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On Episode 2 of the Virginia Wrestling Roundup presented by the Virginia Amateur Wrestling Association and Cliff Keen Athletic, we're joined by VAWA Executive Director and State Chairman Bill Swink along with USA Wrestling's Manager of Coaches Education Mike Clayton. We're also joined by Hickory High School head coach Ben Summerlin.
Clayton spent a number of years in Virginia coaching with the Newport News Apprentice School and the Peninsula Wrestling Association, while Summerlin has his Hickory squad firing on all cylinders after a championship at the PowerADE Coca-Cola Classic in Lynchburg.
We'll talk about the coaching education initiatives from USA Wrestling and how those tools are beneficial to coaches of all levels. We'll also talk with Clayton, who spent time as an assistant coach at Army and a head coach at Division III Stevens Tech, about recruiting athletes from well-coached programs and what athletes can do to get noticed when they might not come from a power program.
Swink and Farrar go with a quick rundown of teams to watch in the postseason in their respective VHSL classifications.
Information on all things VAWA can be found at the online home at www.virginiawrestling.com
The Virginia Wrestling Roundup is presented in part by Cliff Keen Athletic. Find wrestling gear, equipment and more at CliffKeen.com