Elmer Fajardo

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First Wrestling/Boxing/Muay Thai Experience:
High School Wrestling

Why Martial Arts/Wrestling?
You should wrestle to develop your tenacity, confidence, and ability to react quickly in high-pressure situations.

Montclair State University
B.S. Pre-Clinical Exercise Science

College Accolades
2x NCWA National Qualifier
3x Academic All-American

Amateur/Professional Fighting career recap and record:

Classes Taught at Edge:
Adult Wrestling, High School, EdgeKids, & Rec Wrestling

Coaching/instructing Philosophy:
My approach to coaching is founded on the basis that everyone has the ability to perform regardless of your experience level and background.

Why Train at Edge if you are prospective student:
The culture. Here at Edge you can walk-in and learn regardless of your level of experience and no one will judge you. Everyone here is extremely encouraging and helpful- peers and coaches strive to make everyone better.

What does being a coach/instructor at Edge mean to you?
I want to pass on all the lessons taught to me by my mentors here at Edge. I started off as a student and am now grateful to be one of the coaches/staff members here at Edge.

Hobbies off the mat or anything else you want people to know?:
Despite starting late, I cracked the varsity line-up my senior year of high school and my sophomore year at Bergen Community College. I also managed and re-instated the Montclair State University NCWA program. In my time as the president and vice-president we managed to qualify 3 athletes in 2018-2019 for nationals and 8 athletes in 2019-2020 (myself included for both years).

A student should ask me about ________ If they want expert insight/technique/info on______:
Counter wrestling. High crotch defense. Scoring when someone has you in a 2-on-1 tie.