The Canfield Wrestling Club (CWC) is preparing for another great season on the mat for all young athletes in the sixth grade and under. Sign-ups will be had in the Canfield High School wrestling room on Oct. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. Practices will be offered 2-3 times per week, beginning Oct. 28. Matches begin Dec. 1 and continue until Jan. 26.
“Wrestling is a great sport. I have heard over and over from coaches in football, baseball and other sports that the wrestlers seem to pick things up quicker, have good coordination, and are tough,” said CWC Head Coach Dave Crawford. “What we try to do is to make our kids better athletes by working on strength, quickness and agility. If they are better athletes, they are going to be better wrestlers, football players, etc.”
The CWC competes in the Canfield Sectional of the Ohio Youth Wrestling Association.
Throughout eight weekends, beginning in December, the Canfield wrestlers will have the opportunity to compete against wrestlers from Boardman, Beaver Local, South Range, Salem, Alliance, Wellsville, United, Columbiana, Crestview, Southern Local and West Branch. Wrestlers are matched up by weight, age and experience so that everyone has as the fairest match possible. To learn more about the Canfield Wrestling Club, visit its website at www.canfieldwrestling.ORG, then click the “youth” tab.