JOURNEYMEN

WRESTLING

 

 

 

Mini-Men 2021-22 Program
November to April:
Grades 2-8 Wednesday, Friday and Sundays.

Enroll now on our club page.

Journeymen HS in season session: 
Monday (6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Sunday (11:00am - 12:30pm) 

The Penn State Dual Meet event general seating and ringside seats are Sold Out!
We do have "Standing Room" only seats, which are located on the upper level and offer birds eye view of the action. There are 250 spots available $25 each, cash at the door.  You may bring your own chairs for these seats.

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Journeymen Wrestling Club is the home of amateur wrestling in the Capital Region, Upstate New York.  Journeymen’s mission is to teach, promote, and showcase world-class amateur wrestling. Through our 4 C’s- Clubs, Camps, Clinics, and Competitions, we strive to develop successful young men & women on and off the mat.

At the club level we accomplish this by cultivating superior athletes with advanced grappling skills, a growth mindset, and grit! Our shared vision with strategic partners has helped Journeymen Wrestling build world-renown camps, clinics, and competitions that bring together athletes from all over the globe to Upstate New York and beyond. This is the foundation of our ideology that seeing is believing, and believing leads to achieving.   

MEET THE

FOUNDER

FRANK POPOLIZIO

Frank graduated from HVCC in 1992 and Springfield in 1994. He coached with Niskayuna High School in a volunteer capacity in 1990 to 1992, and in 1993 and1994 he coached at Cathedral HS in Springfield MA, then returned back to Niskayuna in 1995 to 2003. In 2004 he started coaching at Shenendehowa High School, NY. They hold the title of State Team Champions (dual or tournament wise) in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 - Section 2 team champions 9 of 10 years. 2018 member of National Wrestling Hall of Fame. 

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Certain interpretations of Title IX has left the once fertile Albany, NY area now completely void of collegiate wrestling.  Because Division I, II, and III Collegiate wrestling is non-existent within a 65 mile radius of Albany NY, a profound gap exists.  That void needs to be addressed. Journeymen Wrestling is that bridge and the answer to the void.

Through endeavors like the Journeymen / ASICS Northeast Collegiate Duals, partnered camps with John Smith (Oklahoma State), Cael Sanderson  (Penn State), Terry Brands (Iowa) and Pat Popolizio (NC State), or our elite level competitions, wrestling youth can witness and par take in greatness first hand.  Each year more and more of our club members make the transition to college wrestling. We not only teach it, but we inspire our wrestlers to be it.

HALL OF FAME

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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"The Northeast Duals was a great event; very well run, excellent facility, impressive public participation, adequate seating for fans as well as teams, really enjoyed the event."

HEAD COACH - UNC

C.D. MOCK

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"Journeymen Wrestling puts on a great event. We've been here from the beginning (2002) and it simply gets better and better every year."

HEAD COACH -

OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY

MARK CODY

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"Great crowd here - it's a family oriented event. You get to see some of the very best wrestling in the country right here in Albany, NY."

UFC LEGEND

MMA HALL OF FAMER

RANDY COUTURE