| A Message From Head Coach Kris Hayward ...
2016-2017 ... Hello Parents!,
I'd like to take this opportunity to talk to you about the Fort Myers Riverdale wrestling program and to encourage your son to participate in the sport of wrestling.
Wrestling builds a strong character, and teaches self-discipline, self-confidence, humility, and perseverance. It is a sport for youngsters of all body shapes and sizes; a rewarding sport that provides them with opportunities to be individually successful, while competing on a team.
The Fort Myers Riverdale wrestling program is one of the premier sports programs in Southwest Florida. In the past 46 years, Riverdale has won 2 state championships, 2 state runner ups finishes, multiple conference, district, and regional championships. We've had 21 individual state champions and 82 state place winners. Our student athletes carry an average of 3.5 gpa. We are proud of our accomplishments on and off the mat. After graduation, our wrestlers go on and attended numerous colleges and do great things in our community. I would like to encourage your son to become an integral part of our youth or high school programs.
It's a great time to be a wrestling Raider!