Last Updated: November 29, 2015 
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VIPERS ORANGE CRUSH - September update
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VIPERS Fall/Winter Wrestling Registration Now Open

August 19, 2015

 VIPERS wrestling registration is now open for the fall/winter season. Click on the following link to register: Howard County Parks and Recs Registration.

Once you are on the Howard County registration site, click on the "Register Now” button in the middle of their home page. Then, in the dialogue box in the middle of the next page, enter in "VIPERS". This will take you directly to our three programs: Clinic (RP5950.501), Rec (RP5950.511),Travel (RP5950.521).  For a detailed description of these programs, see About Vipers Wrestling on the menu on the left hand side of this page.  Practices begin in November.

You can also register in person at the registration desk at Howard County Parks and Recs Headquarters at 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Amy Patton at 410-313-4637.  Amy is the Community Sports Coordinator with Howard County Parks and Rec.

About VIPERS WRESTLING:  We are a 100% volunteer organization with the mission of promoting youth wrestling in Howard County, Maryland. If you would like to volunteer, in any capacity, please contact Todd Del Tufo ( or Amy Patton ( We are always looking for coaches and team administrators. 



Coaches, Location & Practice Nights 2015/2016 Season

September 28, 2015

The following coaches and locations are subject to change as we get closer to the start of the season.  This information has been updated on 9/28/15.

Team Head Coach Location Practice Nights
Vipers Rec Mark Saylor Reservoir M-W-Fr (Fr is optional)
Vipers Rec Jim Hulbert Marriotts Ridge Mon & Wed
Vipers Rec Brad Howell Oakland Mills Mon & Wed
Vipers Rec Shelly Williamson Long Reach Tues & Thur
Vipers Rec Tony Conti Glenelg Tue & Thur
Vipers Rec Brian Leitzel Wilde Lake Mon & Thur
Vipers Rec Adam Eldridge Howard Mon & Wed
Vipers Clinic Pettiford/Hargrove Howard Mon
Vipers Clinic Mcgrail Atholton Thur
Vipers Travel Bobby Farace Columbia Academy/OMHS M-W-Fr

VIPERS ORANGE CRUSH - September update

September 28, 2015

Vipers Orange Crush will hold  practices Mondays and Thursdays in September and October at OMHS. In order to practice, you must be registered through Howard County Parks and Recs.  The cost is $75...if you registered in the Spring/Summer you do not have to register again for the Fall.    





River Hill wins Howard County Cup!!!

February 14, 2015

River Hill, led by head coach and HCW commissioner Tony Conti, won the Howard County Rec Championship today and took home the Howard Cup!!!  Congrats to Tony and the entire River Hill Rec Wrestling Team.   Job well done!!!   Long Reach came in 2nd place and Burtonsville took 3rd place.


Coaches Needed

Interested in coaching youth wrestling? This is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference in your community.  Contact Todd DelTufo at 410-961-3942 or

Inclement Weather Line

Inclement weather line for Howard County Parks and Recs programs (and all HCW events)is 410-313-4451. Call this number if you have questions about practice or a match/tournament being cancelled due to inclement weather.

Gary Author Community Center at Glenwood inclement weather line is 410-313-4452. If event is at Glenwood Community Center, call this number to make sure gym is open. We can't wrestle if the facility is closed.