WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boiler Elite Wrestling Club has been designated as a USA Wrestling Regional Training Site and is one of just 10 active sites currently in the nation. USA Wrestling regional training sites are established in order to provide training opportunities for all USA Wrestling members. The purpose of the regional training site system is to provide young wrestlers available locations to actively train year round.
The Blake Family Wrestling Center serves as the home of the Boiler Elite Wrestling Club, as well as Purdue wrestling, and is in its eighth year of existence after generous donations from Norm and Karen Blake and several others. Purdue coaches and athletes who meet the qualifying criteria will have ample opportunity to work with the club and the elite-level athletes it attracts.
"We're very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Boiler Elite Wrestling Club," said Purdue wrestling head coach Scott Hinkel. "This is a huge step for the club and Indiana wrestling in general as we're providing a place for Olympic-caliber athletes to train, and for young wrestlers to train with them."
To attend a practice at a regional training site, a wrestler needs to meet specified criteria by USA Wrestling and to bring with him/her a current USA Wrestling card. For more information on the regional training center and the Boiler Elite Wrestling Club, contact our regional training center director, Chris Fleeger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Wrestling Regional Training Site Participant Criteria
Won at least one match at a USA World or Olympic team trials
Placed top 8 at USA Senior Open, University, Junior, Fila Junior, Cadet Nationals
Place top 4 in high school state.