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Tigergoode wrestling Club was established in the Spring of 2015. It is owned and operated by Steven Goode. What was once four wrestlers wishing to become State Champions in Massachusetts is now expanding each month. 

Our original starting wrestlers have proven themselves at every level.  They have gone on to earn many individual titles and place winners. They have three State titles, one OW award in the State Tournament and four top four place winners in the state tournament in just two short years. One of these wrestlers went on to claim his State title by beating the defending two time State champion in the finals. That match proved that he was the only wrestler to prevent the then two time State Champion and later three time State Champion from becoming a four time Massachusetts State Champion. 

Steve Goode is a 1981 graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in History. He received his master's degree in 1983 from James Madison University. In 1991 he completed another masters degree in education and special education from Fitchburg State.

He attended Manor High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He started wrestling as a sophomore and went on to become a 3x Virginia state qualifier. He was a 2x Southeastern District Champion, 2x Eastern Regional Champion. He went on to claim the Virginia State title at 155 pounds while defeating the defending State Champion. He was a perfect 36-0 his senior year. A few weeks later Goode wrestled against the Polish Jr Olympic team and was the only American to win. He complied a 86-10 record during his three years of high school wrestling.  Goode earned a full athletic scholarship. He attended East Carolina University were he was a finalist and a 3x Southern Conference place winner. Goode has won well over sixty tournaments during his career and post college career.  He reached the finals of the Eastern Nationals 10x and claimed 7x Eastern National titles. He was also a  2x Sunshine Open Finalist, 2x Wilkes Open Champion, Carolina Open Champion, Clemson Open Champion, 2x Central Connecticut Champion, Eastern Michigan Open Champion and a 10x Bay State Games Champion. In 1990, Goode competed in the Rocuzzi International Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Hungary, where he captured first place and was named the Tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. He placed in the in the top ten in the 1990 U.S. Freestyle  National Tournament and challenged for a spot on the 1992 Olympic team. Goode was also a member of the New York Athletic Club wrestling team and the U.S. Veteran World team member.

Goode began his coaching career at Farmville Central High School in North Carolina. He coached his first two state finalist and claimed one individual state title. His team placed in the top five in the N.C. State wrestling tournament. As a coach, he led the Virginia Jr. National Freestyle and Greco team to a second place Freestyle , third in Greco -Roman at the 1988 Jr. Worlds. He taught government and history and coach at Manor High where he rebuilt the team to a winning record. He left Manor and went to Churchland to teach and rebuild the wrestling team. Opportunity knocked and Goode answered the call to move to Boston to teach high school and become the assistant wrestling coach at Boston University under the legendary Carl Adams for fourteen years. Goode coached over forty national qualifiers, three All Americans, six team conference championships, fourteen top five team conference finishes during his tenure at Boston University. 

 

 

About Steve Goode

BACKGROUND: 

  • Over 43 years of wrestling experience

  • Assistant Wrestling Coach -Boston University 1987-2002

  • Coach of Virginia Jr. Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Teams (Team placed 2nd in Freestyle & 3rd in Greco-Roman Jr Worlds) (1987)

  • Head Wrestling Coach Massachusetts Freestyle and Greco-Roman Jr National Wrestling Team (1989)

  • Have conducted numerous wrestling clinics & camps featuring the following athletes:

  • Wayne Bright, Old Dominion University ( NCAA Champion)

  • Carl Adams,  Iowa State ( 2x NCAA Champion, 2x Freestyle National Champion)

  • Wade Schalles, Clarion University ( 2x NCAA Champion)

  • Lee Kemp, Wisconsin (Olympian, 3x World Champion 3x National Champion)

  • Gene Mills, Syracuse  (Olympian 2x National Champion)

  • Cael Sanderson, Iowa State (Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x NCAA Champion)

  • Nate Carr, ISU (Olympic Bronze Medalist, 3x National Champion)

  • Earl Walker, BU ( NCAA All American) 

  • Chris Chambell, Iowa (Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion , Silver Medalist, World 1990, 2x National Champion, World's Best Wrestling Technician) 

  • Todd Giles, BU ( Olympic Alternate 88 & 96, NCAA All American)

  • Kevin Jackson, Iowa State ( Olympic Champion, 2x World Champion)

  • Grant Johnson, BU ( NCAA All American, Veteran World Champion) 

  • Chris Bono, ISU (National Champion, USA Team Member)

  • Lincoln McIlravy, Iowa (3 x National Champ, Olympic Bronze Medalist)

  • Chris Studer, BU ( NCAA All American) 

  • Kendall Cross, Okla. St. ( Olympic Champion,NCAA Champion )

  • Zene Jones, Arizona State (World Champ, 7x National Champ, Silver Med 1992 )

  • Sheldon Thomas, Clarion University ( NCAA Champion, 3x All American) 

  • John Hughes Penn. St. ( National Champion, 3x NCAA All American 

  • Noel Loban, Clemson ( 2 x Olympic Bronze Medalist, National Champion)

  • Shinsiro Abe, Penn St. (Japan Olympic Team, NCAA National Champion)

  • Buddy Lee, Old Dominion University  (Olympian 2x NCAA All American)

  • Joe Williams, Iowa ( 3x NCAA Champion 10x National Freestyle Champion 6x US. Senior National Freestyle Champion 5x World Team Member) 

  • Kevin Darkus, Iowa State ( 2x NCAA Finalist, 3x All American)

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"If you want more of what you have, continue to do what you are doing. If you don't want more of what you have, change something you are doing." W.L.Goode Sr.