With the Wild West Championships right around the corner, Touch of Gold just might have the “home team” advantage as one of the largest wrestling teams in Wyoming. Coach Jay Igo says they have word of mouth to blame for the numbers they train now. “A lot of us have been with the club for a while now since our boys started wrestling and their friends would come and they would all join,” says Igo, “also, our coaches have been with us from anywhere from 8 to 20 years.”
Normally Touch of Gold has between 25-30 wrestlers that will travel to other states for tournaments, including other RMN Events such as Monster Match and Who’s Bad, but with Wild West Championships being held in their back yard of Gillette, WY, they won’t have to travel far. Igo says his favorite part of this particular tournament is the fact that it’s such a well-run tournament with great competition right at home.
Next weekend he hopes to see at least 8-10 competitors on the podium across all age divisions stating that a lot of their competitors this year are in the first year of their age divisions or are rookies, so 8-10 wrestlers coming out with a win is a good starting point for them.
“We’re looking forward to working with a bunch of good people to not only compete in the tournament but also to be able to help set it up and tear it down,” says Igo. The Wild West Championships will be in Gillette, Wyoming on February 4th, sign up if you haven’t done so yet and the RMN Events crew hopes to see you all there!