GWWBN presents $38K gift to George Mason’s Patriot Elite Wrestling Club

By NWCA | Dec. 05, 2013, 12:59 p.m. (ET)
WASHINGTON DC – Following a successful NWCA All-Star Classic, the Wrestlers in Business Network’s DC Chapter GWWBN recently made a significant $38,000 gift to the George Mason University (GMU) wrestling program.

The gift was made possible because of all of the efforts that the GWWBN put in to making the event a financial success through ticket sales and sponsorship.

Dan Wotring, a former GMU wrestler and local business man is a founding member of the GWWBN Board states, “the success of our local group through the efforts of the local community and our relationship with the National Wrestling Coaches Association has enabled us to have the funds to distribute to the GMU program. It is exciting for us to do so.”

Mike Moyer, Executive Director of the NWCA added, “We have developed a strong partnership with the WIBN and am excited that our All Star Classic has become a vehicle that creates financial means to support the wrestling community, as well as an event that reflects well on our sport! The WIBN has a unique place within the wrestling community and is doing wonderful work.”

The Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network is a local chapter and now part of the newly created Wrestlers In Business Network. The WIBN is expanding into strategic communities across the nation.

The goal of the Wrestlers in Business Network is to bring the professional community together for the purposes of supporting each other personally, and professionally. For more information on the WIBN, visit


The GWWBN is a non-profit networking group that has been organized with the objective of mobilizing the wrestling community for business, social and personal purposes! Our goal will be for its members to network, prosper and position itself as an advocate for wrestling at all levels with in the Greater Washington Region.

GWWBN Board Members are: John Licata, President; Keith Burgess, Vice President; Derek Donahue, Tresaurer; Eric Brugel; Alan Meltzer; Bob Karch; Petch Gibbons; Kevin Colabucci; Darran Anthony; Kurt McHenry; Wade Schalles; Michael Lerner; and Dan Wotring.

National Wrestling Coaches Association
Founded in 1928, the NWCA strives to promote and provide leadership for the advancement of amateur wrestling, primarily at the scholastic and collegiate levels. The association is headquartered in Manheim Pa. The three core competencies are coaching development, student-wrestler welfare, and promotion/advocacy. The NWCA has 10,000 members and educational programs that serve 230,000 students each year.