Sign-Ups are open, head on over and get your wrestler registered.
Christmas Mountain Trees has generously offer a great fund raiser for Scappoose Wrestling! They will donate $5.00 to our program when our flyer is presented with purchase of a tree 4ft or taller! You don’t have to spend any extra money to help our program, just print our flyer (link below), visit Christmas Mountain Trees to buy your tree and present our flyer!
Located just of Rocky Point Road, Christmas Mountain Trees offers Noble and Douglas fir trees, fresh wreath and garlands, free wagon rides and hot drinks, free tree shaking and bailing and best of all warming fires and heated shelter! They have a great set up, check it on their website (click on link below).
They open on November 23rd so lets get the word out and make sure anyone from Scappoose that buys a tree Christmas Mountain Trees presents our flyer!
Scappoose Wrestling is holding our 3rd Annual Citrus Fund Raiser! We are selling 20lb boxes of California Seedless Navel Oranges or Texas Rio Star Grapefruit. This fruit is the finest quality and great to have around for the holiday!
- Holiday gift baskets
- Fresh orange juice
- Great snacks
- Healthy breakfast
The funds that we raise helps our wrestling team with uniform upgrades/replacements, wrestling clinics and travel costs! Help us maintain our great wrestling program!
Orders are due by Monday, November 26th and will be delivered by December 4th. Fruit cannot be ordered without order forms and payment.
Questions? Call Lisa Couch, (503) 543-7681 or (503) 504-6903 or Marianne Jones, (503) 543-6307 or (503) 720-9037. If there is a delivery date change we will notify you.
We have updated the Scappoose Kids calendar, which includes some great tournaments for the Middle School kids after their short season. There are still some potential kids duals to come. Check out the updates:
The forms/links have been posted for this years sign-ups. Click here for the full information:
Two wrestlers fight for a takedown. Within that takedown are many lessons that can translate into the boardroom. (Photo credit: Available_Light)
“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill—none have wrestled without pride.” ~ Dan Gable
Today’s workforce is extremely competitive. When comparing resumes it’s easy to get lost in all the bullet points of software literacy and past responsibilities. If you really want to separate two seemingly qualified employees, bring them in for an interview and ask a simple question, “Have you ever participated in sports at an elite level?”
“Current research indicates that individuals who have competed in elite level athletics, i.e., collegiate, international, or professional level competition possess higher levels of emotional intelligence than their non-athlete counterparts,” says Richard Mendelson, I.O. psychologist and founder of Dynamic IO Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in human capital management and other services.
In 1996, Dr. William Brad McGonagle, associate vice president for administration at Texas A&M University wrote his dissertation studying how former athletes transfer the skill set they developed through athletics to the workplace. He found that an employee with prior athletic experience was able to transfer the lessons of being a team player and also noticed strengths in accomplishment-based skills, discipline, and communication. In 2002, professors Daniel Gould and Kristen Dieffenbach published a study in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology which noted that Olympic champions display higher levels of specific attributes directly linked to success, in particular emotional intelligence. Their research showed that these elite athletes displayed high levels of stress management, interpersonal skills, and self regard.
The conclusion of all this research could be seen during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, when American wrestler, Dan Gable, won the gold medal without giving up a single point! This is perhaps one of the greatest Olympic performances of all time. And while this level of performance would be hard to duplicate on any stage, can you imagine this same type of focus and determination on display in your office?
While I acknowledge that nearly all athletes at an elite level have a tremendous amount of drive, wrestlers in particular seem to operate at a higher level of fortitude. Not that my athletic history is anything to write about, but I wrestled in college and have been surrounded by amazing athletes of all sports. I’ve known Olympians, world champions, college champions and everything in between. The one constant observation is that wrestlers have a capacity to push themselves harder than most and display an unrivaled mental toughness—that and a deep desire to eat.
Socrates once said, “I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.”
Wise words considering being fleet of foot is how a wrestler starts his day. In the business arena, being fast or strong doesn’t necessarily rank as a top priority in our service economy. So why should you care?
“Wrestling, in particular, is thought to require more individual commitment than most other sports due to the nature of the training and competing itself. The logical inference, then, is that with other sports, an athlete can go to practice or a game, and then go home to relax. Wrestlers, due to the weight class requirements, have to maintain their focus and drive around the clock for years at a time,” says Mendelson, a former college wrestler.
“In addition, wrestling is an individual sport and the athlete experiences both failure and success as an individual. As a result, the wrestler endures more physical, emotional, and psychological stress, both positive and negative, than an athlete in another sport.”
I can tell you that the biggest lesson I learned during my wrestling career was humility. Even the great Dan Gable lost a match. Over the years I learned that getting knocked down was just part of the process to work even harder and to improve. I now encourage the success of others because I enjoy the challenge of meeting those higher expectations. Even during the all-night programming sessions to launch new features on Hitched, it has never felt difficult since I know 100 of those nights will never be as hard as a single wrestling practice.
The competitive spirit in other athletes might argue that they too exude these same qualities at the same level. They might be right, which is why the question you should pose during an interview is asking about their entire athletic background. Saying that, when the bullet points begin to once again merge as you stare down two athletes, I recommend you go with the wrestler.
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” ~ Dan Gable
Article from Forbes Magazine, by Steve Cooper
Wrestling CAN and WILL make you a better football player. The mental and physical skills you develop in wrestling will make you a better player on the field.
- Many of the positions and skills are transferable between both sports. Some of those skills include but are not limited to footwork, hand-eye coordination, mental toughness, explosive movements, balance, agility, quickness, upper body strength, and stamina.
- Wrestling teaches “self-reliance” – the ability to make things happen without expecting help from others.
- Wrestling pits opponents based on weight and skill-level. The lineman gets off season experience going head-to-head with others his size. A lighter weight player gains experience without the obstacle of facing much larger opponents.
- Learning how to beat the man in front of you is an ability you cannot ignore!
Influence of Wrestling in the NFL
- 10 Hall of Famers / 43 Multiple Pro-Bowlers
- 13 NCAA Wrestling Championships / 60 Individual State Championships
- 3 Heisman Trophy Winners / 14 First Round Draft Picks
- 23 RB’s / 20 LB’s / 2 QB’s / 66 Linemen / 6 DB’s / 1 K / 54 non-position
- Over 11% of the NFL has a wrestling background
- “I draft wrestlers because they are tough. I have never had a problem with a wrestler.” – Joe Gibbs, Hall of Fame Football Coach
- “I would have all of my Offensive Linemen wrestle if I could.” – John Madden, Hall of Fame Football Coach
- “I love wrestlers, they are tough and they make great football players.” – Mike Stoops, National Championship Football Coach, University of Oklahoma
- “Wrestlers make coaching football easy, they have balance, coordination, and as a coaching staff we know they are tough.” – TomOsborne, College Hall of Fame Football Coach, University of Nebraska
Pros with Wrestling Background
- The Football Player: Seven-time Pro Bowler, Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl XXXV MVP, arguably the greatest LB and one of the best players in NFL history.
- The Wrestler: Florida State 4A Wrestling Champion, Credits wrestling as the training ground for his prolific football career.
- The Football Player: Signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 2001. The offensive lineman has played in 34 career games with 31 starts. Stephan recorded the longest current consecutive starting streak on the Patriots offensive line and earned three Super Bowl rings.
- The Wrestler: Did not play football in college, instead was a championship wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield. Compiled a 156-10 record and won two NCAA Division I titles. In 1999, Neal won the Dan Hodge Award – known as the Heisman Trophy of wrestling – following a year in which he won the U.S. Freestyle Championship, the Pan-American Games title, and the World Championships.
Hey football players…to stay in shape and become a better athlete, wrestling can make a difference in your athletic ability on the field and it is a great sport to participate in!
Need a Mothers Day gift for that special someone? Scappoose Wrestlers are selling plants that you can order from an order form all the wrestlers will have. We have annuals that are $8.75 for a half flat (18 plants) and $17.50 for a full flat (36 plants), organic vegetables that are $11.00 for 16 plants (half flat) and $22.00 for 32 plants (full flat) and organic herbs are $18.50 for 8 plants (half flat) and $37.00 for 16 plants (full flat), perennials are 8 plants at $17.50 and 16 plants are $35.00. There is a 9″ mini urn planter for sun at $9.00 and 16″ oval plastic planter for shade or sun is $19.50 each. The 16″ round planter for sun or shade is $21.00. Or, you might want to choose a 12″ plastic hanging basket for sun or shade for $25.00. There are also 4″ pots of Geraniums at $3.25 each. These come from a proven greenhouse that has sold these plants for years. We need the orders in by April 6th for delivery on April 29th. If you are not able to get an order form and the paper with additional information from a wrestler you may call Dena at 503-307-0704 and I will mail you all the information you need. Please let others know about this great fundraiser to support the Scappoose Wrestlers.
Scappoose Wrestling will be collecting scrap metal to help raise funds! If you have any scrap metal to donate bring it to the High School parking lot on Saturday, March 31st! Pick up is available if you need. Call, Dena at 503-307-0704. Please spread the word to all your friends and family, church members and work associates.