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2022-23 Coaches

Our instructors are some of the most experienced youth wrestling coaches in the Midwest.

Our all volunteer team of dedicated and knowledgeable coaches provide an unparalleled experience for wrestlers ranging from first year to elite level.

The BBWC is a member of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF) and is sanctioned by USA Wrestling, the same organization that trains our Olympic teams.

Dave Blanke (Head Coach)

  • Started wrestling in 4th grade with the Barrington Broncos Wrestling Club
  • Graduated from Barrington High School (Class of '88) and earned 4 varsity letters in wrestling and 3 in soccer
  • Placed 3rd at IHSA State Tournament and was a freestyle state champion
  • Graduated from Northwestern University (Class of '93) and earned 4 varsity letters in wrestling
  • At NU, was a 2x Midlands place winner, 4x Freestyle All-American, 1x Greco All-American, and a U.S. national team member that competed in China
  • After college, worked at his family’s business and started his coaching career at Elk Grove High School (EGHS) where he was the Varsity Assistant for 10 years;  During this time, he changed careers and became a high school teacher at EGHS. 
  • Hired on at Grant High School (Fox Lake) where he taught Social Studies and coached wresting for another 10 years (Currently the Dean of Students at Grant)
  • After 20 years of coaching at the high school level he returned to where he started his wrestling career, the BBWC
  • He is now in his 7 year of coaching at the club where he enjoys coaching his three sons: Daniel, Matty, and Thomas

Tom Dorn

  • BBWC Coach since 2015
  • 4 year high school wrestler at Andrew HS
  • 1 child, Ryan, who is in 8th grade has been in the program since kindergarten
  • Motivation: enjoys the sense of community within our program.

Noah Glazov

  • 7-year veteran coach for the BBWC
  • 1 son in the program
  • Barrington High School wrestling alumnus
  • Captures action photos of our wrestlers at every tournament!

Additional Coaches


  • Andrew Pawielski
  • Criss Chang
  • Dave McGrath
  • David Perlick
  • David Stoltz
  • Jake Hughes
  • John Hatfield
  • Jonathan Denikas
  • Justin Pawlik
  • Mario Ramirez
  • Mark Cushman
  • Michael Goranson
  • Nate Habeck
  • Paul Faso
  • Rob Reinert
  • Robert Sargent
  • Roger O'Donnell
  • Ryan Mowinski
  • Thomas Vena