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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:

Jorge

Jorge

 

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:

Craig

Craig

 

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:

Gerardo

Gerardo

 

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 bigkatwrestlingclub@gmail.com for more info.

 

 

 


Little Big Kats

We have elected to not continue our Little Big Kats Class for the remainder of the winter.  We still continue with our regular weekly program though.  For more info on that, see the session info tab above or email bigkatwrestlingclub@gmail.com

 

This season we have a new class: the “Little Big Kats” class.  This is an introductory youth sports class for Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and surrounding Orange County youth for the sport of wrestling.  For young athletes in grades K-3, it is designed to teach them basic wrestling skills in a low key and fun environment. Each session includes not only basic skills instruction, but lots of games, and bodyweight calisthenics. Runs on Saturdays from 10-11:15 starting Dec 7 and running concurrent with the regular program through February. Each session is $7.

To register, follow the instructions on our “Session information” page.  Note: t-shirt/shorts/singlet only comes with enrollment in the regular weekday program, not the “Little Big Kats” class.

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Highlights and Testimonials

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


Testimonials

Here are some testimonials about our program: