The Empire Wrestling Club

About our Club

Headed by Troy Tirapelle, Head Coach of Buchanan High Bears Wrestling and director of wrestling, The Empire Wrestling Club supports Buchanan High, Alta Sierra Intermediate and feeder elementary schools in the Buchanan High Area within the Clovis Unified School District. 

Our aim is the promotion of education, training, preparation and advancement of the youth participating in scholastic wrestling as well as preparing graduates with the needed tools for post secondary competition.



Who This is for

  • Those who live in the Buchanan Area and are interested in achieving the next level (multiple state placer, state champion, wrestle in college, etc.).  Grades 6-12 (We will make some exceptions for 4th-5th graders if they can keep up with all of the requirements and have someone their size to workout with.) 


  • Keep at least 80% attendance (you will be removed without refund)
  • Attend scheduled in-the-area competitions (2-mandatory)
  • Stay focused and on task
  • Emergency Form & Empire Waiver on file with Coach Tirapelle

Fees and Schedule


  • Spring - Summer Practices (April - June, 2019):
  • Wrestling:  3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 

  • Fall Practice: (September 5th to October 13th
  • Time: 3:30pm to 5:15pm


  • Summer Wrestling Competitions (TBD):
  • Buchanan Summer Scrimmage (Typical Time)
    Friday 12pm-7pm
    Saturday 8am-2pm
  • Clovis Summer Scrimmage
    Friday 2-7pm
    Saturday 8am-1pm
  • Central Summer Scrimmage
    Friday 2pm-7pm
    Saturday 8am-1pm

*There are various other local tournaments on Saturdays throughout the Fresno area.  If you are interested in wrestling more it is always encouraged.  For more information please visit the websites of SCWAY, USA Wrestling, and others.

2nd -6th Grade

For 2nd – 6th graders @ Alta Sierra wrestling room

Monday’s & Wednesday’s – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Oct. 14, 16, 21, 23, 30 & Nov. 4, 6, 13, 18, 20

Fee- $35, make checks to Clovis Unified School District

Registration will be at the first practice
For more information contact