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SHENANDOAH VALLEY WRESTLING CLUB

In Hard Work We Trust!  #svwcstrong

OPEN REGISTRATION: Spring Olympic Registration

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ABOUT

NON PROFIT

SVWC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt corporation governed by an elected board of directors.

MANAGEMENT

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.

 

MISSION

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." 

-Cael Sanderson

 

MEMBERSHIP

Open Mat

Open Mat sessions are available to any SVWC member at no extra charge. These sessions are a great way for our wrestlers to get additional mat time and fine tune their skill set.

Open Mat sessions are every Saturday from 5:30-7pm.

Practice will take place at our brand new SVWC Training Center:

221 Old River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812

Spring Olympic Season

The Spring Olympic Style season will be from March 29 - June 25. 

We offer full season packages as well as month to month commitments.

Practice will take place at our brand new SVWC Training Center:

221 Old River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812

SPRING AGE GROUP OFFERINGS:

LITTLE SCRAPPERS + ELEMENTARY

Grades K-5

$150 for full season

$60 for 1 month

Practice 1x a week, 45 min per practice

Practices are Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm

Covid permitting, we will have some local and intersquad competitions throughout the season. VAWA State tournament available to those who want to participate.

MIDDLE SCHOOL + HIGH SCHOOL

Grades 6-12

$270 for full season

$100 for 1 month

Practice 2x a week, 90 min per practice

Practices are Tuesdays 6-7:30pm & Thursdays 6-7:30pm

Some wrestlers will be invited to a top team practice for an additional training day. Covid permitting, we will have some local and intersquad competitions throughout the season. VAWA State tournament and other state level tournaments available to those who want to participate.

 

SVWC CALENDAR

 

SVWC COACHES

HEAD COACH: DR. JEREMY C. WHITMORE

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Jeremy is a Mt. Crawford, Virginia native who began wrestling at the age of 6, being raised up in the hardcore old school Shenandoah Valley Wrestling Club and later excelling throughout his high school career. He won multiple titles at the District and Regional level, as well as was a VHSL state runner-up in 2000. Jeremy found his greatest success on the mat while competing in Greco Roman and Freestyle arenas, where he won multiple state titles and represented Team Virginia at Fargo three times. While in college at the University of Kentucky, Jeremy became deeply involved in MMA and he began training in various martial arts including boxing, judo, and jiu-jitsu in the Lexington, Kentucky area before graduating in 2004 with his B.S in Biology.
 

After completing his undergraduate work at UK, Jeremy furthered his education at the Medical College of Virginia in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. While in Richmond, he continued his pursuit of MMA at the McCoy Martial Arts Institute under professional fighter Rick McCoy. Rick later gave Jeremy the nickname “All Day” for his seemingly endless conditioning obtained from his maniacal work ethic. Jeremy graduated from MCV in 2008 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, as well as completed the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) course through the well-respected NSCA. He ended his competitive MMA career in 2010, remaining undefeated after spending his last years training in Harrisonburg, VA area.
 

In addition to his service to the SVWC, Jeremy currently serves as Area Director for Drayer Physical Therapy. He commands a deep understanding of sport specific strength training, breathing principles, sleep improvement, stress management, healthy weight loss, hormone regulation, and diet/supplementation use for both life and performance optimization. Jeremy has completed the Level One CrossFit Certification Course, is a CrossFit Certified Kettlebell Instructor, has written a nutrition book for martial artists titled “Feeding the War Machine: Nutrition for Fighters,” and has been published in Fight Magazine. He continues to compete in various adventure races, is an avid bowhunter/outdoorsman, and proud father of two young boys.
 

Honors:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, 2008 Graduate
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- CrossFit Level One Instructor
- Certified CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor
- 32+ years’ experience wrestling/coaching
-3x Valley District Wrestling Champion
- Region II Wrestling Champion
- VHSL Wrestling State Runner-up, 2000
- Cadet Freestyle State Champion
- 3x Cadet/Junior Greco-Roman State Champion
- Multiple Virginia/USA National Team Member
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
- First to ever fight (and win) for the MMA Institute organization
- Former Operation Octagon Featherweight Champ
- Undefeated in amateur MMA

HEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL COACH: CHARLIE NEWMAN

Head Middle School Coach Charlie Newman is another “local legend,” both on the wrestling mat and grid iron, where he earned Virginia State Defensive Football Player of the Year and later started for Division I JMU. Charlie has deep local roots, has been on the mats since he could walk, sharpened his teeth in the SVWC (where he competed for Team Virginia at Fargo in both Greco and FS), and won a state title for Turner Ashby High School in 2006 at heavyweight after being a finalist the year prior. Charlie was inducted into the Turner Ashby Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Charlie is extremely passionate and motivated to be working with our middle school team, and expresses to them several strong goals, with one of them being to become nationally competitive. Charlie enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and raising his two daughters with his wife, Shelley.

HEAD YOUTH COACH: BEAU BAKER

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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.

 

Honors:

-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

 

SPONSORSHIPS

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.

Many thanks to the following Sponsors!

Jim Young

Tonya and McKinna Geremia

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"I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score." 

-Dan Gable

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships may be available to cover partial or full membership costs, depending on fund availability and need. Feel free to reach out to a coach or boardmember for additional information.

 

CONTACT

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MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 161, DAYTON, VA 22821

TRAINING CENTER LOCATION: 221 OLD RIVER RD, BRIDGEWATER, VA 22812

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