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Flower City Wrestling Academy

Our Values


Safety: The number one rule in our wrestling school is safety. We understand that professional wrestling can be extremely dangerous, but the staff at FCWA do everything in their power to help minimize the risk of injury while maximizing the rewards of learning



Respect: Everyone training at FCWA is expected to respect not only their trainer, but also their peers. Professional wrestling is built on the foundation of respect to your fellow workers, the fans, and the business that gives us this opportunity.



Fun: At FCWA what we strive to do is create a FUN learning environment, but we never sacrifice safety for fun. 






Head Trainer: Chris Cayden

Chris Cayden started his journey in professional wrestling in July of 2001. Training all over the NY/NJ area to begin and in various aspects; ranging from hard hitting strong style to lucha libre. Chris' strongest suit is the fact he is an entertainer. Not only will he help you develop a move set but he will help you create and establish a character and/or a gimmick!

Chris has held many titles in countless promotions spanning all over the United States. Cayden has wrestled in 16 different states as well as Canada. Has been booked multiple times in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. 

Cayden's motto to which he believes in and tries to instill on others: 

Being Snug, Staying Safe and Always Remaining Strong!

Chris Cayden runs training on Mon, Tues, & Wednesday (TBD)





Assistant Trainers: Matt Lawson & Troy Cooper

Matt Lawson and Troy Copper stated training at The Flower City Wrestling Academy over 5 years ago. They have been honing their craft, learning from the best and brightest minds Rochester wrestling has to offer. As a team known as "American Strong Style" they have won tag team gold in Upstate Professional Wrestling on two seperate occasions, and also won the "Upstate 8 Tag Team Tournament." Troy Cooper as an individual brings a level of technical efficiency that few in the ring can rival. Matt Lawson is a true student of the sport, through his years of studying he has been able to cultivate a mind for wrestling that few appreciate until they fully experience it. Together they are able to combine their shared experiences and help form the next generation of "Upstate Professional Wrestling." 

Lawson and Cooper run training on Thursday





Assistant Trainer: Milliman

Milliman began his journey in 2012. Starting in what was Pier 6 Wrestling then under Upstate Pro. Milliman is a former Flower City Wrestling Academy Champion and a former UPW No Limits Champion. An extremely entertaining high flyer and one of the company's top baby faces. Milliman enjoys helping others hone their skills. 

Milliman runs training on Sunday


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