The Long Valley Wrestling team, consisting of grapplers between kindergarten and eighth grade, is making a habit out of winning.
The reigning three-time Northwest League Champions are setting up for the new season, and the training and discipline being learned at the youth level is becoming apparent in high school.
Thanks to wrestlers of all grades and ages, the West Morris Central Wolfpack team took home its best team season in school history last year, marking 18 wins, and had one of its senior captains come in sixth in the state tournament.
It all began in the lower grades, though.
While the youth team continues to excel, it’s also looking to grow, and registration for new and current members is now open.
“Long Valley Wrestling provides instruction and competition opportunities for beginners through advanced wrestlers ages Kindergarten through 8th grade,” said club president Jeff Hill. “Contrary to popular belief, wrestling is not just for the aggressive. We have worked with timid and shy wrestlers, and have a place for everyone in our program, regardless of size, weight, personality, or athletic ability.”
Registration can be done online at longvalleywrestling.com. Newcomers are invited to attend a practice session before signing up.
For third grade and under, practices will be held at the West Morris Central High School wrestling room on:
- Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.
- Nov. 7, 11 a.m.
- Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m.
- Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.
For grades four through eight, practices are held in the same location at:
- Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m.
- Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m.
- Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m.
The season runs from November through mid-February and the club provides necessary equipment and instruction under the registration fees. For more information, visit longvalleywrestling.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.