The Cardinal Wrestling Club (CWC) is a not-for-profit organization providing an environment and instruction that prepares wrestlers for competition at the section, state and national level.
Through wrestling and the role that Stanford student-athletes play, the CWC educates, trains and inspires its members to achieve their educational and athletic best.
Are you looking to train at the Division 1 level? If so, come train with the CWC. In addition to working with some of the premiere student-athletes from around the greater Bay Area, you will receive high-level instruction and training methods from Coach Varela, Coach Chaid, and the Stanford Wrestling coaching staff. If you aspire for high school wrestling success and an opportunity to compete at the collegiate level, the CWC is the place for you.
Head CWC Coach
16X CCS Champions, Gilroy HS
2X CA State Wrestling Coach of the Year
Most Senior National Champions in CA
Top 10 in CA State 10 consecutive years
3rd Place U.S. Senior Open 2019
U23 World Team Trials Runner-Up
2X NCAA Qualifier – North Carolina
2X California State Medalist
2018 USA Greco-Roman Junior World Team Coach
2x USA Greco-Roman National Team Member
2007 University National Champion
7x U.S. Open All-American
Director – California RTC
Assistant Coach – Stanford University
Current and former Stanford wrestlers will also occasionally help coach the CWC practices.
Since 2005, CWC alumni have earned 6 All-American honors at the NCAA Championships.
Since 2005, CWC members have won 49 California state medals and 10 state championships.