I would like to share some of the thoughts I’ve had of my most recent competition that I competed at called the Dave Schultz International. I definitely did not have the best showing and did not feel that I wrestled up to my potential. I’m not going to let this bring me down because it is the first of many on my road to Rio in 2016. As I sat down to reflect on my performance after the competition I came to the conclusion that my problem was 100% mental. I think that because of the fact that this was my first major event I’ve competed at after a long time away from the sport I let my nerves get the best of me. This was a HUGE problem because it meant that I was putting too much emphasis on the outcome of the event (whether I won or lost) instead of what I was doing during the match. My focus during each of my matches should have been simply to try the stuff I’ve been working on the last couple of months and putting points on the scoreboard instead putting any pressure on myself on what the final outcome of the match would be. From past experience in wrestling and many other area’s in life I’ve learned that I perform best when I am able to live in the moment. It is the times when I’m able to phase everything else in my life out and put all of my focus into my present situation that I’m at my very best. From this moment moving forward I’m going to be putting a lot of work into living in the moment and embracing every second of it. I’m very grateful to be given a second chance at my dream and excited for the journey ahead.
I want to thank everyone who is following me on this blog, your support means a lot to me.
Today, January 28, 2015 are weigh-ins for the Dave Schultz tournament in Colorado Springs, CO. Cheney will compete tomorrow at 9am. I will post some links where you can follow his wrestling and I will also post updates. This tournament should test his skills on the mat! Go Cheney!
This is the tournament website for more information:
At teamusa.org you can find info about the tournaments such as date, time, location etc. Once you go to the link above, on the right hand sight you will see the tournament name “Dave Schultz” Right underneath the tournament name will be a link to click on for the event website. Once there you can click on a tab on the left “results” and can get live text message results.
The website www.trackwrestling.com is where you can go to view the tournament brackets and see who is wrestling now. Once there you can click on popular tournaments and find the 2015 Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament. Once you enter that site you will see a page that will show live results of matches not the actual wrestling footage though. In the upper left hand corner there is a blue bar that says “results”. Click on that and then on “brackets”. From the drop-down menu, select “GR” for Greco (the style of wrestling) and the next drop-down menu select weight “80kg”. Fun fact: There are 2.2lbs in 1 kilogram! They do not show live video feed on this website, but it is very helpful to see the brackets and the brackets are updated throughout the tourney.
You can follow USA Wrestling on Twitter and they usually do a good job on updating results.
The last option is www.flowrestling.org. This website is your best bet if you would like to watch live video of the matches. Go to the website and in the toolbar at the top click on “Coverage” and then choose “Dave Schultz”. Unfortunately, Flowrestling usually charges to watch live coverage. I believe it is $20/month. There could be a one time fee but I’m not sure about that. If this is something you want to do just follow the instructions to log in and sign up. Flo will also cover big tournaments like nationals, olympic trials, worlds, and olympics for future reference.
This was a ton of information that could get really confusing. If anyone has any questions please feel free to comment in the comment section and I will answer! Thank you for following!
Cheney competed in the Jack Pinto Cup 2015 in Colorado Springs, CO. This was a dual meet that featured several USA wrestlers vs. Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Japan, and Argentina. Team USA won 9 matches to 2 matches and Cheney helped by beating Japan 9-0 at 80kg!! I will post a link so you can watch the match and his after match interview! Thank you for watching!
Thank you for visiting Cheney’s wrestling page. We have been inspired to start a blog together to keep everyone updated on his wrestling and to get those interested involved. One thing we have both experienced during training is that support is one of the factors that helps achieve dreams. We want to keep connected with everyone through this blog because each and everyone of you mean a lot to Cheney and I and the success that we achieve. I will be posting matches, interviews, websites, and information on this blog to help everyone follow Cheney’s wrestling. The bigger his following the more support. Thank you all for the encouragement and a special shout out to all our friends in Boise, ID who inspired us to start this blog and to share his dream!