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Welcome To Renaissance Wrestling Academy

Take your wrestling game to to the next level in thebiggest wrestling academyin bergen county. At Renaissance Wrestling you will receive personal attention, excellent instruction and cutting edge wrestling technique to help you reach your goals.

"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
-Dan Gable

The Renaissance Wrestling Academy was founded in 2004 and has grown into one of the most highly respected wrestling clubs in New Jersey. It is located at 485 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ (Tiger Schulmann’s Corporate Headquarters Building). Our state of the art training facility has over 15,000 square feet of mat space and equipment to meet all of your wrestling needs.

We provide members with an experienced and accomplished staff with a focus on the individual student. We welcome students of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to bring a group of young wrestlers together and through hard work, discipline and technique, have them strive to be the best they can be in the great sport of wrestling.

Our instructional coaching staff is made up of exceptional coaches including high school state champions, state qualifiers, NCAA Division 1 Qualifiers and All Americans. We pride ourselves on successfully managing a smaller roster with individualized attention that allows wrestlers to grow by reinforcement of basic techniques and intense dedication to the idea that small improvements through persistent practice yield great achievements.

Comprehensive instruction on position, takedowns, escapes, reversals, riding and pinning are all part of the curriculum. We also provide guidance through power lectures. These lectures provide a unique edge on the mat. Topics we will cover range from goal setting, scouting an opponent, weight control and nutrition. All instruction is complete with drilling and situational wrestling with regards to setups, finishes and counters. Additionally specialty conditioning, strength training and live exercises round out the experience.


Coach David Bell

Russell “Rusty” Read was a freshman during my first season as an assistant coach at Hawthorne High School. It was evident from first meeting that he was very talented and would make….

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Wil Horneff

Rusty is the best wrestling coach in Bergen County hands down. Working with him as improved my standup games by leaps and bounds. What sets him apart from the rest is not only Training Grounds BJJ In NJ

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Coach Carl Adams

Coach Carl Adams

You were one of my all time favorites. You had a great work ethic and a tremendous attitude. I will never forget how you battled back from your knee injury. That was amazing. More importantly,

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Sean Gray

Sean Gray

When I think about passionate coaches, coach Rusty Read is right at the top of the list! He was a dominating NJ state champ and one of the best wrestlers in Boston University D 1 wrestling history!

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485 boulevard
Elmwood park
New Jersey, USA
Phone: 9734275595
Website: http://renaissancewrestling.com
Email: Rusty.Read76@gmail.com

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