ANDERSON, S.C. – Coming off Fall Break, the Anderson University wrestling team began practices on Monday in preparation for the 2013-14 season, looking to improve on its win total from a season ago.
Throughout the past three days, the Trojans have been working situational drills that put each individual wrestler in a period of time to see how they respond with a limited amount of seconds. Each wrestler was put into a specific hold and given 10 seconds to work on an escape and eventually a takedown. This drill continued throughout practice to give the coaches an idea on how hard to work the wrestlers throughout the season.
“We are excited about the start of the 2013-14 wrestling season,” head coach Dock Kelly said. “It’s refreshing to be back on the mat and I am really excited about our returners and newcomers. We have a great combination of youth and experience. The guys are working hard, the coaching staff is excited, and we are looking forward to an exciting year.”
These early season workouts will give coaches a better look at their roster and to give them a chance to determine who will be their starting 10 prior to the season. With the Black & Gold Meet scheduled a week before the season opener, Kelly’s team continues to work out and prepare themselves for one of the toughest schedules in program history.
Practices will continue throughout the week as the regular season is set to begin on Nov. 2 at the Virginia Quad Meet that will feature duals with Division I powers Virginia, West Virginia and Gardner-Webb.