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|About||Ridge Wrestling Club brings together K-8 grade boys from Basking Ridge for an instructional and competitive program where basic wrestling skills are taught|
|Mission||Our goal is to help boys develop confidence, self-reliance, discipline, and respect, while stressing the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.|
Our program brings together Kindergarten through 8th grade boys from Basking Ridge for an instructional and competitive program where basic wrestling skills are taught and practiced in a supervised setting under the guidance of experienced coaches. Our goal is to help boys develop confidence, self-reliance, discipline, and respect, while stressing the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Wrestlers join our program to have fun. Our coaching staff recognizes this and often incorporates "games with a purpose" into each practice so that time spent is adequately balanced between work and play. New friendships are formed and are continued on throughout their wrestling years both on and off the mat.
K-2 Program: The K-2 program practices on Tuesday nights from 6:00 – 7:30 at Ridge HS. The emphasis at this level is learning the basics of scholastic style wrestling and most importantly having fun and developing a love for the sport.
3rd – 8th Grade Program: The wrestlers in grades 3-8 practice three times per week (M/W/Th 6:00 – 7:30) at Ridge HS. This is open to novice and experienced wrestlers alike and there is a level in the program for all. The wrestlers practice at the same time, but will be split up for competition purposes into the Raritan Valley League, Central Jersey League, and the NJ Grade School Wrestling League.
Raritan Valley League - Our novice wrestlers (Grades 2-6) participate in the Raritan Valley Wrestling League. This year the league consists of 14 other teams from neighboring towns plus our team - Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Franklin, Hillsborough, Manville, North Hunterdon, Scotch Plains, Somerville, South Plainfield, Summit,Watchung, and Westfield. Most of our matches are wrestled on weekends with different towns serving as host.
Central Jersey League - Our more experienced wrestlers in grades 2-6 compete in the Central Jersey Youth Wrestling League (CJYWL). The league is divided into two flights based