Mike has been a coach for over 20 years. I have helped develop many wrestlers into State Champions,
State Placers, Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Roman All Americans at the toughest tournaments
in the country. If you are interested in becoming a better wrestler, a better person, a better
son/daughter and want to have a positive experience in wrestling, then Mike is the coach you have been waiting for. Coach Kendall’s wrestling and coaching milestones:
* The first 4x North Carolina State HS Champion, with a record of 153-0
*Represented Team USA in the prestigious Dapper Dan Classic in 1991
*Greco Roman National Champion
*Greco Roman and Freestyle All American
*Received my BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
*2002-03 North Carolina 4A Coach of the Year
*2005 youngest inductee into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame
*2013 recognized as a top 100 Male Athlete in NCHSA history
*Voted 2014 SE Junior Person of the Year by coaches and board members from FL, GA, TN, SC,
VA, LA, AL, MS and NC
Chris Weller grew up on a farm in Central Kansas. The work ethic he developed on the farm has helped him become an accomplished athlete and coach of nearly 10 years.
* 2016 Bentonville Wrestling Club Head Coach. In the first 3 seasons Coach Weller has helped grow the club from 6 wrestlers to over 80 members and 13 coaches, with multiple state placers in those 3 seasons, as well as a 4th place Tulsa Nationals wrestler.
*2015 Fayetteville AR, Wild Hog Youth Wrestling Team. In his first year Chris helped place 23 wrestlers in the Arkansas State Tournament, 9 of those being state champions!
* Founder/President/Head Coach 2011 Southeast of Saline Wrestling Club. He wasn't just the head coach, he was also team president and fund-raiser. Starting the club with just 15 members by his third year he grew the club to almost 30 in rural Kansas taking 10 to the state championship tournament; placing 8. 1 of those wrestlers currently is a 3 time NAIA national qualifier for Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS.
*Captain 2006 KS State Champions Football
*SES HS and league record in the 4x400 meter relay and a 3rd place finish in the state 4x800 meter relay
*3rd individual place in clean and jerk KS state powerlifting
*Captain of the wrestling team and an all- league wrestler.
Chris's philosophy toward wrestling and life is, "Winning and losing does not define us, hard work, dedication, and perseverance are the keys to success". Chris is employed as the Athletic Director of Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy in Bentonville as well as a HS/JH PE Teacher, and coaches or has coached junior high and high school; XC, Golf, Basketball, and Track & Field
*Chris is bronze card certified, has experience refereeing wrestling and was KSHSAA referee certified, coached high school wrestlers, he himself competes in wrestling competitions, and spends countless hours studying and going to camps and clinics developing his technique, love, and passion for the sport of wrestling.
Greg is an assistant coach as well as serving as the president of the Bentonville Wrestling Club. He is passionate about the sport of wrestling and what it provides to our kids in the way of developing life skills and fitness. He often recites how his experience with wrestling was the most influential activity he participated in as a youth and still uses the life lessons he learned over 20 years ago to this day. He is thrilled to have 2 of his own children on the team that are growing to love the sport as much as he does.
Greg spends his spare time shooting IDPA and USPSA competitive pistol matches regionally and nationally. Earning a state championship in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.
Coach Ryan Patton wrestled in middle and high school in Oklahoma. Believe in teaching respect and a hard work ethic. We are excited to have Ryan as Vice President of the team and an excellent coach. "BWC FOR LIFE", says Coach Patton!
Will started wrestling at the age of 10. Although the sport was challenging, there was an immediate attraction. It was like no other sport he had ever done and he was hooked. A back injury forced Will to end his wrestling career early, but it opened the door for him to become a coach. Forever a student of the sport, Will continues to hone his coaching style and add technique from every coach he meets. He is a bronze certified coach through USA Wrestling. “Wrestling has given me so much in my life. I want to give that back to the next generation of youth.”