The 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 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.
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 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 Archie Hogan – Coach Hogan was a two-time state qualifier and state placer in Utah. He has been coaching wrestling for five years and is currently the head coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in DC.
Assistant Coach Ben Sojka – Coach Sojka was three time Iowa State High School Qualifier with 119 wins. He wrestled for Iowa’s leading high school wrestling coach winner, Kent Kersten. Coach Sojka is currently an assistant wrestling coach for Woodrow Wilson High School.
Assistant Coach Cody Corrington – Coach Corrington was a four time state qualifier in Texas and Utah and a national qualifier in the NCWA. He wrestled for Southern Utah University, a division II school and spent three years as an assistant high school wrestling coach in Utah.
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.
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
Hustle & Muscle Mat Club
3901 Davis Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007