Wrestling Club to be offered at Caldwell Center

Treasure Valley Community College’s Caldwell Center is launching a new partnership with a local gym to start a collegiate wrestling club in Caldwell.

Tryouts and information sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 21 and May 19 at Sergeant’s Fitness Gym, 523 Main Street, in Caldwell. Coach and gym owner Alex Gunoe has been working with TVCC to set up the club for college students. Gunoe is a former teacher and wrestling coach.

Club practices will be held at Gunoe’s gym which is across the street from TVCC’s Caldwell Center, located along the Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell.

“We are still finalizing some of the logistics, but the initial response has taken hold faster than we imagined,” said Kaitlin Brookshire, TVCC Caldwell Center Director. “But we are really excited to offer another local option to compete at the collegiate level and support the incredible wrestling legacy Caldwell has built.”

While the final schedule has not been set, the club members will likely compete against teams from Eastern Oregon University, Brigham Young University – Idaho, and other local college and universities.

Club team members must be enrolled full time at TVCC during the 2018-19 academic year, with at least 9 credits taken at the TVCC Caldwell Center. Both men and women are invited to participate. Members will raise funds for most of the first year team expenses, but TVCC officials don’t expect that to be a big hurdle.

“With such a strong wrestling community in the Treasure Valley, we’re already seeing business and community support for these athletes,” Brookshire said. For more information, contact Kaitlin Brookshire at kbrookshire@tvcc.cc

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The TVCC Wrestling Club will participate as part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). The NCWA is the youngest of the nationally recognized governing bodies, that include the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and NCWA. The NCWA helps develop programs under the school’s athletic department providing member institutions with a national governing body for competition, communication and promotion of collegiate style wrestling.  One of many unique features of the NCWA is that it operates as the only collegiate athletic governing body devoted exclusively to the sport of wrestling. Find out more information about NCWA here