Ryan Herwig - Owner, Blue Claw Wrestling Club, Head Coach

Coaching Experience

  • 2010-2015 Head Coach Blue Claw Wrestling Club
  • 2012-Present Volunteer Asst. Coach Archbishop Spalding
  • 2011 Head Asst. Coach Mount St. Joseph 
  • 2010-Present Team Potomac Valley at Junior Olympics
  • Maryland National Team Clinician
  • 2003-2006 Head Asst. Coach Arundel


Ryan was a Division III All-American for Delaware Valley College, placing 3rd at the NCAA tournament, and earned the Most Falls in Least time award at the tournament with 5 falls in 9:11. In high school, Ryan was an Asics/Vaughan (Fargo)Freestyle National Champion. Ryan was a State Champion, 3X State Finalist, and 3X National Prep All-American, 5x MD Freestyle & Greco State Champ, 3x A.A.U. Grand National Champ. Ryan leverages his experience as a nationally ranked competitor to equip young wrestlers with the techniques and mental preparedness to be State and National Champions. 


Alex Krom - Coach

Hailing from Easton, PA Coach Krom compiled a 161-23 record which was a high school and district record at Easton Area High School. He is a 4x high school All-American then followed Pat Santoro down to the University of Maryland to help bring the Terps 2 ACC team titles and its first top 10 finish in years.  After graduating in 2010, Krom is an active coach at the Blue Claw Wrestling Club and has been a volunteer coach for Archbishop Spalding team over the last 4 seasons. 

High School Achievements
  • Reno Tournament of Champion (3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st)
  • 3x District 11 Champion (4x finalist)
  • 2x Regional Champion (3x finalist)
  • 2x 4th place PIAA State
  • 3x PIAA State Champion
  • 161-23
College Achievements
  • 2x ACC Champion
  • NCAA 5th place finish
  • D1 All-American
  • Midlands Champion
  • Southern Scuffle 2nd
  • 2009 Team Captain
  • University Freestyle All-American 3rd place finish
  • 107-34