Two Free Clinics

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That’s right. AWO has done it again. We are offering two free clinics run by 7x World Champion and legendary Brandon HS coach Russ Cozart and Olympic Gold Medalist Kendall Cross. We have created a new paradigm for funding clinics. Our goal is to create the most affordable opportunities for the most wrestlers possible. No wrestlers will have to pay to attend these clinics! Instead,your club makes a $50 donation (click here) to help cover some of the cost and every single member of that club attends both clinics for FREE!  For both events, you will need to show a valid AAU Membership Card with your club’s name on it for entry and insurance purposes. AAU cards will be available at the door.


October 23-24, 2015

In case you’re not familiar with Coach Russ Cozart and his impressive credentials, he is the legendary coach of Brandon High School in Brandon, Florida.  His team was featured in the ESPN Documentary “The Streak” which documented the Brandon Eagles record setting duals match win streak of 451-0 over 34 years.  He has coached many National Champions, countless All-Americans, and even an Olympian.

Coach Cozart is also personally an 11x National Champion and 7x World Veterans Champion (3x Runner-Up).

He is arguably the best high school coach of all time.

Trivia Question: Where did Coach Cozart wrestle in college?

What a great way to kick off the season.  This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Hayden Middle School
310 2nd Ave
Hayden, AL 35079

  • Friday Oct 23rd – High School High Intensity Camp
    Session I: 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday Oct 24th – Technique Camps (all ages welcome)
    Session I: 8am-1pm
    For the most updated information please visit our Events Page.

Trivia Answer:  Russ Cozart wrestled collegiately for Alabama!

Kendall Cross
Olympic Champion Clinic

AWO Kickoff Clinic and Tournament
November 7, 2015

This is Kendall Cross’s 1996 Olympic Gold Medal.

You know you want one.  He earned one.  Come find out from Kendall Cross himself how to get one of your own.

Kendall Cross is coming to kick off our season by hosting a pre-season youth clinic on Saturday November 7 from 9am-12pm. The clinic will be followed at 1pm by an AWO pre-season youth tournament hosted by Vicious Wrestling Academy.

Vicious Wrestling Academy
2244 North Road
Gardendale, AL 35071

  • 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist 57kg
  • 1989 NCAA Div I National Champion, OSU
  • 3x NCAA All-American
  • Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, inducted 2002
  • 3x US National Champion
  • Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler at the U. S. Nationals, 1992 and 1995
  • 1997 USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year
  • Espoir National and Espoir World Cup Champion, 1988
  • Bronze medal at Junior World Championships, 1986
  • World Cup Champion, 1997
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