The Peninsula Wrestling Program has been building the minds and bodies of Oregon’s youth for over forty years.
During that time we have had over 60,000 young men and women come through the program, many of whom have won state, regional and national titles. The program, both then and now, is about DEVELOPMENT… giving young people the skills that will make them positive, contributing members of society.
How does this happen?? with coach and parent working together. I need your help.
When kids get involved in a sports program, what are YOU looking for? We should be looking for effort, team work, perseverance, sportsmanship, hard work and the ability to deal with adversity. Parents love comparing their kids and parenting skills to others. There will always be differences, not good or bad just different.
One of my goals for your child is to open their mind as to how great they can be. This takes time, understanding, trust and patience. I have all four, DO YOU? Throughout thi process there will be setbacks, pain and disappointment, but there will also be change.
To 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?
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Peninsula Wrestling Club
700 N. Rosa Parks way
Portland OR. 97217
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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.
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
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.
“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.
2014-15 Team USA Ranking No. 3 at 125 KG
Years on Team USA: 2 (2013-15)
Residence: Portland, Ore.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: Grand Canyon, Clackamas CC
HighSchool: Lakeridge (Ore.)
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
Warner Pacific’s Amari Sengsavanh claimed the team’s only win Jan. 15, 2015, against No. 2-ranked Southern Oregon, beating the Raiders’ Trevor Hancock 9-7 in overtime at 141 pounds. Sengsavanh, a freshman from Century High School in Hillsboro, finished 19-15 on the season – one of only three Knights to post a winning record in the team’s first year.
Enrolled at OSU for spring term of 2016 after attending Portland Community College part-time in 2015-16 … Spent 2014-15 season at Warner Pacific University … Has three years of eligibility remaining. Continue reading
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jefferson HS
- Wrestled 2013 season for head coach Josh Rhoden at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore.
- Won the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship to earn All-American status, took third in the Greco University Nationals and seventh at Freestyle University Nationals in 2013
- Posted a 25-0 record and recorded the second-most pins in a season in program history with 21. Continue reading
HOMETOWN Portland, Ore.
HIGHSCHOOL Franklin HS
Wrestled for Peninsula Wrestling Club under coach Roy Pittman … was Oregon Greco-Roman champion in 2012.
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Won four letters in wrestling, was team captain his junior and senior seasons, and was 101-19 lifetime … lettered three years in football as a linebacker/running back and was team captain and an all-PIL linebacker his senior year … also lettered once in soccer as a midfielder … was on the honor roll and graduated with a 3.75 GPA.