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BACK ROW: JOE AND GERRY NISIVOCCIA OF EDISON, NJ (two men extremely successful and dedicated to wrestling). FRONT ROW: TYLER SOLLEY OF PALMER TWP, PA, DAN GABLE AND DONN. IT IS ALWAYS AN HONOR TO SPEND TIME WITH THE LEGENDARY DAN GABLE. I MET DAN FOLLOWING THE JUNE 1, 1973 DUAL MEET VS RUSSIA AT NYC. VS PAVEL PINIGIN PLEASE VISIT DAN GABLE'S WEB SITE.
AT THE 2012 OLYMPIC TRIALS, IOWA CITY, IOWA. OVER 15,000 FANS ATTENDED EACH DAY. DONN CONNECTS WITH WAYNE WELLS, 1970 WORLD CHAMPION, 1972 OLYMPIC CHAMPION AND WAS THE USA 1972 TEAM CAPTAIN. WAYNE COMMENTED, "TO DONN, A CHAMPION OF TEACHING TECHNIQUE." IN DEDICATION TO DAN GABLE, 1972 OLYMPIC CHAMPION (AND 1971 WORLD CHAMPION) VS RUSLAN ASHURALIEV (URS).  THE RUSSIAN WAS THE 1974-1975 WORLD CHAMPION.  DAN DEFEATED THE RUSSIAN 3-0 AND WAS NOT SCORED UPON IN THE OLYMPICS  (FIVE MATCHES).  TV COMMENTATOR KEN KRAFT SAID, "THE TOP RUSSIAN OFFICAL SAID, 'WE ARE GOING TO HUNT THROUGHOUT  THE SOVIET UNION TO FIND A MAN TO BEAT DAN GABLE.'  AND THIS IS THE MAN RUSLAN ASHUALIEV."
THE BEGINNING OF DONN ERNST COACHING CAREER. PHOTO FROM 1969 EDISON REC. TEAM, EDISON, NJ. THE PROGRAM ACHIEVED MANY WINS. BUT NONE MORE IMPRESSIVE THEN A WIN VS. ST. ANTHONY'S, EASTON, PA. 117-3 WITH 39 STRAIGHT WINS IN 10 YEARS. (1970). 1977 ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, METUCHEN, NJ. DISTRICT CHAMPIONS RANKED IN TOP 10 IN NJ HIGH SCHOOL STATES. EVERY ATHLETE IN PHOTO WAS A DISTRICT MEDAL WINNER.

THE BELOGLAZOV BROTHERS, SERGEI TO DONN'S RIGHT AND ANATOLI TO HIS LEFT MEET IN NEW JERSEY. DONN PRESENTED THEM WITH THEIR VIDEO'S FROM THE LATE 1970'S AND 1980's. BOTH OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS AND SEVERAL TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS.

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
DONN COACHED THIS TEAM 25 YEARS AGO

"Once you've wrestled for Donn Ernst,
everything else in life is easy."
PHOTO TO RIGHT SHOWS DONN (HEAD CLINICIAN), MR MARK MERRITT (EXECUTIVE OF WAL-MART), AND CRAIG MESSERY (CLINIC DIRECTOR AND WRESTLING COACH OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ. WITH THE SUPPORT OF WAL-MART AND EIGHTY WRESTLERS RAISED $18,000 IN ONE DAY.
PAVEL PINIGIN AT EDISON SUMMER WRESTLING CLINIC DONN USING VIDEO AS A TEACHING TOOL

DONN IS TEACHING TECHNIQUE AT KEN CHERTOW WRESTLING CAMP. THAT IS QUENTIN WRIGHT AT 10 YEARS OLD, HE IS IN THE WHITE SHIRT.
DONN AS A CLINICIAN AT THE KEN CHERTOW WRESTLING CAMP, EXPLAINING THE TECHNIQUE OF THE OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE WRESTLER.
THE KEN CHERTOW WRESTLING CAMP. IN DONN'S WORDS, "KEN'S EXCELLENT HARD WORK MAKES HIS CAMPS VERY RESPECTABLE THROUGHOUT THE NATION. HE HIRES EXCELLENT CLINICIANS TO BRING THE OUT OF THE BEST IN EACH ATHLETE." I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO CHECK OUT KEN CHERTOW'S WEB SITE.


Quentin Wright - Before


Quentin Wright - After

Quentin Wright (Bald Eagle HS)
OW Outstanding Wrestler At 2008 PA High School States

AFTER WINNING THE 2008 PA HIGH SCHOOL STATES, HE WAS ASKED IF THIS WAS HIS BEST DAY. QUENTIN REPLIED, "NO, SUNDAY IS." RELIGION AND FAMILY COME FIRST AND EVERY THING ELSE COMES SECOND.

QUENTIN ATTENDS PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, FINISHED 6TH AS A TRUE FRESHMEN IN 2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Quentin Wright (Penn State)
4x NCAA All-American1
2011 NCAA National Champ - 184 lb.
2012 NCAA Runner Up - 184 lb.
2013 NCAA National Champ - 197 lb.

 





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