Entries by Coach Richmond

Coaches Blog-Post Season

Another season is in the books and what a season it was…………… While we were unable to qualify for the state duals, it did give us a few weeks to lift, train and prepare for our postseason. We gave our boys off the Monday after District Duals and spent our next week training and healing […]

Coaches Blog-Regular Season

Another dual meet season has come to an end…… After the electric atmosphere we had at the P-burg match, we finished our season with senior night against East Stroudsburg and an away match against Liberty. Every year it is always a bittersweet night when we honor our seniors in their last home dual meet. These […]

Coaches Blog: Mid-January Report

My apologies for not updating our blog earlier in the season.  As you can probably understand, we are going 100 MPH once the season gets going.  It is amazing that it is already January 20th.   In contrast to past seasons, this year we went to the Cumberland Valley wrestling tournament the first competition date […]

Coaches Blog: Off Season Summary

As always, a busy season is followed by an even busier off-season. We always open up our Gold Medal Wrestling Club the week of Regionals and runs up until the next November. Our numbers through the spring were fantastic. Thanks to some of the New Jersey coaches such as Dave Post, Tim Flynn, and others […]

Coaches Blog-Post Season

As many of our readers know, we have had a District XI champion every year since our program started 68 years ago.  Referred to simply as “The Streak,” it has become one of the many important traditions of our program.  Some years we enter Districts more confident in continuing that streak than others.  Last year […]

“It takes a community” By Bob Koehn

It Takes a Community By Bob Koehn Director NHSCA Future January 1998 A Profile of Easton, PA Wrestling The Lehigh Valley, located in eastern Pennsylvania along the New Jersey border, is generally regarded as the nation’s hotbed of amateur wrestling. Northampton, Easton, Parkland, Nazareth, Bethlehem Liberty, & Phillipsburg, NJ are perennial national powerhouses. On January […]

Coaches Blog-January Edition

Wow it has been a whirlwind of a month for the Rovers. After losing some matches to Becahi, Northampton, P-burg, and Freedom, we knew we needed to put together some solid performances to finish out our season.  Despite major improvements over last season, we knew we were capable of turning some of those dual meets […]

Coaches Blog-Welcome to 2015

We came home from Reno on the 22nd and dropped the boys off at school Tuesday morning after traveling all day on Monday.  We then had a practice.  Despite being jetlagged, the boys did a great job.  We kept the practice relatively short and sent the boys on their way.  We also worked out Christmas […]

Coaches Blog: Reno Recap

Right now we are sitting in the airport in Reno waiting to fly home from our 20th annual Reno Tournament.  The boys, Mr Powell, and Ray are boarding right now, while I am taking a later  flight on a different airline.  Coach Mac & Montes took an earlier flight and Mr. Snyder flew into Nebraska […]

Coaches Blog-Tahoe

Historically on day 2 of our annual Reno trip, we take the boys to Lake Tahoe.  Every year we rent a van and we take our newcomers over the Sierra Nevada Mts. toward Lake Tahoe.  Lake Tahoe is about 40 miles away and we usually take RT 80 over the mountain and go through Donner […]