Schedule/tournament update/changes

Here is the tournament schedule for the next couple of weeks

Sunday Jan 8th Club – West Bend


Friday 13th Club – Badger Beginner tournament

Saturday 14th Club – East Troy


Sunday 15th Waterford

Pizza & Kringle instructions

Fundraiser Selling Instructions:

  • Prize form: If you met/exceeded prize totals fill out & bring to 1st practice
  • Help Make Pizzas – Saturday Dec 10th
  • Pick Up Pizzas and Kringles Sunday Dec 11th

o   Please do not hand in your order forms – KEEP for delivery purposes.

o   All sales should be entered by – Tuesday November 29th.

Grizzly Pizza Making Day – Saturday December 10th

Mark you Calendars, everyone’s help is requested. 

  • Where – Big Bend Elementary School
  • Times – Saturday Morning 7am to 11am


    11am to completion.


Pick-Up Sunday Morning December 11th– At Big Bend Elementary Parking Lot
  • Please plan on picking them up between 8:30am – 10:00 am on Sunday.
  • Please bring a check payable to “Mukwonago Wrestling Club” If you bring Cash Please bring exact If you can’t pick them up that day, please notify me, and make other arrangements.

Still time to register for the club for the new season

If you did not sign up there is still time to register for the upcoming season.

Please contact Randy Dusing at


Mukwongo Wrestling Club Registration is Open

A new Mukwonago Wrestling season is right around the corner. Once again we are going to collect all wrestler information electronically. Below is the link to log in and register for the 2016/17 season.

After clicking on the link you will be asked to enter a username and create a password. Use last year’s username.
· The first screens you will be verifying your “parent information” make any changes needed.
· You will need to acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the MWC Code of Conduct and the information in the Concussion Packet. These documents are attached to this email.
· Then you will add your wrestler(s), if they wrestled last year they will appear as a button to add.

After completion of adding wrestler(s)
· Print out your Registration form
· Bring registration form and payment to the annual meeting – 

The meetings start at 6:30pm sharp !!!
We will complete 
registration after the Annual Meeting

The Annual Sign-Up Meeting is Wednesday Nov. 2nd and Thursday Nov. 3rd

6:30pm Mukwonago High School and Class room 124

The meetings start at 6:30pm sharp !!!
We will complete your registration with payment either
– before the meeting from 6pm – 6:30pm
no registration completions will be done during the meeting which will start at 6:30pm sharp.
-or after the Annual Meeting ends (takes 5 minutes or less)
Meeting Schedule:

Older group Wednesday Nov. 2nd: Sign-Up/Annual Meeting for 4th-8th graders. Mukwonago High School Class room 124
Younger Group Thursday Nov. 3rd: Sign-Up/Annual Meeting date for K-3rd graders…. Mukwonago High School Class room 124


No need to bring your wrestler(s) to the meeting it is an informational meeting for the parents. But if you need to we will have the wrestling room open with supervision.

There are 4 positions on the board up for election: President, Vice President, and 2 Directors Positions. If you are interested (email me) or know someone who is interested, need to be nominated (or self-nominate) by the Wednesday Nov 2nd meeting as voting will talk place on place both days and then totaled…

First Practice : Tues Nov 29th
Session 1 is 5:30 to 6:30 PM for younger/less experienced kids (K-3rd)
Session 2 is 6:45 to 8:00 PM for older/more experienced kids (4th-8th)

Coach Dusing


If you’ve outgrown your wrestling shoes and want to donate them to the club, we will make the available for $5 for any wrestler who wants them.


Wrestling paved way for duo’s development (Packer’s Football)

Wrestling paved way for duo’s development

Sport prepared Packers’ defensive linemen Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark for life in the trenches


GREEN BAY – Twenty years ago, nobody in the Daniels household was thinking about the best way to build an NFL defensive lineman.

Mike and Carlene Daniels simply wanted to find a sport that would allow their son, Mike Jr., a chance to burn off some energy like any other 4- or 5-year old.

So Mike Sr. signed his son up for wrestling.

“I thank him to this day for it,” said Mike Jr., now in his fifth season with the Packers. “Because it builds character.”

Before Daniels was a football player, he was a wrestler.

He stuck with the sport even after he started to flourish on the football field. His accolades piled up in both sports, becoming a three-time letterman on the Highland Regional (N.J.) High School wrestling team.

However, Daniels wasn’t a 312-pound nose tackle back then. In fact, he actually cut down to 207 pounds as a senior, so he didn’t have to wrestle at a substantial disadvantage in the heavyweight division, which maxes at 285 pounds in most states.

Wrestling didn’t just allow Daniels to release energy – it showed him a different way of life. It made him cognizant of his diet and emphasized the importance of discipline.

When Daniels finally picked up football, he quickly noticed how the two sports relate to each other, particularly when it came to securing leverage and proper technique.

Daniels’ shorter stature caused many college scouts to overlook him out of high school. He accepted his only Division I offer to Iowa and the rest was history.

Now a fifth-year NFL veteran who received a contract extension in December, Daniels feels his size and wrestling background helped open the door that eventually led him to the pros.

It also underscored a crucial rule – the low man wins.

“I can still draw from some of my teaching until today. It’s unbelievable,” Daniels said. “It builds up a certain type of toughness. It’s a combative sport. A lot of the techniques translate over to football, the mentality being the biggest thing.”

When the Packers drafted Kenny Clark in the first round this year, Daniels already was familiar with the UCLA defensive tackle’s background as a former high-school wrestler.

Hours after Clark’s selection, Daniels sent a tweet to his new linemate.

Another high school wrestler. Welcome to the Pack and let’s get to work!! 

Unlike Daniels, Clark first started wrestling as a sophomore at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, Calif., at the insistence of friends and football teammates.

Clark remembers getting manhandled the first time he stepped onto the mat, but he stuck with it and eventually “fell in love” with the sport.

After his sophomore year, Clark won a national freshman-sophomore invitation tournament in Idaho and later went on to make two state appearances in California.

He spent countless hours in the school’s wrestling room with his younger brother, Kyon, who doubled as his partner. While two years Kenny’s junior, Kyon actually was bigger than Kenny with gumby-like flexibility.

Clark could pick up things wrestling when drilling against guys who were lighter than him, but trying to take down Kyon was grueling, especially in the sauna-like conditions of the wrestling room.

“That’s the most flexible guy I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Clark of his younger brother. “I’m working with him all day, picking up a 330-pound guy every day, so I’m going to get strong and picking up those 285 guys (became) easy.

“Just me picking up my brother’s legs or trying to single-leg him or double-leg him, it was so hard because he was so flexible. I could lift up his leg and he wouldn’t go down.”

Those sessions, mixed with his actual matches, taught Clark leverage and body control. It made him a better wrestler, and in the process, a better football player.

The things that made him successful on the wrestling mat – flexibility in his ankles and explosion in his hips – are also what made him thrive on the football field.

It also challenged him mentally, whether it was getting through long workouts or understanding how to counter a 285-pound wrestler exerting pressure on you.

“The biggest thing I’d have to say is it helps you out with leverage and being able to be flexible, to bend,” Clark said. “There aren’t a lot of defensive linemen who (can) really stay low, bend, get off the ball, and be physical. Not often do you find a defensive lineman who can do all those things.”

Clark’s wrestling background was easy for Mike Trgovac to spot when the Packers’ defensive line coach began working with the first-round pick earlier this summer.

Right away, Trgovac noticed how combative he was with his hands and able to secure leverage in battles with offensive linemen.

Daniels and Clark are entirely different players with contrasting skill sets, but Trgovac sees a common thread between the two as a former state champion heavyweight himself.

“With both those guys and myself having a wrestling background, I can talk a certain language to them and they understand,” Trgovac said. “Both of them do a very good job getting their hands inside and working nice and tight hands. Again, they understand leverage very well.”

Daniels still applies many of the same training techniques in his offseason routine, including MMA and combat workouts.

No, Daniels’ father didn’t know his son would one day become a top interior rusher in the NFL, but Mike Jr. remains grateful that he signed him up for wrestling all those years ago.

“If you’re a bigger kid, don’t waste your time playing basketball – go wrestle,” Daniels said. “More than likely you’re going to be a football player – if you so choose to seek athletics in college or professional level. Wrestling is going to get it done for you. That’s just how I view it.”



2016 M-Camp

M Camp 2016 group photo

We had a great youth camp.

40 Club kids

Clinicians: Mukwonago D1 – UNDS recruit Nathan Smith & NCAA D2 Champ Nick Becker did great job. With lots of help from our High School wrestlers/club members giving back. and big thanks to Coach Wierzbicki

Kids had awesome time.

Jesse Thielke & Ben Provisor – Rio 2016

Jesse Thielke & Ben Provisor have been great representatives of the state of Wisconsin for many years with his many wrestling accomplishments. He the will be representing the USA in the Olympics this summer.Help support Jesse, Ben and their families on going to Rio to live there Olympic Dreams !

Jesse Thielke’s link
Ben Provisor’s link


Freestyle /Greco (Jump a Level)

Freestyle /Greco Practice Tuesday April 5th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Freestyle /Greco Practice Thursday April 7th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Franklin Spring Classic Saturday April 9th

Freestyle /Greco Practice Tuesday April 12th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Freestyle /Greco Practice Thursday April 14th 6pm to 7:45pm.

April 17th Sunday End of Year awards banquet 3pm Muk HS
Freestyle /Greco Practice Tuesday April 19st 6pm to 7:45pm.
Freestyle /Greco Practice Thursday April 21st 6pm to 7:45pm.
Stateline Wildcats Tournament [GR/FS] April 23rd

Freestyle /Greco Practice Tuesday April 26th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Freestyle /Greco Practice Thursday April 28th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Elkhorn WC Frestyle/Greco Tournament Saturday April30th

Freestyle /Greco Practice Tuesday May 3rd 6pm to 7:45pm.
Freestyle /Greco Practice Thursday May 5th 6pm to 7:45pm.
Sat & Sun, May 7th & 8th Freestyle / Greco State Wis Dells

Club Banquet/Aw​ards Sunday April 17, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Club Banquet/Aw​ards Sunday April 17, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Mukwonago High school Cafe
Please RSVP with how many will be attending so we can plan seating and beverages….
We will be serving BBQ Pork and BBQ Chicken ..
We are asking each Family to bring a Dish to pass… see list below
If last name begins with A-F please bring your favorite Salad
If last name begins with G-K please bring your favoriteDesserts
If last name begins with L-R please bring your favorite Main dish (hot dishes, cheesy potato’s ect…)
If last name begins with S-Y please bring your favoriteAppetizer

Reminder to please return your club Singlet, either at practice Tuesday/Thursdays or last chance the Banquet on Sunday

Update schedule

Next Saturday 3/19/2016 WWF Regionals- Oconomowoc
Saturday evening Regional Party at 18 West (on highway 18 just west of Highway 83)
Folkstyle Nationals
4/1 to 4/3/2016 Folkstyle Nationals, Cedar Falls IA

Sunday 4/17 3PM End of year Banquet Muk HS – Commons