Our Staff

Jason Layton – Owner and Head Technician

Jason Layton is a 2x All-American Wrestler, a 2x NAGA Brazilian Jujitsu World Champion, and a member of MENSA from Long Island, New York.

Jason has been a student of wrestling since 1995 and has vigorously studied the technical side of the sport. In addition to hard work, Jason attributes much of his success to the years he spent under the tutelage of coaches Chris Edmonds (Division 1 National Champion), Tom Ryan (Division 1 National Finalist), Artie Weidler (Division 3 National Champion), and Master Francisco Mansor (Brazilian Jujitsu Red Belt [9th degree] under Helio Gracie).

One-on-one wrestling instruction has been Jason’s full-time job since 2008. Jason’s coaching goals include building Division 1 national champions from the ground up, improving Long Island wrestling, building champion youth wrestlers, and sharing his technical knowledge with the rest of the world.

Jason opened the Dynamic Wrestling Academy in 2014 where his dream continues.

 

Dave Baumgarten

Dave Baumgarten is a former All-Suffolk County (Scholastic) and AAU Junior Olympic Bronze Medalist (Freestyle), wrestler from Hauppauge High School. He continued on to wrestle at the collegiate level for Nassau Community College and Johnson & Wales University, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Marketing.

Dave has been a student of wrestling since 1997, as well as a coach at all levels (youth to High School) since 2003. In addition, he received his coaching accreditation from the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) in 2010. Studying all aspects of the sport, he attributes much of his wrestling knowledge to his mentors and former coaches, Chris Messina (Hauppauge HS), Jerry Goodfellow (Division 3 National Champion), Chris Edmonds (Division 1 National Champion), while crediting his father, Alan Baumgarten, for molding his overall sports philosophies and tactics.

With numerous accolades in his coaching career, including building multiple sectional, state, and regional champions in both New York and Rhode Island, he remains focused on his passion and true purpose. Dave’s goal is to guide young athletes along their path into successful adults, which still continues to serve as his sole motivation.

 

Thomas Bosch

Thomas Bosch wrestled for Kings Park High School and SUNY Brockport:
-2x All State in Freestyle
-1x All State in Greco
-League Champ Section XI

As Developmental Wrestling Coach at Kings Park High School Thomas developed:
– 1x High School State Champ for New York
– 4x High School All State for New York
– 3x Section XI Country Champs
– 10x Section XI All Country
– 1x High School All-American
– 1× Kiddy State Champ

 

Jermaine John

– 3x All-County (Nassau)
– County Champion (Nassau)
– 4th place New York State
– All Long Island Champion at 160lb best in both Suffolk and Nassau
– 3x Freestyle State Place Winner 1x Champ
– 2x All State collegiate level
– 2x CAA Place Winner

 

Ricky Stamm

– 3x Nassau County Champion
– 2x High School All State
– 2016 High School State Finalist
– 2x NHSCA All American
– NHSCA Nationals Duals All American and National Champion (Team Kong United)
– 2017 National College Open Place-Winner