Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club: Welcome

2014 Club Cup Champs
2014 CLUB CUP CHAMPIONS
Tuesday, October 28
WELCOME TO NEW YORK'S MOST SUCCESSFULL FREESTYLE-GRECO CLUB

     

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The Clubs 32nd season has concluded

Optional practice sessions are available for MVWC wrestlers at VVS with Coach Proper.  They will be held Monday -Thursday at 6:00.

 

ALL FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON WILL BE HERE  

The tradition to travel to meet the best continues next year:  

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

The trip will include:   2 day wrestling Tournament FS/GR in Tallinn Estonia,  3 day multi-nation training camp including Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia with 100 wrestlers and coaches,   a dual meet competition in Helsinki Finalnd.   Dates: March 25-April 5 (Easter Break)  THIS MAY BE THE BEST WRESTLING TRIP MVWC HAS MADE IN SEVERAL YEARS.  We want to take MVWC's BEST 15 wrestlers.  Contact Don McGee.   If we are unable to fill the roster with MVWC wrestlers, there are many top wrestlers from throughout NYS who are interested in going on this very special trip.

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                                            Puerto Rico 2014

This year 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

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                                          2014 Northeast Regionals and NYS Championships 

Congradulations Jack Buell on winning double GOLD in Both Freestyle and Greco at the USA Northeast Championships in E. Stroudsburg, on May 3&4. 

About 40 wrestlers competed in the NYS Championships  May 9-10-11.   In the Cadet and junior divisions, MVWC had 3 double gold medalists in Daniel Ciciarelli, Kelen McKenna and Ben Honis.  The final team standings were undetermined untill a recheck, but it appeared that the MVWC wrestlers won the Junior Greco Division.  SEE NEWS

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

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                                  NEW YORK STATE CLUB CUP 2014

This years Club cup was held May 31,2014 at Chittenango High School.

Mohawk Valley won for the THIRD year in Row with a dominating performance.  Results:

1 Mohawk Valley WC A,   2 Buffalo WC,  3 Mohawk Valley WC B,  4 Worldwide WC,    5 Pin-2-Win,   6 Matt Power

The Club Cup has been contested for 26 years and this is the 16th time the MVWC has claimed the championshp.

 

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                                          OTHER 2014 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 ( MVWC will compete at the 2015 Canada Cup next year)

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                               MOHAWK VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 

 THE 2014 MOHAWK VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL was held on March 15-16

AT CANASTOTA HIGH SCHOOL, THIS WAS THE 30th YEAR FOR THE FESTIVAL

311 wrestlers competed on Saturday in freestyle and 92 competed in Greco on Sunday.  Clubs from Canada, all of NYS, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Pennsylvania particpated.  The Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior Freestyle divisions were won by MVWC.  The Senior Freestyle open Division was won by Nieves Wrestling of Mass.  The competitive girls division was won by Beat the Streets of New York City.   In Greco, MVWC won Junior, Team Worldwide won Cadets and Team Nick of NYC won Senior mens.   Complete indivdual results can be found on Track Wrestling under MVW Festival.   Pictures are up on cnywrestling.com

NEXT YEARS FESTIVAL  March 13-14-15, 2015,  Canastota High School 

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                                   NETHERLANDS 2014

MVWC had its' 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.  

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SCHEDULE   (2015)

February 26      Registration/practice Intro               Canastota HS 

March  2           Mohawk Valley Practice                      VVS

March  3           Mohawk  Valley practices begins         Canastota  HS

March                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           

May  1,2,3            Northeast Regionals                      East Stroudsburg PA

May 9

May 16

May 29,30,31       NYS Championships                       Binghamton

 

July 11-12           Canada Cup                                     Guelph Ontario

July                   Junior- Cadet Nationals                  Fargo 

August                State Fair Challange                      Syracuse

October 8-12         Copa Sparta                                Puerto Rico

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

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

The 2015 European Trip plans are being made to compete in ESTONIA at the Tallinn Open on MARCH 26- APRIL 5.  The Estonian portion of the trip will feature a Greco/Freestyle tournament and a multi-nation training camp.  Last year over 800 wrestlers wrestled in the 2 day event.   We are also  arranging a competition in FINLAND.  Team will consist 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 will 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

REPORT HERE ON RESULTS OF THE 2012 GERMAN COMPETITIONS.... SEE NEWS    

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

 

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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: www.themat.com 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    

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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. 
     

TO CONTACT THE CLUB, YOU MAY EMAIL TO: saltcitym@aol.com            


Mohawk Valley International Wrestling Festival results for 2014 will be listed at:  trackwrestling.com    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.
                                    



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Turkey 2013