Building Young Champions, on and off the Mat


2014 Session Info

We have published information regarding our 2014 session.  Click on the “session information” tab above to access the info.

Note: our competition schedule will be published in November, when SCWAY and USA Wrestling finalize their schedules.

Lastly, online sign up for BKWC will be available in September.  Check back then to sign up online.



Highlights and Testimonials

Below are two videos showing highlights and some parent/wrestler testimonials about our club:

Mike Krause Clinic Teaser

We are happy to partner with Capo Valley Wrestling in bringing Mike Krause to the Mission Viejo area for a fall clinic Oct 17-19.

Mike is a nationally recognized club coach who, in addition to running his own feeder club for perennial power Detroit Central Catholic, travels around the nation teaching at camps and clinics.  Anyone who has seen him at a clinic or perhaps online at knows he brings the heat!  To see what Mike is all about, click on the link above embedded in his name.

The clinic features one session Friday evening, two sessions Saturday, and two sessions Sunday.  In addition, there will be a scrimmage Sat afternoon, and the parents/coaches will have a complimentary Q & A with coach Krause while the wrestlers are scrimmaging.

This clinic is open to any wrestler grades K-12.

To register and for more information, download and send in the registration form

As a preview, check out the interview coach Bordner conducted with Mike:

Also, here is a sneak peek of Mike in action:

Santa Margarita Pop Warner


We are proud partners with Santa Margarita Pop Warner.  They are currently taking registration for 2014.  Click through the link to be taken to their website to register.  Levels will fill up by April, so be sure to register fast!

Spring and Summer Camps 2014


Our spring session will start April 28 and last through May 30.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm.

There is NO COST to our spring program.  It is FREE.

For more info, email

Also, our summer camp info is up.  To access that info, click here


Our youth club continues its success.  Recently we had great scrimmages vs Laguna Hills and Marco Forrester, and tournaments at San Clemente and Fountain Valley.  The kids got great experience at all events, and we continue to bring home some great hardware at tournaments.  Most recently, Caleb Park was awarded our first “Wrestler of the Month” for his recent performances, including a second place finish in the advanced division at Fountain Valley.

He is an exciting wrestler to watch.  He is incredibly aggressive and attacks the legs non-stop.

Caleb’s accomplishments are extraordinary, for he is only a second year wrestler.  He has worked very hard in the offseason, and it shows.  He is defeating wrestlers who have many years more experience than he does, and is doing very well in the advanced division at tournaments.  Hats off to him for all his hard work!

caleb wrestler of month jan

Big Kat Makin’ Waves

Our BK wrestlers have been quite active the past few weeks during the beginning of the season.  Here are some highlights:

Jorge Gonzalez wrestled in his first tournament at Rowland Heights in December, and placed second!  That earned him Wrestler of the Week honors:




Craig Phoenix, a second year wrestler, has been very impressive at the advanced level.  He has placed in all tournaments he wrestled in.  His performance at Brea earned him W.O.W honors for week 2:




We’ve traveled to a few other rooms too, participating in a scrimmage at San Clemente, and partaking in a clinic at Surfside in Huntington Beach, featuring 3x College D1 All-American (Northwestern) Jason Welch.

San Clemente

San Clemente


@ Surfside with Welch and coach Kevin

Braden, Craig, Jason, Max, Ian, Caleb, and Jake@ Surfside with Welch and coach Kevin


Lastly, the BKWC came up big at the Cerritos College Tournament of Champions this last Sunday.  We took 8 wrestlers, and all 8 medaled in the top 3.  This is the first time we’ve ever medaled all our entries, and 8 medalists is a record number for us too.  Gerardo Hernandez was named W.O.W for finishing first in the advanced division:




Things are looking up for us, and we have lots to celebrate.  We are at it again this week with a scrimmage at Laguna Hills and a tournament at San Clemente.

It’s not too late to join if you haven’t yet!  Email for more info.




Novice Clinic

Recently, on Friday Nov 2, the CVHS Booster Club hosted a youth clinic for novice wrestlers in grades k-8.  All the kids had fun, and got a lot of good instruction and attention from the many coaches and counselors in attendance.  Some pictures are below

Noah demonstrates a spin behind.

Noah demonstrates a spin behind.


Coach Mestakides helps out with a front head lock.

Coach Mestakides helps out with a front head lock.


Geoff and Michael help some of the campers  out with a cradle.

Geoff and Michael help some of the campers out with a cradle.


The campers pictured with the afternoon counselor crew.

The campers pictured with the afternoon counselor crew.





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