THOMASVILLE — The South Georgia Takedown Club hosted its first home scrimmage last week, welcoming in the youth wrestling club of Thomasville.
“They’ve got around 40 to 50 kids and, right now, we’re sitting at about 29 for the season,” said coach Josh Dillow. “So, we were able to get a lot of good matches and it went real well.”
While the club itself is fairly new, the kids are improving at a rapid rate. Dillow commented on the focus his kids have and their drive to be better, describing their improvement since starting as “night and day.”
“The kids come in here and they are focused. They are listening well, following directions, they’re learning the moves,” Dillow said. “We’re getting word they are practicing when they’re at home. So, their attention is definitely where it needs to be.”
Dillow said one of the most important aspects of wrestling is cardio, something they work on at every practice. The South Georgia Takedown Club starts almost every practice with 10 minutes of pure cardio.
“We always tell the kids that we want you to win, you’re always going to lose some, but we don’t want you to be tired,” Dillow said.
While they are looking to start a new season in October, the club is currently focusing on their scrimmages. The next scrimmage with be in Thomasville on Monday and their next home scrimmage will be in Cairo on December 18.