The TuksWrestling Club is the leading wrestling club in the country – both in size and in the quality of wrestlers on its roster.

Coaching in the following disciplines:
Predominately freestyle, but also Greco Roman, two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic Games.

Our coaches are professional and World Class and include two former Olympians.

TuksWrestling has a stated objective to produce quality wrestlers that can continue to compete successfully on both the local and international scene. In recent years it has achieved these objectives and established itself clearly as one of the most successful programmes in our sporting history.

  • It has South Africa 's only 12 times World Champion (Willem Putter) in the Masters Division; Bennie Labuschagne 1992 Olympian, three-times African champion, a Commonwealth Games medallist and named one of South Africa's six "Wrestler's of the 20th Century" and Hein Barnes, 2008 Olympian and five times Commonwealth Games medallist.
  • With 105 registered wrestlers it is the largest club – by far – in the country. TuksWrestlers are participating for 12 months a year in both local and international competitions.
  • Tuks has won the Gauteng North League Title, becoming SA's strongest wrestling province in 2018.
  • It is dominating local competition winning team honours at all major tournaments held in South Africa.
  • Club Achievements 2019: Provincial NGS Championships 1st & 2nd Places 

TuksWrestling is served by an experienced and stable management structure. Tuks' success can be primarily ascribed to a comprehensive coaching and mentoring system starting at pre-school level and continuing at all levels of competitive wrestling. Our coaching staff includes the 2004 Olympic coach, the head coach of the SA Senior team and the coach of the SA Cadet team.

The Head Coach is Neels de Jager.  As an International wrestler and National coach, he is assisted by a group of experienced and highly dedicated coaches.

For more information contact Cobus van den Berg at 083-590-3053 or email [email protected].

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