St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud State University spent this past weekend retreating at “The Preserve”. The Preserve is a privately owned wrestling training center located near Kimball, Minn.
“We would like to thank Doug Joseph for his continued hospitality in allowing SCSU wrestling to do its annual team retreat on his property,” said SCSU head coach Steve Costanzo. “Our guys really look forward to this weekend during the year. The retreat gives our team a chance to get away from the day-to-day grind of academics and training and get to know one another. It, perhaps, could be one of the most important early season events that we engage in as a team.”
The Huskies enjoyed an annual chili feed dinner and took part in friendly games and activities throughout the evening. In keeping up with tradition, Huskies wrestlers and coaches gathered around the evening campfire to discuss team goals, expectations and of course a good old joke.
“I felt like this was a great event for our guys,” said assistant coach Jay Hildreth. “Team building is so important among athletic teams. We really needed this time together to get to know one another and understand what each of us expects from this season.”
The Huskies open up their 2016-17 campaign on Thursday, November 3, as they host their Annual Black/Red Classic. The Classic begins at 7 p.m. in Halenbeck Hall and it will be highlighted by the NCAA championship banner unveiling ceremony after the wrestling is completed that night.
The public is invited to attend the Red/Black Classic and admission is FREE for everyone.
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