JIM GRUENWALD

FCA Wrestling Board Member (since 2009)

Head Wrestling Coach at Wheaton College

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

“Tim Johnson invited me to an FCA Leadership Board meeting in 2009 and somehow that translated into me being on the board since that time. I have watched the impact of FCA Wrestling firsthand at camps and clinics. I have seen coaches and athletes come to Christ and have witnessed the subsequent discipleship. FCA uses wrestling as a platform to draw the wrestling community to God through Christ and that has eternal value.”

ABOUT JIM

  • Head Wrestling Coach of Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) since 2009; also serves as the Head Strength Coach for Wheaton Athletics
  • Two-time member of the U.S. Olympic Greco Roman wrestling team finishing sixth at 60 kg in the Greco Roman competition at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and tenth at the 2004 Olympics in Athens
  • 1994 graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Math Education
  • As a wrestler at Maranatha: a four-year record of 154-19, a three-time National Christian College Athletic Association National Champion, and received MVP honors in 1989 and 1991
  • Jim and his wife Rachel have seven children: one son (Adin) and six daughters (Arwyn, Ava, Autumn, Aleyse, Ashley, and Amber)