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Waconia Wrestling - Summer Camp Opportunities

Cost:  The cost for Waconia Wrestlers is only $10 per kid per camp!  For non-Waconia wrestlers, Beginners: cost is $40 per camp or $100 for all 3 camps; and, Experienced: cost is $60 per camp or $140 for all 3 camps.

Clinicians:  The camp will feature several outstanding Waconia Wrestling Alumni - all of whom were recent State Champions over the past few years including: Tyler Wagener (current Sophomore at Augustana), Garrett Vos (D2 All-American at St. Cloud State), Cade Mueller (incoming Freshman at Augustana), and Tim Stapleton (incoming Sr. at Waconia High School).  Not only are these individuals great wrestlers, but are great students and men of high character.  In addition, several College Coaches from Augustana University will also be in attendance at the camps. 


FREE Practice on 7/26:

In particular, there is a FREE PRACTICE on July 26th that is open to ALL of our Waconia wrestlers and will be run by the Augustana Coaches!  


Camps & Dates:

July 20th -  Set-ups & Takedowns,

July 26th - FREE Practice with Augustana Coaches (3-5pm)

July 27th - Escapes & Reversals

August 10th -  Tilts & Turns


Daily schedule for each camp: 

  • 8:30am Registration for Beginner Wrestlers
  • 9:00-10:00 technique,
  • 10:00-10:30am live wrestling/games.
  • 10:30am Registration for Experienced Wrestlers
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm Warm Up
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 Technique
  • 3:00-4:00 Live Wrestling/Game


Camp Flyer:


Please direct all questions on the camps and tactics on registration to Coach Rafael at or 608-433-1351.


Waconia Youth Wrestling FREE Clinic & Open House - Sept 23rd @ 7pm at Waconia High School Main Gym

There will be a FREE Youth Wrestling Clinic and Informational "Open House" for all PreK-6th grade kids interested in signing up for the season on Monday, September 23rd in the Waconia High School Main Gym at 7pm. The Clinic is geared towards brand new wrestlers wishing to explore the sport, possibly new to Waconia, and to meet returning wrestlers/parents across the program, and to meet coaches and ask questions. Parents are encouraged to come and stay and learn more about the program, details about the upcoming season and any questions prior to the registration deadline.


No sign-up is required for the clinic, just come and join the fun! For any questions on the clinic or the upcoming season contact Youth Program Administrator, Jeff Katherman ( or Youth Head Coach, Rafael Torres (

2019-2020 Youth Wrestling Registration - Now Open

Registration for our 2019-2020 Season is now open and available through Waconia Community Education.  For each of the past 2 years, we had over 100 kids in the program from PK-6th grade, and are hoping to continue to grow our numbers this year.  Checkout the details below.


Link to Register:  Register on the Community Ed Catalog --> Here

Deadline:  September 25th (before late fees)

Costs:  Option 1 - $140 (with Wildcat Singlet), or Option 2 - $75 (without a Wildcat Singlet)

Season Start / End:  The youth wrestling season will begin the week of November 11th.  The first season goes from November 11th - January 31st.  The second season (which is optional) goes until April 5th.

Practice Times: Practice days and locations will vary - depending on registration numbers. But, practices typically will be at least twice per week.


Click on the link below to see a list of the generous sponsors that have contributed to this year's golf classic.


WACONIA WRESTLING team places 4th at the MSHSL State tournament!  Waconia qualified 6 wrestlers to the individual tournament and had 4 place winners.

IMPORTANT - Register to receive wrestling communications and emails

Becoming a member of the Waconia Wildcats Wrestling website allows you to get updates & information sent to you (after creating an account you can then register for communication updates.) Email list created by your registration will be the only emails used, so if you don't register, you will not receive any communications

Please note that creating an account to be a member of the site is the first step, you then must also register to receive communications. We suggest that each parent/wrestler registers for the communications individually-thanks!

To receive text and calendar updates & notifications, you must login into your sports ngin account, click on your username, select account settings and choose the options you want/enter cell info. Also, be sure to download the sports ngin app on your smartphone, and follow the Waconia Wrestling (youth and middle and high school are two separate teams!)

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