Elite Wrestling New Jersey
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  • December3rd

    ELITE_sign_v1Multiple Locations for your convenience

    Elite Wrestling is proud to announce the Opening of our Toms River location in partnership with Vin Dellefave & Frankie Edgar. Located in the Carlton Pools Plaza at 1740 Lakewood Rd. Toms River, NJ. Weekly practices are Monday and Wednesday nights 6:30 for Tots (ages 3-6) and 7:30 for grade school and high school ages. Currently a small personal class with great instructors this program was designed for year round training and will be open 12 months per year. Our Headquarters location in  Jackson (The Barn) is also another year round program that meets Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 and 7:30. Full schedules can be found HERE. Our Hamilton and Lincroft locations are seasonal programs that run in Fall and Spring and are currently idle for the winter. We are currently offering several types of memberships. Please use a free trial night to come in and discuss it all.

    All location implement independent training and instruction programs 

    No two locations run exactly the same. We take into consideration the age, experience and skill set of the majority and work from a common ground that ensures positive progress for the wrestler. In all of our programs we start with fundamentals and build from that foundation. We address all wrestling positions as they pertain to Neutral, Top and Bottom providing instruction for offensive and defensive situations.  

    Multiple coaches at all practices, all locations 

    Unlike so many clubs out there, this is not a one man show, nor a two man show. I pride myself on my staff’s experience, knowledge, accomplishments and passion they bring to my rooms. At a minimum, we have 3 instructors per class but more often than not we have 4 to 5 instructors with alumni and special guests stopping in daily.

    steve rivera's elite wrestling njWe mentor, train and teach our wrestlers

    #TrainLikeNoOther #WeBuildChampions #EliteForLife are constant themes in Elite’s social media postings because we do what most others don’t and or are afraid to do so, that is “We Work our Wrestlers”.  Age & Skill set specific, we pride ourselves on creating a program that will challenge each wrestler and give them a sense of satisfaction after each workout. No substitute for hard work, so many struggle with the mental preparation of wrestling because of factor that are controllable, in our program we address those factors. Its hard to not BELIEVE you are getting better or accomplishing something when you work hard at anything so we create a positive themed work-play environment that builds mental strength, self-esteem and technical tough-ass wrestlers.

    It just takes more to be a success 

    Not on a pedestal but speaking the facts. To be the best or to have a moment of greatness it just takes more, I say that from experience of being a State & National Champion, not a runner-up or place winner. I accomplished the ultimate goals at both levels and I can tell you it takes more. I understand everybody’s moment of greatness varies but our goal at Elite Wrestling is to have our wrestlers prepared for that opportunity when greatness calls on or off the mat. That maybe too much for some and I can respect that but for those of us that love training, competing and the challenge wrestling/life brings into our life there is no substitute for Elite Wrestling program.

    Free Trial Nights at all locations

    You don’t have to take my word for it, please come out and give us a try and get your own impression of the Elite Wrestling Program. All wrestlers, any age are welcome to try us out free of charge for a single workout at one of our locations. No appointment necessary, if you like you can fill out Trial From on the right side of this page. Click location you plan on trying.

    Look for the Elite Wrestling ad in J-Town Magazine

    Steve Rivera's Elite Wrestling NJ

  • 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