About CJA

Coach Gene Lezark established CJA Wrestling Club nearly two decades ago. CJA has produced champions at all levels and ages and in all three wrestling styles (Folkstyle or Scholastic; and the International wrestling styles — Freestyle and Greco-Roman).

Coach Gene’s unique coaching philosophy draws students from a wide area of New Jersey. Regardless of your experience level, CJA Wrestling Club strives to maximize each wrestler’s ability not only in wrestling, but also socially and academically.

Wrestling News

CJA State Champ Camp

Date: July 24-26th, 2018
Time: 9-11:30am
Cost: $75 for CJA Members & $100 for non-members

~ Learn from some of CJA’s most recent state champions ~

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Jenna Burkert: What’s Your Why?

What is your why? Can you even remember anymore? When you do something for so long, its almost inevitable for your ‘why’ to come into question. Your why is the reason behind your effort. It is what keeps you driven, if you don’t have a why you may be weak when things get hard.

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Gene Lezark

Head Coach & Owner

John Denuto

Assistant Coach

Brendan Calas

Assistant Coach

Reviews & Endorsements

Xenia Whitacre

“I have three wrestlers at CJA. Gene has been an excellent wrestling coach leading both of my boys and my daughter to greater success on the mat. He has also been great helping them realize and reach for their individual wrestling and life goals.”

~ Xenia Whitacre ~
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Phil Bouchard

“Excellent atmosphere for my boys. Both of my boys have improved dramatically since joining. They are not only learning great technique but many life lessons. Thanks Gene!”

~ Phil Bouchard ~

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“Awesome club! Gene is one of best technical coaches I've had the pleasure to watch coach. My son has really jumped levels under his guidance.”

~ Onezimo Diaz ~
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Matthew James Coons Sr.

“My son Matthew started wrestling as a freshman and had never wrestled before. Gene and his coaches took Matthew to Atlantic City in 4 years. Great guy and coach.”

~ Matthew James Coons Sr. ~

NJ High School State Champions

NJ High School State Place Winners

NJ High School State Placers

NJ High School Regional Titles

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