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 467 State Championship Medals, 103 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 2016, NWWC was ranked among USA Wrestling's Top 50 Clubs nationwide for the fifth consecutive year. Follow this year's accomplishments (major tournaments) as they get posted below.
04/15/2017 Takedown Express FS & GR Tournaments Twenty-two NWWC wrestlers traveled to Kentlake High School on Saturday, April 15th to compete at the Takedown Express Freestyle & Greco-Roman tournaments. As a team, NWWC returned home with thirty-two medals, fourteen individual championships and the team title for both tournaments. Congratulations to all twenty-two NWWC wrestlers.
Weekend Wrestling Results: April 06-09, 2017 Twenty-one NWWC wrestlers traveled to three different states to compete in eleven tournaments over the long weekend of April 6th. Combined, the twenty-one NWWC wrestlers returned home with thirty top-4 finishes and thirteen individual championships. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers.
04/01-02/2017 2017 USAW Folkstyle National Championships Three NWWC brothers traveled to Cedar Falls, IA over the weekend of April 1st to compete for Team Washington at the 2017 USAW Folkstyle National Championships. Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 13, earned a 3rd place finish in the Schoolboy 105 lb division. With the top-3 finish, Michaelson secured All-American status and a spot on the US Schoolboy National Team. The USAW Folkstyle National Championships drew nearly 2,000 top high school and youth wrestlers from forty different states. Congratulations to all three NWWC wrestlers:
04/01/2017 Slamfest 4 FS & GR Tournaments Thirty-three NWWC wrestlers traveled to Auburn Mountain View High School on Saturday, April 1st to compete at the Slamfest 4 Freestyle & Greco-Roman tournaments. Twenty-two NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-3 medals including thirteen gold. As a team, NWWC finished first-place in both tournaments. Congratulations to all thirty-three NWWC wrestlers.
03/25/2017 2017 Northwest Cadet/Junior Regionals Two NWWC wrestlers traveled down to Centralia, WA on Saturday, March 25th to compete for Team Washington at the 2017 Northwest Cadet/Junior Freestyle Regional Championships. Together, Abraham Parish of Bremerton, age 15, and Haley Michaelson of Bremerton, age 15, garnered a record of 4-3 for the day. The annual regional-level tournament drew over 500 high school wrestlers from Canada and ten U.S. states. Congratulations to both wrestlers.
03/19-25/2017 2017 BBFF Olympic Development Camp NWWC's Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, age 13, spent the week of March 19th at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO working with the U.S. Olympic coaching staff and forty elite high school wrestlers from throughout the United States. It was a "world-class experience!" Thank you Coach Mike Clayton, Coach Terry Steiner, Coach Andy Cook, Coach Momir Petkovic and Coach Bill Zadick.
03/17-19/2017 2016 Twin City 3-Style Classic Twenty-eight NWWC wrestlers traveled to Centralia, WA over the weekend of March 17th to compete at the 2017 Twin City 3-Style Classic. As a team, NWWC brought home thirty-nine medals, seventeen individual championships and the Freestyle Team Title. The three-day, three-style tournament drew nearly 1,000 youth and high school-age wrestlers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations to all twenty-eight NWWC wrestlers:
03/12/2017 War of the Roses - West Coast Nationals Seven NWWC wrestlers traveled to North Mason High School on Sunday, March 12th to compete at the War of the Roses - West Coast Nationals wrestling tournament. All seven wrestlers placed in the top-8 including Hannah Johnson of Poulsbo, age 13, who finished first-place in her division. The girls-only tournament drew over 150 youth, high school and open division wrestlers from throughout the Northwest. Congratulations to all seven NWWC wrestlers.
03/11/2017 2017 South County Scuffle FS & GR Tournaments Twenty-three NWWC wrestlers traveled to Tahoma High School on Saturday, March 11th, to compete at the 2017 South County Scuffle Freestyle & Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments. Twenty NWWC wrestlers earned top-3 finishes and brought home a combined 31 medals and 11 individual championships. As a team, NWWC won its first Greco tournament of the season. Congratulations to all twenty-three NWWC wrestlers:
Greco Masen Ellison, Port Orchard, Bantam, 50 lbs, Placed 2nd Magnus Michaelson, Bremerton, Bantam, 55 lbs Jonathan Robles, Port Orchard, Bantam, 55 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Noah Leota, Port Orchard, Bantam, 62 lbs, Placed 2nd William Moran, Gig Harbor, Bantam, 62 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Brendan David, Port Orchard, Bantam, 75 lbs, Placed 2nd Koichi Castro, Port Orchard, Intermediate, 60 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Wyatt Trogden, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 65 lbs Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 70 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Peter Pauly, Bremerton, Intermediate, 75 lbs,Placed 3rd Jaxon Johnson, Poulsbo, Intermediate, 75 lbs,Placed 2nd Stone Hartford, Olalla, Novice, 75 lbs,Placed 2nd Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Novice, 90 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Gabriel Fragoso, Port Orchard, Novice, 100 lbs,Placed 3rd Mitchell Neiner, Port Orchard, Schoolboy, 77 lbs, South County Scuffle Greco-Roman Champion Payton Kelleher, Silverdale, Cadet, 152 lbs,Placed 3rd ______________________________________________________
03/05/2017 Sunday Tournament Results: March 5, 2017 Three NWWC wrestlers traveled a combined 750 miles on Sunday, March 5th to compete at five different tournaments. Paris Kelleher of Silverdale, age 10, traveled to Richland, WA and earned five medals at the Women's Columbia Cup including a championship in the Girls Freestyle Novice 102 lb division. Mitchell Neiner of Port Orchard, age 12, and Jaxon Johnson of Poulsbo, age 9, both traveled to Stanwood, WA and both returned home with a pair of gold medals. Congratulations to all three NWWC wrestlers:
Women's Columbia Cup Folkstyle Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 102 lbs Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 110 lbs, Placed 2nd
Women's Columbia Cup Freestyle Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 102 lbs, Women's Columbia Cup Champion Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 110 lbs, Placed 2nd
Women's Columbia Cup Greco-Roman Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 102 lbs, Placed 3rd Paris Kelleher, Silverdale, Novice Girls, 110 lbs, Placed 2nd
03/04/2017 2017 Buckley Brawl Freestyle & Greco Tournaments Twenty NWWC wrestlers traveled to White River High School on Saturday, March 4th to compete at the first Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments of 2017. All twenty wrestlers competed at the Buckley Brawl Freestyle Tournament earning sixteen medals and the Bantam Division team title. Ten NWWC wrestlers competed at the Buckley Brawl Greco-Roman tournament finishing with nine medals and another Bantam Division title. Congratulations to all twenty NWWC wrestlers:
02/19/2017 2017 Chuck Bullard Mem'l WSWA Folkstyle State Championships Forty-nine athletes representing the mighty NWWC traveled to the Tacoma Dome on Sunday, February 19th to compete among Washington's top folkstyle wrestlers at the 2017 Chuck Bullard Mem'l WSWA Folkstyle State Championships. Thirty NWWC wrestlers placed in the top-8 and medaled while four individuals returned home as State Champions; congratulationsSamuel Moran of Gig Harbor, age 5,Dylan Sternodof Port Orchard, age 7,Xavier Eaglinof Port Orchard, age 14 and Josh Bayne of Hansville, 17.
The annual tournament drew nearly 1600 wrestlers from ninety-one wrestling clubs throughout the state. NWWC finished 5th. Congratulations to all forty-nine NWWC wrestlers:
02/12/2017 Battle In The Woods Thirty-five NWWC wrestlers traveled to Eatonville High School on Sunday, February 12th to compete with over 350 other athletes from 40 different clubs at the 7th annual Battle In The Woods wrestling tournament. After the smoke cleared, NWWC emerged with twenty-four medals and eight individual championships. Congratulations to all thirty-five NWWC wrestlers.
02/05/2017 Skagit Valley Showdown The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons were warming up for Super Bowl 51 while seventeen NWWC wrestlers threw down at the Skagit Valley Showdown in Burlington, WA on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Ultimately, the Patriots won their 5th Super Bowl title and NWWC won its 4th Team Title of the folkstyle season with seventeen medalists and eleven individual champions. Congratulations to all seventeen NWWC wrestlers.
02/03-04/2017 2017 LoneStar Nationals NWWC's Quinn Lawrence of Poulsbo, age 12, traveled with Coach Bill to Fort Worth, TX over the weekend of February 3rd to compete at the 2017 LoneStar Nationals (Cottonbowl Nationals). Mr. Lawrence wrestled in two age divisions, recorded a combined 8-3 record and finished the national-level tournament with two medals (5th and 2nd place). Congratulation to Quinn Lawrence.
01/28/2017 Chain Wrestling Folkstyle Challenge Twenty-nine NWWC wrestlers traveled to Mercer Island on Saturday, January 28th to compete at the Chain Wrestling Folkstyle Challenge. Nineteen NWWC wrestlers finished in the top-3 and medaled; nine NWWC wrestlers finished first-place. Congratulations to all twenty-nine wrestlers.
Weekend Wrestling Results: January 20-21, 2017 Nine NWWC wrestlers traveled nearly 5,000 combined miles to compete in three different tournaments over the weekend of January 20th. Altogether, the nine NWWC wrestlers returned home with eight medals and four individual championships. Congratulations to the following NWWC wrestlers.
01/15/2017 2017 Oregon Wrestling Classic Thirteen NWWC wrestlers and their families braved the icy roads and sub-zero temperatures of Central Oregon over the weekend of January 14th to compete at the 2017 Oregon Wrestling Classic. Six NWWC wrestlers returned home with top-4 finishes including Brendan David of Port Orchard, age 7, who earned a first-place finish in the Bantam 75 lbs division. The 2017 Oregon Wrestling Classic drew nearly 800 elite youth wrestlers from 125 clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations to all thirteen NWWC wrestlers.
01/07/2017 2017 NWWC Holiday Push-up Champions Congratulations to the twenty-seven NWWC wrestlers who triumphed over the 2017 NWWC Holiday Push-up Challenge by completing 3,000 push-ups over the two-week Winter Break. In celebration, the 2017 NWWC Holiday Push-up Champions spent Saturday afternoon in leather recliners enjoying Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the big screen.
12/11/2016 2016 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Sixty-five NWWC wrestlers welcomed over three hundred other athletes to the 6th annual Northwest Ultimate Wrestler tournament at the Kitsap Pavilion on Sunday, Dec 11th. Thirty-three NWWC wrestlers placed in the top four and twelve individuals won their division to lead NWWC to its third tournament team title of the year. The 2016 Northwest Ultimate Wrestler drew over thirty wrestling clubs from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington State. Congratulations to all sixty-five NWWC wrestlers.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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 Moran, Grady 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.
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.