Avon Lake’s wrestling programs will likely move up the charts in the next few years thanks to the presence of The Avon Lake Wrestling Club.
The Club has made a commitment to its students by bringing in two outstanding former collegiate wrestlers who now coach in the youth program.
Marcus Effner and Anthony Coleman, both Cleveland State grads and NCAA qualifiers as Vikings are on board. Effner’s dad, Jack Effner, was the CSU head coach while Marcus, a state champ from Garfield High, participated collegiately. Coleman, a state champ from Bellevue High, was a two-time NCAA qualifier as a Viking.
Marcus and Anthony have joined with Avon Lake High head coach Nick Mayer and well known youth coaches Don George and Scott Peepers, in making a commitment to excellence.
Practices are now underway. K-2 practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., kids in grades 3-6 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Learn fundamentals the right way! Members receive a tremendous value: singlet, shorts, matches for the youth season, four tournaments and a USA Wrestling Card that qualifies athletes for year-round competition. Plus visiting coaches like Matt Ghaffari, Mike Kulzsycki (two-time St. Ed state champ and Michigan alum) and Erik Burnett.
Membership is open! Stop by, or call Coach Mayer at (216) 789-3775.
Visit the club’s Facebook page at facebook.com/AvonLakeWrestlingClub.