Although I could only watch on the internet, I enjoyed watching Jake Kettler compete at the Greco-Roman World Team trials. He did well. He finished in 4th place in the challenge tournament – 5th overall. I especially enjoyed watching his demeanor in the 2 matches he won over tough opponents. Jake is getting better.
It is camp season for college coaches. I have been able to work a few camps already. We start our own camps on Monday. We will have the following camps this summer at George Mason University: day technique camps June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18 and July 28-August 1; evening technique camp July 14-18; and a father/son camp July 11-12. For more information on the camps go to http://www.joerussellwrestling.com
I will be at the first day of camp on June 23, but will spend the rest of the week in Toronto, Canada coaching the USA JR Pan Am team. I am excited to coach the athletes as they represent the USA at the JR Pan Am Championships.
We are also nearing the end of our Alumni Giving Challenge at George Mason University. We are currently losing. My hope is we will have a last minute push from alums, so we can win the challenge. I do believe it would not only help us financially to win, but also boost our program image. If anyone is interested in donating, please do so before June 30. You can donate online, over the phone or via mail. For more information go to: http://www.gomason.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205073218&DB_OEM_ID=25200