FAQs
What is the New York City Regional Training Center?

The New York City RTC is recognized as a satellite location for athletes to train and compete in international styles of wrestling through USA Wrestling, the governing body of wrestling within the United States Olympic Committee. The facility will be opened year-round and available to USA Wrestling member athletes who meet the designated criteria and want to compete on world and Olympic teams. The NYC RTC operates as a partnership between Columbia University, The Edge School of Wrestling (Hoboken, NJ) and USA Wrestling. Its goal is to create and develop world-class wrestling opportunities in the New York City region.

What is the criteria to be eligible for the RTC?

As defined by USA Wrestling to be eligible for the RTC, you must meet one of the following athletic achievements in the last 5 calendar years in addition to having an active USA wrestling membership.

· Won at least one match at a USAW World or Olympic Team Trials

· Placed top 8 at USAW Senior Open Championships

· Placed top 8 at USAW University National Championship

· Placed top 8 at UWW Junior National Championship

· Placed top 8 at USAW Junior National Championship

· Placed top 8 at USAW Cadet National Championship

· Placed top 4 at the High School State Championship

· Placed top 4 at the Prep National Championships

· Placed top 4 at USAW State Junior freestyle/Greco-Roman Championships

· Placed top 4 at USAW State Cadet freestyle/Greco-Roman Championships

· Placed top 4 at USAW Senior Regional

· Placed top 4 at New York Athletic Club International

· Placed top 4 at Dave Schultz Memorial International

· Any veteran athlete who has represented the U.S. within the last two years at the Veteran’s World Championships or is scheduled to compete at the next world championship event

*High School athletes must live within 250 miles of the RTC to be eligible