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SHENANDOAH VALLEY WRESTLING CLUB

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-Fall PreSeason Training Registration
-Winter Youth Season 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

1 ) Fall PreSeason Training
 

Fall PreSeason Training will be from Sept 6 - Nov 3, 2022

Practice will take place at our SVWC Training Center:

221 Old River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812

FALL PRESEASON TRAINING OFFERINGS:

 

1) Lil' Scrappers

(Grades K-2)

$175 for full season

$30 drop-in practice

20% off sibling discount*

Practice 1x a week

Practices are:

Tuesdays- 5:30-6:15pm

2) Youth, Middle, and High School

(Grades 3-12)

$375 for full season

$30 drop-in practice

20% off sibling discount*

Practice 3x a week

Practices are:

Tuesdays- 6-8pm

Thursdays- 6-8pm

Sundays- 2-4:30pm

*Sibling discount applies to the 2nd+ child registered for a family, and is applied to the lesser or equal amount(s) of $ for season registrations.

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2) Winter Youth Season
 

Winter Youth Season will be from Dec 6, 2022 - Feb 23, 2023

Practice will take place at our SVWC Training Center:

221 Old River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812

 

Youth: Grades K-5

2 groups-

Beginner (less than 2 years experience)

Advanced (more than 2 years experience)

$225 for full season

$30 drop-in practice

20% off sibling discount*

Practice 2x a week, 75 minutes

Practices are:

Tuesdays- 5:30-6:45pm

Thursdays- 5:30-6:45pm

Note- the Beginner seasons ends after the Blue Ridge Wrestling League Tournament (date TBD).

*Sibling discount applies to the 2nd+ child registered for a family, and is applied to the lesser or equal amount(s) of $ for season registrations.

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SVWC CALENDAR & TOURNAMENTS

Upcoming Tournaments

September: Tyrant Tussle

Duals: Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2022, 8:00am

Open: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 3:00pm

Location: Highlands Sports Complex

225 McCormick Way, Triadelphia, WV 26059

September: Super 32 Qualifier

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Location: Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA

Click here to register

October: I-64 Final 4 and Duals

October 8th and 9th, 2022

Location: Virginia Beach Field House

2020 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Click here to register

October: Super 32

October 15th and 16th, 2022

Location: Greensboro Coliseum Complex

1921 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Click here to register

November: Valley Dominator

November 5, 2022

Location: Spotswood High School

368 Blazer Drive, Penn Laird, VA 22846

Click here to register

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SVWC COACHES

HEAD COACH: JESSE WEST

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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

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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.

SVWC also welcomes donations for specific items to be purchased for the club. The needed items and cost are listed below:
 

-TV for anouncements with mount: $387

-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!

Jim Young
Tonya & McKinna Geremia
George & Karen Willi
David & Denise Kraft
Joey & Allison Metzler
Charlie and Robyn Newman
Terri Denton
Travis Marshall

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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

EMAIL: SVWCinc@GMAIL.COM