Banquet launches Popeye Wrestling

The Popeye Wrestling Club will hold a pre-season banquet at Homer Middle School from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday. This is an opportunity to learn about the club and how it continues to expand. It’s also a chance to learn how wrestling can teach members about sportsmanship, individuality, team concepts and the value of physical activity.

For more than 30 years, the Popeye Wrestling program has been part of the Homer community. The program’s “copper” certified coaching staff is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and the value of hard work through the sport of wrestling. Popeye wrestling has produced many state champions as well as NCAA and Olympic wrestlers.

Wrestlers can be as young as 5 years old. Practice begins Feb. 17. Fees are $100, which includes USAW registration fees and the Community Rec fee.

Registration forms will be available at the banquet or can be requested by emailing

For more information, contact Larry Croft at 399-3114 or by email at