Julu 28, 2021
Summer wrestling has continued to be exciting for the Cheatham County Wrestling Club.
In June, the club took 11 wrestlers from around the county to a five-day wrestling camp at Kentucky Wesleyan University in Owensboro, KY.
The following month, on July 21, local wrestlers returned from an "incredible" Train Like A Norseman (TLAN) Camp in Bettendorf, IA. Cheatham County Wrestling Club brought seven wrestlers to this camp, and was paired with wrestlers from Cherokee, IA and Colorado to establish "Team Awesome." The team finished pool play duals with a 4-3 record, placing them in the Gold Pool against the toughest teams at camp.
"Both camps provided talented clinicians to conduct technique sessions," club reps say. The KY Wesleyan camp had NCAA Division 2 coaches and NCAA Champions; the TLAN Camp boasted NCAA Division 1 champions, Roman Bravo-Young from Penn State, and David Carr from IA State.
In addition to wrestling, the team competed in various other "interesting" team-building games, each one providing additional team points. Overall, Team Awesome finished 11 out of 15 teams.
The final day of the four-day camp presented an individual tournament in which Cheatham County Wrestling Club's Luke London took fourth place in his weight class, Spencer Hendrix took 5th in his weight class, and Daniel White took 7th in his weight class.
"Despite the overall results, the wrestlers and coaches had a wonderful time at camp," reps say.
"They wrestled 13-plus matches, received top NCAA Division 1 technique, competed in crazy team building games, enjoyed 60 minutes of arcade play at the TBK Sport Center, and learned how to push themselves mentally and physically against some of the toughest wrestlers in the country."