Our Story

Our Story

Established on April 15, 2014. We decided to open One Shot Wrestling Club. After Coach Chad said he would love to be our coach, I (Alonzo Vielma) reached out to Mr. Ryan Martin and Mr. Shawn Ruggieri and asked what they thought about the idea, and they said they would love to be a part of this journey. So we started looking for a location we could afford, and that would be in Connellsville, our home town. We were introduced to Mr. Matty Rich, a member of Connellsville City Council. We went to the Connellsville Community Center, and we had found our place. Not very big only about 1200 sq ft, but we started construction on the third floor. We worked on this place for one month straight with a vision and an ambition no one could have stopped. We opened our doors with only a few kids (Lonzy & Kai Vielma, Gabe Kabusky, Buddy Yekel, Gabe & Julian Ruggieri, Toby Martin, Chad Jesko, Nolan Rice, Jonah Erdely, Evan and Hunter Petrovich). By this time we had two coaches Chad Jesko and Brian Martin (Connellsville's Alums), and we started grinding. By January of 2015, we did not fit in the home we had built. With a heavy heart, we had to find a bigger location and settled in @ Laurel Mall to a 3800 sq ft area that was opened in April of 2015. Our gym is a facility that provided good work ethic and sportsmanship. We are 100% for the kids. Our coaches are volunteers, and we put every penny back into our youth. We do it for the love of the sport. We see how hard they practice, so we invest in their future.

Nothing can stop us from building a home filled with a great family.  I Am Because we are.