Cavalier Wrestling Club Board


James Burns – President

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An alum of the United States Air Force Academy (BS) and the University of Virginia (MS, PhD). Professionally, served 8 years in the US Air Force as a Structural Engineering for the C-130 airframe and a Developmental Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Currently an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. Athletically, was a letterman in football, baseball, and basketball at Chantilly High School (VA) and was a starting fullback at the United States Air Force Academy, earning Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors. Currently resides in Crozet, VA with his wife (Fotini) and two sons (Jameson and McNamara).

Steve Garland – Vice President

steve-garlandSteve Garland is the current Head Wrestling Coach at The University of Virginia. Coach Garland had been the head coach for the past ten seasons. His teams won the ACC tournament championship in 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Garland started his coaching career in 2000 at Cornell University, where he was named the  2006 Nwca national assistant coach of the year. As a student athlete at The University of Virginia he was a 2000 NCAA All American (2nd), was named the 2000 ACC Wrestler of the Year and won an ACC individual championship in 1997.

Jay Domenic – Treasurer


Members of the Board

John Davidson


John has been involved in wrestling as an athlete, a coach, and a fan for over 30 years.  He has been coaching with CWC as a coach since 2010.  John runs a law firm in downtown Charlottesville and is on the faculty of the University of Virginia Law School.





Jim Harshaw

Coach Harshaw wrestled at UVA where he was a 3x ACC Champion and an NCAA All American.   Harshaw was also a 2x ACC Scholar Athlete and an Academic All-American.  He currently stands in the top 5 on UVA’s Career Wins, Season Wins, Matches Competed (Career & Season), Pins (Career & Season).  After college he served as the assistant coach at UVA for two seasons before taking over as head coach at Slippery Rock University in PA.  He returned to Charlottesville in 2004 to head up the Cavalier Wrestling Club.  He works for the Virginia Athletics Foundation at UVa. He is married to Ali Harshaw and they have four children: Jesse, Wyatt, Elliana and Isla.

John Kammauff

Coach Kammauff grew up in Cumberland, MD and wrestled at Allegany High School where he was a conference champion and state placewinner.  After graduating, he coached high school wrestling for 3 years (2 yrs in MD and 1 yr in WV).  He was the president and head coach of the Albemarle Bulldogs Wrestling Club and has been with the CWC since its inception. Coach Kammauff is a USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coach.


Jordan Leen

jordan-leenA 2009 NCAA champion from Cornell, Leen is an assistant coach for the University of Virginia. He was an assistant coach at Duke for the 2010-11 season and worked closely with the middle weights. He recorded a strong career at Cornell, making four straight appearances in the NCAA tournament while wrestling at 149 and 157 pounds. The 2008 national champion at 157 pounds, Leen posted a career record of 118-29 and was a First-Team All-Ivy League selection three times.


Shelton Mack

SheltonShelton Mack is serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the UVa wrestling program and a CWC-RTC resident athlete.  he qualified for the NCAA Championships in 202, 2013, and 2014, reaching the round of 12 in 2012 before falling one win shy of All-american status.  He earned a career-best 26 wins during his senior season and went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships, where he took eventual national champion Tony Ramos of Iowa down to the wire before narrowly falling 3-1.  Mack finished third at 133 at the ACC Championships in Pitt’s first year in the ACC in 2014 after recording back-to-back runner-up finishes at the EWL Championships in 2012 and 2013. A native of Meadville, Pa., where he attended Meadville Area High School, Mack graduated from Pitt in 2014 after double majoring in sociology and history.

Tommy Mello

Tommy MelloTommy grew up in a small town south of Boston.  He was a MA state champion that wrestled for the division 1 collegiate program at Drexel University in Philadelphia PA.  He earned a mechanical engineering degree and now owns an engineering company (Sim Specialists LLC.).  He has spent most of his life on a mat wrestling or coaching and is excited to share the lessons that he’s learned from those experiences.

David Wilkerson

wilkerson head shotDavid Wilkerson has been involved with wrestling for 30 years as a competitor, coach, official, and now wrestling dad.  He coached varsity wrestling at Fork Union Military Academy and The Covenant School, founded the program at Washington and Lee High School, and was recently named the head coach at Charlottesville High School, where he sees the wrestling room as an extension of his counseling office and the classroom, just with more mat burn.


Not Pictured:

James Clark

Ryan Gumlock

Rick Palmer

Larry Pilkey

Robbie Wendell

Chris Wiles