Wrestling is a co-ed winter sport focusing on individual and team achievement, physical fitness, and nutrition. Combines speed, athleticism, strength and strategy.
● Improves self-discipline and confidence
● Builds body mass
● Boosts mental performance
● Cardiovascular health
● Increase speed, quickness and athleticism
Athletes grades 7 to 12 can compete at the varsity level. Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 can compete at the middle school level. Athletes compete in one of 14 weight classes ranging from 106 lbs. to 285 lbs.
At the helm of the program is longtime paraprofessional assistant football coach Chip Pride. Pride began coaching with the Aces in 1997 and brings with him a wealth of coaching and organizational experience.
Also on staff are longtime assistant football coaches Adam Flowers and Matt DeVault. Both men wrestled at Memorial High School in Indiana and have been longtime proponents of an Aces Wrestling program. In addition, Eric Dewig, former Daviess County High School varsity wrestling coach and Mater Dei wrestling alumni, brings years of experience in high school and youth wrestling. Rounding out the leadership team is Matt Allen, who has several years of coaching experience at the youth level of wrestling.
Team compete in up to 17 matches, Matches consist of home and away contests, as well as tournaments.
Matches occur on Thursday and Saturday. The typical scheduled includes:
- October – November: practices and scrimmage
- December: Three to four matches and two tournaments
- January: Four to six matches and two tournaments
- February: One or two matches, a tournament, and State tournament
5:30pm to 6:45pm – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from mid-October to October 31
4:45pm – 6:30pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in November, December, January, and February
Fridays be off or weigh in for Saturday matches
Off-Season Program Launch
Open Mat on Wednesdays in February and March from 5:30 to 6:45 in the OCHS Wrestling Room.
Coaches work with interested male and female athletes enrolled in the OCS school system grades 7 to 11. Sessions cover the fundamentals of the sport, training and techniques with open wrestling within weight class.
All participants must have on file a physical with the athletic office at OCHS / OMS. All participants work out in normal gym / workout clothes for open mat.
Wrestling shoes, and mouthpiece if athlete has braces. Headgear and uniforms provided by OCHS Wrestling.
Head Coach Chip Pride: 270-316-1233 / [email protected]
OCHS Athletic Director, Jason Morris: 270-684-3215