Prepare to Succeed in College

The SpartanCombatRTC is designed to provide an affordable option for the student-wrestler looking for a year of high level training and competition before matriculating into college as a full-time student. 


On the mat preparation.

The Spartan culture is a hard working brotherhood. Training alongside the top junior wrestlers in the country under the guidance of a world-class coaching staff creates a breeding ground of success. You will become a tremendously better athlete and wrestler.

Physical Training

Training off the mat is necessary for developing optimal athletic performance. Unlike almost any other RTC program in the country, the Agoge program has its own, personal Strength & Conditioning Coach fully dedicated to individualizing training for each athlete. 

Family-like Support

Joining the SpartanCombatRTC means becoming a part of the family. We are a non-profit organization that supports athletes in all areas necessary to help them accomplish their goals. 

Coaching Staff


Scottie Boykin

Agoge Head Coach

Coach Boykin joined the Spartan RTC in Fall of 2019 as an athlete and Coach. Prior to becoming a Spartan, he completed his University of Tennessee-Chattanooga wrestling career at 8th in all-time in wins. During his time in the NCAA, he made three NCAA Appearances and earned the Southern Conference Championship twice.


Since his college career, Scottie became a 2019 US Open All-American and most recently became 2019 World-Team Trials Qualifier.  


Phil Laux

Associate Agoge Coach

Coach Laux came to Spartan Combat RTC from the storied Iowa Wrestling program. As a high school athlete, Phil was a two-time Iowa High School State Champion, six-time Fargo All-American— 1x champ, and 4x Fula Cadet All-American— 1x champ. While attending the  University of Iowa he was four-time letter winner, winning 22 varsity matches, and was a three-time University Nationals All-American.

Off the mat, Phil was awarded the J. Donald Pike Award for having being the Senior with the highest GPA on the Iowa Wrestling Team. Additionally, he was a four-time Academic All-BIG 10 honoree and represented the wrestling team as a member of the Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Committee. In May 2018 he earned his BBA in Management with a certificate in Sustainability.


Dan Flanick

Agoge Strength Coach

Coach Flanick is a former Division 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach. He owns a gym, Skaneateles Strength & Conditioning, where he leads an experienced team of Strength & Conditioning Coaches who work with teams and groups of all athletic backgrounds.


He has a decade of experience, he's a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, has a Bachelor's in Exercise Science, and a Master's degree in Education.

Frequently asked questions

What is the criteria to train at the SpartanCombat RTC

  1. Won at least one match at a USAW World or Olympic Team Trials
  2. Placed top 8 at USAW Senior Open Championships
  3. Placed top 8 at USAW University National Championships
  4. Placed top 8 at FILA Junior National Championships
  5. Placed top 8 at USAW Junior National Championships
  6. Placed top 8 at USAW Cadet National Championships
  7. Placed top 4 in the High School State Championships
  8. Placed top 4 at the Prep National Championships
  9. Placed top 4 at USAW State Junior freestyle/Greco-Roman Championships
  10. Placed top 4 at USAW State Cadet freestyle/Greco-Roman Championships to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.

What about housing? Where do the athletes live? Is there help with that?​

Yes, the athletes are set up with a comfortable housing situation for their time as a SpartanCombat wrestler. The house is conveniently located 1 mile south of the Friedman Wrestling Center and just six miles North of Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). It is also located directly on the bus service route to both the training center as well as TC3.
The SpartanCombatRTC house has:

  • Full kitchen with a dining area
  • Washer and dryer, making it convenient for washing clothes.
  • Two living areas. One on the main floor where it flows into the kitchen/dining room and is at the center of the home. The other area is on the third floor and is mainly utilized for watching movies
  • Common study room.

Can they attend college? What are their options?

The Spartan Combat RTC student athletes take advantage of several academic options to gain college credit. The most popular are through Tompkins Cortland Community College and any one of many online course options. The wrestlers have taken courses at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Cortland State University. All colleges and universities lie within just a few miles of the training center.

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