Brandon Thurston leads training.
He 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.
Brandon is 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 each booked him to do training seminars.
He has trained:
- Kevin Bennett
- Frankie Feathers
- Roscoe Black (received a WWE tryout)
- Anthony Gaines
- Terrell Kenneth
- James Sayga
- Xavier Jones
- Kevin Blackwood
- Nick Marek
- Wes Adams
- Daniel Garcia
Brandon has worked closely with Empire State Wrestling behind the scenes throughout its existence. His work using the internet and social media to promote events as well as his input on the promotion’s creative and business direction has been instrumental in ESW’s success as it’s developed a following and has drawn the biggest crowds for an indie promotion in the region.
He also professionally writes articles studying the business of pro wrestling.
This versatile background gives him an exceptionally well-rounded perspective to pass on to students.
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.