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By ISWA, 03/07/24, 10:00AM EST


Free ISWA Wrestling RTC/Clinic

Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner 

When: Tues. Mar. 12, 2024, 6-7:30 pm  Where: Franklin Community HS Enter Door 21  

REQUIRED: Current USAW Card Required. Boys/Girls/All Ages Accepted

Join us for a full wrestling clinic with 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner who overcame a  devastating accident to shock the world and defeat the previously unbeaten Russian, Alexander Karelin, in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.   Franklin will host a special two day RTC next week to kick off Freestyle/Greco season. March 12th, Tuesday night, 6-7:30 pm Franklin will host Perry Meridian’s RTC and have Greco Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner. 

Free ISWA Wrestling RTC/Clinic Indiana’s 4 Timer CJ Red & IU Asst Coach


When: Wed. Mar. 13, 2024, 6-7:30 pm  Where: Franklin Community HS Enter Door 21  

REQUIRED: Current USAW Card Required. Boys/Girls/All Ages Accepted

 Indiana’s very own four timer and assistant IU Coach C.J. Red will be running RTC.

 THIS IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR BOTH DAYS. What a deal! What a Special two day event hosted by Franklin and Perry Meridian together!

Let’s pack the room these two days and kick off Freestyle/Greco season. 

Coach Tonte, Franklin Community HS & Coach Schoettle, Perry Meridian HS

C.J. Red, Assistant IU Coach 

The 2022-23 season marks C.J. Red's first on the Indiana Wrestling coaching staff.

In year one, Red helped Indiana's program make big strides. The Hoosiers' 8-5 record in 2022-23 was the team's best since 2016-17, that included three Big Ten wins and three ranked victories, as well.

Red provided valuable experience of wrestling at the highest stage and in recent time, after just finishing his collegiate career in March 2022. He worked closely with Indiana's light and middleweights and helped push Graham Rooks (149 lbs.) to have the best season for an Indiana wrestler since 2017.

Rooks went 29-11 and reached the Round of 12 at his third career NCAA Championships. This was the furthest an Indiana Wrestler had gone in the tournament since 2017 when Nate Jackson got eighth place at 184 lbs. Rooks also finished in fifth place at the Big Ten Championships.

Red, an Indiana native, returns to his home state after completing his highly successful collegiate wrestling career at Nebraska this past spring.

At Nebraska, Red was a standout in the lineup at 141 lbs. throughout his entire career from 2016-2022. Red was a three-time NCAA All-American ––– earning sixth place at the 2021 NCAA Championships, as well as eighth place in 2019 and seventh place in 2018. In total, he was a five-time NCAA Championships qualifier from 2018-2022.

Additionally, Red earned multiple podium finishes at the Big Ten Championships over the years. He finished in second place in 2019, third in 2020, fourth in 2021 and seventh place in 2018.

For his Cornhusker career, Red had a 98-46 overall record and a 39-20 dual record. He won 22 bouts via fall with five tech falls and nine major decisions to his name. 

The move to the Indiana coaching staff will be Red’s first coaching role in his professional career.

Prior to competing at Nebraska, Red had a legendary high school wrestling career. He attended New Palestine High School where he wrestled for coach Chad Red Sr.

Red went 183-0 in his prep days, including being a four-time state champion. He was deemed the top 132-pounder in the country according to the Asics FloRankings in the class of 2016. He won the 2015 FloNationals crown, was the 2014 Super 32 champion and 2014 Fargo Junior Cadet Nationals champion, all at 126-lbs.