Blanton coming to Hammer

Jordan Blanton will be coming to Hammer to run a technique session on May 30th and June 17th, both at 5:30pm. He will conduct the practice for those days. Those members registered for the summer session will have free access to these days. Nonmembers will be charged $20 to attend. Walk-in and pay at the […]

Reflections of a Wrestler

As we drove back from Columbus, OH (the Tournament of Champions), there was much opportunity to reflect on the trip. In that time one encompassing thought abounded more than any other, “Wrestling is the greatest sport ever”. In what other sport can you find five year olds and 40 years olds competing in the same […]

New Singlets

Hammer Wrestling Freestyle/Greco singlets coming out. We are official. They should be here in a few weeks so let us know if you’re interested in purchasing them. We will be getting pricing information out soon. All of us here at Hammer would like to thank No Mercy Customs for their work on the singlets. We […]

Freestyle/Greco Schedules Posted

The 2013 Freestyle/Greco schedules have been posted. Keep in mind that these are always subject to change and more may be added. The current Hammer schedule is listed. These competitions are recommended by the Hammer staff and will have coaches attending each event. You can find more information at Illinois USA Wrestling.

Congrats to Hammer State Qualifiers

Congratulations to fellow Hammer members that qualified for the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament last weekend. Your hard work in the offseason paid off and you should be proud of your efforts. Each of us at Hammer believe that your best wrestling is still ahead of you and we will do whatever we can to assist […]

Bavaro and Annoreno on to Greco Nationals

As mentioned previously, Sal Annoreno (Bartlett High School), qualified for Nationals in Greco at 145lbs at the Illinois State Greco Tournament. Elijah Bavaro (Bolingbrook High School) took third at that same tournament at 126lbs. However, recently Elijah was contacted and offered a spot on the Greco team at 126lbs. He has accepted and will be […]


I am certain that the majority of us have convinced themselves of a desire to be average in whatever we pursue. We have decided that to be otherwise is way too much work. Striving to reach greatness is much too difficult for most of us. As success is never guaranteed, a person could put in […]