One of Northeast Ohio's premier youth wrestling clubs, Team Kratos provides an opportunity for students in grades K-8th to learn the fundamentals of wrestling while simultaneously building character skills that will benefit them throughout the journey of life. Serving northern Summit County, our team provides year-round training opportunities as it prepares for a balanced mix of local, regional, and national wrestling tournaments. Our team also benefits from a solid base of commercial and private sponsors. We welcome wrestlers from across Northeast Ohio to attend a Kratos wrestling practice and learn first-hand what this team is all about.
Announcement: Team Kratos Summer Mats
Once again, Team Kratos will host it's summer training program on Sunday evenings from June 9th through July 28th with the exception of July 4th holiday weekend. All practices are instructor led starting at 6:30pm through 8:00pm. Practices are held at Hudson High School located at 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio, 44236. For more information, call Doug Williams @ 330-245-6050.
6/1/13: Summer Mats Program
Each summer, Kratos Wrestling offers an opportunity for wrestlers from any community to participate in their open practice sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm. Our summer mats offer a structured format led by Hudson High School's head wrestling coach, Joe Caniglia. The summer mats provide an excellent opportunity for a wrestler to retain their knowledge base during the summer period.
3/18/13: OAC Grade School State Championship Results
after a gruelling weekend of wrestling, Team Kratos is delighted to announce that three of our wrestlers took podium fishes in their respective weight classes at the State Champsionships.
- Nolan Hogue- 2nd place (90lbs, Division 4)
- Jeffrey Dunfee - 2nd place (105lbs, Division 4)
- Matt Williams - 7th place (75lbs, Division 4)
|Congratulations to the following 2013 OAC State Placewinners: Jeffrey Dunfee (2nd), Nolan Hogue (2nd), Matt Williams (7th).|
3/10/13: Final Week to Tune Up
Well, this is it, the final week of our winter season. Seems like October was just a few days ago. This upcoming weekend is a big one for the team. Kratos Wrestling has twelve individuals whom will represent us at the OAC State Championshps in Youngstown. The two day tournament starts on Saturday and ends Sunday, late afternoon. Congratulations and best of luck to the 2013 OAC State Qualifiers.
|Kratos wrestlers pose for a team picture after receiving their 2013 State Championship singlets.|
Representing Team Kratos at the OAC State Championships include:
- Aidan McStay
- Anthony Perez
- Ben Basta
- Brennan Williams
- Isaiah Perez
- Jeffrey Dunfee
- Marco Cartella
- Matt Stauffer
- Michael Caniglia
- Nolan Hogue
- Sam Cartella
2/10/13: 9th Place Finish at OYWA League Championships
The OYWA League Championships were held today in Akron, Ohio where eight Kratos wrestlers put their skills to the test. The league championships represents the final tournament of the 200+ team league that spans across Northeastern Ohio. The trip to the league championships is not an easy on. In order to quality to compete, one must advance through two rounds of competion, sectionals and districts qualifiers where only the top 4 wrestlers in each weight class advance to the next round.
Of the eight wrestlers from Team Kratos whom competed, three finished on the podium which helped pull our team into an overall 9th place finish at the event. Congratulations to:
- Nolan Hogue- 2nd place
- Jeffrey Dunfee - 3rd place
- Nick Nastasi - 3rd place
2/02/13: Kratos Sends 8 Wrestlers to OYWA League Championships
Many wrestlers and coaches consider the Highland Districts one of the toughest districts in the OYWA league. As such, to finish in the top four at this event is in its own right, quite an accomplishment. This past weekend, Kratos wresters proved their grit and mettle by placing eight kids onto the podium and thus earning a trip to the OYWA League Championships which will be held on February 10th, at Akron Firestone High School. Kratos wrestlers who will make the trip include
- 1st Place: Nolan Hogue
- 2nd Place: Jeffrey Dunfee, Matt Stauffer
- 3rd Place: Ben Basta, Michael Caniglia
- 4th Place: Matt Williams, Sam Cartella
Kratos Wrestling would also like to acknowledge Nick Nastasi who placed 1st at the Kenston District wrestling for Kenston Youth Wrestling.
|Kratos wrestler Jeffrey Dunfee brings his opponent back to the mat during his semi-final match at Highland District|
1/19/13: 3rd Place Pool Finish at the Wadsworth Elite Duals.
On Saturday, Jan 19th, Kratos' varsity team completed its final Duals event of the season with a 3-2 showing at the Wadsworth Elite Duals. "The competition definitely lived up to its billing," commented Coach Williams after the event. Kratos earned solid victories against Brecksville and Tuslaw and scraped out a win over BTW with the help of a few forfeits. "Our two losses were against Westshore and OMP who brought very impressive teams to the event and deserve to be complimented." With team duals competition now complete, Kratos record for the season is in the record books at 14-2.
|Sam Cartella battles from an underhook position at the Wadsworth Elite Duals.|
1/13/13: Kratos Improves to 11-0.
Kratos wrestlers notch two more team victories during OYWA League competition in early January by defeating Barberton and Imagine. "The boys got off to a strong start this season and and kept improving from there." commented coach Doug Williams. "We have a really tough weekend ahead of us with the Wadsworth Elite Duals, but the boys should be confident that if they keep working hard for the remainder of the season, that they'll do well at OAC Grade School State Championships in March."
1/12/13: Team Kratos Takes 2nd Place at OAC GlenOak Districts.
Today, team Kratos finished in 2nd place at the OAC Districts in GlenOak, trailing first place finisher Wadsworth by 23 points. With over 40 teams in attendance, the team's accomplishment was simply outstanding. Nine wrestlers from the team qualified for the OAC State Championships and a total of twelve wrestlers placed in the event. Top four placers in each weight class qualify for the State Championships. Place winners for Team Kratos included:
- 1st Place: Brennan Williams, Jeffrey Dunfee, Nolan Hogue
- 2nd Place: Marco Cartella
- 3rd Place: Matt Williams
- 4th Place: Matt Stauffer, Aidan McStay, Lucas Fankhauser, Dean Palumbo
- 5th Place: Michael Caniglia, Derek Berdysz
- 6th Place: Ben Basta
GlenOak District Medallists: Jeffrey Dunfee, Derek Berdysz, Nolan Hogue, Matt Williams, Dean Palumbo, Matt Stauffer, Michael Caniglia (from left to right)
12/31/12: Kratos Wrestlers Exit 2012 Undefeated in Duals.
Congratulations to finishing out 2012 with an unblemished dual match record of 9-0. The varsity squad defeated Ellet, Rootstown, Magadore and Akron Kenmore in league action during December.
12/22/12: Weather the Storm, Wadsworth Duals.
Despite a late Friday night snow storm, nine teams from across ohio made their way to the Wadsworth duals. Kratos wrestlers finished with a solid record of 5-0 in the event by defeating Wadsworth Red, Wadsworth White, Cincinnati Moeller, Copley and Strongsville thereby improving their overall season dual match record to 7-0. "We won a number of close matches and managed to avoid giving up many tech falls or pins which is important in team dual matches," commented Coach Doug Williams. "Our boys still have a room for improvement, but approaching mid season, I think we have a solid base." Kratos returns to action on Sunday 12/23 with OYWA league competition against Mogadore.
|Kratos Wrestler Nolan Hogue works to get around the corner for a takedown. (Photo Courtesy of Laura Williams)|
12/01/12: December Heat Wave: Eleven Place at Gladiator Open.
Eighteen Kratos wrestlers turned up the heat yesterday at the Gladiator Open, of whom 11 placed in the top four of their respective weight classes. "I was especially pleased with the determination shown by our kids across the board," commented coach Doug Williams after the match. "For some of them, this was the first time they have competed in an open event and I'm especially encouraged to see them wiling to take the risk of stepping out there on the mat. Its the start of a journey."
|Ryan Wiseman initiates an Arm Drag during competition at the Gladiator Open.|
11/15/12: Winter Programs Now In Full Swing
Kratos Wrestling is pleased to announce the start of its winter programs. Nearly 40 wrestlers have turned out to train as part of the Kratos wrestling program. "We have a good mix of advanced and novice kids in the room," comments coach Doug Williams. "With plenty of kids with varying ability, we have an environment which provides an opportunity for everyone to find someone of similar ability with whom to drill and train hard." Kratos wrestling begins its winter dual match season on Sunday, December 2nd.
Kratos wrestler, Aidan McStay, works to secure a pin at the Lakewood Open.
10/28/12: Kratos Wrestling Competes at Border Wars National Tournament
Two wrestlers from the Kratos youth program qualified and competed in the Cliff Keen Border Wars National Tournament held in Battle Creek, Michigan this past weekend. "Kratos wrestlers Ben Basta and Matt Williams have been hard at work this preseason in preparation for the season ahead," commented Coach Williams. "This event typically draws a good set of competition from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio." Matt Williams finished with a record of 3-1 at the event to place 2nd in his age group. Ben Basta gave it a hard go as well, however was eliminated from competition prior to the medal rounds.
During the Cliff Keen Border Wars Nationals, Kratos wrestler Matt Williams places his opponent into near fall position with a Peterson Roll.
9/30/12: Intra-squad Dual Match Excitement
Biddy Program participants concluded their 4 week program with an exciting intra-squad dual match. "We tried our best to give these beginner wrestlers a taste of what it's like to compete in a real match," described coach Doug Williams. "Overall, the coaches have been extremely excited with how well the Biddy Program turned out. The kids seemed to really catch on quick to the concepts we were teaching and then pull it all together in head to head action in front of a supportive home crowd!! We look forward to watching them grow in the sport over the years." Kratos wrestling shifts gears next week with their pre-season training program.
|Biddy program participants square off during an intra-squad dual match|
9/07/12: Twenty Wrestlers Turn out for the Kratos Biddy Program
New this year, Kratos Wrestling offered a Biddy Wrestling Program specifically designed for kids between the ages of 5 and 9 during the month of September. "In the past, we incorporated entry level training for younger kids as part of our winter season which starts in November, however this year we decided to see if there might be enough interest in the region to offer a unique beginner program prior to our winter program," commented head coach Doug Williams. "Our hypothesis was validated with 20+ kids registering for this Biddy Program." Over a period of 4 weeks, program registrants are taught a few wrestling basics and then given a chance to compete in an inter-squad dual match. A balanced mix of instruction, drilling and wrestling-related games keep things fun for these young kids who just want to get a taste of the sport. Those who decide wrestling is a sport they'd like to pursue are welcome to join our preseason and winter programs starting in October and November respectively.
|2012 Biddy Program Participants Warm-up|
7/31/12: Kratos Announces Winter Program Line-up
Kratos Wrestling will host the following programs for the 2012/13 season:
- Biddy Wrestling (September) - Geared for entry level participants
- Preseason Training (October) - K-8 graders
- Winter Novice (Nov - Jan) - K-6th graders.
- Winter Advanced (Nov - March) - K-6th graders
- MS State Wrestling Championship Training (Feb - March)
See Registration page for more details
5/30/12: Summer Training Schedule
Kratos Wrestling will host Instructor-led practices on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm at Hudson High School. Our room is open to any local area wrestler who has an interest in summer-time training following a more structured workout then typically provided in open mat forums. Practice schedule is as follows:
- June 3
- June 10
- June 17
- June 24
- July 1st: NO PRACTICE
- July 8th
- July 15th
- July 29th
- August 6th
3/19/12: No Let Down for Kratos Wrestling At the 2012 OURWAY State Championships
In back-to-back weekends, Kratos wrestlers came out ready to wrestle with plenty of fight. This weekend, OURWAY hosted the 2012 State Championships, a sister organization to OAC which holds a State Championship the week after OAC's event. Kratos Wrestling sent three wrestlers to compete at this event. All three wrestlers placed on the podium.
Kratos wrestler, Matt Williams, fought back after a disappointing OAC showing by placing 2nd at the OURWAY state champions. In route to his 2nd place finish, Matt defeated Elijah Park (from Team Miron) whom had knocked him out of the consolation quarterfinals at OAC the week prior. Matt, a 2011 OURWAY State Champ, came close to winning his second title, but lost in the finals match by a score of 2-0 against Stone Barden from Fairfield.
Isaiah Perez earned a 6th place finish at OURWAY which secured him a place in the Kratos record books as only 1 of 2 wrestlers from our team who have placed in back-to-back weekend state tournaments.
Lastly, Anthony Perez brought plenty of fight to this weekends competition which yielded an 8th place finish in Division 2.
|Division 1 wrestler, Isaiah Perez works the half nelson during OURWAY competition.|
3/19/12: Exciting Results From OAC State Championships
Without exception, the OAC State Championship lived up to its billing with plenty of exciting action during the two day event. Kratos wrestlers were in the thick of it with twelve wrestlers in action. All of the Kratos boys put forth an extra-ordinary effort which culminated with 4 wrestlers reaching the podium during finals night and several others going very deep in the tournament before eventual elimination.
- Ronnie Pietro - 3rd Place, 75 lbs (Division 4)
- Dietrich Boysel - 3rd Place, 65 lbs (Divison 4)
- Isaiah Perez - 5th Place, 40 lbs (Divison 1)
- Brandon Williams - 5th Place, 75 lbs (Division 1)
Ronnie Pietro fought his way into the semi-finals match by winning his first match by tech fall, then a close match (3-2) against a kid from BTW, and then followed up with a win in the quarter files by a score of 5-1. In the semi's, Ronnie had to face Jashon Hubbbard (from team NextLevel) whom he had faced the week prior at the Jr High State Championships. Ronnie fought hard, kept the score close, but size difference, not skill or heart, created a gap difficult to close. Ronnie dropped into the consi brackets where he won the next two matches, including a win over Nick Gionivnozo from N.Akron to capture 3rd place.
Dietrich Boysel earned 3rd place the hard way. Dee won his first match but then lost in the second round to a talented wrestlers from Westshore, Matt Kazmir in a close battle 3-4. Dee is accustomed to the fight back through the consolation brackets having done so in 2011 OAC state championship. Dee ripped off a string of SIX consecutive wins including a rematch in the consi-semis against none other then Matt Kazmir where this time Dee won 4-2. In the consi-finals, Dee faced one of his former teammates from the days back when he wrestled with Circleville. Dietrich won that match 4-2 to cap of his grade school career with a 3rd place finish at OAC.
First year wrestler, Isaiah Perez, was one of two favorable surprises at OAC for Team Kratos. Isaiah finished with a 5th place medal hanging around his neck. "Isaiah has really taken quickly to this sport and is a takedown machine," commented coach Doug Williams. Isaiah will be back in Division 1 next season and we look forward to watching him continue his progression."
The other favorable surprise came with Division 1 wrestler, Brennan Williams who finished in 5th place. Brennan not only had to square off against strong competition during the competition in order to medal, but also had to overcome a bout of stomach illness which demonstrated the heart and will of this young wrestler.
In summary, all of the Kratos Wrestlers wrestled well with most everyone winning 2 or more matches during the event. It was certainly evident to the Kratos spectators that our boys left everything they had on the mat. With two of the four placers returning next year, Kratos fans should have a lot to which to look forward next season.
2/27/12: Twelve Kratos Wrestlers Qualify for the OAC State Championships
With the Midpark Districts now notched in the history books, Kratos Wrestling is excited to announce that twelve of its team members have qualified for the OAC State Championships to be held on March 17th/18th in Youngstown, Ohio.
Representing Kratos Wrestling are the following gladiators:
- Isaiah Perez
- Brandon Williams
- Anthony Perez
- Ben Basta
- Matt Williams
- Dietrich Boysel
- Ronnie Pietro
- Aidan Fultz
- Derrick Berdysz
- Dawson Wervey
- Nolan Hogue
- Kevin Callahan
2/14/12: Kratos Finishes with Two Runner-ups at OYWA League Championships
This past weekend was special for Kratos Wrestling fans. We had our highest finish ever at the OYWA League Championships by placing two Runner-up's in the event. The OYWA consists of over 140 youth wrestling programs across a region that spans most of northeast Ohio. Kratos had four wrestlers quality and compete in the event.
Congratulations to 67lbr Dietrich Boysel and 73 lbr Ronnie Pietro on finishing their OYWA careers as Runner-up's at the OYWA State Championship.
Both Dietrich & Ronnie powered their way into the final rounds where Dietrich faced Butchel's Jordan Decatur, and Ronnie met Wadsworth's Michael North. Dietrich and Ronnie made their way into the final's round with heart-pounding overtime wins in their semi-finals matches.
"Ronnie and Dietrich are beginning to peak at just the right time," commented coach Doug Williams. "Their hard work and dedication to the sport during the past year has build a solid foundation for them to have an exciting run in the upcoming OAC State Championships. "
2/6/12: Four Kratos Wrestler Continue On To The League Championships
Kratos Wrestling took 10 kids to the Highland Districts this past week and finished with four on the podium. Congratulations to:
- Ben Basta - 2nd place: 56lbs
- Dietrich Boysel - 3rd place: 67lbs
- Ronnie Pietro - 2nd place: 73 lbs
- Michael Caniglia - 3rd place: 105 lbs
Three other Kratos wrestlers went very deep into the District competition before final elimination. Focus now turns to preparing for the League Championships next weekend.
1/28/12: Ten Wrestlers Advance to OYWA Highland Districts
Today, ten of our thirteen varsity squad members finished in the top 4 of the Sectionals competition and thus advance into the Highland Districts to be held next week. "Our team has shown a lot of improvement throughout the year and exceeded my expectations as to how many kids I'd thought would advance." commented coach Doug Williams. "Our sectionals are notoriously one of the toughest within OYWA. We entered the 9 team competition with 7 seated wrestlers of which all advanced. In addition, we had three wrestlers who were able to beat seated kids and also also earn a trip to districts." Kratos Placewinners included 1st Place: Dietrich Boysel, Michael Caniglia, 2nd Place: Ronnie Pietro, Ben Basta, 3rd Place: Aidan Fultz, Kevin Callahan, Dawson Wervey, Nolan Hogue, 4th Place: Matt Williams and Gavin Wervey.
Highland District competition will be held on February 5, 2012 at Medina Highland High School.
|Kratos wrestler, Dawson Wervey caught handfighting in an early bout at the Springfield Sectional. Dawson finished 3rd at the 86lb weight class and advanced to Districts|
1/16/12: Kratos Wrestling Hangs Tough at Shaker Duals
Our varsity team competed in the Shaker Heights Duals Tournament where the squad finished 2-2 with several team members not in the lineup but our replacements delivered big. Standout wrestlers included Derrick Berdysz and Matt Stauffer whom both were 4-0 on the day, and McKinsey Tayerlee who wrestled tough at the 70 lb wt class and was 2-2. Final team scores were
- Maple Heights 59 - Kratos 48
- Kratos 55 - TNT 15
- Kratos 56 - Mayfield 26
- Shaker Hts 59 - Kratos 31
Earlier in the month, Kratos defeated Portage Lakes and Green in OYWA dual match competition, bringing but season dual match record to 13-5.
12/31/11: Exiting 2011 With 9-3 Dual Match Record
Kratos Wrestlers closed out 2011 on a high notes with two solid dual match wins in OYWA action. During this past week, Team Kratos defeated Akron Gladiators (Gold) and Field in head to head action. Contributing to the victory over Field included Ben Basta, Dietrich Boysel, Matt Williams, Aidan Fultz, Austin Rohrer, Mason Coleman, Nolan Hogue, Michael Caniglia and Kevin Callahan.
12/22/11: Kratos Holiday Practice Schedule
If you are "in town" during any period of the Christmas break, your welcome to join Kratos wrestlers during any of the following practice events.
All practices are located at Hudson High School.
- Thursday, 12/22: 11am to 1pm
- Monday, 12/26: 11am to 1pm
- Tuesday, 12/27: 11am to 1pm
- Thursday, 12/29: 9am to 11am (Advanced Only)
- Thursday, 12/29: 11am to 1pm (Novice Multi Team Scrimmage)
12/18/11: Strong Showing at Wadsworth Duals
On December 17th, Kratos Wrestlers squared off against 5 opponents in head to head dual match action at the Wadsworth Duals. Kratos kicked things off with a string of three team wins against Lancaster, Medina, and Wadsworth White; however the win streak came to an end during the final two matches of the day. Kratos wrestlers showed a lot of grit and determination as they battled with Team Mixer (Cinci area club), and Westshore (feeder program to St. Eds). Wrestlers Ronnie Pietro and Dietrich Boysel completed the day with unblemished records of 5-0.
|Derek Berdysz works for a cross face cradle during dual match action|
12/03/11: Kratos Goes 3-0 at Shaker Preseason Duals
In weekend competition, Kratos wrestlers kicked things off with a solid 3-0 start in dual matches.
Kratos 60 - Shaker Hts 21
Kratos 114 - Kenston 10
Kratos 56 - TNT 19
|Aidan Fultz traps an arm bar enroute to turning his opponent.|
11/27/11: Wrestlers Return from State College
Five Kratos wrestlers attended a two day camp and Pennsylvania top 100 tournament during the Thanksgiving Weekend. David Cumberledge and MacKensie Taylerlee placed at the State College Thanksgiving Open with 1st and 4th medals respectively. Between training sessions, the team soaked in the various sights and entertainment around campus.
|Kratos Wrestler Matt Williams hangs upside down while working a cross wrist roll during competition in State College.|
11/20/11: Kratos Congratulates 3rd Annual Clash of the Titans Champions
Congratulations to the 285 wrestlers who competed in this year's "Clash of the Titans" Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The goal of this tournament was to assemble some of the top-gun teams from across the state and beyond to provide an excellent mix of seasoned wrestlers and provide a benchmark of the competition they will face at the State Championships later in the season. This year, the tournament lived up to its billing. Across the pool of 285 wrestlers included 3 national champs, 19 individual state champions, and 78 previous state championship place winners from Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio. Participating teams included
- Akron Gladiators
- Burnett Wrestling Club
- Circleville Elite (Columbus area)
- Foxfire (Toledo area)
- Mason (Cincinati area)
- North Canton
- North Akron Warriors
- Quest (Pittsburgh area)
- Team Kratos
Congratulations to all the wrestlers who battled throughout the day. Results have been posted to the Clash of the Titans webpage.
Team Kratos had 2 individual champions and 4 placers. Dietrich Boysel (1st Place - 67 lbs, Mason Coleman (1st place-82 lbs), Ronnie Pietro (2nd Place - 70 lbs), and Matt Williams (5th place - 73 lbs).
10/29/11: Winter Programs Start Nov 3rd (Change from Previous Announcements)
Team Kratos will begin its winter programs on Thursday, Nov 3rd. This is a change from previous announcements. First practice for all participants will be held at Hudson High School wrestling room starting at 6pm.
10/27/11: Preseason & Intro Session 1 Wrap-up
A special thanks goes out to the 40+ participants of the Preseason and Intro Session 1 participants. This past week, Team Kratos concluded its Preseason and Intro Session 1 which was held on Tues and Thursday evenings during the month of October. Each year this program has grown in level of participation. This year we had participants from over 8 different communities across northeast Ohio.
|Introduction to Wrestling participants receive personalized instruction from coaches and High School varsity wrestlers (Zach Lewis shown in picture).|
9/25/11: 2011 Clash of the Titans Set for Nov 20th
Team Kratos is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual, “Clash of the Titans” Grade School Invitational Team Tournament. On Sunday November 20th, 2011. Team Kratos will bring together sixteen of the toughest youth wrestling teams from across Ohio and neighboring states to provide an opportunity for young wrestlers to battle against the best wrestlers in the country. For more information, visit our Clash of the Titans Website.
9/20/11: Chertow Wrestling Fall Camps in Ohio
Chertow Wrestling will offer several weekend camps this year in Ohio. Discounts are available to wrestlers who attended one of his summer camps.
- Oct 7-8: Lutheran West, HS
- Nov 4-6: Wilmington Ohio
Visit his website @ www.kenchertow.com for more information.
9/1/11: Registration for Winter Programs is now Underway
Sign ups are now underway for Team Kratos Preseason and Winter Programs. Similar to last year, Team Kratos will host several programs to cater to both Novice and Advanced wrestlers.
- Preseason and Introduction to Wrestling programs begin Oct 4th
- Winter Programs begin Nov 1st
Visit our Registration Page for additional details
8/6/11: Pictures From 2010/11 Season Posted to Facebook
Over 100+ pics from the 2010/11 season have been posted to the Kratos Wrestling Club Facebook website. Take a look.
7/30/11: Three Wrestlers Compete at Ohio State Fair Wrestling Tournament
Not missing a beat, three Kratos wrestlers headed south to compete in the Ohio State Fair Wrestling Tournament. Wrestlers Ben Basta, Ronnie Pietro, and Matt Williams decided to enter the mid-summer competition after having just returned from training out-of-state at the Chertow Wrestling Camp in State College, PA. All three wrestlers placed at the Ohio State Fair event. Ronnie and Matt both notched second place finishes, while Ben took a 5th.
|Kratos Wrestler, Ronnie Pietro hits a lightning fast duck under to score 2 points against Michigan's Chaise Mayer while at the Ohio State Fair Tournament.|
|Kratos wrestler's Ronnie Pietro and Matt Williams test their courage at the Ohio State Fair|
7/25/11: Beating the Heat at State College, PA.
Eight Kratos wrestlers attended the Chertow Summer camp in State College for five days of intense training with Olympic hopefuls and NCAA All-Americans. Kratos Wrestlers included Matt Slater, Austin Mullen, Joey Hawthorne, Ronnie Pietro, Mason Coleman, David Cumberledge, Matt Williams, Ben Basta and Bendan Williams. Each day consisted of approximately 6 hours of wrestling. Guest instructors included former Olympian Rulon Gardner who announced his plans while at camp to make a run for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Squad. During the down-time between sessions, Kratos wrestlers enjoyed taking in the sites and activities around State College.
|Kratos wrestlers and coaches take a break from wrestling action and enjoy some olde fashion (low fat) ice cream at the renown creamery in downtown State College. PS. Don't tell Ken since this was right after he gave a speech on eating health.|
6/30/11: Summer Training Heats Up
Summer training continues with Kratos Wrestling. On average, around 30 kids show up each Sunday evening for coach-led instruction, drilling and live competition. The summer sessions offer a nice change from regular winter sessions by allowing the kids to work on a few specific techniques and drill these into muscle memory. Area wrestlers are invited to come attend our sessions free of charge.
Announcement: 2011 Summer Open Training Program
Team Kratos and Hudson Wrestling welcomes local area wrestlers who are are in search of a structured training program during the summer months. On Sunday evenings starting June 5th, Team Kratos will host instructor-led practices at Hudson High School located at 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio, 44236 from 6pm to 7:30pm. All sessions are open to the public.
For more information, call Doug Williams @ 330-245-6050
5/10/11: Kratos Wrestling Plans to Attend Chertow Wrestling Camps
-June 17th: Ken Chertow Camp @ Wilmington, OH
-July 17th: Ken Chertow Camp @ State College, PA
Ken Chertow Wrestling Camps are one of the best run in the nation. The camps bring together a distinguished set of olympic and collegiate coaches and wrestlers to provide small group instruction.
Kratos wrestlers interested in registering, please contact Doug Williams before May 20th for additional information at 330-245-6050.
5/8/11: Kratos Summer Training Schedule
Team Kratos's offers an Instructor-led open mat session during the summer months of June through August. All practice are on Sunday evenings from 6pm-7:30pm at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road.
- June 5th
- June 12th
- June 19th
- June 26th
- July 3rd: NO PRACTICE
- July 10th
- July 17th
- July 24th
- July 31st
3/27/11: First Flight in Dayton - Two Wrestlers Earn State Champion Status
Six Kratos Wrestlers extended their season to compete this weekend at the OURWAY State Championships. Kratos wrestlers paid tribute to the birthplace of aviation by taking flight in the form that all six of our wrestlers placed t the tournament and we recorded our first ever OURWAY State Champions.
- Matt Williams (State Champion)
- David Cumberledge (State Champion)
- Mason Coleman - (Runner Up)
- Kyle Minor - 5th Place
- Ben Basta - 6th Place
- Anthony Perez - 8th Place
|Kratos Wrestler and State Champion, David Cumberlege, portrayed on the JumboTron at Nutter Center during Award Ceremony|
3/21/11: Kratos Wrestlers Relight the Blast Furnaces in Youngstown
Kratos Wrestling descended upon Ohio's former steeltown (Youngstown, Ohio) where they relit the blast furnaces of yesteryear and forged out five place winners at the OAC state wrestling championships. This set a new record for Kratos Wrestling. Congratulations to:
- 3rd Place: David Cumberledge
- 4th Place: Mason Coleman
- 4th Place: Dietrich Boysel
- 4th Place: Kyle Minor
- 7th Place: Ronnie Pietro
The wrestling competition lived up to its billing which made for exciting action in most every match. Many matches were decided by the slimmest of margins and in the finals seconds of the match which added excitement to an already electric atmosphere. Across the board, our boys demonstrated time and time again that they were among the best wrestlers in the state. With 32 kids in each bracket, most of our kids had to grind out between 6-8 matches across the two-day period in order to place and fulfill their season objectives.
|2011 OAC Place winners (From Left) : Dietrich Boysel (4th Place), Kyle Minor (4th Place), David Cumberledge (3rd Place), Ronnie Pietro (7th Place), Mason Coleman (4th Place)|