Wrestling Hero


Headquartered out of our state-of-the-art Duffield Athletic Facility, Army and Navy Academy’s wrestling program has attracted the participation of Olympic wrestlers and world champions. Wrestling embodies the Academy spirit of striving for individual excellence while supporting the mission of a team.


Thursday, 14 December 2023 Fallbrook highFallbrook High School6:30 pm
Thursday, 11 January 2024 Tri MatchArmy Navy Academy Duffield Sports Center5:00 pm
Saturday, 13 January 2024 Monte Vista High SchoolMonte Vista High7:00 am
Wednesday, 17 January 2024 Mountain Empire High SchoolMountain Empire High School5:00 pm
Friday, 19 January 2024 Mountain Empire High SchoolMountain Empire High School11:00 am
Thursday, 25 January 2024 Guajome Park AcademyGuajome Park5:00 pm


Steve Nelson


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Head Coach

Steve Nelson


Taylor Lighner


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Best Boarding School for Wrestling

Want to wrestle at a boarding school? Wrestling embodies the Academy’s spirit of striving for individual excellence, while supporting the mission of the team.

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) – Winner of recent CIF Masters, our wrestling team is known all over the state of California and beyond! 

Teams – By offering Middle School, JV and Varsity teams, this sport continues to grown in popularity at our all-boys day and boarding school in San Diego county.

Competitive Spirit – Why are we so good? We have grit, perseverance, self-discipline, and motivation. Cadets follow a rigorous structured daily schedule for academics, athletics, and campus life activities. Our students know how to manage their time, set goals, and achieve them. They also share a strong moral compass, believe in brotherhood, and learn the principles and practices of leadership and strong teamwork. They are smart, fit, and have a healthy dose of the competitive spirit to succeed in this very challenging sport. 

Coaches and Staff – Our coaches are life changers for boys! We are known for hiring some of the best coaches in the world, including former olympians! They know how to take a personal interest in every student, help them set goals, and achieve new levels of fitness. Our counseling staff is also by your side if you are interested in pursuing this sport in college or wish to apply for college athletic scholarships. 

Athletic Facilities: Duffield Athletic Center is the hub on campus for weight rooms, training areas, workouts, courts, and meetings. Known all over San Diego County, our athletic facilities are ideal for a variety of sports.  Check out our full list of sports offered and contact the Admission Office for a tour of our facilities!   

Rankings: Boarding School Review places us amongst the “best wrestling boarding schools” and Private School Review ranks us in their “best private schools for wrestling” list.  Within the category of military academies, we are listed amongst other military boarding schools, such as: Camden Military Academy, Admiral Farragut Academy, Culver Academies, Fishburne Military School, Fork Union Military Academy, Hargrave Military Academy, Missouri Military Academy. Randolph-Macon Academy, Riverside Military Academy and St. John’s Northwestern Academies. 

Popularity: Beyond American appeal, wrestling is popular, well established, and profitable in countries including: Mexico and Japan.

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