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Brighton Karvoski Earns National Titles, Raises Money for Cancer
by posted 09/03/2019


In addition to beating opponents on the mats, wrestler Brighton Karvoski put in quite a bit of effort to help St Jude Children’s Hospital try to beat cancer this summer.

The 10-year-old Newtown Wrestling Association grappler competed in the Pin Cancer Nationals in Easton, Penn., earlier in August. He raised more than $1,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital by reaching out to family and friends for donations, and went on to place first, winning a national title in the event that included 450 participants....Read Full Article

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Youth Wrestling Program Stands Out On And Off Mat At New England
by posted 03/21/2019


The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) had quite a showing at the Youth New England Tournament, in Salem, N.H. March 9 and 10. Newtown had several place winners, including a pair of champions, and the program was honored for its efforts.

Youth New England Wrestling (YNEW) Tournament directors recognized NYWA for its contributions to the wrestling community at large, as well as the community of Newtown, presenting Newtown coaches with the Dalton Award...Read Full Article

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Elementary & Middle School Wrestlers Win League Championships
by posted 01/31/2019


For the first time in the impressive history of the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association both the Elementary and Middle School teams won Western Connecticut League championships in the same season...Read Full Article

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Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Holds QA With Youth Grapplers
by posted 03/03/2018


Throughout the years, a half dozen female grapplers have gone through Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA), and some have competed at the high school level. Occasionally, boys in the program match up against female wrestling counterparts, but the athletic activity continues to involve predominately boys and men...Read Full Article

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Youth Wrestling Association Recognized As Largest Program In CT
by posted 01/06/2018


The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA), itself, mirrors what its participants are there for: To improve, grow significantly, and succeed.

This organization has recently been recognized by the Connecticut chapter of USA Wrestling as the largest youth program in the state with nearly 100 youth athletes in kindergarten through eighth grade. ...Read Full Article

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Curtis Urbina honored as Newtown's Sportsperson of the Year
by NYWA posted 08/31/2017


Our very own Head Coach Curtis Urbina being honored by the Fairfield Sports Commission as Newtown's Sportsperson of the Year! Congratulations Coach! ...Read Full Article

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Youth Grapplers Compete In Postseason
by posted 03/16/2017


A team record ten Newtown youth wrestlers competed at Salem High School in Massachusetts in the 2017 Youth New England Championships, on March 11 ...Read Full Article

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Youth Grapplers Win State Championships
by posted 02/28/2017


The Newtown Youth Wrestling program hit the mats at the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven for the State Tournament on February 26, one day after the Newtown High grapplers earned second place in the State Open at the same venue ...Read Full Article

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Elementary Wrestling Team Wins Third Straight Championship
by posted 01/31/2017


For the third year in a row, the Newtown elementary team brought home the first place championship trophy ...Read Full Article

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Olympic gold medalist Gardner comes away impressed
by posted 08/16/2016


Rulon Gardner, a U.S. Olympic wrestler who won a gold medal in 2000, demonstrates technique with Curtis Urbina, coach for the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association ....Read Full Article

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