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Davenport Promotes Yewah to Assistant Coach

By MI Grappler, 07/02/19, 2:30PM EDT


From Cooper Weidenthaler at

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Head Coach Jamie Boyd is pleased to announce the hiring of Bebeto Yewah as assistant coach for the Davenport University wrestling program. Yewah's promotion comes after one season as a volunteer assistant for the Panthers.
The Lansing native wrestled collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2009-12) where he was a two-time NCAA Division III National Champion in two different weight classes including 133 pounds in 2010 and 141 in 2011. Yewah was also the national runner-up at 141 in 2012 for a third-consecutive All-American honor and finished his Eagles' career with an overall record of 89-8.
Yewah also competed in the 2015 United World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas and represented his country of Cameroon. He wrestled in the 65 kg (143.3 lbs) weight class but dropped his opening match, 9-7, to a two-time bronze medalist.
Yewah's coaching career began at UW-La Crosse as a student assistant (2013-14) to go with a stint as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, J.W. Sexton High School (2017-18) and a stop as the Head Coach at Waverly Middle School in Lansing (2018). He also has several years of experience working various wrestling camps.
Prior to coming to Grand Rapids last fall, Yewah had been the Director of Events at Addix Sports in Lowell since the fall of 2016.
"I feel very fortunate to have someone like Bebeto join our coaching staff. Each one of our coaches now brings a unique aspect to the development of our wrestlers. Bebeto's international wrestling experience will be a great asset to our men's program. With the addition of Bebeto, along with already having Owen Scott on staff, I feel we have the right coaching staff to develop our wrestlers to compete on a national stage," said Boyd.