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2020/2021 Season Update

Oct 6th 2020 in Uncategorized

Hello Folks, The 2020-2021 TNAAU Wrestling Season is here!  We will hold our first practice on Monday, Oct 26th at Independence High School!  I’m excited to see the club defend its Region 4 title. We are going to have a great season this year. Most of the coaching staff from last year will be returning […]

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It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Mar 13th 2020 in Uncategorized

Like many of you in this club, I’m extremely disappointed in not getting to see our team compete at the AAU State Championships.  My son cried, when I broke the news to him yesterday afternoon and I’m sure many of you had similar experiences.  My heart breaks for the NCAA Athletes that will not get […]

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When Should a Beginner Wrestler Start Competing?

Nov 14th 2019 in Uncategorized

We are approaching the start of the competition season and there is always interest from parents and athletes in criteria for determining when their son or daughter is ready for competition.  I have spent over 40 years involved in this sport as an athlete, coach, and now as a father, and I have formed my […]

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WCWC at Franklin High School

Oct 29th 2019 in Uncategorized

Williamson County Wrestling Club is growing! We are proud to announce we have a second location and offer the same AAU wrestling experience in Franklin, TN as we offer in Thompsons Station, TN at our home Independence High School location. WCWC will have on-site registration on October 29th. Coaches Ken Friedl, Jason Minor, and Michael […]

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Pre-season Preparation

Oct 2nd 2019 in Uncategorized

We have made it to October and many athletes are beginning to transition into winter sport mode and the start to their wrestling season.  A majority of our wrestlers have been competing in other sports or activities during the summer and fall and now need to start spending some time getting ready for the specialized […]

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2019 Beginners Clinic

Sep 12th 2019 in Uncategorized

The Williamson County Wrestling Club, in conjunction with Independence High School is holding our third annual beginners wrestling clinic on 9/23 and 9/25. This event is open to any elementary-aged boy or girl who is interested in trying the sport of wrestling. Our intent is to provide two nights of supervised fun, exposing these participants […]

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Why Kids Should Wrestle

Sep 10th 2019 in Uncategorized

Inclusivity – Wrestling is the most inclusive sport on the planet. Tall, short, fat, lean, athletic, uncoordinated, big, or small, the sport allows for techniques and tactics where almost anyone can be successful.  The sport can be easily taught in groups of participants of similar size and experience or by blending various experience levels together […]

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Fundamental Concepts and Prerequisites For Competition

Dec 18th 2018 in Uncategorized

I was fortunate enough to spend many years competing in the sport of wrestling and was blessed to coach at the college level for over ten years, two as an NCAA Division I Head Coach.  When my wife, Annie and I started having children about ten years ago, we felt God was leading us to pursue […]

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Recommended Pre-requisites for Competition

Dec 15th 2018 in Uncategorized

Motor Development and Body Awareness: Length of mat bear crawl and crab walk (basic strength and core stability) Proficiency at forward and backward rolls – proper body mechanics, especially neck Proficiency at dive forward roll to feet– kinesthetic awareness Front and Back Bridging (without hands) – for time Clock walking and hip heist mechanics  Forward […]

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First Year Wrestling Mom

Nov 13th 2018 in Wrestling Moms

First Year Wrestling Mom First time wrestling moms…I see you.  It can be overwhelming, emotional, dizzying, and scary; especially if you are not familiar AT ALL with this sport.  No matter your familiarity with the world of wrestling, it’s always hard when it’s your baby on that mat.  Just know that you are not alone and we have […]

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