AWA Spring Satellite Sites

Hope everyone is having a good season and wanted to put out information on spring satellite sites that AWA will be hosting!  These 5 week sessions will be a great opportunity for wrestlers to get a great feel for the international styles of wrestling.


When: April 2- May 2(5 weeks)

Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Neenah HS and UW Parkside

Wrestlers will be taught about freestyle and greco in preparation for the Freestyle and Greco state championships May 5-6.

Ages: This is open to grades 5 and up

Cost: $140

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AWA Preseason Camps

AWA is back with its annual preseason camps to help you get ready for the High School season! We will be hosting a camp at all of our locations and each one will have a different positional focus. The idea is for you to be able to pick one area you need help in and get some much needed attention to that position before the HS season starts! In the past these camps have filled up quickly, make sure you get your spot. All locations will have same date and times!

Date: Saturday November 11

Time: 9:00am-11:30am and 12:15pm-2:30pm- Lunch will be provided

AWA Lake Country: Leg Riding, Leg Ride Defense and Crab Riding
AWA North Shore: Front Headlock Offense and Defense
AWA Packerland: Low Single, Knee Pull and Low Single Defense

Ages: 10 and up

Cost: $50 for non AWA members, $40 for AWA members.  Price includes T-Shirt and Lunch.

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AWA Coaches Clinic

AWA Will be hosting a fall coaches clinic again this year on October 21st.  Ben Askren will be running the coaches clinic and he will be discussing the AWA Coaching Syllabus, Promotion of your program and building a schedule that fits your team.

When:  Saturday October 21 12:30pm-4:30pm

What: Coaches Clinic, Funky Fresh Spring Rolls will be provided

Where:  AWA Lake Country(596 North Shore Dr Hartland WI 53029).

Who: Any Coaches who want to prep for their season or parents who just want to learn more.

Cost: FREE

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AWA Fall Camps

Hey guys I am happy to announce our fall camps which will be run on Spet 30-October 1. These camps have been a long standing tradition to bring in wrestlers who can teach us new techniques. As always these camps are free to year members, others can attend for a reasonable price.

Locations and Clinicians:
AWA North Shore(175 S Main St Mequon)- Cody Brewer- NCAA Champion and 4x All American
AWA Packerland(1515 Glory Rd Green Bay)- Max Askren- NCAA Champion and 3x All American

Dates and Times:
Sept 30- 9:00am-12:30pm
Oct 1- 9:00am-12:30pm

Ages: 10 and up- Open to any and all

AWA Year Member- Free
Full Camp- $75
One Day $40

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Veterans Class!

As some of you may have heard we are going to try and do a veterans wrestling class for those people who are out of high school and still want to get a good work out in on the mats.  Jiu-Jitsu, another combat sport has a high amount of adult participation so frankly we don’t see why wrestling can’t do the same.  This may seem revolutionary, but this class will contain little to no live.  Rather we will have a focus on learning positions and doing sparring in these positions to have a deeper understanding of them.  Frankly I would love to see a bunch of parents get on the mat so they can have a deeper understanding of what their kids are doing and the limitations/difficulties of some positions.  It would also be awesome to see some coaches participate to sharpen their skills for the upcoming season.  Initially we are going to just start out 1 day per week, if that goes well and attendance is good we will bump it up to 2.  Feel free to email with any inquiries.

Who: Anyone Post HS who wants to get some mat time and learn

When: Tuesday nights 7:30-8:30pm

Dates: September 12- Nov 7

Location: AWA Lake Country

Cost: $75

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AWA Fall Trips

Hey guys we are doing the fall trips a little different this year and we hope this creates a more streamlined process.  As you will read below we are taking AWA wrestlers to 3 weekends of tournaments.  These trips are geared exclusively towards High School wrestlers.  Obviously if you know our philosophy you know that we are not high on tons of competition at the youth level.  We will be putting out an awesome youth dual schedule for this year, that is coming soon.


Oct 13-15- Grappler Fall Classic- Battle Creek, Michigan

  • Leave 1pm Friday Oct 13, Return 1pm Sunday Oct 15
  • For grades 8th grade and up, 8th graders will compete in HS division and we would only recommend this for very serious wrestlers.
  • Please find info and register at
  • Coaches- Ben Askren, Max Askren and Nick Becker
  • Cost- $100- Covers 2 nights of hotel, bus ride and dinner on Saturday night
  • Open to the first 42 that register, no qualification criteria.  There are 2 divisions HS Elite and Varisty, If you are not a HS State Qualifier we would recommend that you wrestle Varsity.
  • Please register for tournament ASAP
  • AWA Trip Registration closes Sept 14

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Oct 20-21- JJ Classic- Rochester, MN

  • Friday deptartue time TBD, Return at completion of tourney
  • For grades 8th grade and up, 8th graders will compete in HS division and we would only recommend this for very serious wrestlers.
  • Please find info and register at
  • Coach- John Mesenbrink and Jordan Newman
  • Cost- $40- Covers Hotel and Bus ride
  • AWA Trip Qualification criteria- WIAA State Placer, WIAA multiple time state qualifier, FS State Champion or USA/UWW All-American
  • If you do not meet AWA Qualification criteria you can still attend the tournament and be coached by AWA coaches, you will just need your own transportation.
  • Open to the first 14 who register
  • Please register for tournament ASAP
  • AWA Trip Registration closes Sept 14


October 26-30- Super 32- Greensboro, NC

  • For flight times please email
  • HS wrestlers only
  • Please find info and register at
  • Coach- Ben Askren
  • Cost- $225- Covers all rental cars and hotels
  • Open to anyone who meets Super 32 pre qualification criteria:
  • AWA Trip Registration Closes Sept 14

Oct 27-29- USAW Preseason Nationals

  • AWA will not have an organized trip to this tournaments but as of now we have at least 2 coaches coming Josh Wagner and Nick Becker.


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Hope this makes all of the tournaments more accessible to our members.  As you may have noticed we are not running the Preseason State this year.  It is a lot of work and we thought we could better serve our wrestlers by taking them on more trips this year.



2017 Fall Hammer Camp- SOLD OUT

***This camp is SOLD OUT***

The Hammer Camp is back for its third year, the goal of this camp is to get AWA’s best mixing it up with the best around the state and nation with a high level coach leading the charge.  This year we are lucky enough to have University of Nebraska assistant coach Bryan Snyder leading the way!  In addition to being a 2x NCAA runner-up and 4x All-American, Bryan has also been the main man in charge of training one of the world’s best Jordan Burroughs since 2010.  Bryan will teach us the tactics that helped Jordan win so many world and olympic titles!

When: September 9- 9:30am-Noon & 1:00pm-3:30pm
September 10- 9:30am-Noon

Who: This is invite only and for 9th graders and up.  Please email for an invite.  You must be one of the following to participate:  HS State Qualifier, Freestyle State place winner or Fargo Participant.

What: Bryan will be putting these wrestlers through 3 tough practices to teach them about higher levels of training.

Ages: 9th grade and Up

Cost:  $80- Includes lunch on Saturday and also we will be having the annual pig roast on Sat night so all wrestlers will be able to enjoy that free of charge.  Out of town wrestlers will be housed with AWA families.

Limited to the first 40 wrestlers so sign up soon.

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Fall 2X A Week Classes

2x a week fall class

We are back with our 2x a week fall folkstyle classes!  This year as well as hosting them at AWA Lake Country and will be doing a satellite site at Kenosha Tremper High School .  We will have former AWA athletes and current reigning and defending NCAA Champion Nick Becker(Kenosha Tremper HS) running the site. This class is for wrestlers ages 9-18 who are trying to get ready for the folk style season.  This is also a great option for athletes who play other sports but still want to spend time on the mat getting better.

Where: AWA Lake Country- 596 North Shore Dr Hartland WI 53226

Kenosha Tremper HS

Who: ages 9-18

Dates: Wednesday September 6- Wednesday November 8

Times: AWA LC- Sunday 5-6:30pm and Wednesday 7-8:30pm

Kenosha Tremper- Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm

Space: Limited to 30 spots

Cost: $225

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2017 Fall Ninjas

The fall ninjas in training(5-11 year olds) session is now open for registration for all AWA locations. Look below for all of the details you need to know and a link to sign up!

Who:  This class is for wrestlers 5-11 years olds(10 and 11 year olds can move into other classes if they please).  This class is for beginner all the way to advanced wrestlers and although we do not have a heavy competition focus our ninjas in training class is the starting point for many in our program who become state champions later in their careers.

Dates: Wednesday September 6-Wednesday December 20- No practice Thanksgiving week

Times: AWA Lake Country, AWA North Shore and AWA Packerland- Wednesday 6-7pm and Sunday 4-5pm

Class size: All locations are limited to 35 spots

Ages: 5-11(10 and 11 year olds will have the option to move into the elite classes)

Cost: $250

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Brian Realbuto Fargo Prep Camp

Hey guys we are excited to announce that 3x Cornell AA Brian Realbuto will be coming in to help our guys prep for Fargo!  Brian will put a strong emphasis on par terre, an area where all of our guys need some work. The camp will be July 7-8, here are the details.

Where: AWA North Shore-  175 S Main St Theinsville, WI

Who: Fargo athletes only

When: July 7- 5-7pm July 8- 10am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $50 and lunch will be provided Saturday.

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