ELEMENTARY WRESTLING IN LOUDOUN
Several outstanding wrestling clubs serve boys and girls in Loudoun County during the main winter wrestling season. While TOP provides higher-level training to experienced wrestlers in the winter, it does not manage a team. Therefore, this page provides information about local opportunities for elementary-age kids, including links to local clubs.
Step #1 Watch short videos on this page.
Step #2 If you're unsure about joining a team this winter, TOP offers "Introduction to Wrestling" events in the fall before the main season begins. These dates/locations will be announced in the early fall.
Step #3 Join the world's oldest sport! the following section provides general information and links to local clubs.
Youth Winter Wrestling in Loudoun County
Wrestling clubs in Loudoun generally serve boys and girls with DOB 2003-2013. In most cases, clubs hold two evening practices per week and provide the option of competing in weekend tournaments.
The main season generally begins in early-to-mid November and concludes in late February. Top of the Podium runs other programs throughout the entire year.
Youth are usually divided by age and experience level. As athletes progress in the sport, they may enter more advanced practice sessions and compete at different times.
To begin wrestling, an athlete joins a local club. In many cases, new wrestlers pick a club that offers convenient practice times or locations. However, some families evaluate clubs by learning more about their coaches, philosophies, etc.
Currently, four major clubs serve the county. In general, they draw kids from the towns closest to their practice locations. But again, families may choose to join any club they prefer.
Here are the main Loudoun clubs:
Dulles South (Route 50 corridor)
Eastern Loudoun (Sterling and Ashburn)
Ranger Wrestling (Leesburg)
Western Loudoun (Purcellville)
Visit the above sites to learn more about specific ages, practice times, etc. You can register for a club on its respective web site and/or contact coaches with questions.
(overview of the benefits and why the sport has been popular for so long)
2016 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
(Madison Square Garden, New York City)
TEAM VIDEO FOR A LOCAL WRESTLING CLUB
(this video shows highlights of youth wrestling in our area)