Trainers

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Brandon Thurston

Brandon Thurston leads training.

Brandon has been wrestling since 2003 and has had about 250 professional matches, the majority of which can be accounted for on wrestling database cagematch.net.

He’s one of the most experienced and respected wrestlers in the Western New York area. He was originally trained in Niagara Falls, NY by the All Knighters in 2003 and 2004, and received additional training from Jimmy Olsen in Rochester, NY in 2006.

Empire State Wrestling in North Tonawanda, NY and Pier 6 Wrestling in Rochester, NY have booked him to do training seminars.

Brandon has had matches with Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno), Johnny Gargano, Goldust, Brodie Lee (Luke Harper), Trent Barreta and Dalton Castle.

He has trained:

Brandon’s work outside the ring, using the internet and social media as means to promote events as well as his input on the promotion’s creative direction has been instrumental in Empire State Wrestling’s success as it’s developed a following and has drawn some of the biggest crowds for an indie in the region.

He also frequently publishes articles studying the business side of pro wrestling.

This background gives him an exceptionally well-rounded perspective to pass on to students.

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Mikey Everynite
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Chris West

Mikey Everynite and Chris West manage the gym and assist with training.

Both are active in independent wrestling in the region and have each had over 175 matches.