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Bella, Alaina, Zeenat, Kaleigh, Halle compete at the 2020 War of the Roses Girls' Tournament

SME Wrestling legend (2 time HS State Champ, 2 time NCAA All-American, Current Asst. Coach at the Air Force Academy) speaks to some of the KCWC kids at practice.


Wrestlers are divided into practice groups based on grade level.  Below is the general practice schedule for the season:

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade:  Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Shawnee Mission East Wrestling Room.

3rd Grade - 5th Grade:  Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Shawnee Mission East Wrestling Room.

6th Grade - 8th Grade:  Practice Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shawnee Mission West Wrestling Room.  Practice Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Shawnee Mission East Wrestling Room.

When the Shawnee Mission School District is not in session, we don't practice.  See the Calendar on the website for the complete practice schedule.


At the recent 2019 Kansas State Wrestling Championships, Noah Gunion took 5th place and Taylor Spring took 6th place.  Congratulations to both wrestlers!



Marc Erickson  
Kansas City Wrestling Club  


USA Wrestling Article: 5 Ways to Be a Better Wrestling Parent

5 Ways to be a Better Wrestling Parent

Here are some great reminders for parents of all athletes.

KCWC Recognized as a Top 50 Club by USA Wrestling for Two Years in a Row!!


Take the Coach Nitsch Challenge - Devote yourself to Service, Academics and Wrestling!

In March 2018, we lost our beloved coach and mentor, Rich Nitsch.  Coach Nitsch was a retired FBI agent and liked to give out FBI challenge coins to wrestlers to reward them for hard work and to instill confidence.  To honor Coach Nitsch this season, we will present custom made KCWC Coach Nitsch challenge coins to wrestlers who have distinguished themselves through Service, Academics and Wrestling.  The coin is pictured above.  We hope to present these coins to two or three wrestlers at the end of practice every Thursday night. 

Please nominate deserving wrestlers (either your child or another wrestler on the team) for either (1) service or kindness to others, (2) accomplishments in the classroom, or (3) achievements on the mat.  E-mail nominations to  In your e-mail tell me a little bit about what your wrestler did to get nominated. 



  • The registration fee is $165 (plus a $6.61 processing fee. )
    • With the registration fee, each wrestler gets a KCWC  logo shirt, shorts and hoodie. The registration fee also covers registration with USA Wrestling and the rental fees for our practice facilities.  All coaches and administrators at KCWC are volunteers.  None of us receive any compensation.
    •  Family Discount - for the second and third wrestler in the family, the registration fee is $140.
  • Practices start on Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  The general practice schedule is set forth above.  
    • We only practice when the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is in session.  We don't practice during holiday breaks, on days when SMSD cancels classes for inclement weather or on days when the SMSD is scheduled to be closed.
    • The calendar on the website shows all of the dates throughout the season when we will practice.
    • For practice, your wrestler should wear gym shorts and a t-shirt.
    • The only gear needed is wrestling shoes and wrestling head gear.  Both can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
  • For Kindergarten through 2nd Grade wrestlers, the season lasts until Feb. 20th.
  • For 3rd Grade through 5th Grade wrestlers, the season lasts until Feb. 27th.
  • For 6th Grade through 8th Grade wrestlers, the season lasts until March 12th.
  • Our competitions are dual meets and tournaments.  We encourage wrestlers to participate in these competitions, but do not require it.  Your wrestler can attend as many and as few competitions as you want.  
    • We hope to have one or two dual meets during the season.  Dual meets are held on weeknights and are generally free.  We try to get each wrestler two matches at each dual.
    • Tournaments are held on weekends and have a separate registration fee, which is usually $16 - $20 per wrestler.  
    • As the season progresses, links on the website will be opened to allow you to register your wrestler for each dual and tournament.  

If you have additional questions, email Marc Erickson at

Welcome to the Kansas City Wrestling Club

The Kansas City Wrestling Club is a youth wrestling team for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. 

We are a chartered organization through USA Wrestling.

Our season runs from the beginning of December through mid-March.