The Knights Wrestling Academy™ was founded in July 2017 with the objective of providing rigorous training and mental preparation for each wrestler in anticipation of moving on to next level, whether it be by way of competing or transitioning into a life after wrestling.

Our well-versed and energetic coaching staff develops wrestlers of all ages in folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman. We create opportunities to train with World Team members, NCAA champions, All-Americans, and college coaches on a frequent basis.

Competition is scheduled according to individual progress as we strive to cultivate the appropriate environment to nurture personal growth. Any wrestler who steps foot in our room does not need to look far to find a source of inspiration. We train under the same roof that has produced 53 state champions and 31 All-Americans over the past 4 decades. Though this is the case, we are a separate entity of Bishop O'Connell High School, our host.

Consistency is the vital element to success in any phase of life and we are here to set the bar. Join us as we continue to grow our community!




Alex Vergara
Founder & Head Coach
Knights Wrestling Academy, LLC


Former & Upcoming Clinicians

Nahshon Garrett
2018 World Team (Sr); NCAA Champ; 4x EIWA Champ; 2x CA State Champ

Nick Gwiazdowski
2018/2017 World Team (Sr); 2x NCAA Champ; 3x ACC Champ; 2x NY State Champ

Hayden Hidlay
2018 World Team (U23); NCAA finalist; ACC Champ; PA State Champ

David McFadden
2018 World Team (U23); 2x AA; 2x ACC Champ; 2x NJ State Champ

Chance Marsteller
All-American; EWL Champ; 4x PA State Champ

Seth Gross
NCAA Champ (SDSU); 2x AA; 2x Big XII Champ; 3x MN State Champ

Mekhi Lewis
2018 World Team (Jr); 2x NJ State Champ

Cliff Fretwell
Compound Wrestling, Head Coach

Logan Davis
Southern VA University, Head Coach

Ryan Riggs
Ferrum College, Asst. Coach

Mason Beckman
George Mason University, Asst. Coach