Be The Bridge For The Trenton Youth Wrestling And Learning Center

Two decades ago, I became the head of a fledgling recreational youth wrestling program. Over time and with the help of the University wrestling staff and the community, we grew and created a nationally recognized training center that supports all levels of wrestling and academic excellence. It's time for Trenton!

Wrestling Might Be The Single Most Important Thing Your Child Ever Does

Wrestling and running were the very first Olympic Sports.
For thousands of years, humans have challenged themselves to compete.

Building Our Future

Why Trenton Youth Wrestling Deserves Your Support

Watch the video and learn about our story. When you've finished watching, we respectfully request that you consider how you can join us in this quest.

Ray Bethea Interview

Trenton Youth Wrestling and Learning Center Director of Operations Ray Bethea interviewed at the Princeton vs. Morgan State match. Learn about our mission and how YOU can help make a difference.

Mission Video

Coach Mark and Coach Ray talk about our THREE big objectives, our mission, and how you can help us to achieve.

Be The Bridge

Learn about our campaign to create a brighter future for Trenton boys and girls.

Be The Bridge Brochure

Download or View Our Be The Bridge Brochure


Our three pillars are Citizenship, Competitive Greatness and Scholar Athleticism. We believe these pillars provide the foundation for success in life.

  • Special Guests

    Special Guests

    Trenton Youth Wrestling attracts top wrestlers as guest coaches and mentors.

  • Changing Lives Daily

    Changing Lives Daily

    Forming friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • Setting and Achieving Goals

    Setting and Achieving Goals

    Participants develop the habits of successful scholar/athletes, and learn that success comes to those who strive.

In The News

The mission of Trenton Youth Wrestling is to instill in young men and women the ideals of Citizenship, Competitive Greatness and Scholar Athleticism.

Raamiah Bethea - Director of Operations
The focus is on running wrestling and mentoring based youth development programs for underprivileged student-athletes that alter the trajectory of their lives. This is a no-cost program for 3rd- 8th graders. -