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Santa Maria Valley Chamber staff and ambassadors came out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new location of Santa Maria All-American Wrestling with their staff and students!

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate the opening of Chamber member Santa Maria All-American Wrestling’s new location ! Their new location is at 2000 South Broadway in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria All-American Wrestling provides classes for all ages, but primarily caters to younger children. President and head coach Anthony Dakuras is passionate about using wrestling as a positive outlets for local youth, as he knows first hand the impact it can have.

“Wrestling saved my life,” he said. “Just by the work ethic I got and the desire to want to improve myself and do better.”

Dakuras hopes Santa Maria All-American Wrestling will have the same impact on his students. After graduating college, he knew he wanted to come back to Santa Maria and help his local community in a positive way.

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Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Membership Manager Cara Martinez presents the ceremonial ribbon to Santa Maria All-American Wresting president and head coach Anthony Dakuras.

“What we want to do here is give kids a place to come and use their aggressive energy and stay off the streets, stay away from drugs and violence and all of the negative things that are out there in the world,” said Dakuras.

He wants his gym to be a place where kids can come and socialize, make friends and have a structured environment to learn about skills like discipline and commitment.

We are thrilled to have Santa Maria All-American Wrestling as valued Chamber members. You can learn more about the classes they offer by calling (805) 406-0830 or visiting their Facebook page HERE. Watch the video below to hear more about this great company from president and head coach Anthony Dakuras.