Treasure Valley Community College-Caldwell launches wrestling club

College-age student-athletes -- male and female -- in Idaho and eastern Oregon who want to continue their on-the-mat careers now have a new option, as Treasure Valley Community College-Caldwell Center is launching a wrestling club for both men and women, the school announced Tuesday.

TVCC-Caldwell is located in Caldwell, Idaho, just outside Boise, which had been the home to a NCAA Division I wrestling program until Boise State eliminated it at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The college wrestling club will be the product of a new partnership with a local gym owned and operated by Alex Gunoe, a former teacher and wrestling coach. His facility is located across the street from Treasure Valley Community College's Caldwell Center in downtown Caldwell.

Wrestling club team members must be enrolled full-time at TVCC during the 2018-19 academic year, with at least nine credits taken at the TVCC Caldwell Center. Both men and women are invited to participate.

While the final schedule has not been set, the club members will likely compete against teams from Eastern Oregon University, Brigham Young University -- Idaho, and other local college and universities.

"We are still finalizing some of the logistics, but the initial response has taken hold faster than we imagined," said Kaitlin Brookshire, TVCC Caldwell Center Director. "But we are really excited to offer another local option to compete at the collegiate level and support the incredible wrestling legacy Caldwell has built."

"With such a strong wrestling community in the Treasure Valley, we're already seeing business and community support for these athletes," Brookshire added.

Tryouts and information sessions for the TVCC Caldwell Center wrestling club are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 19 at Sergeant's Fitness Gym, 523 Main Street, in Caldwell.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Brookshire at

TVCC Caldwell Center is affiliated with Treasure Valley Community College, a two-year school with its main campus located in Ontario in eastern Oregon.


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