"Success does not just happen, it is earned and always expected."


Career Wins
Louis DeMarco '15


Individual State Qualifiers

48 years

Annual Hawken Invitational

2018-2019 Hawken Wrestling Team

Current Coaches

    • Bob Rodriguez

Bob Rodriguez

Bob Rodriguez has been coaching wrestling at Hawken for 24 years, the past 19 as the head varsity coach. Coach Rodriguez has produced many state qualifiers and collegiate wrestlers during his years at Hawken. He wrestled for the famed Longwood YMCA wrestling program and was a state qualifier himself when wrestling for Nordonia High School. Bob wrestled collegiately at Baldwin Wallace University, where he also became a student assistant coach. Coach Rodriguez is a master clinician and instructor for wrestlers of all ages. He has sent wrestlers to the OHSAA State Tournament five of the last six years, resulting in four state placers.

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    • Assistant Coach
      Rocco Russo

      Assistant Coach

    • Assistant Coach
      Mike Sala

      Assistant Coach

The Will to Prepare

Hawken Wrestling is founded on two abiding principles: preparation and family. Wrestling is a hard sport.  We train endless hours of grueling conditioning, drill and repetition, and technique development for a contest that will last six minutes or less. Success in our sport requires large capacities for skill, endurance, and heart. As such, preparation is critical.  The will to win is not enough; success requires the will to prepare. We believe that confidence has no greater ally than preparation, and fear no greater enemy. It is hard work, and though wrestling is in many ways an individual sport, we do it together. The bonds built through the shared experiences of training and competition and the love fostered by our coaches lead directly to the manifestation of our wrestling family. We find it difficult to imagine a greater reward than being a part of the Hawken Wrestling family.

Hawken Wrestling History

Larry Hauserman '75, National Prep Wrestling Champion & Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 1975

Hawken Athletics News

Wrestling News

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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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