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About The Edge School Of Wrestling

The Edge is committed to teaching and mentoring students through the sport of wrestling to strive for individual excellence in all aspects of their lives, developing character, self-confidence, self-discipline, mental toughness and a strong work ethic to prepare them for life’s challenges.

This simple mission has guided the original Edge School of Wrestling for the last 30 years as America’s first amateur wrestling club of its kind.  Edge founder, Ernie Monaco, devised a progressive system of wrestling instruction and training that sought to develop the entire athlete, fully aware of both the mental and physical dimensions of the sport.  What makes the “Edge System” so unique is that students were able to fully develop at one club for their entire wrestling career, many starting in elementary school and staying with the club beyond their wrestling years to either coach or bring their own children.  One of those life-long students was Hoboken Edge founder, Dave Esposito. Dave started at the Edge when he was eight years old to become one of the club’s most decorated wrestlers and proponents of the Edge System, both as a wrestler and coach for the Edge.

At Edge Hoboken, Dave and his team have successfully applied those same principles of success to not only wrestling, but other martial arts as well.  At Edge Hoboken, students can be exposed to the Edge System in wrestling, kickboxing (muy-thai), jui jitsu/grappling, and mixed-martial arts (mma).  Students will be trained by highly decorated instructors within the Edge System in a top-level training facility steps away from New York City in the vibrant, mile-square city of Hoboken.

Our Instructors

Learn about the talented instructors that help make Edge School of Wrestling what it is today!

Kody Hamrah Pro MMA Wrestling Coach to UFC Fighters

Kody Hamrah

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Viktor Sveda

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Steve Bosak Edge Coach

Steve Bosak

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Jeffrey Marsh

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Tanner Zych

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Dave Esposito

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Marc Berman Jiu Jitsu Hoboken

Marc Berman

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Gerald Javier

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Elmer Recinos

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Our Athletes

Edge Hoboken School of Wrestling has worked with or produced many talented fighters over the years. Checkout below to see who passed through our doors!

Our Champions

Edge Hoboken has been a part in many industry champions. View our accomplishments below.

Name School Year Place
Glenn Pritzlaff Penn State 1999 1
Donny Pritzlaff Wisconsin 2000 1
Donny Pritzlaff Wisconsin 2001 1
Steve Mocco Iowa 2003 1
Joe Dubuque Indiana 2006 1
Matt Valenti University Penn 2006 1
Matt Valenti University Penn 2007 1
Darrion Caldwell North Carolina State 2009 1
Frank Molinaro Penn State 2012 1
Name School Year Place
Donny Pritzlaff Wisconsin 1999 5
Glenn Pritzlaff Penn State 1999 1
Jason Silverstein Purdue 1999 8
John Van Doren Lehigh 1999 5
Damion Logan Michigan 2000 6
Dave Esposito Lehigh 2000 3
Donny Pritzlaff Wisconsin 2000 1
Dave Esposito Lehigh 2001 2
Donny Pritzlaff Wisconsin 2001 1
Nik Fekete Michigan State 2001 8
Griff Powell Illinois 2002 8
Steve Mocco Iowa 2002 2
Tom Tanis Rutgers 2002 4
Steve Mocco Iowa 2003 1
Cory Cooperman Lehigh 2004 7
Foley Dowd Michigan 2004 6
Joe Dubuque Indiana 2004 8
Kurt Backes Iowa State 2004 7
Matt Valenti University Penn 2004 5
Zack Esposito Oklahoma State 2004 2
Cory Cooperman Lehigh 2005 3
Joe Dubuque Indiana 2005 1
Steve Mocco Oklahoma State 2005 1
Zack Esposito Oklahoma State 2005 1
Cory Cooperman Lehigh 2006 3
Name School Year Place
John Monaco Montclair State 1985 1
John Monaco Montclair State 1986 1
John Monaco Montclair State 1987 1
Karl Monaco Montclair State 1987 1
Karl Monaco Montclair State 1988 1
Pete Gonzalez Montclair State 1988 1
Karl Monaco Montclair State 1989 1
Pete Gonzalez Montclair State 1989 1
Name School Year Place
Pete Gonzalez Montclair State 1986
Anthony Conte TCNJ 2001
Name School Year Place
John Monaco Montclair State 1985 1
Name School Year Place
John Monaco Nutley 1981 1
John Monaco Clifton 1982 1
Pete Gonzalez Ridgefield Park 1983 1
Karl Monaco Clifton 1984 1
Karl Monaco Clifton 1985 1
Armando Nardone Belleville 1988 1
Mike Ferroni Union 1988 1
Brian Unkert Pope John 1990 1
Blake Maffei Caldwell 1991 1
Emilio Nardone Belleville 1991 1
Scott Kammerer East Brunswick 1991 1
Emilio Nardone Belleville 1992 1
Francis Dunn Boonton 1992 1
Glenn Pritzlaff Middletown South 1992 1
Anthony Laleggio Livingston 1993 1
Damion Logan St. Joe's Montvale 1993 1
Glenn Pritzlaff Middletown South 1993 1
Jeremy Bailer Jefferson 1993 1
Brian Brady Madison Central 1994 1
Dave Hughes Jefferson 1994 1
Glenn Pritzlaff Middletown South 1994 1
Oliver Ruiz Cliffside Park 1998 1
Tom Noto South River 1998 1
Chris Bitetto Hackensack 1999 1
Donnie DeFilippis New Providence 1999 1
Jeff Beverly Pt. Pleasant Boro 1999 1
Tom Noto South River 1999 1
Erik Norgaard St. Joe's Montvale 2000 1
Joe Dubuque Glen Ridge 2000 1
Matt Anderson South Plainfield 2000 1
Ed Gutnik JFK Iselin 2001 1
Joe Dubuque Glen Ridge 2001 1
Matt Valenti Kittatinny 2001 1
Nick Roy Wall 2001 1
Matt Valenti Kittatinny 2002 1
Nick Roy Wall 2002 1
Mike Grey Delbarton 2003 1
Darrion Caldwell Rahway 2004 1
Jimmy Conroy South Plainfield 2004 1
Mike Gatti Watchung Hills 2004 1
Mike Grey Delbarton 2004 1
Darrion Caldwell Rahway 2004 1
Frank Molinaro Southern 2005 1
Mike Grey Delbarton 2005 1
Ryan Wilson Rahway 2005 1
Alex Caruso Watchung Hills 2006 1
Joe Tavoso Delbarton 2015 1
Shane Griffith Bergen Catholic 2015 1
Brandon Kui DePaul Catholic 2016 1
Shane Griffith Bergen Catholic 2016 1
Name School Year Place
Joe Alexander Delsea N/A 2
David Bautis Lyndhurst N/A 2
Jonathan Becker Bergen Catholic N/A 2
Dave Bubnowski Union N/A 2
Josh Cardinale Belleville N/A 2
Alex Caruso Watchung Hills N/A 2
Brad Christie Fort Lee N/A 2
Anthony Conte Belleville N/A 2
Paolo Custodio Columbia N/A 2
Donnie DeFilippis New Providence N/A 2
Dave Della Torre River Dell N/A 2
Mike DeLuca Lyndhurst N/A 2
Ralph DeNisco St. Joe's Montvale N/A 2
David Esposito J.F.K Iselin N/A 2
Nik Fekete Cranford N/A 2
Nick Fokas Bergen Catholic N/A 2
Mike Francesca Union N/A 2
Jon Frent Ocean Twp. N/A 2
Kimo Geter Elizabeth N/A 2
Eric Hall Voorhees N/A 2
Troy Hernandez Kittatinny N/A 2
Danny Hywell Belleville N/A 2
Dan Kelly Delaware Valley N/A 2
Luke Lano Southern N/A 2
Steve Lilley Union N/A 2
Damion Logan St. Joe's Montvalle N/A 2
Marc Lombardy Millburn N/A 2
Joe Lospinoso Brearley N/A 2
Blake Maffei Caldwell N/A 2
Michael Magaldo Watchung Hills N/A 2
Mike Malinconico Edison N/A 2
Seanus McGuinness Mount Olive N/A 2
Dennis McSweeney Lyndhurst N/A 2
Mike Miller Hanover Park N/A 2
Karl Monaco Clifton N/A 2
Armando Nardone Belleville N/A 2
Erik Norgaard St. Joe's Montvale N/A 2
Bryan Nunziato Bergen Catholic N/A 2
Griff Powell Suffern NY N/A 2
Nick Roy Wall Township N/A 2
Dan Seidenberg Raritan N/A 2
Pat Strizki Hunterdon Central N/A 2
Eric Swick Roselle Park N/A 2
Tom Tanis Jefferson N/A 2
Pat Trabucco Livingston N/A 2
John VanDoren Sommerville N/A 2
Kevin Wilson Middletown South N/A 2
Tom Wysocki Rahway N/A 2
Dave Greenwald St. Mary's N/A 2
Tevin Shaw Piscataway N/A 2
Derek Francavilla Scotch Plains N/A 2
Nick Mattia Belleville N/A 2
Rob Kaiser Lodi N/A 2
Dan Clark Southern N/A 2
Matt Anderson South Plainfield N/A 2
Jordan Beverly Point Pleasant N/A 2
Chris Bitetto Hackensack N/A 2
Jim Conroy South Plainfield N/A 2
Larry Guarino Union N/A 2
Jim Conroy South Plainfield N/A 2
Joe Orecchio Don Bosco Prep N/A 2
Zack Tanelli Milburn N/A 2
Dave Santamaria CBA N/A 2
Mike Magaldo Watchung Hills 2014 2
Joey Balboni Brearley 2014 2
Brandon Paetzell Phillipsburg 2014 2
Ty Agaisse Delbarton 2015 2
Patrick Delbarton 2016 2
Ty Agaisse Delbarton 2016 2
Brandon Paetzell Phillipsburg 2016 2
Name School Year Place
Mike Francesca Blair 1992 1
Anthony Ialeggio Blair 1994 1
John Giacche Blair 1995 1
Jason Silverstein Blair 1996 1
John Giacche Blair 1996 1
John Giacche Blair 1997 1
Corey Cooperman Blair 1998 1
Foley Dowd Peddie 1998 1
Jason Landi Blair 1998 1
John Giacche Blair 1998 1
Steven Mocco St. Benedicts 1998 1
Corey Cooperman Blair 1999 1
Foley Dowd Peddie 1999 1
Jody Giuricich Blair 1999 1
Steven Mocco St. Benedicts 1999 1
Corey Cooperman Blair 2000 1
Geoff Reisman St. Paul's 2000 1
Kurt Backes Blair 2000 1
Steven Mocco Blair 2000 1
Zack Esposito Blair 2000 1
Corey Cooperman Blair 2001 1
Kurt Backes Blair 2001 1
Rob Preston Blair 2001 1
Steven Mocco Blair 2001 1
Zack Esposito Blair 2001 1
Kurt Backes Blair 2002 1
Mark Bogart Blair 2002 1
Rob Preston Blair 2002 1
Zack Esposito Blair 2002 1
Mark Bogart Blair 2003 1
Rob Preston Blair 2003 1
Travis Blasco Blair 2003 1
Travis Blasco Blair 2004 1
Max Shanaman Blair 2005 1
Ross Gitomer Blair 2005 1
Travis Blasco Blair 2005 1
Cary Aldrich Peddie 2006 1
Mario Mason Blair 2006 1
Max Shanaman Blair 2006 1
Travis Blasco Blair 2006 1
Mario Mason Blair 2007 1
Max Shanaman Blair 2007 1
Mario Mason Blair 2008 1
Mark Grey Blair 2009 1
Mark Grey Blair 2010 1
Todd Preston Blair 2010 1
Joey McKenna Blair 2011 1
Mark Grey Blair 2011 1
Todd Preston Blair 2011 1
Joey McKenna Blair 2012 1
Mark Grey Blair 2012 1
Todd Preston Blair 2012 1
Joey McKenna Blair 2013 1
Joey McKenna Blair 2014 1
Name School Year Place
Donny Pritzlaff Freestyle 2006 3
Steve Mocco Freestyle 2008 7
Frank Molinaro Freestyle 2016 DNP
Name School Year Place
Cory Cooperman Cornell, Rutgers, Illinois N/A N/A
Dave Esposito Columbia N/A N/A
Derek Valenti Virginia N/A N/A
Donny Pritzlaff testWisconsin, Michigan, Rutgers N/A N/A
Ed Gutnik Brown N/A N/A
Frank Molinaro Rutgers, Penn State N/A N/A
Frank Perrelli Cornell, Oklahoma State N/A N/A
Glenn Pritzlaff University of Penn N/A N/A
Joe Dubuque Indiana, Hofstra, Princeton N/A N/A
Joe Favia Stevens Tech N/A N/A
Kurt Backes Virginia Tech, Iowa N/A N/A
Kyle Brewer Middlesex County N/A N/A
Matt Valenti Columbia, University of Penn N/A N/A
Mike Gibbons Seton Hall University N/A N/A
Mike Grey Cornell N/A N/A
Mike Malinconico Middlesex County N/A N/A
Sam Gardner WVU Institute of Technology N/A N/A
Zach Tanelli Hofstra, Purdue N/A N/A
Zack Esposito Oklahoma State N/A N/A