October 10th marked the first official NCAA practice for four college programs in Nebraska. We caught up with their head coaches and they shared their reactions to the first day.

“Our guys were tuned into practice today, we have a great core group coming back and our younger guys that were here from the summer picked up quickly where they left off. Excited about challenging all of our guys to reach their full efforts each and everyday!”

-Mark Manning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Head Coach (NCAA Division 1)

“First official day of practice is a great showcase of the hard work our guys put in through the summer and preseason! Our staff loves what we’ve been seeing with this group and we are excited to watch them compete this season!”

-Dalton Jensen, University of Nebraska-Kearney Head Coach (NCAA Division 2)

“Practice went according to plan- our main focus for day 1 was to focus on what we need to do to win matches. Another focus was being consistent in practice, doing things the right way and I am very happy with how practice went. I’m excited for tomorrow morning.”

-Brett Hunter, Chadron State College Head Coach (NCAA Division 2)

“The first practice of the season is always exciting with the team’s energy at an all time high. The first workout is always focusing on who we are and what we will be as a program in different positions, and training our mind to push that wall back each rep. I know the staff can’t wait to get the guys back to work tomorrow.”

-Brandon Bradley, Nebraska Wesleyan University Head Coach (NCAA Division 3)

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