Founder, Head Coach
Ryan Parrish is the Founder and Head Coach of Contenders Wrestling Academy. He founded the Academy in 2006 and has continued to oversee its growth ever since. Ryan was an IHSAA State Qualifier in High School with a career record of 123-21. He was also a 4x Hendricks County Champion as well as 2x Sectional and Regional Champion. He was an Assistant Coach at Mooresville High School from 2006-2008, when he then took a position as Head Coach at Cascade High School from 2008-2011 at which time he resigned to focus solely on Contenders Wrestling Academy.
In 2017 Ryan was named USA Wrestling Centarl Region Coach of the Year as well as the ISWA Kids Coach of the Year.