Kinzua Wrestling Club Coming to Warren
Local Warren County wrestling supporters have organized the Kinzua Wrestling Club for wrestlers of all ages in the area interested in developing their grappling skills. The club is a registered LLC and is sanctioned by USA Wrestling-the nations national governing body for wrestling. The Kinzua Wrestling Club will operate and train out of a 5,000-square-foot building with wall-to-wall mats in the Market Street Plaza, next to Dollar General.
An advisory committee made up of local coaches and boosters are in the process of developing club policies and procedures. The center will become available later in the summer for coach-led workouts for boys and girls of all ages, as well as times for independent workouts. A USA Wrestling-certified coach will be in the building at all times during athlete participation. The first event sponsored by the club will be an open house today. The public is invited to visit and tour the facility from 6-7:30 p.m. Informational packets will be disseminated and refreshments will be served.
Ken Chertow Clinic
Former Olympian and Penn State standout, Kenny Chertow will be making his first appearance in Warren since 1992 for an afternoon clinic at the Kinzua Wrestling Club’s facility in the Market Street Plaza on Monday, July 26 from noon-4 p.m. The cost is $35 per individual (family rates available). This will serve as the debut event in the center for athlete access and participation.
Dean Johnson Memorial Wrestling Tournament
Although not a Kinzua Wrestling Club event, wrestlers are encouraged to sign up and participate in the outdoor tournament at Betts Park in Warren on Saturday, July 31. Registration fee is $35 and online registration is available at www.pywrestling.com.
Kinzua Wrestling Club Advisory Board Members/Affiliation: Barry Johnson, former Kane coach; Dr. Dennis Johnson, Eisenhower assistant coach; Nick Pennucci, student wrestling representative; Tobias Williams, Sheffield youth coach; Adam Miller, club CEO; Keith Kophazy, club building manager; and Joe Letko Jr., Warren youth coach and club CFO.