Coach Arterbery grew up in the heart of American wrestling -Oklahoma; just down the road from Oklahoma State University.  Adam learned from the best having wrestled under the guidance of three generations of Oklahoma State University coaches: Myron Roderick (Founder and first Executive Director of USA Wrestling), Tom Chesbro, and Olympic champion John Smith.  Coach Arterbery brings the same passion, knowledge and experience learned from these giants into the youth development arena. Coach Arterbery inspires and coaches athletes ranging in age and ability from youth bantam wrestlers (ages 6 & 7) to professional MMA competitors... on all facets of their sport. Coach Arterbery is building is building the Wrestling Academy from the ground up and has already attracted some of the top young competitors in the State.

Dr. Arterbery received his doctoral degree from Cornell University in the field of Neurobiology in 2009. Shortly after, he made the move to Connecticut where he has since pursued stem cell research at Yale University in the Department of Pediatrics.  Coach Arterbery continues to dedicate time and contributes to the scientific, academic, and medical communities around the country.  He is a qualified professor and research scientist that shares his inspiration and passion through his willingness to educate students of all ages.