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Madison Hits the Road to Put in Work at Stevens Wrestling Clinic

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On a gray and misty Sunday morning, twelve dedicated Madison wrestlers made their way to Hoboken, New Jersey for the 7th Annual Fall Wrestling Clinic at Stevens Institute of Technology. Hosted by Stevens Wrestling, led by coach Mike Clayton, and supported by the assistant coaching staff of Pete Galea, Jeff Marsh, and Jeff Jacobs, along with many members of the Stevens team, Madison wrestlers were drilled in fundamentals, and learned many new techniques.

Walking on a college campus, and getting to work in a college wrestling room was a motivating experience for the Madison wrestlers. For most of them, it was their first time on a college campus. Following the clinic, walking back to the bus, many of them were heard commenting on how much they wanted to wrestle in college.

The trip was made possible by the generous support of Beat the Streets.

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Stevens Wrestling Head Coach Mike Clayton has accumulated a 61-49-1 (33-11 in the Centennial Conference) record over his six years, earning the 2008 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Rookie Coach of the Year award, and 2009 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year recognition along the way.


Madison Wrestlers Visit Stevens Institute of Technology

During the spring recess, team captains Marc D’Chiutiis and Konstantin Parfiryev, took some time to think about the future, life after high school, with a tour of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Hosting the visit was the head wrestling coach at Stevens, Michael Clayton.

In my time coaching, I found that most young student-athletes do not start thinking about what happens after high school until it is almost too late to have any real control over that outcome. It is important to start thinking early about what you would want to study, where you might like to do that, and if staying involved in competative sports is goal, where that dream may best be realized. College admissions is a competative process that, for the high end colleges and universities, requires a great deal more than just decent grades.

The trip to Stevens allowed the young Madison wrestlers to walk the grounds of a top school, with a good wrestling program, and imagine themselves there in a few years. In a comprehensive and informative presentation by Coach Clayton, Marc and Konstantin learned about the various courses of study available at Stevens, the degree programs, the 5 year masters program, internships, and many examples of possible career opportunities that await Stevens Institute graduates.

The day was a complete success and plans were made for the entire team to visit again next season for a home dual at Stevens. There is also the possibility of getting a dual meet against a New Jersey team hosted at Stevens. That would be exciting, to wrestle in a college gymnasium.