Rowan Wrestling Academy

Youth Wrestling Benefits & Values

Wrestling is a great sport for kids, not only because it inspires competition but also because it instills important life values. Those who participate in wrestling, boxing, martial arts, or other combat sports tend to have higher self-esteem levels than their peers. When young athletes feel good about themselves, they’re less likely to seek validation from others by bullying them. Combat sports are also great for building teamwork skills—the relationships formed on wrestling mats and martial arts floors go beyond just sparring partners and classmates; there’s a real sense of community among those who share these interests.

Competition & Life Values

Sense of Community & Teamwork

Anti-Bullying & Self-Esteem

Beginner Wrestling

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K-5 Wrestling Program for Beginners

Our beginner wrestling program is primarily for K-5 kids and our classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Some middle school kids who are new to the sport may be placed in the beginner program until they are ready to move into the advanced class. The focus of our beginner program will be the fundamentals of wrestling, safety, respect, and fun. Participants will need to wear shorts with no pockets, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes.

Classes on Monday & Wednesday - 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Bring Shorts (No Pockets), T-Shirt, & Wrestling Shoes

Focus on Fundamentals, Safety, Values, & Fun

Why Rowan Wrestling Academy

Rowan Wrestling Academy is an organization committed to developing the middle school and high school wrestling programs in Rowan County. Although we offer wrestling and MMA classes for adults, our primary focus is the youth in our community. We have a close relationship with many of the schools and coaches in the county and are working with them to develop young wrestlers and increase interest in the sport locally.

Additionally, we are the only organization with a recreational league in the region. We have a competitive AAU team and we are members of the USA Wrestling organization, the governing body for the sport of Wrestling in the US. Our instructors have a proven track record of success in the sport including all-state honors and professional experience. If you are interested in developing your skills in wrestling or MMA, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our programs or how they can help you.

Wrestling Training

Beginner Wrestling
$ 75 Monthly
  • Beginners Grades K-5 - Mon & Wed from 5:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Open Mat on Sun from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Although we work closely with Rowan County schools and coaches, Our K-12 league and training programs are available to youth and adults inside or outside of the county.

Yes. Both boys and girls can absolutely participate in our wrestling and martial arts programs. 

You will need to wear shorts with no pockets and a t-shirt for all programs. For wrestling training you should also bring your wrestling shoes.

K-5 kids will be in the Beginner Wrestling and Youth Jiu-Jitsu programs. 6-12 grade kids and adults will be in the advanced wrestling and adult Jiu-Jitsu programs. There may be some younger kids that need to be in the advanced programs and some older kids that need to be in the beginner programs. We will make adjustments accordingly to ensure everyone is in the right place.

Participants should wear shorts and t-shirts to practice. Singlets are only worn during competitive wrestling matches or tournaments.

No. Our coaches will make sure your child is training with other kids comparable in size and ability so they can progress safely.

Rowan Wrestling Academy 

105 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023

(704) 929-5220

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