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Wrestling-Upcoming week
by posted 12/01/2019


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. There has been a change to the practice schedule this week. We WILL NOT have practice tomorrow Monday due to high school basketball games that are scheduled during our practice time. For this week only practice will be rescheduled for Tuesday from 6-8 and we will practice our normal Wednesday practice from 6-8. 

We will have a rookie tournament Sunday, December 8th at Cannon School in Concord, NC. The weigh ins are honor system based. The Wrestling Tournament will start at 2pm but plan on having your wrestler there by 1pm to warm up with the team. You can sign your wrestler up at under Cougar Classic Rookie. You will need your AAU card starting with this tournament. You can get your AAU card at under registration. If you register for the tournament before Tuesday it is $15.00. After that it'll be $20.00. Registration closes at Noon on Saturday, December 7th. This Rookie Tournament will not be your typical tournament. The main purpose of these types of tournaments is to give your wrestler exposure and experience by getting as many matches as possible for your rookie wrestler. 


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call/text/email,

Coach Jason Sponsel



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by posted 11/25/2019


No practice Wednesday, school will be closed. Everybody gets to start Thanksgiving weekend early! Hope to see everybody tonight.

Coach Jason

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Wrestling- Upcoming week
by posted 11/25/2019


We will have practice tonight at 6:45-8:30. We will have practice Wednesday also at 6-8 and since it will be close to Thanksgiving it is 100 percent optional. I am trying to move the Wednesday practice to 5 PM to 7 PM but I will let everybody know if it changes.

We will not have a tournament or meet this weekend. Both the Nation Ford tournament and Parkwood meets were canceled. Our next tournament will be December 7th and 8th in Concord.

Our kids did excellent this weekend! We had some good wins and some good "lessons". We had three first places, two second places, and four third places. It is great that our kids did well but some of our best matches were from the kids that didn't place. For a lot of our kids this was their first experience of a wrestling tournament and they were able to see how fast pace a wrestling match is. Everyone of our kids grew and gained important experience. The coaches were very proud of everyone. Please let me or any other coach know if you have any concerns.

I hope everybody enjoys their short week and has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Coach Jason


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Buford Tournament-Wrestling
by posted 11/22/2019


If your wrestler is wrestling this weekend in the tournament registration is now closed but you can register at the door. You will still need to get NUway card to wrestle in the tournament. The tournament is at Buford HS and it is about 30-35 minutes from Weddington HS. The weigh-ins are from 7-8 and wrestling will start at 9. After weigh-ins we warm-up on the mat around 8:15. During that time we can answer questions the kids might have and explain to them how tournament works. I will talk to all the new parents at the tournament and explain track wrestling and how it works. We like to sit together as a team so please look for the other WCWAA families and try to get an area together. Our wrestlers are in elementary school and we like them to do good and win but having fun with the sport and getting the experience from the tournment is the most important thing. This year we have wins and lessons, if we don't win what did we learn so that we can improve to win. I hope taking the losing out at this age will help reduce the pressure of winning and let the kids enjoy the sport, get experience, and have fun. Please call me, text me, or email if you have any questions/concerns.


Coach Jason


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Wrestling- Upcoming week
by posted 11/18/2019


I hope everybody stayed warm this weekend. We had a soccer tournament in Raleigh this weekend and it was a little cold and windy. We have practice this week Monday 6:45-8:30 and Wednesday 6-8 at Weddington HS Aux gym. We will start warming up right at the start of practice times, we have a lot to cover this week. The team did excellent in their first scrimmage last week. A lot of the kids did a lot better then the coaches excepted for their first matches. We have identified a lot of areas that we need to work on and we will be addressing them this week.

Our first tournament is this weekend in Buford, SC nest to Lancaster. I signed me kids up last night. The tournament has a Rookie, Open, and Girls Divisions. It is a great opportunity for the kids to get some early year experience before the AAU tournaments start. The tournaments are 100% optional and if you feel that your child is not ready it is ok for them not to go. If you do decide to do the tournament this weekend you will need to get a NUway card and register you child on for the tournament.

To get your Nuway card you will need to do the following. Go to >you will see login, under the login is register here, click register here > follow the registration process. When they ask for the club put "unaffiliated". After you have completed the process you will have a Nuway card with a ID number, you will need that number when you sign you wrestler up in track wrestling for the tournament. We plan on doing a few NUway tournaments this year so the purchase of the card will not go to waste.

After you have your NUway card you can register you wrestler in track wrestling for the tournament. Go to > then go to the events tab > click the functions tab in the top center of the screen> click search events> select the State as South Carolina then hit search> you will then see Buford Stingers shootout, click it > a window will pop up and hit the tab to enter event> on the event page you will click registration. Follow the registration process for you wrestler. We will use our wrestling club for this registration "WCWAA", it will make it easier for the coaches at the event if everybody puts their kid under WCWAA and you get a discount. Please put your wrestler in the proper division most will be Rookie and it will also ask for what weight. Please make sure that the weight is correct and they can make the weight the day of the tournament.

I know it sounds like a lot but it it gets easier after you do it once. Once you get your AAU and NUway cards you will not have to do that again for the rest of the year. Always feel free to call, text, or email if you have any questions. I can help you after practice if you have questions.


Coach Jason


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by posted 11/11/2019


I hope everyone has had a great weekend. We will not have practice tonight because of Veteran's Day. Again, Thank you for all that have served!

We will have a scrimmage with Parkwood Wednesday. I have completed the match schedule and everybody will have a match either with a Parkwood wrestler or with one of our WCWAA wrestlers. The matches will be 1 minute periods with no points being counted. If a wrestler is pinned they will start the match over again. The purpose of this scrimmage is to show the kids what a wrestling match looks like and be able to teach them as they wrestle. We will work with all wrestlers on positions and other basics of wrestling. This will be good for the young wrestlers so they can see what wrestling is all about and start to understand why we are doing certain drills at practice.

The Team managers and I will be at Weddingtion HS at 5:30 to hand out the singlets, t-shirts, and shorts. If you can make it early it will help when things start to get busy. Your wrestler is more than welcome to change and wear them during the scrimmage. They can also wear a T-shirt and shorts. We will need them to wear headgear and wrestling shoes at the event.

If you can't make it please let me know so I can adjust the match schedule. I have matched the wrestlers with their experience levels and weights. If time permits we will try to get more matches then what I have scheduled.

We also have a team page on the WCWAA website. You can find it by going to the Team tab>choose a team>Winter2019>Wrestling>Wrestling. The team page will have all old emails, the schedule, roster, and other information items on the page.

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns,

Coach Jason


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Welcome to Wrestling
by posted 11/11/2019

Dear Parents,

      Thanks for putting your children in the wrestling program this year. Practice will be starting Monday October 28th at Weddington High School Aux Gym at 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM Mondays and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesdays. Your Wrestler will need headgear and wrestling shoes. You can find both items at most local sports stores. I have found the Academy sports in SC is the most reasonable for pricing. There are many options online also. If your Wrestler doesn't have the required gear the first week it will be ok but it will be enforced in the future. We will be participating in many AAU tournaments, SC tournaments, and other local scrimmages this year. They are always optional for your child to participate but it is encouraged for them to attend as many as possible. We believe the more mat time the wrestler gets the more comfortable they will become with the sport and gain key match experience to help them grow with the sport. North Carolina has done an outstanding job with the young wrestler ranks, the have created two divisions over the years. One being Rookie Division (1-2 Year experience) and the other Open Division (kids that have some more experience). The Rookie tournaments are a great way for the young wrestler to get to wrestle in tournaments without getting discouraged by the more experienced wrestler. For the local scrimmages, we will try and have some meets with local teams at which most kids will get 4-6 matches during the meets. If you have any questions during the season please reach out to myself or one of the coaches and we will be more than willing to help in whatever way possible.

      The coaching staffs #1 priority is the wrestlers Health and Safety. That is why we will enforce the use of headgear and wrestling shoes. Please don't have your child wear the wrestling to and from wrestling practice, have them wear a different pair of shoes (crocs or slides) to practice then change into the shoes when at practice. This will help keep the mats clean. Second, after practices and events have your children bathe with anti-bacterial soap and wash their hair good. Third, we will be cleaning the mats before every practice to ensure our wrestlers are wrestling on clean mats. Fourth, we will not have excessive horse play at practice which kids could hurt other kids. We do have coaches around but as a parent please stop anything that you see outside or around the practice and let one of the coaches know. Last, we will never have your child wrestle a match that we feel your child could get hurt. I or any other coach will stop a match if we feel that your child is at risk to injury or could do him harm.

       The wrestle schedule is a little more robust this year. We will be having Local meets with teams and participating in 5-7 AAU tournaments in the Charlotte area. Your child doesn't have to participate in all of the events put he is more than welcome to participate in whatever ones you feel needed. Most of the tournaments will be Rookie Tournaments. We will be attending the Open tournaments this season since we have some more experience wrestlers. Since we are participating in AAU tournaments you we need to go to the AAU website and sign your wrestler up in AAU and get a AAU wrestling card. I will be posting the tournament schedule to the team schedule of the WCWAA Wrestling team website but I will put the dates below so you can plan what events your wrestler would like to participate in. We will also have a Winter break from Dec. 21- Jan. 2 where no practices will be held. There is a tournament in Mocksville on Dec. 21st but I will not be attending. I put it on the schedule in case some other coaches might want to attend and open it up for the team to attend. We hope to fill the middle of February with local meets and possibly a NUway tournament. We will see as the season goes on and what track wrestling will have to offer. Track Wrestling is the website that most tournaments use to register and facilitate the tournaments.

OCT 28TH-                    PRACTICE STARTS

NOV 13th-                    Parkwood Scrimmage at Weddington High School

NOV 23RD-                   BUFORD, SC

NOV 30TH-                    NATION FORD, SC OR PARKWOOD


DEC 14TH-                    TROJAN WRESTLING CLUB


JAN 4TH-                       DENVER DRAGONS

JAN 11TH-                     SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP




FEB 8TH & 9TH-              TBD

FEB 15TH & 16TH-         TBD

FEB 22ND & 23RD-         TBD

FEB 29TH-                     TROJAN WRESTLING CLUB




*There might be changes to the schedule in the future but I will keep everybody informed.


I would also like to introduce the following coaches, thank you for volunteering.










We have had two individuals volunteer to be Team Managers this year and the coaching staff is very excited to have them aboard. They will be able to handle questions on logistics, roster information, tournament details, and everything else that makes the team run smooth. We really appreciate the help in this department.





       Last, we will have singlets, shorts, and shirts for the kids this season. We have received the singlets and I have ordered the shirts and shorts which should be in shortly. Please feel free at any time to contact me if you have any questions and/or concerns with your wrestler or the program.

Thanks again for having your children in the program and can't wait for the season to start.

Coach Jason Sponsel


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The Fundamentals of Wrestling
by posted 11/11/2019

The Fundamentals of Wrestling

Your success in wrestling is a direct result of your expertise in the fundamentals. After you master the following basic aspects of the sport, you can build on them to expand your wrestling repertoire:

  • Stance: Your body position and posture on the mat; can be parallel or staggered
  • Penetration step: The first offensive movement that puts you in a position to score
  • Level change: The act of raising and lowering your hips to set up or execute an attack or to counter the moves of your opponent
  • Neutral position: The starting position in which you stand face to face and with your shoulders square to your opponent in the wrestling area
  • Referee’s position: The starting position in which one wrestler is in the top position and the other is on the bottom
  • Takedown: A move during which you take your opponent down to the mat and gain control from the neutral position
  • Reversal: A move during which you quickly turn the tables and go from being in a position of defense to being in a position of control as the offensive wrestler
  • Escape: A move you use from the bottom of the referee’s position to escape, or get away from your opponent
  • Breakdown: A move you use when you’re in the top of the referee’s position to try to get your opponent off balance and down to the mat
  • Finish: The act of pinning your opponent with special techniques that lead to a fall, meaning that the back of your opponent’s shoulders are on the mat for at least two seconds

How a Wrestling Match Is Scored

The objective in a wrestling match is to beat your opponent. If a pin occurs, the match is over and whoever scored the pin wins. But if neither wrestler scores a pin, the score at the end of three two-minute periods determines the winner. You earn points for the different moves you successfully execute during a match, and your opponent earns points for any infractions you commit:

  • Pin or fall: Victory; end of match
  • Takedown: 2 points
  • Escape: 1 point
  • Reversal: 2 points
  • Near fall: 2 points if you hold your opponent for two seconds; 3 points if you hold your opponent for five seconds or more
  • Illegal hold: 1 point for your opponent
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct: 1 point for your opponent
  • Unnecessary roughness: 1 point for your opponent
  • Stalling: 1 point for your opponent after you receive one warning; disqualification on the fifth stalling violation


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