The Mid-Coast Wrestling Club is about to begin another session of its longstanding program. Boys and girls in kindergarten through fourth grade may participate and competition is separated by age and weight.

The program, held in the Camden-Rockport Middle School gymnasium, will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21 and running through April.

The cost is $25 per child.

MCWC youth wrestling offers a fun, easy and affordable opportunity for area youth to try the sport. It also is a positive way for children to burn the energy that sometimes gets bottled up during the short days of winter.

Camden-Rockport Elementary School students will be able to take bus #7 or bus #14 from CRES after school and arrive at CRMS around 3:30 p.m.

Participants may choose to attend, with the club, numerous youth tournaments around the state. The tourneys usually are on Sundays.

Wrestling shoes and headgear will be required equipment after the first two weeks of practice. The program does have gear wrestlers can borrow.

No experience is necessary.

For more information, contact Dwight Collins by phone at 322-9751 or email him at or Aaron Henderson at 236-6178 or at or

"Wrestling is a safe sport that kids of all shapes and sizes can be successful in," Collins said.