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 369 State Championship Medals, 81 Individual State Titles, 33 USAW All-American Honors, 16 Regional Championships, 10 State Age-Division Titles, 2 State Team Titles, 2 Greco National Championships, 2 Freestyle National Championships 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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Join The Club: January 2016
Join NWWC this January as we continue a tradition of building young champions through self-discipline, self-direction, leadership, sportsmanship, mental toughness, hard work and excellent wrestling. The 2016 Winter Session lasts six weeks (seven weeks for Red Teams and HS/Jr High Teams). All practices are taught in series and the pace of practice is determined by the top third in the room. See Join The Club to the left for practice details, registration info, costs and the 2015-16 Folkstyle Tournament Schedule. Welcome to NWWC!

Click here to register for Winter Session - January

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01/30/2016
2016 Battle for the Mats
Twenty NWWC wrestlers traveled to Ferndale High School on Saturday, January 30th to compete at the 2016 Battle for the Mats tournament. Sixteen NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-3 medals including Braeden Elliott, Koichi Castro, Brendan David, Jace Brady, Thor Michaelson, Diego Clemen and Taylor Hernandez who each earned individual championships. As a team, NWWC won its 5th tournament championship of the folkstyle season. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Braeden Elliott, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 42 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Brayden Zappey, Bremerton, PeeWee, 45 lbs, Placed 3rd
Kyle Purves, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 46 lbsPlaced 3rd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs, Placed 4th
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 65 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Grady White, Port Townsend, Bantam, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Jace Brady, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Breylon Kelleher, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Placed 2nd
Paris Kelleher, Pouslbo, Intermediate, 80 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs, Placed 2nd
River Crandall,  Chimacum, Novice, 85 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 104 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 77 lbsBattle for the Mats Champion
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolboy, 112 lbs, Placed 3rd
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbsPlaced 2nd

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01/29/2016
FOUR-PEAT!
USA Wrestling has ranked NWWC among the Top 50 Clubs nationwide for the fourth consecutive year. Congratulations NWWC!

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01/16-17/2016
2016 Oregon Wrestling Classic
Thirteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Redmond, OR over the weekend of Jan 16th to compete at the 2016 Oregon Wrestling Classic. Six NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-4 finishes including Jace Brady of Kingston, age 9, who earned a first-place finish in the Intermediate 65 lbs division. The 2016 Oregon Wrestling Classic drew over 1100 elite youth wrestlers from 140 clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Congratulations to all thirteen NWWC wrestlers who qualified for, and competed at the 2016 Oregon Wrestling Classic.

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbs
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Oregon Wrestling Classic Champion
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Placed 4th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 70 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Placed 2nd
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbs
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Placed 2nd
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, High School Women, 120 lbs, Placed 3rd

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01/10/2016
2016 Bad Draw Winter Showdown/Oregon Classic Qualifier
Seventeen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Snohomish, WA on Sunday, January 10th to compete at the 2016 Bad Draw Winter Showdown/Oregon Classic Qualifier. Fifteen NWWC wrestlers earned top-4 finishes and fourteen wrestlers qualified to compete at the 2016 Oregon Wrestling Classic. Jace BradyStone HartfordMitchell Neiner, Thor Michaelson and Diego Clemen each earned individual championships and lead NWWC to a second-place overall team finish. The Bad Draw Winter Showdown drew over four-hundred wrestlers from fifty different clubs across Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Congratulations to all seventeen NWWC athletes.

 

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 3rd
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Intermediate, 87 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 4th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbs, Bad Draw Winter Showdown Champion
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolgirl, 113 lbs, Placed 2nd
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbs, Placed 2nd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Cadet, 120 lbs, Placed 2nd

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01/09/2016
2016 NWWC Holiday Push-up Champions
Sixteen NWWC wrestlers won the 2016 NWWC Holiday Push-up Challenge by completing 2,000 push-ups (or more) over the 2-week Winter Break. In celebration, the 2016 NWWC Holiday Push-up Champions spent Saturday afternoon enjoying Star Wars: The Force Awakens in RealD 3D. Congratulations to all sixteen NWWC champions:

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs, 2000
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, 4000
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, 2000
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, 2000
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, 2120
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 70 lbs, 2000
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Intermediate, 80 lbs, 2247
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbs, 2900
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, 2100
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs, 4000
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, 4001
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbs, 2000
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolboy, 112 lbs, 2016
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbs, 2000
Estan Wakonabo, Bremerton, Cadet, 120 lbs, 2000
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Cadet Women, 120 lbs, 3000

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2015 Winter Break Wrestling
Twenty NWWC athletes wrestled in five tournaments and one national team camp across four western states during the 2015 Winter Break. Combined, they earned ten individual championships and the 2016 Salt Lake Slam Novice Division Team Title. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers.

Little Mountain Rumble (Mount Vernon High School) 12/20/2015
Kyle Purves, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 48 lbsPlaced 2nd
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs, Little Mountain Rumble Champion

Skagit Valley Holiday Classic (Burlington-Edison High School) 12/27/2015
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 70 lbs, Skagit valley Holiday Classic Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 70 lbs, Skagit valley Holiday Classic Champion

USAW Cadet & Junior Women National Team Camp (ASU, Tempe, AZ) 12/28/2015
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Cadet Women, 52 KG

2016 TOA - Salt Lake Slam (Legacy Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT) 01/01/2016
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbs
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, 2016 TOA - Salt Lake Slam Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, Placed 2nd

2016 Z-Man (Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR) 01/02/2016
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, 2016 Z-Man Champion

Elma Folkstyle Tournament (Elma High School) 01/03/2016
Jensen Emmons, Port Orchard, PeeWee 44 lbs, Placed 2nd
Dalton Watson, Bremerton, PeeWee, 44 lbs, Placed 3rd
Cayden Seevers, Poulsbo, Bantam, 50 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Elma Folkstyle Tournament Champion
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 70 lbs, Placed 4th
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Elma Folkstyle Tournament Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 112 lbs, Elma Folkstyle Tournament Champion
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbs, Elma Folkstyle Tournament Champion
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolgirl, 120 lbs, Elma Folkstyle Tournament Champion

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12/19/2015
Battle for the Belts IV
Seven NWWC wrestlers traveled to West Linn, Oregon on Saturday, December 19th to compete at the 4th annual Battle for the Belts tournament. Six NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-3 medals and Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 11, returned home with the Outstanding Wrestler Title Belt for the Novice division, an award and honor bestowed through votes by the attending team coaches. Congratulations to all seven NWWC wrestlers.

Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 3rd
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Battle for the Belts IV Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Battle for the Belts IV Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbs

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12/13/2015
2015 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler
Sixty-six NWWC wrestlers capped the Fall Folkstyle session with a gritty performance at the 2015 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler tournament at the Kitsap Pavilion on Sunday, Dec 13th. Thirty NWWC wrestlers placed in the top four and six NWWC wrestlers won their division to lead NWWC to its fifth consecutive top-3 team finish. The 2015 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler drew almost five hundred young athletes representing forty-nine wrestling clubs from Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. 

Congratulations to all sixty-six NWWC wrestlers:

Zayne Wainwright, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 39 lbs,  Placed 4th
Braeden Elliott, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 40 lbs, Placed 3rd
Mason Abbott, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 41 lbs, Placed 3rd
Dalton Watson, Bremerton, PeeWee, 43 lbs, Placed 2nd
Tyler Abbott, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 45 lbs, Placed 3rd
Brayden Zappey, Bremerton, PeeWee, 45 lbs, Placed 2nd
Waylon Hoyt, Tahuya, PeeWee, 45 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jensen Emmons, Port Orchard, PeeWee 46 lbs, Placed 2nd
Zachary Van Slyke, Bremerton, PeeWee, 56 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion
Carson Tate, Belfair, Bantam, 40 lbs, Placed 4th
Brayden Moore, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs
Ethan Boice-Phillips, Silverdale, Bantam, 50 lbs
Cayden Seevers, Poulsbo, Bantam, 50 lbs
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 3rd
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Brodie Schessler, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbs
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs, Placed 3rd
Parker Byrd, Port Orchard, Bantam, 60 lbs
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Kini Sofa, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 55 lbs, Placed 3rd
Kalel Wilks, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Leonidas Wakonabo, Bremerton, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Ean Ames, Silverdale, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Kiersten Wainwright, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs
Jace Brady, Kingston, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion
Ava Boice-phillips, Silverdale, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs
Owen Moore, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Richard Crakes, Bremerton, Intermediate, 70 lbs
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 4th
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbs, Placed 2nd
Scout Deitrich, Silverdale, Intermediate, 75 lbs
Jason Nahorny, Silverdale, Intermediate, 75 lbs
Noah Carter, Bremerton, Intermediate, 80 lbs
Jatarius Watkins, Silverdale, Intermediate, 103 lbs, Placed 4th
Kyley-Rae Sofa, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs
Bobby Counselman, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, Novice, 70 lbs
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 75 lbs, Placed 3rd
Randall Galbraith, Bremerton, Novice, 80 lbs
Ayden Knight, Port Orchard, Novice, 80 lbs
Joe Dacy, Bremerton, Novice, 85 lbs
Cameron Ball, Port Orchard, Novice, 85 lbs
Ryder Wright, Seabeck, Novice, 90 lbs
Coby Vaughan, Grapeview, Novice, 90 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbs, Placed 2nd
Devin Miller, Silverdale, Novice, 120 lbs, Placed 2nd
Matthew Chichester, Bremerton, Novice, 140 lbs
Anna Harvey, Port Orchard, Novice, 140+ lbs
Zachary Counselman, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 84 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 91 lbs, Placed 4th
Danny Wakonabo, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 91 lbs
Micheal Murray, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 98 lbs
Michael Chichester, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 98 lbs
Reis Ecklund, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 98 lbs
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolboy, 112 lbs
Caden Cucciardi, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 120 lbs
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 128 lbs, Placed 3rd
Micah Lamb, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 255 lbs, Placed 2nd
Estan Wakonabo, Bremerton, Cadet, 120 lbs, Placed 3rd
Dylan Read, Poulsbo, Open Division, 163 lbs, Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Champion

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12/06/2015
2015 Steelclaw Folkstyle Challenge
Fifteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Sedro-Woolley High School on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 to compete at the 10th annual Steelclaw Folkstyle Challenge. Thirteen NWWC wrestlers finished the tournament with top-3 place finishes, six NWWC wrestlers finished first in their division and all fifteen NWWC wrestlers returned home as 2015 Steelclaw Folkstyle Team Champions. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Braeden Elliot, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 41 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Kyle Purves, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 46 lbsPlaced 3rd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 4th
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jace Brady, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 75 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 70 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 95 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, Novice, 105 lbsSteelclaw Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 77 lbs, Placed 2nd
Micheal Murray, Bremerton, Schoolboy, 98 lbs, Placed 3rd
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolboy, 112 lbs, Placed 4th
Gavin Davis, Gig Harbor, Schoolboy, 132 lbs, Placed 3rd

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11/27/2015
2015 Tough Guy Tournament
Nineteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to White River High School in Buckley, WA on the morning after Thanksgiving to weigh-in and compete at the 2015 Tough Guy Tournament. Nine NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-3 place finishes including Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 11, who earned his second consecutive Tough Guy championship and lead NWWC to a 2nd-place overall team finish. The Tough Guy Tournament, a varsity-level tournament, drew over 400 young athletes and 40 teams from Pierce County and the surrounding areas. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers:

Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 46 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 49 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 49 lbs
Cayden Seevers, Poulsbo, 8 & Under, 54 lbs
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 54 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, 8 & Under, 63 lbs, Placed 2nd
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 63 lbs, Placed 5th
Noah Carter, Bremerton, 8 & Under, 78 lbs, Placed 3rd
Jace Brady, Poulsbo, 12 & Under, 63 lbs, Placed 3rd
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 66 lbs, Placed 3rd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 66 lbsTough Guy Champion
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 69 lbs
Cole Tate, Belfair, 12 & Under, 69 lbs, Placed 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 73 lbs, Placed 2nd
Coby Vaughan, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 86 lbs
Alex Sinclair, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 86 lbs, Placed 6th
Michael Chichester, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 91 lbs, Placed 5th
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 91 lbs, Placed 2nd
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 110 lbs, Placed 5th

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11/22/2015
Wildcat Thanksgiving Throwdown
Twelve NWWC wrestlers traveled to Oak Harbor, WA on Sunday, November 22nd to compete at the Wildcat Thanksgiving Throwdown. Taylor Crittenden of Bremerton, age 6, Koichi Castro of Port Orchard, age 7 and Jaxon Johnson of Poulsbo, age 8, each earned a first-place finish in their respective age/weight division and led NWWC to its second tournament team championship of the weekend. Congratulations to all twelve NWWC wrestlers.

 

Brayden Zappey, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 43 lbs, Placed 2nd
Kyle Purves, Port Orchard, PeeWee, 46 lbs, Placed 2nd
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Wildcat Thanksgiving Throwdown Champion
Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd
Cayden Seevers, Poulsbo, Bantam, 50 lbs
Taylor Crittenden, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs, Wildcat Thanksgiving Throwdown Champion
Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Kini Sofa, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 50 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Wildcat Thanksgiving Throwdown Champion
Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Kyley-Rea Sofa, Port Orchard, Novice, 60 lbs, Placed 2nd
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolboy, 113 lbs, Placed 4th

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11/20-21/2015
2015 TOA Northwest Bigfoot Battle
Thirteen NWWC wrestlers traveled to Spokane, WA over the weekend of November 20th to compete at the 2015 TOA Northwest Bigfoot Battle. Eight NWWC wrestlers returned home with individual trophies including Quinn Lawrence, Cole Tate, Mitchell Neiner, Lars Michaelson and Thor Michaelson who also delivered NWWC it's first TOA Tournament Team Trophy (Novice Division Champions). Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 11, and Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 11, led the performance with individual championships. The Bigfoot Battle, a regional-level tournament and national-ranking qualifier, drew over 900 top youth wrestlers from 136 teams throughout eleven western states.

Congratulations to all thirteen NWWC wrestlers:

 

Carson Tate, Belfair, Bantam, 40 lbs
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 45 lbs
Ean Ames, Bremerton, Intermediate True Beginner, 60 lbs
Jace Brady, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 70 lbs, Placed 6th
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Northwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbsPlaced 6th
Cole Tate, Belfair, Novice, 65 lbs, Placed 3rd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbsNorthwest Bigfoot Battle Champion
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, Middle School, 70 lbs, Placed 3rd
Kieko Brady, Poulsbo, Middle School True Beginner, 88 lbs, Placed 3rd
Micheal Murray, Bremerton, Middle School, 98 lbs

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11/14/2015
2015 Anacortes Hawkeyes Open
Undeterred by the canceled NWWC takedown tournament and the pouring rain outside, eight NWWC wrestlers traveled to Anacortes, WA on Saturday, November 14th to compete at the 2015 Anacortes Hawkeyes Open. Seven NWWC wrestlers returned home with medals including four champions. Congratulations to all eight NWWC wrestlers.

 

Brayden ZappeyPort Orchard, PeeWee, 42 lbsPlaced 2nd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 50 lbs
Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Novice, 65 lbs, Hawkeyes Open Champion
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 75 lbs, Hawkeyes Open Champion
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, Hawkeyes Open Champion
Hannah Johnson, Poulsbo, Schoolgirl, 112 lbs, Placed 2nd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, Female (Cadet), 124 lbsHawkeyes Open Champion

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11/08/2015
2015 Jr. MidCals
Five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Gilroy, California over the weekend of November 7th to challenge California's top middle school wrestlers at the 2015 Jr. MidCal Wrestling Championships. Taylor Hernandez of Port Orchard, age 13, led the cause with a third-place finish in the 70 lb division. Congratulations to all five NWWC wrestlers.

 

Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 70 lbs, Placed 5th
Cole Tate, Belfair, 70 lbs
Taylor Hernandez, Port Orchard, 70 lbsPlaced 3rd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 90 lbsPlaced 5th
Diego Clemen, Bremerton, 105 lbs, Placed 7th

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10/31/2015
2015 TOA Las Vegas Royal Crush
NWWC's Quinn Lawrence of Poulsbo, age 10, traveled to Las Vegas, NV over Halloween weekend to compete at the 2015 TOA Las Vegas Royal Crush. Mr. Lawrence earned a third-place finish in the Novice 65 lb division. Congratulation to Quinn Lawrence.




Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, Novice, 65 lbsPlaced 3rd

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10/25/2015
2015 Freak Show
Three NWWC preseason wrestlers traveled to the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend of October 24, 2015 to compete at the 2015 Southwest Kickoff Classic ("The Freak Show of Amateur Wrestling"). Lars Michaelson of Bremerton, age 10, and Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 11, both returned home with top-3 finishes. The Freak Show drew over 2400 youth and high school wrestlers from throughout the Western United States. Congratulations to all three NWWC wrestlers.

 

Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 69 lbs, Placed 2nd
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 86 lbs, Placed 3rd
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, High School Women's Elite, 116 lbs

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10/17/2015
2015 Thunderdome Throwdown
Sixteen NWWC preseason wrestlers traveled to Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA on October 17, 2015 to compete at the 6th annual Thunderdome Throwndown wrestling tournament. Eight NWWC wrestlers earned top-3 finishes and returned home with medals including Stone Hartford, Mitchell Neiner and Thor Michaelson who each won gold. The Thunderdome Throwdown drew nearly 300 youth and high school wrestlers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Congratulations to all sixteen NWWC wrestlers.

 

Kyle Purves, Port Orchard, 6 & Under, 43 lbs
Brayden ZappeyPort Orchard, 6 & Under, 43 lbsPlaced 3rd
Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, 6 & Under, 49 lbs
Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, 8 & Under, 50 lbs
Savannah Sinclair, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 65 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 69 lbs, Placed 2nd
Stone Hartford, Port Orchard, 10 & Under, 77 lbs, Thunderdome Throwdown Champion
Randall Galbraith, Bremerton, 10 & Under, 89 lbs, Placed 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 66 lbs, Thunderdome Throwdown Champion
Quinn Lawrence, Poulsbo, 12 & Under, 66 lbsPlaced 2nd
Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 70 lbsPlaced 2nd
Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 74 lbs
Vince Nabors, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 82 lbs, Placed 3rd
Brooklyn Roberts, Port Orchard, 12 & Under, 86 lbs
Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 90 lbsThunderdome Throwdown Champion
Michael Chichester, Bremerton, 12 & Under, 90 lbs
Andrew Adams, Port Orchard, 15U, 116 lbs
Haley Michaelson, Bremerton, High School Girls Division, 124 lbs