Faglier's Kempo hosts wrestling combine

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Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- With so many high school athletes chasing that all-mighty scholarship, kids are trying to find different ways to stand out.

Over the past few years, football and basketball combines have gained traction -- and even wrestling.

About 40 kids participated in a wrestling combine at Faglier's Kempo Karate School. The guys got to learn first-hand from several college coaches.

Many high school athletes never get to compete in sports at the next level, because they simply don't know the proper steps. The coaches here were happy to teach the kids about the recruiting process.

"They're talented, but they don't know they have opportunities to further their career. So having the ability to come down here, get to know them. Get in front of them and show them, they can do it too, just like everybody else. It sets their expectations higher and me as a college coach, it makes me happy," Life University coach, Omi Acosta said.

Faglier hopes to bring four more college coaches to the River Region Area for another combine in January.