E-Hawk Wrestlers Attend Grand View Wrestling Camp
The E-Hawks once again traveled the familiar path down to Des Moines, but they took a stop right before the “Well” and put in a little work with the Vikings of Grandview. This NAIA powerhouse program has won the last 4 National Championships and doesn’t look to be slowing down. The E-Hawks, along with 23 other teams, had an opportunity to absorb technique, deliver some punishment, and be exposed to Grandview’s “Championship Lifestyle” philosophy.
The E-Hawks brought 16 wrestlers down to the Team Dual camp and finished 2-3 on the day. The E-Hawks were overmatched against Albia, lost a close dual to Urbandale, and then were almost shut out by Ankeny (Robert Nelson was the lone E-Hawk to earn a win). “It was an expected start to the day,” noted head coach Jared Pickett, “We had a really young and inexperienced group go to Grandview.”
Emmetsburg would wrestle Muscatine and Estherville in the final duals of the event and win both before packing up and making the trek back home. “There were some great learning experiences down at camp. We had kids come back with black eyes, sore backs, and wounded egos. Our main goals were to get better individually and as a team-we accomplished both. I expect our kids to take what Coach Mitchell said to heart: Your choices will either get you closer or further from your goals.”
The E-Hawks will do another day camp in Algona on June 27th and will do a large multi-day team camp in the Lakes Area in late July. “I wanted to personally thank Tom Griffin and Rick Brennan for volunteering their time to help take the group down. Our community here in Emmetsburg is fantastic!”