NJSIAA has voted to make girls wrestling an official high school sport in New Jersey, with a state girls wrestling championship
BREAKING NEWS (Wednesday, September 12, 2018) A proposal to offer girls wrestling as a standalone varsity sport complete with its own region and state tournaments beginning in the upcoming 2018-2019 season was unanimously approved by the NJSIAA’s Executive Committee.
“Historic day for wrestling! The NJSIAA executive board (over 35 voting members) voted unanimously to add a girls division to the state tournament at Boardwalk hall. The same people will vote on a second reading in October, but it is safe to get your hotel rooms now!”
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“It’s the right thing to do,” said Princeton University wrestling coach Chris Ayres, who has worked with state officials to bring girls wrestling to life. “At the end of the day, I’m embarrassed that I haven’t been trying to push this a little bit sooner. I see the girls competing. I see what they get out of the sport. Why should we cut out half of humanity for an amazing sport?”The proposal will be voted on a final time at next month’s Executive Committee meeting before it can officially be implemented. But NJSIAA officials said they expect no opposition to the measure and the move has widely been applauded across the state.
Now New Jersey female wrestlers that previously had nothing special they could compete for—DO! That’s huge for all current NJ girl wrestlers, but should also encourage other girls to try one of the greatest sports!
It’s the 100th anniversary of the NJSIAA. Boys have been competing for a state wrestling championship in New Jersey for 75 years. This will be the first time for girls to do so.
Date: February 10, 2019
Cost: $40 for CJA Members & $45 for non-members
~ Limited to the first 50 Registrants! ~
SKRAMBLE & FUNK CLINIC hosted by CJA Wrestling Club & Skramble Wrestling Gear featuring Bryce Meredith
DATE: December 16th, 2018
COST: $60 for CJA Members & $75 for non-members
AGES: 7 & up including adults (college & above)
Jersey wrestling fans, please give a warm welcome to our guest clinician Bryce “Money” Meredith for our upcoming “Skramble & Funk” clinic sponsored by CJA Wrestling Club and Skramble Wrestling Gear.
~ Limited to the first 90 Registrants! ~
Date: November 21st, 2018
Cost: $35 for CJA Members & $50 for non-members
~ Learn from all 3 of CJA’s current coaches ~
~ Mix it up and come train with 3 of the best clubs in Jersey! ~
Date: Oct 20th, 2018
Cost: Only $20
presented by CJA Wrestling Club, Total Force Wrestling Club & Yale Street Wrestling Club
Drop in or reserve your spot online!
Only $20 per day!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEKHI LEWIS ON HIS GOLD MEDAL AT JUNIOR WORLDS IN SLOVAKIA!
TRNAVA, Slovakia – Mekhi Lewis is a world champ in just his third freestyle tournament. Lewis is three-for-three in winning freestyle tournaments as he claimed Junior World gold on Sunday night at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia.
IF YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER LOOKING TO WRESTLE IN COLLEGE — then you need to go to this college wrestling exposure showcase event at Red Bank Regional HS on October 14, 2018!
Coach Gene Lezark established CJA Wrestling Club nearly two decades ago. CJA has produced champions at all levels and ages and in all three wrestling styles (Folkstyle or Scholastic; and the International or Olympic wrestling styles — Freestyle and Greco-Roman).
Coach Gene’s unique coaching philosophy draws students from a wide area of New Jersey. Regardless of your experience level, CJA Wrestling Club strives to maximize each wrestler’s ability not only in wrestling, but also socially and academically.
Weekly Wrestling Schedule
Sunday — 10:00am-12:00pm
Monday — 7:00pm-8:15pm
Tuesday — 7:00pm-8:15pm
Thursday — 7:00pm-8:15pm
Sunday — 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday — 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday — 6:00pm-7:00pm
Friday — 4:30pm-5:30pm
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* The CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE will always be reflected in the CJA CLUB CALENDAR. All changes to the normal weekly class schedule due to unexpected cancellations, holidays, additions of clinics, camps, special classes, etc. will be reflected in the CJA CLUB CALENDAR. For example: Wednesday evening classes are added during the months of March through July to train in the International wrestling styles — Freestyle & Greco-Roman.