Memorial Chargers Wrestling

Coach’s Note

Charger Wrestling is coming off of a solid season from last year. Our team this year will be led by a good group of seniors including:   Kallie Canfield, Austyn Cole, James Goldsborough, Cameron Lightner and Ben Thomas. We have most of our varsity members returning to the mat with Semi-State qualifier Clayton Lundy and Regional qualifier Kamden Goering. We are looking to compete for the NLC and Sectional titles with help from our underclassmen this season. It will be difficult to accomplish all of these goals, but our strong work ethic will help us toward our goals.  

With a tough schedule this season we will have to wrestle hard in the practice room and all of dual and tournament matches.  Our philosophy has always been that to be the best you have to compete with the best. We have a great group of athletes who have worked hard in the off-season by attending clinics, wrestling in club and national events.  Our athletes have even fit in time for community service. Our goal is to take one tournament at a time; do our best; and leave everything else on the mat.

We again have a great coaching staff  this season that will have a lot to offer our program as former Charger wrestlers as well as collegiate wrestlers. I am extremely excited about our team’s potential this season. We lost five starters from our line-up last season, so we have a ton of experienced and talented wrestlers coming back.  If we can come together as a team and embrace the grind of the high school wrestling season the sky is limit for us this year!

We are also excited about our involvement with the Elkhart Middle School Wrestling Programs.  We are adding Zack Corpe, former Charger wrestler, as our Technician Coach, and returning Head Coach Mat Toth along with Asst. Coaches Koby Lundy.   

Brian Weaver, Head Coach

 

Team Schedule

 

Coach’s Bio

Coach Weaver is entering his 20th year with the Charger Wrestling Program, and five year as head coach.

During his first fifteen years as an assistant and head assistant coach he helped train (4) Individual State Champions, (12) Northern Lakes Conference Team Championships, (11) Team Sectionals Championships, (8) Team Regional Championships, (2) Team Semi-State Championships and (2) State Qualifier Teams, Alongside of Jim Nicholson (Dual Record: 204-107-6) and Brian Seltzer (Dual Record: 195-31-0).

Since Coach Weaver took over as the head coach, the team has earned (2) Team Northern Lakes Conference Championships, (1) Team Sectional championship, (2) Team Regional Championships. Coach Weaver was named NLC Coach of the Year twice, and Elkhart Community High School Coach of the Year and his current dual record is 42-28-0 since he took over the program in 2014.

A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Weaver graduated Elkhart Memorial High School where he won the NIC twice, 2x Sectional Champ, 2x Regional Champ, and was a State Medalist for the Chargers he had a career record of 95-14 and held the record for Most Falls in a single season at 34 Falls in a single season, he held the record for 21 years, The record was broken in 2016-2017 by David Eli. After graduation, he pursued wrestling through USA and ISWA, earning state and national championships along with an Olympic tryout.

Currently Weaver is a full time employee of Heartland RV.  He’s an engineer, specializing in the design of luxury high end 5th Wheels.  He has been doing Engineering for seventeen years throughout the RV Industry.

Coach Weaver  started the Charger Wrestling Club in 2013, coaching youth kids through high school kids teaching them how to wrestle Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman, along with coaching them in Off-Season tournaments, State and National Duals.  For the last seven years, he has also coached youth football for the National Flag Football Association.

Weaver is married to Rose (Stoops) Weaver.  They have three kids: daughter Sheila that has graduated Dental Assisting School and two sons Bailey who attends West Side Middle School and Brodey who attends Mary Feeser Elementary.