USA Chartered Houston Wrestling Club


An official USA Chartered Houston Wrestling Club, Paradigm Training Center provides elite training for both youth and adult wrestlers.  Our accomplished coaching staff is eager to help you reach your goals.

Houston Wrestling - Coach Steve | Paradigm Training Center


Steve Woods wrestled in the Airforce and was also a U.S. National Team member and a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO from 2000-2004. His most notable achievements are: 7X Greco-Roman All-American, 2X National Championships runner-up, 5X Armed Forces Champion, and Pan-American Silver Medalist.

Class Descriptions

Houston Wrestling - Tots Ages 3 to 5
Houston Wrestling – Bantam – Ages 4-7

These 45-minute sessions are the perfect way to introduce young children to Wrestling. Participants can transition to the Novice, Intermediate, and Schoolboy at age 8.

Houston Wrestling - Kids Ages 6 to 11
Wrestling Houston – Novice, Intermediate & Schoolboy– Ages 8-13

This entry level group is perfect for new wrestlers in Houston. Participants will learn to wrestle in a friendly and supportive environment. A typical class incorporates agility drills, technical instruction, live training, fun and games.

Houston Wrestling - Developmental Wrestling
Cadet, Juniors & Masters Wrestling – Ages 14+

This program is geared towards competitive wrestlers, mixed martial arts competitors, and adults that want to continue wrestling in Houston. Training sessions are oftentimes intense with an emphasis on live wrestling. Houston Wrestlers have unlimited access to our world class training facilities.

Paradigm’s accomplished assistant Houston wrestling coaches.
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    John Pope
    Virginia Military Institute
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    Kyle Tennyson
    Oklahoma State
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    Lelund Weatherspoon
    Iowa State
Partner in Prevention - Houston Wrestling

We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our students to learn and grow. Our wrestling coaches must be USA Wrestling Certified and must maintain good standing with USA Wrestling. Every instructor is also trained and certified through our partnership with Stewards of Children, a nationally recognized program for preventing and detecting child abuse.

Why Wrestling in Houston is great for kids

Paradigm Co-Founder Reed Shelger explains why he thinks all kids should wrestle.