What began in 1985 with a simple ad taken out in The Deforest Times Tribune has turned into a youth wrestling program that has enabled the growth of the sport and helped raise numerous successful wrestlers. Officially formed in 1986 the goal of Gold Medal Wrestling was to provide the local area youth with an atmosphere to show the love of the sport and to carry on the Deforest Wrestling values: PRIDE, DISCIPLINE, and RESPECT.
With over the 30 years of serving the community we are rich in history and tradition. Please check back as we work to update our website to honor all of those founders, board members, and coaches that have played a crucial role in the program. If you have any team photos, memorabilia, or stories please email us!
Browse our website for the list of All Americans, Conference Champs, and State Qualifiers, we are sure you will recognize and know a few of these athletes!