Staff
Head Coach- Greco
Ahad Javansalehi

A native of Iran who was a two-time Olympic Greco-Roman athlete for Iran, Ahad Javansalehi brings international experience as an athlete and coach, along with a background in coaching here in the United States.

Javansalehi served as an official U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Coach in 2014, helping lead the U.S. team which placed 12th and included World bronze medalist Andy Bisek. Ahad came to Ithaca after serving as a USA Wrestling Greco-Roman national team assistant coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Javansalehi was a member of the 2013 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team staff. He was a coach for the 2014 Greco-Roman World Cup team which competed in Tehran, Iran, and also coached at the 2014 Granma Cup in Cuba. He also has been among the staff coaches at the U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Training Camps for the last three years.

He has been an active coach on the local levels in both Salt Lake City, Utah and in Portland, Ore. During his years in Oregon, he has been an assistant coach at Douglas High School, Forest Grove High School, Hillsboro High School and Liberty High School, as well as at Pacific University. Javansalehi also helped coach with the Cobra USA club in the late 1990s.

He was a successful international Greco-Roman wrestler in Iran before moving to the United States. He competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, and won four Asian Championships or Asian Games medals, including a gold medal at the 1992 Asian Championships. He also was a four-time college national Greco-Roman champion for Tabriz University in Iran, where he started the program and was an athlete and coach.

Ahad started wrestling Greco-Roman as a teenager, the first Greco-Roman wrestler in the city of Ardebil, where he trained under his brother Yasoub, Iran’s 1992 and 1996 Olympic Greco-Roman coach. At the age of 17, Javansalehi was both the Iranian Junior and Senior champion in his weight class. Under his brother’s coaching skill, the city of Ardebil quickly became the top Greco-Roman city in Iran, dominating the national championships for over a decade.

Head Coach- Freestyle
Cory Cooperman

Lehigh University
Southern Scuffle Champion
3X EIWA Champion
Part of 5 EIWA Team Championships
3XAll American
Junior World Team Trials Runner Up

Cornell University
3X Ivy League Team Champions
3X EIWA Team Champions
12 All-Americans
2 NCAA Champions

Rutgers University
Team ranked as high as 7th in the country in dual meets

University of Illinois
Team made the first Final Four National Dual Championships
3 All-Americans

St Paul’s Prep School
Team ranked Top 50 Nationally for the first time
I ran my Coop Trained Camps which I worked with State Champions, National Champions and World Champions.
Kurt McHenry 2X Cadet World Champion
Wil Guida Junior National Champion
Anthony Clark Freshman State Champ

Coach
Rob Koll

Head Coach, Cornell University (22 years)
Coached 12 NCAA individual champions; 51 EIWA individual champions
Coached 56 NCAA Division I All-Americans
9 EIWA team titles; 16 Ivy League team titles
NCAA Coach of the Year (2005)
Dan Gable Coach of the Year (2005)
3x EIWA Coach of the Year
4x New York State Coach of the Year
Ivy League Coach of the Year
NCAA Champion (University of North Carolina)
4x NCAA Division I All-American

Coach
Mike Grey

Assistant Coach, Cornell University (5 years)
2x NCAA Division I All-American
2x EIWA Champion (Cornell University)
4x NJ State High School Champion

Functional Patterns Human Bio-Mechanic Specialist
Pablo Martin

Utilizing the Functional Patterns methodology I aim to first create a solid foundation to build upon by addressing and correcting postural and bio mechanical dysfunctions all athletes have due to repeated movement patterns. Once this strong base is established we can begin to program power, strength, agility and speed on our athletes primary movers such as the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and pecs etc. by implementing Functional Patterns MAPs (muscle action potentiations) to place strategic loads on our athletes body. We can then move into the 3 Dimensional world all athletes move in by using FP explosive multiplanar ballistic movements that will directly transfer into the world of movement our athletes will find on the mat.