The Sacramento Wrestling Federation (SWF) is a unique sports-entertainment brand operating out of California’s capital city. The SWF is focused on hosting exciting and innovative fundraisers to assist local youth athletic programs and other important community organizations. Incorporated in 2010, the SWF helps raise awareness for the needs of our local schools and community. Additionally, the SWF solicits assistance of national and local sponsors as well as media outlets to bring our community together. The SWF has assisted many Northern California organizations including: The UC Davis Children’s Hospital, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento, Pioneer High School, The Butte County Fair, Gridley High School, and private local families in need.
To contact the SWF, email us at email@example.com.
Owner: Josh Edlow
The SWF is the brainchild of Sacramento native, Josh Edlow. Josh first stepped into a wrestling ring at the age of seventeen, but his passion for sports-entertainment really began at four-years-old. It was then, at the Arco Arena, where he saw the British Bulldogs wrestle The Dream Team in a steel cage. He instantly fell in love with the art of professional wrestling.
Thirteen years later, Josh got the chance to pursue his dream. He began his journey at Pro I Am Wrestling School where he trained under former professional wrestling champion, Paul Demarco and “Old School” Oliver John. Shortly after beginning his training, Pro I Am Wrestling closed its doors. Determined to continue, he began training on a mattress in his backyard. Somehow, the local media caught wind and began running special interest stories on his unique training method. This media attention led to Josh’s professional wrestling debut at the Colonial Theater. Since that time, Josh has been featured on KCRA 3, NEWS 10, KTXL FOX 40, Good Day Sacramento, CBS 13, the Sacramento Bee, KWOD 106.5, and other newspapers and web blogs across the country. He has also participated in various professional wrestling projects including appearing in the full length feature film “Backyard Dogs.”
At the age of nineteen, Josh decided to put his wrestling dream on hold and pursue religious and educational goals. He volunteered to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While serving in Indiana, he oversaw as many as twenty-four missionaries and worked with local church and government leaders to provide service projects for underprivileged families.
Upon his return, Josh began pursuing educational goals at American River College in Carmichael, California. There he worked through the community college system and transferred to California State University Sacramento where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He then accepted an invitation to attend the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law as a Barrister’s Scholar. In May of 2012 he graduated from the McGeorge J.D. program with a concentration in business and a certificate in Trial Advocacy.
In addition to his educational accomplishments, Josh has achieved many honors in the corporate world. While going to school full time, he also worked full time as a Sales Manager for a local retail corporation. There he received over thirty awards in sales and management including Salesman of the Year from 2005 to 2007, Manager of the Year 2006 and 2007, and Store of the year 2006 and 2007.
Despite his many accomplishments, Josh considers his greatest to be within the walls of his own home. In June of 2004 he married his wife Chandra. Since that time, they have worked hard raising their three children.
Now, with strong ties to the Sacramento community, Josh Edlow has decided to rekindle his wrestling prowess to help local youth programs. “This is my home, and this community has been so supportive of me throughout my life, that it is time for me to give back.” In 2011, the Sacramento Wrestling Federation began bringing this unique fundraising opportunity to local charitable organizations in California’s capital city. Since that time they have expanded this vision to other cities in the state of California. “We are excited to bring an innovative, fun filled, action-packed event that will draw the masses and bring much needed attention and funds to ailing youth programs.”
Director of Photography & Multimedia: Chandra Edlow
Chandra Edlow has been in love with photography since she was a child. After graduating from Sierra Community College in Rocklin, California with an Associate Degree in Humanities and a second Associates in Liberal Arts, she attended Sacramento State University. She graduated there in 2006 Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, and was included in the 2007/2008 Camridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Honors Edition. However, she has been running her own photography business (Eternal Expressions Photography by Chandra) even before she had her degree. Approaching a decade working as a photographer, Chandra has shot a variety of events and unique portraiture including trash-the-dress wedding portraits, and she is thrilled to add a new category. Sports entertainment is a new realm for her that she looks forward to learning about and using her talents to showcase. As part of the inner workings of the SWF, and being married to it’s creator, she will have the opportunity to help create a fresh look for the brand and capture the true essence of the athletic performers, ensuring that SWF stands out from the crowd.
To view her work and find out more about her, visit her website at www.eternalphoto.com.
Director of Marketing and Street Team Services: Chris Richard
Chris Richard was raised in Rio Linda, California. He graduated from Rio Linda High School. Immediately after graduation in 2004, he started his career with Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. He has worked in various departments of Intercare and currently assists with claims handling. Chris is currently enrolled in courses to earn a WCCA certificate. He also is an IBO and the CEO of Richard World Wide, an online website that sells various products. Chris spends his spare time working with various local non-profit organizations including the Sons of The American Legion. He is a two time Past-Commander of his local squadron. He is now working to promote the SWF product.
Director of Media Relations: Brian Hassler
Brian Hassler is a journalist that attended Utah Valley University, earning his degree in Communications. Originally from Provo, Utah Brian has written for newspapers in both Utah and New Mexico, serving in various roles including editor, sports reporter, columnist, and bureau chief.
A lifelong wrestling fan, Brian grew up watching favorites like Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Mr. Perfect, and the Steiner Brothers.
He currently resides in the Sacramento region producing freelance articles and humor columns for his own website brianhassler.blogspot.com.