SPIRE Academy | Wrestling
The Academy Wrestling programs serve college-bound high school athletes, as well as post graduates, seeking the best possible college scholarship opportunities. Olympic hopefuls and Masters athletes in need of a residential training base also find SPIRE to be the perfect environment to realize one’s full potential.
High School Academy (male and female athletes grades 9-12)
Post Graduate Academy (male and female athletes looking for a gap-year program)
Post Collegiate Program (a training home for male/female Olympic prospects)
The High School Academy features a blended learning environment of college preparatory academics, along with unique personal development and career preparation features. PG athletes can earn college credit by taking two core classes per semester at nearby Kent State – Ashtabula or online.
Director of Wrestling Kenny Monday (an Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist and Hall of Famer) has developed a training/development system that has produced top collegiate and Olympic wrestlers including:
Kendall Cross-1996 Olympic Champion
Coleman Scott-2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Head Wrestling Coach UNC-Chapel Hill
Jordan Oliver- 2020 Olympic Team Member
Chris Perry -NCAA Champion-Assistant Coach Oklahoma State
Randy Couture-NCAA ALL-American UFC Champion
Chris Barnes Two-Time NCAA Champion