Beau Weiner, a former Stanford All-American and assistant coach, is now on staff as one of our Freestyle and Folk-style Wrestling Coaches.
Beau began freestyle wrestling in 4th grade while attending Charles Brown elementary school. He attended Herbert Green middle school and competed for the school’s collegiate wrestling team. There he won the Nor-Cal Tournament of Champions and was voted outstanding wrestler in 1990. While in middle school Beau was also a two-time California State Freestyle Champion.
Beau attended Ponderosa High School where he placed 7th and 3rd at the California State Championships. At that time, Ponderosa held the state dual meet record for most consecutive wins after remaining undefeated from 1989 to 1995. In his last two years of high school, Beau began to cross-train in Judo, eventually earning a brown belt.
In 1994-1995 Beau attended UC Davis, where he placed fifth in the Pac-10 Championships. Transferring to Stanford University in 1995, he later earned a third place finish in the 1997 Pac-10 Championships, runner-up at the 1999 Pac-10 Championships and placed seventh at the 1999 NCAA Championships. During the tournament Beau beat ranked wrestlers from University of Pennsylvania, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Iowa to earn All-America honors. While at Stanford as a student-athlete, he was team captain, an Academic All-American and was voted Outstanding Wrestler for the Cardinal after his senior season. During his Stanford career, Beau also trained with the Dave Schultz Wrestling Club, established in 1996 to honor the death of World & Olympic Champion Dave Schultz, regarded by many as the most technically skilled American wrestler.
Beau was a volunteer assistant coach at U.C. Davis from 2000-2001 and at Stanford from 2002-2004. In 2004 Stanford’s Matt Gentry became Stanford’s first NCAA Champion. Gentry has gone on to compete internationally, representing Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.
Beau’s thoughts on wrestling: “I believe wrestling is one of the toughest sports on the planet. The never-give-up attitude and work ethic it instills in athletes carries into every aspect of life. As a coach I believe that an athlete’s desire and dedication are more important than talent. Anyone can become a successful wrestler if they have the motivation & the right training environment. I believe one-on-one coaching is the most effective way to accomplish this.”
In addition to sharing his passion for the art of wrestling, Beau works with his family as a civil and criminal attorney in El Dorado County.
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