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 even

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, Swede

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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