Established in 2015, the Cardinals Wrestling Club
was formed by high school wrestling coaches to strengthen their high school team's 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 has a freestyle and Greco wrestling club charter through USA Wrestling-Ohio
and are linked directly to Team Ohio
, the Ohio AAU Junior Olympic Program
. All high school and middle school wrestlers are welcome to be a part of CWC. For the last five years CWC has had great numbers with a full range of weights and skill levels; thus, there is something for everyone. CWC is run out of the Berlin and Delaware Hayes High School wrestling rooms. Training sessions include technique instruction, drilling, and live wrestling.
In the fall of 2019, the Cardinals Wrestling Club expanded their training options to include opportunities for elite youth and middle school wrestlers. That opportunity is the Cardinals Elite Wrestling Club
, an in-season, tri-weekly training opportunity for elite 4th-8th graders. CEWC operates in addition to area youth and middle school programs. CEWC is run by NCAA DI All-American Mike Fickell out of the Berlin High School wrestling room.
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.
If you have any questions please contact Coach Rieman (740-816-8326; firstname.lastname@example.org); Coach Heffernan (614-214-1071; email@example.com); or Coach Fickell (917-575-0416; firstname.lastname@example.org