NWWC: Kitsap Peninsula's Premier Youth Wrestling Club
NWWC is a distinguished member of USA Wrestling and the premier feeder club for 10 area high schools including Bremerton, Central Kitsap, Gig Harbor, Kingston, Klahowya, North Kitsap, North Mason, Olympic, Peninsula and South Kitsap. Over the last five years, NWWC wrestlers ages 4 -18 yrs old have amassed 437 State Championship Medals, 99 Individual State Titles, 40 USAW All-American Honors, 26 Regional Championships, 10 State Age-Division Titles, 2 State Team Titles, 3 Greco National Championships, 3 Freestyle National Championships, a Folkstyle National Title and over $200,000 in College Wrestling Scholarships. In 2015, NWWC was ranked among USA Wrestling's Top 50 Clubs nationwide for the fourth consecutive year. Follow this year's accomplishments (major tournaments) as they get posted below.

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11/26/2016
2016 RMN Grand Canyon Nationals
NWWC's Masen Ellison of Port Orchard, age 7, traveled to Scottsdale, AZ over Thanksgiving weekend to compete at the 2016 RMN Grand Canyon Nationals. Mr. Ellison earned a fifth-place finish in the 7-9 Rookie division and a sixth-place finish in the 10U division. Congratulation to Masen Ellison.




Masen Ellison, Port Orchard, 7-9 Rookie, 49 lbsPlaced 5th
Masen Ellison, Port Orchard, 10U, 49 lbsPlaced 6th

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11/25/2016
2016 Tough Guy Tournament
Sixteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to White River High School in Buckley, WA on the morning after Thanksgiving to weigh-in and compete at the 2016 Tough Guy Tournament. Thirteen NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-6 finishes including seven individual championships - an NWWC record for the Tough Guy. Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 12, earned the Outstanding Wrestler award after pinning seven opponents, each in the first period. As a team, NWWC earned its second tournament championship of the 2016 folkstyle season. The Tough Guy tournament, a PCJWL varsity-level competition, drew over 450 young athletes and 40 teams from Pierce County and the surrounding areas. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Dylan Sternod, Port Orchard, 8U, 46 lbs, Tough Guy Champion
Braeden Elliott, Port Orchard, 8U, 46 lbs, Placed 6th
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 8U, 50 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, 8U, 54 lbsTough Guy Champion
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, 8U, 58 lbs, Placed 2nd
DJ Shannon, Gig Harbor, 8U, 63 lbs
Brennen Williams, Port Orchard, 8U, 63 lbs, Placed 4th
Hayden Sternod, Port Orchard, 12U, 57 lbs, Placed 6th
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, 12U, 69 lbsPlaced 5th
Cole Tate, Belfair, 12U, 73 lbsTough Guy Champion
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12U, 77 lbs, Placed 4th
Chase Eaglin, Port Orchard, 12U, 77 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12U, 81 lbsTough Guy Champion
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12U, 103 lbsTough Guy Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 12U, 110 lbsTough Guy Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 14U, 87 lbs, Placed 4th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 14U, 102 lbsTough Guy Champion
Xavier Eaglin, Port Orchard, 14U, 102 lbs, Placed 2nd

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11/18-19/2016
2016 TOA Northwest Bigfoot Battle
Twenty-five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Spokane, WA over the weekend of November 19th to compete at the 2016 TOA Northwest Bigfoot Battle. Fifteen NWWC wrestlers placed in the top-6 including individual champions Devin Vally of Port Orchard, age 5, Samuel Moran of University Place, age 5, Mason Ellison of Port Orchard, age 7, Brendan David of Port Orchard, age 7, Lars Michaelson of Bremerton, age 11, and Hannah Johnson of Poulsbo, age 13. The Bigfoot Battle, a regional-level tournament and national-ranking qualifier, drew over 900 top youth wrestlers from 137 teams throughout nine western states. As a team, NWWC placed 3rd.

Congratulations to all twenty-five NWWC wrestlers:

 

Cylis Coppinger, Gig Harbor, Fly, 39 lbs, Placed 2nd
Devin Vally, Port Orchard, Fly, 43 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Brody Woods, Port Orchard, Fly, 45 lbsPlaced 3rd
Samuel Moran, University Place, Fly, 51 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Dylan Sternod, Port Orchard, Bantam, 45 lbs, Placed 3rd
Masen Ellison, Port Orchard, Bantam True Beginner, 49 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbs, Placed 5th
William Moran, University Place, Bantam True Beginner, 57 lbs, Placed 2nd
William Moran, University Place, Bantam, 60 lbs
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 75 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Cade Liberty, Bremerton, Intermediate True Beginner, 53 lbs, Placed 2nd
Hayden Sternod, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 55 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 75 lbs
Cooper Woods, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 95 lbs, Placed 6th
Chase Eaglin, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Novice, 80 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Middle School, 70 lbs
Cole Tate, Belfair, Middle School, 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Middle School, 77 lbs
Xavier Eaglin, Port Orchard, Middle School, 98 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 105 lbs, Placed 2nd
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Middle School True Beginner, 119 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion

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11/13/2016
2016 Stanwood Open
Sixteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Stanwood High School on Sunday, November 13 to compete at the 2016 Stanwood Open tournament. Thirteen NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-3 finishes including ten individual championships. As a team, NWWC won its 1st tournament championship of the folkstyle season. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Devin Vally, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 43 lbs, Placed 2nd
Uriah Allen, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 49 lbs, Placed 2nd
Zander Allen, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 52 lbsPlaced 2nd
Samuel Moran, University Place, PeeWee, 52 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Dylan Sternod, Port Orchard, Bantam, 45 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs, Placed 4th
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbsStanwood Open Champion
William Moran, University Place, Bantam, 60 lbs
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 73 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Hayden Sternod, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 55 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Grady White, Montesano, Intermediate, 75 lbs
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolgirl, 123 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Cadet, 88 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Cadet, 99 lbs, Placed 2nd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Cadet Women, 134 lbsStanwood Open Champion
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Junior Women, 134 lbsStanwood Open Champion

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11/11-12/2016
2016 Jr MidCal Championships and Final Four Duals
Eight NWWC teammates traveled to Gilroy, CA over the weekend of November 11 to compete for Team Washington at the 2016 Junior MidCal Championships and Final Four Middle School Duals. Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 12, and Lars Michaelson of Bremerton, age 11, both earned a first place finish at the Jr MidCals and helped to lead Team Washington to a second-place team finish. The 2016 Junior MidCal Championships and Final Four Middle School Duals featured over 200 wrestlers and eight middle-school all-star teams from WA, CA, NV and AZ. Congratulations to all eight NWWC wrestlers.

 

Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Middle School, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Middle School, 70 lbsJr MidCals Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Middle School, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Chase Eaglin, Port Orchard, Elementary, 75 lbsPlaced 3rd
Chase Eaglin, Port Orchard, Middle School, 80 lbsPlaced 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Elementary, 80 lbsJr MidCals Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 80 lbs, Placed 4th
Xavier Eaglin, Port Orchard, Middle School, 95 lbs, Placed 6th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 105 lbs, Placed 5th
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Middle School, 110 lbsPlaced 6th

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10/22-23/2016
2016 Freakshow
Five NWWC preseason wrestlers traveled to the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend of October 21, 2016 to compete at the 2016 Freakshow wrestling tournament. As a team, NWWC recorded a 17-6 win-loss record and placed three wrestlers in the top-6 including Haley Michaelson of Bremerton, age 15, and Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 12, who both finished first-place in their division and returned home with a gold medal and a Freakshow Champion singlet. The sold-out tournament drew nearly 3000 youth and high school wrestlers from throughout the United States. Congratulations to all five NWWC wrestlers. 

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Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 50 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 78 lbs, Placed 5th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 106 lbs, 2016 Freakshow Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, 15 & Under, 83 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Women's Elite, 124 lbs, 2016 Freakshow Champion

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10/15/2016
2016 Thunder Dome Throw Down
Twenty-three NWWC wrestlers traveled to Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA on October 15, 2016 to compete at the 7th annual Thunder Dome Thrown Down wrestling tournament. Seventeen NWWC wrestlers earned top-3 finishes and returned home with medals including William MoranGrady White, Mitchell Neiner, Thor Michaelson, Ashton Schessler and Josh Bayne who each won gold in their division. The Thunder Dome Throw Down drew over 150 youth and high school wrestlers from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Congratulations to all twenty-three NWWC wrestlers.

 

Devin Vally, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 43 lbsPlaced 3rd
Samuel MoranGig Harbor, 6 & Under, 55 lbsPlaced 3rd
Brody Woods, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 55 lbs, Placed 4th
William Moran, Gig Harbor, 6 & Under, 61 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Masen Ellison, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 50 lbs, Placed 4th
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 54 lbs
Brodie Schessler, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 62 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 62 lbs, Placed 3rd
Grady White, Montesano, 8 & Under, 87 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 57 lbsPlaced 2nd
Cade Liberty, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 57 lbs, Placed 3rd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 73 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, 10 & Under, 73 lbs
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 78 lbs, Placed 4th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 78 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 86 lbs, Placed 3rd
Michael Chichester, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 98 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 106 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, 15 & Under, 88 lbs, Placed 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 15 & Under, 88 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 15 & Under, 109 lbs, Placed 3rd
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, 15 & Under, 123 lbs
Evan Frederickson, Port Orchard, 15 & Under, 137 lbs
Alex More, Poulsbo, 15 & Under, 137 lbs, Placed 4th
Ashton Schessler, Port Orchard, 18 & Under, 122 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Josh Bayne, Hansville, 18 & Under, 138 lbs, Thunder Dome Throw Down Champion
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, 18 & Under Girls, 139 lbs, Placed 2nd

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10/8-9/2016
2016 California World Challenge
Four NWWC wrestlers traveled to Clovis West High School in Clovis, CA over the weekend of October 8th to compete among California's top preseason high school and youth wrestlers at the 2016 California World Challenge. All four wrestlers earned a top-6 finish and returned home with a medal. The California World Challenge drew over 800 wrestlers and 20 college wrestling recruiters from throughout the West Coast. Congratulations to all four NWWC wrestlers.

 

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 52 lbs, Placed 6th
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 80 lbs, Placed 2nd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, JR HIGH, 101 lbsPlaced 5th
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Girls, 135 lbs, Placed 2nd

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