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Briar Cliff Wrestling
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2012-2013 Wrestling Campaign The Briar Cliff Wrestling team had a year of growth and development as the roster of all but 2 upper classmen gained both dual meet and tournament experience. While Freshmen Kyle Robison and Skylar Robision collected All-GPAC honors the team collected dual meet wins over Regina, Northwestern, and Concordia. Skylar Weber also won the team MVP award leading the team in wins and win percentage on his way to an appearance at the NAIA national tournament in Des Moines. Luis Flores a sophomore won the teams Charger award for his outstanding leadership on and off the mat. Flores, a national qualifier a year ago has
made gains in the classroom as well and takes pride in living the wrestling lifestyle as an example for his teammates. Dan Harvey a 184 pound sophomore won the teams Most Improved award. After a less than favorable freshmen campaign Dan was competitive in his weight class, picking key wins in dual meets throughout the 2012-2013 season. Kyle Robison also represented Briar Cliff University at the NAIA national tournament. Kyle went 1-2 suffering a loss to the eventual champion. Kyle had an exceptional freshmen campaign and shows a lot of promise as he continues to develop. Outside of dual meets and national competition the 30+
man roster competed in open competitions throughout the year. The Chargers wrestled over 400 matches, very valuable mat time for the freshmen and sophomores as they continue to improve.
Pictured above Coach Privitere and Jake Baker at the yearly team banquet. This year the team went rock climbing at Long Lines Family Rec Center.
Wrestling Heads Campus Clean-Up Head Coach Joe Privitere was the man in charge of the Campus Clean Up Event on Tuesday April 16th. Students, faculty, and administrators alike. Athletic teams including the BCU Wrestling chipped in with other groups like Knights of Columbus, and academic departments to
clean different areas around campus. It was an opportunity for everyone to take pride in part of something that everyone shares. The turnout from campus was great and the event will continue to be held as long as there is such a high interest in the activity.
NAIA North Region Saturday Feb. 16th NAIA Championship berths were on the line. Under the new qualification system it comes down to the regional qualifier. Each of the Chargers competed for automatic bids from the top four at their weights along with wildcards decided by the coaches. BCU Wrestling took the maximum 12 wrestlers at the 10 different weight classes. 125– Kyle Robison & Devon Jackson 133– Alex Markle
141– Devin Derocher 149– Skylar Weber 157– Dylan Kavanaugh 165– Curtis Bright 174– Thomas Patterson 184– Dan Harvey 197– Jordan Watkins 285– Brian Ervin & Abram Reynolds The 11 team Field was the deepest of any qualifier including Briar Cliff, Concordia, Dakota Wesleyan, Dickinson
State, Hastings, Jamestown, Midland, Morningside, Northwestern, Waldorf and York. At the end of the day two of the BCU grapplers (Weber & Robison) advanced to the national tournament in Des Moines Ia. March 1-3. The 2013 National Championships freatured 210 qualifiers from 37 programs. Skylar Weber was awarded with a Champion of Character award as the pair finished their seasons on the national stage.
New Web Pages for BCU Both the home page for the university www.briarcliff.edu and the athletics page www.bcuchargers.com received major renovations over the course of the year. The pages have been organized and developed to be more in depth, user friendly, and easy to navigate. Some of the new benefits of the athletics include a digital
media guide, photo shop for pictures of athletes, a scrolling ticker of latest BCU events, and links the Charger Sports Network broadcasts.
grams, keeping you connected to Briar Cliff and the “True Blue Gem” highlight the best and brightest difference makers at BCU.
The university homepage has received an update as well, a fresh and up to date feel allow for students to apply online with ease. Other additions include a live stream updating you on news of academic pro-
Coach Mullins Moving On Graduate Assistant Coach Zachary Mullins has completed his second year of his two year contract here at BCU. Graduating with a Master’s Degree in May. Coach Mullins was a 4 time national qualifier at Briar Cliff from 2007-2011 as well as winning a GPAC conference championship his senior year.
Coach Mullins has accepted a head coaching position at Graceland University in Lemoni, Ia. Coach Mullins is the among the first class of graduate assistants to graduate from Briar Cliff. We as a program are proud to produce graduates at the undergrad and graduate levels.
We appreciate the service Coach Mullins has provided in his years as both a wrestler and an assistant.
Strength and Conditioning
After the 2012-2013 campaign ended the team was allowed a break to recuperate, set goals, and focus on improvement moving forward. Moving through the spring and into the summer the team has been
lifting three days a week. The lifting program specifically designed for wrestlers by strength and conditioning coach Brian Fink focuses on the wrestlers gaining strength in sport specific lifts. As school lets out for summer some of the team has elected to stay in Sioux City to continue their training. While others will head back to their homes from across the country for the
summer they will be sent with a summer lifting and running program to keep the wrestlers in shape, build on the gains being made through the spring, and help the athletes achieve their goals.
tor Jim Giunta said. “As an association that is all about providing life opportunities through wrestling, the NCWA has a very high regard for those who achieve in the classroom as well as in competition. These are our future leaders.”
and at study hall. It is our goal to have student athletes that come in compete and complete their course work in four years.
Team GPA The Chargers have working in the classroom as well. BCU Wrestling is in the running for All-Academic Team honors courtesy of The National Collegiate Wrestling Association and in conjunction with the National Wrestling Coaches Association. “It’s always exciting for us to recognize our top scholars and studentathletes,” NCWA executive direc-
As our team continues to grow and we continue to have more upperclassmen they will provide leadership off the mat in the classroom
Team Commitments As of the end of April BCU Wrestling has signed 8 incoming freshmen for 2014 the incoming class is another national recruiting class featuring 8 different states. The committed incoming freshmen by weight are as follows Weight
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As our school year comes to a close many more seniors are looking to make their decisions, and BCU wrestling is looking forward to signing a few more incoming freshmen before calling this class complete.
Coach Privitere heads the Briar Cliff Wrestling
Briar Cliff Wrestling Joe Privitere Briar Cliff University 3303 Rebecca St Sioux City, IA
program as he moves into his third full recruiting class. Over the past few years the team has seen exciting growth including moving into a new practice facility, development of the strength and conditioning programs, and additions of two Graduate Assistants to the staff.
With Division I coaching experience and elite
level wrestling facilities the program is poised
to continue its growth and development.
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We post results, links to live streams, photos, information on commitments, clothing orders and more. Some of our featured content has been videos of our preseason work outs and some video interviews of athletes.
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