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 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 Matthew Conte – Coach Conte just completed his Redshirt Freshmen 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. In Connecticut, Matt coached at a local youth wrestling program and officiated at local tournaments.

Coach Pedram Rahmatabadi –  Coach Rahmatabadi has been youth for 10 years and high school for 9 years.  In high school, Pedram was a two-time captain and two time state-qualifier for Green Hope High School in North Carolina. Coach Pedram walked on to the North Carolina State University Varisty team in 2010 and finished 12-12 in all competitions.  As a coach, Coach Pedram has privately trained hundreds of wrestlers from first-timers to state champions, national prep all-americans, and national champions.


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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