Welcome to SMWC Rampage Wrestling!
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Here at Southern Maryland Wrestling Club Rampage, we expect HIGH INTENSITY!!! We ask that you never give up, always continue to move forward, and let no obstacle stand in your way. “Some people dream of success, we work hard to make it happen. Rampage Wrestling welcomes you and your youth wrestler as a member of one of the most successful and dynamic wrestling programs in the country for many years running with multiple state and national club titles under its belt. Thank you for choosing the SMWC Rampage Wrestling program.
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The Our program is located at the Gwynn Center in LaPlata.
core coaching staff have a combined seven Maryland State High School
titles; two were NCAA National Championship Tournament qualifiers, and
one each Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title and Eastern Wrestling
League (EWL) title. Most importantly, since our coaching staff
chooses not to coach at the high school level,they devote all of their
coaching time to youth wrestling at practice and on match days.
SMWC Rampage Director and Coach: Jason Kiessling (240) 346-0427 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SMWC Rampage Director andt Coach: Jason Gabrielson (202) 386-4283 email@example.com
Assistant Coachs: Keith Woods, Chad Birdwell, Matt Schaffer
Retired Hall of Fame Coach: Bruce Gabrielson
Retired Hall of Fame Coach: Jim Howard
Treasurer: Mary Kiessling firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Staff: Jill Gabrielson, Denise Shaffer
SMWC Rampage League Participation
The SMWC Rampage wrestling program accepts youth wrestlers at all levels. This season, Rampage will compete in the Capital Area Wrestling League (CAWL) and the Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling League (SMJWL) and we hope to qualify wrestlers for the Maryland State Wrestling Association (MSWA) Youth Tournament and the Midway States. At registration, all wrestlers are required to tell coaches what league they wish to participate in or if they want to be in both. There is an extra $35 charge to be in both.
Dual registration provides opportunity for all wrestlers to wrestle in open tournaments and dual meets in both leagues and to provide flexibility to coaches and parents to wrestle more opponents at different venues rather than limiting to just one or the other. The intent is to mimic that of an advanced high school level wrestling club. Wrestle offs will be conducted, as necessary, for kids to earn the "Top Spot" at our tougher dual meets. SMJWL matches are held on Saturdays beginning the first weekend in January and are bracket or round-robin format with only one dual meet scheduled mid-season. The CAWL schedule may vary, but our hopes are to wrestle CAWL Dual/Quad Meets on Sundays. An occasional Saturday or Weeknight meet may be necessary. The only CAWL bracket/round robin tournaments are Pre-Season and Post Season.
We will accept SMJWL wrestlers from other teams to wrestle on our CAWL team however, there are strict SMJWL and CAWL rules that must be adhered otherwise your wrestler could become disqualified from post season tournaments.
SMJWL/CAWL Registration and Fees
Rampage Wrestling and our advanced coaching staff are still the original core Southern Maryland Wrestling Club program from the 1980s. SMWC Rampage is an IRS not for profit organization. Our wrestling coaches and staff donate their time to this program to improve wrestling opportunities in Southern Maryland. We are focused and determined on delivering highly competitive wrestlers to our local high school programs. Rampages fees, as members of the Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling League and the Capital Area Wrestling League, are set as low as possible to pay league registration fees (referees and end of the tournament awards) and a small percentage of our operating expenses. Fees do not include a singlet. Singlets need to be purchased separately. After the league season, there are still several Mid-Atlantic and National level tournaments that our club members will participate. League members are welcome to join our club in March 2012 if interested in wrestling in the spring and summer wrestling seasons.
Please complete the necessary registration forms. If you have multiple wrestlers in your family please fill out one medical form for each wrestler.
There will be a clipboard(s) distributed requesting additional information (and in some cases the same) from SMWC. This information will be used by our administrative staff to develop email distribution lists, phone trees, and our rosters for the SMJWL and the CAWL leagues.
Singlets are custom made for our program. We will also offer Hooded Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Shorts for both wrestlers and parents or other family members. Wrestling shoes and headgear are required for all wrestlers and are not provided by Rampage. You may wish to speak with your coach for headgear and shoe suggestions.
Open mat is available for practice. These practices often draw many former state champs and college wrestlers. Regular practices are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Jr. League and 7:30-8:30 for Hs kids. This years fee schedule is listed on our contract. Please see coaches for details.
SMJWL and CAWL Competition Rules
Most open tournaments and each league that Rampage Wrestling participates require membership to athletic associations. Most importantly, these memberships provide insurance for our wrestlers when they are on the mat. Annual membership dues range from $12-$30 depending upon the organization and level of insurance. We chose not to include this insurance in our fees to provide flexibility to our wrestlers, and allow them and their family to determine which open tournaments and leagues they want to participate. We ask each parent to obtain the necessary athletic memberships as appropriate.
Many Rampage volunteers are also football parents. We and the coaches at SMWC Rampage are aware of the impacts of weather on the football season. We realize your football season and playoffs overlap with our pre-season practice and tournament schedule. We understand that your commitment to football may prevent you from attending some of our early season practices.
There are many pre-season open tournaments in Maryland that we recommend our wrestlers participate in and there are a few tournaments that we would like to enter a full team. This is voluntary; however we strongly encourage it to gain as much extra mat time as possible. The more pre-season time your wrestler gets, the better the results at MD State and league end of season tournaments.
It will be common for this team to have wrestlers at two different locations on the same day this year. For example, on SMJWL Saturday, many of our more experienced wrestlers may travel to an open tournament in PA to wrestle against tougher competition. Likewise, on CAWL Dual-Meet Sunday, many of our novice wrestlers may want to compete in the MSWA Novice Tournament series. Again, this is voluntary. Parents, coaches, and administrative staff will work together to determine what is best for each wrestler to maximize mat time against comparable competition.
No youth non-profit organization can succeed without communication, parental involvement, and downright hard work. Rampage is no different. To support a wide range of age and experience, a busy wrestling schedule, necessary travel, and host tournaments on scheduled weekends, we will ask parents to assist in many aspects of our teams development.
We thank you for choosing SMWC Rampage Wrestling for the 2011-2012 folkstyle seasons as well as our spring freestyle/Greco Roman season. We look forward to an exciting and competitive team, and are confident your wrestler will have fun, significantly improve upon their wrestling skills, and may even step up on the podium at the MD state youth tournament and/or the end of the season SMJWL and CAWL tournaments.