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Wrestling | Reza Abedi & Ken Workman

A Welcome Message from Head Coach, Reza Abedi

I apologize for not greeting you in person, but it is for a very good reason.  I am coaching our Dana Hills Wrestlers at the CIF Championship!  Coach Workman will be speaking on my behalf and addressing your questions.

Following the presentations, I will be available to answer any questions you might have about the Dana Hills wrestling program.

I strongly suggest you visit our website and please do not hesitate to email Coach Abedi at any time.


Wrestling is a winter sport. 

Our season begins in November 15 and ends approximately March 1st.

Wrestlers are enrolled in the wrestling class for both the Fall and Spring Semester.

Our practice schedule is approximately as follows:

Aug through Oct. Pre-season

Nov. through March season

Our Spring practice schedule is March through June

Our Summer practice schedule is June and July


One reason student athletes can excel in wrestling is due to the fact we compete by weight class, so wrestlers start out evenly matched. 

Wrestlers who may need to “cut weight” do so under a medically approved system that is both safe and effective. 


Coach Abedi

Although I have been coaching wrestling for 34 years, I was literally raised on the wrestling mats since my father was the athletic director and coach for my town.

I grew up in Kermanshah, Iran where I made the elite National Wrestling Team.  As a wrestler, both in Iran and later in my college days here in America, I achieved multiple honors and Championships. This spring, I am proud to be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, alongside Olympians and U.S. Presidents.

I share this not to boast, but to emphasize that wrestling can and will give your sons and daughters the life skills, such as confidence, strength, courage and fortitude that are so very necessary to achieve success.  If wrestling can do this for a simple kid from a small town in Iran, wrestling will make a huge, positive impact on the lives of your children.

I strongly encourage you to have your sons and daughters participate in an extracurricular activity while they attend high school.  Many students who haven’t found the success they wanted in youth baseball, basketball and football, excel as wrestlers. We hope you will talk with some of wrestlers and wrestling parents.  I am confident you will hear what a positive impact the wrestling program has had on everyone involved.  

I look forward to meeting you in person and I hope you will give me the opportunity to mentor your sons and daughters through the oldest sport known to mankind: wrestling.



Coach Abedi

Coach Workman

Hello, I am Ken Workman Assistant Coach to the Dana Hills Wrestling Team.  I have been coaching Wrestling for 24 years (18 as Head Coach and last 6 as an Assistant here at Dana).  I started this sport with a 1 win and 20 loss record as a freshman in High School and through hard work, discipline, perseverance, repetition perfecting technique I finished my senior year in high school in the CIF State Finals placing 2nd out of 1,200 schools possible to compete.  Then went on to a Community College, before transferring to a Division 1 school on a scholarship; where I wrestled for 4 years.  Starting my first couple years of college feeling like a beginner; finishing my senior year in college as PAC-10 finalist, placing 2nd and Finishing top 13 in the NCAA Division 1 tournament..  


Wrestling is a unique, technical, challenging sport and it emphasizes discipline, hard work, team unity and above all, perseverance, an essential tool for success for many of life’s challenges.

Reza Abedi-Head Coach
Reza Abedi-Head Coach
Ken Workman-Asst. Coach
Ken Workman-Asst. Coach