HEAD COACH

DAMIR ZAKHARTDINOV

“I started Willpower Wrestling because I wanted to share my experience with people to make their lives better.

After a 21 year international career, including 3 Olympic Games, 4th in 2000 and a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships, Damir Zakhartdinov came to the United States to share his joy of wrestling.

In the last 20 years, Damir has coached many state champions, All-Americans, and successful international competitors.

If you want to learn more about Coach Damir’s story, check out the interview linked below.

CLUB DIRECTOR

ANDREW HUNTER

“Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport because every generation puts in the work to make it thrive.

Stanford University wrestling alum. PAC 10 place winner. Coach Andrew brings 20 years of experience to Willpower building programs for Fortune 50 companies and high-profile not-for-profits.

He’s also parent to two Willpower wrestlers, one boy and one girl.

TREASURER

WILLIAM Z. SCHNEIDER

“Financial means should never stand in the way of success for anyone with the courage to wrestle.

Local real estate developer, attorney and wrestling parent, Bill donates his time to the club to make sure that our athletes have every opportunity available to them here in Brooklyn.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

ALIHAN MAGOMEDOV

“Everyone should learn to wrestle.

Alihan is a local small business owner and wrestling parent. He’s the hub of our club community organizing events, pick-up practices, and off-season training.

If any community member has a question about what’s going on with Willpower Wrestling, Alihan will have the answer.

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501(c)3

Willpower Wrestling, Inc. is a New York State charitable corporation recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 86-3691285). Contributions to Willpower Wrestling Club are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.