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.I have had the sincere pleasure of coaching several of Roy’s Club members, and his influence and character is something that is evident in each of them. Every Peninsula athlete I have had has nothing but respect and admiration for Mr. Pittman, because of the positive effect he has had on their lives.

I would recommend Mr. Pittman and the Peninsula Wrestling Club to any young person, at any skill level, who is interested in the sport of wrestling. My recommendation goes well beyond the teaching of wrestling skills as well. I firmly believe Roy is a great leader and has such a positive impact on young people that anyone would do well to interact with him.

It would be my pleasure to speak with anyone who has questions in regard to the benefits of becoming a member of the Peninsula Wrestling Club.

Mark Johnson
Head Wrestling Coach
University of Illinois