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Oct, 2014

Banditos Meet Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs

Seven Banditos visited Blair Academy (perennial national powerhouse and 2013-14 National Champions) in NJ on 06OCT14. The visit included a tour of the campus, personal time with Jordan Burroughs (Olympic Champion), participation in a Blair practice led by Coach Mark Manning (U of Nebraska Head Coach and multi-time World/Olympic Coach) and Jordan Burroughs, and dinner (including ice cream) at the Blair Dining Facility. Banditos also got to spend time with Blair wrestlers who were previously coached by the Banditos coaching staff (e.g. Mason Manville, Neil Putnam and Matthew Vinci). Key teaching points of the visit are the importance of academic excellence and good character.  Participants were Zach Espalin, Isaac Hegg, Pierson Manville, Duncan Christensen, Jonathan Nail, Carson Manville and Haydon Rockman.