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Tom Clum

Tom Clum

"I grew up in Colorado with no hopes or dreams of becoming a collegiate wrestler. Good luck put me with coaches who were able to guide me in my wrestling career. A door that I did not even know existed was opened to me. Through wrestling I was able to see several parts of the world and gain a college education. My college wrestling experience was the highlight of my life at the time. I feel very strongly that any wrestler who loves this sport should seriously consider taking wrestling to the collegiate level. The academic benefits are obvious, but the camaraderie and the experience itself cannot be replaced. My dream is that I can help others realize and take advantage of that opportunity.

"Another main goal of mine is to communicate the kind of character that builds successful wrestlers/people, and keep wrestling in perspective to what really makes a difference in life. Being a successful wrestler takes a lot more than learning moves. To be able to compete consistently at the highest level you need to live the right kind of life. Along with disciplined hard work, a proper perspective is perhaps the most important quality to being your individual best. This perspective I refer to has little to do with wrestling, and a lot to do with who we are as people and what really has value and meaning in our lives. We spend a lot of time devoted to teaching these skills (and they are skills). Wrestling is one of the best avenues to teach these lessons. All of our coaches strongly agree and will absolutely do what we can to urge young wrestlers be quality young men as well as good wrestlers."

Accomplishments:

-2X NCAA Div 1 All-American (3rd, 5th)
-2X Big Ten Champion ('06 Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Tournament)
-3X CO State Champion
-148-1 High School record
-only gave up 4 takedowns in HS career
-2X Pan Am medalist

     

Dan Clum

 

Dan Clum

"In seventh grade I had the opportunity to go and watch the Division I NCAA wrestling tournament. From that day forward I had the goal of becoming a DI college All American. I never would have had this vision if it weren't for a coach who showed me what it took to get to the college level. I never was able to accomplish that goal, but the character, work ethic and life experience that I gained through college wrestling is something that could never be replaced. Like Dan Gable said, "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy." I now have the confidence that I can accomplish anything in life that I want to, and my college wrestling career has everything to do with that. I hope to pass the character qualities that we believe are important and the "college dream" on to every kid I come in contact with while coaching"

Accomplishments:

-CO State Champion, 2X 3rd place
-143-12 High School record
-NCAA West Region Champion
-3X NCAA Div 1 Qualifier

     

Todd Legge

 

Todd Legge

"It has been my experience that nothing in life will prepare a person for success better than a solid work ethic based in good discipline. Wrestling gave this to me and as a teacher and coach, I find the lessons learned in wrestling to be relevant everyday. An opportunity to learn from people like Tom and Dan Clum is a chance where such lessons are not only taught, but they are personified in their every action. I am excited to help student/athletes bring their goals to fruition through the opportunity presented by Mile High Wrestling."

Accomplishments:

-CO State Tournament 2X 4th place
-89-12 High School record
-Wrestled at University of N. Colorado

Coaching Credentials :

-Coached several dozen CO State Champions
-Coached on TWO Colorado State Championship Teams
-Coached on several CO National Teams

     
 

Nick Amuchastegui

Accomplishments:

-2X NCAA Div 1 Finalist
-3X NCAA Div 1 All-American
-4th All time winningest wrestler at Stanford
-Wrestled at Stanford University
-Oregon State Champion

Academic Honors:

-NCAA Elite 88 Award Winner - given to the wrestler at the NCAA Championships with the highest GPA
-Pac 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year
-Twice named Capital One Men's Acadmeic All-American of the Year (all sports)

     
 

Jared Haberman

"I grew up in La Junta, Colorado where I had the privilege of being introduced to the sport of Wrestling at the early age of 4. My father John was, at the time, the assistant wrestling coach for La Junta High. From my very first practice I admired the hard work that was essential to compete in the sport. Wrestling, in my humble opinion, is more than an act of physically beating your opponent. Wrestling is a lifestyle. Wrestling has taught me more about real life than I would have ever fathomed. Life throws you different challenges every single day. Life can get lonely, sad, depressed and at times just plain beat you down. Wrestling is the same way. There is no finger to point when you get beat. There is no blame to place if you didn't work hard enough. The sole point of focus in the art of preparation is ones ability to harness and funnel emotions and channel them into motivation. 

"It is my goal to help as many Colorado wrestlers understand the sport they are competing in. I have always been a fundamentals based wrestler/coach. I believe that a strong foundation is key in anything a person does. It is also my vision that we (MHWC) help as many student athletes further their education. It was taught to me by my college wrestling coach to be a life long learner and through a network of College coaches and contacts WE as the state of Colorado have the talent to represent ourselves nationally. Tom, Dave, Dan, myself, and the rest of the MHWC coaching staff are excited to give back to our communities and the sport of wrestling. The road to the top is often the road less traveled but everyone enjoys the view."

 

Accomplishments:

-NCAA DII Champion (out scored his opponents 54-4 at NCAA tournament that year)
-4X CO State Champion (3X OW at the state tournament)
-Dave Schultz Award winner for the state of Colorado
-1999 Colorado HS athlete of the year
-4X NCAA DII All-American (5th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st)
-2X NCAA DII Finalist
-2004 Colorado collegiate athlete of the year