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                                                  RED ELEPHANTS YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB

                                                      (KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE)


For the first time ever we will be establishing a youth wrestling program that will support Gainesville City Schools.  We are excited with the direction and leadership of Coach Rivera as the Gainesville High School Wrestling Coach. We want to make sure that our future Red Elephant Wrestlers have the opportunity to gain valuable experiences early and often so they are able to compete at a high level when they reach the MS and HS.  Wrestling is a great sport that teaches and reinforces the great values that you will need everyday of your life.  Click below to read a great article about the values learned in youth wrestling.

When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

First Day of practice (NOVEMBER 7th)

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: 9th Grade Center’s Gym @ Gainesville High School

FEE: $37 For USA Wrestling Membership Card

Club Coach: Gary Papka (

** You must have a USA Wrestling Card on file with the coach prior to your first day of practice.  (Great Article for New Wrestlers)


Why do I need a USA Wrestling Membership Card?
USA Wrestling, the organization that regulates all wrestling in the United States, requires that all wrestlers purchase a USA Wrestling Card Membership before participating in any USA Wrestling sanctioned events, including club practices, camps, clinics, etc.This membership is for the protection of everyone involved and provides secondary insurance to those with the membership.


For registration information and how to register for a USA wrestling card please go the the following link:

Create a free account, and purchase an athlete membership for $37.00 under our Club Name: Red Elephants Youth Wrestling.


Please check this link periodically for updated information!


It’s going to be a great year for the Red Elephants Wrestling Program for all levels!   Follow our Gainesville Wrestling twitter page @wrestling_GHS1


An informational Meeting with an opportunity to sign up will be on October 23rd at 6:30 PM in the 9th Grade Center’s Gym at GHS.