RISE – FIRST CLASS, Beginners School Launches August 31 in Chicago


RISE is very pleased to announce that beginning August 31 in the Chicago area, we will launch RISE – FIRST CLASS, the first group of beginners’ training classes, effectively launching the RISE School of Wrestling!

We get emails and messages often asking if we have a training school, enough that it made sense to begin exploring what our options may be. After working with and evaluating several schools in the Midwest, we will be working on conjunction with the Purgatory/Freelance Wrestling Academy in Villa Park, IL. Purgatory is an ongoing training facility for several active Chicago area wrestlers as well as some intermediate and advanced students not yet wrestling in matches. It has also been the Chicago area ongoing training ground for RISE Roster Members Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart and Kylie Rae. Saraya Knight has even taken the Purgatory kids to school as a guest training on several occasions.

Handling the in-ring training for will be Bryce Benjamin. Handling non-wrestling training will be RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey. Additional wrestling talent from the Midwest are on-board to assist with training as available, including current IMPACT Knockout Sienna and others to be announced in time.

“I have spent a great deal of time in the last year observing with and working with Bryce Benjamin and the students at Purgatory. Bryce is a solid hand in the ring and very capable as a trainer. He and I have been talking a long time about this concept as a possibility. We have finally agreed the time will soon be right,” said Harvey.

And that time is August 31, the first outing of RISE – FIRST CLASS, the first group of trainees of the collaboration between the RISE School of Wrestling and Purgatory/Freelance Wrestling Academy!

Interested wrestlers, please email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com, subject RISE – FIRST CLASS for more information.