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Coach Prescott Weldon
Coach Prescott Weldon is the head coach for the Highlands Wrestling Club and runs both the K-5 and 6-8 practices. He wrestled and played football at Father Ryan High School in Tennessee from 8th grade to senior year, acheiving a second place at state level tournament one year. During Coach Prescott's high school wrestling career, he was also greatly involved with the Nashville Catholic Wrestling Club, an athletic program that had much to do with his success as a high school wrestler.
While training with the Nashville Catholic Wrestling Club (NCWC), Coach Prescott learned to have fun while pushing the limits in a strict, intense program. Besides the development of self control, discipline and an incredible work ethic, Prescott also credits the NCWC with teaching him the value of having large numbers in an organized club. He stresses, "a wrestling club with large numbers offers more training partners; the more different training partners you can have the better your team will be - you must have different training partners all the time".
Coach Prescott went to college at University of Tennessee, where he played Rugby but also stayed involved with wrestling. While at UT, Coach Prescott volunteered his services as an assistant wrestling coach to Karn's High School while his brother, Michael Weldon was the head coach. During this time, Prescott honed his coaching skills while dedicating himself to training his brother's team once/week for 4 years. Now at Highlands Wrestling Club, Coach Prescott works with all ages and is totally commited to keeping wrestling fun while delivering a challenging program to prepare kids for the hardships of high level high school wrestling.
Coach Clayton Scott
Coach Clayton Scott is the head wrestling coach for the Abingdon Falcons wrestling team and the father of the Highlands Wrestling Club. His wrestling career started in kindergarden and continued until he graduated high school in Grundy, VA. As a student and decorated wrestler of Coach Kevin Dresser, Clayton was a starter on one of the toughest wrestling teams Grundy has ever produced, winning District Regionals and placing 1st place in the VA. State finals in the 130lb. weight class in 1996.
Clayton Scott started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Abingdon High School when he was 19 years old in 1999. He then became the coach of Christiansburg Middle School for the 1999-2000 season, finally settling back in Abingdon coaching the High School with Brian Large until eventually becoming the head coach. Following successful systems and methods he learned from Kevin Dresser and his experiences in Christianburg, Coach Scott started the Highlands Wrestling Club in 2000.
Coach Scott is not only the originator, but also the visionary and driving force behind the HWC. Clayton Scott is passionate about wrestling and highly dedicated to establishing Abingdon Falcons team as the most powerful force in our region. His blueprint for making this happen is by developing the Highlands Wrestling Club into an extremely successful program regularly producing top level athletes feeding into the high school team.