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Team Leonidas Wrestling Club

katy texas - established 2012

Coach Mike Demarchi grew up outside of Cleveland, OH where he wrestled his prep years.  After graduating from The University of Toledo, he moved to Houston to start his teaching and coaching career.  He has been coaching high school wrestling for over 17 years in the Houston area with previous head coaching experience at Mayde Creek from 2001-05.  In 2005 he was hired to start the wrestling program at the new Seven Lakes High School, where he remains as the Head Coach and Senior English Teacher today.  As a head coach, he has coached 31 District Champions, 99 Regional Qualifiers, 45 State Qualifiers, 19 State Placers, and 2 State Champions.  His teams have won 287 dual competitions, 3 Team District Championships and a Team Regional Championship.  He has been named District Coach of the Year 3 times.  He has been married to his wonderful wife, Kerri for over 15 years and they have two wonderful children, Carter and Leah.

Coach Jim Gumm wrestled his high school years in Chicago, IL. He had the opportunity to start coaching while still in college. Since moving to Texas he has been involved with Texas USA Wrestling working with the middle school Team Texas teams and organizing state duals at Houston Nationals. Prior to coaching at Seven Lakes and with Team Leonidas, he was the Head Coach of West Houston Wrestling Club as well as the Head Coach at West Briar Middle School. While at West Briar their teams went 121- 7 and won 9 Team State Middle School Championships.  He and his wife Chelsea are blessed with two lovely daughters, Emma and Lily.

Coach Aaron Martinsen grew up in Albion, NE where he began wrestling in elementary school.  As a four year varsity wrestler, he was a District Runner-up, State Qualifier, and member of a Nebraska State Championship Team.  He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines and has worked in the energy business throughout his career but enjoys the opportunity to work with kids in wrestling as a volunteer.  He and his wife Sara, have 3 children – 2 wrestlers and a mat girl – Mia, Adelaide, and Daxton. 

Coach Covey Hall grew up in Denver, CO, where he began wrestling in 6th grade, and competed in both school and club programs.  In high school, he was a district champion and 2X state qualifier.  He also competed extensively at the cadet and junior levels in freestyle and Greco Roman.  Previously, he was an assistant coach at Arvada High School in Colorado.  He holds a BS degree in Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a MS degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla.  After college, Covey served for nine years in the US Army as a Combat Engineer Officer, commanding in Iraq, Korea, and several other stateside assignments.  He currently works as an Engineering Consultant in the oil & gas industry.  He and his wife Paula have two sons, Andrew and Alex.