Panther wrestlers helped raise $140.00 for Autism awareness and research at Tunnel Park on July 17th. West Ottawa partnered with Myrmidon Training Systems and Michigan USA Wrestling (MUSAW) to host a beach wrestling tournament. halkf of the proceeds went to Pinning Down Autism, a charitable organization whose mission is to respond and address the immediate needs of children and their families within our local communities that are affected by autism and to promote education and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder’s.
West Ottawa Wrestling Camp finishes its first year in a new direction, and already the response has been overwhelmingly positive. By adding higher level clinicians, coupled with competition and film components, this camp has quickly become a must for West Michigan wrestlers.
But what about those that couldn't attend for one reason or the other?
Congrats to Gavin Ace Hoefakker for winning our Social Media contest! Gavin will be able to attend the West Ottawa Wrestling Camp for FREE. Nice work!
New program highlights Strength versus Bulk
West Ottawa has a great tradition of creating powerful athletes, and that is a direct result of a great lifting program. This newly implement wrestling lift program is tailored to not only be done by any wrestler, but in our every own gym. With mostly free weights and higher reps, this workout will help any Panther get stronger in the off season.
Have any questions about the lifts? Click on the exercise to view a short video that will demonstrate the movement. Or contact Coach Lancaster.
New Leadership Brings in Different Style Camp.
The West Ottawa Wrestling team coaching staff and wrestlers will be hosting its annual wrestling camps this summer June 13 to 16 at West Ottawa High School.
First is the Youth Camp, which is geared towards all youth wrestlers, regardless of experience or ability levels from 2nd grade to 6th grade. The second camp is more of an advanced camp for more of our serious and dedicated wrestlers from 7th to 12th grade.
By Beau Troutman
Three West Ottawa wrestlers took the next step in their athletic careers on Wednesday, April 28, and formally committed to their respective colleges.
Off-Season Champions Will Decide the Future of the Program
For the second year, West Ottawa will be utilizing its Off-Season Point System again to ensure that all wrestlers are working towards the next season. It is no secret that hard work is the greatest weapon at the disposal of the wrestler. With that in mind, this way the coaching staff can actually quantify the work ethic of the atheltes on the team and keep them steadily moving towards their goals
Myrmidon Partners with wohs to reintroduce the sports
With the Olympic year this year, West Ottawa wrestling is going back to its roots and offering a camp designed to instruct in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Folkstyle (high School) wrestling puts more emphasis on controlling your opponent, while freestyle puts more emphasis on exposure points. The goal from the bottom position in Folkstyle wrestling is to get away. The goal from the bottom position in freestyle is to avoid being turned/exposed. In freestyle, the goal is to pin or expose your opponent’s shoulders to the mat. Learning each discipline provides crossover opportunities that can help a wrestler become as complete as possible. Greco is very similar but forbids the use of legs to score or prevent a scoring technique.
wrestling raised almost $300 in Dual Meet against Rival Rockford