Ranger Wrestling Club (Youth Programs)
Athletic Development Model: USA Wrestling
Due to Covid Restrictions, Wrestling will look a little different this year. So competitions maybe limited, but the season will still go on. We will be implementing Guidelines due to covid restrictions. Competition schedule will not be out until January
The Ranger Wrestling Club goals is to promote, develop, and provide quality opportunities for youth wrestling in the Leesburg and the surround areas. It is our mission to make wrestling fun and safe for all wrestlers, but instill core values: Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, Respect, Honesty, Accountability, & Respect. We foster this through practices, competition, and Ranger events.
The Ranger Wrestling Club is apart of 2 different leagues: MDWL Mason Dixon Wrestling League & and competes at Top of the podium events. When registering, your son or daughter has the opportunity to wrestling in both leagues and TOP Rangers also go to "Open tournaments". Confused yet!....No worries!! If you are brand new to wrestling there is no pressure to compete at all or if you do, I suggest signing up for MDWL & TOP events.
What is the difference between the Leagues and events?
The MDWL is for beginning wrestlers up to experienced wrestlers (for all experiences). Wrestlers will be paired up against someone of equal weight and experience. The 8-9 events will be on Sundays around the VA, WV, & MD area and will receive 2-4 matches each event. In order to compete at the end of the year tournament, each wrestler must attend 4 events. End of the year event groups all experiences together in the age/weight bracket. There will be 3-4 events in Loudoun County area.
The TOP events are local Dual (Team) format events and Individual "Winter Wrestling Series" in the Loudoun County area against local clubs. These events are for beginners and novice wrestlers alike. Most events are held in Sterling, VA at the TOP location.
Winter Series: https://www.topofthepodium.org/winter-wrestling-series-wws.html
All events will be communicated to parents, along with whom should go/can, times, locations, and where to sign-up.
** Helpful Links to find wrestling gear, camps/clinics, learn more about wrestling and parenting a wrestler, etc.** Also found under the "home tab"
Q1. What do I get for registering with the Rangers and their youth program?
A1. When registering, wrestlers will have the ability to participate in all MDWL Tournaments & TOP's WWS, attend 2-3 practices a week (Nov-Mar), Team Photo, end of the year banquet, and USA Wrestling Membership (Insurance). Change from previous years, parents must buy their own uniforms if competing. A link will be provide to the online store.
Q2. What should my wrestler wear to practice?
A2. Wrestlers are required to wear wrestling shoes on the mat. Absolutely no street shoes are allowed on the wrestling mats. Shirts should be long enough to be tucked into the wrestlers shorts/sweatpants. Shorts or sweatpants should not have pockets. Headgear should be worn when drilling/wrestling live. Knee pads are optional. These items can be found at the local sporting goods stores or online (Useful Links tab or here).
Q3. Why do I need to register my wrestler for each event (MDWL & TOP's?
A3. Wrestlers are not obligated to participate in all scheduled events (Tournaments/Matches). We ask that the parents identify which events they want their wrestler to participate by registering for the selected events. This helps us keep the coordination around each event to ensure we have enough coaches.
Q4. How do I register for the RWC events?
A4. Simply fill out the Registration form. Once you have registered your information, it will be sent to the appropriate facility where your wrestlers matches will be coordinated with the competing team(s). Registration links for MDWL events can be found here or under our schedule tab. Registration for TOP's Dulles Duals events will be found here or under our schedule tab. (working on these hyperlinks)