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  • August12th

    Frankie Edgar and BJ PennJuly 6th 2014. After all these years of traveling to Sin City for Frankie’s UFC career it has created a comfort when we arrive for fight week. The team vibe felt similar to the last time Frankie had toed up with BJ, Confident with Respect. We all knew Frankie was and is better than BJ, Personally I was confident Frankie would finish him as he did. Three rounds, dominated by Frankie is what we saw and that secured him another title run. At this point Frankie and management are trying to secure a fight with highly regarded Cub Swanson which with a win will give Frankie another shot at Aldo or Mendez  for the title.

    slider1_aI have been in Frankie’s corner for over 20 years at this point. I have watched him compete as a boy, teenager, college student and now a professional athlete. At no time have I ever seen a quit or hesitation to chase greatness.

    So many overlook the years of hard work that has gone into becoming a champion at any level. “Embracing the Grind” in recent years has turned into a catch phrase but for many of us its a lifestyle.

    The “Embrace” is proven in that time of year that no one is paying attention to you or your goals. Its at these times that true champions find their motivation within their own need for greatness. Thats Embracing the Grind! Its not a cocky thing but is an accomplishment thing that is confirmed we you stand above the rest. There’s nothing wrong with wanting for the best as long as you are willing to put in the work to be the best.

    slider1aIn addition to Frankie’s 5-Round Fight with BJ, there was the Team competition between Team Edgar & Team Penn that aired on Fox Sport 1 for months leading up to the finale. The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 featured many great fights and many boring ones but it was a blast to be in Vegas for a month and work with all these young athletes with big dreams of being the Ultimate Fighter. Starting quick Team BJ took a slight lead in the beginning of competition then Team Edgar kicked in and dominated finishing with 4 of 4 finalists. In 19 seasons it is the first time that has happened. Congratulations to Team Edgar Ultimate Fighters (205) Cory Anderson and (185) Eddie Gordon.

  • July23rd

    IMG_4703 Lincroft, NJ. This past weekend “The Magic Man” aka David Taylor spends two days in Jersey and shares his talents with wrestlers of all ages. Wrestlers from NJ, NY, PA, CT and DE were in house for FlipsWrestling.com /Elite Wrestling NJ’s World Class Clinic. 1st grade through college grades wrestlers were represented and were all ears when David Taylor “M2″ was explaining his theories and techniques that have made him such a success. As promised, with the help of Adidas and FlipsWrestling all wrestlers left with autographed poster, M2 Signature Socks and a full stomach from lunch we served.

    2014 Vinnie Dellefave Graduation PartyIts not often that in life you meet people that have become masters of their craft. I personally feel I have had more opportunities than most but even in my case there has been a handful. David is one of those guys, World Class, as I am sure Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Dake are; which makes the whole 2016 Olympic situation something to look forward to. All will be battling for the same spot on the 2016 USA Olympic Wrestling Team. After spending a couple days with impressive young man I can see what makes him such a winner. He’s been bred for this, He lives it, loves it and embraces the challenge, he’s driven for greatness and redemption. I am excited to watch the quest of all these great young wrestlers. On this specific weekend we were able to hang and learn from a great example of the Student / Athlete that has proven to be one of the best to come through USA Wrestling and I am grateful to be able to bring that to the Northeast Wrestling Community.

  • June27th

    2014 David Taylor Clinic Dont Miss Out! Limited Space. Happening in Lincroft on July 19th & 20th, Elite Wrestling NJ in partnership with FlipsWrestling will be hosting Penn State’s David Taylor. Known as the MagicMan, David Taylor is one of the United States incredibles representing today and the future of USA Wrestling. Taylor’s 2014 accolades were stunning: Hodge Trophy Award (won twice during his career), NCAA National Champion (for the second time), NCAA Finalist (for the fourth time), NCAA All-American (for the fourth time), Big Ten Wrestler of the Year (for the third time), NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Award, NCAA Championships Outstanding Wrestler, Big Ten Champion (Penn State’s first four-time Big Ten Champion, joining Ruth with that honor), three-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, Academic All-Big Ten (for the fourth time), NWCA First Team All-Academic (for the fourth time), Capital One First Team Academic All-American.

    Event Details: Date: July 19th & 20th

    Location: 850 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ (Elite Wrestling – Lincroft)

    Morning Session 9:30 – 11:30am Elem/MS

    Afternoon Session 1:30 – 3:00pm High School

    Autographs, Pictures, Lunch Session 11:30 – 1:30pm

    Free Give-Aways Signed M2 FlipsWrestling Headphones, Signature FlipsWrestling Team Apparel

    Registration Fee Cost is $120 per wrestler, registration includes Two 2hr Instructional Sessions, Lunch, signed DT Wrestling Poster and a pair of David Taylor Signature M2 Socks

    Registration Process 

    Walk-In: We will be taking registration at door, no partial registrations

    Mail-In: Payable to Elite Wrestling LLC 263 Jackson Pines Rd. Jackson, NJ 08527

    Online: PAYPAL

    More About David “Magic Man” Taylor, son of Dave and Kathy Taylor, was born in Reno,NV but raised in St. Paris, Ohio and won his four Ohio State titles for Paris-Graham High School, where he also won the prestigious Dave Schultz National Award while earning High Honors. He’s a Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Major with a Business Minor and a 3.5 GPA. He relaxes sometimes with a Frisbee and a chipotle meal, while listening to Eminem, and Rap. He got caught and pinned in the NCAA final at 157, last March, but that was his only loss of the season and didn’t dim the luster of his astonishing Freshman achievements recognized in many awards including Big 10 Freshman and Wrestler of the Year and Penn State’s Outstanding Wrestler. It’s hard to imagine a greater honor than being named the best on a team of stars that became the NCAA Champs of 2011. His career numbers are a testament to Taylor’s dominance throughout a landmark collegiate wrestling career. He leaves Penn State as a member of four NCAA Championship teams and four Big Ten Championships teams. Taylor went 34-0 this season to end the year as the nation’s lone unbeaten Division I wrestler and closed out his career with a 134-3 record. His 97.8 career win percentage included an all-time Penn State best 53 pins (ties a school record), 42 technical falls and 30 majors, meaning 125 of his 137 career matches were won by a major or better. Taylor never lost in a dual meet and was a perfect 56-0 all-time against Big Ten competition. This past week it was announced that David Taylor is one of five athletes nominated for a 2014 ESPY award as Best Male College Athlete of the Year, award sponsor ESPN announced Tuesday. The awards, presented for outstanding achievements in sport by ESPN, will be presented on Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

  • June19th

    20130713_172801 Finally it’s that time of the year again! Long sunny days, hot weather, hang time with great friends and family. Its that day we step off the mat for an afternoon of play activities, music, food and good friends, around here also known as family.

    Starting at 1:00pm on Saturday July 12th this will be our second year hosting this party and last year started with the bar pretty high, so we figured we’d step up our game a bit this year and see if we can make it even better. The food and drinks are a given. The additions: 18ft Dual Lane Water Slide, Dunk Machine, Pony Rides, DJ Frankie Perez and more. Going to be a great day. Last year we had family, friends from such a wide array of wrestling it was a great vibe throughout the property. With one year behind us I’m hoping we can make this year even better. Hosted on my acres in Jackson there is plenty of room for parking and people so come one, come all, its gonna be a great day.

    988675_402535236522498_1526098508_n To add to the potential of this days excitement the date of the party, July 12th, is the following weekend after Frankie Edgar fights BJ Penn in Las Vegas for the TUF19 Finale so Frankie and his family will be around hanging out and enjoying the day too. We will also be presenting our second year of the Elite For Life Trust Scholarships. Thanks to the many that make this possible. And finally, me and others have birthdays just prior or after so this is a celebrations on so many angles.

    Many ask what can they bring? Here’s your answer to that. 

    1075632_402536239855731_2030183131_n Below is the link for the “What you can Bring” sign up and RSVP for the Elite Party on July 12. Please keep in mind if you are attending later in the day do not sign up for the necessary items like plates forks ketchup etc.

    Remember this party starts at 1:00pm and runs all day into the night. Plan accordingly. Pop-Up Picnic Tents, Beach Chairs, Towels, Change of Clothes and whatever else you need to move in for the day.

    If you have any questions my email is melissa@wrca.net


  • June13th


    Scholarships will be presented at our annual Elite for Life Summer Party July 12th.

    Pictured Elite Wrestling owner Steve Rivera (Right), the Original Elite Wrestler, UFC Superstar Frankie Edgar (Left) and the 2013 winners of the first ever Elite for Life Trust Student/Athlete Scholarships. $1000 was paid to Brian Hamann. A Jackson Memorial HS graduate he is now attending North Carolina State University. $500 was paid to Sean Pryzbylkowski a New Egypt HS graduate and now attending Rutgers. Very proud of the essays they submitted and happy to hear both are doing well in class and enjoying the college experience.

    DONORS ALWAYS APPRECIATED: The Elite for Life Trust is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit entity. All financial donations are 100% tax deductible. We provide letter of thanks and receipt of donation for tax purposes.


    ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE: College bound Senior who currently wrestles for Elite Wrestling and currently wrestles in high school. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify. Candidate for scholarship must have plan to attend either a 2 or 4 year accredited university in the Fall of 2014.

    REWARDS: There will be several different scholarships awarded with different dollar amounts. Also in partnership with Flips Wrestling, we will be awarding Elite Wrestling Skinned Flip Headphones to special category winners of all ages.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: Copy of High School transcripts, 1000 word MAX Essay on how Elite Wrestling and the sport of Wrestling has changed your life for the better and the impact it has played in that change.

    SUBMIT TO: Steve@EliteWrestling.net

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended to 07/04/2014

    SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION: Like last year we will be presenting the scholarship awards at our Annual Elite for Life Summer Party on July 12th.