About Olathe East Wrestling

  • Olathe East Wrestling is excited to cele­brate its 26th season and continue to build on the success we have already achieved. We strive to ensure our ath­letes find success in the athletic arena and, most importantly, become better students and stronger, well rounded indi­viduals. Our ultimate goal to see our ath­letes go out into society and become great employees, spouses, parents, and just overall good people. Our program promotes being a great teammate and has a good overall family-like atmos­phere.

    Our coaching staff is top notch with former collegiate athletes, former military, personal trainers and lovers of the sport. Over the past 25 years, Olathe East Wrestling has crowned 27 individu­al Sunflower League champions, 36 individual regional champions, and 41 individual state medal winners.

    We look forward to building on this success in the next 25 years and would love to have you be a part of it!

    Benefits of Wrestling

    Anybody Can Wrestle

    Wrestling doesn't discriminate. No matter your body type, height or weight, there is a place for you in wrestling. In some sports, only certain body types are able to succeed. In wres­tling, as long as you are tough and have the desire to win, nothing else matters. Weight classes ensure fairness amongst competitors, so you're never too small or too big to participate. There are no cuts in wrestling so as long as you have the de­sire to be a member of the team, that's where you belong.

    Self-Confidence

    When you wrestle, you can't rely on anyone but yourself. You have to be accountable for your own successes and failures. For this reason, wrestlers must be confident. From the onset, wrestlers learn to count on themselves, gaining confidence on and off the wrestling mat. Discipline. One of the most beneficial lessons a wrestler will learn is that this sport requires an in­ credible work ethic. Sometimes you have to do things that aren't that "fun" to reach your goals.

    Mental Toughness

    Wrestlers learn to be both physically and mentally tough. It takes a tremendous amount of toughness to pick yourself up off the mat when you're losing. You'll never be able to name a successful wrestler with a weak mind because, well , there isn't one.

    Sportsmanship

    People who have never wrestled have a hard time understand­ing how mentally and physically taxing it is on competitors. Because of this, wrestlers develop more than just a sense of respect for each other — they develop an admiration. They know how difficult it is to win. Opponents are always required to shake hands before and after each match. Nevertheless, it's not uncommon to see foes turn into friends after the final whis­tle blows. Matches often end with embraces, and sometimes the loser will even raise the winner's hand.

    Competitiveness

    Every sport teaches its athletes to be competitive. However, wrestling is different because your team essentially becomes your opponent. In order to stay on the team, you must survive the practices. In order to compete for the team, you'll need to beat everyone on your team who is in your weight class. To win in competition you need to train harder than your opponent. You need to want it more. No matter how you look at it, the odds are going to be stacked against you. Relax! You'll soon thrive on good competition.