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Intro to Wrestling

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Learn the basic techniques that will give wrestlers the solid fundamentals for: offensive attacks, defensive tactics, and position-oriented wrestling. The fundamentals learned will help make sure that wrestlers do not get locked into the opponents scoring possibilities during a match. 

Program Name:
Intro to Wrestling

Program Age/Grade Group: K -4th
Program Date: Tuesday & Wednesdays July 6 - August 10th (Starting Wednesday)
Program Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Program Location: Skehan Rec Center
Program Registration Minimum: 10
Program Registration Maximum: 30
Program Registration Deadline: July 5st or until full 
Program Fee Hampden Resident: $30.00 per participant
Program Fee Non Resident: $35.00 per participant
Program Equipment/Supplies Required: Wrestling shoes or Sneakers (not worn outside), Water Bottle, Ear protection (recommended)

Meet Coach Aaron James: 
Former Maine high-school state champion, represented the United States in Belgium,competed in the Belgium World Cup in 1996. 
College: NCWA National Qualifier for W.C.C.C.
Former High-school Coach @ Woodland High School, Calais High-school & Washington Academy.
Asst. Coach at King of the Rock wrestling club in Oak Harbor, Washington State.
Coached the Downeast wrestling club in Washington County.
Co-head coach at the University of Maine. While coaching there the team won a NCWA DII National Title.
2015 Voted person of the year by Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance.

2017 N.C.W.A Northeast Conference Coach of the Year. 

Meet Coach Jeff Whalen: 
University of Maryland

4 Year Starter
3x ACC Place Winner
2x NCAA Qualifier
All ACC as a Senior
Co-Captain as a Senior

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