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Wrestlers finish as All-American standouts

by Kaleem Mogent- SPORTS EDITOR
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 07:00 pm
Photos courtesy of Brockport Athletic Communication via Flickr
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 A couple of weeks ago the NCAA DIII Championships wrestling took place in Lacrosse Wisconsin.  Brockport's own Jonathan Hass and Triston Engle qualified and performed extremely well in their respective weight classes.

By competing at the highest level they were able to continue on to the second day of the Championships and in the process solidified their status as All-American wrestlers for The College at Brockport.  Haas finished in third and Engle finished in fourth respectively.  Engle earned the most pins in the country in Division III with the least amount of time at the national tournament.  Combined with that outstanding feat he was also awarded the National Wrestling Coaches Association Most Falls.  

In an email Haas wrote, "Sleep is crucial to success towards the end of the season but we taper a few days before every tournament or meet".  Sleep is definitely something that we all need to be successful in every area of life.  

Haas also commented on how he was able to frequently wrestle at such a high level saying, "I wrestle best when I am having fun and having confidence."  

Strategy is imperative to being successful in wrestling.  Knowing when to shoot for a tackle and when to be on the defensive can be the deciding factor between a loss or win.  I asked Haas what is his best strategy and he wrote, "The best strategy is wrestling hard for the whole match and being consistent at every competition and every practice."

Triston Engle could not be reached in time for any comments on the great year he had last season.

Both wrestlers have a very bright future ahead of them with Haas being a junior and Engle being only a sophomore.  Next season they will surely attempt to build on least season's achievements. The team as a whole ended the 2017 season as the eighth best wrestling team in the country and they earned it  

Head Coach Don Murray will make sure his players are rigorously training and practicing for the 2018 season.  Additionally, Murray will be going into his 48th consecutive season as the head coach for the Brockport wrestling team. The sky's the limit for the Green and Gold and we will be here next season to cheer them on.  


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