Welcome to the online home of Bear Wrestling. We are a K-12 wrestling club located in Naples, Florida. Our focus is to identify, educate, and train wrestlers of all ages to help prepare them to be valuable members of the Palmetto Ridge High School wrestling team.
We all know the importance of providing positive activities for our children to participate in, particularly in a society filled with growing issues that challenge our youth every day. We have seen how a program like this can help build confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and create camaraderie as a result of working both as a team and individually. Last year our club consisted of many Collier County boys and girls ages 4 and older. This year we are expecting more than last season.
Due to our fundraising efforts last year, Bears wrestlers were able to attend more than 20 competitions throughout the state of Florida, including the Florida State Championships in Orlando, where Bear wrestlers came home with some hardware. We were also able to travel out of state to attend the Dixie Nationals in Atlanta GA.
We’re constantly seeking donations to help our team reach its full potential. 100% of your donation goes to help cover the wrestler’s tournament fees and traveling costs to local, state, regional, and national tournaments.
We have several volunteer coaches and parents who donate their time to make this the successful and growing program that it is today. Your support would be greatly appreciated to allow us to continue to build on our success and create another outstanding season.
Begins September 12th 2016, Ends June 1st- 2017
WHEN: Monday & Thursday (High School -2:30 to 5:30pm) Monday & Wednesday (Youth -6:00 to 8:00pm)
WHERE: Palmetto Ridge High School Cafeteria
WHY: To encourage kids & young adults to participate in the sport of wrestling
COME JOIN AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE BASIC FUNDAMENTALS AND ADVANCED STYLES AND TECHNIQUES OF WRESTLING. LEARN THE SPORT WITH FRIENDS AND ACTUALLY WRESTLE IN TOURNAMENTS AGAINST OTHERS YOUR OWN WEIGHT AND AGE.
“SUMMER WRESTLING BUILDS WINTER CHAMPIONS”
Registration: Mondays & Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.
Rookie Package: $60
Includes: USA Card and T-Shirt
Competitive Package: $125
Includes: USA and AAU Card (Insurance), Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, and Shorts.
“Quotes we live by”
“Hard work pays off (ALWAYS)” Lazaro Rua
“Once you’ve wrestled everything else in life is easy” Dan Gable
“Wrestling is NOT about knocking a man down, it’s about controlling him” John Irving
“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable
“To wrestle is to spend hours in nearly unbearable pain, to consider it A BADGE OF HONOR to be slammed onto a mat so often that the blood vessels in your ear explode. Are you man enough to be call a wrestler?” Mike Powell
“In a Wrestling Match you can’t be nice. You have to be mean. You have to put pressure on your opponent and you have to wrestle for six minutes.” Lazaro Rua
“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – none have wrestled without pride.” Dan Gable
“Champions are made when no one is looking” David Parmenter
“Anything in Life Worth having requires Hard work” Lazaro Rua
“This I say – be the best, be yourself and not like the rest. Work real hard to be real tough, and remember that 100 percent is not good enough. Set the impossible as being your goal, then reach deep inside from within your soul. All you’ve got is all you could ask, to give you all to achieve this impossible task.” Gene Mills