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Congratulations Johnny Curtis! Thank you for all you do for the sport of wrestling and the impact you have on the lives of the wrestlers.

An episode at Fairfax High School in 1988 prefigured the grit and resilience of Johnny Curtis. Ranked #1 statewide before districts, he tore his ACL, typically a season-ender.

Instead, Johnny consulted a well-known specialist, slapped on a state-of-the-art knee brace, beat some good wrestlers, and qualified for states. Before every match that month, he would consult the Old Testament advice to Joshua: “Be strong, and of a good courage.”

After a red-shirt rehab at George Mason University, he took advantage of all that hard work could grant him, finishing as a two-time NCAA All-American for the Patriots (seventh and eighth place).

After high school and college, most wrestlers step back from combat and serve the sport through coaching, officiating, or volunteering. For Johnny however, the period from 1993 to 2000 was his exploration of all possibilities.

He learned much from his mentor Dave Schultz at the pre-eminent Foxcatcher program; he made the US National Team and qualified for the Olympic trials in 1996; he toured the world with the Christian group Athletes in Action, combining charity with competition... but his boldest venture was professional fighting, begun with MMA (mixed martial arts) in his late 30s.

His local following loved it; because of his tree-maintenance business, Freedom Tree Service, his sobriquet was “Treeman,” perfect to describe his height and arm length.

All this while, he was building a life that included wife Karen, the business, and five kids (River, Beau, Callie, Addie, and Willow). As his body began to express reluctance at the constant pounding, he switched readily to informal coaching stints, first for Mason, then for the Capitol Area Wrestling League CAWL, and finally, the Marauders, a youth team in the area of his sons’ high school, Battlefield High School in Prince William County).

His boys took eagerly to their dad’s sport, winning six state titles between them. His commitment reached a memorable peak when, with admiring press coverage, he created on his property a purpose-built wrestling facility, thrown open to all comers.

Johnny’s mission, throughout all his adventures, has been to build character in young people. His strong Christianity, preached and practiced, lends him the ecumenical messages of hope, fortitude, and caring that he shares with his charges. Last year, he was inducted as an inaugural member (with VA Hall-of-Famer Mike Moyer) in the George Mason Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Fairfax High School Athletic Department, FFX Wrestling, George Mason Wrestling, Battlefield Wrestling, Fairfax City Patch, Fairfax County Times, Prince William Times


Join us at the champions breakfast at the 4A,5A and 6A state tournament. Details on the flyer.

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New spirit wear for this season! Love God, Love People, Wrestle Tough. Thank you rapid fire ink for the apparel.

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Great tournament today at TOP of the podium. Good to see teammates cheering each other on!

Photos from FCA Nova Wrestling's post 12/27/2023

Great to have the Cardinale brothers at practice tonight leading practice. Good combined practice with the Haymarket Hurricanes.

Photos from FCA Nova Wrestling's post 11/08/2023

Great first practice!


Johnny used FCA wrestler for his example at Fight Church this evening. Great message on remaining thankful and joyful in the Lord in good and bad times.


Season starts this Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30! If you haven't signed up yet and want to join, please visit our site https://novafcawrestling.org/prince-william-wrestling to register! Message if you have any questions.


Great preseason! Good luck to these wrestlers as they enter this Winter season.

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The preseason is right around the corner and we will be having practices at Gainesville High School starting September 7th, we will have practice every Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm. Registration will be out soon. Champions are built in the off season!


Fight Church this sunday Aug 6th, 3:30-5 at Park Valley Church in Haymarket, Va. Spiritual training for the athletically minded.

Photos from FCA Nova Wrestling's post 07/28/2023

Great to meet and talk to some of the VA college coaches at the FCA Champions Dinner.

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FCA wrestling has a Bible study “The Life of David” in the youversion Bible app. Great resource and free.


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