Elite Athletic Club South
4625 Progress Dr Columbus Indiana 47201
Franchise Owner/Head Wrestling Coach Bio: Coach
Wrestling: Coach Clark journey began when he was just a 5 year old boy, But it actually started when he was 4 years old in 1991. 1991 was the first time I had laced up a pair of Wrestling shoes. Clark said: "Well who am I kidding my mom did." Wrestling back then was fun and exciting and His big brothers where wrestlers as well. By luck in 1992 He won His first ISWA Folkstyle State Championship at the age of 5 years old. In His eyes it was only up from there. Over the next several years He had gone on to win some awesome big matches against tough competition from all over the United States. By the time he had graduated High School in 2006 He had captured the Stats of: 5x ISWA Folkstyle State Champion, 10x ISWA Folkstyle State Placer, 6x ISWA Freestyle State Champion, 13x ISWA Freestyle State Placer, 4x ISWA Greco-Roman State Champion, 9x ISWA Greco-Roman State Placer, 6x Freestyle All-American, 2x Greco-Roman All-American. Wrestled for the Culture Exchange wrestled Poland and Turkey. He still to this day love Wrestling just as much as he did back when He was 4 years old you can see and feel he's inspiration.. Now in His life that would be a total of 30 years around the sport of Wrestling. 15 of those years where competing and He was a ISWA Member for 15 Years. After not wanting to stop competing it was at the point He had turned on a new love and had many years before He was out of High School training in another passion.
Mixed Martial Arts: In 1999 Mixed Martial Arts is where it really began. Clark Said: " I've trained with some really awesome and amazing people in my life. These guys are like Father figures to me seeing well some/most since my dad was never really around and was always working. Dont get me wrong he payed for all my stuff. But missed out the rest." Through the years He trained at many facilities and some super awesome guys that taught Him some amazing life lessons that He still apply them to His life still to this day. Trained with in His opinion some of the best to EVER do it, guys like, Chris Lytle, Shonie Carter, Wes Sims, Jeff Curran, Chris Price, Jake O'Brien, Jeremy Bolt, Jon Stutzman, Jerry Allen, John Castle, Jorge Gurgel, Rich Franklin, Pat Militich, Duke Rufus, Johnny Rees, Matt Brown, and His very own Head Muay Thai Coach for Elite Athletic Club South Mr. Jonathan Tribby from 2007-2011/ & still
to this present day. He started boxing at age of 12 over at Palmer Boxing and Rings sports, Damage Incorporated, Godseys Barn. Just every where with some amazing ppl. His last fight was in 2010. He really retired because the Commission was making it harder. They even erased any non Sanctioned fights. There was times He fought 3,4,5 times in one night. He stopped His MMA career with a 18-2(20) Ammy Record. HIS professional Record was 34-16(50). Yes Yes He's had 70 MMA Cage fights. After a few loses back to back. He Retired!
Ohio Christian University. He has a Masters Degree in Theology, Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Graduating with a 4.3 GPA.
He is now a Coach for a all year round Training Facility Coaching Nationally with Owner of Elite Athletic Club Kevin English up in Lake Station Indiana. Thing is He always thought He was going to be a Youth Pastor and still may some day. But turns out God has him right where he wants him, Impacting Youth Wrestlers for the greater good and according to his will and purpose. He does EVERY BIT of what He does solely for the love of the Greatest sports on the planet. Jesus is Elite Athletic Club South Soul Purpose. We do this to Honor the Sovereign One! W.H.B.L.- WORK.HARD.BE.LOYAL.
Head Muay Thai Coach:
Jon Tribby’s love for Muay Thai really began in the year of 2004. Jon accepted an invention from his highschool friend vitaliy kyryk to come to Ringsports gym on the East side of Indianapolis. On that day he met a man by the name of "Big John" Castle. John Castle was the Owner of Ringsports. John himself was a Amateur Muay Thai Champion and a Professional Boxer. Jon was having a hard time staying out of trouble and and staying away from the gangs and staying out of street fights. After the Muay Thai Camp with "Big John" Castle it was then that John Castle became Jon’s very first Muay Thai Instructor and Coach where Jon was trained up by John Castle and got to fight in some Muay Thai bouts being Coached by John Castle. After getting to know John Castle, Tribby Said: "John Castle is a really awesome guy man, he taught me how to really be a loving Instructor." And continued to speak nothing but respect and highly of "Big John" Castle! It was then not long after that Jon started running his own classes. It was called "Diamond Fitness"! It was named "Diamond Fitness" due to he gained the honor from Sakasem "The Punisher" Kanthawong and Sakasem himself gave Jon the name Jon "The Diamond" Tribby! Jon went on years later and fought some Professional MMA fights for WFC. Jon later became a personal Trainer for UFIT as well as running their Muay Thai program. As Jon grew more in love with Muay Thai he then traveled and had the honor and respect to stay and take on the culture of some legends in the Muay Thai Community, people like Saekson Janjira, Jongsanan "The Wooden man" Fairtex, Neungsiam Sampsori, Kaensak Sor Ploenjit, & BM Sasiprapa! Jon loves coaching people of all ages. He coaches anywhere from 3 years old and has had up to 86 years old. His passion is for Jesus Christ Our Lord & Savior and creating disciples and helping them get to the foot of the cross to that old rugged cross. "Tribby Said: "Thats what life is all about man! Finding joy by serving the Lord." This is Jon’s main purpose and this is the main focal point of his life. He has 3 children who look up to him and love him. Jon really loves having the opportunity to be a loving father of his children and will never stop trying to touch peoples lives and let people see Christ through him.
Assistant Coach: Chad Eaton
Chad didn't start out in Martial Arts other then a little Boxing as a kid. He grew up normal because once you've been in our world of the fight community you're just not the same!! In High School Chad was a 2 year Captain on the football team at Beech Grove High School. Other then football Chad was a great swimmer where he claimed 3 Conference Titles to he a 3 time Conference Champion, He also helped lead the way for the team giving his personal best to have Beech Grove High School win as a Team 4 Team Conference Titles. A few years later Chad ventured into a gym called Spartan Empire. It was then that he met Coach Chris Clark. Chad at that time was with all do respect well over the 300+ on the scale in weight. He wanted to get into shape and get healthy like he was in his High School swimming days. He began to train under Coach Clark and Clark got Chad all the way down to 253lbs and able to fight Amateur MMA. It was then a nickname came. Chad "Kryptonite" Eaton! Chad said: "I can remember my first day their like it was yesterday. First day I got asked to spar and be a sparing partner for Boxing. It was against a guy name Brian "Boximus Prime" Sheriff. I almost got knocked out several times!" Chad trained with several great local fighter like Brian Sheriff, James Shaw, Coach Clark, Chris Price, James Clingerman, Sean McCorkle, and also Elite Athletic Club South very own Muay Thai Coach Jon Tribby. Jon cornered Chad for his 5th fight, Chad Said: I was all Alone and by myself in Ft Wayne Indiana. Coach Tribby asked me if He could pray with Chad before he went battle to endure his first storm. It was then that his preparation had paid off and he knocked the guy out in just 15 seconds. Chad ending his fight career 8 fights total having an Amateur record of 5-3. Years later Chad went on to get married and have 3 beautiful kids and Family is one of the most important things in his life! A decade later God sent his good friend Chris Clark on a quest. Chris impacted Chads life deeply. He changed his whole life. But all Chris was doing was showing Christ Love, and with God ALL things are possible!