Trojans Youth Wrestling

Trojans Youth Wrestling is for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grade in the Fall of 2019. Our goal is to introduce young athletes to fundamental wrestling techniques in a safe and fun environment.

No experience is required.

Season start: November 5, 2019

Season finish: January 23, 2020 (tentative)

Practice schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM

Practice location: Anderson High School

Athletes will also have opportunities to compete in 2-4 local tournaments. First year wrestlers will compete against other first year wrestlers.

The team is directed by Anderson High School head wrestling Coach Pat Moore, a former division 1 wrestler at Auburn.Anderson is a rapidly improving program that finished with a 14-4 dual meet record in 2019. The team included 3 District champions and a state qualifier.

Parent volunteers with wrestling and coaching experience will conduct practice.

Payment and Registration

Cost: $200*

  • Includes $40 USA Wrestling Membership required for competition

  • Includes a Trojans wrestling t-shirt


Trojans Youth Wrestling is affiliated with Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness.

Participants are required to purchase their own wrestling shoes and mouthguards.

*Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis. Please email Jacob Liberman at with “Trojans Wrestling” in the subject line to discuss financial aid.

No wrestler will be turned away due to cost.

Why Wrestle?

Wrestling is a sport popular across the world. It is featured in the Olympics for both men and women. In the United States athletes wrestle at the youth, high school, and college levels. Wrestling teaches self reliance, creativity, discipline, and work ethic. In our age of childhood obesity and bullying, wrestling can be a great source of exercise and self confidence. The physical benefits of wrestling include increased balance, leverage, agility, and strength.

In 2019 the United States wrestling team had 5 world champions including three men and two women.

Aside from being a fantastic sport in its own right, wrestling skills transfer to other contact sports. Wrestling teaches athletes to exert force in all planes of movement while retaining their balance. This translates directly into more effective blocking and tackling on the football field. You can get strong in the weight room, but wrestling will teach you to apply your strength on another body. It is also an excellent strength building alternative for athletes too young to lift weights.

But most of all, wrestling is fun! Wrestling is a fundamental human activity along with running, swimming, and jumping.