MadDog Wrestling Academy: About the Academy

Who We Are
Thank you for inquiring about MadDog WRESTLING ACADEMY. Our program is open to athletes ages 4 to 14, of all levels and abilities. We teach, we develop, and we train Champions for Life.

Founded in 1998, MadDog Academy was created from the former Schaumburg Shooters & Jr. Saxon WC. Our Wrestling School develops young athlete's in the sport of Wrestling for the local Jr. High and High Schools. Our goals are to develop sportsmanship, discipline, self-esteem and achievement. We assist in the development of strength and conditioning and teach the proper wrestling techniques. Participants will be provided with insurance and a membership card that will enable them to participate in any IKWF, IAWA, and USA (Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation) sanctioned tournament held under the auspices of the IKWF. This includes the state tournament series.

We want every child’s experience in the MadDog Wrestling program to be a positive one that they will take with them the rest of their lives. As a participant each child will experience many character-building qualities like physical fitness, teamwork, discipline, success and failure, and commitment. They will appreciate the sense of accomplishment that they achieve personally and as a part of a team. Our goal above all is to be sure your child is having fun within a safe and positive atmosphere.

Are you bad enough to be a MadDog!


Wrestling participation is based on age, weight, and experience. Kids get to develop, train, and compete against other kids just like them.


Developmental and Competitive
Senior 12, 13, 14 year olds
Novice 10, 11, 12 year olds
Junior 8, 9, 10 year olds

Instructional and Developmental
8 years old and under
Bantam 6, 7, 8 year olds
Sprite 4, 5, 6 year olds

Elite Competition
State Qualifiers in the above divisions

16 Weight Classes in each division
In each division, wrestlers are grouped in ranges of approximately 5 pounds at the lighter weight classes and 10 pounds at the higher classes.

Senior 70 to 275 pounds
Novice 60 to 215 pounds
Junior 40 to 189 pounds
8 years old and under
30 to 120 pounds

Practices are held at Schaumburg High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 until 8:30 in the evening. Coach David Pierce will return as the head coach for the club. He is a former MSL wrestler and was an Illinois state tournament qualifier as an IHSA wrestler. Coach Pierce is also the Assistant Varsity Coach at Schaumburg HS.