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This spring, Cardinals Wrestling Club offers training opportunities in all three wrestling styles--folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco Roman--for all middle school and high school boys and girls. Practices will be run out of Berlin High School's wrestling room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8pm through April and May.  CWC coaches will be at the spring USAW freestyle and Greco Roman qualifiers.

Established in 2015, the Cardinals Wrestling Club was formed by high school wrestling coaches to strengthen their high school teams' wrestling skills in a fun environment at an affordable cost. The coaches built the club knowing that high school wrestling success comes with a strong off-season commitment, which includes training in the Olympic styles of freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling; learning new and effective techniques from great coaches; drilling intensely with tough practice partners; and gaining great competition experience. CWC started as a spring and summer freestyle and Greco Roman training club for high schoolers. It grew to include opportunities for elite middle schoolers who were training for the OAC state series and who wanted to learn the off-season international styles of wrestling. Now, it also offers training for girls. CWC has charters through USA Wrestling-Ohio and is linked directly to Team Ohio, the Ohio AAU Junior Olympic Program.  CWC has had great numbers at all of its training sessions with a full range of weights and skill levels; thus, there is something for everyone.  Training sessions include technique instruction, drilling, and live wrestling.  CWC and CEWC travel to a number of competitions--local, state, and national.

Also, in 2017, CWC expanded to include opportunities for youth wrestlers.  Cardinals Elite Wrestling Club, is an in-season, tri-weekly training club for elite 4th-8th graders. CEWC is a travel competition club for the youth and an extra in-season training opportunity for middle school. CEWC operates in addition to area youth and middle school programs and trains through the OAC grade school and state series.  CEWC is run by NCAA DI All-American Mike Fickell out of the Berlin High School wrestling room.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL IN-SEASON TRAINING NOTES: TRAINING WITH CEWC IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY OHSAA OR OAC RULE. 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CEWC MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRAIN AND COMPETE WITH THEIR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. CEWC TRAINING SESSIONS ARE SIMPLY DESIGNED TO GIVE EXTRA, COMPETITIVE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO BETTER PREPARE ITS MEMBERS FOR THE OAC STATE TOURNAMENT, WHICH TAKES PLACE AFTER THE REGULAR JH SEASON.

New in 2022: CWC training opportunities for girls!  CWC has added gender specific training and coaching for HS and MS girls with the addition of a female coach. At spring practices, female wrestlers will learn the same technique, but they are not required to drill with or compete against males.

If you have any questions please contact a CWC coach:
Coach Josh Heffernan (614-214-1071; josh_heffernan@olsd.us), director
Coach Luke Moore (937 207-8219; lucas_moore@olsd.us), head of HS and MS operations
Coach Mike Fickell (917-575-0416; mfickell@fcwealthsolutions.com), head of youth operations
Coach Jenna Hendershott (567-303-9161, jenna.hendershott@gmail.com), head of girls operations



Wrestling Club

CWC Spring 2022

This option is for all MS and HS boys and girls. It includes 14 training sessions, all technique instruction, a club t-shirt, and coach representation at tournaments. CWC wrestlers will learn the international styles of freestyle and Greco Roman. (At the college level, females wrestle freestyle.) Both styles tremendously help a wrestler's folkstyle technique. Training is run out of the Berlin HS wrestling room from April 5, 2020 to May 19, 2020. Competing at weekend tournaments is encouraged, but not mandatory; USAW membership ($40) is not included in the CWC price, but is necessary to compete in USAW tournaments. A Rudis gear store will available for the purchase of additional gear (singlets, sweats, t-shirts, etc.).

$125

CWC Schedules & Locations
Cardinals Wrestling Club (Spring 2022)
Who: HS and MS boys and girls
What: Spring freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling training
Practices: 2x a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm
Season: April 6, 2022 to May 19, 2022, Through the USAW FS/GR State Tournament
Cost: $125
Where: Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065

Cardinals Wrestling Club (Summer 2022)
Information coming soon
Our team's gear store, which will be run by Rudis, will be posted soon!  Check back soon.

Josh Heffernan

Director

Head Wrestling Coach Olentangy Berlin High School

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Luke Moore

CWC Coach, Head of HS & MS Operations

Assistant Wrestling Coach Olentangy Berlin High School; former head coach at Big Walnut High School

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Jenna Hendershott

CWC Coach; Head of Girls Operations

Mike Fickell

CEWC; Head of Youth Operations

Head Coach, Cardinals Elite Wrestling Club

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Bart Murphy

CEWC Coach

Cardinal Elite Wrestling Club Assistant Coach

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Brad Todd

CEWC Coach

Cardinal Elite Wrestling CLub Assistant Coach

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Neal Sturgill

CEWC Coach

Cardinals Elite Wrestling Club Assistant Coach

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Corey Hill

CWC Coach

Honor Roll
*Please send edits, revisions, and additions to Coach Heff at josh_heffernan@olsd.us or text them to 614-214-1071.

Caiden Hooks (Olentangy Berlin, '22) 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier,

Devin Halliday (Delaware Hayes, '22) 2021 OHSAA District Placer

David Carte (Pickerington North, '21) 2020 OHSAA District Placer,

Corey Hill (Olentangy Berlin, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA District Placer

Israel Foston (Olentangy Berlin, '20) 2020 OHSAA District Placer; Campbellsville University Wrestling member

Tristan Burton (Delaware Hayes, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier

Nate Robinson (Delaware Hayes, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier

Clay Ours (Delaware Hayes, '21) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier

Tamas Eder (Delaware Hayes, '21) 2020 OHSAA District Placer

Cali Lang. (Big Walnut) 2020 OHSWCA Girls State Championships Placer (3rd at 106)

Kelcey Dew. (Delaware Hayes) 2020 OHSWCA Girls State Championships Placer (3rd at 121)

Peighton Irish-Arnett. (Reynoldsburg) 2020 OHSWCA Girls State Championships Placer (4th at 111)

C.J. Smith. (Marion Pleasant, '22) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (132)

Mcale Callahan. (Washington Courthouse Miami Trace, '21) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (138)

Micah Norwood. (Bishop Hartley, '21) 2019 OHSAA State Placer (2nd at 138)

Emmett Cain. (Delaware Hayes, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (160); Team Ohio 2018; Team Ohio 2017

Peyton Bennett. (Logan Elm, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (145)

Corbin May. (Delaware Hayes, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Placer (7th at 182); Team Ohio 2018

Michael Patrella. (Bishop Hartley, '20)  2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Placer (7th at 113); 2018 OHSAA State Placer (7th at 106); Team Ohio 2018, Team Ohio 2017

Cole Potts. (Columbus DeSales, '20) 2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Placer (4th at 285)

Mason Sutandar. (Delaware Hayes, '20).  2020 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (170); 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (170); 2018 USAW Freestyle State Placer; 2018 Greco Roman State Qualifier; Team Ohio 2018; Team Ohio 2017

J.T. Brown. (Newark Catholic, '19) 2019 State Qualifier (138)

Jacob McCloskey. (Delaware Hayes, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 195); 2018 Team Ohio; 2017 Team Ohio

Keegan Moran. (Bishop Hartley, 19) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (152); 2018 Team Ohio

Brady Pethtel. (Olentangy, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (145); 2017 Team Ohio

Klay Reeves. (Northridge, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Placer (7th at 132); 2018 OHSAA State Placer (2nd at 126); 2017 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 113); 2016 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 106); 2018 Team Ohio; 2017 Team Ohio

Griffin Rathburn.  (Bishop Hartley, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Placer (5th at 195); 2018 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 195); Team Ohio 2018; Team Ohio 2017

Jacob Sherman. (Olentangy, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (120); 2018 OHSAA State Placer (4th at 113); 2017 Team Ohio. Kent State University.

Max VanFossen. (Mount Vernon, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Placer (7th at 170)

Nick Varanelli. (Olentangy, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (132); University of Indianapolis

Jacob Williams. (Teays Valley) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (138); 2018 Team Ohio; 2017 Team Ohio; Otterbein University

Zach Williams. (Delaware Hayes, '19) 2019 OHSAA State Qualifier (138); 2017 OHSAA State Qualifier (126); 2016 OHSAA State Qualifier (106); Team Ohio 2018; Team Ohio 2017; Team Ohio 2016; Team Ohio 2015

Jared Ball. (Hilliard Darby, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Placer (3rd at 195); 2017 OHSAA State Placer (3rd at 182); 2016 OHSAA State Placer (3rd at 160); 2017 Team Ohio (Gold); University of Tennessee Chattanooga 

Forrest Belli. (Northridge, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Placer (2nd at 160); 2018 OHSAA State Placer (5th at 152); 2017 Team Ohio

Jacob Cover. (Hilliard Darby, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Placer (4th at 285); 2017 State Qualifier (220); Kent State University.

Cole Foster. (Big Walnut, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (138); 2017 Team Ohio

Bailey Munday. (Big Walnut, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (132); 2017 OHSAA State Qualifier (120); 2017 Team Ohio; Wabash College

Lucas Seibert. (Westerville North, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (120); West Virginia University

Matthew Shaw. (Columbus West, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (220)

Dawson Shaw. (Columbus West, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (285)

Hunter Thornsberry. (Newark, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 152); 2018 Team Ohio; 2017 Team Ohio; Otterbein University

James White IV. (Olentangy, '18) 2018 OHSAA State Qualifier (138); 2017 Team Ohio; 2016 Team Ohio; 2014 Team Ohio; Adrian College

Luke Hernandez. (Tri Valley, '17) 2017 OHSAA State Qualifier (132); 2016 OHSAA State Placer (8th at 132); 2017 Team Ohio. Mount Union University (All American '18)

Max Wright. (Delaware Hayes, '17). 2017 OHSAA State Placer (3rd at 195); 2016 OHSAA State Qualifier (160);  2016 Team Ohio (Gold); 2015 Team Ohio; Rutgers University.