Vitalijs Jevsjukovs ("V")
Vitalijs is of Latvia/Russian decent and a U.S Citizen. He was introduced to wrestling and weightlifting at age 10 and continued as an amateur weightlifter until he joined the Latvian Army.
He was a member of the Latvian Battalion Championship Soccer team and served as a sergeant and lead instructor from 1996 to 2004. While serving, he was introduced to boxing. As the physical training leader he was a pioneer who utilized boxing as a major part of his training and fitness methods. He trained and served along side both the Danish and U.S. militaries. In Bosnia (1998/2000) and in Iraq (2003). In Iraq he was assigned as a U.S Air Force Security Forces heavy weapons specialist and conducted personal protection details. "V" is fluent in 3 languages, Russian, Latvian, and English.
He has trained with boxing/military trainer Jurijs "JJ" Poedniks of Latvia and F.A.S.T. instructor Woody Boyd (US Air Force Security Forces Commander). He continually seeks to master his skills.
Vitalijs is a registered USA Boxing Coach, F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenal Stress Training) Instructor, Military Physical Training and Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) instructor.
He is currently in training to earn his ACE Personal Fitness Instructor certification.
Favorite Boxers: Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev
Brandy Horchak-Jevsjukova ("B")
Brandy is a proud Ambridge alumni. She was introduced to boxing and weightlifting at a very young age by her father George. B was a Bridger athlete throughout her high school years and joined the Air Force in 2001.
She served as a Security Force sergeant and a federal agent during 2 enlistments. Brandy deployed to the middle east immediatly after 911 and completed several deployments after. In Iraq she was assigned as a heavy weapons specialist and conducted personal protection and unexploded ordinance details.
She has trained with boxing/military trainer Jurijs "JJ" Poedniks of Latvia and F.A.S.T. instructor Woody Boyd (US Air Force Security Forces Commander). She continually seeks to master her skills.
Brandy is a registered USA Boxing Coach, F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenal Stress Training) Instructor, former Military Physical Training Instructor and Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) member.
She is currently in training to earn her Bachelors degree in Health and Wellness, and recently enrolled in the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.
Favorite Boxers: Mikkel (The Viking Warrior) Kessler, Gennady (GGG) Golovkin and Sergey (Krusher) Kovalev
Juris Podnieks (Coach JJ)
Juris (JJ) is of Latvian decent and a resident of the U.K. JJ served alongside Vitali and Brandy in Iraq and is a crucial partner in the development and continuation of the WOW program.
He has trained with boxing/military trainer Vitali Jevsjukovs and F.A.S.T. instructor Andras Millward UK.
JJ is a longtime practitioner/instructor of Philipino Martial Arts Panantukan, Kali, and Eskrimaalso He continually seeks to master his skills and hopes to bring his expertise to Warriors Call and share his knowledge with others who would like to learn his skill set.
JJ is a certified F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenal Stress Training) Instructor, Military Physical Training and Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) instructor. JJ is also a certified Elite Personal trainer.
Juris is the Director of Training for our Will of the Warrior Program. He is the sole creator of each boxing training session used in the WOW program. His program is being utilized around the globe to help individuals with traumatic experiences heal themselves through physical activities and camaraderie programs.
JJ is currently in the process of gaining his visa status to become an active member of the Warriors' Call Team here in PA.