Southern Maryland Wrestling Club
Spring 1999 Practice Announcement

18 time National Club Champion and defending 1998 MSWA Folkstyle and Freestyle Club Champion Southern Maryland Wrestling Club will begin all-age practice on Monday and Wednesday between 7:00 and 9:00pm. Practices will be in the wrestling room (until April when we move into the small gym) at Gwynn Park HS. From I 495, take Branch Ave (MD Rt 5) south from D.C. about 10 miles, turn left on Old Brandywine Road. The school is 3 blocks on the left. Gym entrance is on the right. You can also take MD Rt 301 south about 10 miles past MD Rt 4 until the light before Rt 5. School can be seen from 301 on the right.

Costs: We are the least expensive active club in the Washington Metro Region. Dues are $30 per season plus a $20 USAW insurance card and one entry fee for the East Coast Club Championships. Many Maryland high school state champions and college wrestlers have joined of our club over the past 16 years, and many college scholarships have been awarded to wrestlers from this club. Last year every club senior received a wrestling scholarship. The cost of membership is insignificant when compared to the ultimate rewards a wrestler can receive.

Type of Training: During the spring, concentration will move slowly from folkstyle into freestyle and Greco-Roman, with new moves shown on a daily basis. By late April, most practices will be freestyle oriented. Tournaments are supported throughout the spring nearly every weekend. However, you do not need to be a tournament wrestler to join the club. Our last practice will be in July.

Coaching Information: The SMWC coaching staff features some of the most respected wrestling talent in the region. Former National Champion and Head Coach Bruce Gabrielson shares coaching responsibilities with many of the regions best coaches and former wrestlers. Current coaches include Olympian Buddy Lee, World Cup Runner-up Jim Howard, Espoir National Champion Jason Gabrielson, Steve Arslanian, Rob Pribish, Roy Hill, Bill Cameron, Andre' Prue, Rick Jones, Josh Waxman, Bill Carpenter, and Craig Herwig.

Questions: If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (301) 855-4565. Sign-ups and practices are going on now with our youth team. Don't wait until you're behind the curve before signing up with the best. Pictured on the left is SMWC's winning 1998 East Coast Club Championship Freestyle Team.

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