McArthur High School Wrestling gets R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Funding

The McArthur High School Wrestling Team of Hollywood, Florida, is thrilled to announce it has received a generous grant from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. organization. McArthur High School dominated Florida Wrestling by winning four state championships in the 1970’s and 80’s under the tutelage of Coach John Lyzott. However, by 2011, the program nearly folded. Head Coach Mike Zarra and his assistants Joe Murphy, Fred Lewis, and Ed Pierce accepted the challenge to rebuild the program. Today’s team features 50 wrestlers, including a girls’ squad. According to Coach Zarra, “This grant will be used to purchase appropriate singlets for our female wrestlers!” McArthur High School Wrestling promotes its female athletes by hosting the South Florida Girls’ Wrestling Championships as well as the Tri-County Girls’ Wrestling Championships. McArthur High School female wrestlers have individually placed third and fifth in the Girls’ Florida State Championships. Coach Zarra and his assistants want to keep the McArthur Wrestling Tradition alive and well for both the boys and girls.

The McArthur High School Wrestling Program wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation to the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. organization, including executive director Walter Fisk. Through your support, the athletic traditions across the United States continue and flourish.