Optimist wrestlers have success in first tourney


The Optimist Club of Marco Island continues to offer the youth a variety of programs. One of the newest, a combined effort of the club and the Lely Trojan Wrestling Club has proved successful.

Here is an update on Optimist Club activities.

Marco wrestlers do well at 2010 Trojan New Year’s Invitational

The Marco Island branch of the Lely Trojan Wrestling Club has only been practicing for a few weeks, but had some success in their first tournament of the year, the 2010 Trojan New Year’s Invitational.

The folk style open wrestling tourney, hosted by the Trojan Wrestling Club, attracted over 150 wrestlers to compete at Lely High. The Marco team had 12 wrestlers get their first taste of competition. Wrestlers were Scottie Buss, Evan Coleman, Nicholas Vergo, Matthew Vergo, Matthew Bartos, Julian Rosa, Charles Hamilton, Logan Gross, Kyle and Kole Bartos, Bryson Paul and Zach Johnson. It was a great experience for the rookie wrestlers.

In addition to the three medals won by Lely members of the club, the Marco Island medalists were: Peewee, 55 pound: Matt Vergo, second place, Nicholas Vergo, third place; Bantam, 60 pound: Matt Bartos, third place; Bantam, 65 pound: Charles Hamilton, third place; Intermediate, 60 pound: Logan Gross, third place; Intermediate, 65 pound: Kole Bartos, first place; Kyle Bartos, third.

For more information about wrestling, go to the wrestling page at marcooptimistclub.org.

Register for OCMI basketball

The Optimist Club of Marco Island Basketball program starts next week. Practice begins on Monday, with games starting the weekend of Jan. 22. Season ends on March 13. Cost is $30 per player.

Register online at marcooptimistclub.org. For more information, contact Diane Trzyna at 239-389-7883 or basketball@marcooptimistclub.org

Spring soccer registration open

The OCMI Spring Soccer program enters its second year. The program will help our youth learn fundamental soccer skills, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Practice begins the week of March 15. Games are April 9 through June 5. Cost is $30 per player. Register online at marcooptimistclub.org. For more information, contact Kim Burke at 239-877-9694 or soccer@marcooptimistclub.org.

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