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Reed Douglass ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Canajoharie High School
  • Canajoharie, NY
  • Wrestling
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Reed Douglass's Wrestling Recruiting Profile
Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club (NY) and Journeyman
Prim. Position:
State Qualifier
Best Position
Bench Press

Personal Statement

Why do you want me on your team?  Maybe it can best be expressed with a quote from Frank Popolizio, “You are going to be very good.”
Another quote from Joe Uccelini, “You could go Division 1. You practice and work out like a Division 1 wrestler.”


What makes me different from other wrestlers is the fact that I didn’t start out at 6 years old as a wrestler.  I’m the kid who was horrible as a freshman only to fall in love with the sport and make incredible gains in a short time. I was picked up and thrown around on the mat having had a record of 9 and 16. This record did not deter me. Instead, I came back harder and stronger. As a sophomore, my record improved to  37 & 9. I ended up placing 3rd at sectionals and 4th at State Qualifiers. 


Then, COVID hit. I didn’t stop. I doubled-down. I started training even harder.  I worked out on a daily basis, even training my friends in the fitness center. We hired a coach to give me suggestions with my diet. I lost 15 pounds, gained more strength,  and started doing zoom workouts with Journeyman Wrestling (Coach Frank Popolizio).  Then, we were given the go ahead to train at his house and eventually his new place in Malta. In the meantime, I had also signed up with Curby Wrestling in Troy, NY (Coach Joe Uccellini).  What a difference! To say “I'm ready to bring it” is an understatement. I'm ready.   

Update, after much discussion and thought, I am only going to Journeyman. I have realized that it was wise to stick with one system and one coach. Until life is normal again, I will continue to work hard at club wrestling, I will focus on my academics, put my time in at the gym, and finish my Eagle Project.  I’m currently starting the freestyle season and looking forward to some competition. Also, this year I qualified for states and just came short of my goal. My goal was to place at states and I was one match away, but lost due to a questionable call. I know this is all part of being an athlete...persistence changes failure into extraordinary achievement. 

Another update, I just placed 4th in Freestyle and Greco at the New York State Championship in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. I plan to go to Fargo in July to compete. 

Thank you for your time. 

Reed Douglass


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High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    State quals- 4th
  • Team Awards:
    WAC- if did a tourney, was ranked 2nd , Sectional 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2020 Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club (NY) and Journeyman
  • Notes: In regards to both clubs, Coach Pop and Coach Uccelinni have worked very hard to provide high level training during a pandemic. I appreciate their hard work and help immensely especially since there are very few opportunities like this where I live. Both coaches have taught me moves to counteract other wrestlers moves as well as wrestle offensively. Other wrestlers have commented on how they don't like to get close to me because they know I can throw them. Both coaches take the to time to answer my questions when I want to learn how to counteract other wrestlers moves. They have been very supportive of my growth and desire to learn more. Additionally, they have pushed me hard to be the best. Once again, I only hope that we have a season.
  • 2020 Journeymen wrestling

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Frank Popolizio
  • High School Head Coach
  • Bob VanSlyke
  • Club Coach
  • Joe Uccellini

Additional Sports

  • Football
  • F
  • 9 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • As a sophomore in football-2nd team team all star as a linebacker and Rookie of the year,
  • Cross Country
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Freshman,- 4 sports. I was running cross country (had some gt times- low 19 minutes for my 5ks) at the same time as football, but was encouraged not to continue running during football season since they really needed me. I couldn't afford to get hurt. I
  • Wrestling
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • soph wrest- most improved, fastest pin, most escapes, 37-9 (3 not on CNY), freshman- Rookie of the year for wrestling



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High School Information

High School:
Canajoharie High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English and Global
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor Society High Honor Roll all 4 terms as a freshman High Honor Roll first quarter
  • Award
    • 3rd
  • Award
    • & 4th of sophomore year Honor Roll 2nd quarter of sophomore year
  • Award
    • High Honor Roll first & 2nd quarter of junior year (this year) Took Global Regents in January as a sophomore and received mastery On track for receiving Advanced Regents Diploma Chosen to attend National Leadership Forum for Medicine
  • Activity
    • Senior Patrol Leader for Boy Scout Pack 5081
  • Activity
    • I have finished my Eagle Project which was leading scouts to build a bench and welcome sign next to the bike path in my town
  • Activity
    • inducted in National Honor Society
  • Activity
    • have given over 100 hours of service hours to help others
  • Activity
    • have earned all my merit badges
  • Activity
    • am in chorus
  • Activity
    • chamber choir
  • Activity
    • band
  • Activity
    • and jazz band
  • Activity
    • all county chorus each year in high school
  • Activity
    • Student Council and Athletic Association Member
  • Activity
    • Donated blood
  • Activity
    • Lifeguard

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