Mat Rats: Putting the fun in wrestling fundamentals

During March Sequim’s up-and-coming wrestlers learned the basics at Mat Rats. Coaches and high school wrestlers taught techniques and strategies twice a week to students ages 5-12 in the Sequim Community School gymnasium.

Charles Drabek

Charles Drabek, Sequim High School wrestling head coach, teaches a lesson to students about escaping a pin in the Mat Rats program, which emphasizes the fundamentals in wrestling for younger athletes.

During March Sequim’s up-and-coming wrestlers learned the basics at Mat Rats. Coaches and high school wrestlers taught techniques and strategies twice a week to students ages 5-12 in the Sequim Community School gymnasium.

More than 50 students participated in the camp which encourages and prepares athletes for middle and high school wrestling.

Drabek said the program grew from last year and was another success.

For more information on the program next year, contact Drabek at 477-7501, cshells@live.com or Anthony Gowdy at agowdy@sequim.k12.wa.us.

 

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