January 8, 2016

Colchester Beginner Tournament

Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester, CT

January 7, 2016

Reality Fighting

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

"I have been with Team Strike Zone for about twelve years now.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to compete when I first started but eventually I did.  I continued to compete for a number of years.  A lot of people have come through the gym and a lot of people have helped me train at one time or another.  However, one thing has remained consistent through my twelve years of training; the owner and head coach, Darryl MarcAurele.  Whatever successes I have had on a mat, in a ring, or in a cage, are due, in most part, to Darryl.  Darryl was there the first time I went to Strike Zone and is going to be there when I go later today. He has a wealth of knowledge of the sport and an uncommon ability to teach it.  I've been to a lot of different gyms around the country. While some people are very capable of it, there seems to be something that gets lost in translation between coaches who have never competed and students who are competing.  Darryl does not have that barrier.  He has competed at some of the highest levels in almost all combative disciplines, including: Wrestling, Sombo, Kickboxing, Judo, Jui-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. Overall, Darryl possesses all the tools someone would require to defend themselves physically or to compete in any combative sport, as well as the unique ability to teach them to others."  Will Kerr

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Great night for Team Strike Zone.  Holland Ahern got a huge win by TKO in the 1st round.  

​Great day for a young Team Strike Zone squad. These kids really stepped up and worked hard for their medals.  Elia got her 1st pin and 1st place. Jesse matched that with a 4-0 day.  Alexander stepped up, scored a ton of points and got a Bronze with less than two months experience.  Zach was a beast fighting to tie his bronze medal match up as time ran out, and came up with an overtime win. Josiah scored a Silver taking  on the toughest competition possible.  Luke got better and more aggressive in each match taking 3rd place after losing to the Gold medalist in a 1-0 battle. Chris battled against kids a whole head taller to earn a tough fought 4th place.  Everyone in the building who saw Analeigh wrestle was impressed by this girl's heart and toughness.  3rd place only falling short in two exciting high scoring matches by 1 point each before winning her final match for a Bronze by tech-fall.  So proud of these kids!!!

Brian Olsen - WEC Heavyweight Champion

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Strike Zone Wrestling had four wrestlers in Southington today and came away with four medals. Lukas had a war in his 2nd match and took home the Gold medal.  Lucas had two big wins, lost in the finals to a Beast and took home Silver.  Joey wrestled his butt off, lost a heart breaker 2-1, never stopped and worked every second to take home a Bronze.  Tommy TNT wrestled awesome taking home a Bronze.  His 1st pin was sweeeet!!!

 Welcome to Strike Zone MMA 

​​ ​Strike Zone MMA / Team Strike Zone

 31 Clinton Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360

 ​(860) 908-2710

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"When I first started looking for MMA gyms to train, I heard that Darryl MarcAurele open up a gym called Strike Zone.  Being a wrestler from Eastern Connecticut, I knew the name 'MarcAurele' was synonymous with success. When I first entered the gym, Darryl welcomed me with open arms.  Darryl's knowledge of the various aspects of combat sports was apparent as soon as I started training.  He was the reason I would travel daily all the way from Enfield, CT to train.  When I was in college, my wrestling team was dropped and training in MMA helped fill a void that was missing in my life.  With Darryl as my trainer, coach, and most especially a trusted friend, he took me from just a wrestler to becoming the WEC Heavyweight Champion.  My success and the way I approach life now can be attributed to the one man who has changed my life forever, Darryl 'Big D' MarcAurele."  Brian Olsen

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Strike Zone MMA is the top mixed martial arts training facility in Connecticut. Under the expert instruction of Darryl MarcAurele and our coaches, Team Strike Zone offers Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling (no-gi), Judo, and Youth Boxing and Wrestling.


Whether you're looking to get in shape or want to compete, Team Strike Zone will give you the mental and physical tools to get you there. We train to compete in grappling, wrestling, boxing, and amateur and professional MMA.

January 8, 2016

Southington Sharkfest

Southington High School, Southington, CT

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