Congratulations to all of our athletes who were successful this past weekend in St. Catherines at the National Championships. All of those who didn't quite meet your goals, I would like to say look at Ryan Weicker, the guy wrestled like a champion and has carried himself like one, even on those occasions that he fell just short. A special thank you to Coach Marty Calder and all of his hosting crew for doing a great job with the event. Marty also moved the Nationals forward one week as to not conflict with this weekends Olympic Qualifier in Orlando Florida. I know it was a likely a pain to change a bunch of bookings and arrangements but I really appreciate Marty's commitment to the well being of Canadian Wrestling!
So, I have had a 48 hour visit at home. And am now ready to head out for Orlando. I was so excited to see the location of this qualifier when it was first published. As an athlete having competed in Cali Columbia, I am sure wrestling in Florida will be a nice venue with fewer surprises (although there are always some in our sport). I know our teams are very excited to make things happen and to qualify for London this summer. I was also very excited to hear of USA Wrestlings bid for the 2015 Worlds in Las Vegas (as a side note)!
I will be blogging as possible daily, and will be communicating with our new communications officer, Guy Napert-Frenette, from Florida. I hope everyone back home is excited for the action packed months to follow! Let's hope all our travels start well this week.