Ark City
Takedown Club

"A Winning Tradition Since 1970"




Important Information for Wrestlers

Information for the Week of December 19th
Practice Schedule:
Monday, Dec. 19
6:00 – 7:00 Inter. – Rec
6:00 – 7:30 Adv. – HS
Tuesday, Dec. 20
6:00 – 7:00 Inter. – Rec
6:00 – 7:30 Adv. – HS
No practice for Inter. or Adv. Thursday, December 22
Have a Wonderful Christmas
Practice Schedule for the following week will be announced

Tournament Schedule:
Dec 31
Valley Center – Open Round Robin
Entry Deadline – Thursday, December 29

Jan 1
Valley Center – Novice Round Robin
Entry Deadline – Thursday, December 29

Jan 6-7
Entry Deadline – Tuesday, December 27

Jan 7
Kansas Young Guns – Open
Entry Deadline – Tuesday, January 3rd

Jan 8
Kansas Young Guns – Novice
Entry Deadline – Tuesday, January 3rd 

Tournament Placers
Derby Open
Talon Verbeck 1st, Trig Tennant 1st, Tucker Verbeck 2nd, Cameron Cartagena 1st, Traven Hutton 2nd, Kolby Quint 3rd, Hunter Chase 2nd, Santiago Castillo 4th, Jevin Foust 4th, Wyatt Bahm 4th, Shadrick Bruce 4th

Derby Novice
Matthew Colston 1st, Brecken Graham 1st, Exavier Martin 2nd, Talen Daily 2nd, Landon Bedolla 2nd, Wyatt Paton 2nd, Nate Munson 2nd, Francis Abrams 3rd, Brody Stoner 4th, Pheonix Marsh 4th, Conner Minson 4th, Devin Watts 4th, Gary Ferguson 4th


Upcoming Wrestling Deadlines:

Scotty Mac's "Battle on the Border" Open Division, Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Ark City Novice Tournament, Sunday, December 11th, 2016


Sign-up Fees, Membership, Dues, and More



Beginners/Pre-School Wrestlers:

Registration starts October 1st

Practice Start Date: November 1st

Practice Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Practice Time: 5:30-6:30pm
(Could possibly split the class depending upon the number of
participants. In that case, we would add a 6:30-7:30pm class.)

Practice Location: Ark City Rec Center Wrestling Room

Cost: $20 per wrestler/ Family Discount, additional children $15


Intermediate Wrestlers:

Registration Starts: October 1st

Practice Start Date: November 1st

Practice Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Practice Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Practice Location: Ark City Middle School

Cost: $30 Registration Fee, plus $37 USA Card


Advanced (Middle School) Wrestlers:

Registration Starts: October 1st

Practice Start Date: November 1st

Practice Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Practice Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Practice Location: Ark City High School Wrestling Room

Cost: $30 Registration Fee, plus $37 USA Card




General Information:

Singlets:  Team singlets can be purchased or rented. ALL rented club singlets are to be returned clean when your wrestler finishes the season or by the end of the year banquet.  This is the largest expense to our club.  Every wrestler WILL check-in their singlet at the end of the season.  Machine wash the singlet on “COLD” then hang up to dry.  DO NOT put the singlet in a dryer. Singlet Contract for Wrestlers and Parents.

Singlets at Tournaments: Wrestlers may wear a singlet of their choice until they advance to a medal round. An Ark City Takedown Club singlet must be worn during medal rounds.  

Warm-ups:  Cradle Gear - information handed out upon registration.

Club Team T-Shirts & Hoodies:  Order forms will be handed out on the first day of practice.

Beginners Tournament: Sunday, December 4th.

This Beginners Practice Tournament is held in the Wrestling Room at the Rec. Center.  All wrestlers in the Beginners class will receive a medal at this tournament.  

We are also encouraging all beginning wrestlers to participate in the Ark City Takedown Club NOVICE tournament on Sunday Dec. 11th at the Ark City High School.  The tournament starts at 10am.  The entry fee for the tournament is paid for by the club.  As part of the Takedown Club, each wrestler must have one family member willing to volunteer to help run our tournament on either Saturday, Dec. 10th for the OPEN classes or Sunday Dec. 11th for the NOVICE. 
In order to wrestle in ANY tournament (other than the in-house Beginner's practice tournament), Wrestlers MUST have:

1.  Wrestling shoes (in which the laces are taped or secured by an existing flap on the shoe)
2.  Headgear (mandatory for all tournaments in Kansas.  Make sure to take the time to fit them properly.)
3.  Singlet ( T-shirts and shorts are not permitted at tournaments.) 


Please regularly check the Club News section of the website and the bulletin board at the Rec Center for important information, upcoming tournaments and registration deadlines.

Weekly newsletters are available online.

For more information please contact: The Ark City Takedown Club
or contact the Ark City Recreation Center
225 E. 5th Avenue, Arkansas City, KS 67005 (620) 441-4300