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Welcome to VYI Wrestling!

Vienna Firebirds

​Great Season!

It was wonderful seeing you all at the banquet.  On behalf of all of the coaches, team moms, and volunteers we hope that your wrestler had a great experience and that we'll see you next year. 

We'll keep the website up to date throughout the year and we will be sending out periodic messages regarding wrestling opportunities and camps.



NOVA Wrestling Club

  • NOVA has already started their spring Freestyle and Greco Roman program, working out at Madison HS Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7 to 8:30PM.  Head Coach Mike Bowman wrestled at Langley, placed at Fargo Nationals in High School, and wrestled at VMI. 
  • If your wrestler enjoyed our Firebirds winter season and is interested in continuing with the sport and competing at a higher level we definitely encourage you to participate.  NOVA is a great program and will give your wrestler an opportunity to get out on the mat and compete in tournaments, even if they're participating in other activities.
  • NOVA is not officially affiliated with VYI and has separate fees and registration.  Please go to their website for more information ( or reach out to Tanner Sewell ( 


Ankle Biters Program

  • Phil Cronin (former head coach at Marshall HS and Chantilly HS) has started a program for young wrestlers from 5 to 9 years old.  The kids should be 45-75 pounds and have no more than 3 years experience. 
  • They are practicing at Madison HS on Wednesdays from 6-7PM.
  • Focus is on fun, agility, basic techniques, and drilling.
  • ​I'll post contact info as soon as I've got it!


Camps and Tournaments

There will be a lot of camps and tournaments this summer.  We'll post them here and send out periodic reminders.



Our Vienna Firebirds club has become the preeminent program in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF), producing dozens of regional champions and high school varsity wrestlers.  


Our goal is to teach and encourage a love for the sport of wrestling - the oldest sport in the world. Wrestling teaches a mental and physical discipline unlike any other sport and establishes character traits and skills that are applicable to all aspects of life and which extend well beyond the years spent on the wrestling mat.


We will be sending out additional information throughout the year and schedule an open house for interested families sometime in September or October.  Hope to see you on the mat!


We’re excited about the growth of wrestling throughout Northern Virginia and hope that you will join us.  If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact VYI Wrestling Commissioner Bob Allen (



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