Cowboy Wrestling To Host Brute Adidas Midwest Coaching Clinic
Release: 09/15/2008

STILLWATER, Okla. ? John Smith and the Oklahoma State wrestling program will host the Brute Adidas Midwest Coaches Clinic at Gallagher-Iba Arena from Oct. 24-26.
The clinic features seminars on strength and conditioning, organizing a season, NCAA eligibility and clearinghouse issues, athletic training, weight management, topics on today?s student-athlete, marketing your program to the community and to fans and building youth, middle school, junior high school and high school programs.
Speakers include John Smith, Scott Chenoweth of Perry HS, Ernie Jones of Cascia Hall, Leonard Bailey of the Catoosa youth program, executive director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Lee Roy Smith, Rod Johnson of Oklahoma State?s NCAA compliance staff, Matt Herrill of OSU?s athletic training staff and Gary Calcagno of the OSU strength and conditioning staff.
Former OSU wrestlers Eric Guerrero, Tyrone Lewis, Zack Esposito and Chris Pendleton will provide over eight hours of technique.
?We are very excited about the possibility of what this clinic can become in this first year,? John Smith said. ?I can promise it will be one of the most educational programs that youth, junior high school and high school coaches can be part of. It is important to stay on the cutting edge of new developments whether it be with skills or working with student-athletes. We must always be looking to improve. You won?t want to miss this.?

Contact Brandy Esposito in the Cowboy wrestling office for more details. She can be reached at 405-744-4541 or via e-mail at Chris Pendleton can also be reached with any questions at