About

Vipers Wrestling is a community-based organization with a geographic center in Columbia. It has been a Parks & Recreation program for over two decades. The Vipers' mission is to provide the youth of Howard County with the opportunity to experience the great sport of wrestling in a fun, structured, and disciplined program. The Vipers are coached exclusively by volunteers and 394 kids participated in the 2018-2019 wrestling program. Three levels of wrestling are offered (clinic, recreation and advanced). The clinic program offers children the opportunity to experience wrestling in a non-competitive environment. The recreation program is semi-competitive. The advanced program offers the best youth wrestling training in Maryland. The program concentrates on the things we can control in the wrestling room: effort, discipline, focus, and mental & 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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Vipers Crush – Off Season Wrestling

Registration Opens February 19

Description:  Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Crush Off-Season Wrestling.   This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers to participate and get ready for next season.  Register for the location that is the most convenient and best fit for your child.  Once you register for one location your child can attend other locations that fit within the same age and skill level.  Wrestlers can only attend locations similar to the one in which they registered.  Age and skill levels are important so everyone can find match-ups on any given night. Summer and Fall Off-Season options will be released later.  All registrants will receive a Vipers Crush T-Shirt.

Sibling Discount:  Must call and register (410-313-7275) and ask for this discount

2nd child = $10

3rd child - $20

4th child and more = $30

Offerings for off-season wrestling March through June 2019 below

Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym

  • Program #RP5952.301
  • Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool
  • Ages:  8-18
  • Start:  March 26
  • End:  June 6
  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time:  7:00-8:30pm
  • Head Coach: Brad Howell, Anthony Ahumada
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Hammond HS – Auxiliary Gym

  • Program #RP5952.302
  • Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool
  • Ages:  10-18
  • Start:  March 25
  • End:  June 6
  • Days: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Time:  6:30-8:00pm
  • Head Coach: William Yeo, Joseph Killo, asst. Scott Spedden and Jonathan Goodwin
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Glenelg HS – Wrestling Room

  • Program #RP5952.303
  • Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool
  • Ages: 10-18
  • Start: March 27
  • End: June 5
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Head Coach:  Tony Conti, Jason Mackey
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Howard HS – Wrestling Room

  • Program # RP5952.311 
  • Level:  Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Start date: March 26
  • End Date: June 4
  • Day: Tuesdays 
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Adam Eldridge, John Povolac, Sam Storrer
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

Howard HS – Wrestling Room 

  • Program # RP5952.312
  • Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 4-10
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Start date:  March 25
  • End Date:  June 3
  • Day: Mondays 
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Will Filbert, Mike Hoppe, Brad Michaels, Sam Storrer
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

River Hill HS – Wrestling Room 

  • Program # RP5952.313
  • Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 4-10
  • Time: 6-7:30pm
  • Start date:  March 28
  • End Date:  June 6
  • Day: Thursdays 
  • Time: 6-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Matthew Levine, Chris Walczak, Ankit Joshi
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

For more information or details:

Please contact Amy Patton at apatton@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4718.  
Please visit https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=howardcountywrestling

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season Clinic League

Registration opens Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season
4-16 yrs / Start dates & prices below

Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Wrestling Program. The Vipers Program offers an opportunity to compete at a level which best fits each child’s need. Vipers Wrestling offers 3 programming levels:
(1) Clinic for the beginner in a non-competitive environment, one practice per week, no weekend commitment.
(2) Recreation for both beginners and intermediate level wrestlers in a semi-competitive environment, two per week, matches on Saturdays
(3) Advanced B Team for wrestlers transitioning from Rec to Advanced for a competitive level between rec and travel, two to three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
(4) Advanced A Team for a competitive environment, three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
Info: Amy Patton, 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov.

County High Schools / Schools have different days & times / 6-9pm

RP5950.601    

4-8 yrs    

Clinic    

$85  

Nov 11 - Feb 15

RP5950.611

6-13 yrs

Recreational   

$165   

Nov 11 - Feb 15

RP5950.621

7-16 yrs

Advanced B

$190

Nov 1 - Mar 15

RP5950.631

7-16 yrs

Advanced A

$195

Nov 1 - Mar 15

 

 

 

 

 

Viper's Clinic Wrestling 

  • 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 11-Feb 15

  • Practice Locations 2018-2019 Season: Long Reach HS (Mondays 6:30-7:30pm), Howard HS (Mondays 6-7pm), River Hill HS (Thursdays 6:30- 7:30pm), Glenelg HS (Wednesdays 6-7pm)

  • Clinic practices are usally 1 hour long and are held between these times; 5:30-7:30pm.

Practice locations, days, and times will be confirmed late September 2019. 

During registration for your child you will be asked the questions below so please be prepared.

Clinic, Rec, Advanced Questions
1. Apparel Size: Shirt Size, Short Size (2 separate questions)
2. Estimated Weight, height and wrestling experience: Please list
3. Volunteer Coach: Are you interested in being a volunteer coach? Yes/No
If yes please list full name, phone number, email address (Parents cannot step foot on a mat without going through our very easy and free coaches’ registry process)

Clinic & Rec Wrestling Questions for Team Selection
1. Tentative Practice Locations First Preference:
2. Tentative Practice Locations Second Preference:

Extra Detailed Information on each level of wrestling - From experienced Coaches
Clinic to Rec
The clinic program is designed as an introduction to the sport of wrestling. The participants will learn very basic and fundamental moves in a non-competitive environment. One year at a clinic level is sufficient for a wrestler when being introduced to the sport of wrestling. Your wrestler has either already participated at the clinic level already or is at the age where it is recommended he/she move up to the recreation level where they can participate in a semi-competitive environment and gain a better knowledge of the sport of wrestling. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wrestlers are ready to move up to the next level.
Rec to Advanced
We would like to take a minute to explain the differences between REC and Advanced wrestling within the VIPER program so that we may ensure that your wrestler is competing at the appropriate level. VIPER Rec is by far the best incubator for youth wrestling in the State of Maryland. Rec offers superior coaching and competition for beginning to intermediate wrestlers. Our "travel" program is more geared towards teaching your wrestler the skills to succeed in High School and beyond. The term "travel" is often misunderstood as travel programs in other sports can place a difficult burden on families. We have discussed changing "travel" to just "advanced". We practice 3 nights per week and have tournament and dual meet options on the weekends. We approach competition like a buffet, pick and choose what works for your family's needs. Wrestlers are only required to compete in two separate dual meets over the course of the season to be eligible for the end of year tournament. Most tournaments are within a 45-minute drive. We usually "travel" twice per year, this year likely to Delaware (30 minutes from Salisbury) and either Pennsylvania or Virginia. Again, these are optional tournaments. We do not participate in tournaments that require an overnight stay. Coaches recommend that ANY 7th or 8th grader should be moved to travel, including beginning wrestlers. We've had great success with beginners who have started at travel because of older siblings being part of the program. If your child intends on wrestling in High School, we would like to see them at travel. Further, any wrestler who consistently placed in REC tournaments should consider moving up. All our "ALL-STARS" should be wrestling travel. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wresters are ready to move up to the next level.

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season Recreational League

Registartion opens Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season

4-16 yrs / Start dates & prices below

Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Wrestling Program. The Vipers Program offers an opportunity to compete at a level which best fits each child’s need. Vipers Wrestling offers 3 programming levels:
(1) Clinic for the beginner in a non-competitive environment, one practice per week, no weekend commitment.
(2) Recreation for both beginners and intermediate level wrestlers in a semi-competitive environment, two per week, matches on Saturdays
(3) Advanced B Team for wrestlers transitioning from Rec to Advanced for a competitive level between rec and travel, two to three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
(4) Advanced A Team for a competitive environment, three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
Info: Amy Patton, 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov.


County High Schools / Schools have different days & times / 6-9 PM

RP5950.601     4-8 yrs     Clinic     $85   Nov 11 - Feb 15
RP5950.611 6-13 yrs Recreational    $165    Nov 11 - Feb 15
RP5950.621 7-16 yrs Advanced B $190 Nov 1 - Mar 15
RP5950.631 7-16 yrs Advanced A $195 Nov 1 - Mar 15

 

  • Beginner and Intermediate, semi-competitive

  • Practice 2 nights a week

  • 8 to 10 teams – geographically

  • Feed into area high schools

  • Coaches meet once a week to determine fair match-ups

  • Season runs from - Nov 11-Feb 15

  • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays

  • Rec practices are usually an hour to an hour and a half and are held between these times: 5:30-8:00pm

Below is 2018-2019 season information

Division

Coach Status

Name

Location

Practice Nights

Rec

Head

Taurin Rowe

Atholton HS

T & Th

Rec

Head

Troy Scogland

Glenelg HS

T & Th

Rec

Head

Ryan Murphy

Hammond HS

T & Th

Rec

Head

Adam Eldridge/ Len Pettiford

Howard HS

M & W

Rec

Head

Nathan Piechocki

Long Reach HS

T & Th

Rec

Head

Rodney Baxter

Marriotts Ridge HS

M & W

Rec

Head

Jim Hulbert/ Joe Killo

Mt. Hebron

M & W

Rec

Head

Anthony Ahumada

Oakland Mills HS

M & W

Rec Head Matt Barnes / Ben Sheppard River Hill HS M & W

 

Practice locations, days, and times for the 2019-2020 season will be confirmed late September 2019.

During Registration for your child you will be asked the questions below so please be prepared

Clinic, Rec, Ascanced Questions
1. Apparel Size: Shirt Size, Short Size (2 separate questions)
2. Estimated Weight, height and wrestling experience: Please list
3. Volunteer Coach: Are you interested in being a volunteer coach? Yes/No
If yes please list full name, phone number, email address (Parents cannot step foot on a mat without going through our very easy and free coaches’ registry process)
Clinic & Rec Wrestling Questions for Team Selection
1. Tentative Practice Locations First Preference:
2. Tentative Practice Locations Second Preference:

Extra Detailed Information on each level of wrestling - From experienced Coaches
Clinic to Rec
The clinic program is designed as an introduction to the sport of wrestling. The participants will learn very basic and fundamental moves in a non-competitive environment. One year at a clinic level is sufficient for a wrestler when being introduced to the sport of wrestling. Your wrestler has either already participated at the clinic level already or is at the age where it is recommended he/she move up to the recreation level where they can participate in a semi-competitive environment and gain a better knowledge of the sport of wrestling. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wrestlers are ready to move up to the next level.

Rec to Advanced
We would like to take a minute to explain the differences between REC and Advanced wrestling within the VIPER program so that we may ensure that your wrestler is competing at the appropriate level. VIPER Rec is by far the best incubator for youth wrestling in the State of Maryland. Rec offers superior coaching and competition for beginning to intermediate wrestlers. Our "travel" program is more geared towards teaching your wrestler the skills to succeed in High School and beyond. The term "travel" is often misunderstood as travel programs in other sports can place a difficult burden on families. We have discussed changing "travel" to just "advanced". We practice 3 nights per week and have tournament and dual meet options on the weekends. We approach competition like a buffet, pick and choose what works for your family's needs. Wrestlers are only required to compete in two separate dual meets over the course of the season to be eligible for the end of year tournament. Most tournaments are within a 45-minute drive. We usually "travel" twice per year, this year likely to Delaware (30 minutes from Salisbury) and either Pennsylvania or Virginia. Again, these are optional tournaments. We do not participate in tournaments that require an overnight stay. Coaches recommend that ANY 7th or 8th grader should be moved to travel, including beginning wrestlers. We've had great success with beginners who have started at travel because of older siblings being part of the program. If your child intends on wrestling in High School, we would like to see them at travel. Further, any wrestler who consistently placed in REC tournaments should consider moving up. All our "ALL-STARS" should be wrestling travel. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wresters are ready to move up to the next level.

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season Advanced League (Team A & Team B)

Registartion opens Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Howard County Vipers Wrestling – In-Season

4-16 yrs / Start dates & prices below

Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Wrestling Program. The Vipers Program offers an opportunity to compete at a level which best fits each child’s need. Vipers Wrestling offers 3 programming levels:
(1) Clinic for the beginner in a non-competitive environment, one practice per week, no weekend commitment.
(2) Recreation for both beginners and intermediate level wrestlers in a semi-competitive environment, two per week, matches on Saturdays
(3) Advanced B Team for wrestlers transitioning from Rec to Advanced for a competitive level between rec and travel, two to three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
(4) Advanced A Team for a competitive environment, three practices per week, matches on Saturdays or Sundays.
Info: Amy Patton, 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov.


County High Schools / Schools have different days & times / 6-9pm

RP5950.601     4-8 yrs     Clinic     $85   Nov 11 - Feb 15
RP5950.611 6-13 yrs Recreational    $165    Nov 11 - Feb 15
RP5950.621 7-16 yrs Advanced B $190 Nov 1 - Mar 15
RP5905.631 7-16 yrs Advanced A $195 Nov 1 - Mar 15

 

Viper's Advanced/Travel League

  • Advanced, competitive

  • Practice 3 nights week: M, W, F

  • Practice locations are Mondays at Glenelg HS, Wednesdays 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 out of state is optional and very rare, if any options are out of state they are to PA, DE, VA

  • Meets/ tournaments are optional and held on Saturdays or Sundays

  • Season Runs from November 1-March 15

2018-2019 season information below

Divsion Coach Status Name Location Practice Night
Travel Co-Head Brian Lietzel Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Co-Head Kurt Tamai Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Co-Head Bobby Farace Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Brad Howell Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Tony Conti Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Mark Saylor Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Victor Frazier Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Larry Bury Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Jason Smith Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Asst. Jason Conley Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri
Travel Team Parent Fran Cowell Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon / Wed / Fri



Practice locations, days, and times will be confirmed late September 2019.

During registration for your child you will be asked the questions below so please be prepared

Clinic, Rec, Advanced Questions
1. Apparel Size: Shirt Size, Short Size (2 separate questions)
2. Estimated Weight, height and wrestling experience: Please list
3. Volunteer Coach: Are you interested in being a volunteer coach? Yes/No
If yes please list full name, phone number, email address (Parents cannot step foot on a mat without going through our very easy and free coaches’ registry process)
Clinic & Rec Wrestling Question for Team Selection
1. Tentative Practice Locations First Preference:
2. Tentative Practice Locations Second Preference:

Extra Detailed Information on each level of wrestling - From experienced Coaches
Clinic to Rec
The clinic program is designed as an introduction to the sport of wrestling. The participants will learn very basic and fundamental moves in a non-competitive environment. One year at a clinic level is sufficient for a wrestler when being introduced to the sport of wrestling. Your wrestler has either already participated at the clinic level already or is at the age where it is recommended he/she move up to the recreation level where they can participate in a semi-competitive environment and gain a better knowledge of the sport of wrestling. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wrestlers are ready to move up to the next level.

Rec to Advanced
We would like to take a minute to explain the differences between REC and Advanced wrestling within the VIPER program so that we may ensure that your wrestler is competing at the appropriate level. VIPER Rec is by far the best incubator for youth wrestling in the State of Maryland. Rec offers superior coaching and competition for beginning to intermediate wrestlers. Our "travel" program is more geared towards teaching your wrestler the skills to succeed in High School and beyond. The term "travel" is often misunderstood as travel programs in other sports can place a difficult burden on families. We have discussed changing "travel" to just "advanced". We practice 3 nights per week and have tournament and dual meet options on the weekends. We approach competition like a buffet, pick and choose what works for your family's needs. Wrestlers are only required to compete in two separate dual meets over the course of the season to be eligible for the end of year tournament. Most tournaments are within a 45-minute drive. We usually "travel" twice per year, this year likely to Delaware (30 minutes from Salisbury) and either Pennsylvania or Virginia. Again, these are optional tournaments. We do not participate in tournaments that require an overnight stay. Coaches recommend that ANY 7th or 8th grader should be moved to travel, including beginning wrestlers. We've had great success with beginners who have started at travel because of older siblings being part of the program. If your child intends on wrestling in High School, we would like to see them at travel. Further, any wrestler who consistently placed in REC tournaments should consider moving up. All our "ALL-STARS" should be wrestling travel. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wresters are ready to move up to the next level.

Howard County Vipers Crush - Off-Season Wrestling

Vipers Crush – Off Season Wrestling

Registration Opens February 19

Description:  Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Crush Off-Season Wrestling.   This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers to participate and get ready for next season.  Register for the location that is the most convenient and best fit for your child.  Once you register for one location your child can attend other locations that fit within the same age and skill level.  Wrestlers can only attend locations similar to the one in which they registered. Age and skill levels are important so everyone can find match-ups on any given night. Summer and Fall Off-Season options will be released later.  All registrants will receive a Vipers Crush T-Shirt.

Sibling Discount:  Must call and register (410-313-7275) and ask for this discount

2nd child = $10

3rd child - $20

4th child and more = $30

Offerings for off-season wrestling March through June 2019 below

Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym

  • Program # RP5952.301
  • Level: Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool
  • Ages: 8-18 
  • Start: March 26
  • End: June 6
  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Head Coach: Brad Howell, Anthony Ahumada
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Hammond HS – Wrestling Room  

  • Program # RP5952.302
  • Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool
  • Ages:  10-18 
  • Start:  March 25
  • End: June 6
  • Days:  Mondays and Thursdays
  • Time:  6:30-8:00pm
  • Head Coach:  William Yeo, Joseph Killo, asst. Scott Spedden and Jonathan Goodwin
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Glenelg HS – Wrestling Room

  • Program # RP5952.303
  • Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Advanced, and Highschool 
  • Ages: 10-18 
  • Start:  March 27
  • End:  June 5
  • Day:  Wednesdays
  • Time:  6-8pm
  • Head Coach:  Tony Conti, Jason Mackey
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 50
  • Cost:  $39

Howard HS – Wrestling Room

  • Program # RP5952.311 
  • Level:  Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Start date:  March 26
  • End Date:  June 4
  • Day: Tuesdays 
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Adam Eldridge, John Povolac, Sam Storrer
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

Howard HS – Wrestling Room 

  • Program # RP5952.312
  • Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 4-10
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Start date:  March 25
  • End Date:  June 3
  • Day: Mondays 
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Will Filbert, Mike Hoppe, Brad Michaels, Sam Storrer
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

River Hill HS – Wrestling Room 

  • Program # RP5952.313
  • Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling
  • Ages: 4-10
  • Time: 6-7:30pm
  • Start date:  March 28
  • End Date:  June 6
  • Day: Thursdays 
  • Time: 6-7:30pm
  • Head Coach: Matthew Levine, Chris Walczak, Ankit Joshi
  • Minimum = 10
  • Maximum = 40
  • Cost:  $39

For more information or details:

Please contact Amy Patton at apatton@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4718.  

Please visit https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=howardcountywrestling

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