Junior Seahawk Wrestling Gearing Up

BERLIN- The Stephen Decatur Junior Seahawks Wrestling Program is gearing up for its 2018-2019 season with registration now open for boys and girls in grades K-8.

Stephen Decatur Junior Seahawks Youth Wrestling is a rapidly growing program serving the lower Delmarva area and is committed to providing a high caliber of coaching while emphasizing dedication and sportsmanship. The program offers four months of training under the watchful eyes of some of the top wrestling coaches in the area.

The program is open for boys and girls in grades K through 8th and participants will be divided into groups based on experience and skill level. The program opens on October 22 and runs through March 1. The training and competition take place at Chesapeake Martial Arts on Cathell Road in Ocean Pines.

Beginners will take the mats on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The cost for beginners in $150. The advanced group, or those with at least two years of experience in wrestling, will take the mats on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the four-month training program from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost of the advance training is $250.

The program will be led by Coach Connor McDonald, a two-time Fargo National Freestyle champion, a three-time state champion in Delaware and former Beast of the East champion. McDonald is a highly advanced instructor who is currently training several elite junior and high school athletes in the sport.

New this year, the Stephen Decatur Junior Wrestling Program and Chesapeake Martial Arts is offering a speed, agility and strength conditioning program with certified trainer Mike Miller. The program is open to student-athletes and adults. The program will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. and the cost is $50 or $15 for each drop-in session. For more information about the youth wrestling program or the advanced training program, visit Junior Seahawks Wrestling on Facebook or email to [email protected].

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.