Read below to learn about upcoming Summer wrestling opportunities, as well our plans for next year’s team. We will also be emailing this information out and posting updates on the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VYIFirebirds
Our goal is to teach and encourage a love for the sport of wrestling - the oldest sport in the world. Wrestling teaches a mental and physical discipline unlike any other sport and establishes character traits and skills that are applicable to all aspects of life and which extend well beyond the years spent on the wrestling mat.
Started by Mark Horner and Tyler Megonigal in 2010, the Vienna Firebirds Wrestling Club has become the preeminent northern VA youth wrestling program in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF), producing dozens of regional champions and high school varsity wrestlers. In 2016-2017 we’d like to build on this success and take the program to the next level, whether it is your first year or if you’ve been with the program for multiple years.
Summer: Staying in Touch
First off, we would encourage you to participate in any of the great camps that are available this Summer. We have provided a list at the bottom of this page. In addition, we hope to be hosting a wrestling clinic once a week at Madison, and over the next few weeks we will be sending out scheduling and registration information for anyone who would like to participate.
Fall: Getting Ready
We will continue our Summer clinics into the fall, most likely two days a week at Madison. Our expectation is for a group of Firebirds to participate in three to five tournaments in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, and we are also exploring the possibility of setting up some dual (team-vs-team) meets.
Winter: LET’S WRESTLE!
We are still in the early stages and will be sharing more information over the next few months, but our goal is to not only field champion NVWF wrestlers but also to produce a tournament team that will compete in dual meets as well as in individual tournaments, most likely in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Outside of Northern Virginia wrestling is more of an annual sport, and the Firebirds and other local clubs are working together to improve our teams and provide more opportunities for advancement and excellence.