About Contenders

ALL ABOUT CONTENDERS

Established in 2006 in his parents’ garage, Contenders Wrestling Academy was founded by Ryan Parrish at the age of twenty. After several years, Contenders moved to Cascade High School when Ryan became the new head wrestling coach. Ryan led the team for three years, after which he decided to focus on training younger wrestlers. Contenders then moved to its current location in Plainfield and has been growing ever since.

OUR SUCCESS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

In just the last five years, Contenders’ kids have earned over 150 Individual State Championships as well as 11 Team State Titles, as well as several National Team Championships as well including USA Wrestling Bantam team Champions in 2014, USA Wrestling Intermediate Team Champions in 2016, Tulsa Nationals 8 & under Team Champions, and Reno World 8u Team Champions.