President/CEO Gene Dermody *
Dermody joined Golden Gate in 1982 after the first Gay Games and became club president after the death of
club founder Don Jung in 1986. He is the only wrestler to compete in every Gay Games; his seven Gay Games
medals include gold medals in the past three.
Secretary/Alliance Coach Ross Capdeville
Capdeville made his wrestling debut in 2005 when he joined GGWC. Initially mentored by Johnny Almony,
he began competing in USA Wrestling freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments, then won bronze in his Gay Games debut in 2006.
A gold medalist in the 2008 and 2009 WWB Cups and 2010 Gay Games,
Capdeville is the principal coach for Alliance Wrestling.
Club Coach Calvin Malone
A highly successful high school and college wrestler,
Malone has consecutive gold medals in the past three Gay Games.
Treasurer/Community Relations Roger Brigham *
Shortly after joining GGWC in 2003,
Brigham became the first wrestler to compete in a USAW tournament on artificial hips. He won gold in the 2006 Gay Games and bronze in the 2010 Games,
and a silver in the inaugural WWB Cup in 2008. In 2007 he and Capdeville founded Alliance Wrestling. Currently he is the head wrestling coach at
Mission High School.
Captain Emeritus Johnny Almony *
Hawaii native Almony wrestled for the first time with GGWC
in 1997 and swiftly emerged as a team leader. He captained the squad in the 2002 and 2006 Gay Games and has three Gay Games medals, including a gold in the 2002
Since its foundation in 1982, Golden Gate Wrestling Club has become an influencial, active and highly respected
organizations in the sports community. Golden Gate has been a California USAW Freestyle chartered club since 1986, a 501c(4) non-profit since 1987,
and a San Francisco Parks & Rec sponsored activity since 1991. GGWC became a 501c(3) non-profit in 2010.
We established our San Francisco Alliance Wrestling Club
program for high school wrestlers in San Francisco in 2007.