About us


Scorpions™ Wrestling was founded in 1974 by three brothers from Paterson, NJ; Julio, Jamie and Carlos Rodriguez. An affiliate of USA Wrestling, our National Governing Body, Scorpions™ Wrestling School provides athletic training in the sport of wrestling, in the state of New Jersey and works to build interest and grow the sport of wrestling.


Scorpions™ Wrestling School aims to have its athletes be competitive on a state and national level and ultimately, compete on the World and Olympic stage.


Scorpions™ Wrestling School, an affiliate of USA Wrestling and driven by World and Olympic dreams, provides wrestlers of all ages and genders the opportunities to reach their highest potential in life and wrestling.


Responsibility: We have a responsibility to provide the safest, cleanest and best training, coaching and learning environment for our athletes. In return, our athletes are responsible for training, competing and representing our school with the utmost respect and class.
Dedication: We are dedicated to growing the sport of wrestling, continuing our coaching education for our athletes and providing the best training and competitive opportunities.
Honesty: Being honest and up front with our parents and athletes about their development.
Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable as a coaching staff and school with regards to our actions on and off the wrestling mat. We expect the same from our athletes.
Hard Work: We aim to work hard to study and stay current on wrestling trends, in order to provide our athletes with the best opportunity to be successful. We expect our athletes to work hard and give their full attention and effort in training and competitions.
Passion: We aim to bring the same passion and love for wrestling, day in and day out. We expect our athletes to bring their passion for learning and competing every day.

Our team

Meet our experienced team members who are very happy to be a part of this wonderful community.

New Jersey Staff

Omar Feliciano

Head Club Coach / Trainer
Head Coach NJ Schoolboy FS / GR National team
Team NJ Fargo Coach
USAWNJ Vice-Chair Kids Division/Cultural Exchange
Director of Scorpions™ International Camps
9 years Head Coach at St. Benedict’s Prep School
15+ years coaching

Mo Farhan

* District Region Champ
* Region Champ
* State Placer

Justin Guzman

Norman Belton


Gabriel Roman

Coach / Trainer HS Class
High School State Placer, Perth Amboy High School
JUCO National Champion
D3 College All-American
Coach NJ Schoolboy FS/GR Nat’l Team
Coach NJ Fargo Nat’l Teams


Florida Location Staff

Sunlake High School

3023 Sunlake Blvd

Land O Lakes, FL 34638

Jaime Rodriguez

Club Founder

Florida Location Director

Head Club Coach/Trainer Florida Location

Over 40 years coaching experience


Sergio Matos

Coach/Trainer Florida Location

11 years Head Coach Sunlake HS

3x High School State Qual/Placer

Missouri Valley College

20+ years wrestling experience

Anthony Cefolo

2x NJ High School State Champion

Rider University

NCAA Qualifier

Fargo All-American

UWW Cadet All American