What Prodigy Winter Training Program should my wrestler take part in?

This is a question that we get all of the time.  I am glad we get it because we understand that all wrestlers are in different places in their journey.  Prodigy Wrestling is an ACADEMY because we want to TEACH the sport of wrestling through differentiated instruction.  We want to meet your wrestler at their level so we can get them to the next level.  Below is what we envision for what programs wrestlers should take part in or drop in during the season.  These are GUIDELINES but every wrestler is an individual placement. ELITE TRAINING – Most of these top level wrestlers have seen success at the state level.  Many have been OAC State Qualifiers and OHWay state Placers.  Usually they have 2-3 years of wrestling experience under their belts.  WHAT WE LOOK FOR IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT!  We see our Elite as having an understanding of practice protocol, working hard, and a solid core of wrestling technique and knowledge.  (Options to participate:  Team Prodigy Elite, Individual Elite Training Winter season/Monthly, Youth Partner School, or Drop-Ins) DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING – This level wrestler has possibly seen success at the local/regional level (MVKWA, CYW) and are looking to advance their training.  This could also be wrestlers who are winning on strength but need more core technique and knowledge.  Usually they have 1-3 years of experience.  Our Goal for these wrestlers is to give them the technique, knowledge, and practice expectations they need to train at our Elite Training.(Options to participate:  Youth Partner Schools, Individual Developmental Training Winter season/Monthly, or Drop-Ins) PREP Training – Our beginner level is our introduction and continued review of the...
Coach Krause RETURNS to Prodigy on November 8th!

Coach Krause RETURNS to Prodigy on November 8th!

COACH MIKE KRAUSE IS BACK! BRINGING THE HEAT to PRODIGY WRESTLING ACADEMY on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH! Part of his “50 States in 5 Months” Tour! Clinic Information Date:  Friday, November 8th, 2018 Time:  6:00-9:00 pm Ages:  All Ages K-12 (Younger Wrestlers must be able to focus and pay attention for the duration of the clinic) Location:  Prodigy Wrestling Academy @ Powerstation Gym (4343 S. Dixie Hwy., Middletown, OH 45005) Cost:  $40 per wrestler or $70 for a family Coach Mike Krause Bio #1 Youth Wrestling Coach in the Country  Named  “Youth Coach of the Century” by FloWrestling – videos on www.flowrestling.org Sponsored by Adidas Wrestling Holds Clinics and Camps throughout the Nation all year – Over 130 clinics Head Coach NXT LVL Wrestling Academy since 2003 4x Michigan State Letter-winner Known for high energy and positive style of coaching Simply put….he brings the HEAT!! Need more….Check out Coach Krause’s Full Bio HERE REGISTER AND PAY NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!  Mike Krause Clinic Registration DO NOT MISS OUT ON AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS! *All Wrestlers attending the clinic must complete the 2019-20 Mandatory Waiver, Policy, and Contact Information Form on Blue Sombrero.  This only needs to be completed one time each year starting August 1st and ending July 31st.  This allows us to update all wrestler information.  Thank you for...
Prodigy Wrestlers Earn All-America Status at 2019 USAW/USMC GIRLS FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS

Prodigy Wrestlers Earn All-America Status at 2019 USAW/USMC GIRLS FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS

Kelsey King, Cassia Zammit, and Kaitlyn Gyotoku earned All-American status at the 2019 USAW/USMC Girls Folkstyle Nationals.  Congratulations to all three girls on their hard earned placements!  They have been a pleasure to work with at Prodigy! Kelsey King (Lakota East) placed 3rd in the 12u Division going 4-1 throughout the tournament. Kaitlyn Gyotoku (Monroe) Placed 7th in the 14u division going 3-2 for the tournament. Cassia Zammit (Miamisburg) Placed 5th in the 14u division going 3-2 for the...
2019 Prodigy OAC State Placers; Bratton, Berry Take Home Hardware

2019 Prodigy OAC State Placers; Bratton, Berry Take Home Hardware

After a tough, hard fought weekend of wrestling, Prodigy wrestlers Jack Bratton (Springboro) and Jack Berry (Franklin) made the OAC State Wrestling Podium.  Both wrestlers gritted out some tough competition throughout the weekend to earn All-Ohio Honors.  Congratulations to all of you who put it on the line in Youngstown.   Jack Bratton earns 8th place in the D3 60 pound OAC Grade School Bracket. Jack Berry earns 7th place in the D4 85 pounds at the OAC Grade School...
2019 Prodigy OH-Way Gradeschool/Girls State Placers

2019 Prodigy OH-Way Gradeschool/Girls State Placers

Team Prodigy Wrestlers competed at the OH-Way State Championships this past weekend.  Great showing with a lot of wrestlers in the finals.  Congrats to you all.  Way to Grind! Team Prodigy Calob Heilman (D4, 85, Loveland) Runner-Up Kelsey King (G12U, 87+BL, Lakota East) Runner-Up Kaitlyn Gyotoku (G14U, 86, Monroe) Runner-Up Cassia Zammit (G14U, 122, Miamisburg) Runner-Up Dylan Grimes (D1, 43, Eaton) 4th Place Colin Wooldridge (D4, 95, Bellbrook) 4th Place Prodigy Family Easton Ballinger (D2, 52, Fairfield) Runner-Up Jeffery Blair (D4, 165, West Carrollton) Runner-Up Rachel Elizondo (G19U, 112, Fairfield) Runner-Up Jack Hoffman (D4, 119, Springboro) 5th Place If any wrestler was missed or incorrect, please email prodigy.wrestling.academy@gmail.com with any...
2019 Prodigy OAC Girls State Placers; Cassia Zammit STATE CHAMPION!

2019 Prodigy OAC Girls State Placers; Cassia Zammit STATE CHAMPION!

So excited to post the great results of the first OAC State Girls Wrestling Championships.  Prodigy was proud of the girls who wrestle for Prodigy and those that come in to Prodigy throughout the season.  Congrats to Prodigy’s first girl OAC State Champion, Cassia Zammit!  Great job to all of the parents, coaches, and supporters of these amazing competitors! Team Prodigy Cassia Zammit (GJH, 115, Miamisburg) STATE CHAMPION Kelsey King (GD2, 91, Lakota East) State Runner-Up ————————————————————————————————————————————- Prodigy Family – Wrestlers that train at Prodigy periodically but wrestle under another school/club name Lyric Hetzer (GD1, 50, Elder) STATE CHAMPION Camryn Gresham (GD2, 58, Moeller) STATE CHAMPION Kaitlyn Gyototu (GJH, 82, Monroe) State Runner-Up Rylee Gust (GJH, 106, Springboro) 4th Place  If any wrestler was missed or incorrect, please email prodigy.wrestling.academy@gmail.com with any...

2019 Prodigy OAC Junior High State Placers; Kleinberg Champion

Congratulations to all of the Southwest Ohio Wrestlers who placed at the OAC Junior High State Tournament this weekend.  Your hard work and dedication has paid off.  Continue to push yourselves in the coming years to keep reaching your goals.  Thank you for using Prodigy Wrestling Academy as a resource to reach your goals!  Congratulations to Conner Kleinberg on his 2019 OAC Junior High State Championship!  Parents and coaches of all of these young men should be so proud and hats off to you for your time and support to help these young men continue to strive and reach their goals! Team Prodigy Conner Kleinberg (108, Springboro) STATE CHAMPION Myles Johnson (164, Springboro) 7th Place ————————————————————————————————————————————- Prodigy Family – Wrestlers that train at Prodigy periodically but wrestle under another school/club name Dillon Campbell (90, Springboro) STATE CHAMPION Boede Campbell (114, Springboro) STATE CHAMPION Eli Spencer (90, Lasalle) 3rd Place Flint Guerra (138, Lebanon) 3rd Place Wyatt Walker (146, Edgewood) 3rd Place Gunnar Pool (164, Centerville) 4th Place Tommy Naser (145, Alter) Freshmen 4th Place If any wrestler was missed or incorrect, please email prodigy.wrestling.academy@gmail.com with any...
Congrats 2019 Prodigy OHSAA State Placers;  Norris, Padilla, Donathan, Brown State Champions

Congrats 2019 Prodigy OHSAA State Placers; Norris, Padilla, Donathan, Brown State Champions

Congratulations to all of the Southwest Ohio Wrestlers who placed at the OHSAA State Tournament this weekend.  Your hard work and dedication has paid off.  Continue to push yourselves in the coming years to keep reaching your goals.  We are proud to say that Prodigy was a resource towards you reaching these goals and we want to continue to help you throughout your wrestling careers.  Big Congrats to Dustin Norris (LaSalle), Jacob Padilla (Wayne), Chris Donathan (Mason), and Gavin Brown (Legacy Christian) for reaching the ultimate in Ohio High School Wrestling…STATE CHAMPION!   Parents and coaches of all of these young men should be so proud and hats off to you for your time and support to help these young men continue to strive and reach their goals!   Division I State Placers Dustin Norris – 113, Lasalle, STATE CHAMPION Chris Donathan – 145, Mason, STATE CHAMPION Jacob Padilla – 285, Wayne, STATE CHAMPION Cole Skinner – 106, Lasalle, 3rd Place Nevan Snodgrass – 170, Kettering Fairmont, 3rd Place Jaedon Crowe – 220, Kettering Fairmont, 4th Place Gavin Bell – 152, Beavercreek, 5th Place Brad Smith – 220, Beavercreek, 7th Place Luke Acuna – 113, Centerville, 8th Place Moustapha Bal – 120, Fairfield, 8th Place Jabari Thomas – 126, Fairfield, 8th Place Division II Josh Dunn – 113, Goshen, 3rd Place Wade Monebrake – 138, Eaton, 5th Place Nathaniel Armstrong – 220, Alter, 6th Place Division III Gavin Brown – 120, Legacy Christian, STATE CHAMPION Cael Vanderhorst – 113, Covington, 4th Place Matt Ellis – 106, Legacy Christian, 7th Place For any corrections or mistakes, please email prodigy.wrestling.academy@gmail.com CONGRATS to...
2019 Prodigy OHSAA High School State Qualifiers

2019 Prodigy OHSAA High School State Qualifiers

Congratulations to those wrestlers who have made it to the big dance this weekend.  Prodigy is proud to say that many of these wrestlers have used Prodigy to help them reach their goals through LIVE wrestling sessions with some of the best wrestlers in the area, personal training sessions, or through camps and training sessions.  We want to wish them the best as they compete for the ultimate high school accomplishment in the state.  Congratulations to the parents and coaches of these young men, as we know your support and guidance has led them to this amazing opportunity.  Good Luck. Good Heart! Division I State Qualifiers Cole Skinner – 106, Lasalle (District Champion) Dustin Norris – 113, Lasalle (District Champion) Luke Acuna – 113, Centerville Damion Ryan – 120, Centerville Jabari Thomas – 126, Fairfield Mason Kleinberg – 138, Springboro Luke Marsh – 138, Lebanon Chris Donathan – 145, Mason (District Champion) Gavin Bell – 152, Beavercreek Amar Thomas – 152, Fairfield Jaden Hardrick – 160, Wayne Nevan Snodgrass – 170, Kettering Fairmont (District Champion) Jake Kowalski – 195, Springboro Jaedon Crowe – 220, Kettering Fairmont Brad Smith – 220, Beavercreek Jacob Padilla – 285, Wayne (District Champion) Division II Caleb Thomas – 106, Monroe Josh Dunn – 113, Goshen (District Champion) Joey Dima – 120, Valley View Tyler Woods – 126, Franklin Jordan Hoselton – 132, Zane Trace AJ Lewandowski – 132, Oakwood Wade Monebrake – 138, Eaton Mcale Callahan – 138, Miami Trace Ayyoub Muhammed – 138, Thurgood Marshall Sam Price – 152, Monroe Nicholas Machuca – 152, Chaminade Julienne Christian Meyers – 195, Valley View Nathaniel...
Team Prodigy/Team Mixer Wrestle at Elder Tournament; Craiglow, Blair Champions!

Team Prodigy/Team Mixer Wrestle at Elder Tournament; Craiglow, Blair Champions!

Prodigy took two teams to the 34th Annual Tim Fey Elder Invitational Tournament on Sunday, February 24th.   The unique aspect of this tournament is that there are no divisions so every weight is made up of Kindergartners through sixth graders.  Every Prodigy Wrestler, no matter their age, went out and wrestled with a lot of heart and fight.  Team Prodigy took third place as a team, while Team Mixer placed 6th out of 10 teams.  Placers from both teams listed below. Champions Henry Craiglow – 55 lbs. Jeffery Blair – 165 lbs. Runner-Ups Hayden Weiss – 55 lbs. Caleb Heilman – 85 lbs. Vinnie Freeman – 100 lbs. John Moyer – 110 lbs. Landon Irvin – 120 lbs. Jimmy Bechter – 140 lbs. 3rd Place Doolers Irwin – 80 lbs. Luke Snyder – 85 lbs. Colin Wooldridge – 95 lbs. Jack Hoffman – 120 lbs. 4th Place Weston Cotter – 50 lbs. Jack Bratton – 65 lbs. Deacon Simmons – 95 lbs. Presley Stewart – 100 lbs. 5th place Evan Mercurio – 65 lbs. RJ Morgan – 70 lbs. Elijah Dorsey – 75 lbs. Colton Lemons – 140 lbs. Ray Fultz – 165 lbs. 6th Place Dylan Grimes – 45 lbs. Orion Knight – 50 lbs. Haydn Scott – 60 lbs. Dylan Miller – 90 lbs. A few pictures from the...