Our Folkstyle Season starts November 4th!  We are changing our registration process a bit this year.  Your $100 registration fee will now include the $15 USA Wrestling Insurance card.  The club will purchase this for your wrestler.  This card will cover your wrestler for all USA tournaments up until the State Tournament.  If your wrestler decides to continue to state or our freestyle/greco season, we will help you update the card to the full $45 card.  

We will once again have all wrestlers practicing first hour, and the more advanced wrestlers staying for the second hour.  There will be an outline given out the first week of practice of moves needing to know/execute in order to stay for second hour.  Wrestlers should approach Coach Gandy before or after practice to set up a time to review moves and talk about staying for second hour.

Tournament schedule will be posted before the first week of practices.  Tournaments do have a cost, usually $20-$25 a piece, if you pre-register.  The cost goes up if you register the morning of.  There is pre-payment on most tournaments, so if you pre-register and are unable to make it, there is no penalty.  Tournaments are held either Saturday or Sunday depending on the location.  We will have a parent meeting prior to the first tournament to walk parents through it all.  

Singlets or short/compression shirts are required for tournaments.  We have switched our supplier this year to lower costs for parents.  Order forms will be posted within the next week or so, as will fan gear.

Our goal is to let every kid that wants to wrestle be given that opportunity.  If cost is an issue, we have money graciously given by families for this very reason.  Scholarship forms are available upon request.  We are also looking for business sponsors to help keep our costs low and provide the opportunity for more kids to wrestle and compete.  If your business, or a business you know, would be interested in donating (we are a 501(c)3 organization) please let us know.

 

Wrestling Styles


Collegiate wrestling (Folkstyle) is the traditional style of wrestling exclusive to the United States. In Collegiate wrestling the objective is to control your opponent in both the standing and partier (down) position. This is the style of wrestling you will see in middle school, high school, and college competition.



Freestyle and Greco Roman styles are both the international styles of wrestling. These styles focus more on the standing position and are considered a more explosive form of wrestling. In all of the above styles, the ultimate goal is to pin your opponent by forcing both shoulder blades to the mat.