SVWC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt corporation governed by an elected board of directors.
The officers of SVWC consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two (2) at large members. All board members bring specific skills to the table that help our club to continue to strategically grow and encourage the advancement of amateur wrestling. The board meets monthly to discuss current and future activities of the club.
The Shenandoah Valley Wrestling Club is dedicated to promoting the sport of amateur wrestling in the Shenandoah Valley. We strive to provide the highest quality instruction and training environment, while promoting good sportsmanship and developing well rounded young athletes. We believe that wrestling teaches our athletes the importance of self discipline, hard work ethic, education, self confidence, and the ability to overcome adversity through determination and dedication.
BLUE RIDGE WRESTLING LEAGUE
SVWC is a member of and competes in the Blue Ridge Wrestling League along with five (5) other clubs; Wilson Memorial, Riverheads, Waynesboro, Fort Defiance, and Stuarts Draft.
"Wrestlers compete as individuals yet the sport builds comradery like no other."
3) VAWA PREP
WAVA Prep will be from Feb 7, 2023 - March 9, 2023. Preparing for VAWA States + VA Challenge
Practice will take place at our SVWC Training Center:
221 Old River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812
Youth & Middle School: Grades K-8
$100 for full season
Practice 3x a week
HEAD COACH: JESSE WEST
Coach West has 38 years of wrestling experience as an athlete and coach. He was a 4x state finalist, 2x State Champion, and was named the #1 high school wrestler in the nation at 125 lbs as a senior by Amateur Wrestling News. Coach West went to Iowa State University as a scholarship athlete wrestling unattached his first year and a varsity starter his second under legendary coach Bobby Douglas. He transferred to the University of Missouri where he was also a varsity starter. As a freestyle wrestler, Coach West was an All-American at every USAW age group: Cadet, Junior, University, and Open divisions.
He has trained multiple high school state champions, national all-Americans, and collegiate wrestlers. He also officiates the International styles as a USWOA M1 and UWW official. In 2022 coach West captured the veterans Greco-Roman National championship and finished 2nd in freestyle.
ASSISTANT COACH: BEAU BAKER
Beau Baker started wrestling in 5th grade, within 2 years he was “all-in” and head over heals with the sport. Beau finished his High School career as a two time Virginia state champ, and the first for Turner Ashby. He won both state titles via technical fall, and to this day he remains arguably the best takedown wrestler in area history. Beau was inducted into the Turner Ashby Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
After High School, Beau received a wrestling scholarship to Southern Conference powerhouse, UT Chattanooga. While there he was a part of three SoCon championship teams. A few years after hanging up his wrestling shoes, he transferred his talents to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After an undefeated amateur record, Beau became one of Virginia first professional MMA fighters, ending with a 10-5 record spanning 6 years.
Beau returned to SVWC, the club he started in, when his son Gable began wrestling in Kindergarten. He has helped coach and restructure the club in the 6 years since, and took the role of Head Youth coach in 2019.
-4x Valley District Champion
-3x Region II Champion
-2x VHSL State Champion
-2x Greco Roman State Champion
-1997 Asics All American Selection
-112-8 Career High School Record – 93% winning pct.
-2x Cadet/Junior VA/USA National Team Member
We appreciate and welcome your financial support! SVWC is a nonprofit 501(c)3.
Your donation will be used to continue to build a state-of-the-art training facility, provide team training equipment and out of town competition opportunities, and national caliber coaching and mentorship for wrestlers. Your contribution can also be used to provide a SVWC seasonal scholarship for wrestlers that are facing financial hardships.
Click on the icons below to view/download pdfs with information on Corporate or Individual sponsorship opportunities. Please feel free to contact Head Coach Jeremy Whitmore, or any board members or coaches with questions.
SVWC also welcomes donations for specific items to be purchased for the club. The needed items and cost are listed below:
-Annual fee for check-in software: $804
-TV for Technique; able to chromecast from your phone: $515
-Gym Wall Art: $515
-SVWC "Top Team" Travel Warm Ups: $1,262
-"Sole Mat" Complete Set: $361
Many thanks to the following Sponsors!
Tonya & McKinna Geremia
George & Karen Willi
David & Denise Kraft
Joey & Allison Metzler
Charlie and Robyn Newman
Mike & Erin Fornadel
The Cook Family
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MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 161, DAYTON, VA 22821
TRAINING CENTER LOCATION: 221 OLD RIVER RD, BRIDGEWATER, VA 22812