Elite Wrestling New Jersey
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  • November20th

    FE Coaches ImageElite Wrestling NJ is a family and I know many of you are big supporters of my students, I am posting pictures and updates from this weekends UFC Fight Night on FoxSports1. THIS IS A FREE BROADCAST (Check your local listings for details)

    Main Event: Frank Edgar vs Cub Swanson
    Co-Main Event: Edson Barbosa vs Bobby Green

    This is where you can stay on top of everything #IronArmy

    Follow @EliteWrestling on Twitter and Instagram and then on Facebook

  • October27th

    ELITE_sign_v1Here we go again! Its been a great summer and fall season of training and competing, now heading into the school season we are excited to see what the preparation of hard work has done for your progress. If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced wrestler, Elite Wrestling has a program designed for you. Starting with Ages 3+ we can provide an environment that is conducive to learning one of the greatest and oldest sports to still be competing and evolving.

    Sacrifice, Discipline, Hard Work, Pride, Family are all values that are re-enforced in our process of building champions. Directed by State and National Champion Steve Rivera, Elite Wrestling has been proving it for decades, from UFC World Champion Frankie Edgar, to NJ first undefeated HS wrestler Scott Winston, to TCNJ latest National Champion Mike Denver , USAW-NJ Youth State Champions, Elite Wrestling proves it on many levels.

    With proven wrestler coaches Steve Rivera, Vin Dellefave, Matt Pletcher, Fred Pontoriero and Frankie Edgar ELite has spared no expense to ensure your wrestler will get the attention and guidance you would hope for. Open 12 months a year, we are currently running three locations: Jackson, Hamilton, Toms River. Both Jackson and Toms River are open all year and meet two times per week on opposite days, Tuesday/Thursday & Monday/Wednesday so you can do more if your wrestler is looking for that. Toms River is currently hosting our first TOT class (3-6 yrs old) and that has proven to be a great addition to our other programs. Hamilton runs for designated weeks in the Fall and in Spring. Current session runs to December. You can find our scheduletuition and other information at links listed above. You can contact Steve@EliteWrestling.net via email for quickest response.

  • September29th


    Flips Elite Headphones

    Elite Wrestling Custom Headphones by Flips

    24 ordered, 21 sold, 3 Remain

    FlipsWrestling custom “Elite Wrestling” wrapped headphones. Hi-Def Sound – Amplified Speakers – Supercharged sound provided by a powerful lithium ion battery – Custom vented ear cups and plush memory foam padding on every contact surface – Light and compact design, folds neatly into a protective case, take them anywhere, anytime!


    Be sure to reserve your pair by emailing steve@elitewrestling.net, talking to Melissa at practice

  • September4th

    Excel ELITE WRESTLING SMALL Its that time of the year again. You know the time when the days start getting shorter, the morning are crisp and cool, the smell of sweaty clothes lingers in your washing room. Thats right its time to start pumping it up again. Elite Wrestling is back in full force ready to aid in your preparation to be the best you can be.

    Now of legal status at 21 years, Elite Wrestling NJ has proven to be a factory for hard working athletes looking to reach their potential on and off the mat. I pride my program on Preparing to Believe and as a result Believing In Our Preparation. This combination is the groundwork for a fundamentally strong wrestling athlete and eventually a man. I understand winning means alot. However, some more than others but at the root of all sports are principles that we hope children can learn on the way. Wrestling, second to none in this category, demands sacrifice, dedication, hard work, pride, time management, accountability and family to mention a few. Elite Wrestling brings you all of this and a love for the game like no other.

    With multiple locations I have rounded up former Elite Wrestlers who have gone through the high school & college ranks, graduated college and now are back helping me grow the Elite Wrestling brand. Ranging from District Champs to State Champs to World Champs my staff is here for your wrestler. Per practice we guarantee atleast 3 coaches that wrestle with your wrestler and guarantee that personal attention you can only hope for at other places. Beginner to advance I want them all to be champions. The more positive wrestling influences we can provide, the better the experience and lifelong friendships that will thrive.

    “Elite – Jackson” or “The Barn” as some know it is open 12 months a year, with two session Fall & Spring which cover the 12 month span. Practices are Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:00 & 7:30pm.

    “Elite – Hamilton” & “Elite – Lincroft” are seasonal programs running in a 3 month interval. Hamilton runs Sept / Oct / Nov 2014, meeting on Monday Nights 6:30 – 8:30pm. Then Lincroft will run April, May, June 2015. Day to be determined.

    Finally, long over due, our return to TR. Starting later this month we will be opening “Elite – Toms River” which like Jackson will be a 12 month a year program with both Fall and Spring Sessions. Practices are Mondays & Wednesdays.

    All locations have FREE TRIAL NIGHTS so please take the time to check us out at any one of the sites listed. If you are interested in multiple site registration please email me at steve@elitewrestling.net


  • August25th

    2014 Maaziah Bethea Elite for Life ScholarshipAs I have mentioned over the years, I have been blessed in many ways through these kids I meet wrestling. In the Bethea Case I had the privilege to get to know three of them pretty well. Canaan, Raamiah and Mazziah. The last of the three Ive trained, Mazz has blossomed in our system and I look forward to his college career.

    All unique in their own way, they all have something that makes you believe they are capable of greatness. Growing up in a large family like they did, in Trenton, home schooled like they were Im sure all has something to do with the final outcome.

    Chosen by donors and advisory board, It is with great honor and respect that I get to announce Maaziah Bethea as our 2014 Elite for Life Trust Scholarship Recipient. A $1000 check will be paid to school identity of their choice. (UPENN Admission, Bookstore, Housing .. ect)

    Maaziah graduated with a 3.583 GPA and a SAT score of 1710 from Trenton Central High School. This Fall he will join his two brothers at UPENN in Phildelphia. All three will be vying for a spot on the UPENN WRESTLING line up at different weights. Its should be real exciting times for the Bethea Family. Im excited to watch!

    This is our second year of the scholarship which is paid directly to admission or student book store based on student need.  A 501(C)(3) non-profit was created to grow wrestling and reward wrestling student/athletes.