• About AWC

    Encouraging Participation in Wrestling
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Our History

The Ankeny Wrestling Club (AWC) began in 1992 by a small group of volunteers and a handful of young wrestlers, which has grown to over 200 members annually!

Our Mission

The primary goal of the Ankeny Wrestling Club is to encourage participation in the sport of wrestling, keep the kids excited and interested in the sport as well as provide the proper technique and training to allow each kid to reach their fullest potential as a wrestler.

 

Many of state qualifiers/place winners/champions produced by the Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School Wrestling programs began their career through the Ankeny Wrestling Club.

We are an AAU sanctioned club and our members participate in both AAU and USA sanctioned events.


 

Joining Our Club

The Ankeny Wrestling Club is open for kids from Kindergarten through 8th grade. New for 2015-2016 season, there will be 6 wrestling groups.

Junior Group: Kindergarten 1 Night a Week

This group meets once a week and is tailored for younger, less experienced athletes/wrestlers and we concentrate on movements, skills, technique, and strength under a fun atmosphere. The cost for K-1st grade is $50 and includes memory mate picture and club shirt.

 

Junior Group: 1st Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group meets twice a week and is also tailored for younger, less experienced athletes/wrestlers and we concentrate on the same movements, skills, technique, and strength under a fun atmosphere as the 1st grade group. The cost 1st-2nd grade is $100 and includes memory mate picture and club shirt.

 

Junior Group: 2nd Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group meets twice a week and is also tailored for younger, less experienced athletes/wrestlers and we concentrate on the same movements, skills, technique, and strength under a fun atmosphere as the 1st grade group. The cost for 2nd grade is $100 and includes memory mate picture and club shirt.

 

Junior Group: 3rd - 4th Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group meets twice a week and is tailored for those with a little more experience and we will concentrate on more accelerated movement, skills, technique, and strength. The cost 3rd-4th grade is $100 and includes memory mate picture and club shirt.

 

Senior Group: 5th - 7th Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group meets twice a week and is for older, more experienced and competitive wrestlers and is designed to involve a more rigorous workout, accelerated technique, and a higher level of competitive activities. However beginners are more than welcome and will be paired with wrestlers of equal skill. The cost for 5th-7th grade is $100 and includes memory mate picture and club shirt.

 

Senior Group: 8th Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group meets twice a week and is for older, more experienced and competitive wrestlers and is designed to involve a more rigorous workout, accelerated technique, and a higher level of competitive activities. However beginners are more than welcome and will be paired with wrestlers of equal skill. The cost for 8th grade is $25.

 

Junior Elite 1st - 3rd Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group will meet twice a week and are also welcome to attend a junior 1st - 3rd grade practice to get 3 practices total a week. This practice is an invite only practice. The coaches observe the wrestlers and decide together who is ready to participate in this option. It is designed for a smaller group of wrestlers who are ready for a higher more intense level of practice and training. The cost for the elite practice is $100 (this is in addition to your original registration fee). In order to be considered for this group you must be registered in the Ankeny Wrestling Club and have already paid your original registration fee.

 

Senior Elite 4th - 8th Grade 2 Nights a Week

This group will meet twice a week and are also welcome to attend a senior 4th-8th grade practice to get 3 practices total a week. This practice is an invite only practice. The coaches observe the wrestlers and decide together who is ready to participate in this option. It is designed for a smaller group of wrestlers who are ready for a higher more intense level of practice and training. The cost for the elite practice is $100 (this is in addition to your original registration fee). In order to be considered for this group you must be registered in the Ankeny Wrestling Club and have already paid your original registration fee.

 


Practices

  • Wrestlers usually wear a t-shirt, shorts, and wrestling shoes. Headgear is optional.
  • We require shirts to be tucked in for wrestlers safety.
  • Tennis shoes are acceptable if they aren’t used for every day and are clean on the bottoms of the sole.
  • No one is allowed in the wrestling room with street shoes on.
  • All wrestling shoes must be carried in and out of the building.
  • Wrestlers are responsible for their own property. Please keep all valuables at home.
  • All wrestlers need to be dressed and ready to go by the start time of the practice.
  • Parents must come into the building to pick up their child. Children are forbidden to wait outside for their own safety.

Tournaments

There are numerous tournaments across the state on any given weekend and participation is optional for each wrestler. Tournaments can be found at The Predicament and Track Wrestling. It is the responsibility of the parent to register, pay, and take their wrestler to the tournament.