• Pine-Richland Junior Wrestling (PRJW) has been operating within Pine-Richland School District
  • as a youth wrestling organization for over 25 years and
  • has been the youth program for many of PR's varsity champions.


Visit us at PRJW's new web address:


Please welcome our spotlight coaches for
Caleb Kolb:
Honors & Awards
Nebraska Student-Athlete Heart & Soul Award (2014)
NCAA Championships Qualifier (2013)
4 year varsity wrestling starter
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2009-10)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2009, 2010)
High School Career:
Kolb was an InterMat top 100 recruit and a three-time state qualifier for Grove City High School, where he captured the title his senior year. He posted a 128-22 career record, including a 39-0 mark in 2008-09.
Zac Bennett: 
Honors and Awards
Wrestled 2 years at Division 1 University of North Carolina. 
Freshman Season 2010-11: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament Champion at 197 lbs.
Sophomore Season 2011-12: ACC Tournament Runner-Up 197 lbs.
Junior Season 2013-14: Transferred to Pitt-Johnstown
    Won the Super Region I title going on to place seventh at the National Tournament becoming an All-American.
    21-5 Overall, 10-2 in Team Duals. 
    Broke Jared Kuleck's 197 lb single season record (14 falls) set in 1992-93 with 16 falls. Bennett's 14 pins in 28:09 led the country and his 4.3478 points made him the country's second most dominating wrestler.
High School Career
Three-time PIAA AA State Place-winner at Westmont Hilltop High School. AA State Runner up in 2006. PA AA State Champion in 2007. PA AA State 5th Place in 2009.

Registration now open!






Registration: $200 due at registration ($100 sibling discount)

Fundraising: None this year

Deposit: $150.00 (per family)

Please write a separate deposit check and mail with registration fee.  This check will be shredded at the end of the season when the singlet(s) has been returned undamaged. 



Pine-Richland Junior Wrestling is a fully volunteer organization.  In order to have a successful wrestling season, it will take effort from every family.  Each family is required to fulfill minimal volunteer duties per wrestler for the wrestling season. 



First day of practice: Monday, November 6th, 2017 (the season runs until February 28th)      

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pine-Richland High School Green Gym (near the pool)



The wrestlers will be divided into two groups.  One group will have first year wrestlers and the other group will have kids with more than one year of experience.  However, at some practices the team will drill together.  The first year wrestlers will learn the basics of a match and essential techniques/skills (starting stance, takedowns, & pins) to compete.  The experienced wrestlers will learn advanced wrestling techniques. All wrestlers will participate in games to sharpen skills and live wrestling.  During practices, the wrestlers are paired with kids that are about the same size and skill level.



Wrestlers are weighed at the beginning of the season so that each wrestler is appropriately paired during practice and dual matches.  They are only weighed again if they are competing at a tournament; it is for their own safety. 



All wrestlers will receive a personalized shirt and shorts. PRJW will provide a P-R Wrestling singlet to be used for the wrestling season and returned. Parents are responsible for providing headgear and wrestling shoes.  It is important that each wrestler wears their shirt & shorts at the matches when they are not wrestling.  This helps the runners quickly find your child before their match.



PRJW is part of the North Hills Wrestling League.  The league also includes Hampton, North Allegheny, Shaler, Mars, Fox Chapel, Avonworth and North Hills.  Your child will compete within the league during the wrestling season.



Your child will also have an opportunity to compete in tournaments (not required) throughout the wrestling season.  We encourage wrestlers to compete in the North Hills Wrestling League Road Warrior Tournaments. For the R.W. tournaments, wrestlers can earn points as an individual and for the P-R Team when they place.  At the Year End League Tournament the wrestlers/teams with high point values will be recognized.



The objective of PRJW will be to coordinate, instruct, and condition participants in grades K-6 mentally and physically, while instilling ideals of good sportsmanship with an emphasis on fun and team camaraderie.

This objective will be achieved through coaches and parents working together to provide instructional and competitive practices, positive feedback, and organized league matches.  The association will bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of matches and tournaments is secondary to the primary goal of instruction and development of youth wrestlers of all abilities, novice and experienced.


Danny White:  President

Bridget White: Vice President

Laura Harper: Secretary

Alaina Huffman:  Treasurer

Greg Smith:  Bout Coordinator

Greg Smith:  Area VII Rep


Head Coach: Ed Rivero

Head Asst. Coach: Steve Chittester







**Proud Supporter of the Pine Richland Wrestling Team** 

PRJW is not affiliated with the Pine Richland School District

Over 25 years of developing Pine Richland Wrestlers into Champions