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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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2016 – 2017 Season and Registration Coming Soon

The 2016-2017 Matcat Wrestling Season is fast approaching and we are working to finalize the details for the new season. More registration info and starts dates will be available soon. The Kearney Matcats welcomes wrestlers from Pre-K through 8th grade and wrestlers at all skill levels. We are excited for the new season and can’t wait to see new and familiar faces.

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Matcats Win NEUSA District A2

This past weekend 42 Matcats competed at the NEUSA A2 District held in Gothenburg. The Matcats came away as District Champions with 453 points, coming in second was the Midwest Destroyers with 323.5 points. 37 Matcats placed in the top 4 qualifying them for the NEUSA State Tournament in Grand Island on March 19th-20th.

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Dual Team Wrestle Off Procedures

In addition to wrestling at tournaments, which is always open to EVERYONE, in the past Kearney MatCats has put together a dual team for the Huskerland Duals, as well as occasionally putting together deal teams for other duals. For dual teams representing Kearney MatCats, the following wrestle off procedures shall be used:

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Matcat National Team Policy

There are several opportunities for Nebraska youth wrestlers to compete in national duals and represent Nebraska. Most of these are sponsored by Nebraska USA Wrestling or Nebraska AAU. There is usually a cost of $200 or more to be a member of one of these elite teams. In an effort to make this opportunity more affordable to Kearney wrestlers, the MatCat Board of Directors has adopted the following policy:

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Preseason Nationals — Cedar Falls, Iowa


Kearney Klash Takedown Tournament — Kearney, NE


Bighorn Nationals — Loveland, CO


Fall Brawl — Kansas City, MO


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