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Why Kids Should Wrestle

Why Kids Should Wrestle

In 20+ years of coaching, I have seen kids grow up through the sport, become adults and reap the rewards of what they’ve learned through experiencing the greatest and oldest sport on earth.

There are several incredible benefits of wrestling, not only that can positively affect children but also as they grow into an adult. In fact, Forbes Magazine even wrote an article about why wrestlers make the best employees.

Below are just a few reasons why kids should wrestle:

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2017-2018 Registration Now Open

The 2017-2018 Matcat Wrestling Registration is now open!! Just like in years past we have multiple packages to choose from. The Standard Season includes practices on Tuesdays & Thursdays! This includes two age groups PreK to 2nd Grade and 3rd to 8th Grade.

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Matcats Crown Two Champs at Nebraska USA State

This past weekend the Kearney Matcats took 28 wrestlers to the NEUSA State Wrestling Tournament held in Grand Island. They finished in 11th place out of 226 teams and 5th out of teams with less than 30 wrestlers. The Matcats finished with 14 State Medalists.

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Matcats Qualify 30 Wrestlers for USA State

This past Sunday the Kearney Matcats qualified 30 wrestlers for the Nebraska USA State Wrestling Tournament. They finished in 3rd place as a teams scoring 322.5 points at the NEUSA District 2 Tournament. The Matcats had 7 District Champions, 10 Runner-Ups, 9 third Place Finishes and 4 fourth place finishes. The NEUSA State Tournament will be held in Grand Island March 18th & 19th.

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Matcats Place 2nd at UNK Midwest Duals

The Matcat Dual Team had a sucessful weekend at the UNK Midwest Duals held Saturday January 14th at UNK. The Matcats had five duals on the day going 4-1 and placing 2nd. In the first round they defeated Team Agoge 56-30. They followed up that dual with a 51-31 win over Ogallala, a 40-33 win over Columbus, and a 66-18 win over Central Nebraska Gold. This placed them in the finals where they fell to 2 Tuff 64-15.

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