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Cardinals Wrestling Club is back for 2021-2022 training! This winter Cardinals Elite Wrestling Club for elite 4th-8th graders will train out of Berlin High School's wrestling room.  This spring CWC will run out of the Berlin and Delaware Hayes wrestling rooms for high schoolers and elite middle school wrestlers.

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 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. 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.  Pending the season, CWC is run out of the Berlin and Delaware Hayes High School wrestling rooms. 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.  

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 Heffernan (614-214-1071; josh_heffernan@olsd.us); Coach Rieman (740-816-8326; riemanke@delawarecityschools.net);  or Coach Fickell (917-575-0416; mfickell@fcwealthsolutions.com)