Local High School Wrestlers prepare for the 2010-2011 season

Performance One’s roots are in High School and College Wrestling.  Coach Micela was a former College Wrestler at Rutgers University and Arizona State University.   He understands the demands placed on a High School and College Wrestler more so then your average Strength and Conditioning Coach.   Currently we are training wrestlers from Queen Creek HS, Highland HS, Basha HS, Desert Ridge HS, and Arizona State University.  This is the time to get ready for the season.  Performance One wrestlers train 3-4 days a week in a Wrestling Specific Strength and Conditioning Program.

Last season Performance One Athlete Wesley Moore of Queen Creek High School won the State Championships in the 189 lb weight class.  Physically dominating his competition during the year and all the way through the State Championships.  This season Wesley will take his skills to Arizona State University.  Wesley has trained with Joe Micela since his Freshman year of High School and he has transformed Wesley into a well conditioned athlete. 

Wrestling takes a tremendous amount of physical strength, power, and muscular endurance.  Performance One emphasizes these skills by using movements that develop Position Specific Strength & Power, Athletic Conditioning, and Functional Flexibility for sport.  Don’t wast your training time on programs that don’t produce results.   Performance One has one goal in mind develop the strongest most explosive  athletes period.  Call Coach Micela if you have more questions.  480-813-5477

Lauren Haeger Wins Gold Medal at 18 & Under Pan American Softball Championships

Performance One Athlete Lauren Haeger Won the Gold Medal in softball for Team USA in Bogota, Colombia in July.  Lauren, a senior at Deer Valley High School was one of the youngest pitchers on the US Team.  Already committed to the University of Florida.  Lauren started training with Coach Joe Micela six months ago to develop more power with her pitching and to have more pop in her bat.   Coach Micela has developed a program that utilizes the Olympic Lifts, Snatch and Clean & Jerk, along with Assistance Exercises that help balance out any imbalance that Lauren might have.  She trains twice a week for about an hour and a half.  Lauren has increased her Pitching speed 63 to 65+ mph.  She led her team and the state in home runs this year and has her school record for total home runs.  We wish Lauren continued success with her training going into this Senior Season.

Lauren Haeger Wins Gold Medal at 18 & Under Pan American Softball Championships

Performance One Athlete Lauren Haeger Won the Gold Medal in softball for Team USA in Bogota, Colombia in July.  Lauren, a senior at Deer Valley High School was one of the youngest pitchers on the US Team.  Already committed to the University of Florida.  Lauren started training with Coach Joe Micela six months ago to develop more power with her pitching and to have more pop in her bat.   Coach Micela has developed a program that utilizes the Olympic Lifts, Snatch and Clean & Jerk, along with Assistance Exercises that help balance out any imbalance that Lauren might have.  She trains twice a week for about an hour and a half.  Lauren has increased her Pitching speed 63 to 65+ mph.  She led her team and the state in home runs this year and has her school record for total home runs.  We wish Lauren continued success with her training going into this Senior Season.

Coach Micela to Lead Team US at the 2010 Senior World Championships

Coach Joe Micela has been selected by USA Weightlifting to Lead Team USA at the 2010 Senior World Championships in Antalya, Turkey this September.  Coach Micela will be the Team Leader with the responsibility in overseeing all operations for Team USA.  He will be working with Head Men’s Coach Dr. Kyle Pierce from Shrevrport, Louisiana, Head Women’s Coach Bob Morris from Colorado Springs, CO and National Resident Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz also from Colorado Springs, CO.   Coach Micela has two athletes on the team.  Number one ranked female Sarah Robles in the 75+ Kilo Class and on the men’s team Alex Lee in the 62 Kilo Class.   Half of the Team will depart on September 13th and the other half will depart on September 18th.  “This event is very critical for earning slots for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.  Every Team point counts and we’ll need great efforts from all Team Members,”  said Coach Micela.

Wesley Moore to Wrestle at Arizona State University

Performance One Athlete Wesley Moore will wrestle this fall at Arizona State University after coming of a State Championship title in the 189 lb weight class for Queen Creek High School in Queen Creek, Arizona.  Wesley improved his strength, speed, and power while training under the guidance of Coach Joe Micela.  “Wesley is one of the most powerful High School Wrestlers that I have ever trained”,  commented Coach Micela.  Wesley has clean and jerked 130 kilos (286 lbs) in recent weeks and can back squat 170 kilos (374 lbs) for a triple.  He has increased his body weight this off season from 190 to 202 lbs to bulk up for the 197 lb weight class in college.  “Right now we are making the transition from off season training into preseason training”, Coach Micela said.  Wesley will go through “Hell Week” with the Arizona State Wrestling Team starting on September 1st.  Hell Week is a week long high intensity conditioning phase the team uses to weed-out the weak and develop the strong.  Wesley’s training at Performance One has developed him into one of ASU’s Top incoming Freshman for the 2010-2111 Season.  Good Luck Wes! Coach Micela  was a former Wrestler at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Arizona State University.  He has helped many top Arizona Wrestlers with all their Strength and Conditioning needs.

Lauren Haeger earns spot on 18 & Under Junior National Softball Team

Lauren Haeger of Deer Valley HS and AZ Hotshots Gold does all of her Strength and Conditioning with Performance One Advanced Sports Training and Coach Joe Micela.  “Lauren came to us to increase her power and strength”,  Head Coach Joe Micela said.  Lauren led Arizona in Home Runs, Set a single season record for her school, and is on pace to break her school record for Home Runs.  Lauren is one of Arizona’s top pitchers as a Junior.  She is committed to the University of Florida.

Alex Lee Wins World Title

Nicole Jomantas July 01, 2010

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Alex Lee (Gilbert, Ariz. / Arizona State University) and Sean Hutchinson (Shreveport, La. / Louisiana State University Shreveport) earned the top two spots on the podium in the 62kg division on Thursday at the World University Championships in Taichung City, Chinese Taipei.

Lee, a 2009 Pan Am Team member, set two new American Collegiate Records while competing at his first World University Championships.

After setting a new personal best as a 62kg lifter in the snatch with his lift of 112kg, Lee was in third place overall.  A seventh-place finisher at the 2008 World University Championships, Hutchinson also lifted 112kg and his lighter bodyweight put him in second place in the snatch.

In the clean and jerk, Lee completed all three of his lifts, including a final attempt at 147kg that broke the previous American Collegiate Record by four kilograms.  Lee’s total of 259kg earned him the overall gold and a second American Record.

Robles Wins Back to Back National Titles

Performance One Athlete Sarah Robles won her second straight National Title in Peoria, IL back in June.   Sarah solidified herself as the strongest women in America with this performance destroying her closest competition by 25 kilos.  Sarah is back in AZ training for the 2010 Senior World Championships that will be held in Antalya, Turkey this September.  She will be joined by her Performance One Teammate Alex Lee.

Keith Weitz Wins Bronze Medal at 2010 Senior Nationals

Keith Weitz won the Bronze Medal in the 62 kilo weight class in his first trip to the Senior National Weightlifting Championships.  Keith snatched 86 kilos and Clean and Jerked 102 for a 188 kilo Total.  All three were new Personal Records for Keith.  This is the second year in a row a Performance One Athlete has placed third in the 62 kilo weight class.  Last year Alex Lee place third in 2009.