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5/1/07: Summer Wrestling Camp Information
Anyone interested in summer camp information should contact Doug Williams @ 330-653-3659.

1/13/07: Firestone Allstar Tournament
Hudson youth wrestlers, "Team Kratos", capped off their regular season with an outstanding performance at the Ohio Youth League All Star Wrestling Tournament on January 13th. Team Kratos entered 21 kids into the single day, double elimination tournament and walked out the door at the end of the day with with five 1st place finishes, five 2nd place finishes, and four 3rd place finishes. "Approximately 28 teams and over 300 kids from around the Akron area compete in this tournament so to have 67% of our team's entrants finish in the top three of their bracket was simply spectacular," commented coach Doug Williams.

Top Row (L-R): Jas Spearman, Matt Williams, Pete Mougey Bottom Row (L-R): Michael Caniglia, Nathan Szoch, Chris Motter, Zach Talley, Michael Szoch, Tyler Lewis, Christian Owsley Not Pictured: Bogart Baker, Billy Buehl, Michael Delsanter, Nick Farrell, John Fitzpatrick, Alex Gardner, Alex Harter, Jack McCue, Joey Patrinostro, Chunyo Sandor, Sam Semenczuk

Out of the gates, Team Kratos started with a dominate performance by 42 pounder, Matt Williams (preK). Matt, a first year wrestler, pinned his way through the tournament besting two first graders and a kindergartner on his way to a first place finish in the tournament. "Matt's intensity seemed to fuel the other kids throughout the day", commented Coach Williams. In the 56 pound weight class, Team Kratos had two strong performances. Christian Owsley (4th grade) took first place and Nick Farrell (3rd grade) brought home a 3rd place medal. Christian, a second year wrestler, has been a hard worker all season long and the 2007 Allstar Medalistshard work paid off. Christian pinned all of his opponents during the tournament. Nick Farrell, also a second year, started his day with tough double overtime loss to a seasoned wrestler from Wadsworth. "In the double overtime period, the opponent was able to escape from the bottom position during the waning seconds of the last period to put Nick at a deficit. Nick came back from the stinging decision and won his next three matches to end the day with a 4-1 record. In the 64 pound weight class, Nathan Szoch (2nd grade) took a second place in the tournament.. Nathan won his first two matches by decisions to include a 5-1 point decision over an opponent Uniontown Lake who prior to wrestling Nathan had maintained an undefeated record during this years season of 5-0. Nathan lost a close championship round match by a score of 1-2 against an opponent from Green. At the 67 pound weight class, Alex Hartner (6th grade) brought a surprise performance by winning his two first matches before losing in the championship round to a competitor from Barberton. Alex, a first year wrestler, entered the tournament with a 0.500 record but obviously peaked just at the right time. Also at the 67 pound weight class, but wrestling in a different bracket, Chris Motter (3rd grade), had a standout performance during the day. Chris lost his first match on points to a very talented and seasoned wrestler from North Akron Wrestling Club. Chris then came through the consolation bracket to take third place. "Chris has really taken to this sport, " commented coach Williams, " given he was a rookie, I look forward to what the future has in store for this young wrestler." At 70 pound weight class, Michael Szoch (4th grade), won all three of his matches by pin to include a first period pin in the championship match to earn a 1st place finish. Following Michael was Tyler Lewis (5th grade) at 79 pound weight class. Tyler captured a first place finish as well by winning three matches all decided by points. Along his journey to the championship round, Tyler beat two standout wrestlers, a previously undefeated wrestler from Wadsworth and a wrestler from Portage Lakes whose record was 5-3. In a different Mike Delasanter In Control79 pound bracket, Hudson's Bogart Baker (5th grade) captured a second place title for the day. Advancing on a bye in the first round, Bogart pinned his second match to advance to the finals where he was then defeated by a Garfield opponent when he got caught in a headlock . In the 90 pound weight class, Team Kratos had two wrestlers bring home medals. Mike Delsanter (4th grade) advanced to the the finals where he loss in a 9-4 decision to an opponent from Garfield, ending the day with a 2nd place finish. Zach Talley (6th grade) loss his first match but came back to win back to back matches to earn a third place. Zach's consolation finals bout lit up the attending Hudson crowd when he was able to score a takedown during the sudden death overtime period to bring home the victory. At the 120 pound weigh class, Hudson's Jas Spearman (6th grade), pinned his way to the finals where he met an equally talented opponent from Wadsworth. In a close contended bout that went to overtime, his opponent was able to capture a quick takedown in the sudden death overtime period. Revenging Jas's overtime loss, Hudson's Alex Gartner (6th grade), was able to score a takedown during sudden death overtime to earn a 3rd place victory in the consolation finals match at the 155 pound weight. What made this win especially rewarding was that Alex's consolation finals match paired him against a competitor who had previously pinned Alex during regular season competition. Wrapping up the last weight class, Hudson's Pete Mougey (6th grade), earned a 1st place finish by defeating his first opponent and then earning a second victory due to disqualification of his opponent.

"I'm proud of the grit, determination and improvement these kids showed throughout the season and look forward to how we will continue to build this feeder program into a dominant youth wrestling club." commented Coach Williams at the end of the tournament, "so stay tuned."


1/8/07: Week 5 Competition Results

Team Kratos youth wrestlers met stiff competition during grappling activity this past weekend. Youth wrestlers won 10 matches, loss 12 matches and recorded 3 ties during competition at Firestone High School. "Although we dropped a few points in terms of winning percentage from previous weeks, overall I remain enthusiastic that the boys continue to show improvement week to week," commented coach Doug Williams. "We had a few ties which was a first, but more importantly we had one child record his first win of the season.

Team Kratos wrestlers who posted wins this past week included undefeated wrestler Billy Buehl (4th grade) who improved his record to 5-0. Recording their first win of the season was Adam Minor (4th grade). Additional wins were posted by Bogart Baker (5th grade), Michael Delsanter (4th grade), Kyle Minor (2nd grade), Chris Motter (3rd grade), Sam Semenczuk (6th grade), Jas Spearman (6th grade), Michael Szoch (4th grade), and Nathan Szoch (2nd grade)

1/1/07: Week 4: No Let Up For Youth Wrestlers

Team Kratos youth wrestlers capped 2006 by taking 10 out of 18 matches in local competition on New Years Eve. "What made these wins especially exciting was the grit and determination shown by the kids to bring home a victory", commented coach Doug Williams. "Several of our matches were real nail biters where the outcome was decided in that last few seconds of regulation match time", described coach Williams. " The ability to hang tough and not give up is something especially important for a wrestler must learn if he/she is going to have success in this particular sport." Team Kratos wrestlers who posted wins this week included undefeated wrestlers Michael Caniglia (kindergarten) and Billy Buehl (4th grade), both of whom improved their records to 4-0. Recording their first win of the season included Matthew Williams (preK), David Farrell (5th grade), and Nathan Hanna (4th grade), Additional wins were gained by Nicholas Farrell (3rd grade), Alex Harter (6th grade), Chris Motter (3rd grade), Christian Owsley (4th grade), and Sam Semenczuk (6th grade).

12/18/06: Mathew Williams obtains his 1st win
In his first match ever, Mathew came out on top with a quick pin. Way to go Matt!

Matt Williams StanceMatt Williams 1st Win

pictures courtesy of Allen Talley

"He was fantastic! I bet he pinned his kid in about 6 seconds! His hand position in his stance are worth a million words." - Connie Motter


12/18/06: Youth Wrestlers Split Evenly

Hudson Youth Wrestlers, "Team Kratos", won 9 out of 17 bouts in Ohio Youth Wrestling League competition this past weekend. On December 17th, Team Kratos paired up against squads from Wadsworth, North Akron, and Stow in the third of seven scheduled weekend wrestling events. Leading the charge were undefeated Hudson wrestlers Michael Caniglia (K) and Jas Spearman (6th grade) who improved their records to 3-0 and Billy Buehl (4th grade) who posts a record of 2-0. "All three of these boys have begun to assemble a reputation for striking hard and fast, winning by pin in most cases", commented coach Doug Williams. Other Team Kratos members who rang the victory bell included Michael Delsanter (4th grade), Alex Harter (6th grade), Chris Motter (3rd grade), Christian Owsley (3rd grade), Michael Szoch (4th grade), and Nathan Szoch (2nd grade).

Sam Semenchuk Sink a Half Nelson

12/10/06: 2006 Season Debut

Hudson Youth Wrestlers launched their 2006 seasoNick Farrell Reaches for Far Anklen with all cylinders firing by winning 12 out of 22 bouts during Ohio Youth Wrestling League competition this past week. The youth wrestlers, who compete under the banner, "Team Kratos", squared off on Sunday, Dec 10th against youth wrestling clubs from Green, Garrettsville, Springfield, and Saint Vincent Saint Mary. "Over the past several weeks, we have spent a lot of time drilling core wrestling techniques since at this level of competition, a firm grasp of the basics is really all that is required to be successful," commented coach Doug Williams. "Approximately half of the kids on our team this year have at least one or more years of wrestling experience, a dramatic change from last year when nearly all of the kids on Tyler Lewis Defends an Opponent's Shotour team were new to the sport. As a result, we believe we can compete very well in the Ohio Youth Wrestling League this season." Posting wins for Team Kratos included Bogart Baker (5th grade), Billy Buehl (4th grade), Michael Caniglia (1st grade), Nick Farrell (3rd grade), Alex Gardner (6th grade), Tyler Lewis (5th Grade), Jack McCue (2nd grade), Kyle Minor (2nd grade), Chris Motter (3rd grade), Pete Mougey (6th grade), Sam Semenczuk (6th grade), Jas Spearman (6th grade)