WIBN June Newsletter


MANHEIM, PA - On behalf of our Wrestlers In Business Network (WIBN) National Board members, I hope everyone is enjoying a terrific summer. Things are moving along very nicely with the WIBN Network. We currently have 15 local WIBN Chapters that are in various stages of development across the nation. Over the rest of the summer, we will be working with many chapter leaders to help strengthen their organizations via the following:

  • We will leverage the NWCA database to help drive membership to local chapters and help promote local WIBN chapter events (i.e. we can do targeted emails to NWCA members within a 75-mile radius of local WIBN chapter events.

  • We intend to encourage our 7,000 active college wrestlers to upload their resumes into the WIBN job board so local chapter WIBN chapter members can offer internships and career opportunities.

  • We hope to secure some national job board sponsors who routinely hire high school and college graduates for full-time employment.

We are confident that all of the above-mentioned support efforts from the NWCA/WIBN National office will undoubtedly help to ensure sustainable growth of the WIBN chapters across the nation. As existing WIBN chapters strengthen and new chapters form, we will have more groups of high profile business leaders mobilized in regions across the nation who can leverage their influence to keep wrestling strong at every level. Examples of this include but are not limited to:

  • Several WIBN Chapters have hosted CEO leadership Academies for high school & middle school wrestling coaches in their respective communities (primarily for the purposes of growing participation).

  • Other WIBN Chapters have funded/hosted end of the year “league wrestling banquets” to promote outstanding achievement throughout the wrestling community.

  • A few of our WIBN Chapters have hosted “job fairs” for college wrestlers.

  • Some of our WIBN Chapters have hosted NWCA signature events and then reinvested the revenue generated back into the wrestling community.

I could go on for pages with other examples of how local WIBN Chapters can help to advance the careers of wrestlers and wrestling alumni in addition to supporting local wrestling initiatives as a byproduct of the successful networking events. Suffice it to say, it is critical that all of our existing chapters continue to grow while we establish as many new chapters as possible. For more information, please visit our website at www.wrestlersinbusiness.org or call our office at 717.653.8009.