Youth Wrestling

Registration is open for the 2022-2023 season! Please read below for details about the Avon Lake youth wrestling program including lots of exciting changes this year.


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Mini Shoremen! (K-1st grade)

We’re excited to announce a brand new 6-week program for kindergarten and first grade.
November 1 – December 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Avon Lake High School (wrestling room)
Cost is $125 and includes practices and a shirt

Youth Wrestling (2nd – 6th Grade)

Cost is $175 and includes practices, shirt, OYWA matches, and select tournaments. Wrestlers will be split into 2 teams, Gold (advanced) and Maroon (novice). Both teams will practice together for the first 6 weeks, and then separately until the end of the season.

Practice Schedule, November 1 – December 15

Tuesdays5:30-6:30 pm, Mini Shoremen
6:30-8:00 pm, Maroon Team & Gold Team
Wednesdays6:00-8:00 pm, Gold Team
Thursday5:30-6:30 pm, Mini Shoremen
6:30-8:00 pm, Maroon Team & Gold Team

Practice Schedule, December 20 – February 9

Tuesdays5:30-6:30 pm, Maroon Team
6:30-8:00 pm, Gold Team
Wednesdays6:00-8:00, Gold Team
Thursdays5:30-6:30 pm, Maroon Team
6:30-8:00 pm, Gold Team

Practice Schedule, February 14-March 23

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays6:00-8:00 pm, Gold Team

(Gold team may practice jointly with the Learwood Middle School team towards the end of the February and into March)


Competition singlets are available for purchase this year through Barbarian apparel. This is a significantly lower cost than past years and the singlets are yours to keep. However, they must be ordered before the gear store closes October 21. Singlets are only required for those wrestlers who plan to compete this season.


This year, OYWA matches are expected to be every other Sunday in December and January at North Olmsted High School. We plan to compete in other tournaments and matches during the “off” weeks.

Gold team wrestles in the OYWA morning sessions. The top wrestler in each weight class will wrestle in dual matches and others will wrestle exhibitions. We also plan to compete in other select duals, and individual tournaments throughout the season including OAC tournaments.

Maroon team wrestles in the OYWA “All-Star” sessions Sundays starting at noon. Additionally, we plan to compete in a few novice tournaments. Competition is always optional for novice wrestlers.

For more information on OYWA and OAC, visit our Description of Leagues & States page. Please contact us with any questions at