Todd Cutrie, Senior Performance Advisor Todd's athletic career began at the ripe old age of 5, on the wrestling mats. He played football, wrestled and ran track in high school while he also played baseball at the same time. Apparently, he had too much energy for his coaches. Too numerous to list here, Todd achieved a long list of titles and accomplishments on and off the wrestling mat and football field which enabled him to get the right attention to become a NCAA Division I full scholarship athlete for football and wrestling at Central Connecticut State University. He chose to wrestle and study Broadcast Journalism, was fortunate to do an internship at ESPN as well as coach many of the inner city youth in Hartford, Connecticut at camps held by his coach, Ken DiStefanis. During his sophomore season, he was informed that the school was dropping the wrestling program and so transferred to Syracuse University as a Communications Major to wrestle under his former Mohawk Valley Coach, Gene Mills. Again, he had to endure the news of another program dropping wrestling from the roster leaving him completely frustrated and stifled. Over the years, wondering what could be done to change the fate of the sport, Todd has continued his growth and development as a top speed, strength and stamina coach. He attributes his most indepth knowledge of performance and training to his apprenticeship with Oleg Bouimer, Russian Olympic Triathlete and renowned massage therapist from Ukraine as well as tutelage under Ross Turchaninov, MD in Russian Sports and Medical Massage I and II. "The culture of the Eastern Block is that of team work. All team members learn to work on each other to help improve their performance and get the most out of each event, trial and practice. They recover more quickly, have a deeper bond amongst the teams and work to promote a healthy supportive environment in which to compete." This is a practice that he uses day to day to teach to and work with the young athletes that come through the doors of Titletown Fight Club, a practice, he has found which is not surprisingly also emulated at some of the top performing & championship university teams and institutions in America. Most recently, Todd and his wife Melissa have aligned themselves with NYWAY, the New York Wrestling Association for Youth. NYWAY, a relatively young organization in NY that has already contributed money to grow and start wrestling programs in colleges in New York State. In the wake of more wrestling programs being looked at as non-essential and the Olympics considering eliminating the oldest and most athletic sport, Todd finds NYWAY's President's Fund to Grow Wrestling refreshing and a great way to contribute and give back directly to a sport that has played such a huge part in the development of his life. Todd uses his experiences, insights and education to help athletes realize their dreams of competing successfullly at any of the college levels from JUCO to NCAA Division 1. He has developed quite a roster of athletes here in Central NY. Interested to see what direction Todd can offer you and your performance? Contact us & we will get you started!