June 2, 2015

Youth Wrestling DC

Hustle & Muscle Mat Club Youth WrestlingThe Hustle & Muscle (H&M) Mat Club is a FREE youth wrestling club currently operating at St. Albans School in Washington, DC.  H&M was founded in 2011 to teach boys and girls from ages 6-18 the fundamentals of amateur wrestling in a safe and fun environment. We focus, as much as possible, on small group or one-on-one tutorial coaching (click here to see a list of our coaches). Wrestlers are closely supervised.

We believe youth wrestling helps children develop balance, strength, flexibility, stamina, and self confidence.  As your children grow, the lessons they learn from wrestling will serve them well in any environment – academic, athletic or social – as they mature into young men and women.

We do compete as a team in the Montgomery County Youth Wrestling League during the winter season.  We also send individual wrestlers to tournaments in the off season.  However, competition is optional and members are not required to compete.

H&M Mat Club also seeks to promote wrestling in the city of D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area.  We welcome and encourage relationships with other wrestling clubs, high schools, and universities.

Our Coaches

Head Coach Clarence Long – Coach Long is certified by USA Wrestling to coach youth wrestling and has been coaching high school wrestling for 10 years. He is a former assistant wrestling coach for St. Albans School. Coach Long wrestled for the College of William & Mary, then a Division I wrestling program, until 1995.

Assistant Coach Brad Olander – Coach Olander wrestled as a youth and then through middle and high school in central Ohio. Coach Olander then wrestled for Cornell University. Coach Olander has been coaching youth wrestling for five years, drawn back to the sport when his now 10 year son old started practicing with Hustle & Muscle Mat Club.

Assistant Coach Joel Green – Coach Green has been coaching youth wrestling for three years, drawn to the sport when his now 10 year son old started practicing with Hustle & Muscle Mat Club in 2015.  Coach Green primarily coaches scholastic style wrestling and both his son and his daughter compete for H&M Mat Club.

Assistant Coach Jack Mutchnik – Coach Mutchnik just completed his redshirt senior year at American University.  In high school, Coach Mutchnik wrestled for St. Paul’s School in Maryland. Coach Mutchnik was a two-time National Prep Champion, a four-time National Prep All-American, and a USAW Junior Greco Roman All-American.  Coach Mutchnik has wrestled Freestyle and Greco-Roman for 10 years.  Coach Mutchnik was an All-American at the UWW Juniors in freestyle, and won a gold medal at Maccabi Games in Greco and a bronze medal in freestyle.  Coach Mutchnik has coached youth and high school wrestlers in DC and Maryland and will be one of the head coaches of H&M Mat Club’s Olympic wrestling style program.

Assistant Coach Matthew Conte – Coach Conte just completed his redshirt sophomore year at American University.  In high school, Matt was a four-time state place-winner coming in 4th, 6th, 1st, and 2nd in the Connecticut State LL Tournament. He was a two time Connecticut National Team Member and three time NHSCA Academic All-American.  Coach Conte has wrestled Freestyle and Greco-Roman for 10 years.  Coach Conte will be one of the head coaches of H&M Mat Club’s Olympic wrestling style program.

Assistant Coach Jason Grimes – Coach Grimes  was a two time Georgia state champion in high school and placed 2nd and 3rd the other years.  Coach Grimes was a two time All American at USAW’s Fargo tournament.  In college at American University, Coach Grimes was four year starter for the wrestling team.  He placed at the EIWA’s wrestling tournament and qualified for the NCAA Division I National Championship tournament.  Coach Grimes was Greco Roman University national champion and placed 5th in Freestyle. He was a member of the All University Greco Roman and Freestyle dual team.  Coach Grimes will be one of the head coaches of H&M Mat Club’s Olympic wrestling style program.

Assistant Coach Adam Beard – Coach Beard won over 80 matches during in high school and placed 2nd in New York State Section One Finals as well as placing or winning several NY area tournaments.  Coach Beard wrestled for Roger Williams University in college, a Division III program.

Assistant Coach Zack Tanenbaum Coach Tanenbaum was a 3x high school state champion from Kansas. In high school he also won Brute Nationals. Coach Tanenbaum then wrestled for 4 years at Brown University, a Division I program. Coach Tanenbaum also won two bronze medals in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. In 2016, Coach Tanenbaum coached at Nathan Bishop Middle school in Rhode Island. He currently is a second year medical student at Georgetown University.

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The Hustle & Muscle (H&M) Mat Club is certified by USA Wrestling, is a registered nonprofit organization with the D.C. government and has been approved as “public charity” under Code 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service.  H&M Mat Club has been approved as part of the Local Part of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of National Capital Area Charity List. Our CFC code is 23763.

Practice Location:

Hardy Middle School
1819 35th St NW, DC 20007
Parking is available via Wisconsin Ave., in the school parking lot,
across from the Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC 20007
Note: this is not our mailing address

Mailing Address:
Hustle & Muscle Mat Club
3901 Davis Place, NW
Apt 303
Washington, DC 20007