to see our boys get after it make plans to attend.
  15. purdue wrestle offs

    October 30th in the Blake Wrestling Training Center 12:00pm
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