OAWA Winter Camps

Now that the big meals of the season are over, it’s time to get back on the mat. The OAWA is working with several of Ontario’s club programs to host training camps during the winter break. Head over to the OAWA Holiday Camps site to find more details.

There are camps happening in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton and other cities around the province.

A little closer to home: Western University will hold two training sessions from 2:30-4:30 on the 28th and 29th. Check their website for details.

L’Essor Christmas Camp – Dec 22nd

L’Essor Wrestling is putting together a Christmas Camp on Tuesday the 22nd. Contact David Tremblay at tremdavi@cscprovidence.ca to register before the 21st. Training will be 10am-3pm, and include many great L’Essor wrestling alumni. Details from David below:


13605 St. Gregory’s Rd., Saint Clair Beach




Please register by December 21st :


Western University Wrestling Camp – Dec 28/29

Western Wrestling is holding a Christmas Camp.

There are two sessions, Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th, both at 2:30-4:30.

Western and affiliate club, London-Western will be hosting two wrestling sessions during the holiday period. These complimentary sessions are open to wrestlers and coaches and are meant to provide wrestling activity (technique/scrimmage) to both members and non-members of London-Western. Several of Western’s varsity team members will be in attendance.

Location: Wrestling Room, Alumni Hall, Western University
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Arrival time: 2:00-2:30 pm. Doors open at 2:00 pm.


  • Must be a member of a current high school or club team recommended by one’s coach
  • Member of London-Western or Western’s varsity team

Session content: (subject to change)

  • Warm-up
  • Ground technique(s)
  • Standing techniques(s)
  • Situation Drills
  • Varied resistance Scrimmaging

Coaches: Coaching staff of London-Western and Western Varsity Team


  • The University is closed for the holidays. Use side or back door of AH for entry/exit.
  • Do not loiter, explore, or be in any other part of the university and its buildings. Campus Police will be active during this period and will be cognizant of suspicious activity.

Ontario High Performance Camp and Dual Meet – Dec 19-20

Matmen Duals Poster It’s important to keep training hard through the winter break. The bulk of the season starts up fast in January. To help all of our high performers, the OAWA has collaborated with Matmen KW and Turner Fenton to put together an amazing weekend.

The weekend starts at CORE on Saturday, December 19th at 10am with a 2-hour on-mat clinic with the Korean national team. Lunch is served at noon, and dual-meet weigh-ins happen at 1. The FIGHT NIGHT @ CORE Dual Meets happen from 2pm through 6:30pm, with three rounds of dual-meets.

The next morning (Dec 20), the camp continues at Turner-Fenton in Brampton with another on-mat session with the Korean team.

More details on the Ontario High Performance program will be available at the OAWA Ontario High Performance Website.

If you’re interested in going on this trip, contact Coach Burke as soon as possible.

Sarnia Invitational Wrestling Tournament – Jan 16, 2016

The 2016 Sarnia Invitational Wrestling Tournament is coming up quickly. Coaches: register early to guarantee your spot.

The tournament has a new location: hosting at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School (formerly St. Christopher’s) at 1001 The Rapids Parkway, in Sarnia.

New Location – 1001 The Rapids Parkway

Tournament Details:

Start Time: 9:30 a.m. on four mats to conclusion.

Eligibility: Wrestlers currently enrolled in high school.

1. Novice Boys
2. Open Boys
3. Novice Girls
4. Open Girls

Novice is grade 9 or 10 in their first year of competitive wrestling.

Tournament size is capped 300 wrestlers.

Coaches can reserve their spot with expected numbers by January 9, 2016

Weight Classes + 1 kg allowance.
Boys: 38, 41, 44, 47.5, 51, 54, 57.5, 61, 64, 67.5, 72, 77, 83, 89, 95 kg, 130. Plus 1 kg.
Girls: 38, 41, 44, 47.5, 51, 54, 57.5, 61, 64, 67.5, 72, 77, 83, 115. Plus 1 kg.

Match time: 2x 2 min periods.

Draw: Double elimination or round-robin for weight groups five or less.

Entry fee: $15.00 per wrestler. Please make cheques payable to Sarnia Wrestling. Entry fees to be paid prior to start time. Receipts will be available.
Awards: Medallions to the top 3 competitors in each weight class. Top four placings to count towards team score (1st – 10 pts, 2nd – 7 pts, 3rd – 5 pts, 4th – 3 points).

Weigh-ins: Coaches will weigh-in own team at their site and e-mail entries by deadline, Wednesday Jan 13, 8:00 pm. The draw will be final by Friday Jan 15, 8:00 pm.

Entries must use the attached spreadsheet entry form:
1. Coach/Supervisor’s name, team, and contact info (your phone number).
2. Wrestler’s name division and weight class, e.g., Novice Boys 38 kg.
3. Email entries to john.burke966@gmail.com

Red-dot Weight Check: There will be a random red-dot weight check for this tournament. An athlete with a red-dot beside their name on Wall chart must weigh-in for random weight check as per OAWA guidelines.

Draw confirmation: Coaches are to check the draw by 8:30 am Saturday for any errors. “No shows” will be treated as scratches. No changes to the draw after 8:45 am (Pairing master’s discretion).

Coaches meeting: There will be a coaches information meeting 9 am after final draw confirmation.

Trainer: There will be a trainer on site. Those requiring taping must bring their own supplies.

Hospitality Room: There will be a hospitality room for coaches, officials and volunteer staff.

Skin check: Coaches or medical personnel are to conduct a skin-check of all team members at home weigh-ins. Any wrestler with a skin rash/lesion or condition will not be permitted to compete. The tournament convener has the authority to pull any wrestler out of the tournament (before or during) if he suspects any skin condition on any wrestler. Skin checks will be conducted on mat during the first round of matches.

Results will be posted on: www.sarniawrestling.ca

Concessions: Food and refreshments will be available for purchase all day.

Hotel Information is available at: TourismSarniaLambton.com
BOOK EARLY: Hotels fill up fast for the Silver Stick Finals.

Send Entries to John Burke john.burke966@gmail.com
Contact: John Burke 519 466-7403 cell

Attachment: Sarnia Invitational Entry Form XLS
Attachment: Sarnia Invitational 2016 Brochure