About

VIPERS Wrestling, a community based organization with a geographic center in Columbia, it has been a Howard County Parks and Recreation program for over two decades. The Viper's mission is to provide the youth of Howard County the opportunity to experience the great sport of wrestling in a fun, structured, and disciplined program. The VIPERS, which are coached exclusively by volunteers, had 289 kids participate in our 2015-2016 wrestling program. We offered three levels of wrestling: clinic, recreation and travel. The clinic program offers children the opportunity to experience wrestling in a non-competitive environment. The recreation program is semi-competitive, while the travel program offers the best youth wrestling training in Maryland. We teach our wrestlers how to become excellent young adults by instilling the intangibles they will need to excel in life. We concentrate on the things we can control in the wrestling room: effort, discipline, focus, and mental and physical conditioning. It is all summarized in our name: VIPERS is an acronym that stands for victory, intensity, pride, endurance, respect and success.

For more information, contact Amy Patton at 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov or visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.

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UPDATE - Viper's Crush Off-Season Wrestling

When schools are closed to students and teachers, there is no practice but when schools are closed for students but open to teachers, we hold practice.  

If you look at a school calendar from the Howard County Public Schools Website, you will notice there are many days in which kids do not have schools because of professional learning days and it says schools closed for students.

Schools closed for students – We practice
Schools and Offices Closed – No practice


HCPSS School Calendar - CLICK HERE

Mondays and Thursdays at Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym
Start:  9/1/16
Time:  7:00-8:15pm
Head Coach: Brad Howell & Bobby Farace  

Wednesdays at Hammond HS – Wrestling Room
Start:  9/7/16
Time:  7:00-8:15pm
Head Coach: Will Yeo

Viper's Clinic Wrestling 

  • 4 to 8 year olds
  • Beginner, non- competitive
  • Practice one night a week
  • Basic Skills, fun and games
  • 1 to 2 events and a match at the end of the year
  • Season runs from - Nov 14-Feb 28
  • Practice Times vary but tentative times are either: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:00-7:00pm
Locations: Practice Nights:
Atholton High School Tues or Thur (not confirmed which night yet)
Howard High School Monday
 

 

Please visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.  


 

Viper's Recreation League

  • 6 to 15 year olds
  • Beginner and Intermediate, semi-competitive
  • Practice 2 nights a week
  • 6 to 8 teams – geographically
  • Feed into area high schools
  • Coaches meet once a week to determine fair match-ups
  • Season runs from - Nov 14-Feb 28
  • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays 
  • Practice times vary but tentative times are either 6-7pm, 6:30-7pm or 6:45-7:45pm
Location:  Practice Night:
 Resevoir High School T & Th
 Marriotts Ridge High School           M & W
 Oakland Mills High School
M & W
 Long Reach High School T & Th
 Glenelg High School T & Th
 Wilde Lake High School M & W
 Howard High School M & W
 Hammond High School  T & Th

 

Please visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.  


 



M & W
M & W

Viper's Travel League

  • 7 to 16 year olds
  • Advanced, very competitive
  • Practice 3 nights week - Monday and Wednesday at Columbia Academy and Fridays at Oakland Mills HS
  • Half the events are team events (dual meets or dual meet tournaments) and half the events are individual tournaments.  
  • Traveling is minimal out of state and all tournaments are optional
  • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays or Sunday
  • Season Runs from November 2-March 13

Please visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.  

Viper's Crush - Off-Season Wrestling

Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Crush – Off Season Wrestling. This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers from the ages of 6 to 18 year old to participate and get ready for next season. Practices go until the end of the school year and then resume again on August 29th. Practices follow the Howard County Schools Calendar, so if schools are closed, there is no practice.

 

UPDATE - Viper's Crush Off-Season Wrestling

When schools are closed to students and teachers, there is no practice but when schools are closed for students but open to teachers, we hold practice.  

If you look at a school calendar from the Howard County Public Schools Website, you will notice there are many days in which kids do not have schools because of professional learning days and it says schools closed for students.

Schools closed for students – We practice
Schools and Offices Closed – No practice

 

HCPSS School Calendar - CLICK HERE

 

Mondays and Thursdays at Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym
Start:  9/1/16
Time:  7:00-8:15pm
Head Coach: Brad Howell & Bobby Farace  

Wednesdays at Hammond HS – Wrestling Room
Start:  9/7/16
Time:  7:00-8:15pm
Head Coach: Will Yeo

 

For more information, please visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.