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Souderton Youth Wrestling

Souderton Youth Wrestling

The Souderton Area Youth Wrestling Association (SAYWA) was established in 1974. The organization has earned several championships over the years and has graduated wrestlers to the Junior High and High School programs that have gone on to place and win at the Pennsylvania State level. SAYWA averages 60 to 90 wrestlers each season.

SAYWA belongs to the Inter County Wrestling League (ICWL) , a highly competitive and organized league that includes local teams such as Central Bucks, Pennridge, Upper Perk, North Penn, Boyertown and many teams down the main line. In all, 45 teams in the ICWL with an estimated 3,500 wrestlers. The ICWL is one of the largest youth wrestling leagues in the country. Wrestlers participating in ICWL events range in age from K to 8th grade. All matches in the ICWL are set up based on wrestlers age, weight, experience, and skill level. This makes the matches fair and allows kids to learn and grow at pace that fits them.

Season practices begin in November. League meets begin in mid-December and run through early February. Several tournaments are included in a SAYWA season and include SAYWA’s own annual Novice Tournament which was established in 1990. The official season end is late February. Practices continue in the post season to as late as April or as long as wrestlers are interested in post season tournaments.

Board Members 2018-2019

  • President: Bill Brong
  • Vice President: Frank Pollock
  • Treasurer: Chuck Gonce
  • Secretary: Karen Slemmer
  • Head Coach: Matt Waltenbaugh
  • First Assistant Coach: Mike Wagner

2018-2019 Coaching Staff

    • Head Coach: Matt Waltenbaugh
    • First Assistant Mike Wagner
    • Assistant Coaches Frank Pollock, Glen Bateman, Keith Kleckner