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.

Exciting day as we get closer to completion!
06/11/2019

Exciting day as we get closer to completion!

PA inVAsion sells out for the 4th straight year, even with so much more space! Don't worry if you missed out-----we have...
06/09/2019

PA inVAsion sells out for the 4th straight year, even with so much more space! Don't worry if you missed out-----we have phenomenal camps for serious wrestlers in July and August!

06/09/2019

4x NCAA and World Champion Logan Stieber from Ohio State has a message for us! We also can't wait :-)

06/09/2019

Congrats to Zain Retherford---Final X winner and now Team USA's representative in the 2019 World Championships!

Schedule for tomorrow----some great Final X bouts to watch on Flo. We will be cheering for former PA inVAsion instructor...
06/08/2019
2019 Final X - Rutgers - Schedule - FloWrestling

Schedule for tomorrow----some great Final X bouts to watch on Flo. We will be cheering for former PA inVAsion instructors: the Zain Train and Bo Nickal!

2019 Final X - Rutgers - Schedule - FloWrestling

Lots of workers in the final stages. Just a few more days to wrap up—-mainly painting, some electrical, and cleanup to...
06/07/2019

Lots of workers in the final stages. Just a few more days to wrap up—-mainly painting, some electrical, and cleanup to go

Top Dawgs and Freedom having a joint practice today
06/06/2019

Top Dawgs and Freedom having a joint practice today

Can’t wait to get our new podium made by the Colbert family and to be finished by Restorations Unlimited! What a great...
06/06/2019

Can’t wait to get our new podium made by the Colbert family and to be finished by Restorations Unlimited! What a great gift for a place called Top of the Podium 😄

Tarp is down, painting is well underway, new LED lights installed in mat area, and fully air conditioned building by end...
06/04/2019

Tarp is down, painting is well underway, new LED lights installed in mat area, and fully air conditioned building by end of the week!

Ready for all new LED lights to be installed in main wrestling area....and the theater almost ready for movie theater ca...
06/03/2019

Ready for all new LED lights to be installed in main wrestling area....and the theater almost ready for movie theater carpet and seats

06/02/2019

Fundraiser going until 4 pm at Black Walnut brewery in leesburg!

06/02/2019

We have air conditioning in part of the building, and painting has begun! In 10 days, we're expecting the building to be substantially complete

Thanks to the small group of hardworking  volunteers who worked on landscaping today! That includes Moose Reichow of ELW...
06/02/2019

Thanks to the small group of hardworking volunteers who worked on landscaping today! That includes Moose Reichow of ELWC who put in over 3 hours of work!

05/31/2019

Don't forget tomorrow's Landscaping Day at TOP from 1-5 pm. Please bring anything that might be useful...rakes, mower, shovels, extension cords, weed eaters, pruners, shears, buckets......They started painting inside today, now it's time to get the exterior looking better. Thank you!

05/31/2019
Pennsylvania Obsessed Wrestler

In case you haven't heard, Jason Nolf will be at TOP in 2.5 weeks for PA inVAsion Camp. Should we get him to teach this?!

Jason Nolf is a Hammer 🔨

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our summer camps. So we are pleased to announce we have hired a certified ...
05/28/2019

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our summer camps. So we are pleased to announce we have hired a certified trainer to be present at all "College-Style Practices" at our PA inVAsion Camp (which is only 20 days away!).

05/26/2019

For those who never saw our old facility, we had an inspiring Memorabilia Wall with signed photos and gear from past clinicians at TOP. It will soon return in our new building! We just ordered pics to hang and to give away to campers this summer----Logan Stieber, Vincenzo Joseph, Jack Mueller, Jason Nolf, Nahshon Garrett, Mason Beckman, Jay Aiello, and more!

As we focused on interior renovations, the exterior now needs some work. If you can, please come to our landscaping part...
05/25/2019

As we focused on interior renovations, the exterior now needs some work. If you can, please come to our landscaping party next Saturday (June 1) from 1-5 pm. Come for the whole time or whatever you can. We will cut grass, prune trees, pull weeds, readjust rocks, and other fun stuff! If you have equipment, feel free to bring along!

Stairs almost in. Lights in the store. Restroom fixtures in. Still a lot to do, but we’re getting closer!
05/25/2019

Stairs almost in. Lights in the store. Restroom fixtures in. Still a lot to do, but we’re getting closer!

Important camp news: In order to maximize each camper's experience based on number of coaches/clinicians we have, there ...
05/24/2019

Important camp news: In order to maximize each camper's experience based on number of coaches/clinicians we have, there will be cap on registrations for our June camps--- PA inVAsion and Ultimate Youth Wresting Camp. There are still a limited number of spots available, but you better sign up soon if you're planning on it!

We are excited to announce record registrations for our Ultimate Youth Camp at the end of June---this year we will frequ...
05/24/2019

We are excited to announce record registrations for our Ultimate Youth Camp at the end of June---this year we will frequently breakout experienced vs. novice wrestlers to help tailor the experience for different levels

Stairs and railings now being installed. Painting starting soon. New Restrooms and HVAC not far away! Campers are gonna ...
05/23/2019

Stairs and railings now being installed. Painting starting soon. New Restrooms and HVAC not far away! Campers are gonna love the new digs!

LHU is only about 4 hours from our area! Serious HS girl wrestlers should check out our PA inVAsion Camp next month---LH...
05/23/2019
Lock Haven University To Add Women's Wrestling In 2019-20

LHU is only about 4 hours from our area! Serious HS girl wrestlers should check out our PA inVAsion Camp next month---LHU's men's coach Scott Moore is a featured clinician and should have more info about this exciting development!

Lock Haven University will become the first school with a Division 1 men's program to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport.

Super proud of how a small group of volunteers (and our general contractor) have worked to keep our facility safe and ma...
05/21/2019

Super proud of how a small group of volunteers (and our general contractor) have worked to keep our facility safe and mats cleaned for practices every day during renovations. Did you know we clean the kids' porta potty ourselves every day (it's probably the cleanest one in America!)? Believe or not, somebody filed a complaint---and we were delighted to receive a glowing report from the Health Department after their surprise inspection. In addition to already reviewing our many internal procedures, TOP will do even more to educate families and wrestlers so wrestling can be one of the safest youth sports! Thank you to all who support TOP and share our vision and values!!

If you know youth wrestlers in the Herndon/Reston area, there's great news! A new club has formed called the Herndon Res...
05/20/2019
Herndon Reston Wrestling Association

If you know youth wrestlers in the Herndon/Reston area, there's great news! A new club has formed called the Herndon Reston Hawks. It is run by long-time youth coaches who care greatly about the kids. The Hawks support TOP's mission and will be full-time participants in WWS, and we are pleased to help them succeed however we can! https://www.facebook.com/HerndonRestonWrestling/

We are a nonprofit youth wrestling organization for the Herndon/Reston communities and surrounding areas. This program is for kids ages 6-14 years old.

05/19/2019

Finals set for tomorrow.....Be sure to cheer for our former/future PA inVAsion Camp instructors: ZainTrain, Bo, and Jason Nolf!

Best of 3 Finals - Sunday Noon ET
57 - Thomas Gilman, HWC vs. Darian Cruz, LVWC

61 - Cody Brewer, TMWC vs. Tyler Graff, TMWC

65 - Zain Retherford, NLWC vs. Jordan Oliver, Sunkist

70 - James Green, Nebraska RTC vs. Anthony Ashnault, SKWC

74 Isaiah Martinez, TMWC vs. Jason Nolf, NLWC

79 Alex Dieringer, TMWC vs. Zahid Valencia, Sunkist

86 Pat Downey, NJ RTC vs. Nick Heflin, TMWC

92 Bo Nickal, NLWC vs. Mike Macchiavello, TMWC

97 Kyven Gadsen, TMWC vs. Ty Walz, TMWC

125 Adam Coon, NYAC vs. Gable Steveson, MN RTC)

Some GREAT matches at the World Team Trials this weekend. Follow on Flow......Of course, we're rooting for all those who...
05/16/2019
6 Men's Freestyle Matches We Need To See

Some GREAT matches at the World Team Trials this weekend. Follow on Flow......Of course, we're rooting for all those who visit TOP (Jack Mueller, Jason Nolf, Jared Frayer, Frank Molinaro, Zain Retherford, Bo Nickal)

At this point, we’ve seen just about every contender in action. But, as wrestling fans, we always want more.

05/14/2019
Pennsylvania Obsessed Wrestler

Cenzo is pretty good on top :-)

✨ Magic Move Vibes ✨

From Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling

The 2019 PA inVAsion Camp just broke TOP's all-time record for enrollments at a single camp (previously held by PA inVAs...
05/13/2019

The 2019 PA inVAsion Camp just broke TOP's all-time record for enrollments at a single camp (previously held by PA inVAsion last year)....and the camp is still 5 weeks away! The good news we have a lot more room than we did last year :-)

05/12/2019

Super excited about Season 3 of the Winter Wrestling Series (WWS)----9 great events this year. And our building will be fully renovated!

05/11/2019

Why does TOP exist? All sports and extracurricular activities have value, but there’s no youth sport like wrestling. It’s not for every child, but most boys and girls should try it. It’s so unique—a one-on-one battle between two opponents with no equipment, just their bodies and minds. Even for beginners and novices, wrestling teaches accountability, determination, mental and physical toughness, and more. As one becomes more serious, it teaches discipline and sacrifice like no other sport.
Yes, TOP offers a great youth league, incredible camps, needed off-season programs, etc., but it really comes down to this: TOP just wants everyone to fall in love with and benefit from this remarkably unique sport. That’s why we’re pouring everything we have into this unprecedented endeavor to create a wrestling center worthy of our great sport. We thank the many clubs and individuals who are fully supportive!

YES!
05/10/2019

YES!

Will Mueller beat Gilman?

First camp deadline approaching-----If you want to be guaranteed a free camp shirt (in the size you pick) for PA inVAsio...
05/09/2019
PA inVAsion Camp

First camp deadline approaching-----If you want to be guaranteed a free camp shirt (in the size you pick) for PA inVAsion Camp, registration deadline is May 15. Camp is only 5 weeks away!

Not sure the local community appreciates how incredibly fortunate we are to have Logan Stieber coming to TOP in August. ...
05/08/2019
Logan Stieber On BTS And Retirement

Not sure the local community appreciates how incredibly fortunate we are to have Logan Stieber coming to TOP in August. If there was a Mount Rushmore of college wrestling, he probably would be on it. Don't forget Nahshon Garrett, Vincenzo Joseph and David McFadden at the same camp!!

Logan Stieber On BTS And Retirement

05/07/2019

Best match of the night

While it’s raining today, it’s a great time to finalize your summer camp plans. These are no-brainer camps for exper...
05/05/2019

While it’s raining today, it’s a great time to finalize your summer camp plans. These are no-brainer camps for experienced wrestlers who want to learn and be inspired by some of the best wrestlers in the country and world!

05/05/2019
Pennsylvania Obsessed Wrestler

Maybe Cenzo will help our campers learn this at camp in August. Register for "Virginia is for Champions" Camp (aug 5-8) this weekend! It's one of the best camps in the nation!

🦁 Vincezo Joseph showing the inside trip he used, to takedown and pin his opponent, in the 2018 NCAA Championship Finals Match ‼️🔥 🤼‍♂️

A counter intuitive step up, baiting your opponent to take a bear hug/double under-hook position. The key is to get a tight grip and pinch your elbows to negate the opponents bear hug.

TOP will be at this great annual event on Monday. We'll especially be rooting for Jack Mueller, camp counselor at our CO...
05/03/2019
Beat The Streets Match Order Set

TOP will be at this great annual event on Monday. We'll especially be rooting for Jack Mueller, camp counselor at our COMPREHENSIVE INTENSIVE camp in July. Be sure to watch on FLO if you aren't attending....

Check out the bout order for the 2019 Beat the Streets NYC wrestling extravaganza.

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310 Glenn Drive
Sterling, VA
20164

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