Mekhi Lewis – Bound Brook High School, 2x NJ State Champion, CJA Alumni Wins Junior Worlds at 74kg!
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.
Just picking up freestyle this summer, Lewis, a wrestler at Virginia Tech, has eased into the style, cruising to the World finals and picking up a decisive 5-1 victory for gold at 74 kg.
“I feel great. I thought I could do it, but being in the moment and accomplishing that goal feels amazing,” Lewis said. “After all the hard work I put in this summer to learn freestyle and now to be a World champion is the best feeling in the world.”
In the championship bout, Lewis went head-to-head with 2016 Cadet World champion Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan.
The Azeri was on the board first with a point on passivity. However, shortly after the shot clock ran out, Lewis scored a takedown and took a 2-1 lead into the break.
The second period saw Lewis pick up two points on step outs for a 4-1 advantage. One of those step outs came when Abakarov was in deep on a shot and Lewis shook him off and threw him out of bounds. That’s when Lewis said he knew he had it won.
“I was like, ‘whoa, I guess I won,’ because if he wasn’t able to take me down and he was that deep, then he isn’t going to take me down in these last few seconds,” Lewis said.
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!
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.
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.
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Monday — 7:00pm-8:15pm
Tuesday — 7:00pm-8:15pm
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