The Return NJ Wrestling

The champ is coming back! Interim Bellator MMA Bantamweight Champion and World Champion wrestler Joe Warren will be back in New Jersey May 28th through May 31st. He will teach Apex Wrestling classes in Kenilworth (5/29)  free of charge to members and Mahwah (5/31) for $30/participant. Non-members welcome to Kenilworth session for $30. Additional details to follow. Spread the word and don’t miss out!

About Joe Warren and Apex Wrestling School

World Champion Joe Warren and 2X State Champion Nick Suriano at Apex Mahwah.

World Champion Joe Warren and 2X State Champion Nick Suriano at Apex Mahwah.

Joe Warren is a frequent guest clinician at Apex Wrestling School.  Joe brings a unique and entertaining approach to his techniques.  Based on his experience as a NCAA All-American, State Champion and World Champion.  Known internationally for his tenacity and explosiveness, Coach Warren’s approach is broken down in a simple to understand way that even less experienced wrestlers can find value in.

Joe Warren is a Michigan State Champion, from there he was recruited and attended Michigan University where he was teammates with Apex Coaches Damion Logan and Foley Dowd.  He was an All-American and 2X Big Ten finalist.

Coach Damion has been helping his long time friend train and prepare for his MMA fights since his first professional fight in Japan against Chase Beebe.  Coach Joe fits in perfect with the Apex system and we encourage everyone to attend the clinics.

Schedule of events are as follows:

– 5/29 – Apex Wrestling School – Kenilworth, New Jersey:

Private sessions with Joe Warren are available. Please inquire with Damion Logan at 201-343-6050 on Joe’s availability and pricing.

6:45-8:00pm: Joe will be conducting a mixed martial arts class focused on take-downs and overall body control. This class is $30 per participant.

8:00pm: Joe will be coaching a wrestling class for all ages. Apex Wrestling School members are welcome to attend this class free of charge. All non-members are welcome to attend for $30 per participant.

– 5/30 – Apex Wrestling School – Mahwah, NJ:

Private sessions with Joe Warren are available. Please inquire with Damion Logan at 201-343-6050 on Joe’s availability and pricing.

– 5/31 – Apex Wrestling School – Mahwah, NJ:

2:30pm: Wrestlers of all ages are welcome to attend a seminar prepared by Joe on how to mentally and physically prepare your mind and body before entering a wrestling event. Joe will reflect on his own experiences and how he has prepared throughout his wrestling and mixed martial arts career. Joe will also provide motivational speaking, providing encouragement and confidence to all who attend.

Following his seminar, Joe will be running a live wrestling block, consisting of competitive wrestling sessions and in-depth instruction.

This session is $30 per participant and is scheduled to run for at least two hours.

Registration for all sessions can be found at Mahwah and Kenilworth Apex Wrestling Schools during regular business hours.

Here is a technique clip from Joe’s most recent visit to Apex:

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Here is some background for Coach Warren:

Amateur Wrestling
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles

  • 2007 World Cup Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist
  • 2006 FILA Wrestling World Championships Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2006 Pan American Championships Senior-Greco Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2005 Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2005 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Henri Deglane Challenge Senior Greco-Roman Bronze Medalist
  • 2004 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist
  • 2003 NYAC Christmas International Open Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2003 Henri Deglane Challenge Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist
  • 2003 Sunkist Kids International Open Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2002 Henri Deglane Challenge Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist
  • 2002 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist

USA Wrestling

  • FILA World Team Trials Senior Greco-Roman Winner (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • USA Senior Greco-Roman National Championship (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • USA Senior Greco-Roman National Championship 3rd Place (2004)
  • USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year (2006)
  • USA University Greco-Roman National Championship (1998)
  • 2005 NYAC Holiday Tournament Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2004 NYAC Christmas Championships Senior Greco-Roman Gold Medalist
  • 2004 USA Olympic Team Trials Senior Greco-Roman Runner-up
  • 2002 NYAC Christmas Classic Senior Greco-Roman Silver Medalist

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions Inductee (2009)

National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • NCAA Division I Collegiate National Championship 3rd Place (2000)
  • NCAA Division I All-American (2000)
  • Big Ten Conference Championship Runner-up (1998, 1999)
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association
  • MHSAA Class A High School State Championship (1995)
  • MHSAA Class A High School State Championship 3rd Place (1994)
  • MHSAA Class A All-State (1993, 1994, 1995)