Wrestle In My Shoes

Making Sure NO Wrestler is Left Behind

Wrestle In My Shoes is a non-profit focused on breaking down the economic barriers that prevent children of low income families from participating in wrestling due to a lack of basic equipment, by collecting and distributing equipment to kids in need.

The Perfect Team


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Stephen Rivera

Stephen is one of the most sought after youth coaches in America!  He is the founder and head instructor at Elite Wrestling in New Jersey (www.elitewrestlingnj.com).  Stephen has been instrumental in helping Wrestle In My Shoes take off and has been a personal mentor to our founder for the past 3 years.  Here is a sample of Stephens accomplishments.

HIGH SCHOOL

NJSIAA State Tournament Outstanding Wrestler (1987)
NJSIAA State Champion (1987)
2x NJSIAA State Finalist (1986,1987)
1x Region 6 Champ (1987)
2x Region 6 Finalist (1986,1987)
2x District 21 Champ (1986,1987)

COLLEGE

1x NCAA National Champion (1992)
4x NCAA All American (8,3,2,1) (1989-92)
3x Metropolitan Conference Champ
Trenton State College Captain (1986,1987)


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Mike DeMarco

Mike is one of the Strength and  Conditioning industry's rising stars.  He currently trains out of Victory Strength & Life in Manalapan, NJ.  He is a life long wrestler who was a 4 year member of the Rutgers Wrestling team.  Mike has a strong connection to giving back to athletes by the way he trains and the culture he has created thru his movement:

MOTIVES is a movement connecting people with their purpose. Situations in life can be approached mindlessly or with an intended purpose. Our core philosophy is that action without proper motives is meaningless. We believe combining purpose and physical training will unlock an individual's inner motivation and inspire one to apply this in their daily life.


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Justin Hoch


Justin is responsible for development, communications, and internal operations at Beat The Streets. He graduated from Binghamton University with degrees in Psychology and Management (Finance Concentration), and was a captain of the wrestling team for two years. He served three years on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, two as President and one as the Executive Director. Justin also worked as a Resident Assistant for two years on campus.

Post-college, Justin worked on a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) installation in Broome County and in business development for Red Barn Technology Group before moving to the New York City to pursue an acting career. He became involved with Beat the Streets in mid-2010 as a photographer, coach, and grant writer and then served part-time as Manager of Communications prior to coming on full-time in August, 2011.