The Eastview Wrestling Community offers many opportunities for kids of various ages to wrestle throughout the year.
Click on the tab of the program that you are interested in to find out more information on that program as it becomes available! Some links take you to the previous year's information. You can use that to give you an idea of what to expect for each program. It is usually updated about a month before that program begins.
Click on the following link to see a list of all programs offered with general information and contact information.
Wrestling Questions can be directed to EVAA Wrestling Program Director Travis Lee. Contact information is in the EV Wrestling Programs.pdf below.
The fall training sessions are for our wrestlers that are chomping at the bit to get back on the mat. Practices will review fundamental skills as well as prepare wrestlers for early season tournaments.
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A "RETURN TO MAT" PLAN FOR YOUTH WRESTLING!
The EVAA wrestling Pre-K - 5th grade inhouse program has three age groups that both practice twice a week for about an hour in November and December.
The Tiny Tots (Pre-K (4+ years old) & K & possibly some 1st graders) will practice together, usually on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Mighty Mat Rats (1st grade & 2nd grade & possibly some beginner 3rd graders) will practice together, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Gutsy Grapplers (the remaining 3rd - 5th graders) will practice and compete as a group, usually on Mondays and Thursdays.
Depending on ability and size constraints, as well as family schedule limitations, wrestlers may move up or down a group to make for the best experience for them. Please contact the program director if you think that a level change is best for your wrestler.
This program is appropriate to all levels of athletes focusing on both beginner and intermediate techniques. One day a week focuses on learning wrestling techniques and the other will generally have technique and a team or individual competition.
Every practice teaches athletic skills that can transfer into any sport!
Wrestlers can register for Both Session 1 (Nov-Dec) AND Session 2 (Jan-Feb) and save $20.
The first practice will be Monday, November 4th in the Eastview High School Wrestling Room. All practices are scheduled to be in the Eastview High School Wrestling Room!
This year's Pre-K - 8th Grade Wrestling Tournament will be Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
We had over 430 wrestlers in 2019 and finished the last match before 2:30pm!
The K-3rd Session 1 season can be extended into January and February with our K-3rd EVAA Session 2 program. This program will be focusing on fundamental wrestling skills. (Third grade wrestlers that aren't planning on wrestling in tournaments may practice with this group if the parents and coaches feel that it will be a good fit for them.)
Those that are ready for open tournaments and outside competitions may join the 3rd-8th wrestlers and coaches at nearby tournaments!
Wrestlers of all abilities are welcome to join this program. This program will review all of the fundamental wrestling skills that were taught in the Session 1 Wrestling program and extend to some intermediate wrestling skills.
Pre-K Wrestlers that were in Session 1 are allowed to continue into Session 2. Pre-K parents are encouraged to help their wrestlers during practice.
Practices will typically be on Mondays and Thursdays in the EV Wrestling Room.
Every practice will teach athletic skills that will transfer into any sport!
This Traveling Wrestling program is for 3rd-6th grade wrestlers who want to extend their Session 1 wrestling seasons into January and February and compete with other programs.
The 3rd-6th grade group will raise the bar a bit in general athletic training techniques. It will also review some of the basic techniques from Session 1 and introduces more intermediate and some advanced wrestling techniques.
Wrestlers who are knowledgeable in our fundamental moves (single leg takedown, double leg takedown, Hi-C takedown, half nelson and defense to the half, our crossface turn series, and stand ups) are welcome to join this program and practice.
These practices are designed for wrestlers that are ready for competition, though competitions are optional. There will be opportunities to compete and receive coaching in nearby tournaments. Session 2 wrestlers may choose to compete in state qualifying tournaments as well.
Practices will typically be on Mondays and Thursdays in the EV Wrestling Room.
This Traveling Wrestling program is for 6th-8th grade wrestlers who want to extend their Middle School wrestling seasons into January and February and compete with other out-of-district programs.
The 6th-8th grade group raises the bar a bit in general athletic training techniques. They will be strength training and practicing on Mondays and Thursdays with the 9th Grade wrestling team at Eastview High School. Practices will generally run from 3:45 (or as soon as they can get to EV and ready for practice) until 5:30.
This session will review some of the basic techniques taught in the Middle School season and introduces more intermediate and some advanced wrestling techniques. All middle school wrestlers are welcome to join this program and practice. There will be opportunities to compete and receive coaching in nearby tournaments. Session 2 wrestlers may choose to compete and be coached in state qualifying tournaments as well.
This Eastview Community/Club freestyle and Greco-Roman program works closely with the Eastview and EVAA wrestling programs along with other local wrestling programs from Rosemount and Henry Sibley. It teaches kids the Olympic styles of wrestling from which our high school style was derived. There is more emphasis on positioning and scoring which nicely complements the other wrestling programs. This program is open to 1st-12th grade wrestlers with experience and is great for kids who want more competition in a slightly different context or for kids who just want to refine their skills. It runs in March and April.
Parent/Family volunteers are needed for the Thunderbolts Wrestling Tournament. If you are unable to provide volunteer time, you may buy out for $30 but your time is much more valuable than that in terms of running a quality tournament and providing funds for a quality club. Please consider volunteering.
This 3 day camp is for kids entering 1st-9th grade (or entering K that were in our youth program last year) who want to have fun, develop their general athletic skills, and get in a little wrestling.
Our traditional camp is modified to only 3 days and 2 hours a day to be able to accommodate stringent CDC, MDE, and ISD196 protocols. Safety is our number one priortity!
Wrestling techniques are taught at all levels to accommodate all levels of abilities. The Eastview Coaches and Wrestlers will staff the camp and give the kids a fun three day wrestling experience. The modified camp is now scheduled for August 11th-13th from 9am-11am.
You can also register at the camp on the first day with cash or a check.
We are planning our 2020 Summer Wrestling Picnic and Bean Bag tournament for July 23rd.
We will adhere to the guidelines and protocols of the CDC and MDE at this event to keep it safe and fun!
We started this event in 2019 to connect out youth, middle school, and high school wrestlers and families together. We also want to re-connect our alumni with the coaches and current wrestling families. We figured that food, fellowship, and friendly competition would be a good way to accomplish these goals.
The preseason free clinic and showcase is a 3 day low intensity taste of wrestling. It focuses on basic to intermediate wrestling and general athletic skills applicable to any child in K - 5th grade who is interested in trying wrestling. It is also great for kids who want to get a jump on their EVAA Wrestling season. Due to support from the Eastview Wrestling Program, it is free to all kids in ISD 196. The first two dates will vary between 10/22 and 10/28 based on elementary school location and gym availability. The 3rd date is the Wrestling Showcase Event at Eastview High School on October 30th, 2019.
***NOTE*** The first two days will be in small groups in each of the five elementary schools that are in the Eastview High School attendance area. The final Wrestlemania Showcase day will be at Eastview High School! Wrestlers are encouraged to attend all three days.
Below is a universal flyer that applies to all schools. Each school will also get a school specific flyer in their Friday Folders. Pre-K kids can pick the elementary school that they expect to attend or may ask for a suggested practice site to help balance numbers. Parent assistance is needed for Pre-K kids that register.