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Contenders Wrestling Academy

Established in 2006, Contenders Wrestling Academy is Indiana's premier youth wrestling academy. With Locations in Brownsburg and Greenwood, CWA provides young athletes, ages 4-18, with all of the necessary training to become successful in the sport of wrestling. It is our sincere hope that each athlete will build character, self confidence, self esteem and work ethic, while learning about good sportsmanship and improving their physical health. These are themes that stick with our athletes throughout their lives. Since 2006, CWA has amassed over 450 state champions, 25 Team State titles, and 5 National Team titles. We are currently accepting new athletes with a desire to learn and a passion for the sport.

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By RYAN PARRISH 04/22/2022, 9:30am EDT

Contenders will be hosting a State "Prep" practice for Freestyle and Greco State. This will be a hard 3 hour practice designed to get wrestlers ready for the state tournaments. registration is online only and open now click on the Registration link above. 

Contenders Wrestling Academy had over 200 wrestlers compete at the ISWA Folkstyle State Tournament at Warren Central High School. In the open division Contenders scored 746.5 team points beating the next closest Academy by 180 points. In the first ever girl division team race Contenders also won scoring 125 team points. The academy had 27 State Champions total, and 60 wrestlers finished  top 3. Contenders also had 105 state medalist. Great job to all who competed. 

CWA competes well at Middle School State

By Ryan Parrish 02/07/2022, 12:30pm EST

Contenders Middle Schoolers took the mats at Center Grove to compete in the IHSWCA Middle State Championships. Our wrestlers competed in 17 weight classes placing in 15 different classes.  We had 36 wrestlers place, 13 make the finals, and 5 wrestlers bring home the championships.Contenders also scored the  most points as a team. Revin Dickman was able to win his third consecutive MS State Championship. Nate Rioux edged out Case Bell for his second Middle School Championship. Blake Getz won the 80 pound class where CWA placed 1,2,3,5,7. Traevon Ducking beat fellow Contender Aiden Carver for the 75 pound crown. Finally, Kendall Moe dominated the girls 80 pound class before making a deep run in the boys tournament as well. We would like to congratulate all of our wrestler  who competed and represented Contenders so well.

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Holly  Cochran

Holly Cochran

Director of Membership

Phone: 317-473-9714

Ryan  Parrish

Ryan Parrish

Owner/ Head Coach West

Phone: 317-213-8598

Sean Schmaltz

Sean Schmaltz

Head Coach South

Phone: 317-797-6673

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