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Though we state that the club is open to children as young as kindergarten, it is important that they be able to participate in an active, hour long practice session. With the younger kids we have a more fun approach to teaching, it will still be challenging for most.
From an early age our club emphasizes that EFFORT is more important than RESULTS as in the long term we believe that this will lead to better results and a healthier, saner experience for all involved, most importantly the wrestler. We teach the kids that hard work can be fun and build fundamentals while improving their strength, conditioning and self-confidence.
No. Wrestlers do not have to “make” a certain weight class. They simply weigh-in and are grouped with like sized and aged wrestlers at each tournament. There are no specific weight classes in 90% of our tournaments. The exception to this is the State Championship or other larger, more competitive tournaments. Even with this exception – “cutting weight” will not be condoned by the Club. A sensible balanced diet throughout the season is encouraged, mainly cutting out unnecessary sweets and soda.
Chesterton Elementary Wrestling League (CEWL):
Chesterton Wrestling Club (CWC):
The club has a strict cleaning and sanitation process for the mats that CHS’ janitors and wrestlers perform. In addition, we employ the following rules:
*Custom non-required apparel will be available for purchase. We will provide information to the group when it is available.
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Long-story/short: Folkstyle (in season from early November through March) rewards wrestlers for controlling their opponents whereas Freestyle and Greco (in season from April through summer) reward exposure. For detailed explanation see this: http://content.themat.com/forms/Rulebook.pdf or for a summary see pages 8-10 of this Parent's Guide. The Parent’s guide is a great read for new parents and veterans to the sport.
No, we are prohibited from holding practices when school is on break, cancelled or has early-dismissal by the school’s administration.