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 Informational and sign-up meeting to be held tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, at the high school.


The former youth wrestling program ran successfully for many years in Perkins County, thanks to the work of many dedicated parents.

Perkins County High School Head Wrestling Coach Dean Friedel hopes to re-develop youth interest in the sport with a new program, Huskerland Wrestling, a statewide organization.

The purpose of Huskerland Wrestling is to advance the quality of amateur wrestling in the state of Nebraska. Its objective is to support the growth of youth wrestling in grades 3-8 through an annual state competition.

There is also the possibility of grades K-2 participating in local tournaments.

The program uses a folkstyle format, similar to what the junior high and high school students currently participate in.

Huskerland provides an introduction of the National Federation of High Schools rules and regulations to coaches and participants.

Modifications are made to these rules in consideration to the age and experience of the wrestlers.

The rules and modifications are supported throughout the entire Huskerland program. Membership clubs support these rules in competitions throughout the club season.

An informational meeting and sign-up will be held tonight (Thursday, Jan. 13) in the multipurpose room at the high school following the high school wrestling dual with Kimball.

The meeting is planned for approximately 8 p.m. but may begin earlier, depending on the conclusion of the dual.

Huskerland information, insurance, practices, coaching, uniforms and a host of other aspects of the program will be shared at the meeting.