January 1, 2008 - Cherokee Wrestling Booster Club by py6lGT


									                                      THE TAKEDOWN
                                   CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 1, 2008         WWW.CHEROKEEWRESTLING.ORG                    VOLUME 1, NUMBER 3

     Bill Roller
    Head Coach
                            Happy Holidays to the Cherokee Family
     T.J. Viereck
   Assistant Coach

    Pete Corelli                 Heavyweight Santa Claus      Mike Rinaldi walks away
   Assistant Coach               stopped by the wrestling     in disbelief claiming he
                                 room to register his first   was setup, “how can I
    Matt Kuhlow
                                 victory of the new           take down Jolly Old Saint
   Assistant Coach
                                 season.                      Nick”?
    Doug Easlick
   Assistant Coach

  Robert Columbo
  Assistant Coach

     Jeff Wood
   Athletic Trainer

Last Season Highlights

Dual Record       18 – 9

South Jersey Group 4
Sectional Qualifier

District 27 Coach/Year:
Bill Roller

District 27 Champions:
Kyle Packer        (130)
(Outstanding Wrestler)

Shawn Steets        (140)
Kenny Wilkinson    (160)
Jonavin Webb       (189)

Region 7 Champions:
Kenny Wilkinson (160)
Jonavin Webb      (189)
(Outstanding Wrestler)

2007 NJ State Qualifiers:
Kyle Packer      (130)
Kenny Wilkinson (160)
Jonavin Webb     (189)
                    Captain’s Corner:
It’s what men
                    Donald Tran is the only senior captain on this
do during boy’s
                    year’s varsity wrestling team and has taken an
basketball          unusual path to the position. As a football
season”             player since age 8, Donald’s passion for
                    wrestling was not discovered until he began
“Pain is            freshman year. In the locker room before a
temporary,          normal day of practice, Coach Roller
pride is forever”   approached him, looking for freshman recruits
                    in his first year as head coach. Donald filled out
“Once you have      a card, possibly weighing the idea of using
wrestled,           wrestling to stay in shape for football.
everything else
in life is easy!”   Over his four years of wrestling, two of them were spent mostly on
                    JV learning the sport from the ground up. His first varsity action
                    came during his sophomore year following the injury of then senior
“No Regret
                    Captain Voris Tejada. Donald now has two varsity letters in
 No Remorse         wrestling and two in football. Don believes that hard work and the
 No Mercy….         willingness to learn are his ingredients to success. Wrestling is the
 Wrestle“           toughest sport there is, and for this year’s team to have success, it
                    will take more work than in the past.
“I make
Singlets look
good”               Wrestlers help the Christmas Toy campaign
“I will train
hard, I will        Our wrestlers participated in a local community service project
practice longer,    during the holidays. In conjunction with the Marlton Fraternal
I will keep my      Order of Police (FOP) along with the Cherokee National Honor
body strong, I      Society, our kids spent hours shopping and collecting gifts for
keep my mind        the under privileged children in our community.
sharp, I will win   Congratulations to everyone that participated in making the
…. I am a           holiday season a little more enjoyable for those in need.

“King of the        Welcome Class of 2011 Wrestlers
                    Welcome to all of the Freshman wrestlers to the 2007-2008
                    wrestling season. Thank you for joining and becoming involved
“Wrestling is
                    in the Cherokee Wrestling Program.
real, every last
second of it”       The freshman class has over 20 wrestlers. Several of these
                    individuals are experienced wrestlers and have helped to fill
“The sight I        vacancies on the varsity squad.
adore on a
basketball floor    Each of you is part of unique program that makes a successful
is wrestling        team. Work hard, learn new techniques, make new friends and
mats from door      have fun in the process.
to door!”
                  Pine Barrens Tournament: (6 Teams)
“Attitude is

                  First place    Ben Fanjoy        130 lbs
“Practice is….
the effort that   First place    Mike Rinaldi      275 lbs
makes winning
possible”         Second place   Matt DiFilippo    119 lbs

                  Second place   Deven Thomas      152 lbs
“The only
requirement is
                  Holy Cross Tournament: (16 Teams)
‘And one is
left standing”
                  Third place    Deven Thomas      152 lbs

“Fueled by        Fifth place    Mike Rinaldi      275 lbs
sweat, driven
by                Sixth place    Ben Fanjoy        130 lbs
wrestler”         Sixth place    Jeff Schaeffer    160 lbs

“Intensity, is
what it takes
to be a           Hunterdon Central Tournament: (16 teams)

“If the           Third place    Deven Thomas      152 lbs
shoulders are
flat….slap the    Fourth place   Mike Rinaldi      275 lbs
                  Sixth place    Don Tran          189 lbs
“It’s not how
good you
are…it’s how      Hunterdon Central JV Tournament
bad you want
it”               First place    Mike Unterbrink   112 lbs

                  First place    Jake Borys        119 lbs

                  First place    Brandon Capaldi   152 lbs
Is about respect,    New Assistant Coach
train to learn it,
wrestle to earn      This is Bob Colombo’s first year of coaching at Cherokee High School.
it”                  Bob has coached at Mainland High School and Pond Road Middle
                     Bob graduated from Shawnee High School in 2001 where he was a 4
“Takedown            year varsity wrestler. He was the team captain for 2 years and was a
specialist”          3 time district place winner as well as placing in the Regions. He was
                     also picked as an All-County/All-Conference selection.
                     Coach Colombo graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2006.
“Wrestler; one       He wrestled 2 years for TCNJ and 1 year at North Carolina State
who trains like a    University (member of the 2001 ACC Championship team).
maniac to have
the power to         Bob is currently a Health and Physical Education teacher at Atlantic
force his            County Institute of Technology. Please welcome Bob to the Cherokee
opponent’s body
into the shape of
a pretzel and
gently pin him       Help Wanted
into a soft mat
where his            The Cherokee Wrestling program is in need of parental help.
mommy can tuck       Wrestling experience is not necessary in order to participate.
him in”
                     We are looking for adults to help with fundraising, selling 50/50
                     tickets, concessions, JV tournament, district programs, fashion show,
“6 minutes alone     banquet and our golf tournament.
with me will be
                     If you would like to help, please speak with any of the booster club
an eternity for      officers for more information.

“Toughest sport
bar none!”           Web Site
“Cherokee            Lisa Turner has volunteered to be our new “Webmaster”. I am
Wrestling, taking    pleased that Lisa will provide updates and effectively take our
                     website to the next level.
down the
                     Lisa’s first accomplishment was to create “Mapquest” links with
                     directions for all away matches on the schedule page. Just click on
                     the school name and you can print out detailed directions from
“Bring it on!”       Cherokee High to an opponent.

                     Construction is ongoing so check the site often for updates. The URL
                     address is: www.cherokeewrestling.org

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