SIR Wrestling provides a positive, structured environment to learn and master the fundamentals of this great sport. SIR provides the opportunity for those serious about the
sport to pursue their dreams and wrestle with the best competition in Northwest New Jersey.
SIR has set a proud tradition of producing outstanding wrestlers at all levels. We have had a 2x Division I National Champion and numerous Division I All Americans come through our program. In addition, we have had a Division III National Champion, six Division III All Americans, a 2x Junior College All American, and we have had numerous NJ, PA, and NY state champions & place winners that have gone onto division I, II, and III programs.
Take advantage of a great off season opportunity to train with different guys throughout every week. SIR enables you to see different competition every practice because SIR is the only wrestling club in NJ that offers 3 locations in 2 different counties, along with an additional location in NY.
SIR Wrestling is recognized (along with 3 other North Jersey Wrestling Clubs) by Flowrestling as the #6 ranked club (wrestling scene) in the nation!
"All of our coaches and volunteers have been through the SIR Program and each have a unique style of wrestling that they bring to the table."
- Coach Hall
Coach Hall is a 1983 graduate of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While attending Coe College, he was a 3x Division III National Qualifier, a 2x Division III All American, and is a Coe
College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee.
Coach Hall has over 30 years of head high school and club coaching experience. He coached Iowa Junior National Freestyle and Grecco Teams, and later started SIR Wrestling in 1996.
Announcement: Dan Tramontozzi, a long standing coach with SIR, has decided to pursue new ventures. We wish him well!
Coach Will Livingston started wrestling with Coach Hall and SIR wrestling in 1998. Will wrestled for Kittatinny HS as a 4 year starter and graduated in 2006. In those 4 years Will compiled a 145-12 record placing each year in the state tournament while capturing a State Title his Senior year (8th, 7th, 3rd, 1st). Will was also a 4x District Champ, 3x Region Champ, 3x Caldwell Tournament Champ, 3x KRHS Tournament Champ, KRHS Male athlete of the month recipient and Mugs Media Male Athlete of the year in 2006.
Will later received a scholarship to wrestle at the Ohio State University. He started his freshman year at 125 and compiled a record of 15-17 wrestling in the Big Ten and finishing 8th at the Big
Ten Conference Tournament. After redshirting his sophomore year, Will Transferred to Virginia Tech where he started at 133 for the Hokies. After that year Will transferred to DIII Centenary College
where he made an immediate impact. Will was a 2x Metropolitan Conference Champ @ 133 and a 2x DIII All-American placing 3rd and 6th finishing with a 36-4 record.
Will is a 2011 graduate from Centenary College - BA in History
Coach Kellen Bradley started wrestling with Coach Hall in 1998 and was a graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School in 2005. While wrestling at KRHS he accumulated a record of 93-17 in just 3 seasons. He is a Region 1 Champion, a 2x District 3 Champion, 2x Caldwell Tournament Champion. Kittatinny Tournament Champion, as well as a New Jersey State Place Winner.
After high school he began coaching for SIR and went on to wrestle in college at Rutgers University, where he wrestled under head coaches John Sacchi and Scott Goodale. Kellen competed for the Scarlet Knights at the 133, 141, 149, and 157 pound weight classes.
Coach Bradley is currently living in Oregon where he is pursuing his masters.
Coach Tyler Branham is a former SIR wrestler and 2005 graduate of Kittatinny High School where he set an impressive record with over 100 wins. Tyler was a 4x KRHS Tournament Champion, 3x District Champion, a Region Champion, 2x State Qualifier, and was a member of 4 State Championship Teams while at KRHS.
Tyler then went on to wrestle at TCNJ where he compiled over 100 wins. He was an All American placing 8th at 141lbs, 2x National Qualifier, 3x Academic All American, and was a Stroudsburg Open Tournament Champion.
Tyler also spent 2 years as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College (MA) where he coached 2 NCAA All Americans. Springfield was top 15 (DIII) in 2012.
Coach Austin Alpaugh is a former SIR wrestler and 2008 graduate of Newton High School where he compiled 128 wins (2nd most in school history). Austin was a 2x district 3 champion, a region 1 champion, 3x state qualifier and a state place winner. After high school Austin received a scholarship to wrestle D1 at Sacred Heart University where he competed at 157 and 165lbs.
Austin graduated from Sacred Heart in 2012 with a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design.
My name is Emma Archbold and I would like to introduce myself to the SIR Wrestling Family. As a little girl, I remember following my Aunt Lisa and Uncle Shawn to many wrestling meets and events. I would watch my Uncle Shawn down on the mats coaching from the sidelines, making strange contortions with his body as he cheered his team on; and I would observe my Aunt Lisa going crazy in the bleachers. Some things never change...
I look forward to working with all of you as the new Event Coordinator for SIR Wrestling. You will be hearing from me via email and/or phone (with an area code of 612). I will be moving to your area in June and look forward to meeting everyone.
All of our volunteers have trained at SIR and we are welcomed with their presence every so often when they return home from college. Keep up with our Facebook Page so you know when they are in the room!
Kodie Silvestri - 149 starter @ Wartburg
Kodie is a 2x NJ State Finalist from Wallkill Valley, a 2x Junior College All American and the 2012 DIII National Champion at 141 lbs
Drew Wagenhoffer - redshirt @ Wartburg
Drew is a 2011 graduate of High Point Regional High School where he set a career record of 128-21. He was a 4x district 3 Champion, 3x region 1 Champion, 7th place state finish in 2009, and was a State Champion in 2011. Drew placed 6th in the nation this year for Wartburg at 149 lbs.
Troy Hernandez - 157 starter @ Upenn
Troy is a graduate of Kittatinny High School where he set a career mark of 145-25. He was a 2x district champion, 2x region champion and placed 6th, 3rd, 2nd at the NJ State Tournament
Ryan Callahan - 174 starter @ Princeton
Ryan is a graduate of Wallkill Valley HS where he set an impressive record of 154-12. Ryan was a 3x District 3 Champion & 3x Region 1 Champion and won the 2010 New Jersey state wrestling championship at 171lbs. He was ranked as one of the nation's top five recruits at his weight class. Two-time New Jersey all-star event champion … 2nd in all-time wins in Sussex County … class valedictorian … National Honor Society Sargeant At Arms.