Reminder:  There is no practice on Monday, October 14th at Robinson H.S., due to the Columbus Day Holiday.  See for the practice schedule.

Written on October 13th, 2013 , CAWL, NVWF

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Written on October 7th, 2013 , CAWL, Featured

To get the pre-season started we will begin CAWL Pre-Season practices starting next week on Monday 9/30/2013 at Robinson Secondary School from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. The practices will help wrestlers become familiar with the CAWL program as well as prepare for the upcoming season. These practices are open to new and returning CAWL wrestlers. This will also be an opportunity to discuss or answer any administrative questions about the Bandits program, see Coach Salguero.

Additionally Coach Hazard is opening up the high school pre-season practices to returning CAWL wrestlers on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:00PM to 6:30PM. This will be a good opportunity for experienced wrestlers to get exposure into a top wrestling program; practices will be coached by Robinson’s Coach, Bryan Hazard.

Register for the CAWL 2013-2014 wrestling season today!!!!

Registration & Fee information =>

Online Registration =>

Written on September 25th, 2013 , CAWL, Featured

It’s time!! Football is well underway and another wrestling season is around the corner. This note is going out to all families who have registered for email newsletter or participated in last years Bandits Federation or CAWL programs.

As always, our club is constantly evolving, so please read carefully if you plan to participate in the 2013-2014 season. Additionally, the best way to bring in new wrestlers is by word-of-mouth. If you know of other families who may be interested in joining our wrestling club please let them know and direct them to our website.

This note will cover the following:

1. Practices
2. Registration
3. Fee(s)
4. Communications


As in the past, the Bandits wrestling club remains focused on supporting multiple skill levels so young wrestlers can be in the right learning environment. Please read carefully and attend an early October practice to talk with coaches to find the right fit for your child.

NVWF Beginners and Intermediates (ages 5-10):

Head Coach: Chip Cochran

Coaches will lead this room for practices and NVWF tournaments. NVWF Beginner and Intermediate wrestlers will participate in the NVWF, practices will begin TBD. NVWF is an acronym for Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation. It is the equivalent of a recreation league geared towards new wrestlers. Visit the NVWF site for more details Weekend tournaments start in December and end by the first week in March. As always volunteer assistant coaches are needed to help during practicesand meets. Talk to Coach Cochran for more information.

CAWL Advanced (Ages 7-15):

Head Coach: Francisco Salguero

The CAWL Advanced Room will participate in CAWL dual meets and tournaments. CAWL is an acronym for Capital Area Wrestling League; it’s the equivalent of a travel team run similar to high school dual meet formats. Visit this site for more details CAWL team will also attend regional and nearby national tournaments throughout the season. Experienced wrestlers are encouraged to participate, if you are unsure of your child’s skill level, attend a practice for and ask coach for an evaluation.

Practice Locations

This year we will utilize three locations for practices, West Springfield HS, Robinson Secondary School and South County Secondary School.

James W. Robinson Secondary School (RSS)

5035 Sideburn Road

Fairfax, VA 22032

(703) 426-2100

West Springfield High School (WSHS)

6100 Rolling Rd

Springfield, VA 22152


South County Secondary Shool(SCSS)

8501 Silverbrook Rd

Lorton, VA 22079


CAWL Practices will be from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, official pre-season practice will begin tentatively Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Team Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Season Practice Schedule

NVWF Practices will be from 6:30PM to 8:00PM, official season practice will begin TBD.

CAWL Official season practice will begin Thursday, November 7, 2013.Practices will be from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

Team Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
NVWF TBD (last year M/W @ WSHS)


Registration deadline is November TBD, 2013. Registrations received after that date will have a $25 late fee. The Bandits Registration fee this year is $140 for both NVWF and CAWL participants. However, you MUST execute the appropriate registration process for the respective practice rooms. Each additional sibling’s registration fee will be $100.


Bandits NVWF Registration Link TBD

* Once the link is made available by NVWF it will be posted on our site, the NVWF link will prompt you to fill out information for the wrestler(s). If you’ve registered before and can not remember your password.
CAWL Intermediate/Advanced:

Follow this link to access our online CAWL Registration form.

CAWL Registration


  Description Cost
Bandits Only This is to register one wrestler with the Bandits or first sibling and no other NVWF team registration. The registrered wrestler is eligble for both NVWF and CAWL participatiuon from a fee perspective. Other league rules may apply for NVWF or CAWL participation. $140
Bandits Only Subsequent Sibling This is the fee per wresler with a sibling, the first registered sibling is $140 and then $100 per each subsequent sibling. The registrered wrestler is eligble for boith NVWF and CAWL participation from a fee perspective. Additional league rules may apply for NVWF or CAWL participation. $100 per additional wrestler
Other NVWF Team and Bandits CAWL This is the fee for wrestlers that are registered with a different NVWF team other than the bandits and have paid NVWF fee(s). $50 per wrestler
Bandits NVWF and CAWL There are no additional fees for Bandits NVWF wrestlers also participating on the CAWL team. Please consult with CAWL Team head coach for eligibility. Registration and fees must be paid when signing up for NVWF team. No Additional Fee

To complete registration after completing the online submission for both NVWF and/or CAWL, send a check for applicable fee(s) made payable to Bandits Wrestling to:

Bandits Wrestling
11214 Clara Barton Dr
Fairfax Station, VA 22039


Stay connected and informed!

We have expanded our electronic communication to include a social media with a Facebook Page (, and Twitter account (@BanditWrestling). Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter! you can also subscribe to any of our Email List.

We leverage email list capabilities through MailChimp, allowing us to send news and information to the Bandits Team, family, and friends. The service allows you to subscribe and unsubscribe from the email lists yourself. For more information visit our website at

Further information on NVWF practices, registration deadlines, ect. will be distributed when available and posted on the Bandits website. I look forward to a great season!

Tom Bruno


Bandits Wrestling

(703) 451-9338 Home

(703) 362-2403 Mobile

Written on September 10th, 2013 , CAWL, Featured, NVWF

Over the next few weeks we will posting and distributing information on pre-season practices,season practices, and registration. We have also expanded out social media capabilities. You can now find us on Facebook and Twitter! We are now also using mail chimp to safely send out information via email list,for more information go to Email Subscription page.

Written on September 7th, 2013 , CAWL, Featured, NVWF

September 13-14, 2013

Robinson Secondary School
5035 Sideburn Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032

Robinson is hosting a great training opportunity at Robinson Secondary. Erik Burnett was an NCAA All-American at Clarion and a 4 X Ohio State champion. He, however, is much more well known for his coach prowess!

His coaching results speak for themselves:
Last year (2013) alone, Coach Burnett trained 19 Ohio State finalists and 47 state place winners. He also has success at the NCAA levels coaching, in last year alone, 5 All-Americans and 10 NCAA qualifiers! He has also coached:

Logan Stieber 2 X NCAA Champion
Sheldon Thomas 2 X NCAA Champion
Dustin Kilgore NCAA Champion
Jake Percival NCAA Runner-up
Ryan Lang NCAA Runner-up
Lance Palmer NCAA Runner-up
Mark Angle NCAA All American
Hunter Stieber NCAA All American
Cam Tessari NCAA All American
Dan Mitcheff NCAA All American
Mike Kulzcycki NCAA All American
Gray Maynard NCAA All American & UFC
Nathan Tomasello 3x Fargo Champion


Written on September 6th, 2013 , Camps, CAWL, Featured


The following information is based on the current CAWL wrestling website, this is for 2013 Season. If you have questions or would like clarification please see the Coach Book.

The weights for the wrestling season are:
50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 122, 130, 145, 165, 200

MinimumAge Restriction:
The following apply to the weight classes listed, unless waived in writing by a parent or legal guardian.

    In the 95 pound weight class, a wrestler must be nine (9) or older on or before December 31

  • In the 100 & 105 pound weight classes, a wrestler must be ten (10) or older on or before December 31
  • In the 110 through 122 pound weight classes, a wrestler must be eleven (11) or older on or before December 31
  • In the 130 through 200 pound weight classes, a wrestler must be twelve (12) or older on or before December 31

In order for a wrestler to qualify for the CAWL Championship Tournament, they must meet the follow critira:

  • Weigh-in three (3) times at three (3) CAWL Sanctioned Dual Events
  • Make ‘SCRATCH’ Weight 2 of those 3 weigh-ins
  • ‘SCRATCH WEIGHT’ is defined as the sanctioned weight-class (e.g., 75 pounds is 75.4 in the CAWL)
  • If one (1) or more teams wrestles back-to-back (Saturday and Sunday), all wrestlers at the Sunday Dual Location get an additional one (1) pound
  • If a Daul Meet is held after practice cancellations due to weather, the Commissioner can give all wrestlers an additional pound (Doesn’t count as ‘SCRATCH WEIGHT’)
  • Each wrestler must compete in five (5) matches during the season at a CAWL Sanctioned Dual
  • Exhibition Matches count for ‘Weigh-ins’ and ‘Number of Matches’
  • A wrestler can only move one (1) weight class, either up or down, after his/her first weigh-in

Written on January 22nd, 2013 , CAWL

When: Sunday March 3, 2013

Hayfield Secondary School
7630 Telegraph Road
Alexandria VA

Weigh-ins: 7:30 AM
Wrestling Starts Time 9:00 AM on 8 Mats

Written on January 22nd, 2013 , CAWL, Featured, Tournaments

Congratulations to the Bandits who participated in the Bel Air Tournament. The Bandits took 7th out of a 30 team field with 8 wrestlers. The bandits had a champion, 2-runner ups, 2-third place finishers and a lot of good hard wrestling. Thanks to the coaches who spent their Saturday up in Bel Air.

Position Team Count Points
1 Fallston 21 249.0
2 McKim 26 176.0
3 Bel Air 24 167.5
4 Henlopen Hammers, DE 15 146.5
5 Oxford, PA 10 107.0
6 Rising Sun, MD 17 88.5
7 Bandits, VA 8 80.0
8 North Baltimore, MD 13 73.0
9 Aberdeen, MD 9 69.5
10 Perryville 10 65.0

Congratulations also to the Bandits who participated on the Northeast team in the Nationals Middle school duels. The Northeast all-stars went undefeated and won their pool. Outstanding effort by all Bandits.

Written on January 14th, 2013 , CAWL, Featured, Tournament Results

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Written on January 6th, 2013 , CAWL, Pictures

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