Tony Shacklady maintained the family tradition going to the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games, the World Championships of 1973 and the 1974 Commonwealth games, where he won a wrestling silver medal. Tony later managed the British team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1994 Commonwealth Games.
Gary Moores competed in the Los Angeles Olympics of 1994 as well as representing England internationally.
In boxing, the club has a past Golden Gloves champion in Danny Hindmarsh.
Coaches such as current treasurer and wrestling coach John Lightfoot, who has been with Barton AC since childhood have gone on to serve as a council member of British Wrestling, serve the Commonwealth Games Council and chair both the Challenge cup of Great Britain and 1998 World Cadet Championships in Manchester.
Wrestling Coach Paul Toole went to the Christchurch Commonwealth Games of 1974 and amongst many other achievements later served as a wrestling coach at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the Commonwealth Games of 1994 in Victoria.
More recently many of the clubs wrestling members made it to the National School of Excellence at Lilleshall.