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.

Assistant Coach Noah Kaufman – Coach Kaufman has been coaching youth wrestling for two years and has been coaching high school wrestling for 11 years.  He is currently an assistant wrestling coach at George C. Marshall High School. Coach Kaufman wrestled for the University of Virginia.

Assistant Coach Jimmy Davis – Coach Davis was a 2001 Maryland State champion for Hammond High School at 125lbs.  Coach Davis wrestled for Franklin & Marshall College.  He has coached high school wrestling in Maryland and has experience teaching children.

Assistant Coach Jack Mutchnik – Coach Mutchnik just completed his redshirt sophomore 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 USA Junior Greco Roman All-American.  Coach Mutchnik has coached youth and high school wrestlers in DC and Maryland.

Assistant Coach Will Bouten – Coach Bouten wrestled for 9 years in middle and high school for Mater Dei School, Maret School, and Walt Whitman High School.  He is a recent graduate of  McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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 three years, drawn back to the sport when his now seven-year son old started practicing with Hustle & Muscle Mat Club.

Assistant Coach Tony Malba – Coach Malba wrestled as a youth and through high school. Coach Malba then wrestled for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Coach Malba has been coaching youth wrestling for one year, drawn back into the sport when his son started practicing with Hustle & Muscle Mat Club.

Assistant Coach Brooks Keefer –  Coach Keefer wrestled for American University at 197lbs and graduated in 2010.  While in high school, he qualified for the Ohio state tournament his junior year and placed 5th his senior year. More recently, Coach Keefer coached wrestling for mixed martial artists at DCB MMA in Washington, DC.

Assistant Coach Jonathon O’Brien – Originally from Buffalo, New York; Coach O’Brien was a super-sectionals top 4 place finisher, and Empire Games placer for Gowanda High School in his career spanning from 2008-2011. Recruited to wrestle for Oswego University, he was a SUNY all-academic wrestler as a freshman, before transferring to the University at Buffalo to pursue a more rigorous academic career. Coach O’Brien currently coaches at Bishop O’Connell High School in Falls Church, Virginia.


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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:

Hustle & Muscle Mat Club
3551 Garfield Street NW
St. Albans School Activities Building
Washington, DC 20016

Mailing Address:

Hustle & Muscle Mat Club
5111 Massachusetts Ave NW, Apt B
Washington, DC 20016-4361