STERLING MIDDLE SCHOOl WRESTLING
Welcome to Sterling MS Wrestling!
All Sterling MS students are invited to a free trial practice if you're not sure about registering (see practice schedule below).
Become part of history by joining the first ever wrestling team to represent our school during the 2017-2018 season!
For our first season, we will team up with River Bend Middle School. There will be wrestlers with experience on the team, but there will be a lot of brand new wrestlers. So it's a fantastic opportunity to join the "world's oldest sport" and determine if it's an activity you'll want to continue at Park View High School.
The team will be led by long-time Sterling WC coach Don Griffith, along with assistants Batchka Zulkhuu (college All-American and Potomac Falls state champion) and Garrett Griffith (current wrestler at George Mason University).
The team will practice two evenings a week (Thursday at Potomac Falls HS from 7-8:30, and Monday at Top of the Podium from 7:45-9:15 pm. The season runs from November 9 until late February.
Our team competes in the Middle School division of the popular Dulles Duals. These events are held at Top of the Podium on Saturdays throughout the season. Our uniforms consist of fight shorts and compression shirts! We compete as a team and expect most wrestlers to get 10-20 matches over the season. We also may participate in a meet at a local high school in conjunction with high school varsity matches.
Wrestlers have the option of competing more frequently during the season. The coaching staff will explain all such opportunities once the season begins.
The required equipment needed for wrestling is a headgear and wrestling shoes. If possible, please obtain your gear at the Top of the Podium Wrestling Store in Sterling. TOP is a 501c3 nonprofit, and your purchases support local youth wrestling. Click here for hours.
The team provides each wrestler with a school compression shirt for competition, but wrestlers supply their own fight shorts (coaches will provide more information on this).
To register for the Sterling team, you must join a local youth wrestling club. We are proud to affiliate with Eastern Loudoun Wrestling Club that serves the Ashburn and Sterling areas. Click here for more information about ELWC. You will register on the Eastern Loudoun web site in the Middle School division.
ELWC fees for the entire 2016-2017 season (Nov-Feb) are $219. This includes a USA Wrestling membership and covers fees for all competitions. ELWC has a financial assistance fund for families in need of assistance.
EASTERN LOUDOUN WRESTLING CLUB
2016 Team Highlight Video