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About Us
We are an Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF) and USA Wrestling affiliated club for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, plus the surrounding school districts of McHenry, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Lakewood, Prairie Grove, Richmond, and Harvard.  Our primary goal is to prepare young athletes to be good people and successful high school wrestlers. This includes academics as well as athletics. 
We are an IRS designated 501c(3) Charitable Organization and an Illinois based Not-For-Profit Corporation.  All of our coaches, board members, and committee chairs are volunteers, and all revenue generated from fundraising activities goes directly to offset the costs of running the club and to support the Prairie Ridge High School wrestling program. 
We are fully supported by the Prairie Ridge High School Wrestling coaching staff.  In addition to the high school coaches at our practice, Wolves Wrestling Club coaches have received the Bronze level of certification by USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program. Our head coach Tony Piotrowski is a former IHSA Class AA State Champion wrestler (1984, Wauconda HS, 119 lbs.).  Coach Piotrowski also wrestled NCAA Division I for the Northern Illinois University Huskies.  Aside from having great wrestling credentials and strong community support, our club also prides itself in maintaining the highest level of integrity in all areas. 
The Wolves Wrestling Club is open to all wrestlers who share our goals.  Please explore our website to learn more.  You may also submit a request to be added to our mailing list by contacting any member of the Wolves Wrestling Club board of directors. 

The Wolves limit our club size to ensure a proper coach to wrestler ratio, and to accommodate everyone comfortably in our wrestling room. It is important to register early to ensure a spot on the team. The club has two groups:

Red Level - Younger wrestlers, or older wrestlers with less experience. These are wrestlers that are new to wrestling or have 1 year of prior experience. The red season runs from the beginning of November to the end of January. A red level wrestler may request to continue through to the end of the gray season based on their interest, our head coach's approval and payment of an additional $100. The registration fee for Red is $195. Payment and forms need to be submitted before you can practice. 

Gray Level - More experienced wrestlers. Typically wrestlers with 2 years or more of wrestling experience. If you have doubts, please register for the red level. Once practice starts, the coaching staff will evaluate all the wrestlers and make adjustments to their level as warranted. The Gray season runs through to the lKWF State Series, mid-March. The registration fee for Gray is $295. Payment and forms need to be submitted before you can practice. 

Families with multiple wrestlers will receive a discount of $50 per additional wrestler. Example: At the Gray level, first wrestler is $195, second wrestler $145 and third wrestler $145. When registering, use promo code SIBLING50 to receive discount. When making payment, simply deduct the discount and indicate amount deducted in the notes area. 

In addition to the registration fees, each wrestler is required to complete our annual fundraiser which will announced shortly in an email. This year we are doing a raffle with the same guidelines as last year. 

The registration for the Wolves includes a practice uniform (shirt & shorts), IKWF enrollment, use of team singlets and entry fees to all tournaments. Wrestlers must provide their own headgear and wrestling shoes. If you need shoes contact us to see if the club has some that will fit your wrestler(s). The shoes are free. 

If you wrestling for the first time we will need a copy of the wrestler's birth certificate (if this is your first year). The birth certificate and your payment can be handed in at Parent's Night (see below) or should be mailed to: 

Wolves Wrestling Club, 7407 Deerwood Trail, McHenry, IL 60050. 

Our Parent's Night is September 28, 2016 at 8:00pm at Prairie Grove Elementary School Gym. We will collect payment and forms that evening also. 

Our Guiding Principals
  • Provide a positive environment where young athletes learn key life lessons through wrestling.  These lessons include:

    - Setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals results in rewarding success
- Take personal accountability for ones actions and results

- Respect yourself

- Respect Authority

- Respect your teammates and opponents
  • Understanding that they are role models for young athletes, coaches and advisors will always act in a way that provides positive, wholesome examples to our wrestlers and opponents.
  • Provide an environment where young athletes can improve their wrestling skills in preparation to become High School wrestlers for Prairie Ridge or other High Schools in the McHenry, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Lakewood, Prairie Grove, Richmond, or Harvard.


We will always remember Coach Mick Marchese!!!!


 The Wolves Thank Their Platinum Sponsors:
Ron & Rita Brannam
The Wolves Thank Their Gold Sponsors:


 Jeff Charnogorsky

Performance Enterprises


Congratulations to our Sectional Champions, State Qualifiers, and placewinners!


Tyler Evans Intermediate 70

Max Brannam Intermediate 138

Tommy Evans Senior 147

2016 IKWF State Qualifiers

-Ryan Koelblinger Novice 70 Runner up

-Tommy Evans Senior 147 Champion

-Josh Crandall Senior 166 Runner Up

-Nick Mattran Senior 275 4th place *Wildcard*

*Kyle Koelblinger Senior 122 *Alternate* 4th place


-Charlie Ferree Intermediate 79 3rd

-Travis Dittmer Intermediate 55 4th


Congratulations to our Regional Champions and Sectional Qualifiers!

 Bantam Champs!

Johnny Strauss & Mickey Meade

Intermediate Champs!

Tyler Evans 70 & Max Brannam 138

Senior Champs!

Kyle Koelblinger 122, Tommy Evans 147, Josh Crandall 166


Travis Dittmer 55 (2nd), Joe Udchik 58 (3rd), Avian Roman 70 (5th), Charlie Ferree 79 (2nd),Xander York 79 (3rd), Kevin Eismueller 84 (4th)

Ryan Koelblinger 70 (2nd), Eddie Ferree 89 (4th), Jack Stone 95 (4th), Joe Miller 122 (4th)

Nick Mattran HWT (4th


Congratulations Bantam State Place winners:

Ryan Hansen 3rd 52 & Johnny Strauss 6th 62


 2014-2015 IKWF Highlights

 Congratulations to our IKWF Novice & Senior State placers!!!!

Tommy Evans 4th Place Novice 130

Trey Piotrowski 5th Place Senior 138

Drake Regenhardt 4th Place Senior 147

Wolves finished in the top 25 out of over 190 teams. 


Congratulations to our high school Wolves:

2015 IHSA 3A 145 Champion Eric Barone (CLS), Travis Piotrowski (PR) 3rd place 2A 120, Mickey Tortorice (CARMEL) 3rd place 2A 113, and Ian Mullen (McHenry) 6th place 3A 106.



Tommy Evans N130, Trey Piotrowski S130, Hunter Robison S188, Drake Regenhardt S147, Chase Duncan S101, and Kyle Koelblinger N108.

Our Midget State Place winners

Alex Iversen 5th place 84, Tyler Evans 7th place 62, and Ryan Koelblinger 3rd place 62.

Our Bantam Group picture to Follow.....

Congratulations to our Bantam St wrestlers!

Xander York runner up at 70

Joe Udchik 3rd place 49

Tymen Robinson 4th place 37

Ryan Hanson 4th place 46

Zac Johnson 5th place 62

Travis Dittmer 6th place 52.


Sectional Champions:

Tyler Evans Intermediate 62

Tommy Evans Novice 130

Chase Duncan Senior 101

Trey Piotrowski Senior 138

Drake Regenhardt Senior 147

Regional Champions:

Avian Roman Bantam

Zac Johnson Bantam

Xander York Bantam

Joe Udchik Intermediate 52

Tyler Evans Intermediate 62

Alex Iversen Intermediate 84

Tommy Evans Novice 130

Chase Duncan Senior 101

Trey Piotrowski Senior 138

Drake Regenhardt Senior 147

Hunter Robson Senior 189

3rd Place Midget & Senior classes,  2nd pace finish overall!!!!

Upcoming Practices

Friday, Oct 28
Move Mats @ Move Mats6:00pm - 7:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Tuesday, Nov 1
GRAY PRACTICE6:30pm - 8:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Wednesday, Nov 2
RED PRACTICE6:30pm - 7:30pmPrairie Ridge High School
GRAY PRACTICE7:15pm - 8:45pmPrairie Ridge High School
Thursday, Nov 3
GRAY PRACTICE6:30pm - 8:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Monday, Nov 7
RED PRACTICE6:30pm - 7:45pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Tuesday, Nov 8
GRAY PRACTICE6:30pm - 8:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Wednesday, Nov 9
RED PRACTICE6:30pm - 7:30pmPrairie Ridge High School
GRAY PRACTICE7:15pm - 8:45pmPrairie Ridge High School
Thursday, Nov 10
GRAY PRACTICE6:30pm - 8:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School
Monday, Nov 14
RED PRACTICE6:30pm - 7:45pmPrairie Ridge High School
Tuesday, Nov 15
GRAY PRACTICE6:30pm - 8:00pmPrairie Grove Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 28
Move MatsPrairie Grove Elementary School

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