EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Area wrestlers have the opportunity to learn from SIUE's coaching staff and many of its student-athletes at the SIUE Fall Clinic Oct. 12.
"We can't wait to get this season started," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "The clinic will be followed by our first official team practice. It will give us a good chance to invite wrestlers and their coaches to see how we run our program."
Wrestlers will have the opportunity to interact with first-year SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates and Assistant Coach Donovan McMahill.
Spates was a 2004 All-American at Missouri and has since coached seven national champions and 28 All-Americans. Spates previously was an assistant coach at Cornell, which placed fifth at last season's NCAA Championships. Heached Cornell's Kyle Dake, who became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four consecutive NCAA individual titles in four different weight classes. Dake went on to win Sports Illustrated's Male College Athlete of the Year award.
McMahill was a two-time Division II national champion wrestler at Western State (Colo.).
The cost of the clinic to be held at the Vadalabene Center is $30 and is open to any and all interested wrestlers. Training begins at noon with a three-hour session aimed at showing the wrestlers the fundamentals of college wrestling. All wrestlers will then be invited to watch an SIUE practice from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
"They will get insight to the techniques that we are focusing on as a team and then a chance to see how we run our practices. The clinic will be a fundraiser for our team with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to the team. It is going to be a great event all around," said Spates.
For more information or to sign up, please contact McMahill at 618-650-5211 or by e-mail at email@example.com.