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Welcome to the Cleveland, OH chapter of the Wrestlers in Business Network. We are a non-profit networking group that has been organized with the objective of mobilizing the wrestling community for business, social, and personal purposes. Our goal is to have our members network and prosper together while positioning ourselves as an advocate for wrestling at all levels within the Cleveland area.

 


Member Spotlights

We're proud to share the stories of our most accomplished members in this regular member spotlight. Click on an image to hear about their career and what wrestling means to them. 

 

Would you like to be featured? Simply click HERE to submit your information.

 


 

Meet our board of directors

Aaron Grossman
President / Chair
 
Albert Melchiorre
Board Member
 
Nick Canitano
Board Member
 
 
Jason Effner
Board Member
 
John Cvetic
Board Member
 
Lou Joseph
Board Member
 
Matt Delguyd
Board Member
 
Neil Waxman
Board Member
 
Tim Courtad
Board Member



Local coach testimonials

 

"The ability to connect and develop relationships with elite level leaders has been a tremendous resource for myself and my athletes. Many times networking can feel forced. Wrestlers in Business has created the ultimate ice breaker allowing all those involved to instantly have common ground. Having rapport with Aaron Grossman and John Licata has provided incredible opportunities to learn and gain valuable perspective. Beyond those relationships, WBN has brought in guest speakers Tom Ryan, J Robinson, Coyte Cooper and Congressman Jim Jordan to name a few who have shared their journey, their story, and their keys to success."

  -Danny Song
 
Case Western Reserve University

 

 

"With the generous donation from Wrestlers in business,  BW Wrestling was able to enhance the student/athlete experience beyond what the school operating budget allows.  It also has an impact on our program beyond $ monetary contributions.  Wrestlers in Business helps link and connect them to others that can maybe help launch or advance their career.  All of this is done by passionate wrestlers!!!  THANK YOU Wrestlers in Business."  

-Jamie Gibbs
  Head Wrestling Coach
  Baldwin Wallace University

 

 

"WIBN has been a great resource for our program in many ways.  They have helped us to connect with our community and offered help and guidance in many aspects of our program.  WIBN has been and continues to be a vital resource for the Cleveland State Wrestling program."

-Ben Stehura
  Head Wrestling Coach
  Cleveland State University

 

 

"Wrestlers in Business has had a huge impact on the wrestling community both locally and nationally. The NWCA All-Star meet was an incredible event here in Cleveland and John Carroll was privileged to have two wrestlers participate on the same mats as the best wrestlers in the country."

-Mark Hawald
 Head Wrestling Coach
 John Carroll University

 

 

"Wrestlers in Business has made a large impact on our wrestling program. With their generous donations we were able to assist our wrestlers beyond the schools capacity. Our college requires internships within their majors to graduate and with the resources presented by Wrestlers in Business it has helped create relationships to excel their future careers."

-Frank Romano
 Head Wrestling Coach
 Notre Dame College

 

 

"WIBN has played a vital role in growing wrestling throughout NE Ohio. The benefits of connecting our graduates with potential members is a priceless feature. WIBN has gone the extra mile to include small schools in their outreach. Their devotion to small school wrestling programs was witnessed first hand at this years All Star Classic. Several bouts featured local DII and DIII schools wrestlers.

Thanks for the support!"

-Kevin Hoogenboom
 Head Wrestling Coach
 Lake Erie College

 


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