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Don McGee
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Friday, October 30

2015 Club Cup Champions


2015 CLUB CUP CHAMPIONS !!!!!  This is the 17th time out of a total of 27 years that MVWC has won the cup.  Finishing second this year was Cobra WC of Buffalo,  Pin2Win was third and Mat Power(Wayne Co.) was fourth


  There will be an important meeting on Tuesday November 3,2015 at Don McGee's warehouse,Salt City Machinery, 1804 route 31, Bidgeport(actually in Lakeport, 1/4 mile east of the Lakeport flashing light), at 6:30.  After 33 years, the Club is facing some serious concerns:   More local Folkstyle events, More local clubs doing exclusively Folkstyle, Less parental involvement, An ageing staff of coaches and officers and other concerns.  The Club has been relevant for 33 years and helped many Section 3 athletes achieve success in the sport. It has an International reputation that rivals that of any club in the USA.  But SOME CHANGES ARE NEEDED.

If you are interested in the Clubs Future try to attend,



The club ended the 2015 season with a trip to "fun in the  sun" Puerto Rico, for the annual Copa Sparta Wrestling Tournament on Columbus Day weekend.    Again this year the MVWC is combining with Pin2Win to field a team.   The group left on October 7 and returned October 12.   Most of the wrestlers  wrestled 2 days at the tournament, which features true International competition.   A number of USA teams , Canadian Teams and teams from the Central-South America  joined the Puerto Ricans in San Juan for the event.  

The combined team had good resuls with many more wins than loses.   Paricipating from the Club were: Jacob Garrow, Zach Hunt, Austin O'Rielly and David Ciciarelli(who also refereed).    Zach placed 5th and Austin won Gold.  The remaider of the group making up the Pin2Win/MVWC team claimed 2 additonal Golds with Cahal Donavan, Ross McFareland,  4 sivers with Donavan, Jaden Allen,Theo Powers(2), and 3 bronzes with McFarland, Bryce Doane, and Zach Carlson.







On August 29-30 the annual event was held at the NYS Fair.   Saturday AT 7:00 a takedown tournament was held.   Sunday featured Greco wrestling at 10:00 and Freestyle at 2:00.  All wrestling was held at the Sports Activity Center, in front of the Coleseum.  Aout 50 wrestlers competed on Sturday.    On Sunday about 12 additonal wrestlers came in and a very competitive competition was held on Sunday.   A good crowd watched both the Greco and Freestyle sessions.

Next year the tradition at the Fair will continue on the First weekend.



MVWC has 2 ALL AMERICANS  in Fargo for the 2015 USA Nationals.

Hunter Richard place 7th with Trevor Snow placing 8th in the USA's premier tournament.  Both placed in Greco Roman style  The club was well represented by a number of other MVWC wrestlers in both Greco and Freestyle.   SEE NEWS


+++++++++ ESTONIA-FINLAND in 2015 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A GREAT SUCCESS.   Over 1500 wrestlers competed in Europe's 3rd largest Tournament, in Tallinn Estonia on March 28-29.    MVWC wrestlers represented the USA with 2 Gold medals, a silver medal and 3 bronze medals along with other 4-6 placements.  The team went on to Finaland for a final dual meet that they also won on April 2.  The team also participated in some outstanding training sessions with some of Europes top wrestlers and coaches.

NEXT YEAR:   Norway-Sweden? 


                                            Puerto Rico 2014 and 2015

2014 the club combined with Pin2Win to form an combined CNY team to compete in the annual Copa Sparta tournament on October 10-11 in San Juan.   The Team represented the area quite well with a FIRST Place in Cadet, Second in Schoolboy and Third in Junior.   Overall eventhough the team only entered wrestlers in 5 of the 11 divisions, they finished fourth as a team. This was the highest finish for any non Puerto-Rican team.   There were many wins, numerous placings with several wrestlers taking Gold.   SEE NEWS

For 2015  the club along with Pin 2Win will again travel to Puerto Rico on October  8-12.   All wrestlers going on this trip should have down payments in by August .  


                                          2015 Northeast Regionals and 2015 NYS Championships 

Congradulations Jack Buell on winning Silver and Gold in Both Freestyle and Greco at the USA Northeast Championships in E. Stroudsburg, on May 2&3. 

About 35wrestlers competed in the NYS Championships  May 29-30-31 2015.   In the Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior divisions, MVWC had 8 gold medalists in Brennan McKenna, David Ciciarelli, Ian McKenna(2), Austin O'Rielly(2),Matt Garland, Trevor Snow.  Overall  there werr 33 place winners first-sixth, from the club in both Greco and Freestyle  SEE NEWS

Many of those who placed 1-3 will be going to Fargo for the National Championships 

Good results in 2014 Fargo at the Nationals   All-Americans:   Ben Honis,  Kelen McKenna  SEE NEWS



                                         Canada  (Ontario Cup)   RESULTS

July 2014 the MVWC wins 2 weight Classes at he International Canada Cup in Guelph Ontario.  Jack Buell and Jacob Woolson take Gold.  SEE NEWS 

In 2015 MVWC  competed again in Guelph on July 11-12, at the renamed Ontario Cup.  Only 6 MVWC wrestlers competed.  Jack Buell and Grant Cuomo took Silver medals    


                               MOHAWK VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 



Over 400 wrestlers competed on Saturday in freestyle and 112 competed in Greco on Sunday.  Clubs from Canada, all of NYS, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Pennsylvania competed.  Complete indivdual results can be found on Track Wrestling under MVW Festival.   Pictures are up on

*****2016 MOHAWK VALLEY FESTIVAL  Same time as 2015, TWO WEEKS AFTER THE STATES ******


                                   NETHERLANDS 2014

MVWC had its'first Gold Medalist in four attempts at the Utrecht Easter Greco tournament.  The club has always had medalists at this event, but never a Gold.  This year Brad Lucas broke the Jinx,  wrestling in the unlimited division.  Other medalists include:  Ben Honis with a Silver and Jack Buell with a Bronze.  Fourth place recognition went to Jason Colon, Sean McKenna and Wyatt Morris. Overall the remainder of the Team represented the Club well, with a number of wins against Europe's best Greco wresters.  Of the 17 wrestlers, 9 survived the tough first day of competition to advance to the second day's final rounds.  For Great pictures of this event go to the homes ite of the tournament.  Google de halter Utrecht or Link from this site.  SEE NEWS



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Training in the international styles of Freestyle and Greco, has proven to be a successfull off season program for high school and college wrestlers.  It is a welcome change of pace and adds additional technique and stategies to every wrestlers game.  


SCHEDULE   (2015)

March  2           Mohawk Valley Practice(registration)                      VVS

March  3           Mohawk  Valley practice(registration)        Canastota  HS

March               Other Auxilliary sites  TBD begins              TBA

March 14-15       Mohawk Valley   Festival                  Canastota

March 21           

March 25-Apr5   International Trip to Europe         Estonia/ Finland 

March 28 

April 11-12           Adirondack Festival                     Albany  

April 18-19          Buffalo WC Festival                     Niagara Falls 

April-25-26         Journeymen  Duals                        Schnectady

May  1,2,3            Northeast Regionals                      East Stroudsburg PA

May 9                  Section 3 tournament                    Holland Patent

May 16                 NYS Club Cup                               TBD

May 29,30,31       NYS Championships                       Binghamton


July 11-12           Canada Cup                                     Guelph Ontario

July                   Junior- Cadet Nationals                  Fargo 

August 29-30              State Fair Challange                      Syracuse

October 8-12         Copa Sparta                                Puerto Rico

*These dates are as scheduled now but could be subject to change


                                    >>>>>    International News    <<<<<< 

The 2015 European Trip was  competed in ESTONIA at the Tallinn Open on MARCH 26- APRIL 5.  The Estonian portion of the trip featured a Greco/Freestyle tournament and a multi-nation training camp.   Over 1400 wrestlers wrestled in the 2 day event.   We are also  competed in FINLAND.  Team  consisted of 15 wrestlers, contact Don McGee if intrested for more information. 

A Group of Friends from Holzgerlingen Germany  visited the USA in April 2014, They  stayed with Club members and visited a MVWC practice, as well as spending time with their MVWC friends. 

Jonas Lange from Holzgerlingen visited the USA along with 2 friend form his new Club in Moosberg January 10-16,2014


**The Club wins  7 loses 9 in Competition in Turkey on April 3, 2013 at  Izmir   SEE NEWS



Registration for 2015 is accepted at all practices.    YOU MUST REGISTER  WITH  USA WRESTLING DIRECT FOR YOUR USA CARD BEFORE REGISTERING WITH  THE CLUB.    This is a new policy with USA WRESTLING.   Go to: to register with USA. Club Registration can be done at any Club practice. Registration for 2015 will be accepted in October 2014.   SEE MY SITE NEWS    


The Club's 33rd season begins on March ,2015 at Canastota High School, with Tuesday and Thursday practices from 7:00-8:30.   

* During the Club's 32 years, several thousand wrestlers have participated.
* Many have achieved success as High School Champions in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco. Many members have continued as Collegiate wrestlers, including Junior College, Division I, II, and III.  A number have become All Americans, as well as a Member of the 1996 Olympic team.
* Hundreds of Central New York wrestlers have had the opportunity to travel around the world representing the Club, which is recognized as the most active club, internationally in the United States. The Club has traveled and wrestled in Argentina, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Netherlands, Iceland, Turkey, China, and has the strongest relationship with Canada of any USA Club. 


Mohawk Valley International Wrestling Festival results for 2014 will be listed at:    The 2015 Festival will be held as usual right after the NYS High School Championships in March 2015 

CHECK BOTTOM RESULTS for 2004-2014 tournament placings of team members. Included in order are all tournaments attended, beginning with Super Six and through the New York Championships in all divisions.

CHECK INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES for information on and stories about MVWC trips in the past years, stories about Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Turkey, and the 2006 trip to China.  For stories about trips to Germany, see Germany.   Also check the PHOTO section for pictures from various events.

Turkey 2013

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