Cleaview clinic to host two wrestlers from Princeton

Courtesy of Princeton University Athletics
Princeton wrestler Ty Whalen participated in Clearview Junior Wrestling as a youngster. He will be one of two instructors for the clinic, open to kids 7 years old and up.

Clearview Junior Wrestling will host a clinic on Saturday, May 11, with instruction from Princeton University wrestling team freshmen Ty Whalen and Kole Mulhauser.

The clinic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the wrestling program’s main building, behind the Mantua police station. It is open to those who are at bantam level and up, namely kids age 7 and older.

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“We have a great mix of ages already signed up, from 7 years old all the way to high school,” said wrestling program secretary Megan Battaglia. “This clinic is not just important to Clearview Junior Wrestling, but important to wrestling as a sport.”

Mulhauser is a starter wrestler for Princeton who is the 2023 Michigan State Open champion, a two-time Princeton Open champion, two-time New York State champion and a National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) finalist.

Whalen is a 2021 New Jersey State Champion who was a finalist for the 2022 championship and is a three-time New Jersey state placeholder. He has placed second and third in the Fargo All-American championship, is a two-time Northeast Regional champion and will compete in the 2024 Midlands Championship.

For Whalen, the Clearview clinic is a homecoming: He competed in the wrestling program as a youth and is still remembered fondly by the program.

“Ty grew up in our program,” Battaglia noted. “The kids really look up to him as a wrestler and a person. He is what many of our kids aspire to be someday.”

While Clearvew wrestling is in its off season, the program keeps wrestlers from Mantua, Mullica Hill and other nearby towns engaged in the sport.

“As an organization, we are trying to offer off-season opportunities for not just the wrestlers in our organization, but all the wrestlers in our area,” explained Battaglia. “We want to keep the wrestlers engaged in the sport even while playing other sports in the off season.”

Registration for the clinic is online at Cheddar Up and pricing information can be found on the website. Space is limited; half of the slots available are already full..

“Our goal as an organization is to continue to grow the sport of wrestling in South Jersey,” Battaglia pointed out. “We want to keep the wrestlers engaged in the off season and get them excited and really enjoy it. 

“It is such an exciting opportunity, especially to have college wrestlers come into the wrestlers’ rooms and inspire our youth.”


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