We are excited to bring a bring a top-notch staff to our Prodigy Site in Middletown this Spring with some very high level coaches heading up our freestyle and Greco Programs.
Greco-Roman - Mondays and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 ppm
Coach Don Cummings (Wednesdays) and Coach Matt McIntire (Mondays) will working with our Greco Training each week. Both of these wrestlers placed 3rd in the toughest Greco-Roman tournament in the nation while in High School at Fargo Nationals!
Freestyle Training - Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8 ppm
Coach Matt McIntire (Mondays) and Coach Willie Wineberg (Wednesdays) will be heading up the Freestyle Training each week. With a combined 6 state wrestling titles and claiming multiple freestyle All-American honors in their careers, both coaches will be passing on their freestyle knowledge to wrestlers of all ages this spring!
Prodigy will also have many head and assistant coaches from local high school programs helping in the room each week, including coaches from Alter, Carlisle, Lebanon, Miamisburg, Middletown, and Kings.
Prodigy's Beavercreek site, run by the Beavercreek Coaching Staff, will provide freestyle training every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8 pm. Prodigy Beavercreek is led by Coaching Legend Gary Wise.
Coach Joe Napoli will be running the Elite / Premier Training on Thursday 12/15
along with Coach Ryan and Coach Arens.
Joe Napoli, Lehigh University
*Pennsylvania (PIAA) AAA (big school) State Champion
*Pennsylvania (PIAA) Runner-up
*Beast of the East Champion
*NHSCA High School Senior National Champion
*Lehigh University wrestling Team Captain
*2X NCAA Qualifier (with a 3rd seed his senior year)
*Graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree
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Coach Jones will continue to prepare wrestlers for the next level this season. Coach Jones will be increasing his days from 2 days to 4 days this winter. Practicing every Monday through Thursday from 5:30-7 pm to all Beginner and Novice Wrestlers. He will also be continuing his Friday Night Fight Series to get wrestlers more competition on a Friday Night!
I make sure to tell everyone that I come across that the best thing I ever did was to bring Coach Jones and Team Jones Wrestling into the Prodigy Wrestling Academy family. Coach Jones has influenced many wrestlers' lives and has been the starting point for many great wrestlers in Southwest Ohio. Coach Jones takes on some tough challenges as he works to teach younger wrestlers to "Perfect the Basics". There is not a better coach to teach young wrestlers these foundational skills than Coach Don Jones!
His love of wrestling doesn't stop there. He runs open mats and preseason training to wrestlers preparing for the season. He runs open mats throughout the summer giving wrestlers opportunities to reach their goals. He COMPETES still! Coach Jones was a runner-up at the US Nationals in his age division this past year. He also competes in local tournaments and even gave beach wrestling a try. He even is seen selling gear at tournaments on Saturday and Sunday! I think he is a great coach because he loves the sport so much!
Coach Jones comes from a rich tradition of wrestling in Eastern Pennsylvania. His training and work ethic would lead him to All-American honors at Keystone Junior College and then to a Varsity Wrestler at East Stroudsburg University. We are lucky that he continues to bring this top level wrestling experience to Prodigy Wrestling Academy!
Coach Arens will continue to be a part of our staff this season with our Premier group. He will sharing coaching duties of this group with Coach Ryan.
When I met Coach Arens, a few things made me realize he would be a great fit for coaching at Prodigy. First, his son, David, was tough AND very technical, almost like his dad had something to do with it :) The second thing I noticed was he was quiet. He knew that he could be effective and didn't need to be screaming at the wrestlers. Finally, after asking where he wrestled, he replied Lakota West. That would make him Scott Fetzer trained. Wrestlers who have wrestled for top notch coaches don't just learn wrestling, they learn what makes great coaches. That's all I needed last year before asking to help us at Prodigy!
It's also nice having a younger coach who can still lace it up with the wrestlers. We are lucky to have him again this season! Welcome Back, Coach Arens!
Coach Brennan Ryan joins prodigy staff
Prodigy would like to welcome Coach Brennan Ryan to the staff for this upcoming season. Coach Ryan has an extensive coaching career that is really going to help our wrestler continue to prepare and improve. Coach Ryan will be one of the coaches our Premier Group on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7-8:30 pm. He will be also be helping with the Elite group and Junior High Wrestlers this season.
Coach Ryan joins us along with his sons, Jake and Zach. Welcome to Prodigy!
Coach Ryan has 26 years total of wrestling coaching experience, including 17 years at the high school level
(10 years as head varsity coach), 5 years at the collegiate level (1 year as head college
coach), and multiple years at the youth level.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER COACHING HIGHLIGHTS/AWARDS
NCAA CAREER COACHING HIGHLIGHTS/AWARDS
Prodigy Welcomes Coach Don Cummings
Prodigy Wrestling Academy is pleased to announce the addition of Coach Don Cummings to the staff. Coach Cummings comes to Prodigy with some great wrestling and coaching accomplishments in his career. Coach Cummings will be coaching and running the LIVE Wrestling nights on Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm this season starting on November 8th. Welcome to Prodigy, Coach!
NCAA Division II All American and 3x National Qualifier for Mercyhurst University, 2x Team Captain, NCAA Division II East Super Regional Championship finishes of 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Midwest Classic 3rd place Finish in Indianapolis, IN. Top 8 Finish as a Team at Cliff Keen National Duals.
New York State 3rd place finisher for Onondaga High School with a high school record of 158-13, USA WRESTLING Fargo National Championship 3rd place finisher in Greco Roman for Team New York, multiple time champion and placer for Freestyle/Greco State Championships, many successful wrestling experiences in Germany, Finland, Estonia, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Canada and across the United States.
Mercyhurst University – Assistant Coach, NCAA Division II
Limestone College – Assistant Coach, NCAA Division II
· 1 NCAA Division II National Runner Up
· 9 NCAA Division II All Americans
· 16 NCAA Division II National Qualifiers
· 2 top 8 Team Finishes at NWCA National Duals
· 22 All Academic Award Accomplishments
· 2012-2013 National Academic Championship team
· 2 top 8 and 2 other top 20 Academic Team finishes.
workouts available all summer at Prodigy
*Opportunities for every age and ability level to get time on the mat
*Stay Consistent with your training
*Great partners and coaches throughout the summer
*Work on new technique learned from camps and clinics consistently
*Get 1% better every day
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