“Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easier.” ~ Dan Gable
In the beginning……there was Wrestling.
Now, thousands of years later and labeled as the worlds oldest sport, why does wrestling not win the “popularity” vote amongst our youth and has not broken into our main stream media? Many “experts” have voiced their opinions on why, but unless you have wrestled, you can never truly know the answer to this question.
Wrestling, commonly misunderstood, continues to thrive by the passion and love of an individual’s desire to compete and be challenged. It’s participants are not driven by fortune nor fame. The backbone of this sport is supported by people like you. People who love wrestling for the lessons it has taught and the individuals it helped us become.
Donations not only continue to stoke the fire of the world’s oldest sport, but are an investment into the youth of our communities: In 2018 our organization spent over $10,000 towards the youth in our community, helping many wrestling dreams become a reality. Donations to our club help kids in need, cover club fees, Idaway/USA cards, gear and other costs associated with club wrestling. These donations also help individuals who are fully committed to our sport but lack the funds to travel and compete throughout the year at State, Regional and National tournaments. Through these generous donations and fundraisers we have been able to maintain a full-time club coach, which has created many opportunities for our wrestling youth that was previously not available.
“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – non have wrestled without pride.” ~ Dan Gable