​​One of Strike Zone's little guys, Lukas, was out in Ohio this weekend wrestling in the Tournament of Champions. Proud to say that out of 36 kids in his bracket he wrestled his heart out and took 6th place. With so many Champions from different States this was an awesome day. Great job Lightning Boy!!!

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May 12, 2018

2018 NAGA East Coast Grappling Championship

Providence Sports Complex, Providence, RI


It has been only eight months since Kirkor Papasian took over our grappling and Jiu Jitsu program. Strike Zone Jiu Jitsu smashed it and had an incredible day. There were Belts, Swords and Medals flowing through the Zone.


Strike Zone was the Overall Adult Team Champion, the No-Gi Team Winner and our Kids and Teens Team received an Honorable Mention.  


Here is the long list of Monsters that hit the podium: 

Adult Expert:

- Brian - 1st No-Gi, Alex - 1st No-Gi masters & 3rd No-Gi adult, Jeremy - 1st No-Gi, Jarrid - 1st No-Gi, Kirkor - 2nd No-Gi, Dave - 2nd No-Gi & 3rd Gi

Intermediate Division:

- Kurtis - 1st No-Gi adult & 1st No-Gi masters, Dalton - 1st No-Gi, Eli - 2nd No-Gi & 2nd Gi, Will - 2nd No-Gi, Randy - 3rd No-Gi

Beginner Division:

- Holland - 3rd No-Gi, and James - 3rd No-Gi masters


Strike Zone Kids:

Expert:

- Calvin - 1st No-Gi & 1st Gi

Intermediate:

- Cameron - 1st No-Gi & 1st Gi

Beginner:

- Lukas - 1st Gi & 2nd No-Gi, Lucas - 2nd No-Gi & 2nd Gi, and Trent - 2nd No-Gi & 2nd Gi

Novice:

- Trent - 1st No-Gi & 2nd Gi, and Drake - 2nd No-Gi.





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May 4, 2018

Reality Fighting

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT


​Great night of grappling tonight.  John Naples won his match in spectacular finish by Heel Hook. Kirkor Papasian and Jeremy Woolfolk ended in a draw in submission only matches but definitely out grappled their opponents. So proud of these guys. They trained their butts off and did awesome tonight. Strike Zone proud!!! your paragraph here.

May 6, 2018

Bay State Scramble

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA


Four of our wrestlers were up in Springfield, MA today and had a great day.  Zach had an incredible day, winning all three matches for the Gold. Lukas continues to be a force with another Gold, winning all three matches. Calvin took silver, winning three matches before dropping a decision in the finals. Drake "The Snake" at 5 years old wrestled his 1st tournament today and bumped up with 7 year old's.  Although he didn't win he did awesome. Great things to come from this kid. Great job boys!!!!

April 15, 2018


​Strike Zone was honored to have Grizzly Gym's Mike Martelle here for a SAW (Submission Arts Wrestling) Seminar. Mike Came down from Kingston, Ontario to teach and to promote some of the students. Strike Zone would like to congratulate Kirkor Papasian for earning his SAW Black Belt. The following students were also promoted: Julian Papasian - Brown Belt; Brian Swope and Alex Wyzatecki - Purple Belt; William Kenowski, Eli Legossie and David O'Rourke - Blue Belt. Congratulations to all of them!!! Thank you Mike for coming down and sharing your knowledge. Strike Zone is proud to be Grizzly Gym's "Norwich Den" Affiliate Club! Type your paragraph here.

​​Strike Zone's little guy, Lukas, traveled to Schenectady, NY this weekend to wrestle in the Pop & Flo Mini-Men Nationals. He battled some tough competition and pulled out a 3rd place. Congrats Lightning Boy!!! Great Job!!!

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June 29, 2018

NUWAY Wrestling Revolution

​University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


Three of our little guys were at URI today wrestling some stiff competition. Brady and Chael each took 2nd place. Gavin wrestled up in age and missed the medal round but had 5 matches with some real wars. Great job boys!!! Strike Zone is proud of these little warriors!

April 21, 2018

Ohio Tournament of Champions

Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

​​Strike Zone spent the weekend in Portland, Maine for Marshwood's New England Championships. After all said and done, our kids came away with 4 second place finishes, 2 fourths, and 2 fifths. Joey, Cameron, Lukas, and Calvin all took home runner up trophies.  Killian and Zaire both took home 4th place medals, and Niam and James took 5th.  Jesse, Nicholas, Remo, and Lucas all had some exciting matches and wrestled their hearts out but missed the medal round. 


This New England tournament is a tough tournament but it's our favorite tournament of the season. Everyone has a lot of fun. Thanks to Coach Greg, Jeremy, Bryan, and Kevin for running crazy from mat to mat. Thanks to Donna a/k/a "Mamma Strike Zone" for keeping us coaches up to date on who's on what mat and when. Thanks to all the parents who take the time and money to bring your kids to all these tournaments week after week. It's exhausting, but these kids will have memories for life. 

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June 16, 2018

Premier Fighting Championship 26

Springfield, MA


Randy Francis won his first MMA Championship tonight at Premier FC.  So proud of this kid! Strike Zone representing!!!

April 7, 2018

Marshwood's New England Youth Wrestling Invitational Classic

Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

April 28, 2018

Pop & Flo Mini-Men Nationals

Union College, Schenectady, NY