Welcome to the home page of the Downers Grove Wrestling Club (DGWC). The DGWC is a youth wrestling organization that serves current and future students of District 99 and the communities of Downers Grove and Woodridge, and portions of Bolingbrook, Darien, Lisle, Oak Book, and Westmont. The DGWC is a grassroots wrestling organization whose primary mission is to provide a positive experience in the sport of wrestling that will not only help develop the athletes on the mat, but will also facilitate in the overall development of young student athletes off the mat as well. Our goal is to develop long-term wrestlers who will benefit from the great sport of wrestling for years to come. This development will come through instructional in fundamental body movements, competitive games and competitions designed to build competitiveness and wrestling ability, a tiered approach to instruction to fit the needs of different athletes, basic to advanced techniques in the sport of wrestling, physical training and conditioning to prepare the athletes for the sport of wrestling and other sports, and most importantly through positive reinforcement and coaching from our DGWC coaching staff.
Practices will be held at Downers Grove South High School (1436 Norfolk St., Downers Grove- 60516) and will begin in mid-November and will end in mid-March (subject to wrestler's level). Practices will be held two to three days a week based on which program the wrestler is in. Coaches will consist of the high school staffs of Downers Grove South High School (DGS) and Downers Grove North High School (DGN), former DGS/DGN and collegiate wrestlers, current DGS and DGN wrestlers, and parents of wrestlers in the DGWC program.
The DGWC is a member of the Illinois Kids Federation (IKWF) as well as a chartered club through USA Wrestling and will serve grades K-8 for the IKWF season, and grades K-12 for the IL/USAW Freestyle and Greco season (registration by season).