In 2014, while I was in the sixth grade, is when I started my wrestling career. My first two years of competing were very difficult and challenging to say the least. My record was 1 win and 23 losses within that time period. My wrestling coaches would always tell me that it was a 3 year commitment and that I needed to "Trust the Process". In 2016, I enrolled at St. Pauls High School as an 8th grader and immediately started working with the wrestling team. I believed in myself and my coaches and knew if I put the work in, good things would happen. In the 2017/2018 season, as a freshman, I had the opportunity to wrestle 14 matches in the 138 pound weight class. With that opportunity to wrestle on the varsity team , I won 7 matches. In the 2018/2019 season as a sophomore, I placed 3rd in the Junior Varsity state tournament in the 152 pound weight class .
Until this school year, (2019/2020), I have been a dual sport athlete, splitting my time playing football and wrestling. I have made my decision to focus 100% of my time to the sport of wrestling. Even though the beginning of my career was very trying and painful, I wouldn't have changed the results one bit. Through the struggles, I learned valuable life lessons about perseverance, dedication, sacrifice and hard work. I'm looking for a college and a coach that will help me attain my goals academically, as well as athletically. I know I have what it takes to succeed on the mat and in life, and would love the opportunity to wrestle in your collegiate program.
Blain M. Cascio
Junior, 170 LB Varsity Starter
St. Pauls Wolves