Weighing in with Marco Vespa

I just talked with Marco Vespa. Marco is a 2x NY State medalist, he took 3rd  in last years tournament. Marco is going into his senior year and just committed to Penn State. PSU is loaded with young light weight talent: RBY, Teasdale, Teske, Davis, Busiello just name the obvious. Can he take a big step in his senior year and then go on to be the next Rasheed or Cassar? Time will tell. Marco and the PSU coaching staff don’t seem to have nailed down an enrollment date, they have a lot of moving pieces.  He’s in close contact with the staff and current wrestlers, especially Mark Hall. I look for Marco to be one of the wrestlers that peaks in college. Grab your favorite beverage and check it out.


  1. When did you start wrestling and how did it happen?
  2. What did you like about the sport? What age were you when you started to take it seriously?
  3. Tell me about-your mental game and facing tough competition on a regular basis?
  4. Coaches/ wrestlers that have had the biggest influence on you?
  5. Very successful high school wrestler, what are some changes and adjustments that you made to get where you are now?
  6. What was your recruiting process like? Fun or stressful? Any advice you’d give to someone about to go through the process?
  7. Why did you choose Penn State?
  8. What was the official visit like? Which wrestlers showed you around campus?
  9. Coach Cody Sanderson is getting on in years do you think that you can get back points on him before you graduate?
  10. You have an older brother wrestling at Hofstra, Vinny. What doesn that wrestling match look like? What was it like having an older brother in the sprot?
  11. PSU seems to be loaded in the light weights right now. How are you mentally approaching the room? Some guys in that room that became national champs told me that it took a long time to get a takedown in that room. How does that feed your mindset going into it?
  12. What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you talked with some of the current guys to see how going to PSU would affect your future
  13. Which coach is your primary contact? How often to you talk with the coaches?
  14. When will you be moving to State College?
  1. What are your goals for the coming season?
  2. How do you mentally deal with a loss? Has that changed during your wrestling career?
  3. What has been your biggest challenge that you have faced in wrestling?
  4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment in wrestling?
  5. If we saw you in the wrestling room what kind of wrestler would we see?
  1. What kind of self-talk do you use at practice? In a match?
  2. What is your walk around weight right now?
  3. What is your relationship with weight cutting like historically?
  4. What weight do you see yourself wrestling?
  5. What do you love about the sport?
  6. Lightning Round- favorite food, PSU, NY wrestling, most distracted thought during a match, are you a gamer? What is your game? Dogs or cats? Favorite wrestler to watch?
Updated: September 28, 2018 — 10:05 pm

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