IN PROGRESs

TAYLOR SUMMERS

HEAD COACH

NCAA DII NATIONAL QUALIFIER

Taylor Summers is starting his 5th season as the head coach of the Western Colorado Wrestling Club, and assistant coach for the Mountaineer program. Summers comes to Gunnison after spending one season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Chadron State College where he wrestled for 5 years.

 

Between his coaching tenure at Chadron State and Western Colorado, Summers has helped produce 11 national qualifiers, and 5 All-Americans. As a wrestler for the Eagles, Summers earned a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runner-up finish in 2016, an RMAC title in 2017, and qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships in 2016.

Academically, Summers earned Academic All-America honors his junior and senior seasons. Summers appeared on the Dean's List during the 2015-16 year, as well as the Presidents list in 2016-2017. Summers graduated from CSC in 2017 with a degree in exercise science, and pursuing a graduate degree in organizational management.

Glenn Garrison begins his 2nd year with the Western Colorado Wrestling Club as well as volunteering for the Western Colorado University Mountaineers.

Originally from Oregon,

Sammy de Seriere is starting his first official season coaching the WCWC as well as a volunteer assistant coach for the Mountaineers.

 

Sammy grew up in Denver, Colorado where he attended Mullen High School. Sammy had an incredible high school career which included a State Championship, and Fargo All-American honors in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman. 

de Seriere served as the starting heavyweight for the Mountaineers for 5 years. In that time, he accumulated a long list of wins over all-Americans including a couple national finalists. Sammy brings a ton of knowledge, experience, and passion to the club.

Earning the nickname "Deisel" for his high powered offense, he carried that persona into the classroom earning a degree in Mathematics and a minor in sport psychology in 2022.

Michael Seijo enters his 4th year as an assistant coach for the WCWC. Coaching the club is one of many sports Mike is involved with in the valley. Seijo serves as an assistant coach for the High School program in football, wrestling, and track and field.

 

Seijo attended Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas where he grew up. From high school, Mike came to Western in 2016 and wrestled for the Mountaineers for 5 years. 

Mike wrestled the majority of his career at 149 and 157 lbs where he found his role as a utility guy filling into the varsity lineup whenever needed, sometimes even at 174.

After graduating from Western, Mike was hired at Gunnison High School as a Math teacher and many other roles within the athletic department.

Seth Lisowski is starting his first "official" year as part of the WCWC Coaching Staff. Seth wrestled for the Mountaineers for the past 4 years where he generously volunteered his time to help with the club. 

 

Seth grew up in Arcadia, Wisconsin where he attended Arcadia High School. Before Western, Seth spent a year at Loras Community College before transitioning to the Mountaineer squad. 

Lisowski wrestled at 125 lbs throughout the entirety of his career where he was able to seize some opportunities to get into the starting lineup.

Lisowski graduated from Western in 2022 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness.

Kevin Meyer is our newest addition to the WCWC Coaching Staff. Seth wrestled for the Mountaineers for the past 4 years where he generously volunteered his time to help with the club. 

 

Seth grew up in Arcadia, Wisconsin where he attended Arcadia High School. Before Western, Seth spent a year at Loras Community College before transitioning to the Mountaineer squad. 

Lisowski wrestled at 125 lbs throughout the entirety of his career where he was able to seize some opportunities to get into the starting lineup.

Lisowski graduated from Western in 2022 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness.