Burnaby Mountain Open Wrestling Club

At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

This is an open wrestling club for anyone who loves or wants to discover, the sport of wrestling. We cover freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling styles. When compared to a collegiate or university wrestling program, this is not an intense program.

Wrestling is a great way to lose weight or stay in shape. You’ll build your cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Your mind and reflexes will sharpen.

If you practice martial arts for self defense or train mixed martial arts, wrestling will improve your game and teach you how to control your opponent in a clinch (struggle at close quarters) or on the ground. Wrestling will also give you the ability to escape pins (controlling holds) on the ground, so you can get back on your feet.

The types of people who join the club are:

  • Complete beginners with little or no experience.

  • Current and former high school wrestlers.

  • Members of BC’s wrestling community. Former local, provincial, national, international, and Olympic competitors.

  • Practitioners of other martial arts such as brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, mixed martial arts, and sambo.

As long as you are respectful to other members of the club and follow safety protocols, we welcome anyone with any experience level.

Burnaby Mountain Open Wrestling Club
Coach Joe Smith, demonstrating a single leg transition, with Ruben

Practice Structure

Practice is usually 1.5 to 2 hours long. Practice typically begins with a friendly game of indoor soccer or dodgeball to warm up. Then we proceed with basic bodyweight exercises like push-ups, lunges, and isometric exercises. Warm-up is then finished with light stretching.

Once warm-up and stretching is complete we move on to techniques. 2-4 techniques are covered each practice. Club members will get a chance to drill each technique with a compliant partner.

Towards the end of practice we’ll wrestle live. Members will apply the techniques covered in practice against a resisting partner.

A typical practice session has 4 to 10 people.

What to Wear & Bring

  • A clean t-shirt or rashguard.

  • Shorts with drawstrings.

  • Wrestling shoes or clean indoor court shoes.

  • A mouthguard is recommend.

  • A water bottle.

Who This is For

Men and women ages 13 and up. Any experience level is welcomed.

Who This is Not For

People looking for a hyper competitive environment. We maintain a friendly, team focused wrestling club.

Burnaby Mountain Open Wrestling Club

Random after practice group pic: Desmond, Rollan, Coach Joe Smith, Ruben, Connor, ?, Kevin

Burnaby Mountain Secondary School
Wrestling Room, inside Gymnasium #1
8800 Eastlake Drive, Burnaby BC, V3J 1A1

Change rooms and showers are available for use.


Starting September 9, 2019 until December 20, 2019.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

*Schedule is subject to change. Please Check the blogs and Announcement Tab


The wrestling season is divided into two halves. September - December & January - June. Dues are $80 per half season.

Your dues cover your wrestling insurance and the rest is for the maintenance and improvement of the wrestling room. If you join part way through a season, dues are not pro-rated.

To Join, Contact Coach Joe Today

Joe Smith

Email: jsmith@smartt.com

Phone: 604-618-4765