Brett Penager, NCEP Coordinator USA Wrestling

To whom it may concern:

This letter of recommendation is being written on behalf of the Peninsula Wrestling Club and Head Coach Roy Pittman. As the National Coaches Education Program Coordinator for USA Wrestling, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Roy, his athletes on our Senior National Teams, and his club directly for the past four years.

During this same time frame, due to my job responsibilities, I have had the opportunity to study the most successful coaches and wrestling programs in the nation. I mention this due to the fact that Roy Pittman and the Peninsula Wrestling Club are easily among the top 10 wrestling programs in the World.

In all of my research I have found several factors that separate the best from the rest and I am willing to share these with you for they epitomize Roy Pittman and the Peninsula Wrestling Club:  Continue reading

Tod L. Giles, Assistant Wrestling Coach 96-97 G-R National Team

Dear Coach Pittman,

Thank you for your hospitality during my recent visit to Portland. On behalf of the United States Military Academy at West Point, I would like to commend you and thank you for your efforts as coordinator and coach of the Peninsula Park Wrestling program.

Your efforts have produced some fantastic young athletes and truly great people. Some of the young men your program has produced have attended USMA and performed well in every aspect of Cadet life. We are looking forward to recruiting future high school graduates that emerge from your program.  Continue reading

Jim Scherr, Executive Director USA Wrestling

Dear Roy,

I want to commend you on the outstanding job you have done with the Peninsula Wrestling Club.
We at USA Wrestling are so impressed with your club that I have asked our staff to tailor a nationwide program called “Beat the Streets” after the Peninsula Wrestling Club.

If USA Wrestling follows what you have created, out “Beat the Streets” program will benefit thousands of America’s youth in the coming years. Continue reading

Mark Johnson, Head Wrestling Coach, University of Illinois

To Whom it May Concern;

I am writing in endorsement of the Peninsula Wrestling Club in Portland, Oregon. My relationship with Roy Pittman and the Peninsula Wrestling Club began when I became the Head Wrestling Coach at Oregon State University in 1990.

I learned quickly of the great impact that Roy had in the sport of wrestling in the state of Oregon, and across the country. Not only is Roy an outstanding coach, he is a tremendous leader of young people who has taken a genuine interest in their lives. Roy is as positive a person as I have ever met, and his morals and values are of the highest regard. Continue reading