Matthew Kolonia

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First Wrestling/Boxing/Muay Thai Experience:
I’ve been wresting since I was in kindergarten

Why Martial Arts/Wrestling?
Wrestling teaches you about responsibility, self perseverance, and accountability. There will always be people supporting you, but ultimately you have to dictate what you want to accomplish.

Bucknell University
Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (2021)
(In Pursuit) Masters of Engineering: Additive Manufacturing & Design (2024)

College Accolades
Multiple time NJ state placer
4 year division one starter and captain
NCAA Qualifier

Amateur/Professional Fighting career recap and record:

Classes Taught at Edge:
Wrestling Foundations & Wrestling for Intermediate/Advanced Athletes

Coaching/instructing Philosophy:
You’ll never succeed at something that you don’t love. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned vet you, learn to love the sport!

Why Train at Edge if you are prospective student:
Location, location, location. The best wrestlers in the world come here to train, why shouldn’t you?

What does being a coach/instructor at Edge mean to you?
Giving back to the sport that has given me so much.

Hobbies off the mat or anything else you want people to know?:
Mechanical and Design engineer. Reading. Learning about anything I can!

A student should ask me about ________ If they want expert insight/technique/info on______:
Wrestling wise - anything. I’ve always loved talking about mindset and learning to be creative and unique on the mat. I also love to learn about my students outside of the sport and provide advice, or even learn from them whenever I can.