2013 Dream Team Recap
For the 2nd time in 4 years Illinois hosted the Cliff Keen Dream Team Classic which pits the best Illinois seniors against the best seniors from around the country. Click here for a recap article written by Ed Muniz of Premium Preps.
IKWF Finals Recap
Click here to view a full recap of the state finals matches along with pictures.
IKWF Gold Wins 2013 Middle Schools Duals
Congratulations to IKWF Gold team members and coaches for winning the 2013 Middle School Duals with a hard fought 31 - 28 victory over Team Jordan of Ohio.
IKWF State Championships
Click the PayPal link in the right side bar to order your copy of the 2013 IKWF State Championships DVD.
The IKWF concludes another successful season this past weekend. Congratulations to the following:
- Jeff Eckdhal, Downers Grove Cougars - Jim Didi Coach of the Year Award Winner
- Rahveon Valentine, The LAW - Marty Combes Award Winner
- George Bessette, Lakeland Predators - Ron Urwin Award Winner
- Harvey Twisters - Novice Division Team Champions
- Martinez Fox Valley Elite - Senior Division Team Champions
- Austin O`Connor, Tinley Park Bulldogs - becomes only the 4th wrestler in IKWF history to win 5 IKWF State Championships.
Congratulations to all wrestlers who participated in the IKWF this season. As the largest and strongest State Association within USA Wrestling, we'd like to thank everyone who volunteers their time and energy to give the youth of our great State the opportunity to learn the skills they will not only use on the wrestling mat but also for the rest of their lives. Thank you!
IKWF Dual Meet State Championships
Congratulations to Martinez Fox Valley Elite, the 2013 IKWF Dual Meet State Champions.
1st: Martintez Fox Valley Elite
2nd: Force Wrestling
3rd: Hononegah WC
4th: Gomez Wrestling Academy
5th: Edwardsville WC
6th: Spartan Elite
7th: Arlington Cardinals
8th: Tinley Park Bulldogs
For complete results, click here.
USA Wrestling and the IKWF endorse FORZA by Lee Kemp
3-time freestyle world champion, 1980 US Olympic team member, and 1988 US Olympic coach Lee Kemp of Palatine has developed a nutritional partnership with USA Wrestling providing nutritional products and education specifically designed to support the training and competition of our nation's elite athletes. Click the links in the sidebar for more information. In addition, for each FORZA sale by a Illinois USA Wrestling club member, FORZA will give a portion of the proceeds back to the club of the purchasing club member, and the IKWF to help in each of their respective fund raising efforts, with the goal of providing the best training and competition opportunities for the wrestlers in our state. To get started purchasing FORZA nutritional products find your club in the sidebar.
Why FORZA Nutritional Products?
- Meets the regulations set forth by WADA (World Anti-Doping Association)
- Manufactured in a NSF and GMP registered facility
- Every batch is tested to ensure optimal quality and purity
- 100% excipient-free: no fillers, no tablets, and no toxic tag-alongs
- 100% chemical free: no preservatives
- Uses only non-toxic packaging, including the glue used for pouches
"The FORZA Program is safe for people of all ages, including children." Dr. W.C. Paik, M.D., PhD, American Pediatric Association Physician
All of this means athletes using FORZA nutritional products compete SAFE and CLEAN.