Saturday, September 13, 2014

TopCat moves to Camden County College

I have accepted the Head Coaching position at Camden County College starting with the 2014-2015 wrestling season. The college dropped the wrestling program back in the 1980's. I am excited to be part of CCC's reinstatement of the intercollegiate wrestling team. We will compete in Division III of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association. We will not be able to offer a TopCat Fall Session at this time, as our wrestling facility is under construction and not yet available. When complete, we will have over 3500 square feet of mat space. Our next session will be our Winter/Spring session that will start in late February. Please check back here on Feb. 1st for details. Coach Papa

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Last Month of TopCat Fall 2013

Wrestling season is only a little over a month away! We will be stepping up the intensity over these last four weeks of TopCat. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, we will be having a classroom, work session with our sports psychologist, Dr. John Diepold. On Thursday, Oct 31,we will be giving out t-shirts. Please remember to bring in $5.00 for your t-shirt, if you have not already done so. See you Monday. PS Only 12 workouts left. Make the most of them!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hall of Fame

I am honored to announce that on August 4th, 2013 I was officially inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, New Jersey chapter along with Harold Dow(posthumously), Jerry Nisivoccia, Bernie Reider, Dave Kinney, and Ken Bernabe. It is pretty cool to think my lifetime service award to wrestling will be hanging in the Wrestling Hall of Fame Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I guess I will have to go back there and see it sometime. It was great to share this with my family and colleagues along with some former wrestlers. I am especially grateful to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for this recognition.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Clinics this summer

I've been threatening to do a Tough on Top Clinic for years. So this summer, I finally decided to do it! Wrestlers attending these clinics will be taught the techniques that made all of the teams I coached Tough on Top. I can't wait.

I'll be in Virginia next week

I will be teaching at the Summer Sizzler in Norfolk, Virginia on June 26, 27, and 28 with Bubba Jenkins, and Gray Simons, both former NCAA champions. This should be fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Sunday at TopCat

Here we go again. This Sunday, Dec. 23rd, will be our second free workout for TopCat members only. We should have lots of time to work with you on any individual technique or questions you may have. Coach Papa

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter Sundays

Our first Sunday workout will be this Sunday, tomorrow night, 12/9 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. As previously announced, these Sunday workouts will be free to TopCat Fall wrestlers only. Our schedule will be every other Sunday. 12/9, 12/23, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3. We may add some additional Sundays, depending on our coaches schedules. Our plan is to have a short workout for guys who neet it, and also to have question and answer time for individuals who need help with technique. Please note: I will not let parents have this time. It will be up to the wrestlers to seek this help. Thanks for your understanding. Coach Papa