Winnebago Wrestling Program Gets R.E.A.C.H.E.S Funding
UPDATE November 9, 2017–
The Winnebago Wrestling Program would again like to thank Walt Fisk, the REACHES Board of Directors and ADIDAS for allotting us the grant to get new gear. This season no one in the program is with out shoes, head gear or hairnet. The new singlets are a hit and look amazing. We are very excited for the upcoming season and are very grateful for all you do for amateur sports especially the sport of wrestling.
Winnebago Wrestling program has been awarded a grant from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program. Winnebago Wrestling is located on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Nebraska, and is going into its 3rd year with quite a bit of success. Last season, Winnebago had a 40 match winner and two 20 match winners. The spring of 2015 Athletic Director Adam James looked at the student body walking the hallways and realized he needed to do something for the students who were not playing basketball and something to help spark the football program. Mr. James talked to the administration and it was decided wrestling would make its way into the Winnebago Public School system. Mr. James hired Adam Tranmer as the guy to start this program from the ground up. Adam Tranmer had coached wrestling for the past 10 years (8 as an assistant coach) and 2 years as a Head Coach. Coach Tranmer has worked hard to help the student-athletes of Winnebago understand the sport of wrestling and how wrestling helps build character, integrity, discipline and responsibility.
“To have the kids understand how wrestling can help change lives and create a great work ethic in the great young men and women I coach is my biggest goal here at Winnebago,” Coach Tranmer stated.
The Winnebago Wrestling program would personally like to thank the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Board of Directors and Walt Fisk for allocating the funds to the Winnebago Wrestling program. We would also like to thank you for all that you have done for all sports especially the sport of wrestling across the United States.
The R.E.A.C.H.E.S. funding will help provide shoes, singlets, headgear, hair covers, and kneepads for the athletes. The grant money is greatly appreciated and will help provide proper equipment this year and for the years to come to the student-athletes that can not afford it. As a team the boys and girls of the program have worked hard to make Winnebago Wrestling known throughout the state of Nebraska as one of the most respectful, disciplined programs.
R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort 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, interesting 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.