Boulder United is a youth wrestling club dedicated to the betterment of Boulder’s youth through wrestling. Wrestling not only builds strength and aerobic conditioning, it also fosters self-confidence and builds character. Through competition, the wrestlers learn respect for their coaches, teammates, and opponents. Most importantly, they learn to believe in themselves.
OUR HEAD COUCH
Jeorg Houck has been involved in youth athletics in Boulder for the past fifteen years. He has been a BU coach and active board member for the past seven years. He wrestled his college career at the University of Columbia and works as a systems engineer.
Aaron Pomeroy From 1991-96 Aaron wrestled for Canada’s Brock University where he captured five Ontario University titles and four Canadian University titles at 76 kg earning him five provincial First Team All-Stars and four First Team All-Canadian selections. He was a three-time Wrestling Team MVP (1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95) and was named Brock University Male Athlete of the Year in 1995-96. Pomeroy was a member of three, and team captain of two, Ontario and Canadian University Championship teams (1991-92, 1994-95 (captain), 1995-96 (captain)). In 1995-96, Pomeroy was the province of Ontario’s nominee for the “Howard Mackie Award”, a Canadian university award that goes to the Canadian varsity Male Athlete of the Year. He was also on the Canadian National Team for several years representing Canada in international competitions around the world, including the Junior World Championships in Istanbul Turkey where he finished in 8th place.
HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORS
Boulder United is fortunate to have the support of our two local high school wrestling coaches who act as advisers to the board and to the BU coaching staff.
Boulder High Coach, Gil Espinoza, in his 2nd year at the helm of the Panther program, is a US Navy veteran and a former Seal. He coached at Centaurus HS and is a Boulder High alum and former state champion.
Fairview High Coach, Jim Powell is in his 38th year coaching wrestling but his first in Colorado. He is a long-time coach and PE teacher out of the prestigious Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois.
OUR SOCIAL OUTLET
We use Instagram to post videos and pictures. This is a fun way to connect with our wrestlers and there families.
INTERESTED IN HELPING
Boulder United Wrestling is always interested in getting help from experienced wrestlers in the area and encourages fathers with and without wrestling experience to work with the coaches and become part of the Boulder United Wrestling family. We conduct annual background and reference checks on all coaches, staff, and board members.