Coach Mike is the Owner/Director of Total Force. He is responsible for designing our programs, building operations to expand and provide growth on all levels of the club so that our student athletes have the best training environment possible.
He was a 2x NJ State place winner 3rd/5th, 2x Region Champ, and 2x freestyle state placer from Livingston, NJ.
Coach Mike is a Region 4 Hall of Fame inductee for NJ and wrestled at Rider University. He started at both 133/141and being ranked as high as 10th in the country his junior year before stopping due to injury his senior year.
Mike continued training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and qualified for No-gi Worlds. Through club wrestling he gets to pass on knowledge to aspiring young students and has been able to help produce a multitude of champions on all levels.
In 2013 Mike was ranked in the top 3 running for #1 Freestyle coach in the state of NJ under his previous club Force. He is the current Director for Women’s Wrestling USAW/NJ where he volunteers his time to grow girls wrestling programs throughout the state on all levels. He has been a National Team NJ Coach who helps prepare our states best wrestlers for national competition during the spring international season.
Coach Omar is the Head Trainer for Total Force Wrestling where he is in charge of year-round curriculum development and design of our program.
Omar is currently the Head Coach at St. Benedict's Prep, Head Coach of the Schoolboy Team NJ, and on the Board for USAW/NJ as Head of Cultural Exchange.
Coach Omar also directs our International Camp
"Road 2 Redemption" where he provides international training opportunities for wrestlers seeking to expand their knowledge. Coach Omar actively seeks out the best training methodologies across the world for our students and uses his unique world experiences to foster the precise development for our wrestlers on all levels.
Coach Omar was a National Prep runner-up as a senior in 1997, an age-group AAU National Champion and saw first hand how wrestling during the middle school years provided him with a foundation of skills that helped to make his transition to high school significantly more manageable. He now finds himself in a position to help others build a similar foundation prior to taking on all the challenges of a demanding college preparatory educational experience.
Omar was also a two-sport standout at St. Benedict’s, having competed for the legendary soccer coach Rick Jacobs, while wrestling under the tutelage of Mark Gerbino, Mike DiPiano, Sr. and the late great, Roman Ruderman. He has helped to produce a bevy of age-group state and national champions through other wrestling clubs.
Coach Leigh makes her way back to her home state of New Jersey and has joined Total Force as her home base of training, as she prepares for the journey towards the 2020 Olympics.
Her accolades are long and accomplishments unprecedented. She is a 2016 PanAm Bronze Medalist, 2015 World Bronze Medalist, 2015 US Open Champion, 2015 Dave Schultz Champion, 3x World Team Member, 7x National Team Member, HS/College All-American and Captain-US Army Reserve.
Through our sister club, Chicks Wrestling Club, Coach Leigh trains all our girls, runs clinics, private sessions, and more as she prepares to once again take on the nation and the world! She is the Owner of Chick Wrestler and producer of the most popular line of Women's only wrestling gear in the world!
Learn and Train with one of the most influential female wrestlers ever in the History of the United States and fiercest competitors to have stepped on the mat in the last decade.
Allene "Ally" Somera