Today we are introducing one of our amazing coaches Jesse! He has been a great asset to our team and we are so excited for what's to come! We will be going LIVE tomorrow night for an interview with Jesse who will be talking about his background along with what we have going on with wrestling and boxing! Stay tuned!!!
"My name is Jesse Hedtke. I grew up in New London, WI. where I played many sports growing up, to include boxing and wrestling. After graduating from High School, in 1996, I joined the Army. While in the Army, I boxed for my Brigade Boxing Team and later became the Brigade Boxing Head Coach. I also competed on my battalion's wrestling team from 1997-2000.
In 2000, I came back to Wisconsin and joined the WI Army National Guard. I continued boxing for the Oshkosh Boxing team. Due to deployments after 9/11, I was unable to continue competing and ended my amateur career with a 35-5 record, fighting in multiple Golden Gloves tournaments. During that time, I also dabbled in (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts and comprised a 3-1 record. After 26 years of military service, leading, training, and mentoring thousands of Soldiers in and out of combat, I retired as a (CSM) Command Sergeant Major.
In 2015, I came back to New London, and I started coaching the New London youth wrestling program with my brother. The following year I coached at N.L. High School for a year, and I am currently the head wrestling coach for N.L. Middle School wrestling team.
In April 2023, we opened up WIKID wrestling for kids to be able to wrestle year around. I also started coaching boxing here at Total Fitness. I have a passion for coaching and watching kids and adults achieve their goals. I am a firm believer in the “total fitness” aspect of health, not just the physical part. Fitness is physical, mental, spiritual, and social. They all go hand in hand.
When I am not coaching, I enjoy spending time in the woods hunting, UTVing, snowmobiling, and spending time with my wife and daughter."