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 - Summer 2016 Viper's Off-Season Wrestling

Viper’s Crush off season wrestling has ended for the summer.  It will re-open in early September at Oakland Mills HS and Hammond HS.  Details are below.  

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 Locations Last Year (NOT CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEAR): Atholton HS, Howard HS 

 

WE WILL UPDATE PRACTICE LOCATIONS, DAYS, AND TIMES ON THE WEBSITE AND SEND OUT AN EMAIL ONCE CONFIRMED. (THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEAR AS WE ARE WAITING ON COACHES AVAILABILITY AND PERMITS FROM SCHOOLS) I LISTED TENTATIVE SITES BELOW, SO DURING REGISTRATION YOU CAN SIMPLY NOTE YOUR PREFERENCES.  

We will update this site once they are confirmed….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 
  • Tentative Practice Locations for this year: Atholton HS, Glenelg HS, Hammond HS, Howard HS, Long Reach HS, Marriott’s Ridge HS, Oakland Mills HS, Reservoir HS, Wild Lake HS

 

WE WILL UPDATE PRACTICE LOCATIONS, DAYS, AND TIMES ON THE WEBSITE AND SEND OUT AN EMAIL ONCE CONFIRMED. (THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEAR AS WE ARE WAITING ON COACHES AVAILABILITY AND PERMITS FROM SCHOOLS) I LISTED TENTATIVE SITES BELOW, SO DURING REGISTRATION YOU CAN SIMPLY NOTE YOUR PREFERENCES.  

We will update this site once they are confirmed….Please visit www.howardcountywrestling.com.  


 

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.  
  • They travel out of state to PA, DE, VA
  • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays or Sunday
  • Season Runs from November 2-March 13

 

WE WILL UPDATE PRACTICE LOCATIONS, DAYS, AND TIMES ON THE WEBSITE AND SEND OUT AN EMAIL ONCE CONFIRMED. (THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEAR AS WE ARE WAITING ON COACHES AVAILABILITY AND PERMITS FROM SCHOOLS) I LISTED TENTATIVE SITES BELOW, SO DURING REGISTRATION YOU CAN SIMPLY NOTE YOUR PREFERENCES.  

We will update this site once they are confirmed….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 - Summer 2016 Viper's Off-Season Wrestling

Viper’s Crush off season wrestling has ended for the summer.  It will re-open in early September at Oakland Mills HS and Hammond HS.  Details are below.  


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.