ipw training faq & information

"Travis and Troy do an excellent job of preparing young wrestlers for the next level at their training facility.

A GREAT place to start your journey into professional wrestling" 

-Gerry Brisco (WWE Hall of Famer/Former World Tag-Team Champion/WWE Talent Scout


For more information call head trainer Travis Shillington at 515 341 2415 or promoter Troy Peterson at 515 306 4801.

You can also email us through the website "Contact Us" pagelink.

The Vault:

 The Vault is located in Algona, Iowa and houses the oldest continuous training facility in the Midwest.

Opened in 2006, it is considered the premier place to train in the area. If you are SERIOUS about starting a career in professional wrestling, then we are the school for you.

Training here will put you in the ring with some of the best wrestling minds around.
It has a 16 X 16 foot training ring permanently setup for your convenience. If you want to jump start your professional wrestling career, look no further than training with IPW at The Vault. Training with Impact Pro Wrestling gives you instant opportunity to wrestle in front of the biggest crowds and most important shows being produced in the area.

Each year Impact Pro Wrestling coordinates a talent evaluation with WWE talent scout Gerald Brisco and "JR" Jim Ross.

IPW runs approximately 25 shows a year giving you many opportunities perfect your craft once you are trained.

About the Trainers:

Travis"TS" Shilington was trained in 1997 by Olympian Brad Rheighins and Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig. Upon Brad closing his training facility in 2001, TS begin to train wrestlers. He has wrestled throughout the Midwest and is widely recognized as one of the best in-ring performers.

He held numerous regional titles and has wrestled for Harley Race, Ken Patera, SDW, and Sheik Adnan El Kassie to name a few.

He has literally written a book on what it takes to be a great professional wrestler. That book will be given to you upon completion of training

Bill "Ugly" Picka Bill was trained by TS in 2007. He does most of the week to week in-ring training. He is an excellent student of professional wrestling and an even better teacher. He passes along his knowledge in a cohesive and logical format ensuring you get the most out of your time spent training.

Guest Trainers: From time to time We will bring in guest trainers to help students and bring a different perspective on wrestling.

Past guests include Perry Saturn, Austin Aries, and many of the IPW current roster.

Past Students(Very abbreviated list) AJ Smooth, Matty Star, Devin Carter, Tony Sly, James Jeffries, Nicky Free, and Ricky Love.