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.

 

AWC Board of Directors

Kirk Rathjen / President

Bob Anderson / Secretary
Ashley Rathjen / Treasurer
Ashley Watson / Registrar/Communications
Brad Bruhl / Elite Coach
Sundae Anderson / Apparel Coordinator
Pam Benge / Apparel Coordinator


John Royer / Coach/Board Advisor
James Dorfler / Board Advisor
Joel Holst / Board Advisor 
Stacie Holst / Board Advisor
Jenn Beal / Board Advisor
Zeb Sullivan / Board Advisor
Christie Sullivan / Board Advisor
Aaron Wignall / Board Advisor

JD Naig / Elite Coach
Kurt Backes / Coach
Paul Folkers / Coach
Mike Kelly / Coach
Dean Kenworthy / Coach
Justin Song / Coach
Dave Kildow / Coach
Joe Grider / Coach
Bill Bernardo / Coach
Wes Sloan / Coach
Larry Tanchinh / Coach
Justin Mendenhall / Coach
Dan Sleiter / Coach
Scott Turner / Coach
Bryan Beal / Coach

Jack Wignall / Ankeny Head Coach
Jay Groth / Ankeny Centennial Head Coach

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.

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