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WIWrestling Main Forum / Holmen Wrestling Room Ninja Warrior Course
« Last post by Coach Lu on Yesterday at 10:17:27 pm »
One of the final touches of Holmen's Wrestling Room:

https://fb.watch/dhhx2LVEgH/

Some wrestling coaches like their wrestling rooms closed tight and only for use of the wrestling team.  When we were designing our wrestling room in Holmen, we took a different approach.  We wanted to bring as many people as possible into our room on a daily basis in hopes of intriguing more people to try wrestling.  We wanted students to throw dummies in PE class, see the banners and record boards.  Most importantly we wanted students to see how important wrestling was to our school and community.  In return we got an awesome physical education space and an utterly impressive wrestling facility.  This suspended ninja warrior course is one of the final pieces that makes Holmen Wrestling's room unique.  The video above is our first day using the course last week.

I will attempt to answer a few questions here as many who have already seen the video have reached out...

  • Our wrestling room was built two years ago after passing a referendum.
  • Our current wrestling room has 5 full mats and 6 full circles
  • The room is a completely new addition paid for by referendum money (the referendum was 21.5 million and included lots of athletic updates and renovations to common spaces, new FAC, and new tech ed)
  • The ninja warrior course was part of the referendum and built and installed by a company
  • The ninja warrior course has 6 lanes each of varying difficulty.  Your forearms and abs are cashed after using it
  • The ninja course gets raised after use and stays in tact
  • The referendum money supplied us the spring floor, the mats, the wall mats, and ninja course.  All other equipment in the room was funded by Holmen wrestling through fund raising
  • Holmen MS practices at this facility as well so it is actually undersized ;D (60 plus HS boys, 20 plus HS girls, 40 plus MS)

I mainly share this information with you, to help improve our wrestling facilities around the state.  Lux-Casco and Holmen rooms will not be the largest very long and that's a great thing.  Let's keep growing wrestling.  Get your ADs out to see some of the newer rooms being built when you get a referendum or new school so rooms like this are the standard not the dream.  Tying curriculum into our space allowed us to gain community and school support (sometimes we have to think outside the box).  The wrestling families got the referendum in our school moving by flooding a few school board meetings.  To gain community support outside of just wrestling, we leaned on making the referendum about all areas such as band, theatre, PE, lunch program, green house, weight room, etc to make sure everyone in our community had a reason to say yes to the referendum.  We used events like trick or treating, parades, and home sporting events to lobby for future plans and gain support.  We made it all or none and passed with flying colors.  I know this won't be the blueprint for each community but I hope it sparks some ideas or maybe even some drive to push for something better in the future.  Good luck and let me know if I can be of assistance in your future journeys.


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WIWrestling Main Forum / Re: Ramberg reflects on State Championship
« Last post by Ghetto on Yesterday at 10:31:49 am »
Now I know what you look like with hair LG. Boy looks a mini me.

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Where are they wrestling? / Re: Preston Spray '22 - University of Missouri
« Last post by Ghetto on Yesterday at 10:29:20 am »
Very cool. Congratulations to him and his family
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I also doubt he is planning to concede the spot. I am sure his plan is to work hard and beat him out.
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Wonder what Burwick thinks of this signing? Does he have a redshirt available?

I am sure he is thinking he needs to get better. Our goal is to be a top 10 program.  If you are not a top 15ish wrestler, your spot is likely not safe.

well said!
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Where are they wrestling? / Re: Preston Spray '22 - University of Missouri
« Last post by TomM on May 26, 2022, 11:24:42 am »
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Olympic/International / Re: Wisconsin RTC cuts womens program
« Last post by bman on May 26, 2022, 12:00:59 am »
I doubt Ronna is done competing.  It just means the Badger RTC is not sponsoring women's wrestling... Ronna will either continue to train there (but with funding from a club such as Sunkist Kids, Titan Mercury etc. and/or she will train with Nazar... And, there is no reason why Seth Gross stays at the UW if his wife wants to go train elsewhere... Seth is pretty marketable and would probably find offers to coach elsewhere, or as an RTC as an athlete.
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Commuter Camp July 27 - July 1 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday at Stevens Point Area Senior High
Coaches are NCAA Champion and 4X Big Ten Champion and 4X NCAA All American Nathan Tomasello
World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Dennis Hall
3X US National Team Member, 2x Final X Finalist and Pan Am Games Champion, Brady Koontz
2021 World Team Trials Finalist Fritz Schierl
2021 US World Team Trials 4th Place and 2022 US Open 3rd Place Dylan Koontz

For wrestlers going to Fargo, there will be smaller break out groups of technique and live wrestling to help you prepare for the National Freestyle and Greco Tournaments.
Cost $12o if pre-registered on Trackwrestling. $125 at the door.  Must have a USA Wrestling Card.
Details on Trackwrestling
https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/uploads/O-673121132-SPASH_Commuter_Camp.pdf
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Wisconsin Collegiate Wrestling - Badgers etc. / Re: way too early 2022-23 line up
« Last post by mkm13 on May 25, 2022, 08:38:29 pm »
Wonder what Burwick thinks of this signing? Does he have a redshirt available?

I am sure he is thinking he needs to get better. Our goal is to be a top 10 program.  If you are not a top 15ish wrestler, your spot is likely not safe.


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