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ABOUT EWA

 

JOHN DEGL            

OWNER | HEAD COACH       

John attended the University of Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts (Major: Art) in 1996 then continued his education at Mercy College and received a Masters of Science in Education in 2008 and is currently the proud owner of Empire Wrestling Academy (formerly Iowa Style Wrestling Inc. )

  • John has 19 years of Coaching experience at the Youth, High School, and Collegiate levels

 

  • 1991 New York State High School Wrestling Champion

 

  • 1994, 2001 Empire State Games Champion

 

  • University Nationals All-American – 1995, 1996

 

  • 2x Place Winner at Midlands Invitational, Northwestern University – 1994, 1995

 

  • 1996 National qualifier for the University of Iowa

 

  • Member of 4 National Championship teams at UI and 5 Big 10 team titles

 

  • Head Assistant Coach at Hofstra University – 1997. 1999-2000

 

  • Former Head Coach at Mahopac HS – 2002 Section One Team Champions

 

  • Currently, Owner of Empire Wrestling Academy and Coach at Iona Prep

 

 

 

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

 Coach

  • Assistant Coach Horace Greeley

  • 2x All Section Wrestler

 

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