The Bidwell Wrestling Academy is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit sport organization established to teach and spread the sport of folk style wrestling. Our Academy’s primary focus is teaching in the Kindergarten to 8th Grade ages.
Our mission is to teach the young student athletes of this team , the fundamentals of dedication, integrity and team work. We will utilize the sport of wrestling to teach and achieve these values.
Our three core values are all of equal importance and one can not be achieved without developing the other. We strive to instill the following three values: Respect, Honesty, and Dedication to each member of this team. This begins with the coaching staff, then parents and continues to the athletes.
- RESPECT: To one’s self and others around you on and off the mat.
- HONESTY: Be true to yourself and everyone else in your life.
- DEDICATION: Strive for your best everyday and give 100% in all walks of life
Meet the Coaches
Tony Salindong, Academy Director
Tony has lived in Chico for the past 10 years. A coaching job at Butte College brought Tony to the North State and his two young sons have brought him back to the wrestling room. Tony was a 1991 graduate at Beyer High School and two time Sac-Joaquin Section qualifier. Coach Tony also has collegiate wrestling experience wrestling for Modesto Junior College during the 1993-94 seasons. He has also wrestled freestyle for several years from 1987-1993. During the off season coach can be found coaching the Butte College Women’s soccer team, coaching youth soccer teams, running clinics & camps, or teaching the martial arts.
Bob Hotchkiss, Varsity Coach
Zack Treanor, Elementary Coach
Zack Treanor is a local business owner and family man, raising 3 boys with his wife Julie. He has lived in Chico for the last 8 years. While studying for his undergraduate degree at Chico State, Zack was an assistant coach at Pleasant Valley High School in the 1999/2000 wrestling season. When his oldest son became interested in the sport he became an assistant coach at Bidwell Wrestling club during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Last year Zack was the assistant Varsity Coach at Pleasant Valley High School. Zack has always had a passion for the sport and wrestled throughout Junior High and High School and was a Central Coast Section qualifier, graduating from North Monterey County High School in Castroville, CA. Zack loves physical conditioning and watching his boys develop into young men. On his spare time Zack loves to spend time in the great outdoors with his family.
Kurtis is a native of Chico CA and has resided here his entire life. He is a graduate of Bidwell Jr High and Pleasant Valley High, where he enjoyed a very successful career in wrestling for both programs. Kurtis was a two-time state qualifier for PVHS. Kurtis is an active outdoorsman, and loves a good trip with friends for hunting or fishing. Kurtis is a hardworking employee for a national HVAC supply company here in Chico.