Preseason: Texas A&M Wrestling Shows Improvement
November 11th, 2005
By: Shaun Shaikh, The Observer InsideTexasWrestling.com
In the spring of 2005, the Texas A&M Wrestling Club failed to bring a wrestling team to the NCWA Conference Championships. The club has gone under construction with a new team captain and the outlook for 2005-2006 is good.
The new captain Joey Savage is a sophomore genetics major from Granger, TX. His enthusiasm got A&M to have a real schedule with traveling, a nearly full roster, and regular practices which are productive. This is a real turnaround for Texas A&M, who usually hardly ever practices, and when they do has unproductive ones. Going into their first meet, the SWC Kickoff, Texas A&M will only be missing one weight class, and will be represented by many capable wrestlers.
The club recently had a week of wrestle offs to determine varsity positions. The matches highlighted the talent available at Texas A&M, as all of the matches were decided by minor decisions. This is usually the result of tough team with talented wrestlers.
Tentative Varsity Roster
125: Matthew McCabe (Dallas, TX Jesuit College Prep)
141: David Liliedahl (Juneau, AK Douglass H.S.)
149: Daniel Taylor (Houston, TX Lamar H.S.)
157: Vincent Cline (Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park H.S.)
165: Shaun Shaikh (Houston, TX Westside H.S.)
174: Tyson Scott (Longview, TX Longview H.S.)
184: David Brucker (Katy, TX Cinco Ranch H.S.)
197: Daniel Devine (San Antonio, TX Churchill H.S.)
235: Nick Sweet (Havelock, NC Havelock H.S.)
285: Joey Savage (Granger, TX Granger H.S.)