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Wrestling Clinic

NM Wrestling Clinic for Coaches & Officials

6th Annual NM Wrestling Clinic

Hosted by the NMHSCA, NMAA, & NMOA

The 6th NM Wrestling Clinic is hosted by the NMHSCA, the NMAA, and the NMOA.

Clinic Date:  October 25 & October 26, 2019

Location:  Ramada Inn by Wyndham, 2020 Menaul Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Hotel Cost:  $77.00

Clinic Cost:  $80.00

The event is free for coaches at schools that are Schools Based Members of the NMHSCA.  Everyone still has to register to attend.

Registration Process: 
(Every coach must register online in order to attend.)

Please Click on the registration link and follow instructions.  All coaches, (including school based members who will choose to pay offline when they arrive at the Shopping cart.  Look under "Payment Options"), must follow the online registration process.

Ramada by Wyndham Hotel Reservation Link

Click on link to make reservations at the official hotel of the 6th NM Wrestling Clinic. Rooms are $77.00 per night with a free full breakfast.

2019 NM Wrestling Clinic Schedule

Friday, October 25, 2019
Ramada Inn by Wyndham
Crest Ballroom

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.: Session #1
-  Scott Owen , NMAA Director of Wrestling
NMAA Wrestling Rules Clinic
  -  2019/2020 Points of Emphasis
  -  2019/2020 NFHS Rule Changes
  -  Bylaws, Weight Managment & Trackwrestling

5:00 - 5:50 p.m.: 
Protect Your Athletes; Protect Your Staff, & Protect Yourself
-  Buster Mabrey, NMHSCA Director

  • Bullying, Hazing, Harassment, & Abuse, including both physical and emotional, is happening at your school. New Mexico coaches are being accused and sued on a too often basis.  This entertaining session will coach coaches on how to protect their athletes, their staff, and themselves through transformational coaching practices.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.:  
NMOA Officials State Wrestling Clinic

6:00 - 6:25 p.m.:
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Q&A with Keynote Wrestling Presenter

Mike Palazzo, Lake Highland Prep

6:30 - 6:55 p.m.
Q&A with AWCA, Pat Tocci

7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

-General Meeting with Wrestling Coaches

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Ramada Inn by Wyndham
Crest Ballroom

8:30 am - 10:00 a.m. 
-  "On the Mat Technique"  with Mike Palazzo

10:15 am - 11:15 a.m. 
  -Coach/Official Open Forum: TBA

11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.  
-  "On the Mat Technique"  with Mike Palazzo

1:00 p.m. - 2:00
- NM Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2019 Keynote Wrestling Clinician

MIke Palazzo, Lake Highland Prep Wrestling

"Wrestling is a testament to the power of humility and when wrestling grows, society wins. Our young men become leaders and the world becomes a better place for all."  - Coach Palazzo

Coaching Bio

FL Team State Champions '12, '13, '15, '16, '17, '18, & '19
FL State Runner up 2014
FL Team Dual State Champions 2017, 2018
-  42 Individual State Champions 
-  51 State Place Winners
-  43 NHSCA All Americans (5 Champions)
-  15 Super 32 All Americans  (4 Champions)
-  10 Ironman Place Winners (2 Champions)
-  6 Flo National All Americans
2018 LHP Coach of the Year
2017 NHSCA Coach of the Year 
2016 Flo Wrestling's National Coach of the Year 
2016 Orlando Sentinel All Sports Coach of the Year
2011, '12, '13, '16, & '17 FL. Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year
2012 NWCA Coach of the Year

Individual Wrestling  Bio
-  Indiana University 4 Year Letterman 
-  NCAA Div 1 National Qualifier 
-  Indiana University Team Captain 
-  All Big Ten Academic Award 
-  Illinois High School State Champion / Glenbard North H.S 
-  2x Illinois Freestyle State Champion

NM Wrestling Hall of Fame

Since the inception of the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame, in 2004, the organization has honored a total of 55 of New Mexico greatest contributors to the sport or wrestling.  The New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame is proud of the fact that it has congratulated athletes, coaches, officials and citizens that have impacted the great sport of wrestling in New Mexico.  The organization is excited to announce that the 2018 NM Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in conjunction with the annual NM Wrestling Coaches & Officials Clinic.  Please plan to attend.

NM Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees

View all individuals inducted into the NM Wrestling Hall of Fame.

NMAA Wrestling Information

Click here to view all NMAA information in reference to Wrestling.


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