OUR PHILOSOPHY We are a Sacramento, CA area wrestling club based out of Folsom, CA open to wrestlers of all ages (5 and up, boys and girls). At Nor Cal Wrestling Academy we provide our students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of wrestling from knowledgeable coaches of the sport. Our highly skilled coaching staff teach both the basic and more advanced techniques of the sport of wrestling. Our goal is to produce elite wrestlers who will go on to reach high levels of success at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, open, and even veteran levels. We have instructors and athletes ranging in age from 5-60 that have competed at the local, state, national, and even world level. We want to produce students of the sport who enjoy all the challenges that come with wrestling. We will focus on proper wrestling position/technique, body awareness/agility, and mental focus/toughness. Our wrestling technique system is designed to cover the basics of all areas of folkstyle wrestling within the course of our winter season and freestyle/greco during the spring season. We also have yearly technique progression plans for our wrestlers. So whether you are a first-year wrestler or 5th year veteran; technique is new and exciting so you can always strive to increase your knowledge of the sport. In addition to the great wrestling technique we offer the members of our club, we also focus heavily on building character. We strive not only to help build great athletes and wrestlers but to also mold young individuals of quality moral character. Each week our club coaches focus on teaching a new character quality to the kids such as: respect, honesty, gratitude, etc. We are confident that you will like the positive changes you see in your child after completing a season at Nor Cal Wrestling Academy!!
Coach Richmond traveled to Iowa City to compete in the last US Olympic Trials Qualifier where he went 2-2 at the tourney missing out on an Olympic Trials Berth. He competed the next day however at the Veterans Folkstyle National Championships where he brought home the gold and his third Veterans National Wrestling Title.
Veteran Folkstyle National Championship Match
Coach Richmond in his last senior level competition against Bo Nickal (3 x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner, U-23 Freestyle World Champion)
Coach Richmond won a 2nd National Championship in Freestyle in Las Vegas at the US Veteran Nationals. Coach Richmond had a big win in the finals over a former Iranian National Team Member.
SAWA Club Championship Results
We took home a 3rd Place trophy in the Bantam/Intermediate Division as well as First Place in the Open Division at this weekends SAWA Wrestling Championships. Individual medalists were:
Justin Ramos traveled to Idaho to compete in the Western Regional. Wrestlers from 11 states competed and Justin took home the championship in all 3 styles earning him the Triple Crown Award. In addition to this great accomplishment he also was awarded the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament in the Cadet Division.
Andrew Reese: State Placer
Nor Cal Wrestling Academy sent 2 wrestlers to the grade level state championships. Levi Burnett went 2-2 in the Freshman 120 bracket while Andrew Reese placed 5th in Sophomore State at 145 pounds.
Nor Cal Takes home 2 trophies at SAWA
The Nor Cal wrestlers hosted this years SAWA Team Championships at Vista Del Lago High School and had great performances from all who participated bringing home a trophy in both the Cadet and Junior Divisions.
Practices are located in the wrestling room at: Vista Del Lago High School 1970 Broadstone Pkwy. Folsom, CA
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Former Nor Cal Wrestler Wins Bronze Medal at the 2018 World Championships!!!
Mallory Velte wins the Bronze Medal at the Women's 2018 World Championships. Mallory wrestled for Nor Cal Wrestling Academy during High School where she graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento.
Nor Cal Takes Home 5 Medals at
We sent a large group of wrestlers down to Fresno to compete in the Freestyle State Championships and Middle School Greco State Championships. Cinnamon Bailey placed 8th in the state in Freestyle. Jackson Ramos placed 7th in the state in Greco-Roman, Ethan Cota placed 7th in Freestyle, Justin Ramos placed 3rd in Freestyle and Lucas Cook placed 2nd in Freestyle State. Lucas and Justin also qualified for nationals in Fargo will attempt to earn all-american status.
Nor Cal Wrestlers Take home All-
American Status in Reno!
5 Nor Cal Wrestlers competed at the FLO Reno Worlds tourney this weekend with 2 wrestlers, Andrew Reese and Austin Soelzer placing top 8 and earned all-american status. Andrew Reese placed 8th and Austin Soelzer placed 5th in the 18 and under division.
Ramos is All-American!!!
Justin Ramos earned all-American status in Fargo by placing 6th in the country in Cadet Greco-Roman Wrestling. He also finished in the top 12 in the country in Cadet Freestyle.
Justin Ramos: STATE CHAMPION!!
Nor Cal Wrestling Academy's Justin Ramos won a State Championship in Freestyle in the Cadet Division at Heavyweight. This qualifies Ramos for the Cadet Freestyle Nationals Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota.
Nor Cal has another
Savannah Vierra and Jared Horstman wrestled in Fargo this weekend. Jared qualified for the Cadet National Greco-Roman Championships and Savannah Vierra qualified for the Cadet Freestyle National Champioships. Vierra earned all-american status by placing 4th in the country!!
10 Wrestlers Compete at the Grade Level State Championships
10 Nor Cal Wrestlers competed at the grade level state championships this weekend. Chandler Burdick, Noah Johnson, Austin Soelzer competed at Freshman State. Andrew Vaquero, Trevor Corey, Grant Leon competed at Sophomore State. Dalton Boyer, Jesse Zhang, Gage Roush, and Wendy Wang competed at Junior State. Boyer went 4-2 at the 145 lb weight class and Grant Leon took home a state medal by placing 8th at the 120 lb weight class.