"The Zoo welcomes you to the jungle..."

"The 1st period is won by the best technician... The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape... The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."  -Dan Gable

Welcome to the Upper Merion Youth Wrestling home page!
It's wrestling season and registration is now open! 
Wrestling season begins November 21st and ends in March of 2018. Practice session will be held from 6pm - 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first six sessions of the regular season will consist of our wrestling clinic for new wrestlers.  
The Upper Merion Youth Wrestling Association (UMYWA) is a non-profit organization, which has been in existence for over 40 years.  The wrestling club was formed with the purpose of introducing our communities youth into the sport of wrestling.  Over the years, the club has inspired many of its club members to continue to pursue the sport of wrestling throughout high school and beyond.   Many of those who have excelled in this sport, credit the youth program for their success.  

The UMYWA is committed to building a successful wrestling program, by instilling each of the following core elements within each athlete:   

  • Technical Skills - The appropriate level of skills are taught to each athlete as they progress through their development.  
  • Mental Toughness - We work to build a strong sense of confidence within each athlete, to carry with them both on and off the mat.  
  • Strong Physical Fitness - Is an important part of being a wrestler, and we encourage each athlete to continue to maintain their fitness post season, for their own well being.   
  • Good Sportmanship - Is promoted on the part of the athletes,  parents, and coaches. 
  • Have Fun - We strive to make it an enjoyable environment, as we work to balance the learning experience at the same time.  

 Please call Bob Wochele at 484-868-5636 for emergencies and cancellations.


UM Middle School is located at:                      UM High School is located at:

450 Keebler Rd.                                                              435 Crossfield Road

King of Prussia, PA 19406                                    King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone (610) 205-8800                                            Phone: (610) 205-3800

Fax (610) 205-8999                                                     Fax: (610) 205-3993


Link to the ICWL Web Page