Coach Waldroup graduated from Bremen High School in Midlothian, IL.
He went 30-0 during the regular season in wrestling as a senior – only to lose in sectionals.
At Triton Junior College he was determined to get the most out of his wrestling abilities and armed with a newfound fire and encouragement from former Triton coach Art Craft, Waldroup dominated the junior college circuit, eventually winning the 1985 National Junior College Athletic Association championship at 190 pounds!
After Triton, Waldroup joined the U.S. Army and continued to dominate over time, twice being named Army Athlete of the Year, winning a silver medal at the 1991 Pan American Games and being crowned a World Military Games champion.
Coach Derrick is passionate about raising up champions on the mats, and more importantly, teaching the mindset of being a champion in life to the next generation!
Coach Terry is a proud husband and father of two lovely daughters.
He began wrestling in Carrolton, Texas when he started 5th grade. Weighing only 54lbs he lost every match his first year, by pin. However, with a stern father who himself was a multi golden glove champion and Marine, quitting was not an option. They spent most of their weekends on the road traveling from state-to-state, seeking out the best wrestling opportunities in the country. Coached by Paul Aubrey and Mickey Martin, as well as his dad, Terry went on to become the State Champ 3 consecutive years. He also won the Colorado Nationals in freestyle. One of Terry's proudest moments was traveling to Rio de Janeiro and becoming a World Gold Medalist in BJJ!
Terry is also a second degree Tae Kwon Do black belt and Marine who currently is an entrepreneur and proud coach at Team RISE. He is passionate about building future champions on and off the mats.
Coach Allen Pettis wrestled in California at El Camino High School, in Oceanside, and at Palomar College, in San Marcos. Coach Allen walked away from wrestling for about 30 years until his daughter Xochitl decided she wanted to wrestle. Coach Allen began coaching her at home. Later, she became a member of Spring Klein Wrestling Club. To help train and guide Xochitl and other young athletes on their wrestling journey, Coach Allen became part of the Coaching Staff at SKWC, and, later, at RISE when she became a member of Team RISE.
Folkstyle Wrestling is the form of Wrestling that is practiced mostly in American high schools and colleges. It is also known as collegiate wrestling. The object of folkstyle wrestling is to pin your opponent. Failing this, you want to get as many points as possible. Freestyle wrestling, like collegiate wrestling, has its greatest origins in catch-as-catch-can. In both styles the ultimate goal is to throw and pin the opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Unlike Greco-Roman, freestyle and collegiate wrestling allow the use of the wrestler's or the opponent's legs in offense and defense. Freestyle wrestling brings together traditional wrestling, judo, and sambo techniques. Greco-Roman (US) or Graeco-Roman (UK) wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced worldwide. It was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908. This style of wrestling forbids holds below the waist; this is the major difference from freestyle wrestling, the other form of wrestling at the Olympics. This restriction results in an emphasis on throws because a wrestler cannot use trips to take an opponent to the ground, or avoid throws by hooking or grabbing the opponent's leg.
Fitness is a the number one component to all training. In order to succeed in the realm of fighting, or any sport for that matter, and even sometimes in life, a certain degree of fitness is required. Here at RISE, no matter what level of competition you participate in, or if you do not compete at all, we have an incredible team of trainers who are ready to help you transform your body into the best version of you. We place a great deal of emphasis on fitness in our every day lives and our team has acquired the tools necessary to help anyone get into better shape both physically and mentally. With a non intimidating approach to Fitness, we learn and grow together. Come take part in making Fitness Fun!
Amazing Gym. They have everything anyone would need all in one place. Along with a great coaching staff and enviorment. Excellent facility.
The bootcamp and women's kickboxing are definitely a must go!! They make it so you can complete a workout while challenging yourself and not hurting yourself. Only having brain surgery 45 days ago, i have had no problems in either class. Never forced or intimated.ALWAYS motivated!! I actually look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays!!
My son just started going to Rise and I am glad his first coach told me to take him to Rise. A lot of great talent with a staff that has boxing knowledge from being in the ring and not a bunch of YouTube coaches.
A clean, well organized gym with wonderful staff who truly care about people and are passionate about this sport. If you're looking to get into amazing shape or improve your performance, check out this place.
This place is awesome, very kid friendly and the staff makes you feel like you walked into your own house, house of pain, just kidding
Awesome gym and awesome instructors. Muay Thai is the best workout I've ever encountered and so much fun! Jason Felton is great with kids and people and makes you feel welcomed the moment you walk into the door.