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Winter - Wrestling

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Head Coach
Brice Gretch

Ridgeline Wrestling

Practice starts Monday, Nov 13th

Wrestling practice will take place daily @ 2:45

*Must register and have physical turned in to practice

-Required Equipment/Clothing

School Provided:  

  • Singlet, Sweatshirt, Warm Ups, Headgear, Locker/Lock 

Athlete Provided: 

  • Wrestling Shoes
  • Wrestling Head Gear (can be borrowed from the school if needed)
  • CLEAN Workout Clothing Every Day 

→ Why go out for wrestling?  

Wrestling is a physically and mentally demanding sport.  Most people naturally avoid facing challenges alone, but people who participate in wrestling voluntarily test themselves on a daily basis.  

  • Develop  Physically- Overall athleticism, strength, agility, flexibility, balance, proprioception, reaction time
  • Develop Mentally- Confidence, toughness, grit, independence, self-efficacy, self-control, discipline
  • Develop Skills- Self defense, MMA, leadership, awareness, emotional control, goal setting, coachability and employability
  • Accomplishments/Opportunities- Compete at state and national level, build relationships and connections that may open up future opportunities
  • Belong- Be part of a team, grow together, support one another, make-spend time with friends, tribe/brotherhood
  • No Cut Sport- Anyone can wrestle, learn to use your unique strengths and overcome individual weaknesses

→ What is high school wrestling?

  • Wrestling is known as the “oldest sport”, with competition taking place, alongside running, in the original Olympic Games.  
  • Wrestling is a no-cut sport with the possibility of individual success for anyone willing to come out, work hard, and find purpose in the mentally and physically challenging aspects of daily training.  
  • Wrestling is a time-tested, base skill set to help lay a foundation for other areas of athleticism including: self-defense, mixed martial arts, football, lacrosse, rock climbing and various other sports.
  • Wrestling combines Strength, Agility, Flexibility, Body Awareness and Technique in a one on one battle for positional advantage.  
  • Individual sports help athletes demonstrate and improve their own work-ethic, personal pride, accountability and self-efficacy.  
  • Wrestling team aspect builds comradery through the shared experience of growth.  As individuals work hard and improve, so does the rest of our team. Student-athletes on the wrestling team are expected to encourages each other during competition, provide support to one another during physically and mentally demanding activities

→ Safety 

As a physical combat sport, wrestling is inherently dangerous.  Athletes will be trained with strict adherence to technique and safety standards to minimize these rare, accidental occurrences.  Proper warm ups, cool downs and adequate strength/flexibility training will be a daily part of the injury prevention process.  Athletes will be actively discouraged from “cutting weight” or participating in other unhealthy activities that have been a black-eye on the sport for so long.  Maintaining and improving overall physical and mental health is priority number one.

Head Coach-Brice Gretch Email: [email protected]

Phone:  (509) 558-3827 (school) (406) 698-9408 (cell-text)


  • Grew up in Billings, MT 
  • 4-time HS state finalist and 2-time state champion.  
  • Attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.  While at Wartburg, Brice was on 3 NCAA D3 national championship teams, and earned Academic All-American Honors.  
  • Coached for 2 years each at a couple of rural Southern Iowa High Schools.  At Lone Tree HS, Coach Gretch helped an individual athlete become the 2nd state place winner in school history.  While coaching at English Valleys HS, he coached the school’s 1st state champion in over 30 years, who went on to become a 4 year wrestler at University of Iowa.  
  • Assistant coach at Central Valley High School for four years before becoming the first head coach for the Ridgeline Falcons.

→ coaching style

It is important to make sure and establish a relationship with each wrestler right away.  My goal is to find a “WHY” from each wrestler.  We have to know why they are in wrestling and what they want out of it before we can help them work towards their goals.  Not every wrestler wants to go to state or wrestle in college, but every wrestler can become better every day.