Hononegah Kids Wrestling Club holds sign-ups

Staff Report

The Hononegah Kids Wrestling Club will hold three upcoming sign-up dates. The club is for wrestlers in grades first through eighth grade in the Hononegah School District.

The first two registration dates will be Tuesday and Wednesday during the Roscoe-Rockton Lion/Macktown football practice at Old River Road Park from 5-7 p.m. The second sign-up will be Monday from 6-7 p.m. at the Hononegah High School’s Metal Gym.

The cost is $150 and includes a T-shirt, team singlet and USA wrestling card. Family discounts are available.

All wrestlers who did not wrestler last year must bring a birth certificate on the day of registration. Also, parents should know the wrestler’s weight. The club is limited to the first 125 wrestlers who sign up.

The club offers instruction for wrestlers at all skill levels. There is an emphasis on strength and nutrition and concepts in self-motivation and goal setting.

Practices run from November to February at the HHS Marty Kaiser Wrestling Room located at the back of the school’s Metal Gym. For 10 to 15-year-olds practices are 6-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays starting November 11 and starting December 4 there will also be practice from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Fridays.

For 6-9 year-olds, practices are Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. starting November 12.

The club has produced 10 IKWF state champions and 48 IKWF state place-winners. The success of the club is also demonstrated with the high school team winning 13 NIC-10 championships and having 87 IHSA state qualifiers, not to mention six individual state champs.

They will also be holding the Little Grapplers October 5, 19 and 26 at the Hononegah High School Marty Kaiser Wrestling Room from 6-7 p.m.. The program is designed for first year wrestlers from ages 4-8.  The program teaches basics of wrestling, such as body awareness, light tumbling, and beginner techniques.  This course gives kids and parents a chance to try out the sport of wrestling without having to be engulfed into an entire season Registration is $25 and no special equipment is needed.

For more information, contact Tony Cassioppi 815-985-3785 or hononegahwrestling.com.

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