Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center TOP OF THE PODIUM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wrestling center in Sterling, Virginia. Our mission is to grow, promote and enhance amateur wrestling in our area.
TOP OF THE PODIUM (TOP) is the premier wrestling facility in the region. Our mission is to grow and enhance amateur wrestling in our area by supporting local clubs and offering classes, camps, clinics, clubs and more. We also operate the area's only dedicated wrestling store. TOP members get substantial discounts on shoes, gear, and more.
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Anyone looking for a year-end charitable donation for taxes? We are finalizing plans to recognize our biggest donors as ...
12/29/2019
CHARITABLE GIVING LEVELS

Anyone looking for a year-end charitable donation for taxes? We are finalizing plans to recognize our biggest donors as well as everyone who helped us transition into the new building!

Charitable Giving Levels at TOP

This week, we are thrilled that 2 Hall-of-Famers will be at TOP teaching wrestlers who want to get better. Tomorrow, Ker...
12/29/2019

This week, we are thrilled that 2 Hall-of-Famers will be at TOP teaching wrestlers who want to get better. Tomorrow, Kerry McCoy leads an afternoon clinic for experienced wrestlers of all ages (it's not too late to register; you can even sign up at the door tomorrow). And next Sunday, Wade Schalles will be at our WWS Clinic Wars. This is a great chance to learn from legends and be inspired!

Our first hammer tourney was a big success! Thanks to all the talented wrestlers from Maryland, West Virginia and throug...
12/28/2019

Our first hammer tourney was a big success! Thanks to all the talented wrestlers from Maryland, West Virginia and throughout Virginia who battled. Now it's time to include PA and NJ clubs---the locals will be ready for you on February 1! www.topofthepodium.org/hammer-tourneys.html

The legendary pinner and Hall of Famer Wade Schalles will be a featured clinician at WWS CLINIC WARS on January 5. He wi...
12/26/2019

The legendary pinner and Hall of Famer Wade Schalles will be a featured clinician at WWS CLINIC WARS on January 5. He will teach against Sahid Kargbo (former GMU coach and NCAA qualifier) and Logan Savvy (founder of Mat Savvy WC). Registration open until January 1. https://www.topofthepodium.org/clinic-wars.html

WWS LEADER BOARD (after 2 traditional tourneys):Undefeated Wrestlers (5 or more wins):Eli Beckman (Brentsville) 7-0Gabri...
12/26/2019

WWS LEADER BOARD (after 2 traditional tourneys):

Undefeated Wrestlers (5 or more wins):
Eli Beckman (Brentsville) 7-0
Gabriel Cortes (Powerhouse (7-0)
Jon DeMarco (Brentsville) 7-0
Gunner Colbert (Mat Sharks) 6-0
Dominik Coleman (Stafford) 6-0
Robert Estabrooke (SYA) 6-0
Eli Nelson (Rangers) 6-0
Darren Hicks (Virginia Ramblers) 6-0
Tyson Hartley (Rangers) 5-0
Sean Pena (SYA) 5-0

Pin Leaders (5 or more pins):
Enrique Herrera (Bethesda Chevy Chase) 6
Alex Nelson (Rangers) 6
Gabriel Cortes (Powerhouse) 6
Matt Gashi-Brito (NOVA Hammers) 5
George Jackson (Red Leopards) 5
Daniel Pedralvez (Trailside) 5
Jon DeMarco (Brentsville) 5
Eli Beckman (Brentsville) 5

Merry Christmas!
12/26/2019

Merry Christmas!

Let’s Wrestle!
12/23/2019

Let’s Wrestle!

12/23/2019

Almost 550 wrestlers competed in the WWS this weekend. Happy holidays to everyone who spent part of their Winter Break with us!

Great day at WWS with wrestlers from all over VA, MD, WV and DC. This region is on the rise!
12/22/2019

Great day at WWS with wrestlers from all over VA, MD, WV and DC. This region is on the rise!

Mat 5 now has a gym curtain to separate for private practices
12/20/2019

Mat 5 now has a gym curtain to separate for private practices

Over 550 youth wrestlers will compete in our Winter Wrestling Series (WWS) this weekend. Time slots have been posted, an...
12/19/2019
Winter Wrestling Series (WWS)

Over 550 youth wrestlers will compete in our Winter Wrestling Series (WWS) this weekend. Time slots have been posted, and we're extra excited about our first ever "Hammer" division on Saturday. Great turnout from good wrestlers throughout Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and West Virginia!

12/17/2019

We've been abandoned by yet another cleaning/janitorial company. It's hard to find reliable help! Anybody have any recommendations?

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo
12/17/2019

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo

12/16/2019

Only two weeks from today! A great way to be inspired and learn some new technique over the long holiday break!

12/16/2019
Buffalo Bills Sean McDermott: "Wrestling helped shape my life"

Congrats to the Buffalo Bills for making the playoffs with a former wrestler as head coach!

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is a two-time national prep school wrestling champion. McDermott discusses his wrestling experience with Bob Koshinsk...

12/15/2019

Watching WWS action today from the CORT VIP Box

Week 2 of the WWS season is almost here!
12/13/2019

Week 2 of the WWS season is almost here!

New long sleeve shirts for sale at Takedowns Wrestling Store
12/11/2019

New long sleeve shirts for sale at Takedowns Wrestling Store

WWS season kicked off today with the TOP Takedown Tournament. Over 450 wrestlers registered!
12/08/2019

WWS season kicked off today with the TOP Takedown Tournament. Over 450 wrestlers registered!

CORT VIP Box is almost ready !
12/05/2019

CORT VIP Box is almost ready !

We are thrilled that Kerry has been helping us at TOP----and don't forget about his special clinic at TOP on December 30...
12/03/2019
Olympian Kerry McCoy gives an update after Maryland departure

We are thrilled that Kerry has been helping us at TOP----and don't forget about his special clinic at TOP on December 30. It's a chance to meet and learn from a legend.

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) – After 11 years at the University of Maryland, it was time for something new. That’s the approach former Terrapin head coach, Kerry McCoy, has had since last se…

We are pleased to introduce another corporate sponsor. The VIP Box is now officially dubbed the CORT VIP BOX. This week,...
12/02/2019

We are pleased to introduce another corporate sponsor. The VIP Box is now officially dubbed the CORT VIP BOX. This week, Cort is delivering furniture for our "luxury suite" that teams can rent at tournaments!

One year ago, we closed up shop at our old location and moved into our current building
12/02/2019

One year ago, we closed up shop at our old location and moved into our current building

6 high schools here today for lots of live wrestling!
11/29/2019

6 high schools here today for lots of live wrestling!

One of many U.S. Presidents who wrestled!
11/24/2019

One of many U.S. Presidents who wrestled!

Zachary Taylor, who was the 12th president of the United States, was born on this date in 1784. Taylor believed that nothing worked better for training volunteers and raw recruits, noting that he would teach them to wrestle according to the rules and then make them follow the rules to the letter. He served as president from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.

If you want to learn even more about former wrestlers who became presidents, you should read “The Wrestling Presidents – From Pins to Patriots” by William S. Worley and Gary M. Gray. CLICK here to purchase your copy -> https://ebay.to/340UbZm

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo
11/24/2019

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo

The store is looking better each day! A bunch of New apparel will be coming in the coming days
11/24/2019

The store is looking better each day! A bunch of New apparel will be coming in the coming days

Girls only practice underway—-not too late to join!
11/23/2019

Girls only practice underway—-not too late to join!

11/22/2019

If anybody wants to get out of the house tomorrow, a group of us will be working at TOP from 11-3----getting ready for the start of the WWS season in just 2 weeks! Easy stuff, just could use a few more bodies :-)

Thanks to Dave Korte for installing new display racks in the store! His company Portal Systems also donated the phone ch...
11/22/2019

Thanks to Dave Korte for installing new display racks in the store! His company Portal Systems also donated the phone charging station on the viewing deck upstairs

11/21/2019

Special girls-only practice on Saturday at 9 AM. Only $10 and pay at the door. All ages welcome. Practice will go about 1.5 hours, followed by open mat and opportunity to wrestle live (informal) matches. Practice includes dynamic warmups, drills on stance, hand fighting and set ups. Also double leg shots defense (spin, shuck, and can-openers). Depending on the group and if time permits: tilts. Also will talk about being strong, confident wrestlers and young ladies. Main goal is to empower young girls through wrestling!

11/19/2019

Working score tables at tournaments is easy and fun---and now profitable. To reduce the need for volunteers and increase professionalism, TOP will train and pay table workers. If interested, send us a message. Responsible older kids (high school, maybe select middle schoolers) as well as adults can apply. Tourneys on Saturdays and Sundays all winter!

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo
11/19/2019

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center's cover photo

11/19/2019

The origins of the names of the WWS tourneys in December

11/17/2019

Referee Information Meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm (should take 30-45 min max). No RSVP needed. Brand new refs are welcome!

Our friend Steve Fittery has started a blog to help you stay current on what's going on with wrestling! This, combined w...
11/16/2019
Blog | fitswrestlingacademy

Our friend Steve Fittery has started a blog to help you stay current on what's going on with wrestling! This, combined with our "This Week in Wrestling" presentations at WWS tourneys, will keep you engaged all winter!

Steve Fittery 17 hours ago 5 min 2018 All-Americans Returning From An Injury Red-Shirt 2018 All - Americans who took last year off due to injuries who are hungry for wins this year. 21 views Write a comment 2

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