RuFF Wrestling

RuFF Wrestling

RuFF Wrestling is a 501(c)(3) organization, that offers both youth and middle school/high school wrestling programs to male and female athletes.

Our main goal is to promote the sport of wrestling at the highest level through instruction and competition. We want to create a buzz for the sport of wrestling throughout Ashburn and beyond. Smart hard wrestling is essential and the priority. Be efficient and effective in top wrestling, bottom wrestling and on your feet. Gaining an edge is about building strong minds and bodies. We will do this by having a vision and communicating the vision through spoken words and in deeds (actions). Make the vision contagious to your teammates. Make the aim of the program about reaching high levels of success!

Click here to support Fargo Wrestling Tournament organized by Sam Bollman I am raising money in order to compete at the Fargo Junior Cadet National Tournament.

Click here to support Help me get to Wrerstling Nationals in Fargo organized by Julianna Burkett-Erice Hi my name is Julianna Burkett-Erice, Juli for short. I am raising money to help pay for my trip to the Cadet/Junior Wrestling Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota. I currently wrestle for Riverside High School in Leesburg, Virginia and I am a Freshman. I qualified for the Virginia National Team b...


Greco Training opportunity for all.

Come out to Riverbend High School on Saturday, May 11th for the Greco ODP.

True Wrestling Insider

A great read. All parents of young athletes should read this.

Wrestle Like A Girl


Watch the United States men's freestyle World team live for free this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Trackwrestling as it competes in Turkey at the Yasar Dogu.

No wrestling experience? No problem for Junior finalist from... FARGO—There have been stories in the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet national championships over the years that made your head spin with drama. Then there's the curious case of Christian Tanefeu of Bismarck.He made the championship match in the Junior Greco-Roman division Friday, July 20, at the Fa...

Technique Clinic - July 9 thru July 20. 6 Sessions - M, W, F 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Registration limited to first 20. Cost $50. Proceeds donated to Ruff Wrestling a 501(c)(3). Register

VAWA (Virginia Wrestling Association)

Don't miss this day until it happens
3 Olympic Gold Medals 🏆
9 World Gold Medals 🥇
6 European Gold Medals 🏅
UWW Hall of Fame Inductees 🤼‍♂️
1 opportunity
Join us this Saturday as we welcome two of the most dominant wrestlers the world’s ever seen!
For more info/complete camp details go to:

Please support the 2017 Riverside HS Wrestling Challenge!

Great school needs your help! If you got something a little extra in your pocket, please give. Thank you. Visit the Riverside HS Wrestling campaign page and make a tax-deductible donation.

Anyone got a youth team interested?

Teams Needed for the CAWL Star Duals. If interested please contact the tournament director at [email protected].

Capitol Area Wrestling League CAWL

Any clubs in the Virginia, Maryland and DC area.

Calling any wrestling club in or out of the CAWL. The CAWL Star Duals are on December 17, 2017 at Hayfield Secondary School. We are looking for a few more teams, if interested please contact tournament director @ [email protected]

Capitol Area Wrestling League CAWL

Save the date.....
The 2017 Pre-CAWL tournament will be held at McDonogh School in Baltimore County, MD. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The tournament will feature wrestlers in age groupes Kindrgarten - 8th grade. There are three divisions; open, novice, and introducing a girls only division. Please stay tuned for tournamnet entry information.

Capitol Area Wrestling League CAWL

Great news for a great league..

Wanted to tell everyone some exciting news. During the CAWL Fall meeting, our treasurer Aubrey Burkett made a motion to add a girls only division at the Pre-CAWL and at the CAWL final. I'm proud to announce that the motion passed. Stay tuned for more details about the tournament. #wrestlelikeagirl

This Saturday, 2pm Tuscarora HS in Leesburg.

Lyon College Athletics

Lyon College student-athletes stand up against Sexual Assault and Harassment as part of the It's On Us Campaign.

Robby Smith defeats Erikson for spot on Team US - Universal Sports

Who's planning to attend the clinic tomorrow? The CAWL is launching it's Freestyle/Greco division and the first clinician is Robbi Smith. The clinic cost $20, it's from 10 am - 3 pm at Hayfield Secondary School. Hope you can make it, it'll be a great opportunity to learn from an Olympian.
Here is a video of Robbi Smith. 2014, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, US World Team Trials, In the Men's 130kg Greco-Roman Wrestling, Current US champ Robby Smit...

Girls only clinic this weekend at Riverside High School. No cost to participate. Please RSVP


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How do college wrestling coaches view Fargo?

If your serious about getting to the next level...this is a good read. How do college wrestling coaches view Fargo?

[04/11/16]   Great job to Trey and Drew who competed this past weekend at the NoVA 1st Freestyle and Greco Tournament of the season. Trey placed 2nd in both Freestyle and Greco, and Drew placed 3rd in both Freestyle and Greco. Considering that Drew is new to the style, he did amazing. It will be exciting to watch him grow in the Olympic Styles of wrestling. Trey as a freshman did not compete during the Folkstyle season because of an injury, showed up in great form. We hope to bring out more of our club members to the next tournament. If you interested in competing, please let Coach Matt know.

[03/14/16]   Practice Tuesday's and Thursday's at Riverside High School in Leesburg, VA. At 6pm. Come on out and learn freestyle and Greco. USA Wrestling members welcome.

RUFF Ranger Program | Ranger Wrestling Club The Ruff Wrestling club is for wrestlers to gain knowledge and abilities in the international styles of wrestling. These styles are also referred to as the Olympic styles of wrestling that include Freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Old Dominion Wrestling

Great technique to add to your tool box

#FlashBackFriday to some never before seen, high quality technique from some ODU wrestling alumni! #ODUWREST #ManeFocus #ODUSports

Three former members of Ruff a wrestling club are competing for first at the Loudoun County Championships! Good skill guys..

[10/21/15]   Kendall Cross, NCAA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist will be in our area this weekend. He is running a clinic at Episcopal HS in Alexandria Friday evening. I know that is a haul on Friday, but it will be worth it. Kendall is the real deal. A link to the event details is below.

Free clinic with Jake Herbert and Andy Hrovat Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

Click here to support Support for Noah Roberts & family by Katie Britton NOAH'S STORY: Noah Roberts, age 3, was enjoying the summer in International Falls, Minnesota, when a chain of events started him on an unexpected adventure. He fell and hit his head while riding his bike. His parents suspected a concussion, but an MRI at a local hospital revealed something even...

Iowa Style Wrestling Camp 2015

This past weekend Ruff Wrestling partnered up with Top of the Podium to bring back for the 3rd year the Iowa Style Wrestling Camp. Here are some photos with Mike Evans, 3x All-American, showing his arm bar series.

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

Early bird discounts for IOWA STYLE camp expire tomorrow (mon) night!

That time of the year again....

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

For you last minute people, it's not too late :-) We have a few spots remaining for the great Wade Schalles' Pinning Camp which begins on Monday. 4 days of outstanding instruction. Wade will be assisted by NCAA All-American Chris Marshall and several talented high school wrestlers. Come be part of history by attending TOP's first ever summer camp! Even better, come learn how to pin opponents in exciting ways.


The Backstep....

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

Coach Matt is also a coach for Ruff Wrestling. Come to practice and learn how to throw.

Top Dawgs Coach Matt Burkett-Erice demonstrates a throw at freestyle/Greco club tonight

Sign up now...Iowa style camp.

Summer wrestlers make Winter Champions....

We have some fantastic camps this summer! Some of these sessions may fill up, so don't wait too long to register

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

Reminder: Tony Robie of Virginia Tech at TOP tomorrow (monday) night from 6-7:30 to teach his favorite tilts. Register online for $19 or $25 at the door. Virginia Tech is a Top 10 Div 1 team!

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

Great opportunity for personal interaction with one of Virginia's great coaches. Clinic 6:30-8:00 and immediately followed by Steve's personal testimony. Only $19 online; $25 at the door. High school wrestlers, in particular, this is a no-brainer!

All RuFF team members are free...if your not going to a tournament, get some wrestling in.

This Sunday, Mike Bunn (former Edinboro wrestler) will lead the wrestlers from 1-3. Open Mat from 12-1 and 3-4. This isn't a technique session----it's live wrestling and drilling! $15 at door. You can also buy punch cards to get discounts. Either way, this is a great way to wrestle different people without spending all day at tourneys to get a couple of bouts.

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center

If anyone wants to help out while Tom is down let us know. Thanks in advance.

As some of you know, I (Tom) will be getting major shoulder surgery on Thursday. As I'm here today cleaning mats, bathrooms, bleachers, etc., it suddenly occurred to me that I can't do this starting Thursday! I imagine coaches will be willing to clean mats after practice. But if you live in the area (or are attending these practices) and want to help our nonprofit and the coaches of the spring activities, send me a message. It's all volunteer work, but it's for a good cause :-) It can be weekly, certain days only---whatever works for you. Thanks.

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Another clip of Clarissa breaking down the arm throw.

Clarissa Chun explains further about the arm throw, tweaking the differences.

Clarissa Chun Arm Throw

A clip of Clarissa explaining the arm throw.

A clip of Clarissa Chun explaining the arm throw. Some of the great key points she made were, hips lower than opponent, explode through shoulder not bend ove...

RuFF Wrestling and Top of the Podium Wrestling Center would like to thank Clarissa Chun for a great clinic. Leg laces, arm throws and "the old man cradle". Awesome time with a great wrestler, athlete and woman. We will add more pictures soon.

[04/11/15]   Hope to see you tomorrow at the Clarissa Chun clinic. First session is at 10am...everyone is invited. Registrations available at the door.

Not to late...

Joe Russell tonight at 7 pm. Only $19 if you register online. $25 at the door. See you there!

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