Fresno State Update – February 2017

Greetings Bulldog Wrestling Fans,

We are nearly 2 months into 2017 and if all goes according to our proposed competition schedule, there are 249 days until the Fresno State Wrestling inaugural season commences. We have been very busy preparing for that first competition day in early November. Great strides have been made in so many areas of the Bulldog Wrestling program that we would like to share with our fantastic supporters. Thank you for being attentive to all the great things that are coming together:

Facilities:
The final drawings are in their FINAL stage. We have worked diligently with administration for these much anticipated facilities. President Joseph Castro and Athletic Director Jim Bartko have stepped up to help provide us with a high quality wrestling facility that will rival many Division I programs in functionality and efficiency for our Fresno State athletes. Construction is underway and completion date is projected to be July 1.
Recruiting:
The coaches and administration set the culture of this program and it’s the high level recruits that help carry out that culture. We feel the people that represent our university are the backbone and we take pride in finding the absolute best. Currently, we have commitments from 16 student-athletes that signed in November 2016. Coaches Silva, Chamberlain and I have been working extremely hard to find the best candidates to fill our roster. Mid-April is our next signing period which should complete our 2017-2018 Fresno State Wrestling Team. Our mission in finding the best candidates has not changed: these student-athletes will embrace the opportunity to come to Fresno State to get a great education and have aspirations of competing for conference and national championships. They will also aspire to reach the pinnacle of our sport at the World & Olympic Levels as well as be contributing members of Fresno/Clovis area and other communities.
Congrats to Chamberlain:
Jason Chamberlain, Bulldog Assistant Coach, placed 2nd at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament on Feb 2. On his path to the finals, he defeated Bulgarian Olympian and former California star, Boris Novachkov in commanding style but eventually fell to Jordan Oliver in the finals 8-6. Check out the finals match here.

http://www.flowrestling.org/video/1088445-70kg-final-jordan-oliver-sunkist-kids-vs-jason-chamberlain-titan-mercury#.WLCaDhTYS_U

Chamberlain will travel to Kiev, Ukraine to represent Team USA in Men’s Freestyle at 70 kg competing on March 3-4.

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, May 19, 2017
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club

In the attachments enclosed you will find an Entry Form and a Sponsorship Form!

For more information and to register online: www.valleyrtc.com
Contact: Jason Chamberlain – 559 – 578 – 6286

jchamberlain@csufresno.edu

 

 

STEINER BULLDOG WRESTLING CAMPS
We will be offering a wide variety of camps with a focus on meeting the needs of each wrestler in 3 locations for your convenience.

May 12-14 Ukiah, CA Commuter Camp
June 12-16 San Diego Commuter Camp
June 26-30 Reno, NV Commuter Camp
July 9-15 Fresno, CA Intensive Camp
July 9-13 Fresno, CA Technique & Competition Camp
July 10-14 Fresno, CA Junior Bulldog Camp

For more information or to register online go to: www.steinerwrestlingcamps.com
Contact our camp director: Israel Silva – 559-578-6036 – isilva@csufresno.edu

TAKEDOWN CLUB

The Fresno State Takedown Club is dedicated to supporting the Fresno State Wrestling financially, physically and spiritually. Members of the club host events and assist the coaching staff raise funds to support the program. Physically we want members to help fill the seats at wrestling matches by putting the word out regarding season tickets and home matches. As president of the Takedown Club it is our goal to bring that “Bulldog Spirit,” when cheering/supporting on our team on and off the mat.

Members who sign up for the special $100 individual package (not listed it’s a wrestling secret) receive special rates, access to team gatherings before or after matches and the coveted TDC t-shirt.

Go online to sign up at the link below or print off the attachment above:

Wrestling


$50 – Senior
$75 – Individual
$100 – Individual also gets Takedown Club Shirt
$150 – Family
$250 – Corporate
Season Tickets are coming…

Stay tuned for the upcoming 2017-18 wrestling season schedule. We have some unique things planned for our inaugural season that will allow you to see the Bulldogs in some amazing venues. You won’t want to miss picking up those season tickets which should go on sale in the next month.

Our goal is to FILL SAVE MART next season.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you out supporting our great sport at post season events. We also look forward to your presence at our spring Golf Classic!

Go Dogs!

Troy Steiner
Head Wrestling Coach
Fresno State