• Coaching Staff

  • Chris Schrauwen

    Head Coach

    Technical Director

    Chris Schrauwen is the current Head Coach and Technical Director for the NCWC. He began his wrestling career in 2003 competing for the NCWC, as well as the Colonel By high school wrestling team. After graduating from Colonel By in 2005, Chris found his passion for coaching when he began coaching his former high school wrestling team while pursuing an Engineering degree at Carleton University.

    After several years of running the Colonel By high school wrestling program and coaching at the NCWC, Chris took over as NCWC Head Coach in 2012. He prides himself on being a strategist, enjoying the challenge of analyzing wrestlers and creating game plans. In 2019, Chris was upgraded to Competition-Development certification status and is currently the only coach in the Ottawa area to be certified at this international level. He also attended the 2019 Cadet World Championships as part of the Team Canada coaching squad. Chris prides himself on continuous improvement as a coach and has ambitious goals to develop the Ottawa area into a powerhouse in wrestling.

    Chris currently works as a professional corrosion engineer, primarily dealing with watermains and fuel lines. He also boasts a brief modelling career as the poster boy for Carleton Engineering, an undefeated amateur MMA career, and the occasional appearance as a star shortstop in beginner softball circuits.

  • Sarah Stringer



    Sarah Stringer started wrestling with Colonel By high school in 2004, and has been with the NCWC since 2005. After graduating high school in 2008, she spent several years coaching the Colonel By and Canterbury high school wrestling teams ,as well as at the NCWC, while attending Carleton University. She transferred to the University of Guelph for her last two years of education, competing for the Guelph wrestling team from 2013-2015 while completing a degree in Psychology.

    After graduating from the University of Guelph, Sarah returned to Ottawa and resumed coaching at the NCWC. She also currently serves as the Club President.

  • Kelsey Dayler

    Head Coach (Youth)

    Youth Program Director

    Kelsey Dayler is the Head Coach of the NCWC Youth program. She came to NCWC with many years of coaching experience, having helped coach elementary school wrestling programs and youth wrestling club teams since she was in high school.

    Kelsey began wrestling in Grade 7 at her local elementary school. After that, she wrestled for the Mariposa Wrestling Club and Midland High School wrestling team from Grade 9-12. She then went on to compete for the varsity wrestling program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she received a degree in Kinesiology.

  • Sarah Swan


    Governance Director

    Sarah Swan wrestled for Bell High School in Ottawa, before attending Lakehead University, where she competed on their varsity wrestling and running teams. She graduated from Lakehead University in 2008, and then spent an eight-year period intermittently training and assistant coaching at the NCWC, while travelling, working, and studying all over the world. In 2016, she settled in Ottawa and took a more committed role as a wrestling coach with the NCWC.

    In addition to wrestling, Sarah has done a lot of movement-related activities such as Capoeira, rock climbing, acroyoga, and streetworkout. She uses these skills to lead the team in dynamic warmups and stretching. You can find her at practice on Monday nights, and often at tournaments with the team.

  • Peter Shannon


    Peter Shannon wrestled for his elementary school, high school, and the local wrestling club in Thunder Bay until graduating high school in 2013. He then competed for Queen's University from 2013-2018, where he earned a Master's Degree in economics. Peter trained with the NCWC during summer internships in Ottawa in 2014 and 2016, before settling permanently in Ottawa in September 2018.

    In addition to serving as a coach at the NCWC, Peter continues to compete at senior tournaments and is the reigning NCWC hill sprint champion.

  • Matt McCarlie



    Matt McCarlie is the head coach of the NCWC Russell program. He started wrestling in 1998 with both the Scotia Scrappers Wrestling Club and his local high school wrestling team, before attending the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2004, where he competed as a varsity wrestler. After graduating from UNB with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Ottawa for work and put wrestling on hold while his young family grew. Now, with three young boys, he has committed to giving back to the sport and his community through the NCWC.

    Matt McCarlie has also been serving as the NCWC Club Treasurer since September 2020.

  • Indira Moores

    Indira Moores began wrestling at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and the Sudbury Regional Wrestling Club before being recruited to Brock University to complete a bachelor’s degree in physical education. At Brock she boasted numerous accomplishments including two senior national titles, a bronze medal at the Pan American Championships and a gold at the Academic World Cup. Today, Indira works as an Educational Assistant and brings her technical savvy, international experience and inclusive attitude to NCWC’s high school and high performance programs.

  • Alishah Stephanie

    Originally from Brampton, Alishah Depass started her wrestling journey at Turner Fenton High School and the Matmen Wrestling Club. Following high school, Alishah went on to train with Brock University, earning a CIS bronze medal and Canadian National silver medal in addition to a degree in Sociology. After completing her post graduate studies in behaviour science, Alishah now works as a Behavior Consultant at CHEO and can be found at the NCWC youth practices sharing her passion for wrestling with our growing team!