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 364 kids participate in our 2016-2017 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 (6/8/2017) - Summer schedule for Off Season Wrestling 

STARTING DATE:  Starting on June 20 throughout the summer practices will only be held at this new location. We cannot use OMHS and Hammond HS during the summer months. There may be a few Tuesdays that they will not practice over the summer, and we will get those dates out to you in advance. 

Location:
 Crazy 88 (Mixed Martial Arts Studio)
Address:  7024 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (443) 283-1450
Day: TUESDAYS
Time:  7-8pm

Orange crush meets at Hammond HS and OMHS from March to June and then September to November.  The summer months at Crazy 88 are a bonus when we get the space. This year it will be at Crazy 88 1 day a week over the summer.  


Viper's Orange 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:  3/23/17
Time:  7:00-8:00pm
Head Coach: Brad Howell & Bobby Farace  

Wednesdays at Hammond HS – Wrestling Room
Start:  3/22/17
Time:  7:00-8:00pm

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.  

UPDATE (6/8/2017) - Summer schedule for Off Season Wrestling 

STARTING DATE:  Starting on June 20 throughout the summer practices will only be held at this new location. We cannot use OMHS and Hammond HS during the summer months. There may be a few Tuesdays that they will not practice over the summer, and we will get those dates out to you in advance. 

Location:
 Crazy 88 (Mixed Martial Arts Studio)
Address:  7024 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (443) 283-1450
Day: TUESDAYS
Time:  7-8pm

Orange crush meets at Hammond HS and OMHS from March to June and then September to November.  The summer months at Crazy 88 are a bonus when we get the space. This year it will be at Crazy 88 1 day a week over the summer.  


Viper's Orange Crush - Off-Season Wrestling

Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Orange Crush – Off Season Wrestling.   This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers to participate and get ready for next season.  Practices go until the end of the school year and then resume again in September. 

Minimum Age: 6

Maximum Age: 18

Price: $99

**THEY CAN ATTEND EITHER LOCATION ONCE THEY REGISTER 

1.  THIS GIVES THEM THE OPTION TO ATTEND ON WHATEVER NIGHTS ARE MOST CONVENIENT DURING IN SEASON SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES. 


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:  3/23/17
Time:  7:00-8:00pm
Head Coach: Brad Howell & Bobby Farace  

Wednesdays at Hammond HS – Wrestling Room
Start:  3/22/17
Time:  7:00-8:00pm
Head Coach: Will Yeo


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