Wrestling Team Retreat

During Thanksgiving Break our Wrestling team held its 2nd Annual Wrestling Retreat. “The goal of the retreat is to make the athletes think more, build a stronger relationship with God, build team camaraderie and learn perspective from our various guest speakers. Overall, it’s an exhausting weekend but it’s well worth it and always a great time to spend with the team and build team culture” -Coach Surrency

The wrestling team spent Friday-Sunday at school and slept in various rooms on campus. The scheduled consisted of: rosary, flag football, mass, soccer, basketball, corn hole, team lift, e-sports and guest speakers.

“The guest speakers this year really challenged our guys to think outside the box and see the bigger picture” -Coach Surrency.


2021 Alumnus of the Year, Troy DePreist ‘86 spoke on the importance of being a good person, networking, doing the right thing and always keeping God first. Mr. DePreist is a member of Excelsior ‘86; the group of ‘86 graduates are consistently giving back to the school in various ways. The group is led by Doug Hernandez, Pat Cortez, Keith Bergeron, Lena Hernandez and Troy DePreist. The group also cooked a meal for both the basketball team as well as wrestling team on Sunday after mass.


Brennan Falcon ‘14 former State Champion wrestler spoke about the importance of preparation and accountability. Falcon just graduated law school. He credited the lessons learned on the mat to part of his academic success and work ethic.


Robbie Dauterive 10x State Champion Head Wrestling Coach discussed the importance of mental toughness, match preparation, routine and goal setting. He challenged each wrestler to be the best that they could be and to not put limits on what they could accomplish.


Lonnie Taix ‘88 Assistant District Attorney spoke on the importance of having a strong relationship with God. He also conducted a Shaw Trivia session into his discussion.

Special thank you to our families, Fr. John, Br. Tom, Excelsior ‘86 and Johnny Seafood for their donations and help this weekend.