The Brick Wrestling Club is the newest youth sports program offered by the Brick Township Recreation Program. The BWC is open to Brick youth in grades K through 8. Registration for the first season of the BWC begins on October 2.
“Our community has a tradition of success on the wrestling mat. The Brick Wrestling Club will give the next generation of our high school wrestlers their start towards adding to that tradition. We are thrilled that this exciting program is now under the umbrella of our Recreation Department and are confident that it will be a success,” said Mayor John G. Ducey.
The head coach of the BWC will be Dan O’Cone. Coach O’Cone served as the Head Coach of the Brick Memorial High School Mustangs Wrestling Team from 2007-2013 and led them to a record of 147-32 in that time. His teams won 3 NJSIAA Group State Championships, 4 sectional championships and 2 Shore Conference Championships. Wrestlers on his teams won 32 district championships and 7 regional titles. He coached 11 NJSIAA individual state placewinners and 2 NJSIAA State Champions.
Coach O’Cone will be assisted by wrestling alumni from both Brick Memorial High School and Brick Township High School.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Coach O’Cone leading the Brick Wrestling Club. His accomplishments speak for themselves and to have a coach of his caliber is a great thing for our community,” said Mayor Ducey.
The BWC will have a travel team and a recreation team. The travel team will compete in the Jersey Shore League. Practices and home meets will be held at Veterans Memorial Middle School.
The season runs from November 7 (travel team) and November 27 (rec team) through February 2018.
Travel team fees are $130 per wrestler and include a BWC singlet to keep, sweatshirt and shorts. Recreation team fees are $110 per wrestler and include loaner singlet, sweatshirt and shorts.
Registration begins October 2. You can register in person at the Brick Township Recreation Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4pm or online at parksandrecreation.bricktownship.net. There will be a mandatory meeting for parents on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30pm.
For more information call 732-262-1165.