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518 Grapplers Opens at Aviation Mall

Published: 06/18/2024

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Aviation Mall is thrilled to welcome 518 Grapplers, a facility offering wrestling programs for area youth!

Jen Bromley, owner of 518 Grapplers, explains the evolution of their wrestling facility, “Our journey started in 2020 with wrestling practices in our basement. As interest grew, we launched the Queensbury Grapplers, an off-season wrestling program through Queensbury Parks and Recreation. This initiative, catering to students from 1st to 12th grade, complemented the in-season “Mat Rats” youth wrestling program for grades K-6. Both located in Queensbury but open to all area wrestlers. Due to limited availability of school facilities, which were often occupied by other sports, concerts, plays, and school activities, we recognized the need to create our own space to accommodate the growing interest in wrestling. The Queensbury Grapplers program quickly became a hub for young athletes from surrounding areas, including Warrensburg and Glens Falls, who shared our passion for expanding local wrestling opportunities. Our primary goal is to provide year-round wrestling opportunities without the need for long commutes, as the nearest off-season wrestling programs are located in Malta, which was not feasible for many families. By offering flexible options such as monthly dues and drop-in rates, we made off-season training more accessible and affordable for parents.”

518 Grapplers is located next to the former Sears space in the mall.  For more information, email [email protected] or call 518-307-6723.

Thanks to the 518 Grapplers facility located at Aviation Mall, wrestling is thriving in our community, providing local youth with more opportunities to engage in the sport they love, right here at home.