WILDCATS IN THE COMMUNITY
Navajo Nation Kids Wrestling Clinic
Seeking to honor the memory of Tram and Trinh Tran a small contingent traveled to the Navajo Nation Reservation to hold a wrestling clinic for Navajo Youth on July 17, 2019!
The event held at Shiprock High School drew roughly 30 Navajo youth from across the 4-Corners regions and was led by Lady Wildcats Vy Tran, Jaedyn Strebel and Coach Guiducci's sons Jacob and Brandon of Justin-Siena HS.
Our group which set out to offer inspiration to the DINÉ youth was every bit as inspired in return!!!
"We learned the history of the Navajo people, saw their land, witnessed the bright light in the kids who partook in the Navajo Kids Clinic and were received with such overwhelming warmth from all we met. From Shiprock, NM to Window Rock, AZ in those short 24 hours the people we crossed paths with were so amazing it was hard to leave!!!" -Coach Guiducci
St. John's Wrestling Clinic
In April of 2018 four Springstowne Academy Wrestlers traveled to St. John' Catholic School in Napa to inspire with our "Wrestling For Fun" Clinic series.
Jan Marcy Soy, Ashton Balassu, Cherie Luu and Alina Pham facilitated wrestling drills to four classes of 5th-8th graders over the course of two days. It was a great mentorship opportunity for our kids and the St. Johns Principal was pleased with the outcome of the event.
"Thank you so much! The students loved it! ... We had some 8th grade girls who want to wrestle at their high schools now and so I think it was a great experience for them." - Principal Olivia Brazil.
Jackie Robinsons Of Wrestling
During Black History Month a number of Wildcat Wrestlers set out to honor Civil Rights icon Jackie Robinson while also honoring pioneering wrestlers who helped pave the way here in the United States as well as the community of Vallejo.
The poster board project was presented to HMS Principal Hines with presentations from our current Wildcats explaining the amazing wrestling careers of icons such as Kenny Monday, Kevin Jackson, Jordan Burroguhs, Randi Miller and Toccarra Montgomery.
Springstowne Wrestling Alum and current Jesse Bethel High School Coach also gave insight to the rich history of our own black community's contribution to the sport!
Vietnam Wall Project
During our 2014 trip to Maryland for the Wrestle4Hope All-American Girls Classic our Lady Wildcats paid a visit to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Our Lady Wildcats and staff made rubbings of Vallejo's 28 Service Members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
Click Here To Learn More About Our Heroes On The Wall
On June 9th of 2015 the framed rubbings were presented to our Mayor Osby Davis and the City of Vallejo at Vallejo City Hall.
Click Here To See The Presentation
HOOPS FOR HEART
In April of 2015, six Academy Wrestlers competed in the Inaugural Hogan Middle School Hoops For Heart Basketball Tournament .
Our "Wildcat Wrestlers" played hard losing their only game to the eventual champion "Rockets." They pulled to 15-13 at the half before losing to the much larger Rocket squad 29-15.
The efforts of Adonis Batts, Elijah Batts, Mark Ryan Jimenez-Diolanto, CJ Fernandez, Diego Barba and Mikey Reagan drew the largest cheers from the crowd on the day and many compliments on their heart from school faculty.
They played hard and most importantly were part of a larger cause in which $800 was raised for the American Heart Association and inspired more Wildcats to hit the hardwood!!!
Hoops For Heart Highlights:
2016: Esai Conteras Leads Wildcats To Victory
2017: Wildcats Make It To Semi-Finals
2018: Lady Wildcats Join Up
Red Ribbon Week
We teamed with Vallejo's Team Tennessee, Springstowne's Wildcat Wrestlers did their part to promote anti-drug awareness and the importance of community as they did beautification cleanup and tied red ribbons along their 2.5 mile stretch of Tennessee Street in October of 2008!!!
Since 2011 our cleanup encompasses our new Hogan campus and the bordering streets of Rosewood and Georgia.
To See Our 2012 Cleanup
Springstowne Troop Support
In 2008 the Wildcats banded together to collect 45 pounds of Christmas goodies and a number of cards for care packages to send to our brave troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq through American Canyon Troop Support!!!
Our 2017 Troop Support drive culminated November 3, 2017 with 55 lbs of goods. Previous totals were 2009's 51 lb total, 2010's 71 lbs, 2012's 30 lbs, 2012's 72 lbs, 2013's 32 lbs, 2014's 76 lbs, 2015's 95 lbs(All-Time High) and 2016's 60 bs.
To See A Pic Of Staff Sgt. Bombita's Thank You Address
Philippines Wrestling Showcase
...to promote wrestling in the Philippines by showcasing the Fil-Am talent we have here in the United States. Through modern technology via Youtube, we hope to inspire the growth of wrestling in the Philippines as well as allow the Wrestling Association of the Philippines our scout our talent.
Click Here To See The Showcase On Youtube
Hoang Van Thu School
Our team has reached out across the Pacific Ocean to assist in the building of Hoang Van Thu Junior High School in M'Drak, Vietnam. On March 3, 2009 we hosted the Inaugural Hoang Van Thu Classic, dedicated to Coach Guiducci's father Vietnam Veteran James Guiducci, which serves to benefit the school. Our kids have also written letters to the students and created Youtube videos with hopes of establishing lasting
friendship. Click Here To See The LiXi Project
The mission through the DOVE Fund is designed to...
-To provide humanitarian and development assistance to areas in Vietnam.
-To promote communication, education and cultural exchanges that reflect the best qualities of both cultures.
-To create an environment brightened by hope and sustained by peace.
To See The Pictures Of The Building And Dedication Ceremony Of Hoang Van Thu!!!
Vallejo PAL Fall Wrestling Classic
The Springstowne Wildcats and The Vallejo PAL joined forces to Inaugurate the Vallejo PAL Fall Wrestling Classic in the Fall of 2008 to help fund and promote the growth of wrestling at the grassroots level in Vallejo!!!
The two organizations co-hosted six Fall Classics between 2008 and 2013.
Silverado Wrestling Mentorship
The Silverado Dons were coached by James Guiducci, who is the brother of our coach Jason Guiducci.
Our Wildcats encouraged the program's new wrestlers by educating them about the sport through teaching technique and wrestling drills.
Walk For Hope
From 2005-2009 the Lady Wildcats raised over $3,000 and walked 25 kilometers at Walk For Hope in their quest to takedown breast cancer!!!
Please click the picture if you'd like to learn more about Walk 4 Hope!!!
Japanese National Exchange
On the mat they shined in a friendly exchange dual meet with a local all-star team comprised of wrestlers from Hogan, Bethel, St. Pat's and Marin Catholic.
The group was taken by Vallejo's vibrant and diverse community. Coach Kenji Koshiba said, "When our kids return to the United States, they would like to come back to Vallejo.
Pennies For Peace
Lady Wildcat Harneet Sandhu donated her empty jar and the Wildcats have collected an additional $72 by simply picking up any stray coins they may come across.
Preserve Vallejo City Park
The Springstowne Wildcats converged on Vallejo City Park, which is the oldest City Park on the West Coast dating back to 1868. The team offered up it's services and lent a hand prepping materials, digging postholes, placing posts and mass clean-up just to name a few. Our team was part of what the Vallejo Times-Herald stated was "...the beginning phase of a plan for Vallejo residents to retake historic City Park with a five-day construction of a playground complex."
To See The Vallejo Times Herald Audio Show About The Event!!!