The Wildcat Wrestling Club is a USA Wrestling chartered club sponsored by the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas, a not-for-profit organization. Our club is dedicated to providing the opportunity to participate in youth sports with a focus on character development, personal health, and skill development. We are committed to providing a youth wrestling program that stresses wrestling in a positive atmosphere, emphasizing the importance of fun with the sport while learning the fundamentals and getting exercise. It is our goal to introduce the sport of wrestling to our members in an exciting and fun atmosphere.
The Wildcat Wrestling Club is now accepting registrations for the upcoming wrestling season! Click HERE to download our registration form!
Option A: Non-Competition Squad, $35 for kids who just want to practice
Option B: Competition Squad, $55 for kids who want to compete in tournaments.
(Both options include practice facility usage fee and club t-shirt. Option B includes a USA-Wrestling membership.)
Please make checks payable to Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas
Practices begin Thursday, November 30, in the Louisburg High School wrestling room. Advanced wrestlers will practice on Mondays 6:00-7:15pm, Tuesdays 7:15-8:30pm, and Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm. Novice wrestlers will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm. Wrestlers will need to practice in shorts and t-shirts (no jeans or cut-offs), and they should have wrestling shoes. Please arrive to practice at least 15 minutes early so that the team can start promptly.
Advanced Wrestlers: Jon Clayton, head coach; Bobby Bovaird, asst. coach
Novice Wrestlers: Shawn Crossley, head coach; Trevor Finch, asst. coach; James Auth, asst. coach
Additional Coaches: Janson Lanier, Adam Noll, Bradley Trageser, Sam Campbell, Brandon Ott
All coaches have passed a background check and are certified members of USAW.
In order to compete in tournaments, wrestlers must go with Option B for team membership, which will get them a USA-Wrestling card. Wrestlers must have wrestling shoes, headgear, and singlet to compete. Our team tournament schedule will be posted at the start of the season. Tournaments are not required, but they are encouraged so that wrestlers can get a true feel for the sport. Tournaments are an additional cost per tournament. Advanced wrestlers will compete in open tournaments (Saturdays throughout the season), and novice wrestlers will compete in novice tournaments (Sundays throughout the season).
The Wildcat Wrestling Club will utilize email, Facebook, and the Band app to communicate with club members throughout the season regarding announcements, tournament schedule, practice changes, etc. Please be sure that you have access to at least one of these options to stay fully informed.