Wrestling practice begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Weekly practices will be held Monday - Thursday. Wrestlers should plan to be in the wresting room immediately after school. Practice will end at 4:15. Wrestlers should bring wrestling shoes and a pair of running shoes. All wrestlers who did not attend Heart of a Champion will be required to provide an up to date (with in the past year) physical before being allowed to practice.
Coach Tony Forte
Please welcome Tony Forte as the new Head Wrestling Coach of Myers Park High School. Coach Forte brings a wealth of experience to the program.
Coach Forte grew up wrestling in New Jersey with his High School highlights being a District 18 Champion and two time Somerset County Tournament place winner. After high school he went on to wrestle at the Division I level for the legendary Gray Simons at Old Dominion University.
After his college career was over, he began his coaching career. Coach Forte started out at the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ. While at Pingry, he coached a four time NJ State Place-winner who also went on to have a very successful career at the University of Pennsylvania. After Pingry, he began coaching at Rhino Wrestling Club in Wall, NJ. While there, he helped coach numerous wrestlers who achieved State and National honors.
After he decided to move to South Carolina to pursue his Masters Degree and Teaching Certificate at Winthrop, Coach Forte coached at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill. While at South Pointe, he helped plan and run practices, and also guided several wrestlers to place at the State Tournament.
Coach Forte then left South Pointe to open the South Carolina branch of Rhino Wrestling Club in Rock Hill. In three years of being open, he coached several State Champions and place winners at all levels. In addition, he coached one Middle School All-American and built a reputation as being one of the best clubs in South Carolina.
After Rhino closed in the fall of 2016, he joined the staff at Fort Mill High School for the 2016-2017 season as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Youth Coach. During his season there, the Varsity team was ranked as high as number one in the state before falling in the Upper State Finals and had three wrestlers place in the top four at the SCHSL Tournament.
Coach Forte is very excited for this opportunity to lead the Myers Park wrestling program.
1st place winners SW4A Conference Tournament: Jake Harkleroad, Cliff Ricciardi, Henry Thompson and Daniel Duffy
Congratulations Seniors! Carson Russell, Joe Kenny, Jack Reibel and Carson Hash
What Myers Park Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach wrestled for Olympic from 1970 - 1973?.........Coach Rick Stack
Myers Park takes 2nd in Al Kessie County Tournament
Myers Park slams Forestview
First Place Winners Daniel Brown and Carson Russell: Sabre Holiday Classic
Myers Park Medal Winners 2016 Sabre Holiday Classic
Myers Park team takes third place in 2016 Sabre Holiday Classic
Congratulations to seniors Darrell Thompson and Matthew Joyner
Lenny Johnson Memorial - Mitchell Choate 1st, Henry Russell 2nd, Carson Russell 3rd in their weight classes. Congratulations!!!
Mustangs take second place in tie breaker against South Mecklenburg, December 5, 2015
Congratulations to Myers Park wrestlers who placed in the Rumble at the Ridge tournament Saturday, November 21, 2015
Oscar Joyner 3rd, Joe Kenny 3rd, Dylan Hiatt 4th, Daniel Duffy 3rd, Matthew Joyner 4th.
Our great coaching staff! JT Earl, Coach Stack, Jose Cadena
SAVE THE DATE - June 3, 2016
If you haven’t done so yet, definitely check out the new wrestling room. It’s a phenomenal new facility and huge upgrade from the previous room. The new room includes 8 new wrestling mats, 7 pull up bars, 4 climbing ropes, wall to wall padding, white board and cork board, tv, and timer. It was the culmination of almost a year of work by the wrestling parents and wrestlers and made possible with the fundraising efforts last year by the wrestling parents and wrestlers.
Fall practice times:
Monday - Thursday
Immediately after school until 4:15pm
Bring wrestling shoes as well as running shoes. All wrestlers will need an up to date physical.
Location: Rick Stack Wrestling Room