Category Archives: off-season

Wrestling Camp Information

When: Thursday’s, June 17th to July 29th
Time: 5-6:30 Clinics, 6:30 – 9 Dual meets
Where: Blake High School
Who: All MOCO wrestlers(Many Whitman Wrestlers!)
Why: Improve your wrestling skill and have fun

When: July 19th to July 22nd
Where: Urbana High School
Who: All Whitman Wrestlers
Why: Improve your wrestling skill, team building

Maryland Terps coming to Whitman!

Maryland Terps coming to Whitman!!!

On Wednesday, October 7th Head Coach Kerry McCoy will be coming to Whitman High School’s Wrestling room for a clinic. Coach McCoy is a former NCAA Champ and Olympian and coached the Terps to a top ten finish at last year’s NCAA tournament.

Start to make plans now to come to the wrestling room on 10-7 to get some one on one coaching from some of the NCAA’s best coaches and wrestlers!!

Times are yet to be determined for that day but will be released soon.

See you there!!!

Coach Manon

Viking Fall Wrestling Club!

The Viking off-season wrestling clubs continue this fall with 9 consecutive Tuesday evenings of preparation for the upcoming season.  Each Tuesday clinic will be held from 6:30-8:30.  Participants will get plenty of drilling, live wrestling, and time in the weight room.

We have once again reserved the expertise of Coach Dwayne Barberis and Coach Matt Pelligrino.  Dwayne and Matt wrestled for four years at American University.  They are very knowledgeable and excellent technicians.  They both were the instructors at last falls as well as this past springs mat clubs.

Remember, this is for all wrestlers from 6th grade-12th grade of any ability level

All wrestlers, or those interested in wrestling, who are not currently in a fall sport at Whitman are STRONGLY URGED to go to every one of these Tuesday evening clinics.  This is the BEST way to get ready for the winter wrestling season!

I’ll see you in the Whitman Wrestling Room on Tuesday nights!

Coach Manon
Head Wrestling Coach
Walt Whitman High School










Whitman’s Spring Mat Club

Starting on Tuesday, April 14th the Spring Mat Club will be underway.  We, once again, have secured our tremendous coaches, Matt and Dwayne, to help out.  The mat club will be every Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.  The mat club will be of no cost to you or your family.  However, you will be required to purchase a USA wrestling card (about $30).  This can be found on  This is necessary for insurance purposes.  Mr. Mike Lerner, the head of the Viking Mat Club, has been a big help in getting this started and we thank him.

All Whitman wrestlers who are not currently on a spring sports team will be expected to attend all mat club practices.  This is an excellent way to continue our pursuit of excellence in the offseason.  I hope you are all as excited as I am to get on the mat and learn some new technique for next season.   Remember, spring/summer/fall wrestling makes winter CHAMPIONS!!

The dates for the mat club are as follows:

April: 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

May:  4, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

June: 2, 4, 9, 11

Thank you very much!  Please let me know if you have any questions as always.

Coach Manon

You can find more information in this Word Document

Tournament at Severna Park!!

Great wrestling opportunity on Saturday, April 18th.  Get on the mat and get some more experience!!

Wade Schalles Clinic

Monday April 6, 2009 — Wade Shalles Clinic @ Gaithersburg High School.

For more information and to register go to the website

National Wrestling Hall of Fame says:

“One of the most exciting and spectacular athletes of his time, Wade Schalles would wrestle anyone, anytime, anywhere, at any weight from 150 to 180 pounds, with odds of 2 to 1 that he would win by a fall. Nor was he particular about the style. Schalles was a national champion, or an All-American, in folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman, and in the allied disciplines of sombo and judo. He earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as wrestling’s all-time leader in victories with 821, and in falls with 530. Schalles also was renowned for defeating 36 national champions, pinning 17 of them, and defeating eight World titlists.”



Sponsored by Montgomery Youth Wrestling League and Viking Mat Club

Fall Mat Club Starts Soon

Whitman VikingA mandatory meeting for all wrestlers is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Here are the letter and registration forms that will be given out at the meeting.

Fall Mat Club Letter [RTF, 1.5MB]

Registration Form [RTF, 38KB]

They both should open with most word processing applications. To save them, right click on the link and choose “save link (or target) as” and save to your computer. (unless you are using a Mac, in which case you’re probably better at this whole computer thing than I am and know how to do it)