THE OHIO REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER

The Ohio Regional Training Center (RTC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides world-class training opportunities for athletes in the field of wrestling and exists to promote and fuel the Olympic dream. The Ohio Regional Training Center is considered one of the best training centers in the United States for Freestyle Wrestling, officially recognized as such by USA Wrestling, the national governing body for the sport and subsidiary of the United States Olympic Committee. Athletes from all over the United States seek out Regional Training Centers to help them prepare for their Olympic dream. It is the combination of world-renowned athletes, coaches and facilities that make the Ohio Regional Training Center unique.

Kyle Snyder

"The Ohio RTC is the premier training environment for elite athletes wanting to make US world and Olympic teams. I used all of their coaching and training partners while I was in school and I look forward to helping our current RTC athletes shoot for their goals."

Logan Stieber

Ohio RTC Events

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The Ohio RTC annual operating budget is used to provide our athletes the opportunity to become World and Olympic Champions. The opportunity to achieve their championship dreams. The Operating Budget is 100% funded by donations from our supporters, no other funding is available. The organization focuses on our athletes, giving them the environment to be their absolute best. 85+% of our operating budget is spent on our Athletes (stipends & housing), Coaches and training expenses. Our goal is to continue to be one of the best training centers in the United States for World and Olympic Wrestling.

One Time Donation Recurring Donation

2nd Annual Heart of a Champion
Wine & Food Experience

The RTC & mCORE invite you to participate in its Second Annual Heart of a Champion Wine & Food Experience. We envision a world free of sudden cardiac death and the funding of Olympic dreams. Until that vision is realized, we need you to invest in our work and help bring into focus the importance of what we do.

  • Date: September 10, 2020
  • Time: 6:00PM
  • Location: Covelli Center
Register Today

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Athletes

J'Den Cox
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  • College: University of Missouri (2016)
  • High School: Columbia, Mo. (Hickman)
  • Born: March 3, 1995 in Columbia, Mo.
  • Height: 6-0
  • Personal
    Son of Michael and Cathy Cox
    Has two older brothers, Zach and Drae, and a younger brother, Chai
    Drae, wrestled for Lindenwood University
  • Twitter
    @Matrix_8692
  • Instagram
    jmiz_cusa
  • Highlights
    Two-time World champion (2018, 2019)
  • Olympic Games bronze medalist (2016)
  • World Championships bronze medalist (2017)
  • World Olympic Qualifier champion (2016)
  • U.S. Open champion (2018)
  • Grand Prix of Germany bronze medalist (2016)
  • Three-time NCAA champion for Missouri (2014, 2016-17)
  • Four-time NCAA All-American
  • Four-time Mid-American Conference champion (2014-17)
  • Awards
  • Mizzou Most Outstanding Wrestler (2014, 2016-17)
  • MAC Wrestler of the Year (2014, 2016)
  • MAC Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • NHSCA Adam Frey Memorial Award (2013)
  • Central Region Dave Schultz HS Excellence Award (2013)
  • 2019
    World champion
    Final X champion
    Pan American Championships gold medalist
    Yasar Dogu (Turkey) champion
  • 2018
    World champion
    Final X champion
    U.S. Open champion
    Men’s Freestyle World Cup Team member (Gold)
    Second in Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial
  • 2017
    Third in World Championships
    U.S. World Team Trials champion
  • 2016
    Third in Olympic Games
    Third in Grand Prix of Germany
    1st World Olympic Qualifier champion (Mongolia)
    U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion
  • 2015
    Fourth in U.S. Open
  • 2014
    Third in University Nationals
  • College
    Three-time NCAA champion for Missouri (2014, 2016-17)
    Fifth in 2015 NCAA Championships
    Four-time Mid-American Conference champion (2014-17)
    2016 MAC Wrestler of the year
    First athlete in Mizzou Athletics history to win three NCAA titles
    Posted an overall record of 136-5 under Head Coach Brian Smith
  • High School
    First Missouri wrestler to accomplish the feat of claiming four state titles in four different weight classes. Cox began at 171 pounds his freshman year, working his way up to 215, 220 and heavyweight
    Finished with an overall record of 205-3, including a 56-0 as a senior
    Lettered in both wrestling and football (2010-2013)
  • Age-Group Achievements
    Junior freestyle Fargo nationals champion (2012)
    Cadet Greco-Roman Fargo nationals champion (2011)
    Third in Cadet freestyle nationals (2011)
Nathan Tomasello – 57 kg
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2017
• U.S National Team Member
• 3rd place finish at the U.S Open
• 2nd place finish at the World Team Trials
• Earned Gold at the Ion Cornianu & Ladislau Simon 2017, Romania

College
THE Ohio State University

• 2017 Big Ten Champion
• 2017 3rd in NCAA Championships
• 2016 Big Ten Champion
• 2016 3rd in NCAA Championship
• 2015 Big Ten Champion
• 2015 NCAA National Champion

High School
CVCA High School
• 4x Ohio HS State Champion
• Junior National Fargo Champion

Luke Pletcher – 61 kg
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2017
• US Open Juniors Champion, Las Vegas, Nevada

2015
• Finished 5th at the Juniors US Open.

College
THE Ohio State University
• 2017 Finished fourth at the Big Ten

Championships as a freshman
• NCAA National Qualifier
• TheOpenMat.com Freshman All-American Team

High School
Greater Latrobe High School, Pennsylvania
• 3x State Champion, 4x State Finalist
• 2x Super 32 Champion
• 209-6 overall record in high school

Myles Martin – 86 kg
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2017
• UWW University Nationals Champion

College
THE Ohio State University
• 2017 Big Ten Runner-Up
• 2017 NCAA All-American, 5th
• 2016 Big Ten 3rd place finish
• 2016 NCAA National Champion (15th true freshman to win a National Title and first ever at Ohio State to win a national championship)
• 2016 AWN All-Rookie Team

High School
McDonough High School, Maryland
• 4x National Prep finalist and junior National Freestyle Champion
• 3x MIAA State Champion

Kollin Moore – 92 kg
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2017
• Junior World Bronze Medalist, Tampere, Finland
• Earned Gold in UWW World Team Trials

2016
• Junior National Team Member
• Earned Gold in UWW World Team Trials

College
THE Ohio State University
• 2017 Big Ten Champion
• 2017 3rd in NCAA National Championships
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• AWN All-Rookie Team

High School
Norwayne High School, Ohio
• 2x High School State Finalist
• 2015 State Champion
• NHSCA National Championship Runner-Up

Staff

Facilities

JENNINGS WRESTLING FACILITY
and Covelli Center

The new Jennings Wrestling Facility, the first such facility dedicated solely to wrestling training at Ohio State in years, opened in the Spring of 20190. This state of the art facility replaced the Steelwood Athletic Training Facility west of campus on Kenny Road, which was shared with the school's gymnastics, and fencing teams.

This new wrestling facility occupies three levels. The main level features a practice area with five full-size wrestling mats, along with workout equipment, the upper level includes the coaches' offices, meeting room, and alumni lounge, while the basement contains the locker rooms and athletic training facilities.

Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan sees the value of the new wrestling facility for current wrestlers as a recruiting tool for would-be Buckeyes and RTC Athletes.

"When you have a facility to the standard that this one is, it screams value; it screams importance; it screams that when you come here, you are going to be treated in a first-class way," said Ryan.

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