NWWC: Kitsap Peninsula's Premier Youth Wrestling Club
WASHINGTON'S BIGGEST
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 328 State Championship Medals, 70 Individual State Titles, 29 USAW All-American Honors, 11 Regional Championships, 10 State Age-Division Titles, 2 State Team Titles, 2 Greco National Championships, a Freestyle National Title and over $200,000 in College Wrestling Scholarships. In 2014, NWWC was ranked among USA Wrestling's Top 50 Clubs nationwide for the third consecutive year. Follow this year's accomplishments (major tournaments) as they get posted below.
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04/10-12/2014
2015 Flo Reno Worlds
Nine NWWC wrestlers traveled to Reno, NV over the weekend of April 10th to compete at the 2015 Flo Reno Worlds. Brandon Forster Jr. of Port Orchard earned a 6th place finish in the 18U, 132 lb division and Thor Michaelson of Bremerton was Runner-Up in the 10U, 80 lb division. The 2015 Flo Reno Worlds tournament drew over 3,000 top high school and youth wrestlers from thirty-five states, Canada and China. Congratulations to all nine NWWC wrestlers.

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 6U, 40 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, 6U, 46 lbs
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, 6U, 46 lbs
Cole Tate, Belfair, 10U, 61 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 10U, 64 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 10U, 80 lbs, Placed 2nd
Payton Kelleher, Silverdale, 12U, 130 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, 14UG, 110 lbs
Brandon Forster, Port Orchard, 18U, 132 lbs, Placed 6th
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03/29/2015
2015 USAW Girls Folkstyle Nationals
Two tough NWWC girls from Bremerton traveled to Oklahoma City University over the weekend of March 29th to compete for Team Washington at the 2015 USAW Girls Folkstyle National Championships. Both Savannah Sinclair, age 9 and Haley Michaelson, age 13 placed in the top-8 and returned home with All-American honors. According to USA Wrestling, the annual tournament drew 794 female wrestlers, "a record by a large margin." Congratulation to both wrestlers:

 

Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Division II, 60 lbs, Placed 6th (Folkstyle All-American)
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Placed 5th (Folkstyle All-American)
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03/20-22/2015
2015 Twin City 3-Style Classic
Twenty-five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Centralia, WA over the weekend of March 20th to compete at the 2015 Twin City 3-Style Classic. Eighteen wrestlers 
brought home Thirty-four medals including eleven championships. The three-day, three-style tournament drew nearly 1,000 youth and high school-age wrestlers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. As a team, NWWC finished the Freestyle tournament as Novice and PeeWee Division Champions. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:



Greco:
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Greco-Roman Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 4th
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 65 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Greco-Roman Champion
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbsPlaced 3rd
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Greco-Roman Champion
Brandon Forster, Port Orchard, Junior, 138 lbs, Placed 2nd

Freestyle:
Landon Becraft, Silverdale, Pee Wee, 37 lbs, Placed 3rd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 41 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 47 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 58 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Cameron Becraft, Silverdale, Bantam, 45 lbsPlaced 3rd
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbsPlaced 3rd
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, Placed 3rd
Micheal Murray, Bremerton, Novice, 100 lbsPlaced 4th
Jack Pauly, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 112 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 113 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Freestyle Champion
Ashton Schessler, Port Orchard, Cadet, 120 lbs
Caden Haga, Bremerton, Junior, 120 lbs
Brycen Trask, Seabeck, Junior, 132 lbs
Brandon Forster, Port Orchard, Junior, 138 lbs, Placed 4th
Eli Everson, Seabeck, Junior, 160 lbs, Placed 4th

Folkstyle:
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 41 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 49 lbsPlaced 3rd
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 49 lbsPlaced 2nd
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 58 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Folkstyle Champion
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbsPlaced 2nd
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 4th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbsPlaced 3rd
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbsPlaced 2nd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, Placed 2nd
Jack Pauly, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 112 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 113 lbsTwin-City 3-Style Folkstyle Champion
Logan Roberts, Burley, Cadet, 113 lbs
Ashton Schessler, Port Orchard, Cadet, 120 lbs, Placed 4th
Eli Everson, Seabeck, Junior, 160 lbs, Placed 2nd
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03/08/2015
2015 War Of The Roses - Northwest Championship
Two NWWC girls traveled to Richland, WA on March 8th to compete at the 2015 War Of The Roses - Northwest Freestyle & Folkstyle Girls Wrestling Championships; both girls earned top-4 finishes in both divisions. Haley Michaelson, age 13, finished 1st in the Freestyle division. The WOTR - Northwest Championships drew over 250 entries from throughout the Northwest.

Congratulations to Yasmin Hernandez of Port Orchard and Haley Michaelson of Bremerton.

Folkstyle:
Yasmin Hernandez, Port Orchard, Elementary, 91 lbs, Placed 4th
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 116 lbs, Placed 2nd

Freestyle:
Yasmin Hernandez, Port Orchard, Elementary, 91 lbs, Placed 3rd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 116 lbs, WOTR - Northwest Champion
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02/22/2015
2015 Chuck Bullard Memorial WSWA Folkstyle State Championships
Thirty-six athletes representing the Kitsap Peninsula and the mighty NWWC finished the 2014-2015 Winter Wrestling Season with a trip to the Tacoma Dome on February 22nd, 2015 to compete among Washington's top youth wrestlers at
 the 2015 Chuck Bullard Memorial WSWA Folkstyle State Championships. Twenty-two NWWC wrestlers placed in the top-8 and medaled while seven individuals returned home as State Champions - Congratulations Taylor Crittenden of Bremerton, age 5, Jonathan Robles of Port Orchard, age 5, Brenden David of Port Orchard, age 6, John Vertefeuille of Bremerton, age 9, Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 10, Haley Michaelson of Bremerton, age 13, and Angelo Trujillo of Port Orchard, age 16. 

The annual state tournament drew nearly 1600 wrestlers from ninety-nine wrestling clubs throughout the state. NWWC finished 6th as a team. See individual results below:

Carson Tate, Belfair, Pee Wee, 37 lbs, Placed 2nd
Brayden Zappey, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 40 lbs, Placed 4th
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 41 lbs, Placed 4th
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 46 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Michael Desmond, Poulsbo, Pee Wee, 50 lbs, Placed 4th
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 59 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Rhys Hernandez, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 60 lbs, Placed 8th
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Bantam, 70 lbs
Bobby Counselman, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 50 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 55 lbs
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Diane Hurse, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Tavis Reidel, Bremerton, Intermediate, 75 lbs
John Vertefeuille, Bremerton, Intermediate, 80 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, 2X Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 7th
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 6th
Zachary Counselman, Port Orchard, Novice 75 lbs
Michael Chichester, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs, Placed 3rd
Micheal Murray, Bremerton, Novice 100 lbs
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 70 lbs, Placed 5th
Nathan Hipple, Belfair, Schoolboy, 84 lbs
Jack Pauly, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 112 lbs
Luis Clemen, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 120 lbs, Placed 2nd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Britton Andrews, Bremerton, Cadet, 120 lbs
Angelo Trujillo, Port Orchard, Junior, 145 lbs, Washington Folkstyle State Champion
Haden Smith, Seabeck, Junior, 160 lbs, Placed 6th
Tyler Crittenden, Bremerton, Open, 163 lbs, Placed 5th
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01/24/2015
39th Annual Art Reynolds Northwest Collegiate Championships
Twelve NWWC wrestlers traveled to Clackamas, OR on Saturday, January 24th and battled among 532 great Northwest youth wrestlers (and three false fire alarms) at the 39th Annual Art Reynolds Northwest Collegiate Championships. All twelve NWWC wrestlers earned top-6 finishes and returned home with medals; Quinn Lawrence of Poulsbo and Thor Michaelson of Bremerton both returned home with an individual championship. Congratulations to all twelve NWWC wrestlers.

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 41 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 48 lbs, Placed 2nd
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 48 lbs, Placed 4th
Autumn Carter, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 59 lbs, Placed 2nd
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 55 lbs, Placed 2nd
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Bantam, 70 lbs, Placed 4th
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, 39th Annual Art Reynolds Champion
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 5th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs, 39th Annual Art Reynolds Champion
Joey Smith, Silverdale, Schoolboy/girl, 112 lbs, Placed 6th
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01/18/2015
2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic
Five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Redmond, OR over the weekend of Jan 18th to compete at the 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic. Lars Michaelson of Bremerton, age 9, earned a first-place finish in the Intermediate 65 lbs division and led the 5-man team to an impressive 19-6 win/loss record. The 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic drew over 900 elite youth wrestlers from 165 teams throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Congratulations to all five NWWC wrestlers who qualified for, and competed at the 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic.

Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Oregon Wrestling Classic Champion
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 3rd
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 60 lbs
Coby Vaughan, Belfair, Novice, 75 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs, Placed 3rd
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01/17/2015
2015 Girls Oregon Wrestling Classic
NWWC's Haley Michaelson of Bremerton, age 13, earned a second-place finish at the 2015 Girls Oregon Wrestling Classic in Redmond, Oregon on January 17th. The 2015 Girls Oregon Wrestling Classic drew over 100 school-age girl wrestlers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations to Haley Michaelson.

Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School, 112 lbs, Placed 2nd
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01/11/2015
2015 Bad Draw Winter Showdown/Oregon Classic Qualifier
Seventeen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Snohomish, WA on Sunday, January 11th to compete at the 2015 Bad Draw Winter Showdown. Fifteen NWWC wrestlers earned top-4 place finishes, nine qualified to compete at the 2014 Oregon Classic over the weekend of January 17th and five earned individual championships (Jonathan Robles, Taylor Chrittenden, Noah Carter, Cole Tate and Taylor Hernandez). The Bad Draw Winter Showdown drew over four-hundred wrestlers from across Washington and lower British Columbia. Congratulations to all Seventeen NWWC athletes who competed.

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 40 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 45 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 48 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 60 lbs, Placed 4th
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Bantam, 70 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 4th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 3rd
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 60 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Coby Vaughan, Belfair, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs, Placed 2nd
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Placed 3rd
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 70 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Luis Clemen, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 120 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 120 lbs, Placed 2nd
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01/03/2015
2015 TOA Salt Lake Slam
Five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Salt Lake City, UT and began the new year wrestling among snow-covered mountains with 
more than 1,000 of the top youth wrestlers from twelve different states. The Salt Lake Slam, a regional-level tournament, is considered one of the premier youth events in the countryCongratulations to the following wrestlers:

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Fly, 40 lbs, Placed 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs, Placed 3rd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School (True Beginner), 112 lbs, Placed 5th
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12/14/2014
2014 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler
Seventy-three Kitsap Peninsula youth wrestlers representing the mighty NWWC capped the Fall Folkstyle season with an awesome performance at the 2014 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler tournament at the Kitsap Pavilion on Sunday, Dec 14th. The Ultimate Wrestler drew almost four hundred youth wrestlers from five western states including Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Thirty-six NWWC wrestlers earned top-four finishes, nine NWWC wrestlers earned individual championships and as a team, NWWC took first place. Congratulations to all seventy-three NWWC athletes:

Carson Tate, Belfair, Pee Wee, 35 lbs, Placed 3rd
Zayne Wainwright, Port Orchad, Pee Wee, 37 lbs, Placed 2nd
Tyson Yeaman, Belfair, Pee Wee, 39 lbs, Placed 4th
Brayden Zappey, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 40 lbs, Placed 4th
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 40 lbs, Placed 3rd
Ethan Boice-Phillips, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Placed 2nd
Kypton Trevino, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Placed 4th
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Cody Westholt, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Placed 2nd
Michael Desmond, Poulsbo, Pee Wee, 47 lbs, Placed 4th
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 47 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Adam Willis, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Pee Wee, 55 lbs, Placed 2nd
Autumn Carter, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 63 lbs, Placed 2nd
Eli Warner, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs
Brock Muegge, Silverdale, Bantam, 45 lbs
Cameron Becraft, Silverdale, Bantam, 45 lbs
Trevor Jewell, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs
Brodie Schessler, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Jaeden Poole, Seabeck, Bantam, 55 lbs
Conrad Yeaman, Belfair, Bantam, 55 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 55 lbs, Placed 2nd
Ryder Thomas, Bremerton, Bantam 55 lbs
Taidyn Trevino, Bremerton, Bantam 55 lbs
Kiersten Wainwright, Port Orchard, Bantam 55 lbs
Liam Watkins, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
Rhys Hernandez, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
R.J. Cottingham, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
Wyatt Harper, Bremerton, Bantam, 60 lbs
Bryce Gibson, Bremerton, Bantam, 65 lbs
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Bantam, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
William Cortizo, Bremerton, Bantam, 75+ lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Octavius Davis, Bremerton, Intermediate, 50 lbs, Placed 4th
Bobby Counselman, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 50 lbs, Placed 3rd
Harley Westholt, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 55 lbs
Dominik Yeaman, Belfair, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs, Placed 3rd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Skylor Torres, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Dominik Yeaman, Belfair, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Noah Berg, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Isaac Yeaman, Belfair, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Andrew Carter, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Diane Hurse, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Roston Olson, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs
Tavis Reidel, Bremerton, Intermediate, 80 lbs, Placed 4th
John Vertefeuille, Bremerton, Intermediate, 80 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Tomas Aguero, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 87 lbs, Placed 3rd
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Patrick Stricker, Seabeck, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 4th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 4th
Zachary Counselman, Port Orchard, Novice 70 lbs
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs
Blake Lutz, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs
Coby Vaughan, Belfair, Novice, 80 lbs
Mike Chichester, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs
Shane Yeaman, Belfair, Novice, 80 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Kristopher DuBreuil, Port Orchard, Novice, 90 lbs
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Ethan Smith, Belfair, Novice, 126 lbs
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Nathan Hipple, Belfair, Schoolboy, 84 lbs
Alysa Maring, Belfair, Schoolboy, 105 lbs
Sheyenne Smith, Belfair, Schoolboy, 120 lbs
Hunter Wallis, Schoolboy, 120 lbs, Placed 2nd
Luis Clemen, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 120 lbs
Alysa Maring, Belfair, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Placed 2nd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Champion
Sheyenne Smith, Belfair, Schoolgirl, 128 lbs, Placed 3rd
Courtland Laha, Port Orchard, Cadet, 166 lbs, Placed 2nd
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11/28/2014
2014 Tough Guy Tournament
Nine NWWC wrestlers traveled to The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) on the morning after Thanksgiving to weigh-in and compete at the 2014 Tough Guy TournamentLars Michaelson and Mitchell Neiner both earned individual championships and lead NWWC to a 1st-place team finish in the 9 to 12 Yrs division. The Tough Guy Tournament, an "Advanced Wrestlers Only" tournament, drew nearly 600 young athletes and 50 teams from Pierce County and the surrounding areas. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Jonathan Robles, Port Orchad, 8 and Under, 46 lbs
Preston Smith, Silverdale, 9 to 12 Yrs, 60 lbs, Placed 5th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 9 to 12 yrs, 60 lbs, Tough Guy Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, 9 to 12 Yrs, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Cole Tate, Belfair, 9 to 12 Yrs, 63 lbs, Placed 3rd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 9 to 12 Yrs, 63 lbs, Tough Guy Champion
John Vertefeuille, Bremerton, 9 to 12 Yrs, 77 lbs, Placed 6th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 9 to 12 Yrs, 81 lbs, Placed 2nd
Reis Ecklund, Port Orchard, 9 to 12 Yrs, 86 lbs
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 9 to 12 Yrs, 91 lbs, Placed 4th
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11/22/2014
2014 TOA Northwest Bigfoot Battle
Ten NWWC wrestlers traveled to Spokane, WA over the weekend of November 22nd to compete at the 2014 TOA 
Northwest Bigfoot Battle. Haley MichaelsonSavannah Sinclair and Lars Michaelson each returned home with a top-6 trophy. The Bigfoot Battle, a regional-level tournament and national-ranking qualifier, drew over 950 of the top youth wrestlers from 128 teams throughout eleven western states. Congratulations to all ten NWWC wrestlers:

Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 55 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 55 lbss, Placed 6th
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbsPlaced 4th
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs
Coby Vaughan, Belfair, Novice, 75 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Middle School (Beginner), 117 lbs, Placed 2nd

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11/15/2014
2014 Northwest Takedown Championships
NWWC was co-host to over 150 local youth wrestlers at the first annual Northwest Takedown Championships at South Kitsap High School on Saturday, November 15th. Thirteen NWWC wrestlers earned individual championships and led a total of fourty-two NWWC medalists. As a team, NWWC placed first. Congratulations to all Fifty-three NWWC wrestlers:

 

Carson Tate, Belfair, Pee Wee, 37 lbs, Placed 2nd
Zayne Wainwright, Port Orchad, Pee Wee, 37 lbs, Placed 3rd
Brayden Zappey, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 39 lbs, Placed 3rd
Tyson Yeaman, Belfair, Pee Wee, 39 lbs, Placed 2nd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Placed 3rd
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 44 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchad, Pee Wee, 46 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Adam Willis, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 50 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Eli Warner, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs
Cameron Becraft, Silverdale, Bantam, 45 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Logan Taylor, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs, Placed 4th
Conrad Yeaman, Belfair, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Bryce Gibson, Silverdale, Bantam, 65 lbs, Placed 4th
Liam Watkins, Bremerton, Bantam, 65 lbs
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam 65 lbs
Kiersten Wainwright, Port Orchard, Bantam 65 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Bantam 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Intermediate, 55 lbsNorthwest Takedown Champion
Bobby Counselman, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 55 lbs, Placed 4th
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Skylor Torres, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Noah Berg, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Preston Smith, Silverdale, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Buckley Kotelnicki, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Diane Hurse, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Conner Van Woudenberg, Silverdale, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Brett Cmelo, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Roston Olson, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Placed 4th
Tavis Reidel, Bremerton, Intermediate, 87 lbs
John Vertefeuille, Bremerton, Intermediate, 87 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Tomas Aguero, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 87 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 70 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Zachary Counselman, Port Orchard, Novice 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, Novice, 75 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Logan Wallis, Seabeck, Novice, 80 lbs, Placed 2nd
Coby Vaughan, Belfair, Novice, 80 lbs, Placed 3rd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, Placed 2nd
Reis Ecklund, Port Orchard, Novice, 90 lbs, Placed 3rd
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 70 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Nathan Hipple, Belfair, Schoolboy, 84 lbs, Placed 4th
Alysa Maring, Schoolboy, 112 lbs, Placed 2nd
Hunter Wallis, Schoolboy, 128 lbs, Placed 2nd
Scott Cmelo, Schoolboy, 144 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Female (Cadet), 124 lbs, Placed 2nd
Brandon Forster, Port Orchard, Junior, 138 lbs, Northwest Takedown Champion
Gabe Wallis, Seabeck, Junior, 163 lbs, Placed 2nd
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10/25/2014
2014 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason Nationals
Three NWWC wrestlers traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa over the weekend of October 24th to compete at the 2014 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason National Championships (pictured below with Flowrestling.com's Mark Bader). Haley Michaelson (8th grade) and Thor Michaelson (4th grade) both earned Preseason All-American honors and 2nd place medals. The 2014 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason National Championships drew over 2500 youth and high school wrestlers from 38 states. Congratulations to all three wrestlers:



Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 3rd & 4th Grade, 65 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 3rd & 4th Grade, 85 lbs, Placed 2nd (Preseason All-American)
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, High School Girls, 112 lbsPlaced 2nd (Preseason All-American)
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10/25/2014
2014 TOA Las Vegas Royal Crush
NWWC's Quinn Lawrence of Poulsbo, age 9, traveled to Las Vegas, NV over the weekend of October 24th to compete at the 2014 TOA Las Vegas Royal Crush; he earned a fourth-place finish in the Novice 60 lb division. Congratulations to Mr. Lawrence.




Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 60 lbsPlaced 4th
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10/18/2014
2014 Thunderdome Throwdown
Twenty-eight NWWC Preseason wrestlers traveled to Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA on October 18, 2014 to compete at the 5th annual Thunderdome Throwndown. Thirteen NWWC wrestlers earned top-3 finishes and returned home with medals; Tavis ReidelMitchell NeinerThor Michaelson and Haley Michaelson led the way with four championships. The Thunderdome Throwdown drew 264 youth and high school wrestlers from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. NWWC placed third as a team, congratulations to all twenty-eight wrestlers:

 

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 6 & Under, 45 lbs
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, 6 & Under, 45 lbs
Cody Westholt, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 45 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 45 lbsPlaced 3rd
Brody Schessler, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 51 lbs
Harley Westholt, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 55 lbsPlaced 3rd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 60 lbs, Placed 3rd
Tavis Reidel, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 80 lbsThunderdome Throwdown Champion
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 61 lbs
Dominik Yeaman, Belfair, 10 & Under, 61 lbs
Patrick Stricker, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 61 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, 10 & Under, 61 lbsPlaced 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 65 lbsThunderdome Throwdown Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 70 lbsPlaced 3rd
Coby Vaughan, Grapeview, 10 & Under, 77 lbs
Roston Olson, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 77 lbs
Blake Lutz, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 77 lbs
John Vertefeuille, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 85 lbsPlaced 4th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 85 lbsThunderdome Throwdown Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 95 lbsPlaced 2nd
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 72 lbsPlaced 2nd
Bob Houpt, Poulsbo, 12 & Under, 82 lbs
Nathan Hipple, Belfair, 12 & Under, 82 lbs

Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 91 lbsPlaced 2nd
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 101 lbs
Alysa Maring, Belfair, 12 & Under, 101 lbs
Jachin Pusey, Poulsbo, 12 & Under, 114 lbsPlaced 3rd
Alysa Maring, Belfair, Girls Division, 113 lbsPlaced 3rd
Hannah Chichester, Bremerton, Girls Division, 113 lbsPlaced 4th
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Girls Division, 113 lbsThunderdome Throwdown Champion
Ashton Schessler, Port Orchard, 15 & Under, 120 lbs
James Luke, Gig Harbor, 15 & Under, 145 lbs