2014-2015 Youth Wrestling Season
November 17th: Youth Signup @ ASA Clark School Cafeteria 6pm
December 8th: Practice starts for 3rd - 8th Grade
January 5th: Practice starts for K - 2nd Grade
February 1st: Pewaukee Youth Tournament
March 5th: Youth Season Ends
Practice Times: Monday & Thursday
Grades K-2: 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Grades 3-8: 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Picture Donated By: TM Photography "Dan Muller"
About the youth program:
The Youth Program has grown by over 200% in the last 3 seasons with members ranging from first grade to eighth. Just as important has been our overwhelming attendance at area youth tournaments. With up to 25 wrestlers competing at these events, Pewaukee families are ensuring that their community will continue to build its reputation as a wrestling powerhouse. In the last three seasons, the Pewaukee High School wrestling team managed to win 3 straight Conference Titles and 2 Regional Titles despite having only 2 wrestlers who competed in previous youth tournaments. With such an increase in youth participation, Pewaukee may eventually reach its goal of competing with some of the top teams in the state.
The sport of wrestling teaches this to boys better than any other activity. Some boys will claim they do not like wrestling. A practice can seem boring when they need to actually be learning how to win instead of just playing. Others are afraid of the challenge of competing or the feeling of losing with no one else to shoulder the blame. Once again, these are all lessons that area valuable to a young man's development.
Unlike most sports, there is no size advantage. Small boys compete against small boys and large boys compete against large boys. Athletic ability can be an advantage, but will always be surpassed by those who focus on technique and hard work.
Throughout Wisconsin, wrestling is typically dominated by rural communities where boys learn a strong work ethic and develop a toughness not often seen in more financially advantaged suburbs. While Pewaukee continues to grow economically from its modest beginnings years ago, it is out to prove that it still does possess the kind of boys that have the desire and tough mentality to earn the greatest of rewards on the mat and in life.
QUOTES FROM CHRIS MCINTOSH:
"I wrestled from middle school through high school, but it did not come easily to me at first. Yet the lessons I learned through losses and my growing desire to improve helped me overcome obstacles throughout the rest of my life."
"Dealing with the one-on-one competition as I stood on the mat facing my opponent all by myself was something that gave me the courage and perseverance to attack opposing linemen in college. Wrestling also gave me the balance and quickness no other sport could and instilled in me a work ethic few non-wrestlers could match. While many of those athletes took the winter off, away from competition, I enhanced my drive and determination with three months of battling."