Our Approach

Riptide is a first-class wrestling club on the South Shore of Massachusetts.  We boast a large coach’s line up of more than ten coaches who have had a wealth of experience in the wrestling world both competing and teaching.  Several of our coaches have been students of names like Jeff Buxton and other well-respected coaches at the highest level. We offer classes to entertain all ages and abilities. 

We start with our beginner group.  Our goal for this class is to make the wrestling room a fun, safe environment and to teach them to love the sport. We will learn basic techniques, wrestle live and play a game every night.  

Our Youth and High School classes will be on a rotating curriculum so that students who can only come on certain nights will get to participate in all 4 of our sessions.  Our 4 sessions are Freestyle, Neutral, Top/Bottom and Leg/Leg Defense. 

All of our groups will have the opportunity to compete in dual team and individual tournaments at both Folkstyle and Freestyle.  We know that our senior teammates have a lot of experience to share but don’t need the added expense of spring club as they prepare to leave for college so SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS can join our spring club at NO COST!!!! You just need to get your USA Wrestling card for insurance purposes.  Please contact us with any questions.

Meet the Coaches

Co-Founder & Coach Damien Bogle

Coach Damien grew up in a wrestling family down in Pennsylvania.  He found some small success as a high school wrestler being voted into the PA top 100 wrestlers for 3 years in a row, District Champion, Sectional Place Winner as well as a 2X MAWA Eastern National Champion. He has coached year round for the past 12 years and has been teaching Foundation Wrestling for the past 4 years. He has had the pleasure of coaching students to several State, New England, and National titles. His moto:  “A good wrestler practices his moves until he gets them right, a great wrestler practices his move until he can’t get them wrong.”

Co-Founder & Coach Mike Bolduc

Hailing from Merrimack, New Hampshire, Coach Bolduc competed  as a youth & High School wrestler earning NH All State Honors 3X & 1X Class L Champion.  At the Collegiate level,Coach Bolduc was the starting 158 pound wrestler for University of Southern Maine under legendary coach Ted Reese.  He is currently the Head Coach of the Hanover Youth Wrestling Team.  Coach Bolduc brings with him a unique style and knack for getting  the best out of his wrestlers.

Coach Kevin Cyr

Coach Cyr bring a unique style as well as a reack knack for coaching our youngest grapplers.

 

Coach Kevin King

Coach King has been coaching on the South Shore for 10 years now at both Scituate High School and his own year round club Kraken.  He has lead his students to several State and New England titles.  Coach Kevin shapes his students into gladiators by leading with strength and confidence.

Coach Bobby Lewis

 

Coach Kyle McCarthy

Coach McCarthy grew up in Duxbury, MA where he was a four year starter at Duxbury High School.  He was a Div 3 State Champ, the lone Duxbury All-State Champ and a New England Runner up. Kyle additionally earned All-American status at AAU junior olympics. McCarthy then went on to wrestle in college at Sacred Heart University, there he was a three year starter, an academic All-American and Team Captain.  McCarthy earned a trip to the Division I National Championship his Junior Year Kyle is currently the head coach at Duxbury High School where he has been for the past 14 years. Kyle’s passion for wrestling comes from the fact that it can be used as a tool in the betterment of the student athlete on and off the mat.