Our Youth Coaching Philosophy

Canton’s youth wrestling program believes in the development and installment of wrestling skills and teams starting at a young age. We have passionate coaches who have been raised through our programs of tradition. We’re excited to have you a part of this journey.

Wrestling provides real-life experiences that build and strengthen the following characteristics:

  • Self-reliance
  • Mental toughness
  • Work ethic
  • Competitive spirit
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline
  • Goal orientation
  • Confidence
  • Positive self-esteem

The Coaches

Dillon Swanson

Youth Wrestling Coach (2020-Present)

2008 Graduate of Canton High School

2008 State ‘A’ Champion

Cullen Rutten

Youth Wrestling Coach (2020-Present)

2020 Graduate of Canton High School

2020 State ‘B’ Champion

Brandon Jarman

Youth Wrestling Coach (2015-Present)

Graduate of Canton High School

Kelly Cawthorne

Youth Wrestling Coach (2022)

Graduate of Harrisburg High School

Parent Information

Online registration is CLOSED for youth wrestling. Contact us for more information.

Youth Wrestling Handbook

Practice Times


Schedule for Season:
Mondays: K-2nd Grade: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
3rd – 6th grade: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Wedensday: 3rd – 6th Grade: 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Thursday: K-2nd Grade: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
3rd – 6th Grade: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

(Wednesday practices will be more towards live wrestling and intense drilling. If your child is a K-2nd grade wrestler and is going to come in, not be a distraction, and wants to get a 3rd practice in each week we would love to have them!)

Upcoming Youth Wrestling Tournaments

Click below to view Youth Wrestling Tournament information.