WHO WE ARE
Killingly Youth Wrestling was established in 1989. The objective of this club is to inspire and bring the youth in our community closer together through a common interest in sportsmanship, fair play, and fellowship. KYW is open to all children from surrounding areas, from age 4 and up.
Wrestling is the oldest and most intense sport ever played, requiring coordination, mental awareness, and real time planning. There are no excuses, and there is only one winner to every match. The sport allows each player to focus on him/herself. Players that enjoy wrestling enjoy challenging themselves and are rewarded by dedication, discipline and focus.
Wrestling gives kids a safe outlet for stored up energy and release of frustration needed for mental stability. Wrestling gives kids great tools for their future including: quick thinking, planning, multitasking, and self awareness.
This community program is doing wonders to help bolster the confidence of the children who participate.
Practices are held from December through February at the Killingly Public Schools Central Office Building on Westfield Ave in Danielson. More information can be found on the "Killingly Youth Wrestling" group page on Facebook.
Our Coaches are dedicated to helping our children reach their full potential. We provide motivation on and off the mat to ensure KYW wrestlers are champions in life. Our coaches have a blended background that includes: High School Wrestling and Coaching, Collegiate Wrestling and Judo. Our coaches also are involved with coaching other youth sports including football and baseball.
Coach Ron LaBeef is our Head Coach. He has been involved with Killingly Youth Wrestling since its was formed in 1989!
Dave Cathell is a coach and the Vice President of KYW. He is a former State Champion Wrestler.
Lee Turner wrestled for Killingly High School, assisted the high school wrestling team after graduating, and has been coaching youth sports for 20 years.
Cale Ferland is a coach and the President of KYW.
Our Board meets about twice per month during wrestling season. We encourage everyone to participate; please attend a meeting or see one of the members below if you would like to help improve our club!
Head Coach: Ron LaBeef
President/Coach: Cale Ferland
Vice President/Coach: Dave Cathell
Treasurer: Christy Ferland
Secretary: Kelley Nelligan
Fundraising Coordinator: Heather Comtois
Marketing Coordinator: Tim Jonasch
Member/Coach: Lee Turner
Member/Coach: Tim Zadora
Member/Coach: David Loomis
Member: Kelly Codding
Member: Mark Codding
Member: Shanna Steele
Member: Elvis Kuljancic
Member: Jason Ware
Member: Rachel Christie