Welcome to Walton Wrestling! The purpose of our program is to promote excellence in wrestling and positively influence the lives of athletes in the Walton area communities by developing a commitment to wrestling. We promote sportsmanship, teamwork, skill building, physical conditioning, goal setting, a competitive spirit, hard work and a winning attitude.
Walton Wrestling is a strong community with a proud tradition. Our high school program has produced multiple State Champions and a multitude individual State Placers.
In 2022-2023, Walton won its second region title since 2020 and its 4th consecutive top 15 finish in State. We return most of our lineup with the addition of many freshman who have been in our Junior program. We look to reload and defend our Region Title and crack the top 10 in State.
Coach Turner is entering his 5th year as Head Coach at Walton High School. Coach Turner and his staff have won 2 Region Titles and led the team to 4 straight top 15 finishes at the State Tournament.
Coach Turner and his wife Rachel have been married for 6 years and have a 1 year old, Kenyon Turner.
Coach Francis is going into his 5th year as assistant coach at Walton. He was previously an assistant coach at Clarke Central in Athens, ga. He is the owner of Crossfit Dwala here in Marietta.
Coach Francis and his wife Corynne have two daughters and are expecting their third later this year.
Coach John Feilmeier has been with the Walton Wrestling Team since 2015. Coach Feilmeier is married to Tammy Feilmeier and they have a son Blake who was an outstanding swimmer at Walton (2016-2019). Coach Feilmeier was 1st Team All-State and played Division II football in Marshall, MN. Coach Feilmeier also won a State Championship and Runner-Up in Wrestling. He enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with friends.
Coach Woolwine is entering his 4th year of coaching. He is a graduate of Walton High School where he was a four year letterman on the wrestling team. He is also the Head Coach of the Junior Program where he started his career in the 7th grade. In his free time he is a member of the 777ero's. Coach Woolwine and his girlfriend Becky reside in Marietta.
Coach Gordon is entering his 2nd year as assistant coach. He is also the defensive coordinator for the Football team.
Coach Kinzler is entering her first season with the wrestling program. She is excited to start and build our girls program.
Register now for the 2023-24 season, which starts October 23, 2023.
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High School Head Coach - Dylan Turner
High School Asst. Coach - Jake Francis
High School Asst. Coach - John Feilmeier
High School Asst Coach - Thomas Woolwine
High School Asst Coach - Alan Gordon
President - Mark Rheaume
Treasurer - Scottye Davis
Vice President - Mary Necula
Secretary - Bex Mitchell
Board Member - Matt Steinhauser
Junior Program Directors -
Membership Recruitment -
Tournament Director - Matt Steinhauser
1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062, United States
Q: I AM A PARENT WHO DOES NOT HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH WRESLTING. HOW DO I LEARN ABOUT THE SPORT AND IF IT IS RIGHT FOR MY Wrestler?
A: No experience, no problem. We are here to help. Click here for a "Parent's Guide to Wrestling" by Bill Campbell
Q; WHAT ARE PRACTICES LIKE?
A: Practices involves warm-ups and stretching, technique, drilling technique, live wrestling. The goal of practice is to develop wrestling fundamentals in an enjoyable atmosphere where all Athletes can learn and reach their wrestling potential. All practices are closed practices to anyone outside the team.
Q: IS WRESTLING DANGEROUS?
A: Wrestling is very fun sport, but it is also a tough sport where bumps and bruises do occur. Wrestlers can briefly be put in uncomfortable positions while wrestling an opponent, but it is not very dangerous at all. In fact, most of the injuries suffered by wrestlers are not directly related to the sport itself, but to hygiene. These injuries / infections are completely avoidable through regular cleaning of the mats and the wrestler showering as soon as they get home from practice. Every now and then a wrestler may get a bloody lip or nose, but the practices and wrestling meets are all closely supervised, and overall very safe.
Q: WHAT SHOULD MY Wrestler WEAR TO WRESTLING PRACTICE?
A: Your Athlete should wear shorts, a t-shirt, wrestling shoes and head gear to practice. If you are new to the sport, please talk to the coaches before buying anything. Each wrestler will be given gear to wear and should try and represent Walton as much as possible
Q: WHO WILL MY Athlete BE WRESTLING WITH?
A: In practice, your child will wrestle with the kids closest to their age, weight and ability. We try to match age, experience and weight the best we can.
Q: IF PLAY A FALL SPORT, SUCH AS FOOTBALL, CAN I START LATE?
A: Yes! We have football players and other sport athletes on the team every year. We will always review the basics. You can start practice as soon as playoffs are over. But, if you can make it on a night off you should try. The more time on the mat the better.