The Finger Lakes Wrestling Club announced today that it has acquired Shamrock Wrestling Club's NY operations.
The Finger Lakes Wrestling Club will expand its operations into the Southern Tier area of NY, an area dominated by Shamrock for the last 15 years. The move will include setting up a satellite practice site at rising DI power Binghamton University.
"Shamrock has been our main competitor in this region for years, so joining forces with them is going to provide more and more opportunities for fans and wrestlers in our area, said FLWC Coach Clint Wattenberg. "We are excited to work with [Binghamton University] Coach Popolizio and his staff. They have been building a great program and this area is a hotbed for wrestling from youth to Division I."
Shamrock, the brainchild of former BU assistant Scott Green, has a long history of producing champions at all levels in all styles. Three-club members -- Troy Nickerson, JP O'Connor and Kyle Dake -- have won NCAA titles in recent years. This season, Green left the area to become head coach at prep power Wyoming Seminary.
Recently, the FLWC added Nickerson to its staff and he will be coaching all levels of the club.