Elite Wrestling Services

Elite Wrestling Services is a unique sport service that aims to support groups & individual wrestlers in their journey to be the best they can be on & off the mat.

With over 40 years in wrestling, 20 plus years as a club owner I am confident that I can make a difference to your wrestler(s) and/or program. My network of established Wrestlers/Coaches and local Colleges including Rutgers University, Rider University, Steven’s Institute, TCNJ and our All American Staff opens endless possibilities for your wrestler as well as your program.

Our Mission is two-fold

  • For Programs, it is to create and/or manage new or existing wrestling programs creating a strong foundation with implemented curriculum and procedures for your program to build upon. For New Programs, we offer “FOUNDATION”, a start-up program template that can be designed specifically to cover your start to finish requirements and goals. For Existing Programs, we offer “POWERED”, a Program Enhance Service in which Elite Wrestling Services works under your existing business identity to enhanced your program through our network of resources and implementing a proven curriculum and practice format that has built champions for years.
  • For Individuals, We offer advanced training and mentoring to include off mat training and guidance through weight training, nutrition and college recruiting process.

Terms of Service:

Due to the uniqueness of this service I do not have any set terms or agreements. Each opportunity is addressed as an individual situation with its own solution or plan of attack. Through conversation we will identify the over-all result you are striving for and design the program to reach your goals. I have concepts, processes and policies that have been proven to work, but in the end you have the final decision.


CALL TODAY: 732-433-5890

Elite Wrestling Current & Completed Agreements: High School, Middle Schools, Private Clubs, Multi-Sport Facility, Recreation Programs, Non-Profit Programs, Business Start-Up

2023-2024 #ElitePowered Programs

Private Boarding School – 2023-2024 #ElitePowered Programs 
The Peddie School
Heightstown, NJ (November 2023 – March 2024) 

2021-2022 #ElitePowered Programs

Private Boarding School – 2021-2022 #ElitePowered Programs
The Peddie School
4 Prep National Qualifiers


2019-2020 #ElitePowered Programs

Private Boarding School – 2019-2020 #ElitePowered Programs
The Peddie School
4 Prep National Qualifiers

2018-19 #ElitePowered Programs

Private Boarding School – 2018-2019 #ElitePowered Programs
The Peddie School
5 Prep National Qualifiers

2017-18 #ElitePowered Programs include

Private Boarding School – 2017-18 #ElitePowered Programs
The Peddie School

Recreation Program – 2017-18 Wrestling Season
Robbinsville Junior Knights Wrestling
Robbinsville, NJ (November 2017 – March 2018)

Recreation Program – 2017-18 Wrestling Season
West Windor Youth Wrestling
West Windsor, NJ (November 2017 – March 2018

2016-17 #ElitePowered Programs Include

Recreation Program – 6 Week Agreement – Completed
Manalapan Mat Rats Spring Beginners Program – Pat Brown
Manalapan, NJ (May 2017 – June 2017)

Recreation Program – 6 Month Agreement – Completed
Robbinsville Junior Knights Wrestling – Tony Torrington
Robbinsville, NJ (November 2016 – March 2017)

Private Club – 6 Month Agreement – Completed
Nick Catone’s Little Devils Wrestling Program – Nick Catone
Brick, NJ (August 2016 – January 2017)

Grade School & High School – 6 Month Agreement – Completed
Monsignor Donovan High School & St Joe’s Middle School
Toms River, NJ (March 2016 – September 2016)

Multi-Sport Facility Owners – Two Year Agreement, Completed
Gametime Performance – Facility Manager: Jim Radvany
Elite Wrestling NJ
Hamilton, NJ (March 2013-2015)

Private Club – 3 Month Agreement – Completed
Rick’s All American Wrestling – Head Coach/Owner: Rick Gonzalez
Fairfield, NJ
(June – August 2009)

“I am excited to partner with Steve & his Elite Wrestling Services. I have been in business 15 years and have always had a consistent group of wrestlers; I reached out to Steve to move my wrestling business to the next level. Although the program is due to begin next week, I have spent enough time with Steve pinning down this deal to see that he is very professional, upfront and big on preparation. I am confident in Steve and his network of resources to get the job done”

Rick Gonzalez – Head Coach / Owner Rick’s All American

Multi-Sport Facility Owners –  Two Year Agreement, Completed
Champions Training Center – Facility Manager: Kevin Barry

Elite Wrestling NJ

Jackson, NJ (2012-2014)
“Being a facility manager I work hard to surround myself with Team players and successful businesses. I presented Steve with an opportunity to work within our facility to enhance the CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER due to his outstanding reputation. Elite Wrestling has been a great addition to my facility and I look forward to the future with him”

Kevin Barry – Property Manager

Recreation Program – 3 Month Agreement, Completed

Manalapan Jr Braves Wrestling Program
Manalapan, NJ (Spring 2009)

“Steve and his Elite Wrestling Service Crew are top notch! His experience and resources have made a drastic impact on our club. Very professional and prepared, a “Take Control” approach to the agreement. They ran solid practices giving us a chance to observe and learn a format that he has proven works. In regards to enrollment, we had 20 kids enrolled prior to hiring Elite Wrestling Services. After Elite Wrestling Services completed their 3 month agreement we had 126 enrolled.”

Ethan Waller – Head Coach

Non-Profit Programs – 7 yrs, Agreement, Completed

Toms River Wrestling Club
Toms River, NJ (1996-2003)

“I am thankful to have met Steve in my tenure as club president. His professional approach to the agreement and overall commitment was everything we could have hoped for and then some. His ability to befriend the kids and parents is a talent not seen in many which causes a family bond that resonates to hard wrestling with a goal oriented approach. During his tenure with our club we were able to finish first in the Jersey Shore League which stands as one of the States toughest leagues. I think that says what he’s capable of producing.”

Jack Pontoriero – TRWC President 

Business Start-up – 2 yrs Agreement, Completed

Glastonbury Wrestling Club
Glastonbury, CT

“This was my first paid contracted experience after graduating college, at this point over 20 years ago and the people I worked with are no longer involved. It was a great learning experience and confidence builder for me.”

Steve Rivera

#ElitePowered Coaching Staff

  • Steve Rivera – State Champ & OW, State Runner-up, National Champ, 4x NCAA All American (8,3,2,1)
  • Frank Edgar – UFC World Champ, 2x State Place Winner, EWL Champ, 4x NCAA Qualifier
  • Vincent Dellefave – 2x State Champ, NCAA DI Qualifier
  • Ryan Lyons – USA Wrestling Team NJ Coach, FS National Champ
  • Anthony Ashnault – 4x NJ State Champ, 2x DI All American
  • Anthony Perrotti – NJ State Champ, DI All American
  • Scott Winston – 3x State Champ, NCAA Qualifier
  • Doug Hamann – DIII All American
  • BJ Young – 3x DII NCAA All American
  • Hayden Hrymack – NJ State Place Winner, DI NCAA Qualifier
  • Chad Walsh – State Champ, DI All American
  • Taylor Walsh – State Champ, D1 All American
  • Sebastian Rivera – State Champ, Super32 Champ, Voted #2 Redshirt Wrestler 2017, 4th Midlands Tournament

CALL TODAY: 732-433-5890