Chase holds wrestling camp with GWU

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Members of the CT Wrestling Club got a taste of college wrestling Saturday from Gardner-Webb University assistant coach Kyle Blevins During the three hour clinic, Blevins instructed 30 young grapplers in proper wrestling technique and other mechanics.

“It was great,” said CT Wrestling Club coach Adam Dedmon. “It’s good for everybody to hear a different voice than mine and to see things from a different perspective. I learned some things too.”

Blevins certainly has a strong wrestling pedigree. Before joining the GWU staff, Blevins was a three time state champion in Oklahoma during his prep career. He also garnered All-American honors at Appalachian State, finishing fourth at the NCAA championships his senior season.

“He (Blevins) knows what it’s like to compete on the highest level,” Dedmon said. “He worked mostly with the older wrestlers and was able to share some of his experiences.”

Dedmon hopes exposure to top level wrestling will lead to increased interest in the sport.

“We had 30 wrestlers today, and that was a great turnout,” he said. “But I want to see it grow. I want to see this clinic become a yearly event. It was a great experience for everyone involved.”

The CT Wrestling Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to anyone in Rutherford County four years of age and older. For more information, contact head coach Adam Dedmon via e-mail at adedmon@rcsnc.org.