The Grind - Day 1

First day of The Grind is complete!  Great job to our Grind-ees!

Top Row L-R:  Cory Kawaguchi, Richard Martin, Parker Brown, John Bernado, Caleb Lee, Rahul Menon
Bottom Row L-R: Cal Saper, Mason Stewart, Aidan Barnes, Tommy Brown, Ogedei Ganturmur

Everett Gold Tournament Results

Great job to everyone that attended the Everett Gold tournament yesterday! Congrats to the placers!

1st place
Aidan Barnes in 132
Nicolas Giorello in 145
Alex Witecki in 182
Richard Martin in 195
Gage Fowler in 220

Won 2 of 3 matches
Thomas Brown in 138
Victor Marcenac in 145
Skylor Trembley in 152
Laken Bell in 160
Mitchell Barnes in 285

Way to go guys!

Lindberg Tournament Victory!

Great job today to all our varaity that attended the Lindberg Tournament. Issaquah took Sixth as a team! Congrats to those who placed
Carson Tanner - 1st in 113
Brennen Lee - 2nd in 132
Cal Saper - 1st in 152
Kaleb Solusod - 2nd in 170
Caleb Lee - 4th in 220
Way to go guys!

Varsity and JV victories over North Creek!

Great job to all the wrestlers who competed last night in our dual meet against North Creek! Here are the results of the Varsity and JV matches!


Issaquah wins 48 to 30

106 - Forfeit
113 - Carson Tanner - Win by Pin (0:42)
120 - Nathan Asistin - Win by Pin (3:19)
126 - Declan Treacy - Loss by Pin (3:23)
132 - Brennen Lee - Win by decision (9-4)
138 - Bradley Vandenberg - Loss by Pin (3:26)
145 - John Bernado - Win by decision (6-2)
152 - Caulain Saper - Win by Pin (0:44)
160 - Kamil Solowiej - Win by Pin (1:28)
170 - Kaleb Solusod - Win by Pin (1:28)
182 - Cory Kawaguchi - Loss by Pin (2:43)
195 - Parker Brown - Loss by pin (0:47)
220 - Caleb Lee - Win by Pin (2:41)
285 - Brandon Lee - Win by Pin (3:37)

Jr Varsity

120 - Rahul Menon - Win by Pin (2:54)
126 - Aidan Barnes - Win by Pin (0:39)
132 - Pavel Hoffelner - Win by decision (12-11)
138 - Thomas Brown - Win by decision (8-4)
145 - Nicholas Giorello - Win by decision (9-6)
152 - Xavier Gonzalez - Win by Pin (1:44)
160 - Skylar Trembley - Win by Pin (1:05)
170 - Alex Witecki - Win by Pin (0:32)
182 - Richard Martin - Win by Pin (3:17)

The most current stats through this past weekend's tournament are now posted.

Video and picture uploads will be completed shortly 

Trying to figure out the stats pages posted in your/your wrestler's folder?  Here's a brief explanation of the important parts to pay attention to!

Looking at the picture below, the section highlighted in green displays your major stats.  This includes where you gain or lose most of your points during your matches.  For examples, the wrestler displayed here does great with getting the takedown, but loses more points than he gains in reversals and escapes.  So what should he work on?

If you look at the section highlighted in red, you will see the Position Change Probabilities.  For example, the wrestler below has the following probabilities:

  • He has a 64% probability of ending up on top when starting in a neutral position, which falls right in line with the fact that he gets a lot of takedowns.
  • He has a 38% probability he will end up on bottom from a top position and 23% probability he will go back to a neutral position from a top position, which falls in line with the high number of reversals and escapes from his opponents.
  • He has an 83% probability that once placed in a bottom position he will stay in a bottom position.
  • He has a 15% probability that he will pin if he gets a top position and a 67% probability that he will get pinned if he ends up in a bottom position.
These should guide you on what you need to ask for help on from the coaches during practice.

We are placing an order for team gear!  If you would like to purchase any team gear for your wrestler, please email coach Kelson @ by Tuesday 12/12. He will need to know:
  • Item (Fight Shorts, Quarter Zip, Short Sleeve Fight Shirt, Long Sleeve Fight Shirt)
  • Size of each item
  • Quantity of each Item

Please have your wrestler bring a check (payable to Kelson Record) for the total amount to practice by Tuesday.

The videos from tonight's dual meet against Bothell have now been posted in the individual wrestler's folders.  If you need the link to access, please contact coach Kelson @
For those going to battle, the link below is the itinerary for the weekend.

If you are going to the Battle at the Border tournament in Blain this weekend, please print and complete the OVERNIGHT FORM and turn in to Coach Hyatt or Coach Manny by Thursday.


Thank you to Don Borin with Stop Action Photography for always providing such amazing pictures of our wrestlers!  To purchase any of these photos in high quality, please visit his facebook page (@stopactionphoto) or website (

The stats for those who wrestled today have been uploaded to each wrestler's folder. 

To increase security on the info, pictures, and videos for each wrestler, we have removed the public links from the blog and will be emailing out a different link to use.  If you do not receive this link, please feel free to email or to receive a copy of the link to use to access your wrestler's folder.

You are still welcome to share the link with family and friends so you can share your wrestler's stats, pictures, and videos easily!

If you have any pictures or videos from today's events or the Liberty Jamboree, please upload them to the wrestler's folder.

Pictures from the Liberty Jamboree will be completed soon!

Liberty Jamboree

Good first matches from everyone tonight!  Jamboree was a great opportunity for everyone to get those first match jitters out and learn where they are at and start exploding forward through the rest of the season!
Individual pictures will be posted on the Wrestler Pictures and Stats link above over the next few days. Please also upload the pictures and videos of your wrestler that you took to their folder for all to enjoy!

Apple Cup @ Coach Manny’s

Come join us at Coach Manny’s house for free food and to watch the Apple Cup tonight. Feel free to bring an appetizer but it’s not required. Wear team colors!

Where: 2010 Squak Mt Lp Issaquah WA 98027
When: 5pm tonight
Dress:  Team Colors (UofW or WA State)
Bring: An appetizer to share or anything (if you want)

Turkey Trot

Thanks to all those who came and helped at the annual Thanksgiving Day Issaquah Turkey Trot this morning!  The Issaquah Food Bank and the main organizers of the event, Tom and Heather Matthews, wanted to let you know how grateful they were to have each of you there.  The event was a success thanks to everyone who came to help!


 The team before the event

 Getting our instructions for setup

Kam and Kaleb cheering on the runners
as they approached the finish line

Friday Practice and Volunteering

Practice on Friday 11/24 will be at 4pm followed by an 8am practice on Saturday 11/25.

For those volunteering to help with the Issaquah Turkey Trot tomorrow (Thanksgiving morning), please meet at the old Shell Station on Front street at 7am (232 Front St N Issaquah).

Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

New Wrestler Pictures and Stats link!

Visit our new Wrestler Pictures and Stats link!  Here you can view or upload pictures and videos of your wrestler throughout the season.  Utilize this to share pictures and videos easily with family and friends. We also encourage you to upload your pictures and videos so we have lots of material to draw from for the end of the season slideshow! 

The coaches will also upload current stats for each wrestler to their respective folder so you and your wrestler can stay up-to-date on how they are doing throughout the season.

For questions regarding this new feature, please contact Coach Kelson (