Leister Bowling

  • 3x NAIA All American and National Runner Up for Dana College
  • 3x CO State Champion for Lyons High School with a record of 154-2
  • Held records for Most Wins/Pins/Takedowns in CO history.
  • Cadet Greco Roman All-American
  • Coach at University of Northern CO 2007-2010
  • One of the top wrestling coaches in MMA/UFC coaching UFC Stars such as Shane Carwin, TJ Dillashaw, Brendan Schaub, Tony Sims, Cat Zingano, Nate Marquardt, Brandon Thatch, Neil Magny, etc.
  • Coached the only D1 All-American for UNC


Reece Hopkin

  • 2x NCAA D1 National Qualifier for University of Northern ColoradoReeceHopkin
  • NCAA West Regional Champion
  • WWC All Conference First Team Member
  • WWC Honor Roll member
  • 2X Colorado State Champion for Platte Valley High School
  • *Note- Reece wrestled for UNC the first 3 years when they were not eligible to compete in post season due to the transition to D1


Tony Sims

  • Former UFC fighter coached by Leister Bowling
  • 2x Iowa High School State Placewinner. Ranked 2nd in his senior year at 152 lbs
  • Single Season wins record holder at Davenport West High School
  • 15+ years wrestling experience
  • Greco Roman Iowa State Tournament Runner up


Kelly Garcia

  • Wrestled Del Norte High School
    High School State Qualifier
    15+ years youth wrestling coaching experience
    Associates Degree Occupational Health
    Fitness Trainer ACE certified
    18 yrs Armed Forces
    Leadership and Discipline Training


Jeremy Drake

  • Coach Drake was New York State high school wrestler. Currently, he is a P.E./Health Teacher/ Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Coach and  former wrestling coach at Niwot High School for the past 18 years.  He also works as a personal fitness coach, and loves to stay active mountain biking, snowboarding, and playing ice hockey.  He believes wrestling is the absolute best sport for strong character development, and hopes to build balanced athletes on and off the mat.


Nathan Frost

Coach Frost grew up in Colorado playing several sports for Golden High School, including wrestling.  After

graduating in 2002, he became the assistant coach for Golden’s wrestling team up until 2016.  During that time he helped coach a top 10 team in the state, numerous league titles, as well as several state placers including a 2013 state champion and 2014 state runner up.Coach Frost believes in helping kids to work hard, try new things, and have fun. He is now looking forward to seeing his own children begin the sport of wrestling and is glad to be a part of this community. 


Tyler Eberhardt


  • Wrestled for Leister Bowling at Lyons High School
  • 3x High School State Qualifier 
  • ’09 CO High School State Finalist
  • ’09 – ’10 Assistant Wrestling Coach – Westview Middle School
  • ‘09 – ’11 Volunteer Wrestling Coach – Lyons High School
  • ’11 – ’15 Assistant Wrestling Coach – Skyline High School
  • ’13 – ’15 Assistant Wrestling Coach – Longmont Grizzlies (Youth Wrestling)








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