Redbird Wrestling Club

Redbirds wrestling club is a structured program. We allow young athletes to explore wrestling through a set of planned activities. We teach kids about respect and listening while learning. participants are given opportunities to work on their own and in groups.

Redbirds Wrestling (RBWC) is a chartered youth wrestling club through USA Wrestling and SCWAY Wrestling. Started in 2011, the club, promotes discipline, honesty, work ethic, accountability.


The club is led by coach Francisco “Pancho” Manriquez, who wrestled for the Division I college wrestling program at UC Davis from 2004-2008. Coach Manriquez had the privilege to wrestle for Lenny Zalesky, a 2x NCAA finalist at Iowa who wrestled under Dan Gable. Also, coached and technically influenced by MMA superstar and NCAA champion for Oklahoma State, Mark Munoz.

Much of the standards coach Manriquez follows are mirrored by strong wrestling attitudes, strong basic technique. Coach Manriquez is also in his sixth season as the head wrestling coach for Cardinal Newman high school. He is also the Dean of Students and teaches at Cardinal Newman high school.

Redbirds Wrestling Club will start back up Tuesday March 7th, 2017 for grades 5-12. Sign ups will be on the first day of wrestling practice from 3:30-4:00 p.m. March 7th, 2017.

This is season is focused on Freestyle and Greco, olympic style wrestling. The basics of wrestling will be covered no matter the level of wrestlers coming in. Advanced wrestlers will have an opportunity to continue their growth with advanced skills being taught. Practice days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Cost is $175. Season runs from March 7th to April 27, 2017.