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Charlotte chapter News


Programs We Support

To help give back to the sport that made us, WIBN Charlotte supports many of our local programs in need through advocacy, awareness, fundraisers, and donations.



WIBN Charlotte Board of Directors


Tom Oddo

Chapter Chair
Financial Advisor at Raymond James
Wrestled at Davidson College and former head coach

Alice Porter

Chapter Treasurer
Consultant Long time wrestling fan

Rob Tate

Chapter Memberships
Head Coach at Queen University
Wrestled at Gardner Webb

Jim Avola

Board Member
Director at Brand RPM
Wrestled at Davidson College, Head Coach at Darkhorse Wrestling

David Hickson

Board Member
Co-Founder at Fullcube
Wrestled at University of Buffalo, NCAA Official

Rob Grier

Board Member
Retired; Bank of America
Wrestling Connection: C2X Wrestling Academy

Blair Shwedo

Chapter Vice-Chair
Guardian Fueling Technologies
Wrestled at Miami University and UNC Chapel Hill, former Asst. Coach CLT Latin

Chase Michael

Chapter President
Senior Sales at OneAmerica
Wrestled at UNC Chapel Hill, Div I Official

Julio Arce

Chapter Events
Account Manager at Integrity Ingredients
Wrestled at Hampton University

Stan Banks

Chapter President
New York Life
Wrestled at UNC Chapel Hill, Head Coach at Core Wrestling

Frank Arado

Board Member
Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Wrestled at University of Chicago, Darkhorse Wrestling Club, Bucs Wrestling Club, Volunteer Coach at Queens University

Josh Toman

Board Member
Wrestled at West Point, NC Dream Team Club


get involved

While alumni networks, business groups, and industry organizations try to connect professionals, WIBN is uniquely designed to interconnect business leaders in our local community and across the country who share the values forged by wrestling. Do your part to get involved with our Chapter and the organization at large.