Staying Clean Leads to Success on the Mat

7 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 22 2011 Feb 22, 2011 Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:35:00 PM CST February 22, 2011 in Sports
By: Dani Wexelman

COLUMBIA - MU wrestler Todd Schaverein stays disciplined in all aspects of his life to keep focused on wrestling success.

In one week, Schavrien went from 153 pounds to 141 pounds but it took more than hard work. On average, he lost two pounds per day; his breakfast included black coffee and toast with peanut butter on top. Throughout the day he would have a protein shake and eat dinner directly after his practice. Twice a week, Shavrien lifted weights in the morning and had regular practice in the afternoon. Practice included working on technique, live wrestling, and cardio. Any down time in practice, Shavrien was always moving. This helps to cut weight. In wrestling, athletes have to be disciplined in every aspect of their life. For Shavrien, his obsession with cleaning helped him cut weight and stay disciplined on the mat.

"He's always doing the dishes. He wakes up at like 6 in the morning, 7 in the morning, every morning and just does the dishes or cleans the house, I don't know why," MU wrestler Alan Waters said.

"I have to be disciplined with cleaning and all that and it carries over to being disciplined with your weight what you eat, how much you eat. How much you're losing a day," Todd Schavrien said.

His coaches understand his routine.

"He wants the same warm up, he wants the same kind of week, a very structured week and we understand that with him," MU assistant coach Jason Mester said.

By Thursday, three days before his meet, Shavrien still had eight pounds to lose.

"It's a whole nother sport in itself really. Weight cutting is hard, just as hard as wrestling," Schavrien explained.

"People that wrestle know they don't just see that match, they see everything that went into that match: the hours, the blood, the sweat, the tears that went into that," Schavrien said.

And the sacrifices don't stop at the mat, Schavrien said he missed out on a lot of the regular college experiences because he cutting weight, practicing, or getting ready for the season.

"I made a lot of sacrifices. I sacrifice my body," Schavrien said. Sacrificing his body for one ultimate goal.

"I mean I want to win a national title, it's what I've wanted to do since I started wrestling," Schavrien explained.

And at the end of the day.... "I feel like we make the most sacrifices and have the littlest glory but the glory is within ourselves," Schavrien said.

And he will ride that glory all the way to the Big 12 tournament on March 5th, in Ames, Iowa.

 

More News

Grid
List
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City-area woman has been charged with letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter. Twenty-five-year-old... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:12:46 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
MILLER COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse, and charges were filed in the... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:05:32 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Different sides reacted Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a wind energy project.... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:37:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Democratic Party filed an appeal to the ruling from a Cole County judge dismissing a... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:59:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
FULTON - In the span of one month, law enforcement responded to nine car crashes on Route F between Boone... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:40:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The man who caused the crash which left a Harrisburg teacher dead pleaded guilty Wednesday. Brandon Brill,... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:34:00 PM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:50:00 AM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:24:00 AM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri program aimed at connecting stroke, heart attack and trauma patients with the best care... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:17:00 AM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel says it bears no liability in last year's Las Vegas concert... More >>
12 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:32:00 AM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 61-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to life in prison for an ambush-style shooting of... More >>
12 hours ago Wednesday, July 18 2018 Jul 18, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:08:59 AM CDT July 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - An arrest for suspicion of filing a false report has been made in connection to a reported robbery... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:44:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - After four days of searching, Jerry Kinman has been found dead near Little Dixie Lake. Kinman,... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:19:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
STURGEON - The carnival rides at the Boone County Fair closed unexpectedly just hours after the fair opened because they... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:00:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A democratic candidate for Missouri's fourth congressional district criticized the Republican incumbent Tuesday for her lack of action... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:46:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce harshly criticized the city council at Monday night's meeting regarding projects being put... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:41:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Hy-Vee recalled its Spring Pasta Salad from 244 stores on Tuesday. Company officials said 20 illnesses by... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:54:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
MEXICO - Josh Hawley faced questions about President Donald Trump's summit with Russia as well as tariffs facing Missouri farmers... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:31:00 PM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 85°
8pm 84°
9pm 81°
10pm 79°
11pm 77°