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2012/13 Archived News

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.

Highlights:

3/16/2014: Williams' squared up 5th place Finishes at 2014 Grade School State Championships

Perhaps its true, that success and challenges come in pairs. This past weekend, the Williams duo mirrored each other's journeys to 5th place finishes at the 2014 Grade School State Championships.

In total, Kratos Wrestling had seven members qualify and compete at the state championships. Representing the team included: Marco Cartella, Lucas Fankhauser, Sam Cartella, Aidan McStay, Matt Williams, Matt Stauffer, and Brennan Williams.

During the first day of competition, Matt Williams won his first two rounds to proceed into the quarter finals, but then loss 9-3 against Jack Collins from Cincinnati Elder. On day two, Matt fought his way back through the consolidation rounds with two wins bringing him ito the consolation semi finals. Matt lost to Blake Saito in the consi semi's which dropped him into the 5/6 finals match against Jack Collins whom he had faced the day prior. In a change of the tide, Matt defeated Jack this time around by a score of 5-0 to finish in 5th place overall.

In similar fashion, Brennan Williams advanced into the 120 lb, Division 2 quarter finals where he was then upset and forced into consolation brackets. During consolation action, Brennan advanced his way to the consi semi's before being knocked into the 5/6 finals match. Brennan won his 5/6 match by pinfall again Clay Greuey.

2014 Grade School State Championships
Parade of 2014 Placewinners at the Grade School Championships

2/9/2014: Williams - Runner up and Stauffer Takes 3rd at League Championships

Matt Williams and Matt Stauffer finished their OYWA wrestling careers on a special note today. Both wrestlers placed in the League Championships held at Akron Firestone High School. "Placing at the OYWA League Championships is a significant accomplishment," explains Coach Williams. "Earning a place on the podium signifies that you are one top wrestlers in N.E. Ohio. Many kids chase this elusive goal throughout their youth careers. I am extremely pleased that our two 6th graders were able to cap off their youth careers by medalling in the top 3 at the League Championships."

Matt Williams At OAC Championships
Matt Williams rides out the 3rd period for a win.

Matt Williams faced Cole McCommas in the Championship Finals match. Williams had faced McCommas the week prior in the finals of the Austintown Districts. Williams got off to a lead during first period but McCommas swung the match back to his favor with an escape and takedown in second period and then closed the the door with a rideout in the third.

Matt Stauffer at Grade School Championships
Matt Stauffer attempts to secure a near side cradle.

2/2/2014: Next Stop, OYWA League Championships

In another day of exciting wrestling action, Team Kratos had three wrestlers place that the OYWA Districts Tournament held in Austintown and advance to the league championships which will be held next week. "This was the first time our team has competed in Austintown," commented Coach Williams. "Overall, our team competed well and won the close matches. We were especially excited to see three of our team members make it into the finals, of whom two took first place. This positions them well from a seating perspective to make a run for a League Championship title."

Congratulations to the following District placewinners:

1/26/2014: Six Kratos Wrestlers Advance To OYWA Districts

Our varsity wrestlers competed at the OYWA Sectional meet in Mentor yesterday. We sent seven wrestlers to sectionals and had six of them advance to the next round! This was a wonderful accomplishment. Overall as a team, we finished as runner ups in the sectional with 159.5 points, finishing behind Lake Catholic. The boys that qualified will compete next week at Austintown where the top 4 will then advance to the OYWA league championships that are held in Akron, Ohio. Congratulations to the following sectional placewinners.

1/19/2014: Mentor All-Star Results

In the final week of wrestling for OYWA All-Star level, eleven Kratos wrestlers saw action today in Mentor. Of the eleven, nine finished on the podium. Congratulations to the following Kratos wrestlers:

Mayhem Tumbles
Kratos wrestler Chase Dennison creates mayhem for his opponent during the All Star Tournament in Mentor.

12/30/2013: Kratos/Beachwood Elite Exits 2013 with 5-0 Record in Mentor OYWA League

December has been a busy month for our Kratos boys. League competition began on Nov 24th with Dual Match competition against Lake Catholic Green, followed by matches again Chagrin Falls, Garretsville, Solon and Mentor Black. The Mentor sectional consists of 14 teams spread along the I271 corridor. Weekly dual matches occur on Sundays at Mentor Middle School.

Sam Cartella in League Action
Kratos Wrestler Sam Cartella grips his opponent to stay in control.

11/16/2013: Second Place Finish at West Penn Duals in Harmony, PA

West Penn Duals Team
Wrestling in Harmony, Team Kratos Ties for 2nd Place at the West Penn Duals.

Team Kratos headed to Harmony, PA for the middle school duals this past weekend and finished in a very respectable 2nd place (tied) at the twelve team tournament. Kratos wrestling filled its roster with a mix of Hudson Middle School, Kratos Alumnus, Kratos Youth as well as five roster fillers to put together a very formidable team. Kratos paired off against six programs from Virginia and PA, finishing 5-1 in its pool. "Several of our matches came down to the final heavy weight match to decide the victory. In close matches like that, every point in every match can decide the outcome for the team. Its great to see the boys learning to win as a team," commented Coach Williams.

11/1/2013: The Wait Is Over, Wrestling Season Begins

Times up
Wrestling Season is Here!!!

The wait for the 2013/14 season is over. Practices began this week for Team Kratos. Now in our 8th year, our team has 40 wrestlers across the grades of K-6th. Kratos Wrestling will compete in the Mentor Districts of OYWA, a change from years past. "Our team wanted to give a different sectional a try this year," commented Coach Williams. "Overall, we are lucky to have the OYWA league in northeast Ohio since it provides an excellent opportunity for young wrestlers to learn the sport."

Separately, several of our team members who logged pre-season training hours headed to national wrestling events in Michigan and PA. At the Cliff Keen National Kickoff, Kratos wrestler Matt Williams earned a first place finish. During the previous week Matt finished in fourth at the Border Wars tournament in Battle Creek, Michigan. Also finishing on the podium at Battle Creek in runner-up position was Marco Cartella and in third, Sam Cartella.

10/18/13: Fall Wrestling Camps in N.E. Ohio

If there are two things which N.E. Ohio does no seem to lack, it may very well be cloudy days and professional sport let-downs. Be that as it may be, what better way to cope then to get yourself to one of the many preseason wrestling camps that abound across N.E. Ohio. Several Kratos team members took recent advantage of this fact, and attended a two day camp in Sandusky with former Olympian, Ken Chertow.

Gabe Titmas listens to technique instruction
Kratos wrestler, Gabe Titmas, closely studies technique instruction during a wrestling camp in Sandusky. Three wrestlers from Kratos attended this fall camp. (Gabe Titmas, Major Grant, and Marcos Cartella)

9/14/13: Focus Events for 2013-14 Season

Kratos Wrestling is pleased to announce the following events as focus competitions during the 2013/14 wrestling season for members of its Advanced Program.

8/18/13: Victory in the Viper Pit

Seven members of the Hudson wrestling community competed this past weekend at the Viper Pit tournament in Stubenville, Ohio. The Viper Pit event serves as a qualifier for a national level tournament held in South Carolina in late October.

Hudson wrestlers who competed in this qualifier included: HS Level: Michael Coleman, MS Level: Aidan Fultz, Dietrich Boysel, Mason Coleman, and Dawson Wervey, and at our Youth Level: Sam Cartella and Matt Williams.

Results were as follows: 2nd Place: Michael Coleman, Mason Coleman, Sam Cartella, and Matt Williams, 4th Place: Dietrich Boysel, Dawson Wervey.

Viper Participants
Kratos Participants at Stubenville's Victory in the Viper Pit

8/1/13: 2013/14 Program Lineup Is Announced

Kratos Wrestling will offer the following wrestling programs during the 2013/14 wrestling season.

All practices held at Hudson High School.

To register, please contact Hudson Community Education & Recreation (330)-653-1210. For additional information, see our registration page or contact Coach 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.