The 2019/20 wrestling season is almost upon us. If you are interested in joining the premier wrestling club in Northern Illinois, please go to our registration page and following our step by step instructions.


3 weeks ago

Parents, new this year. We will be opening the room two nights a week through October. Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm we will be having open mats/pre season wrestling. These will be better suited to wrestlers with experience as we will be going right into wrestling based on what has been taught in the past in our room. It will be a faster pace and help those who are preparing for preseason tournaments.

In order to take advantage you must have a USA Wrestling card. No exceptions.

3 weeks ago

Parents, please read these words by Jordan Burroughs. He may go down as the best wrestler of this current generation and one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time. Even the best have bad days or finish a tournament lower than they expected to finish. He picks himself up, ties his shoes back up, and gets back to work chasing his goals. Our young wrestlers need us to be there to help pick them up and refocus them. Let go of whats done and point them back in the direction of their goals!! It takes a community, or better yet, it takes a family to develop these young champions!

This sport is unforgiving. There’s an especially small margin of error at the highest level of athletics. The difference between gold and bronze is razor thin. I’m talking 1.3 seconds thin.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve countlessly replayed the last few seconds of my World Championships Semifinal, and obsessed over how any series of different movements on my behalf could have changed the outcome.

It’s maddening.

But the most difficult part is when you finally settle back into reality and come to the sobering realization that there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.

Yet I don’t consider this weekend a failure. What it truly is, is another stinging opportunity for growth.

There’s tragedy and beauty in just missing out on a goal.

The tragedy is that you’ve failed to accomplish something you set out to do.

The beauty is that what you’ve missed out on may have never been intended for you.

So I get back up, dust myself off once again and keep trying. Because that’s what winners do.

Falling short of my goals in dramatic fashion two years in a row is difficult and confusing. But it’s also been revealing. I’m learning more about who I am, and getting closer to who I’m destined to become.

I’m not done. I’ll get better. I’ll be back. My goals are still intact. It’s just going to take a little longer than planned to get to them.

What many may perceive as the end of an era, is only the beginning of a new chapter — one yet to be written.

I guess third in the word ain’t so bad. Because no matter where I stand on the podium, I’ll always operate with pride and dignity.

No victory can define me, and no defeat can defile me. I am who I am when I enter the arena, and I remain that same man when I exit. Champ or not.

So even with a bronze, I hold my head high, because seeing gold is a mentality, not just a place on the podium. Stay gold my friends.


📸 Tony C Rotundo

3 weeks ago
2019/20 Lakeland Predators Registration » Lakeland Predators Wrestling Club

Registration is up and running at https://www.lakelandpredators.com/event/lakeland-predators/

We will cap it once we reach 100 paid wrestlers. Get registered and send in your payment along with your signed IKWF form to make sure you are participating this year.

Our singlet store is open as well at https://www.barbarianapparel.com/teamstores/Lakeland-Predators-c31579016

Make sure you measure according to their size chart. Always go up a size at least. These are made to order and cannot be returned or exchanged. MEASURE!!

Registration information for the 2018-2019 season. Please answer all questions as complete as possible. This information is important contact information needed by the club. This information will not be shared with anyone and is only visible to the Board of Directors. Medical information may be shar...

4 weeks ago
Spartan Wrestling Club - Johnsburg, Ill.

Open mat in Johnsburg tomorrow night - Predator coaches will be in attendance helping out. Be there!

** all wrestlers must have a renewed USA wrestling card**

Open mat tomorrow at 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Spartan Room. See ya there!

1 month ago

Live action of one of very own on the football field. Watch the middle linebacker in black change elevations and shoot on the legs!! #swanyisawrestlertoo #wrestlersplayingfootball

1 month ago
Photos from Lakeland Predators Wrestling Club of Antioch Illinois's post

The season is almost here! Now is the time to tell your friends how wrestling has helped in your other sports! Registration is open at lakelandpredators.com

1 month ago
Spartan Wrestling Club - Johnsburg, Ill.

If you have your USA card come out to Wilmot and start getting ready for the upcoming season with our friends to the North. Predator coaches will be there to help out.

Open mats tomorrow will be held at Wilmont High School from 5:30-7:00 pm

11112 308th Ave, Wilmot, WI 53192

Go around the back of the school and enter through the north entrance. Wrestling room is on the second floor.

This is an open / collaborative environment but you must have an updated USA Wrestlng card and a willingness to put in the effort! See you tomorrow night!

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

If you have the dream, desire, and vision get yourself registered for this season! Registration is up and running at lakelandpredators.com!!

1 month ago
Wrestling Spirit - No Excuses - Motivational Video

https://youtu.be/ttE6UqNivJs Chills!! Anyone else as pumped as me for the season to start!

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1 month ago
Buffalo Bills Sean McDermott: "Wrestling helped shape my life"

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is a two-time national prep school wrestling champion. McDermott discusses his wrestling experience with Bob Koshinsk...

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The Lakeland Predators Wrestling Club was founded in 1978 in an effort to give as many local grade school aged kids as possible the opportunity to wrestle. Based at Antioch Community High School, we are convenient to families in the Chain of Lakes region in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. We strive to be flexible, low maintenance and affordable. With a focus on sportsmanship- we teach kids to wrestle, work hard, and have fun while providing competitive opportunities for both inexperienced and experienced wrestlers. We are members of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation and our club members are carded by USA Wrestling.