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.

2018 Spring - Summer 


  • 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

Practices (April - June, 2018):

Wrestling:  3:30PM - 5:00PM
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Summer Wrestling Competitions ( Dates To be announced):

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.

2017-2018 The Empire Wrestling Club 

Eligible Grades:      6th to 12th

Location:                 Buchanan Wrestling Room

Day:                          TBD

Time:                        3:30pm to 5:15pm

Dates:                       September 5th to October 13th

Competitions:        TBD

​Fee:                            $100, make check to Clovis USD

Contact:                    Coach Troy Tirapelle 

                                   (559) 360-0211