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Coach Matt grew up in Monroe, NY and wrestled for Monroe-Woodbury High School. Monroe is perennially a state ranked team and was a state championship team in 2001. Coach Wernikoff competed locally and abroad in Freestyle and his real passion Greco-Roman Wrestling. He is generally considered one of the best youth wrestling coaches in the country. In 2014 he recieved the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) _Award.  This prestigious award is given to those who have shown exemplary leadership and guidance to athletes in their program and out.

Mathew Wernikoff ClinicAfter high school Matthew Wernikoff started coaching in Section 1 NY as an assistant coach at Peekskill City School district where he helped coach the programs first state qualifier in over ten years. From there Mathew moved on to Woodlands High School, a small school in Westchester county, where he served as the Co-Head Coach and then the Head Coach. He produced 4 of the schools 5 100 career wins earners, 5 Section Champions, an All-State Wrestler, several NCAA recruits and many All-Section and All-League wrestlers.

Coach Matt working a clinic in Pine Bush, NY

Coach Matt working a clinic in Pine Bush, NY

Coach Matthew Wernikoff also was the State director for the NHSCA and ran the NHSCA National Team for 5 years.With over 10 years of experience working with kids Matthew Wernikoff brings a sound fundamental approach to his teaching and is able to motivate athletes of any age. He is also responsible for organizing the Apex travel teams.

Coach Mathew Wernikoff is also a Renzo Gracie Blue Belt under Jamal Patterson and competes regularly in Jiu Jitsu tournaments.

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