Cleveland's Youth Wrestling Club

2019-2020 Season Begins Friday, Nov. 1st for Beginners 6-7:30 pm. Monday, Nov. 4th for Advanced 6-8 pm. Practices in St. Ed's wrestling room.


wrestlers with less than 2 yrs experience
$ 200
  • Practice 6-7:30 pm Wed. & Fri.
  • t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirt, & sweatpants
  • Defense Bar Soap
  • Defense Body Wipes
  • Defense Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser


wrestlers with 2 or more yrs experience
$ 250
  • Practice 6-8 pm Mon., Tues., & Thurs.
  • t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirt, & sweatpants
  • Defense Bar Soap
  • Defense Body Wipes
  • Defense Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

Schedule for 

Beginner Wrestlers


Wednesdays   6-7:30 pm

Fridays          6-7:30 pm


Schedule for

Advanced Wrestlers


Mondays   6-8 pm

Tuesdays   6-8 pm

Thursdays  6-8 pm


Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

Fridays        6-7:30 pm

Meet Westshore's Head Coach

Westshore head coach Guy Sako

I am Guy Sako, owner and creator of Defense Soap LLC, Retired Cleveland Police officer and coach of the Westshore Wrestling Club in Cleveland Ohio.

I began wrestling at the age of 10 and continued competeing through my senior year at Cleveland State University. NCAA qualifier in 1988. Spent 3 years coaching at Cleveland State before moving to the youth level with my son, Gus Sako.

It takes an entire community to build a state champion. I know this because I have spent the last 15 years doing exactly that, drawing families together to join into a dedicated effort to make our children the very best that they can be. We will do this without sacrificing integrity.

We will work to impress upon your sons values such as honor, loyalty and sportsmanship. We will be humble in our wins and respectable in our losses.

The tradition of Westshore is bigger than all of us and we will work hard to live up to the expectations of this very tradition. Winning a wrestling match is a difficult task. Preparing to win this match shall be equally challenging

Westshore Wrestling

-Guy Sako

The History of Westshore

Who would have imagined that what started off as a humble youth wrestling program at the local Westlake YMCA would one day become the talent pool for one of the top ranked high school wrestling teams in the nation, St. Edward High School.

The program was started by the late Howard E. Ferguson, a prominent Westlake resident and real-estate mogul. Howard E. Ferguson brought the same drive and tenacity he displayed in business to the wrestling room at the local YMCA.

My philosophy does not focus on whether we win or lose. Instead I concentrate on preparing ourselves to become the very best athletes we can be - both mentally and physically. We strive to gain the edge over our opponents in every possible manner - in strength, in technique, in conditioning and mental toughness. When we do this, we feel so confident that we expect to win. And we will.

Howard E. Ferguson