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Coach McCormick last won the day on April 10 2019

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  1. Yorktown Alumni Currently Wrestling in College: Alara Boyd - McKendree University - IL - DII Alex Barr - Wabash College - IN - DIII Josh Stephenson - Manchester University- IN - DIII Colt Rutter - Minot State University- ND - DII Brad Laughlin - Army West Point - NY - DI Christian Hunt - Army West Point - NY - DI Cael McCormick - Army West Point - NY - DI
  2. This is a very tricky question (thread) to reply to. In my humble opinion I don't know that there is a correct answer to the originally stated question. There are so many factors that go into competing at all collegiate levels. Does it count if a wrestler started DI and then transferred or stepped away from the sport after a year or two? One could respectfully debate the fact that some wrestlers take non-traditional paths into their college experiences now days. Additionally, many wrestlers arrive at their college choice only to find that it wasn't what they expected; or the coach who recruited them has now taken a different job; or academics trip them up; or an injury derails their college wrestling experience. There are numerous factors that play out as an 18 year-old embarks on a college wrestling journey. There can be many pitfalls along the way... as is there can be many rewards to be had if a little grit is demonstrated. With athlete retention in mind I believe more wrestlers (and their parents) could do a better job of 1)researching a variety of schools before making a final selection; 2)working on their time management skills in MS and HS to better ensure "life success" in college; and 3)realizing that wrestling at any collegiate level is very grueling. As they say... "it's a job." You have to love the sport, be willing to navigate set-backs, and have the ability to keep your eye on the ball. In getting back to the original topic, DI wrestling isn't for everyone. It is absolutely best-practice for an athlete (and his/her parents) to be realistic in what level of collegiate wrestling they want to take part in. A productive and fulfilling wrestling experience can be had at all collegiate levels depending on what the student-athlete is after. As a reminder... it is college... so some level of academic achievement should be placed into the equation. A wrestler at a DIII college studying pre-med is obviously a different situation than a wrestler navigating the rigors of a Big Ten program and schedule. Two different scenarios... two different goals in mind... both are to be applauded. I tip my hat to any young man or young lady that finishes 4+ years of collegiate wrestling at any level and walks away with memories, achievements, and a college degree.
  3. Covington HS will be hosting a JV tournament on Dec. 14, 2019. Covington is 15 minutes east of Danville, IL along I-74 in Fountain County. We are looking for 10 - 12 teams for this event (any size team is fine). We will look to get each wrestler 3-4 matches in some form of a round-robin format. 3 mats To allow for drive time for teams, we will plan for a later weigh-in (something like 9:30am EST). If interested, contact Trent McCormick (AD) at mccormickt@covington.k12.in.us or by phone at 765-793-2286.
  4. MANHEIM, Pa. – Juniors Ben Harvey and Cael McCormick of the Army West Point wrestling team added to their academic honors for 2019 by being named Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association on Friday. https://goarmywestpoint.com/news/2019/4/26/wrestling-harvey-mccormick-named-nwca-scholar-all-americans.aspx?path=wrestling Congrats Ben and Cael! #studentathletes
  5. Congratulations Ben and Cael on getting the job done on and off the mat. The EIWA announced its Academic Honors list today. In addition to WP consistently ranking high in academic rigor, WP athletes must also navigate and carry out their military responsibilities in addition to athletic and academic tasks. I realize that I am a proud father of a WP Cadet, but I am continuously amazed at the daily rigors and expectations placed on these student-athletes. Again, congratulations to these young men, and thank you for your sacrifices. #representingindiana Go Army! Press Release from WP Athletics: https://goarmywestpoint.com/news/2019/4/9/wrestling-harvey-mccormick-garner-eiwa-academic-honors.aspx?fbclid=IwAR12uSr4hRLeusy8HzTJzOi7vbD9Jsxkm27DDV0r0kUfL72r8ihW2fK6iqo#.XK1MwKfo-Cs.email
  6. Congrats guys! Well deserved by these two gentlemen.
  7. David Palmer Legendary Delta/ Muncie Southside wrestler, David Palmer, lost his battle to cancer in late December. He was 54 years old. In the early 1980's David was a one-time state runner up and a state champion for Muncie Southside as well as a 2x state champion for Delta HS. David led Delta to their first team state championship title in 1981 that eventually turned into 5 consecutive titles. In 1979 David became the first Indiana wrestler to make the world team and the first to win a gold medal. David wrestled for Oklahoma Univ. on a full ride scholarship and graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting. David was an inspiration to all those that knew him and was always helping others. He will be greatly missed! Please join friends and family for a Life Celebration of David Palmer this Sunday January 14th at Mansfield Park in Muncie. Celebration begins at 4:00pm. For more info please contact : Delta coach Gary Schliessman at cabincreations@comcast.net
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