Wrestling

Wrestling has been one of the premiere sports at the NYAC for over 100 years. Wrestling was one of the founding sports of the New York Athletic Club back in 1868. The first national wrestling championships were held at the NYAC in 1878.

The NYAC wrestling team now consists of the three styles of Olympic wrestling; men's freestyle, women's freestyle and men's Greco Roman. In the Olympic Games, six weight classes are contested in each style; in non-Olympic years, eight weight classes are contested at major events.

Over the years, the NYAC has done extremely well in national and international competitions, sending over 50 wrestlers to the Olympics and bringing back eight medals, including four won by one of the most notable NYAC athletes, Bruce Baumgartner, who won two golds, one silver and one bronze medal. In 2013, the New York Athletic Club won the national team championships in men's and women's freestyle and placed a total of nine wrestlers on the US World Championships team, including bronze medalist and 2012 gold medalist, Adeline Gray. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, six NYAC wrestlers competed against the world's best. At the 2018 World Championships, three NYAC wrestlers claimed medals for Team USA: Adeline Gray won gold; Sarah Hildebrandt secured silver; and Adam Coon took silver. The NYAC men's Greco-Roman team has won US Nationals three consecutive years from 2016-2018.


  • Team Schedule
    • Dave Schultz Memorial

      January 24th - 27th
      Colorado Springs, CO


      Cerro Pelado International

      February 15th - 17th
      Havana, Cuba


      Lady Klippan International

      February 18th - 22nd
      Klippan, Sweden


      Thor International

      March 15th - 16th
      Nykobing Falster, Denmark


      Pan American Championships

      April 15th - 18th
      Buenos Aires, Argentina


      US Open Championships

      April 24th - 27th
      Las Vegas, NV


      US World Team Trials Challenge

      May 15th - 17th
      North Carolina


      Final X Wrestle Off

      June 15th - 16th
      Omaha, NE


      Final X Wrestle Off

      June 22nd - 23rd
      Lehigh, PA


      Canada Cup

      July 1st - 3rd
      Guelph, CA


      UWW World Championships

      September 14th - 20th
      Astana, Kasakastan


      Bill Farrell Memorial

      November 15th - 16th
      NYAC City House



      Practice Schedule

      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7pm-9pm

  • Roster
    • Women's Freestyle

      Adeline Gray, 76kg
      Erin Golston
      , 50kg
      Sarah Hildebrandt
      , 53kg
      Lauren Louive
      , 59kg
      Alexis Porter
      , 62kg
      Julia Salata
      , 65kg
      Rachel Watters
      , 72kg

      Tadaaki Hatta, coach

      Men's Greco Roman

      Ben Provisor, 86kg
      Robby Smith, 130kg
      Jesse Thielke, 63kg
      Adam Coon, 130kg
      Cheney Haight, 82kg
      Khymba Johnson, 92kg
      Sam Jones, 60kg
      Patrick Martinez, 86kg
      Jessy Williams, 66kg

      Herbert House, coach
      Nicolae Catana, coach
      Shawn Sheldon, coach

      Men's Freestyle

      Bekzod Abdurakhmonov, 74kg
      Anthony Ashnault, 65kg
      Nodir Safarov, 61kg
      Dan Vallimont, 74kg
      Brandon Wright, 65kg
      Nate Jackson, 74kg

      Paul Kieblesz, coach (all styles)
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