Registration open for 2017-18 Wildcat Wrestling Club!

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!

Cost:
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:
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.

Coaches:
Advanced WrestlersJon Clayton, head coach; Bobby Bovaird, asst. coach
Novice WrestlersShawn 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.

Tournaments:
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).

Club Communication:
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.

For more information, contact:
Email: wildcatwrestlingclub@hotmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cdwck/

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Fish Fry and Raffle to support the Wildcat Wrestling Club!

Join the Wildcat Wrestling Club for a FISH FRY and a RAFFLE on Saturday, October 14! We will be serving dinner from 5-7 at the Louisburg American Legion, Post 250. Details below!

DINNER
When: Saturday, October 14
Time: Dinner 5-7pm
Location: American Legion Post 250
Cost: Adults $7, Children $3

RAFFLE:
Time: Drawing begins at 7pm
Cost: $1 each, $20 for 25 tickets
Click HERE to view raffle items!

2017-18.Parade Float

The WILDCAT WRESTLING CLUB is a youth sports organization entering its second year of operation. The WWC is sponsored by the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Louisburg community. All proceeds from this event will go toward facility use fees, insurance, singlets, and wrestling mat supplies. Our club’s vision is to provide a competitive and affordable youth wrestling program to the community of Louisburg. All WWC coaches are Bronze Certified members of USA Wrestling.

Wildcat Youth Wrestling Clinic announced!

The Louisburg High School and Wildcat Wrestling Club programs are once again offering a FREE youth clinic for all USD 416 students grades K-6. Join us as the LHS and WWC coaches work with youth to learn the sport of wrestling on Monday, October 9, through Wednesday, October 11, in the Louisburg High School wrestling room. Sessions will be from 6-7:15pm and it is FREE of charge!

Register for the clinic by filling out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeTP7umIICTndE8a8rPcl3mHBw03w0rJpIpDoDrt9Bebqw9w/viewform?usp=sf_link

WHEN: Monday October 9, Tuesday October 10, and Wednesday October 11, from 6-7:15 in the LHS Wrestling Room

WHO: Rockville, Broadmoor, and LMS students, grades K-6.

COST: FREE!

FOCUS AND OBJECTIVES: The focus of this clinic will be on the FUN and FUNDAMENTALS of the sport of Wrestling. Participating students will be instructed by LHS head wrestling coach Bobby Bovaird, Wildcat Wrestling Club coaches, and LHS coaches and wrestlers on various techniques and skills important to the sport of wrestling. They will also engage in wrestling-based games that emphasize physical activity and exercise.

Participating wrestlers may wear shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes or wrestling shoes. Please no jeans, cut-offs, or articles clothing with metal that could tear the wrestling mats or scratch other participants.

CONTACT INFO: Bobby Bovaird, LHS head wrestling coach, bovairdr@usd416.org, (913)424-0999

Wildcat Wrestling Club, a new option

We’re excited to announce the debut of a new wrestling option in Louisburg, the Wildcat Wrestling Club!

The objective of the Wildcat Wrestling Club is to provide the youth of Louisburg with the opportunity to enter into the sport of wrestling in an environment that is conducive to fun, exercise, learning the fundamentals of the sport, and creating opportunities for all athletes involved.

Wrestlers who join the Wildcat Wrestling Club will join a club that is vertically aligned with the philosophies and techniques of the Louisburg Middle School and Louisburg High School programs.

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the formation of this new club:

  • What is the “Wildcat Wrestling Club”? The Wildcat Wrestling Club is a new club for the youth of Louisburg. It is a chartered club with USA-Wrestling, and it is sponsored by the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas. The Wildcat Wrestling Club is now accepting registrations for the upcoming wrestling season. Click here to download the club flyer. 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.
  • Who should join the WWC? The club is geared toward Louisburg students grades K-6 who are interested in learning the sport of wrestling.
  • How much does it cost? Club membership for the 2016-17 season is $20, which includes USA-Wrestling membership, practice facility usage fee, and club t-shirt. Checks should be made payable to the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas.
  • When are practices? This season, we will hold four practices: Tuesdays 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, and 2/7, and practices will be held in the Louisburg High School wrestling room. Practice will begin at 6:00pm and end by 7:30pm. Additional practices may be added based on interest and facility availability. Wrestlers will need to practice in shorts and t-shirts (no jeans or cut-offs), and they must have wrestling shoes or clean tennis shoes.
  • What about tournaments? The Wildcat Wrestling Club tournament schedule will be determined as we get closer to the start of the season. Should a club member decide he/she wants to compete in a tournament, the parents will need to notify the coaching staff. Wrestling shoes, headgear, and singlet are required for tournament participation.
  • Who are the club’s coaches? The club will be led by Bobby Bovaird, head wrestling coach at Louisburg High School, Shawn Crossley, a 1998 LHS graduate, and Bradley Trageser, a 2016 LHS graduate. Any parent who is interested in becoming a coach with the Wildcat Wrestling Club can contact the club at wildcatwrestlingclub@hotmail.com. All WWC coaches must pass a background check every two years, become members of USA-Wrestling, and complete the Bronze-Level coaching certification program.
  • What future options does the Wildcat Wrestling Club have for its members? This season is the inaugural season for the club, but big plans are set for the future. We will have an operating board of directors and a unified coaching staff with common goals and visions for the sport of wrestling in Louisburg.
  • How can I continue to get information about the club? You can contact the club at wildcatwrestlingclub@hotmail.com to receive more information or to ask questions. Regular updates will be posted on our club Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cdwck/), through email, or on this website.

While the Wildcat Wrestling Club is an independent organization, unaffiliated with USD 416, it is sponsored by the Carpe Diem Wrestling Club of Kansas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose specific purpose is to provide opportunity for youth to participate in youth sports with a focus on character development, personal health, and skill development.

Click here to download a PDF of the club registration, and mail to to 1311 N 1st St. East, Louisburg, KS 66053. Registration deadline is December 1, 2016.