The mission of the Fox Lake Wrestling Club is to introduce area youths to the sport of wrestling. A positive teaching approach will be utilized to help students learn basic moves and techniques of the sport which will also help build self confidence in each individual. Athletes will be introduced to the “Grant System of Wrestling”. Rules of scholastic style wrestling will be taught with a heavy emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. The goal is for each child to gain a solid foundation for continued growth toward the varsity level.
The Fox Lake Wrestling Club has been inspired by the first family of Grant Wrestling, The Welters. The Welters (Steve, John, Jimmy, Pat, and Casey) started a rich tradition for wrestling success back in the early 1960's. They had five brothers wrestle for Grant and as a family they reached the Illinois State Finals five times and won two state championships.
Head Coach Ryan Geist and Coach John Welter have developed the‚ Grant System of Wrestling‚ and will continue to pass along the techniques and lessons learned to the members of the Fox Lake Wrestling Club. The Fox Lake Wrestling Club will be using the‚ Grant Style of Wrestling. Head wrestling coach Ryan Geist has developed his techniques by learning under Grant wrestling legends John Welter, Dave Kapraun, and Fred Loffredo.
We are an IKWF sanctioned wrestling club for kids age 5-14, experienced or just beginning. We provide a great opportunity for your child to learn the sport of wrestling, and valuable life lessons at the same time. Season runs from early Nov.-March
Once the folkstyle season ends, we also offer a Freestyle & Greco Off Season wrestling program. This program is open to ages 5-High School Seniors. Season runs from March-early June
We are glad to partner with the Grant Community High School and offer you the Welter School of Wrestling Summer Camp. Camp is typically held the week after the 4th of July.