Practice Location: Suburban Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave. Granite City, IL 62040
Mailing Address: 2727 Michigan Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
Monica McNeely- 618-570-9796 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Gihring- 618-410- 5926 SGihring@scu.org
Dan Robinson- 618-540-6915 email@example.com
High School contact:
George Kirgan- 618-580-0249 firstname.lastname@example.org
Granite City Wrestling Facebook Page
Wrestlegc Twitter page
GCHS Holiday Wrestling Tournament
Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation
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Blue Chip wrestling
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Our goal is to provide a healthy outlet for kids' energy. We believe that wrestling can improve kids' lives by instilling the core values of discipline, work ethic, dedication, self-esteem, sportsmanship and teamwork in them. We vow to give our athletes every resource necessary to reach their personal goals.
We organized to promote national amateur wrestling competition in students of all ages. The wrestling club will teach aspects of wrestling including Folkstyle, Greco-Roman, and Freestyle.
To develop in members the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, strong work ethic, team work, and respect for authority.
To supervise, sponsor and financially assist disciplines of wrestling.
The club will stress the concept of parents and children working and playing together in all club activities so that the family may be strengthened in the process.
To make the sport of wrestling available to all children and parents, within the age requirements without exception aged four years old through the 12th grade.
The coaches will teach the technical skills, cardiovascular endurance, nutrition, and bio-mechanical principles of the sport.
This wrestling club will prepare students to succeed in each aspect of mental, physical and social aspects of their being. We promote the abilities needed to be successful in society.
We will provide a mentoring experience for our high school wrestlers.
The Granite City Wrestling Club is in the process of organizing exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of the Internal Revenue code.
This is a message a wrestling dad sent his son on facebook after a disapointing state tournament. For me this represents the journey that we take with our kids and why I love this sport so much.
"You had a tough time on the mat today and the ride home was pretty quiet. I admit I was very disappointed but I later came to realize that I shouldn’t be and that it is all part of the journey you are taking.
When I watch you on the mat I worry that you are doing battle while unprepared and that I have failed in your preparation. As a father that is my greatest fear, that you are unprepared to face the challenges that will come before you. I want you to be prepared for your match, but I’ve come to realize that it is the matches themselves that, are in the long run, win or lose, the things that ARE preparing you.
I think that the greatest benefit from wrestling is learning to face challenges and to demand the most from yourself. You learn to fight when you think there is no more fight left within you. You learn to get up after you’ve fallen, time and time again. You learn about sacrifice and about pain. You learn to endure and to overcome. This is what I want for you, not because I wrestled, but because these lessons are the true gifts of this sport. So, those losses today were actually part of this gift, and an important part of the journey.
My dream for you is to not just win championships and fill your room with medals. My dream for you is much greater and I hope you get much more from wrestling. I hope you learn to strive for greatness even if you fail in the attempt. I hope you learn to get up one more time when you think you can’t get up any longer. I hope you learn to not only face your fears, but to stare them down.
Wrestling isn’t about winning. It is about the desire to win. It isn’t about success, but rather the determination to succeed. I want you to succeed as a wrestler, not to win state championships, but I want you to be a successful wrestler so you learn to be all that you can. This sport can help teach you that, if you let it. I look forward to the seasons of our future as you go through these lessons and I’ll be in your corner for each and every one of them. I love you.