News and Announcements

In life, there are people who show up in every corner, loving, supporting, and being the very fabric of our hearts. Shelley Lovelace was one of those people. We are heartbroken to share that after 13 days in the ICU Shelley passed away this morning. She was a wonderful wife, devoted mother, friend to all, and a beacon of love in our Irish wrestling family. The Lovelace family is grateful for the overwhelming support they have received the past two weeks. Please continue to keep Cooper, Ronnie, and Chloe in your thoughts and prayers.

A visitation to honor Shelley will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, starting at 4:00 PM and ending at 8:00 PM at the Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home & Cremation Center (9090 Highway 100, Nashville). Another visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the same location followed by a Funeral Service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
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Coach Simpson will have a van to take wrestlers on Wednesday to the service. Please write a note for dismissal at 9:45 AM and have your wrestler meet Coach Simpson in the office.

A meal train has been organized for the family. Please click to sign up for a meal if you would like to participate (

Thank you for loving and supporting the Lovelace family!

Michele Lampert

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Registration Updates

Posted by Nashville Catholic Wrestling at Nov 26, 2023 11:28AM PST

We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

As our tournament season begins we would like to update families on registration and fees for the season.

Registration fee for the season is $300 and includes singlet, t-shirt, and shorts. Payments: Cash, Check payable to Nashville Catholic Wrestling or Venmo @NashvilleCatholic-Wrestling.

We will have two different options for registration fees this season.

  • For wrestlers that would like to participate in tournaments, the cost for the season is $250 and includes team singlet, t-shirt and tournament registration fees.
  • For wrestlers that only want to attend practice (no tournaments), the cost for the season is $120 and includes team t-shirt. Payments: Cash, Check payable to Nashville Catholic Wrestling or Venmo @NashvilleCatholic-Wrestling.

If you have already paid your registration fee in Venmo, Thank you!! For questions or assistance please email

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NCW Tournament Registration

Posted by Nashville Catholic Wrestling at Nov 21, 2023 8:05PM PST

Thank you to everyone that made it out tonight to support the Father Ryan Wrestlers at Purple and White Night!

We have three beginner tournaments coming up. If your K-8th beginner wrestler would like to attend any of these tournaments please complete the registration links below and your wrestlers will be registered by NCW. Beginner tournaments are open to K-8th grade wrestlers. A beginner is all 1st year wrestlers or 2nd year wrestlers that have not placed in a region, top 100 or state tournament.

Middle School wrestlers are invited to join the high school practices on Wednesday, 11/22 and Friday, 11/24 from 10 am – 12 pm.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

FRHS Preview Day is October 22

Posted by Nashville Catholic Wrestling at Oct 19, 2023 11:21AM PDT

Father Ryan High School cordially invites you to attend PREVIEW DAY.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Father Ryan Center for the Arts
Check-in starts at 12:30pm.

Please join our family of students, educators, parents, and alumni for a preview of the Father Ryan experience. Tour our campus, attend classes, join sessions on Academics and our House System, visit our Clubs and Activities Fair, and watch a Performing Arts Showcase. Discover how Father Ryan is setting a new standard in Catholic education where your child will be known and loved. Register for Father Ryan’s Preview Day for a chance to win a $1,000 tuition grant! Must attend Preview Day to be eligible. Visit for terms and conditions.

Please visit to RSVP. Please note: If you have already submitted an application, registration for all admissions events should be completed directly from your
student’s admission checklist via our Admissions Portal.

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WrestleMania Registration

Posted by Nashville Catholic Wrestling at Oct 5, 2023 6:40PM PDT

We are excited to host WrestleMania again this fall!!

Fresh off their championship season the Father Ryan Wrestling Team in partnership with Nashville Catholic Wrestling is excited to announce the return of WrestleMania this fall.

This will be a three (3) day Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, introductory wrestling experience for the beginner wrestler. We will be teaching skills and emphasizing movement, body control, and fun. This program has a rich history of introducing the sport to future state champions.

When: October 16, 17, and 19, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: in the Patrick Simpson ’74 Wrestling Facility at Father Ryan High School
Who: Beginner Wrestlers Pre-K-8th
Register your wrestler at:

Bring shorts and T-shirts. Participants will receive a complimentary Irish Wrestling T-shirt. Contact Nashville Catholic Wrestling ( with any questions and follow the NCW Facebook Page for updates. (