Parents & Coaches


Club “Leadership” Meetings

Leadership meetings are where the parents and coaches plan our activities and make the Avon Lake wrestling program the best it can be. All are welcome!

2022 Meeting Schedule:
March 28, April 25, May 22, June 26, July 25, August 28, October 2, October 24. All meetings are at 7:00 pm at Moosehead BBQ Grill, 820 Center Rd. Avon, Ohio 44011.

2021-2022 Officers:
• President: Mike Valerino
• Treasurer: John Gill

2021-2022 Coaches:
• HS Head Coach: Scott Sedlick
• HS Assistant Coach: John Sedlick
• HS Assistant Coach: Dennis Copfer
• Learwood Head Coach: Al Hobar
• Learwood Assistant Coach: Mark Bennett
• Youth Head Coach: Ryan McDavid
• Youth Assistant Coach: Erik Mathisen
• Youth Assistant Coach: Chris Taus
• Youth Assistant Coach: Chris Conrad

Currently seeking
• Membership & Recruiting Chair
• Photography Chair
• Website & Communication Chair
• Youth Uniforms & Apparel Chair
• Fundraising Chair
• Boosters Liaison
Email for more information.

Cobos Classic High School Invitational

December 3-4, 2021 at Avon Lake High School

Avon Lake hosts an annual 2-day high school wrestling tournament to kick off the season in early December, named after our generous sponsor, Cobos Insurance.

The Cobos Classic is a pool-style tournament where each wrestler competes against all the other wrestlers in their pool on Friday starting at 5:30. Then, Saturday morning at 9:30 the top wrestlers from each pool will compete in a bracket. The final round of placement matches will be held in the late afternoon. It all makes for a great weekend of wrestling that is supported by the whole community.

Tickets will be available starting on Friday for purchase through the ALHS Box Office. Cost is $6 per session or $15 pass for all 3 sessions. Online ticketing only, no cash will be accepted at the gate. You can also follow the action online in real time through our tournament vendor, Jake’s Wrestling.

How Can Parents Help?

This will be a great weekend with fantastic wrestling and it’s the club’s job to keep everyone involved fed and hydrated. It’s is a high school tournament, but we depend on help from wrestling parents at all levels of the program.

As many as 16 schools participate and our job as the parents is to feed all the coaches, referees, table workers, bus drivers, and of course, our team. Many community businesses provide food for the hospitality room and wrestling parents give support by donating snacks and drinks.

There are 2 ways parents can help:

Open Tournaments

We also host open tournaments for youth, middle school, and high school wrestlers, specifically the Avon Lake Fall Open in November. The open is a great opportunity for the athletes to compete while also raising funds for the club. Volunteers are needed for these as well, usually to run tables and awards.