Pathfinder wrestling is in its eleventh year of existence. During that time we have crowned:
12/10 at North Attleboro (with Whitman Hanson, E. Providence) 10:00
12/14 home with Athol 7:00
12/17 home with Tri-County, Granby, Mahar 10:00
1/21 Smith Voke home 7:00
12/23 home with Putnam, Holyoke, Chicopee 1:30
12/30 at Holyoke tournament 9:00 (varsity only)
1/2 at Ashland tournament 9:30
1/4 home with Pioneer 7:00
1/7 at Chicopee Comp 10:00
1/11 home with Mahar 7:00
1/14 at Granby 10:00
1/18 away at Mohawk 6:00
1/21 home with Holyoke, Holliston, Hamden, Mahar, Frontier 10:00
1/25 home with Northampton 7:00
1/28 home with Agawam, St. John's Prep, and Worcester Tech 10:00
2/1 at Frontier 7:00
2/4 at Southwick with Hampshire 10:00
2/8 at South Hadley 7:00
2/10-2/11 Western Mass. tournament at Pioneer
Bus leaves at:
Dec. 10 7:30am
Dec. 30 7:00am
Jan. 2 7:00am
Jan. 7 8:30am
Jan. 14 8:30am
Jan. 18 4:00pm
Feb. 1 5:00pm
Feb. 4 8:00am
Feb. 8 5:00pm
Hall of Fame
2008 Western Mass. Champion—171
5th DIII States
2011 Western Mass. Champion—125
2012 Western Mass. Champion--125
2012 DIII State Champion—125
2nd DIII States--2011
2011 Western Mass Champion
2012 Western Mass. Champion
2011 DIII State Champion
2012 DIII State Champion
2012 All-State Champion
2012 New England Champion
6h New Englands—2011
2013 Western Mass Champion—152
4th DIII States—2013
2014 Western Mass. Champion—106
2015 Western Mass. Champion—120
3rd DIII States—2014
6th DIII States—2015
8th All States—2015
Wrestling Quotes by Dan Gable
The most famous name in the sport of wrestling is Dan Gable. As head coach at the University of Iowa he won 15 NCAA team titles between 1976 and 1997. He is also famous for having only lost one match in his entire collegiate career (182-1) He won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games while not giving up a single point. He has a number of notable quotes:
· More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.
· Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy.
· Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
· Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, hard work, and a hard to find alloy called guts.
· The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.
· You can't ever work too much because there's no such thing as being in too good condition. You can't ever lift too many weights because you can't ever get too strong. You can't ever wrestle too much because you can always do better.
· When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing. I'd wonder if he was still working out. I tried to visualize him. When I could see him still working, I'd start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder.
· When I lifted weights, I didn't lift just to maintain my muscle tone. I lifted to increase what I already had, to push to a new limit. Every time I worked, I was getting a little better. I kept moving that limit back and back. Every time I walked out of the gym, I was a little better than when I walked in.
Think you can't do it; think again...
2016 Team members
Coach Danielovich started wrestling programs at Pioneer Valley Regional, Greenfield, and Granby before starting the program at Pathfinder in 2007.
Wresting isn’t about winning; it is about the desire to win. It isn’t about success, but rather the determination to succeed. I hope you learn to strive for greatness even if you fail in the attempt. I hope you learn to get up one more time when you think you can’t get up any longer. I hope you learn to not only face your fears, but to stare them down. The greatest benefit from wrestling is learning to face challenges and to demand the most from yourself.
Coach Danielovich with Coach Carl Adams. Coach Adams attended Iowa State University and was a three-time NCAA All-American, two-time national champion and won a silver medal at the Pan American Games. He was the head coach at Boston University from 1981 until the program's end in 2014 and currently ranks fourth among active coaches in Division I dual wins with 323.
Interested in being on the team?
Here's why you should wrestle...
· Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
· Most people only have the wish to win, not the will to win.
· Winners make a decision to win.
· The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer.
· It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
· It isn't the hours you put in, it's what you put into the hours.
· Success lies in determination, dedication, and discipline.
· Win with grace, and lose with grace.
· You are never better than anyone else until you do something to prove it. When you are really good, you never need to tell anyone. They will tell you.
· When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
· Most men stop when they begin to tire. Good men go until they think they are going to collapse. BUT, the VERY BEST know the mind tires before the body and push themselves further and further beyond all limits. Only when all these limits are shattered can the unattainable be reached.
· Practice is the effort that makes winning possible
· The only thing i want to see on a gym floor is a wrestling mat from door to door
· I wrestle with demons of doubt. With my past failures. With my inguries. with that unrelenting voice that tells me to stop. But I am a wrestler and one thing will be certain. I will be victorious.
· Pain is Temporary Pride is forever
· BLOOD washes off; BRUISES go away; BONES heal; SCARS show character; PAIN is temporary; VICTORY lasts forever
· Champions expect pain, endure pain, and never complain.
· On the road to success, you can be sure of one thing. There is never a crowd on the extra mile.
The power of wrestling