13413 HWY 90 Ste. L
Boutte, Louisiana, 70039

Contact Coach Darren DeSalvo at:
Gym #: (985) 855-0209

If you live in the Boutte, Louisiana area be sure to check out “CYCLONE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ACADEMY” and Coach Darren DeSalvo for REAL NO-GI Submission Wrestling, Catch as Catch Can style with “The World’s Premier Catch Wrestling Organization!”


no gi shootbox sep 2 2017

WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM

LOCATION: No Gi Shootbox, 2801 SW 20th Street Suite #202, Ocala, FL 34474

To Register email Jag at: or visit the web site at

Authentic Catch Wrestling Seminar with the Coach John Potenza!


scrappy old school jun 10 2017

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Scrappy Old School Gym, 230 Shade Street, Hooversville, PA 159936

Contact Snake Pit USA Coach, Joe Caola at: and Register Today!

Authentic Catch Wrestling Seminar with the World’s Premier CACC Organization!

Wrestling and NO-GI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundraiser/Fitness Expo for Isaiah Bird!

MLK-Center-Wrestling Seminar

Event Details: Wrestling and NO-GI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar & Fitness Expo! Benefiting Isaiah Bird

Isaiah Bird was born without legs, but that has not dampened his fighting spirit. Isaiah has said himself “I Have no legs, but I don’t need legs. I’m a wrestler. I’m a gladiator. I’m stronger than anybody.” Please join us in this very special benefit for this courageous young man, featuring some of the greatest Grappling Coaches in the world!

Date: June 10th, 2017 Time: 9am-5pm

Location: MLK Center, 615 Riverside Blvd, Long Beach, NY

Only $80 for Pre-registration, register now with the link below. Pre-registration expires June 9th 2017. Followed by $100 at the door. All Styles Welcome

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2014 Catch Wrestling Championship! CACC World Championship!

Catch Wrestling Championship !


Presented by Snake Pit U.S.A. and The MMA World Expo

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The 2014 Catch Wrestling World Championship will be held at the 2014 MMA World Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on Sunday 27 July 2014. This will be the first Catch Wrestling World Championship in over 90 years! Former U.S. Olympic Coach and first American to win Gold in World/International Greco Roman competition, Floyd “Bad News” Winter will be our head official and all match announements will be conducted by the Godfather of MMA Media, Eddie Goldman from No Holds Barred Radio.

The Catch Wrestling World Championship will be held in honor/memory of the legendary Wrestler and Coach Billy Robinson. All competitors will receive FREE admission to the 2014 MMA World Expo on Sunday July 27th, and FREE Billy Robinson memorial tee-shirts. All division winners will receive Trophies and the Absolute/Open Weight division winner will receive the 2014 Catch Wrestling World Championship Belt!




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NCAA Wrestling Championships 2014: Final Team Standings & Results


The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships from Oklahoma City crowned 10 champions representing each weight class and featured Penn State winning its fourth consecutive national title in comeback fashion.

In yet another year of spectacular competition, fans were treated to a fierce overall battle and great individual matches through each divisional bracket.

Here are the final team standings, the champions in each weight class and a recap from the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

For all completed brackets, check

2014 Championships – Final Team Standings
Rank School Score
1. Penn St. 109.5
2. Minnesota 104.0
3. Oklahoma St. 96.5
4. Iowa 78.5
5. Edinboro 62.0
6. Ohio St. 57.0
7. Cornell 53.0
8. Virginia Tech 49.0
9. Northwestern 46.0
10. Oklahoma 45.0
11. Nebraska 43.5
12. Iowa St. 42.0
13. Illinois 41.0
14. Missouri 40.5
15. UNI 40.0


2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships Results
Weight Champion School Runner-Up School
125 Jesse Delgado Illinois Nahshon Garrett Cornell
133 Tony Ramos Iowa Tyler Graff Wisconsin
141 Logan Stieber Ohio State Devin Carter Virginia Tech
149 Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Joshua Kindig Oklahoma State
157 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State Dylan Ness Minnesota
165 David Taylor Penn State Tyler Caldwell Oklahoma State
174 Chris Perry Oklahoma State Andrew Howe Oklahoma
184 Edward Ruth Penn State Jimmy Sheptock Maryland
197 J`Den Cox Missouri Nick Heflin Ohio State
285 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State Anthony Nelson Minnesota



Penn State Shines Once Again

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The biggest storyline heading coming out of the championships was Penn State’s ability to earn its fifth overall national title and its fourth in a row. As great as the victory was for the Nittany Lions, though, it was earned the hard way.

Minnesota was in the lead heading into Saturday’s finals, but Penn State managed a late surge on the performances of Ed Ruth at (184 pounds) and David Taylor (165 pounds), as they won their matches to bring home individual titles.

The comeback started with Ruth’s third national championship victory against Maryland’s Jimmy Sheptock (won via decision, 7-2). While he put his team in a good position to contend, he did not cement the team’s overall title.

After two Minnesota losses in final matches—both Dylan Ness (157 pounds) and Anthony Nelson (285 pounds) had to settle for runner-up—the Nittany Lions were guaranteed another national title before 165-pounder David Taylor ever hit the mat.

Taylor may not have needed the win for his team, but the senior was focused on a second career national title to finish off his collegiate career. After shutting down Oklahoma State’s Tyler Caldwell via decision, 6-0, Taylor won his championship and Penn State stole the show.

The Nittany Lions finished with 109.5 points in the overall standings, just 5.5 points ahead of second-place Minnesota. Oklahoma State also had a great showing, finishing third with 96.5 points.

After two days of the most intense action people will witness all year, the biggest winner was the sport of wrestling and its fans.


*All stats and information via

Source: By: Donald Wood

Biography: Randy Couture

The 10 Best Wrestlers in the UFC Right Now

MMA: UFC on FOX 8-Johnson-Moraga

10. Demetrious Johnson

As the quickest fighter in the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is able to do things that other fighters simply can’t.

Although the flyweight phenom makes a living off quick striking and often unfathomable footwork, his wrestling abilities are remarkable.

Capable of taking the fight to the ground at any point and utilizing a strong base to keep it there, Johnson has efficiently recorded 22 total takedowns over his last three title fights.

He may not possess the same pedigree and accomplished background as many of the other standouts on this list, but his sheer athletic prowess helps fuel a rather potent wrestling game.

MMA: UFC Fight Night 26-Rua vs Sonnen

9. Chael Sonnen

With one of the best double leg takedowns in MMA today, the always entertaining Chael Sonnen comes in at No. 9.

While the former top middleweight contender hasn’t dominated on the ground at light heavyweight, his overall capability and knowledge of the discipline keep him dangerous at all times.

What makes Sonnen’s wrestling game even more formidable is the fact that he never skews from his bread and butter.  Opponents know he’s going to shoot, but more often than not, they’re unable to squander his efforts.

In any case, the aging veteran still gets it done as an elite takedown tactician hellbent on imposing his will.

 MMA: UFC on Fuel TV-Munoz vs Weidman

8. Chris Weidman

As Chris Weidman evolves into one of the more well-rounded fighters in the UFC, so does his wrestling.

The newly instated middleweight champion has always possessed the ability to stifle opponents with his takedowns, but he’s finding new ways to pressure unsuspecting victims and set up different techniques.

His Octagon prowess is the perfect example of how wrestling can shape and form a fighter’s ability to polish old skills into new tools.

Look for Weidman to continue his reign atop the middleweight division by implementing strategic game plans highlighted by suffocating ground-and-pound.

 MMA: UFC 159-Davis vs Magalhaes

7. Phil Davis

Phil Davis is as decorated of a wrestler as they come.

He has transformed athletically by taking a transcendent career at Penn State and turning himself into a dynamic force in the UFC ‘s light heavyweight division.

His ability to attack and defend the takedown is so well respected that other elite contenders, such as Alexander Gustafsson, have trained under his tutelage.

The results have been astonishing, evident by the Swede’s performance opposite pound-for-pound king Jon Jones earlier this year.

As long as Davis is able to nurture his striking and naturally evolve, his ground game should forever prolong divisional success.

 UFC: UFC on Fox 2

6. Rashad Evans

Even though Rashad Evans sports his own impressively clad wrestling resume, the more prominent reason why he commands the No. 6 spot is the fact that he out-hustled Phil Davis back at UFC on FOX 2.

As one of the very best takedown defenders in UFC history, Evans often utilizes raw strength and overwhelming athleticism to hone an already potent ground game.

He has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best Octagon wrestlers of the past decade, such as Jon Jones, Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz and the aforementioned Davis.

Once Evans gets a hold of an opponent and drags him to the canvas, it’s like witnessing a starving lion devour a lifeless gazelle.

  MMA: UFC 159-Jones vs Sonnen

5. Jon Jones

The versatility of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is something unseen in the sport before.

With an unimaginable appetite to learn new techniques, the 25-year-old is practically a human sponge. 

However, through all of his abilities to implement punishing back fists, flashy front kicks and devastating elbows, the phenom’s wrestling expertise occasionally gets masked.

As one of the toughest fighters ever to bring to the ground, Jones often utilizes size and positioning to keep the fight standing.

But when the champ feels like scoring some points and sharpening his elbow on a defenseless forehead, he skillfully dominates fighters by tripping, sweeping, dragging and overpowering them to the mat.

MMA: UFC 154-St-Pierre vs Condit 

4. Georges St-Pierre

The progression of Georges St-Pierre’s wrestling comprehension is borderline genius.

His accomplishments on the ground mirror any fighter in the history of the sport, yet the UFC welterweight champion lacks any formal wrestling background.

He’s able to snack on weaker opponents by perfecting his takedown artistry through natural athleticism and mental fortitude.  That’s why GSP stays afloat one of the toughest divisions around.  

The fact that he has efficiently mastered the footwork, angling and positioning needed to be a good wrestler by feeding into his Karate tool bag, is downright mind blowing.

 MMA: UFC 158-Hendricks vs Condit

3. Johny Hendricks

Even though Georges St-Pierre rivaled Johny Hendricks’ wrestling game for five straight rounds at UFC 167, two national championships suggest “Bigg Rigg” is slightly better.

As one of the most decorated collegiate athletes to ever grace the Octagon, Hendricks possesses unreal tenacity and persistence on the ground.  It’s like he’s defending his Oklahoma State title every time he goes for a takedown.

The only problem is that the Texan rarely has to use his wrestling wizardry.  His hands are so consistently deadly that he opts to strike.

In any case, Hendricks is the type of athlete that only comes along once in a blue moon and one that fuses superior wrestling with blue-collar American bravado.


2. Cain Velasquez

With some of the most dominating victories in UFC heavyweight history, titleholder Cain Velasquez can already be considered the best big man to ever grace the Octagon.

Velasquez has commanded such notoriety by incorporating a tumultuous ground game in a division known for simple-minded power punchers.

His wrestling has been so effective that it almost seems unfair to allow it.  Combine those skills with a conditioned motor better suited for a Mack Truck and you have potency at its best.

Velasquez is the only fighter in UFC history to post triple-digit strikes (111) and double-digit takedowns (11) in the same fight.

 MMA: UFC 166-Cormier vs Nelson

1. Daniel Cormier

As good as Cain Velasquez is at dragging an opponent to the ground and triggering optimal punishment, his madness had to start somewhere.

That somewhere, or better yet someone, is none other than former Oklahoma State standout and Olympian Daniel Cormier.

Arguably the most decorated wrestler to ever compete in MMA, Cormier’s blend of calculated exactness and admirable aggression simply transcends all other ground games.

He is the predecessor to Velasquez’s barbarism, a future title threat and one of the more athletically inclined individuals in the sport today.

What are your thoughts on these rankings?
Source: by Dan Hiergesell

Two-Day Gold Medal Wrestling Camp-Just in time for Wrestling Season!

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Snake Pit U.S.A. is proud to present the “2013 GOLD MEDAL WRESTLING CAMP!”

Join us for this exciting, FOUR-STYLE-TWO-DAY camp with the legendary Wrestler and Coach, Floyd “Bad News” Winter. Coach Winter was the first American to win a Greco Roman Gold medal in International/World Competition in 1972 and went on to win 14 Gold Medals in the U.S. Armed Forces Championships and four more medals in the Military World Championships. Coach Winter also made the 1979 U.S. World Cup Greco team and was the assistant coach on the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Teams. He is responsible for the development of THREE, U.S. Olympians as Head Coach of the U.S. Army’s “All Army Wrestling Team” not to mention recruiting and training UFC Legend Randy “The Natural” Couture on the “All Army Team” as well.   

WHEN? Oct 12-13th 2013- 09:30-3:30 PM both days

WHERE? Modern Martial Arts, 36 Main St Englishtown, New Jersey 07726

HOW MUCH? ONLY $100.00


1.) Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman wrestling with an Introduction to Catch as Catch Can Wrestling with plenty of technique/drilling time and live wrestling in each style

2.) Athlete time w/Coach Winter & group discussion: “What it takes to be a champion”

3.) Strength Training and Conditioning tips

4.) Nutrition tips for elite performance


 Who will be assisting Coach Winter?

– Coach Joel Bane: Snake Pit U.S.A. Co-Founder and Head Coach

Current member of the United States Air Force “All Air Force Wrestling Team”

 U.S World Grappling Team Heavyweight Alternate: FILA, Gi and No-Gi divisions

 Certified Catch as Catch Can Wrestler and Coach

 Certified Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) Wrestler and Coach

 International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer

 Certified USA Wrestling Copper and Bronze levels Coach

 Member of NJ State Wrestling Association 

Coach John Potenza: Snake Pit U.S.A. Co-Founder and Head Coach/Owner Modern MA

– One of only 7 certified Assistant Coaches in Catch as Catch Can Wrestling in the World.

 Certified Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) Coach with 15 years under Coach, Erik Paulson

 Certified USA Wrestling Copper and Bronze levels Coach

 Member of NJ State Wrestling Association  


Ages: This Wrestling Camp is intended for ages 13 and aboveAdults are welcome but we encourage you to bring a training partner.

PREREGISTER:  in our “Shop” section under “Seminar”. Or mail us with your Athletes information and a check for $100 to:

Coach Joel Bane

4075B Andrews Ln McGuire AFB

Trenton, NJ. 08641


PARENT/GUARDIAN APPROVAL FORM: Be sure to download and print a copy of the “Parent/Guardian approval form” and have your child/athlete bring it with them to camp.

Lunch: Lunch WILL NOT be provided. However, we will have plenty of Water available at no additional cost. Please have your child/athlete bring a lunch.

SPECIAL: Each Coach that brings 5 athletes will receive the opportunity to train for FREE all weekend!  

Our #1 priority is Safety: We will have CPR & Emergency First Aid Certified personnel present at All TIMES.

Questions or Concerns? Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at

Floyd “Bad News” Winter added to the Snake Pit U.S.A. Coaches Association!

Floyd for Snake Pit

Coach Winter was the first American to win a Gold medal in Greco Roman, International/World competition. Not to mention the following:    

          The assistant Coach on the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Greco Roman Olympic team

          Head Coach “All Army Wrestling Team” 8 yrs

          2 X National Champion Head Coach

          USA National Coaching Staff 25 Years

          Won 14 Gold Medals in the Armed Forces Wrestling Championships as a competitor

          Won 4 Medals in the Military World Championships as a competitor

          Coached USA Teams in numerous World, World Cup,  and International Championships  

          High school varsity wrestling official for the past 30 yrs

          California State Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee

          Recruited and trained MMA & Wrestling legend Randy Couture on the “All Army Wrestling Team

Coach Winter will be assisting us in ensuring only the highest quality wrestling techniques find their way into our programs. We hope you will join us in welcoming him aboard.

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