Elite Wrestling New Jersey
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  • July7th

    1075632_402536239855731_2030183131_nSign up Sheet Here 

    IT’S GOING DOWN!! AUGUST 8TH. Once again we are back at that time of year when we step off the mat and enjoy another Elite family day together. In past years we have hosted the party here in Jackson but after Destiny called in the body of Danny Rodriguez and his 10+ Acre farm in Cranberry we have decided to make a move and try something new.

    The Party will host family, friends, wrestlers, parents of wrestlers, alumni, parents of Alumni, Sponsors, Donors, Acquaintances , past and present from all locations of Elite Wrestling NJ.

    We will provide a tent for shade, open fields for games, bring your own Rod fishing pond, horse & pony rides, water inflatable, dunking tank, DJ Music Entertainment, lots of food and drinks and more.

    1069395_402537519855603_1501078850_nWe will also award our Elite for Life Trust Essay Scholarships that day too. Pictured 2015 Winners Mazziah Bethea (UPenn) 2014 and Brian Hamann (NC State).


    Party Address : 56 Cranbury Neck Road. Cranbury, NJ 08512


  • April3rd

    2015 Spring Session has begun

    Elite Wrestling – Jackson (Registration Form)

    Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 1st- 7th grade & 7:30 8th- 12th High School

    Coaches: Steve Rivera, Matt Pletcher, BJ Young, Vin Dellefave

    263 Jackson Pines Rd. Jackson, NJ



    Elite Wrestling – Toms River (Registration Form)

    Monday & Wednesday 6:30 Tot & 7:30 Youth/High School

    Coaches: Steve Rivera, Vin Dellefave, Frank Edgar, Vin Salek,

    Guest Clinicians every Wednesday. All Americans Anthony Ashnault, Anthony Perrotti

    1740 Lakewood Rd (Rt9) Suite B, Toms River, NJ



     Elite Wrestling – Hamilton (Registration Form)

    Monday 6:30 All Ages

    Coaches: Steve Rivera, Matt Pletcher, Dan Rodriguez, BJ Young

    Guest Clinicians All Americans Joe Dubuque, Shawn Gray

    435 RT130N Hamilton/Yardville, NJ


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    Elite Wrestling – Lincroft (Registration Form)

    Wednesday 6:30 All Ages

    Coaches: Steve Rivera, John Post, Dan Seidenberg, Matt Pletcher

    850 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ

  • 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.