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2018
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Featured News / Brandon Slay

Brandon Slay's Letter to Olympic Medalists

This letter was originally published through the Player’s Tribune and can be viewed here.  ...
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Jun
2018
14
Brandon Slay

Brandon Slay's Letter to Olympic Medalists

This letter was originally published through the Player’s Tribune and can be viewed here.   Dear Olympic Medalists, Let’s fast forward to the end of the Olympics. You’ve obtained your life goal, reached the top of your personal Everest and won a gold medal. Congratulations. Your countless hours of work, sacrifice and tears have paid off. … Continued

Sep
2017
15
B.J. Futrell / Beat the Streets

B.J. Futrell: A Mentor on and off the Mat.

The PRTC encourages our athletes to be give back to our local community through volunteering and our partnership with Beat the Streets Philadelphia. B.J. Futrell exemplifies what it means to be a mentor on and off the mat. You can read about his work with Beat the Streets wrestler, Quion Harris, on the Beat the … Continued

Sep
2017
15
Brandon Slay / Dave Shultz Memorial / USA Wrestling

20 Years Later, Looking Back at the First Dave Schultz Memorial

The Dave Schultz Memorial International was founded in 1999 to honor the late Dave Schultz, an American wrestling legend, and one of the greatest ambassadors of the sport. Nearly 20 years later, the tournament has become a staple of the U.S. freestyle circuit. USA Wrestling has taken a look back at the original 1999 Schultz … Continued

Jun
2017
12
B.J. Futrell / Chase Pami / Pennsylvania RTC / Richard Perry

PRTC Has Strong Showing at World Team Trials, Futrell Makes National Team

The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center compiled a solid 8-4 record this weekend at the World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. The highlight of the weekend was B.J. Futrell taking 2nd in the trials tournament (third overall at the weight class) and earning a spot on the National Team. B.J. opened the tournament at 65 kg … Continued

Jun
2017
10
B.J. Futrell / Chase Pami / Pennsylvania RTC / Richard Perry

World Team Trials' Brackets Released

Pennsylvania Regional Training Center members, B.J. Futrell, Chase Pami, and Richard Perry will be competing to make their first World Team tomorrow in Lincoln, Nebraska. In order to do so, each wrestler will have to battle their way through a mini tournament and then face a well rested opponent in the finals in a best … Continued

May
2017
01
Chase Pami / Dan Vallimont / Pennsylvania RTC / Richard Perry

All Three PRTC Athletes Place at US Open

This weekend, all three PRTC athletes wrestling in the US open earned a spot on the podium. At 70 kg, Chase Pami took third, at 74 kg, Dan Vallimont took eighth, and at 86 kg, Richard Perry placed second. Pami accomplished the Herculean task of battling back from a first round loss to Tommy Gantt … Continued

Apr
2017
28
Chase Pami / Dan Vallimont / Pennsylvania RTC / Richard Perry

3 PRTC Athletes to Compete at U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is the most important domestic tournament of the year because the winners of each weight class get a bye to the finals of the World Team Trials. Sitting in the finals is a huge advantage as it allows the wrestler to bypass the grueling trial’s tournament the rest of the competition must … Continued

Mar
2017
21
B.J. Futrell / Brandon Slay / Chase Pami / Dan Vallimont / Pennsylvania RTC / Richard Perry

PRTC Hosts Clinic at Conestoga High School April 1st

The Pennsylvania RTC is hosting a clinic at Conestoga High School, Saturday, April 1st. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to learn technique from PRTC Head Coach Brandon Slay, as well as world ranked wrestlers, BJ Futrell and Richard Perry, and NCAA finalists, Chase Pami, and Dan Vallimont. Focus will be given to all three positions, as … Continued

Feb
2017
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Brandon Slay

Coach Slay's Letter to Olympic Medalists: The Players' Tribune Article

Head Coach and PRTC Executive Director, Brandon Slay, is one of the elite athletes to reach the pinnacle of his sport and win an Olympic gold medal. In an article written for the Players’ Tribune, Coach Slay goes into detail about how he got himself mentally prepared for the challenge by shaking his fear of … Continued