BRING THE ENERGY!

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Big things are happening in central Ohio for youth wrestling this winter! Cardinals Elite, Stieber Elite, the Olentangy Wrestling League (OWLs), and the Orange Crush will be joining forces to create one mega-club!  Former Buckeye, 4x All-American, Hodge Trophy Winner, and US National Team member Kollin Moore will serve as the club's head coach.  Moore will be assisted by the the youth staffs of these clubs, including All-American Mike Fickell (Cardinals)--who'll serve as co-head coach in this first year of the merger--NCAA qualifier Bart Murphy (Cardinals),  and Tyson Porter (OWLs). Still in the rebranding process, this club will eventually have one name and be run out of the Jennings Youth Sports Park at Evans Farm in Lewis Center.  Plans are in the works to offer a number of year-round wrestling training opportunities--small group lessons, middle school post-season training, HS freestyle & Greco Roman training, and girls wrestling opportunities.  This season's youth practices, pending the level, will be run out of Berlin, Olentangy, and Orange High School wrestling rooms, until the facilities at Evans Farm are complete.  All youth wrestlers--kindergarten through sixth grade, beginners to intermediate--are welcome to join; there will be an appropriate level of training and competition for everyone at an affordable cost.  

SAVE THE DATE: THE CWC COACHING STAFF WILL KICKOFF THE 2022 SEASON BY HOSTING A PAIR OF FREE, PRE-SEASON CLINICS--TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION AND LIVE WRESTLING--ON NOVEMBER 1, 2022 and NOVEMBER 8, 2022 AT BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL FROM 6:30-8:15PM. ALL ARE WELCOME!
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This winter (2022-2023), Cardinals Wrestling Club will be joining other area clubs to create a mega-club, which will eventually be housed in a wrestling facility at the Jennings Youth Sports Park in Evans Farm.

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 youth wrestlers and girls.

If you have any questions please contact a CWC coach:

Kollin Moore. Head Club Coach. (330-749-2769, kollin1225@gmail.com)
Mike Fickell. Advanced Level Assistant Coach. (917-575-0416; mfickell@fcwealthsolutions.com)
Noah Messerall.  Intermediate Level Head Coach. (614-424-0494, noahmess20@gmail.com)
Tyson Porter. Beginner Level Head Coach. (440-847-8048, owlswrestliing2018@gmail.com)
Bob Gavlak. Beginner Level Assistant Coach. (216-965-5045, rjgavlak@gmail.com)
Josh Heffernan.  Club Assistant Coach. (614-214-1071; josh_heffernan@olsd.us)
Brad Jennings. Club Assistant Coach. (937-414-6230; brad.jennings@fpgroup.us)




Wrestling Club

Free Kickoff Clinics (Nov. 1 and Nov. 8)

Knock the rust off your wrestling shoes, meet the coaches, learn some technique, and get in some wrestling! This free preseason clinic is for everyone with wrestling experience, especially those wrestlers considering the intermediate and advanced levels. Register here for both dates; come to one or come to both. Clinics will be in the Berlin High School wrestling room on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 from 6:30-8:15pm. Kollin Moore will be Nov. 1 clinician. J. Jaggers will be the Nov. 8 clinician.

$0.00

Advanced Youth (Winter 2022)

This option is for advanced youth wrestlers, likely 4-6th graders, with wrestling experience who have a solid technical foundation and who are ready to train at a faster, more intense level. The advanced group will practice 3 times a week from mid November until the OAC State Tournament in March. The advanced group competes in a number of tournaments across the state. The advanced price includes a club t-shirt; a team gear store will be available. The advanced group will be coached by Kollin Moore and Mike Fickell. Season: November 15, 2022 - March 25, 2023 When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:15pm; Saturdays 10-11:30am Where: Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065

$500

Intermediate Youth (Winter 2022)

This option is for intermediate youth wrestlers, likely 3-6th graders who are capable of learning basic wrestling techniques at a level higher than the beginner group, but aren't ready for the advanced group. Intermediate level wrestlers will be working toward advanced level placement, they'll learn fundamental wrestling techniques that are successful at every level, and they'll be encouraged to compete in the Hellickson League tournaments. The intermediate group practices twice a week from mid November until the Hellickson League Championships in February. Intermediate wrestlers will receive a club t-shirt and have access to the Cardinals WC team store. The intermediate group coach will be Noah Messerall. Season: November 15, 2022 - February 5, 2023 When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm Where: Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Rd., Lewis Center, OH, 43035

$250

Beginner Youth (Winter 2022)

This option is for beginner youth wrestlers, all K-2 graders and some 3rd and 4th graders new to the sport. Beginner level wrestlers will learn basic wrestling techniques and motions through wrestling-related drills and games. The focus is on fitness, fun, and building a love for the sport. The beginner level may compete within the club or at duals when ready, but competition is not the focus of this group. (Beginners will not compete in the Hellickson League.) The beginner group practices twice a week through December and January. Each wrestler will receive a club t-shirt and have access to the Cardinals WC team store. The beginner group will be coached by Tyson Porter (last year's OWLs head coach); high school wrestlers will be at each practice to assist Coach Porter. Season: December 5, 2022 - February 1, 2023 When: Mondays at OOHS and Wednesdays at OBHS, 6:30-7:45pm Where: Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Rd., Lewis Center, OH, 43035 (Mondays); Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065; (Wednesdays)

$150

MIddle School OAC Training

Middle School post-season training for those with their sights set on the OAC District (TBA) and State Tournaments (March 18, 2023). Practices will begin on February 1 and last until OAC State. There will be three practices a week: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8:15pm, and Saturdays 10-11:30am at Berlin High School.

$150

CWC Schedules & Locations
Free Youth Kickoff Clinics (Fall 2022)
Days: November 1, 2022 and November 8, 2022
Times: 6:30-8:15pm
Clinicians: Nov. 1 Kollin Moore; Nov. 8 J. Jaggers
Where: Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065

Advanced Youth (Winter 2022)
Season: November 15, 2022 - March 25, 2023
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:15pm; Saturdays 10-11:30am
Where: Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065

Intermediate Youth (Winter 2022)
Season: November 15, 2022 - February 5, 2023
When: Mondays & Wednesday, 6-7:30pm
Where: Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Rd., Lewis Center, OH, 43035

Beginner Youth (Winter 2022)
Season: December 5, 2022 - February 1, 2023
When: Mondays at OOHS and Wednesdays at OBHS, 6:30-7:45pm
Where: Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Rd., Lewis Center, OH, 43035 (Mondays); Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065; (Wednesdays)

Middle School OAC Training (Winter 2023)
Season: February 1, 2023 - March 18, 2023
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:15pm; Saturdays 10-11:30am
Where: Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43065

Freestyle and Greco Roman Training (Spring 2023)
Information coming soon for Greco Roman and freestyle season for high school and middle school wrestlers. 
Every CWC wrestler will get a t-shirt included in his registration fee. Our team's gear store, which will be run by Rudis, will be posted here soon! 

Kollin Moore

Club Head Coach

Coach Moore is one of America's most distinguished wrestlers. A former Buckeye, Moore was a 3-time All-American, a 4x NCAA qualifier, a national finalist, a 3x Big 10 Champion, and a Hodge Trophy runner-up. He is a member of the US National Team with numerous international medals to his name. He currently competes and trains at the Ohio RTC. Coach Moore is from Burbank, Ohio (Norwayne High School); there he was a multi-sport athlete, a 3x State placer, and an OHSAA state champion in 2015.

Mike Fickell

Advanced Coach

Coach Fickell was an NCAA All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. At Penn, Fickell was All-Ivy, Ivy League Wrestler of the Year, team captain, and an EIWA Champion. Fickell did his prep wrestling at St. Francis DeSales High School where he finished 2nd in 1995 and 3rd in 1996. He was also a standout football player for the Stallions earning all-district and honorable-mention all-state honors.

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Noah Messerall

Intermediate Head Coach

Noah is on the Olentangy HIgh School wrestling staff and in in his 4th year of teaching elementary school for Delaware City Schools. He was a state qualifier for Thomas Worthington High School and went on to wrestle in college at Heidelberg University.

Tyson Porter

Beginner Head Coach

Coach Porter played collegiate soccer at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. He has 8 years of wrestling experience, including tenures as the Olentangy Wrestling League (OWLs) head coach and as an assistant coach at Berlin HS. Coach Porter teaches history at Berlin High School. He and his wife, Lyndsey, live in Delaware, OH with their dog.

Bob Gavlak

Assistant Coach

Coach Gavlak wrestled at Case Western University. Coach Gavlak is a father, an avid sports fan, and an independent wealth advisor at WealthSource. He and his family live in Delaware, OH.

Brad Jennings

Assistant Coach

Coach Jennings has over 20 years of wrestling and coaching experience. He is the founder of Financial Providence Group, main donor of OSU's Jennings Wrestling Facility, and an avid supporter of all things wrestling. He and his family live in Delaware, OH.

Josh Heffernan

Assistant Coach

Coach "Heff" is the head wrestling coach at Olentangy Berlin High School; he has over 20 years of coaching experience. A number of his athletes earned OHSAA state medals and college wrestling opportunities. Heff wrestled collegiately for Ohio University where he was an NCAA qualifier in 1999, a 3x MAC placewinner, a team captain, and a Most Valuable Wrestler award winner. (He also played baseball for the Bobcats.) A native of Chicago, he wrestled at Palatine High School where he was a state runner-up in 1994. He is the English department chair and an ELA teacher at Berlin High School. He and his family live in Powell, Ohio.

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Bart Murphy

Assistant Coach

Coach Murphy was a Nebraska state finalist in high school and a teammate of Coach Fickell's at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an EIWA CHampion and an NCAA Qualifier in 1997.

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Brad Todd

Assistant Coach

Advanced Level

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Neal Sturgill

Assistant Coach

Advanced Level

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Luke Moore

Clinician

Assistant Wrestling Coach Olentangy Berlin High School

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

Matt Kirsop (Olentangy Berlin, '22) 2022 OHSAA State Alternate, US Army

Kody Goffin (Olentangy Berlin, '22) 2022 OHSAA State Alternate, US Navy

Niko Gonzalez (Olentangy Berlin, '22) 2022 OHSAA State Alternate, Indiana Tech wrestling team member

Caiden Hooks (Olentangy Berlin, '22) 2021 OHSAA State Qualifier, 2022 District Placer; Otterbein University wrestling team member

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; Indian Hills Community College and Campbellsville wrestling team 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.