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ABOUT

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Empire Wrestling Academy welcomes everyone from seasoned champs to novice wrestlers.

At Empire, we teach Iowa-Style Wrestling which has produced champion wrestlers throughout the East Coast—including 42 state title. As a matter of fact, over 100 of our athletes have enjoyed successful collegiate carrers after training with us, and all but two Action-1 New York State champions trained at Empire.

Our training facilities are located in  New York (3 locations) and Connecticut, and rival even the best D-1 gyms in the country. Each boast spacious training areas with towering ceilings and state-of-the-art full-size wresting matts, climbing ropes, saunas and weight rooms.

 

Success is a journey

and YOURS starts here

At Empire Wrestling Academy, our goal is to use wrestling as a vehicle to promote a healthy lifestyle. Wrestling provides young athletes with mental tools to approach life in a positive "can do" manner. Obstacles are looked at as challenges by wrestlers not problems. Excuses are not part of our culture.

We do not measure success with medals or trophies. We believe that an individual is successful when he or she continually commits to close the gap between their performance and their potential and when he or she understands that such a commitment represents a way of life, not merely a means to an end. 

 

Empire Wrestling Academy provides the tools that student-athletes need in order to undertake such commitments.

 
 

john degl

OWNER / HEAD COACH

 

MEET THE TEAM

COACHING STAFF

ANTHONY TORTORA

HEAD COACH

  • Head Coach Horace Greely

  • D1 Team Captain Hofsta University

  • 4 Year Letterman

  • Masters Degree in PE & Spec. Ed.

ALEX DELACRUZ

HEAD YOUTH COACH

  • NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPION

  • 2013 New York State Champion

  • 2X All State Wrestler

  • Top 10 All-time Best Section 1

KHALAD DASSAN

ASSISTANT COACH

  • Assistant Coach Horace Greeley

  • 2x All Section Wrestler

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contact us

Hours of operation 

EMPIRE WRESTLING ACADEMY

245 NY-100, Somers NY USA

info@empirewrestlingacademy.com

(914) 648-0777

Mon-Thu: 5PM to 9PM

Fri-Sat: Closed

Sun:  10AM-12Noon

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