Coaches

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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, 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

 

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.

 

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