… typically have 3 years experience, and are focused on learning and improving complex wrestling skills. They are capable of competing at State and Nation Levels in High School. They are self-motivated, disciplined, and take initiative with their own training on and off the mat.
“Illegitimis nil carborundum”
– “What better
“A man’s worth is no greater
– Marcus Aurelius
… typically have some wrestling experience. They are familiar with the basic technique and are beginning to chain moves together to score points offensively. Intermediate wrestlers are excited to learn and meet every challenge at practice head-on.
“Man can not remake himself without suffering, for he is both marble and the sculptor.“
– Alexis Carrel
“Destiny is no matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”
– William Jennings Bryan
… are new to the sport, have little to no experience. Novice wrestlers take defeats in stride, focusing on learning and improving their basic skill sets. Novice wrestlers must be potty trained and be able to tie their own shoes.
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.“
– Mohammad Ali
AT WHAT AGE CAN KIDS START WRESTLING?
That is a hard question to answer. Each child is different. It mainly depends on their ability to focus. Practice typically runs about 1.5 hours (See youth practices). At a minimum, wrestlers need to be potty trained and should be able to tie his/her own shoes or have Velcro fasteners. Since this is an important question, we offer new patrons a free session to see how their wrestler acclimates to the mat. We want your wrestlers to fall in love with the sport and have a positive experience. We recommend you watch the practice and see how your wrestler does. If you feel he/she is ready, SIGN HIM/HER UP! If you have concerns, speak to the coach. We will not be offended if you feel that it is not the right time to sign up for membership. However, we do hope you will come back when your wrestler is ready.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO WRESTLE?
Very little. Shoes are the big expense. A basic pair runs about $50 new. You can spend more than $200 but that is not necessary and will not likely improve your performance. If you have orthodontics you will need a mouthpiece. Typical practice attire is gym shorts, t-shirt, and athletic socks. No jewelry of any kind. No jean shorts or anything thing that can poke, cut or scratch.
Additional note: Wrestling shoes should be used ONLY on the MAT and street shoes should NEVER be worn on the mat! Think of everything that gets deposited on the ground. You don’t want your wrestler’s face rubbed on the ground and it will get rubbed on the mat. Also, hard sole shoes and ESPECIALLY spike heels can damage the mats.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO JOIN?
Yesterday. We take new members anytime.
WHO IS ALLOWED TO JOIN?
Anyone of good character who has a love for the sport of wrestling.
DO YOU OPERATE YEAR ROUND?
Pretty much, Yes. We take a break for the month of July to do some deep cleaning and maintenance. That is the best time of year to get that chore out of the way.