OBGC WRESTLING

 

OBGC WRESTLING

 

OBGC Travel Wrestling                                                      

B & O Outlaws 2019/20

For very athletic wrestlers, or ones who have had success at the intramural level, OBGC co-sponsors a highly competitive and successful junior wrestling team with the Burtonsville Wrestling Club.  This team, known as the B&O Outlaws, competes in the Anne Arundel Wrestling League, or AAWL, and additional independent open tournaments throughout the season.  Some Outlaw wrestlers may also be invited and/or selected to compete in all-star or regional and national level tournaments and duals.

The Outlaws are reserved for experienced wrestlers only and selection is determined following an evaluation by the coaching staff.  Depending on the final make-up of the roster, we may reassign less experienced wrestlers to the House/Intramural program.  In order to be eligible to wrestle in the AAWL, a youth must be a minimum of 8 years old and no older than 15 as of December 31, 2019.  In general, wrestlers should also have a recommendation from their house/intramural coach to be promoted from their house team to the Outlaws travel team.  Typically, young wrestlers may spend as many as three years in intramural wrestling before being recommended for promotion to the Outlaws team.  However, older, less experienced wrestlers who are considering competing in high school wrestling are encouraged to register for the Outlaws at least two years prior to their freshman year.  B&O Outlaw wrestlers will see significant mat time against top completion from around the mid-Atlantic region including West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  They will compete in several regional tournaments in addition to league duals.

Wrestling Equipment

OBGC provides each wrestler with a wrestling singlet to be returned at the end of the season. A $100 deposit check is required at the time of singlet distribution.  Each wrestler is responsible for obtaining wrestling shoes and headgear. No street shoes are allowed in the wrestling room or on wrestling mats. Wrestling shoes and headgear may be purchased at local sporting goods stores, online or through mail order catalogs.

For the 2019-2020 season, each wrestler will receive to keep a Rudis ® practice/warm up t-shirt and sublimated board shorts as shown below:

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rudis ® apparel generally fits as expected.  Sizes for Youth are Small – Large and for Men’s XS – 3XL.  Please indicate the appropriate size for your wrestler during the registration process.

Registration

The registration deadline is November 3rd.  The Sports Fee for Travel Wrestling is $265 per wrestler, which will include the cost of the RUDIS ® apparel.

Practices

The first wrestling practice for the 2019-20 season is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday November 12th.  The wrestling room will be crowded; therefore we require that parents, siblings and friends remain outside of the practice room.  All wrestlers should come to practice in appropriate practice clothing (athletic shorts and tight fitting t-shirt), including headgear and wrestling shoes.

The Outlaws practice schedule and locations will be announced prior to the start of the season.  In general, practice will be held 3-4 nights per week from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Wrestlers are required to arrive at 6:20 pm on practice days so that practice can begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

Season Schedule Overview

The Outlaws season schedule will be available by mid-November.  The season schedule will include several regional and local open tournaments.  All open tournaments require a nominal entry fee, some of which may be covered by the Outlaws registration fee.

League competition usually begins the first weekend in January following New Year’s, and continues until the end of February.  League Duals are held locally (Howard/Anne Arundel counties).

Qualifying events for the Maryland State Wrestling Association (MSWA) are held in January and February.  In general, the top 3 or 4 place finishers at a qualifier are entered in to the MSWA Age/Weight State Championship, usually held the third weekend in February.

The first weekend in March is the annual league Championship tournament.

The second weekend of March is the Maryland Junior League State Championship.

Team Volunteers

At each league event, the Outlaws are required to provide volunteers for several crucial positions such as score keeper, time keeper, etc.  Outlaw parents can expect to be assigned to assist with these responsibilities during the course of the season.

USA Wrestling

Each Outlaw wrestler is required to have a USA Wrestling Folkstyle membership.  These may be obtained through the USA Wrestling website.

Contact the Travel Wrestling Commissioner, Ken McKneely via email ken.mckneely@gmail.com for more details.

 

2019-2020 Outlaws House Recreation Wrestling


For beginners to intermediate level wrestlers. Instruction is basic to intermediate with an emphasis on form and technique, conditioning, discipline and skill building in a fun, physical environment. The program is semi-competitive and is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14 years old. The Outlaws Rec team will participate in the Howard County Wrestling (HCW) League for the 2019-2020 season. Practices will be held weekdays at Sherwood, Magruder or Blake High Schools. Dual meets are typically held on Saturdays and most at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, MD (just up Rt. 97).

If your child is interested in participating in wrestling, but does not want to compete in competitions, let us know and we will work with you. Contact the House Commissioner, Ranu Sharma at rsharma823@yahoo.com
 
Registration & Fees 2019/20 Season
 
Registration for the recreation league will be open until November 3rd. The fee for House Wrestling is $215 per wrestler, which will include the cost of the RUDIS ® apparel.

During registration you will be asked the questions below, so please be prepared:

•    Apparel Size: Each wrestler will receive to keep a Rudis ® practice/warm up t-shirt and sublimated board shorts as shown below. Generally fits true to size. Sizes for Youth are Small – Large and for Men’s XS – 3XL.
•    Estimated Weight, height and experience 
•    Volunteering: Select opportunities including time keeper, scoring, fundraising/events, etc.


Each Outlaw wrestler is required to have a USA Wrestling Folkstyle membership in order to compete. These may be obtained through the USA Wrestling website.

Wrestling Equipment

OBGC provides each wrestler with a wrestling singlet to be returned at the end of the season. A $50 deposit check is required at the time of singlet distribution. Each wrestler is responsible for obtaining wrestling shoes and headgear. No street shoes are allowed in the wrestling room or on wrestling mats. Wrestling shoes and headgear may be purchased at local sporting goods stores, online or through mail order catalogs.

For the 2019-2020 season, each wrestler will receive to keep a Rudis ® practice/warm up t-shirt and sublimated board shorts as shown below:

                             
           

 

 

 


 
The Rudis ® apparel generally fits as expected.  Sizes for Youth are Small – Large and for Men’s XS – 3XL.  Please indicate the appropriate size for your wrestler during the registration process.


Practices
Rec practices are tentatively scheduled to begin November 18th. All wrestlers should come to practice in appropriate practice clothing (athletic shorts and tight fitting t-shirt), including headgear and wrestling shoes.

Practices will be held three days a week with kids expected to attend two sessions per week. It is anticipated that practices will be held at Sherwood, Magruder and/or Blake High Schools. Days/Schedules are TBD and will be provided at the start of the season. Practices last 2 hours, typically 6 – 8 p.m. Every effort will be made to ensure kids are matched up by weight/level for practices. More experienced wrestlers may have the opportunity to work with the travel coaches for increased level of training.

Season Schedule Overview
The season runs mid-November through February. Kids will get approximately 15- 30 matches during the year between dual meets and tournaments. Most matches and tournaments are held on Saturdays at either Gary J Arthur Community Center or North Laurel Community Center. The meets and tournaments are semi-competitive meaning individual match scoring is tracked (winner/loser each match), but team dual meet scoring is not tracked. Coaches meet before dual meets and will do their best to match up wrestlers of the same ability (#years wrestled and weight are some considerations).

VOLUNTEERS – Our program operates only through the generosity of our volunteers. Please consider volunteering. We are looking for score keepers, time keepers, fundraisers and coaches. If you are interested, please let us know!

Resources
There are many resources for parents and students to learn more about wrestling or to enhance their experience.
 
Maryland State Wrestling Association (MSWA) – Everything you need to know about the sport and wresting in Maryland.
 
USA Wrestling – The national governing body of sports wrestling. Get your USA membership here. You will need membership to compete at most tournaments.
 
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