About the Kryptonite Wrestling Klub

Kryptonite Mission

The Kryptonite Wrestling Klub strives to use wrestling to teach athletes to become better people.
It is our firm belief that wrestling’s ideals of hard work, sacrifice and discipline in a fun and interactive environment will provide valuable experience that will be utilized throughout an athlete’s life.
Our goal is to provide opportunity for any athlete in Southeastern Massachusetts to achieve.
We aim to provide top quality instruction and opportunities to compete with emphasis on safety, sportsmanship and integrity.
We promote a family atmosphere where every individual is important.

Kryptonite History

Tom Taylor under the urging of North Attleboro High School varsity coach Wayne Griffin founded the North Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) in 1997. NYWA wrestled under the name Kryptonite Wrestling Klub right away.  Tom was well equipped for the job because he had already spent years with his son Tommy and Vinny Sharma going to tournaments with other clubs and on their own.  Mr. Taylor is responsible for creating the love of the sport in most of NAHS’ best wrestlers including our current KWK Head Coach Brett Poirier.  In 2000 NYWA became an official 501(c)(3) charitable organization, therefore donations to the klub are completely tax deductible.  Many men and women have donated their time and effort to build the club from its inception. In addition to Mr. Taylor, most notable are coaches Mike Renzi, Andy David and Ron Dunn.  Each year a Team Mom has stepped up to be an invaluable resource and this year is no exception, thank you Mrs. Ferro. 

The athletes of the KWK have gone on to wrestle and win championships not only for NAHS but also Franklin, King Phillip, Tri-County, Xavarian, Norton, Mansfield, Oliver-Ames, Whitman-Hanson, and Canton.  We are proud of our tradition of helping every athlete achieve for over 16 years.

KWK competes in tournaments and dual meets throughout the season.  We do our best to provide a low pressure environment where athletes can learn about the sport and more importantly themselves. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-8pm in the NAMS Gym and competitions are generally on Sundays.  Competitions although highly encouraged, are not required.

2013 Season Review

Last season was a first for many reasons.  It was the first year with Head Coach Brett Poirier at the helm.  The teamed changed its colors from red & white to black & lime green. It was the first year for a Hockomock Youth League which created dual meets and ended the year with the Hockomock Youth League Dual Meet Championship.  Fifty-five of the seventy-five kids who signed up with KWK were beginning wrestlers.  The roster included more second to fourth graders than ever before, and for the first time KWK opened it's doors to Attleboro.

The youth of the team showed as it struggled to get wins early in the season. With the leadership of a strong eighth grade class the team came together at the end of the year to earn a South Sectional Tournament title as well as place third in the Hockomock Youth League Championship. The team placed many of its seventh and eighth graders in the South Sectional Tournament. The team also had a State Champion and New England Place Finisher in Adam Eberle.

It was an exciting year for everyone! KWK took many profound steps forward not just for our program, but for youth wrestling in Massachusetts. This year we look to build on a tradition that is constantly being revamped and redefined.
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