Looking for a program to help increase your child's strength, flexibility and agility? Or a practice that prepares you for success and discipline in other sports? Wrestling is a great companion to football, martial arts and many more sports. The Eden Prairie Youth Wrestling program is for all youth (boys and girls) in Eden Prairie and its surrounding communities in Pre-K - 6th grade. It is geared for all levels of wrestlers but will focus on the fundamentals and fun of wrestling.
Eden Prairie Takedown Association
Jeff Wichern - JJ Trained Founder/Head Coach High School: Minneapolis Roosevelt. College: Augsburg, Minneapolis, MN. Jeff begins his sixth year as EP Youth Head Coach. As a high school wrestler, he had 133 career wins, was a 3-time State Qualifier and a 5-time Minneapolis City Conference Champion. He also made the Minnesota Cadet National Team and wrestled on 3 Section Finals teams. He was the "career wins leader" in Minneapolis public schools. As a coach, Wichern served as an assistant coach to Gopher great Billy Pierce at Edison High School. During this period, Wichern coached eight high school wrestlers to win state titles, fourteen wrestlers became state place winners and won five national titles and ten wrestlers became college All-Americans. Coach Wichern also served as a USA Team Coach for the Dapper River Classic in Pennsylvania. He has several years of experience in the Minneapolis Wrestling Club and Richfield/Edina Wrestling Club. In 2015 while coaching Eden Prairie, the team was ranked #10 in the country at Folkstyle MNUSA Nationals. Jeff's late father, Rodney Wichern, created the Minneapolis Wrestling Club which produced 7 state champions and 14 place winners in 10 years. During that time, Jeff also served as a personal coach to 4-time Minnesota HS State Champion Marcus Levesseur and State Champion Jafari Vanier.