A Kingston Tradition Since 1987

About Kingston and Area Olympic Wrestling Club

KWC was formed in 1987 by Tom Mastantuono, Karl and JoAnn Niemann, Ortenzio Vecchio and a group of parents and volunteers who wanted to make sure that the sport of Olympic Wrestling in all its forms had a home in the Kingston Area.

Our History.

Since 1987, KWC has offered high quality year round athletic programming, training opportunities, and competitions throughout Canada and the United States. Since 1987, KWC has also been hosting the Bill McLeod Memorial Wrestling Tournament, in partnership with Regiopolis Notre-Dame Catholic Highschool. This event, held in honor of a dear friend and teammate, has become one of the premier wrestling tournaments in our region and allows our local athletes to showcase their talents at home. In the past, we have relied on the generosity of area high schools and churches for time and space to run our programs.

This upcoming season sees our club moving to a new home with the Kingston Boys and Girls Club. The coaches, parents, and athletes of KWC believe in the value of hard work and competition. We are constantly looking to improve ourselves and the programs offered, and are always looking for new members of like mind. Our club has consistently been producing Provincial and National Champions at every level since its inception and we know that we are about to enter into an exciting new era of wrestling in the Kingston Area.

Meet The KWC Team

Our Wrestling Coaches

Technical Director / Head Coach

Marcus Niemann

About Coach Marcus

Marcus began wrestling in 1984 under Tom Mastantuono and began coaching young athletes in 1987 in the KWC inaugural youth wrestling program. Marcus has been a teacher and coach at Regiopolis Notre-Dame Catholic High School since 2001. Marcus loves the constant evolution of the sport of wrestling and the physical demands it places on its athletes.

About Coach Ashley

Ashley is also a graduate of Regiopolis Notre-Dame and has been involved in wrestling for almost 20 years. Ashley works as a Nurse at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. Ashley loves wrestling’s inclusiveness and believes it is a great tool for building strong character in our youth as they become young adults. Organized and passionate, Ashley has been the driving force behind KWC since 2007 and is the proud mother of two wrestlers.

Club Coach / Administrator

Ashley Niemann

Junior Program Head Coach

Jason Howes

About Coach Jason

Jason is a small business owner in the Kingston area, and graduated with a degree in Economics from Queen’s University in 2008. Jason was a member of the Varsity wrestling team during his time at Queen’s University, and has been involved with wrestling both as an athlete and a coach for over 14 years. Jason has a passion for the sport and enjoys introducing the sport to new participants. Jason believes that due to his experiences in the sport of wrestling, it has helped him in his career and life in general. He is looking forward to passing along his knowledge and experience to the next generation of wrestlers. Jason’s three children are actively involved in our Junior Youth Program.

Interested in Becoming A Coach?

We are always looking for new or existing members who are interested in coaching at any level. Coaching is about dedication and commitment. If you think you would like to become a coach at KWC and would like a new challenge, contact us for more information.