We Are Back!

We are back on schedule starting October 21. Mon-wed-fri 5:30-7:30 and Tue-Thur 8:00-9:30. Welcome back!

Uncle Chael Shares his Experiences at Peninsula

Note From Coach Pittman

A note from Coach PittmanTo all Peninsula Wrestling Club fans, followers and supporters, we need your help!

Last year Peninsula wrestling took 64 people to the Western Regionals Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello Idaho for 8 days. This year our goal is to take 100 people to the same tournament, in Pocatello Idaho. This takes lots of organization and money, about $15,000 for 8 days.

This is why coach Pittman is asking for your help.

  • It takes a special person like you to understand the challenges facing America’s youth;  to appreciate the heartache of facing the future that suddenly seems empty of hope and promise.
  • It takes a special person to lend a hand when it is so easy to look the other way.
  • Your support means more than you can imagine to our program, it means hope for a complete fulfilling year for our youth.
  • Your support restores the hope and promise that once seemed so far away, any amount you can give will help.

How can you help Coach Pittman with the Peninsula Wrestling Club?wrestling-utah

  • Send a check or money order to:
    Peninsula Wrestling Club
    700 N. Rosa Parks way
    Portland OR. 97217
  • paypal-donateCLICK HERE to make a donation online by
    using our Safe and Secure PayPal Gateway!

All donations are tax deductible!

Biography of Roy Pittman written by a current wrestler

Coach PittmanBig Dog

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said in his famous speech, “I dream of a time when a person is judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.” My biography is about Roy Pittman (Big Dog) and the content of his character.

Roy Pittman was born in 1943 in Monroe, Louisiana. He has two brothers and three sisters. He grew up in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Washington High School His favorite sports were football and softball. However, he used the conditioning from wrestling for these sports.

Coach Pittman 1988

Coach Pittman 1988

I interviewed Roy Pittman in his office before wrestling practice on a Monday evening. Roy seemed to be very relaxed before we even got started. I started my interview with the easier questions, but they got harder as time went on.

Roy said that his hobbies and interests involve coaching and motivation people. He considers himself a good cook better than Chef Boyardee. He became involved in wrestling twenty seven years ago. He has coached both national freestyle and Greco-Roman teams. He has also been an Olympic wrestling coach.nks that the most important thing you can teach wrestlers is to love themselves and to know that they deserve it. He believes that most exciting thing that happened to him is when young people and parents see what they have in common with each other. Continue reading

Kelsey Campbell’s journey started with a bet

By John Canzano | The Oregonian May-2012
As is the case with a lot of interesting things in life, it started with a bet. Kelsey Campbell’s friends at Milwaukie High School knew she was athletic, tough and strong. But they told her during her senior year, “You wouldn’t last two weeks wrestling.” They bet on it. She lasted more than two weeks.

(Her overall record is posted HERE) – (Her FaceBook page is HERE)

“It started as a big joke,” Campbell, 26, told me this week. “I never intended to continue with it, but it all worked out.”

Campbell wrestled the boys in high school. And no doubt, some of them reading this column shudder at the memory of getting pancaked by a girl from Milwaukie High years ago. Rest easy, fellas. That 5-foot-2 girl ended up as the best wrestler in her freestyle weight class at the (2012) Olympic Trials.
Continue reading

Tyrell Fortune

2014-15 Team USA Ranking No. 3 at 125 KG
Years on Team USA: 2 (2013-15)
new usoc header1Residence: Portland, Ore.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: Grand Canyon, Clackamas CC
HighSchool: Lakeridge (Ore.)
Born: 07/04/90
Height: 6-2

2014: Gold medalist at World University Championships… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Third in U.S. Open… Second in Grand Prix of Paris… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion. Continue reading