Weekly Feature

2016-10-19 / Sports

Fire to lead NT wrestling club

After recently retiring from a stellar coaching career at North Tonawanda High School, which included eight Section VI Class A titles and six WNY Coach of the Year Awards, Dan Fire is turning his attention back to the wrestling mat. This time he will be helping to coach younger wrestlers aged 5 to 14 at the North Tonawanda Wrestling Club.

“By helping coach youth wrestlers in North Tonawanda, not only does this benefit the varsity wrestling program in the future, but more importantly wrestling provides a healthy sport that challenges kids physically & mentally,” Fire said. “Kids learn problem solving skills, physical fitness, mental toughness and most importantly, they have fun doing so.”

On Oct. 17, North Tonawanda Wrestling Club will be holding a free two-week wrestling clinic for first-time wrestlers, held at North Tonawanda High School in the upstairs wrestling gym. Clinic time is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Beginning wrestlers will be able to learn from some of the best coaches in Western New York.

Practices for the regular season for the club will begin Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.

Registration for the season will be open during the two-week clinic. More information can be found at NTwrestlingClub.com.

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