2015 Spring and Summer Camps

Registration is now open for our 2015 spring and summer youth camps.

SPRING

Our Youth spring camp for grades k-8 will be May 12-June 11. More information here.

Click here to register online for the youth spring camp.  You may also register by mail by filling out the form and mailing it with donation to the P.O Box on the form.

SUMMER

Dates: June 22-July 16, Mon-Thurs each week, 6-8pm.  $150 donation for four weeks of training.

You can register by mail–fill out form, send in with donation.

You can also register online by clicking here.

Flyer with info is here.

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So Far in 2014-15

We have gotten off to a great start so far this year!  Lots of action in December: two tournaments–El Dorado and Megatron–and 4 scrimmages: Valdez, two San Clemente scrimmages, and Laguna Hills/Marco Forrester Middle School.  As we move into January, we have a lot of momentum!

Here are some highlights:

*At the El Dorado tournament, we had 28 competitors, 16 medalists, 7 of them first place. Nate Garrison, Will Garrison, Craig Phoenix, Jake Herrera, Osten Dandan, Diego Garcia, Max Park, Caleb Park, Max Callas, all medaled.  Jorge Gonzalez, Ian Rudner, Kyler Petronis, Josh Bentley, Treyvon Shodja, William Burks, and Sam Callas all took first.

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*Osten Dandan was nominated our first wrestler of the week for his gutsy performance.

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*At Megatron, 3 out of 7 Big Kats medaled: Trey, Brock Kenney, and Caleb Park.  All came away with some great experience.  Tough tournament!

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San Clemente scrimmage:

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Valdez:

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We are looking forward to a great 2015!

Spring and Summer Camps 2014

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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 bigkatwrestlingclub@gmail.com

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

Results

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!

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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:

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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:

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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.

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San Clemente

 

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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:

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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

1 Day Clinic

Friday, Nov 1, the CVHS Wrestling Booster Club will host a 1 day wrestling clinic from 8am-3pm during CUSD’s “student free day.”

This is a great opportunity for you to get some cost-effective childcare while your child has fun and learns about a new sport at the same time.

Requested donation is $45.  Lunch will be provided.  For those that bring their own lunch, requested donation is $40.

The location is Capistrano Valley High School’s wrestling room.

Clinic is limited to the first 35 that register.  To register, email capovalleywrestling@gmail.com and provide your child’s name and grade level.

 

 

 

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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