William Henckel is a 12yr old wrestler that trains with Team Tugman WC. William is one of the hardest working wrestlers I have ever coached and he truly loves the sport of wrestling. He has earned numerous state, New England and National titles and now has an opportunity to represent USA and compete internationally!!
William has been invited to represent USA on trip to Tallinn, Estonia for the largest Freestyle / Greco tournaments in Europe with nearly 2,000 wrestlers from 30 countries. Team USA coaches include Olympic and World Silver Medalist and UFC Veteran Matt Lindland (current Oympic Team Greco Coach) and Gary Mayabb (has coached 10 world teams). After the tournaments the boys will be participating in a wrestling camp with 200 wrestlers from 15 countries.
The cost of the trip is $2500 and includes roundtrip airfare (from Chicago), uniforms, lodging, meals, wrestling tournaments, wrestling camps, sightseeing, in country transportation, etc. The only other expenses would be getting William a passport and a airlines ticket to get him to Chicago. The trip is planned for March 28 - April 6. Thr team is taking a total group of 58 including some of the best Freestyle/Greco coaches in the country.
As mentioned Matt Lindland and Gary Mayabb from Team USA are going on the trip. They are both interested in boosting Greco among younger age groups. Kids on the trip that they see potential in can expect future invitations to train at the Olympic Training Center and other opportunities from USA Wrestling.
Please help this incredible young man get one step closer to his dream of becoming an Olympian!! Every penny helps.