Ferrum Partners with Brute’s R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Program

“We are so pleased to accept these items from Brute, a leader in the wrestling community.”

New Singlets

FERRUM, VA – Ferrum College has partnered with Brute Wrestling to help outfit the 2012-13 Panther wrestling program. Through its R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) program, Brute has donated a number of items to Ferrum to assist in getting the wrestling program off the ground.

Brute’s donation to the College includes 20 Pinnacle stock warm up jackets and pants, 25 pairs of Brute Xplode Wrestling Shoes and 25 Collegiate sublimated Brute singlets with block “F” on the side. “We are so pleased to accept these items from Brute, a leader in the wrestling community,” said Nate Yetzer, Head Wrestling Coach at Ferrum. “Our program is off to a great start with over 25 student-athletes on our roster this season.”

Ferrum made the decidion to add wrestling in June. The wrestling team is competing this year as a club program, with varsity competition slated for the 2013-14 season. Yetzer joined the athletic staff as Head Wrestling Coach July 1, and brought 15 wrestlers to the Ferrum campus before the end of August.


R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport)is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities.

This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious and active lives.

All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. will be used to support specific needs in each sport to ensure future generations of athletes, fans, parents, and coaches will continue to learn from valuable lifelong athletic lessons. Read more about R.E.A.C.H.E.S.


As the first U.S. Company to sell wrestling products by mail order, Brute Wrestling began in 1967 as the Henson Company, Inc. in the residence of its founder, Captain Josiah Henson. Today Brute Wrestling continues to provide a complete line of top quality wrestling products and apparel to sporting goods dealers; amateur and professional athletic clubs and teams; and other buyers throughout North America. For more information visit brute.com.

In addition to wrestling, the Henson Company, Inc. launched NeuEdge Sportswear (formerly known as LIGA) in 1995. Today, NeuEdge provides a complete line of team sportswear for Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and Volleyball. This division has grown to become a key player in the custom teamwear market. Visit neuedgesportswear.com for more information.

In 2012, Henson Company, Inc. expanded their offerings to include Henson Rowing, a line of custom rowing apparel. For more information visithensonrowing.com.