AWC FAQ




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.

 

General

How do I sign my wrestler up for tournaments?

The best way to find a listing of the local and surrounding tournaments online at: www.thepredicament.com. New tournaments are added weekly throughout the season. Registration is handled differently by each individual tournament. Registration information should be available via the posting on www.thepredicament.com Some tournaments require mail in the registration, while others have online registration via www.trackwrestling.com.

What night will my wrestler practice?

Practice groups are divided according to age/grade level. Each group will practice on a routine weekly schedule which will be available to parents via the AWC website mid-October. This schedule will have the date, time and location of practices for each age group.

Does AWC go to tournaments as a club?

The club coaches will plan to attend a few different local tournaments where they will available to coach the club wrestlers.  We will try to communicate these tournaments to you in advance so you have ample time to plan and get your wrestler registered. Wrestling tournaments are available each weekend, and parents are able to register and accompany their child to tournaments at their discretion.  We will have our own Helmkamp beginner tournament in December as well as our annual AWC tournament in January.  Most coaches will be at these tournaments to help coach your child. 

What are "Beginner" Tournaments?

Each Beginner tournament will have their own specific qualifications. The AWC Helmkamp Beginner Tournament requests wrestlers to have no more than 10 matches in their lifetime. Please be sure to read each tournament criteria prior to registering your child. 

When does the wrestling season start and end?

AWC usually starts practice the first week in November and runs through mid February.  There are kids in the club who compete in state and national competitions.  If your wrestler decides to compete in these events their season could last until mid March. 

Can I join AWC if I live outside Ankeny?

Ankeny Wrestling Club serves Ankeny residents, and Ankeny Community School District students and employees.

When will our schedule come out?

AWC practices at 4 locations.  Ankeny High School, Ankeny Centennial High School, Southview Middle School and Northview Middle School.  All of our practices times are run through Ankeny Community Ed Department.  Because there can be multiple events taking place at these sights, they handle all of the outside scheduling of these practice sites. Ankeny Community Ed usually sends our schedules back mid October.

What are Dual tournaments and how can my wrestler participate?

Dual tournaments are team wrestling events, consisting of one wrestler representing each team at predetermined weight classes. Weight classes start around 50 pounds and usually increase every 5 pounds or so for elementary and middle school wrestlers. These are highly competitive events!

AWC has participated in a couple different dual tournaments over the last several years, some of which are out of town and require an overnight hotel stay. AWC will communicate information to parents regarding participation in these events in advance. If there are multiple wrestlers at the same weight, kids may have to wrestle a match against other individuals from within AWC in order to earn a spot on the AWC Dual Team.  

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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