Ride Bike MS with Wrestling MS - Kansas City Sept 22/23 - New York City Oct 21

The Wrestling MS Team

Executive Team & Board of Directors

Our mission is to Motivate, Educate and Challenge those with MS to lead active, balanced lives. We are built on the principles of fraternity, commitment to each other, and service to others before self.

MS Champions

We call our riders with multiple sclerosis MS Champions. No matter where they are on the MS spectrum our riders are athletes who are wrestling MS with the heart of a champion. 

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board provides professional subject matter expertise helping us to understand MS, the needs of those with MS, and how to effectively tailor our programs to help those wrestling MS.


Mike Hagerty

Chairman and CEO

Board of Directors

LES GATREL (Kansas City) - MS Patient, 2X NCAA All American Wrestler, NCAA Div II Coach of the Year, Member of Two Wrestling Hall of Fames, Successful Insurance Executive.
GARY ERVIN (Kentucky) - Founder and Chairman of Ervin Cable Construction, Cable Pioneer Hall of Fame, 2016 PSK Distinguished Alumni, Pilot, Triathlete, 2X contestant on TV's Amazing Race, he has run the Boston and New York marathons, and climbed Mt. Everest and the tallest mountains on four continents; Everest, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, and Mt. Elbrus.
DUANE FRITCHIE (Kansas City) - Retired Science Teacher, NCAA All American Wrestler, Ironman Champion, World Champion Triathlate, 2016  US Aquabike National Champion and 2017 Aquabike World Champion.
MIKE HAGERTY (Kansas City) - Legendary Wrestling Coach and Official. USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame, Missouri USA Wrestling Hall  of Fame, UCM Athletic Hall of Fame. 14X NCAA Div I and Div II Finals referee, 5X Wrestling Coach of the Year, 6X USA World Team coach,  2X USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year, Coach of USA Wrestling and Olympic programs, and 2015 University World Champions. Former President and Board member of NCAA National Wrestling Coaches Association. Founder and Executive Director of       Inter-Collegiate Wrestling Officials Association. 
DR. MIKE NICHOLS (St. Louis) - Nationally recognized medical researcher at Mayo Clinic, Purdue, and University of Missouri St. Louis.
MERRILL NORRIS (Des Moines) - Retired Hewlett Packard executive. NCAA National Qualifying wrestler, Wrestling Hall of Legends
DAN POWER (Wichita, Kansas) - Retired Limited Partner at Edward D. Jones, Hall of Fame Wrestler, 2016 UCM Distinguished Alumni for Community Service, Investment Chair of $51 million University Foundation. International Outdoorsmen and Big Game Hunter.

Advisory Board

David Lyons

Founder, The MS Fitness Challenge, Bodybuilder, Author & Inspirational Speaker     Diagnosed with MS at 47, Yahoo called David the #1 source for MS fitness info on the web. He is the author of  David's Goliath, an autobiographical story of his journey with MS, and his book, Everyday Health and Fitness With Multiple Sclerosis, is  a practical exercise guide for anyone who wants to get in top shape while battling physical or  emotional obstacles to getting started. He is also a columnist for Everyday Health writing about fitness for MS and other extraordinary people conquering MS in a unique way through exercise. 

Coach Sandie Reilly

     USA Cycling Certified Coach                                             

Sandie started cycling when she was diagnosed with MS herself. With little prior experience riding and only three weeks before the MS 150 Sandie trained herself and mazingly completed the 150 miles! Since then she has dedicated her life to teach others the joy of cycling and promoting the health benefits of the sport. She teaches people from six to sixty to ride and works extensively with riders with special needs including those with Autism and wounded veterans.  She has trained athletes across the US including working with the US Olympic Training  Center in Colorado Springs.

Dr. Terry Whals

Author of The Whals Protocol and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa   

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. Learn more about Dr. Wahls’ clinical trials here. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls.

Amanda Steele

Past SR Manager of Development, Bike MS

Jim McNamara

Co-Founder and Past Chairman, Wrestling MS. Founder and CEO of Wasabi,  Chairman at Whitfield Leadership Center  

Dr. Robert Motl

Associate Director of Research for the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative and Professor