MWC Grizzly Open Meetings for Parents: (Tuesday 7th)

On Tuesday Feb 7th we will be hosting 2 quick club meetings to discuss and answer any questions on our Mukwonago Grizzly Open Tournament.
The 2 meetings are at 5:40pm (1st group parents) and 6:50 pm (2nd group parents) in Classroom 126)… Coach Wierzbicki’s classroom.)
Please do your best to attend.

Board member Kevin Bischell has already sent you 2 emails
One for Concessions donations, the 2nd for your help during the tournament….
If everyone steps up to help we have short easy shifts…

Grizzlys earn 2nd place at West Allis

Our Mukwonago Grizzlys headed to West Allis sunday, bring home the Team runner up trophy, narrowly missing the championship  to KWA by a 1 point margin 114 – 113.

individually the grizzly brought home 9 championships by Luke Jowers, Bo Dooley, Wendell Brausch, Adam Whittier, Devin Viola, Adam Concotelli, Zach Eliszewski, Tucker Winski and Hayden Chitwood.

Schedule/tournament update/changes

Here is the tournament schedule for the next couple of weeks:



** Sun Feb 12th Mukwonago Grizzly Open  MWC member only  flyer (weigh in/set up, Sat. Feb 11th) **



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

Mukwonago State Qualifiers


The MWC is proud of our 4 Mukwonago state high school qualifiers.

106 – Jake Schulte, 113 – Aaron Schulist, 126 – Nick Armstrong & 132 – Nathan Smith.

This Thursday they will competing at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Head over and cheer them on.

All 4 of these hard working wrestlers started their wrestling careers in the Mukwonago Wrestling Club.

We are so proud of what these 4 have accomplished.



2015/16 Board of Directors Announced

Welcome all New and returning members to the Mukwonago wrestling clubs.
The Board and coaching staff is excited and looking forward to the upcoming season.
The Old & New Board.
First a huge thank you to last years former board members; Secretary Sheldon Lewis, Directors: Randy Schulist, Ken Hotz and Scott Dooley. They all spend countless volunteer hours leading and guiding your organization. Thank you again.
Now a big congratulations and Welcome to the 4 new Board Members:
Secretary: Kelly Riviera, Directors: Kevin Bischel, Paul Ksobiech and Rob Lord.
They join current Board members Randy Dusing, Jason Stromberg, Shane Herbig (elected 2 more yrs), Kevin Wojciechowski & Denise Belter. Please contact them with your thoughts and questions.
New Board of Directors by Position
Pres: Randy Dusing
V Pres: Jason Stromberg
Secr: Kelly Riviera
Treas: Shane Herbig
Dir: Kevin Wojciechowski
Dir: Kevin Bischel
Dir: Paul Ksobiech
Dir: Denise Belter
Dir: Rob Lord

MWC registration is now open….

Our electronic registration is now open….

We are simply gathering parent and wrestler information
payment will be collected at the Nov meeting….

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 2015/2016 season.

After clicking on the link you will be asked to enter a username and create a password. Use last year’s username if you were a member.
· 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 – Mukwonago High School – Room to be determined

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade – Wednesday, November 4th

4th Grade – 8th Grade – Thursday, November 5th

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

The Annual Meeting should take about 30-45 minutes.
It consists of details and information about the upcoming season, as well as voting for the Board position openings; President, Vice-president and two director positions.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in any of these positions, please nominate or self-nominate by contacting Coach Dusing, or nominate at the Wednesday Annual Meeting. There will be voting at both the Wednesday and Thursday meetings.

The registration should go very fast as we will simply collect the forms and payment, issue you the USA card(s), hand you an envelope containing the Fund Raiser information along with some other key club documents and answer any questions you may have.

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.