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New England Regional Training Center to be run out of Providence, Boston

Harvard and Brown are coming together to form the New England Regional Training Center, a program to advance wrestling in all ages in New England and the country.

Building on the successful regional training center model created by USA Wrestling, New England RTC will provide elite athletes with an unparalleled opportunity to create future career paths by tapping into the most powerful network of alumni and supporters in the wrestling world.

Athletes will be able to live and train in Providence and Boston – two metro areas with an array of living opportunities, job markets, sports teams, urban and outdoor lifestyles, local beaches and restaurants.

Mike Eierman, who has coached Olympic medalists, world champions, NCAA champions and NCAA All-Americans, has been hired to coach and lead New England RTC.

”Mike Eierman is an elite coach and leader and knows the landscape; a true difference-maker,” Harvard wrestling head coach Jay Weiss said. “With Mike on board, we will be able to attract many wrestlers to come train here in New England, and we will be able to help these elite athletes prepare for life off the mat.”

Eierman was the personal coach for J’den Cox at the 2016 Olympic Games, where Cox won an Olympic bronze medal in men’s freestyle. Another athlete he coached, Jaydin Eierman, is a three-time NCAA All-American and U23 World Team member. Mike Eierman became well known for his youth club, Eierman Elite, which developed numerous champions. Eierman has college coaching experience with Westminster College, Neosho CC and the University of Missouri.

“It’s my honor and privilege to work with both the coaches and athletes of these prestigious institutions to help wrestlers expand their knowledge and skills on and off the mat, to become not only world and Olympic wrestling champions, but global leaders in their desired professions,” Eierman said.

“We are really excited for this next chapter in New England wrestling,” Brown University head coach Todd Beckerman said. “Our RTC model will help resident athletes achieve their Olympics aspirations and network with two of the most powerful alumni groups in the world as our athletes find their career path after wrestling. This model will combine the best of both worlds – training opportunities and a career track toward success.”

For more information on the organization and the criteria for wrestlers to participate, please visit the New England Regional Training Center website newenglandrtc.com. In addition, the New England RTC is actively hiring Olympic-level Resident Athletes to train in Providence and Boston. If interested, please send your resume Newenglandrtc.com.

Connecticut Wrestling Online has been covering the sport of wrestling in Connecticut and New England since 2001.

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