IWF Wrestling School Graduates Receive WWE
Congratulations to Justin Adams, Tony Graves & Atkins Brothers!
August 6, 2017
(NEW JERSEY)- Four more
outstanding graduates from Independent Wrestling Federation Training School in New Jersey will receive WWE tryout opportunities
in the coming weeks. IWF American Champion First-Class Justin Adams, former IWF Tag Team Champion Southside Slugger
Tony Graves, and IWF Tag Team Champions Brian and Robert Atkins have a chance to make their ultimate dream a reality.
standout baseball player turned professional wrestler, Justin Adams is the IWF American Champion, having won the title on
June 24, 2017. He is also a former two-time IWF Junior Heavyweight Champion. A native of Staten Island, NY, he
began training at IWF Wrestling School in November 2015, debuted on Live Events in January 2016, and graduated
from the program in June 2016.
After spending nearly seven years in the United States Army as a Specialist,
Tony Graves is one-half of the former IWF Tag Team Champions "The Street Kings." Hailing from the streets
of South Philadelphia, Graves began training at IWF Wrestling School in July 2015, debuted on Live Events in
October 2015, and graduated from the program in March 2016.
The Atkins Brothers, former NCAA
Division 1 amateur wrestlers, transitioned flawlessly into the pro game and won the 13th Annual Commissioner's Cup Tag Team
Tournament on June 17, 2017. The duo from Midland Park, NJ, then won the IWF Tag Team Titles on June 24, 2017. They began
training at IWF Wrestling School in November 2016 and graduated from the program in June 2017.
Adams and Graves will
participate at WWE Events including SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, and NXT at Barclays Center in Brooklyn,
NY, August 19 to 22. The Atkins Brothers will participate at WWE Events in the Fall.
Head coach at the nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School is Kevin Knight, a 21-year professional in the sports-entertainment industry. A total of 44 IWF graduates received WWE tryouts with 11 gaining
full-time employment in the ring and behind the scenes. Since its inception
in 1999, home-grown prospects from 20 states and nine countries competed in matches across the world, with many appearing
in TV shows and commercials.
Famous graduates include WWE Superstar Darren
Young from Union, NJ, and WWE Referees Shawn Bennett from Butler, NJ and Danilo Anfibio from Woodland Park, NJ. The school is endorsed by WWE Hall of Famers and Legends who serve as Guest Coaches, including Tito
Santana, Honky Tonk Man, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bushwhacker Luke, Dr. Tom Prichard, Rip Rogers and more.
For more information, find IWF on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @WrestlingIWF.
Military Veterans to Receive Free IWF
to Wrestle’ Contest Gives Wrestling Scholarship
to Veterans at World Famous Training Facility in Nutley, NJ
Updated: November 1, 2016
NJ)- To kick off their 20th year, Independent Wrestling Federation partners with Nutley Chamber of Commerce for ‘Freedom
to Wrestle’ contest saluting Military Veterans.
Two professional wrestling training scholarships for Veterans will be awarded at the nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School in Nutley, NJ, with a male and female selected.
In addition, the winners take part in a special Meet & Greet with WWE Superstar Darren Young, an IWF Wrestling School graduate.
Kevin Knight, a Nutley resident and 20-year IWF professional wrestler, will teach the Veterans all the moves needed to be successful in
the sports-entertainment industry.
and women from all walks of life travel to Nutley daily in the hopes of becoming a WWE Superstar,” said Kevin Knight,
head coach at IWF Wrestling School. “The military keeps us free so our aspiring grapplers can pursue their dreams.
Now, IWF gives back and provides a special opportunity for Veterans.”
FOX News contributor Steven Rogers, a Township of Nutley Commissioner and Board of Education
member, Senior Military Intelligence Officer, and retired Lieutenant Commander of United States Navy Reserves, stated, “Kevin
Knight is a role model for every American patriot in this nation. He continues to do his part to provide our Veterans
opportunities to move forward. This is a program that should be duplicated nationwide. As a Veteran, I salute
Kim Mulligan from WDHA-FM Radio,
and Bert Baron from WCTC-AM Radio select the winners. The vets will be included in 20th Annual IWF LOUD ‘n’
PROUD Live Event April 8, 2017 to benefit Relay For Life, and receive nutritional products from Clinical Sports Labs.
“Veterans are some of the most inspiring men and
women around,” said Kim Mulligan, host of The Morning Jolt on WDHA. “IWF's commitment to Veterans and the
community is so genuine. I'm grateful to be involved with this program.”
“These heroes put their own dreams on hold to defend the very freedoms
we enjoy each and every day,” said Bert Baron, host of Jersey Central on WCTC. “I can't think of a more
fitting way to say ‘thank you’ then to afford them this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Clinical Sports Labs CEO Michael Carrubba stated, “Clinical Sports Labs
realizes and appreciates the tremendous commitment it takes to serve your Country in the Armed Forces, which is why we are
supporting this cause to reward our Veterans.”
“The Nutley Chamber of Commerce is always supportive of our Veterans,” said Daniel Leon, Chamber President
and longtime community leader. “We are pleased to help provide them with exciting opportunities within the Township
Veterans from New
Jersey and the New York City area are eligible and can apply by November.
Military ID and proof of service required. Winners to be selected November 28. IWF will also donate a limited
number of Live Event tickets to applicants.
IWF trains prospects from 20 states and nine countries who compete in matches across the world. 39 IWF graduates
received WWE tryouts with 11 gaining full-time employment.
IWF produces Live Events where students showcase skills for family and friends, and hosts Birthday Parties where guests are treated to dinner and a show. For information, visit CampIWF.com, or find IWF on Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube and Instagram @WrestlingIWF.