Wrestling is an amazing sport that teaches discipline and builds character.
Wrestling provides a positive outlet for energetic boys and girls.
Wrestling is an individual sport, but also has a team component, and still teaches teamwork and the importance of working together.
It is one of the few sports where a child’s foot speed, ball-handling skills, hand-eye coordination, and size do not matter. There is room for everyone and wrestlers only compete against others in a similar weight class.
Wrestling is an amazing way to stay in shape. Your child will benefit from the strength & cardio demand of wrestling while getting in shape in a safe and fun environment.
Experienced coaches who will teach the best wrestling techniques.
Coach Nate Patrick
1995-IHSA 4th place finish at state
1996-Asics Junior National Greco-Roman Champion (178 lbs); IHSA State Wrestling Champion (171 lbs); 3rd place finish at Espoir Nationals in Greco-Roman (182 lbs)
4X All-conference, regional, sectional, and state; 3x Team Captain
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
1998-1999-NCAA qualifier 5th place finish at University Nationals in Greco-Roman
1999-2000-Big Ten Runner-up (184 lbs)
2000-2001– Big Ten Champ (184 lbs); team captain; 5th place team finish NCAA tourney
Held #2 national ranking all season behind Cael Sanderson
2001-2002 Volunteer Coach at University of Illinois
2002-2003-Assistant coach at Champaign Central High School/Volunteer coach at Illinois
2003-2004– Coached and trained at Overtime School of Wrestling and Fox valley Kids club
2004– Trained and lived at USOTC as a full-time resident athlete in Colorado Springs, CO. Finished 6th place Freestyle finish at U.S Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana at 84 kilograms
2005-2006-Assistant Coach at Neuqua Valley High School
2008– Qualified and competed at 2008 Olympic Trials at 96 kilograms
2008-2009-Graduate Assistant/strength & conditioning coach at Iowa State University with Cael Sanderson and staff before they all went to Penn State and won 8 team titles (Team finished 3rd in the Nation with 4 All-Americans and 1 National champion in Jake Varner who went on to become an Olympic Champion)
2017– Inducted into Illinois Wrestling, Coaches, Athletes and Officials Hall of Fame
Coach Matt Loeffel
Coached at Crystal Lake Central
Coached at Omega
Head coach and ran CG Matmen
Current coach at Crystal lake Wizards
Wrestled at NIU
Was on team Illinois JR and Cadet Greco teams
Cadet all American
Coach Eric Kohlberg
Graduated Wheeling high school & wrestled for them
Started coaching in 1995 & coached every year since then at the high school and youth levels
Over 25 years experience coaching freestyle and Greco
Established Pitbull’s 2012 & was head coach of Cardinals for two years prior to that
Coached a total of 17 years on the Cardinals
Volunteered then joined coaching staff at the high school since 2016
YOUTH WRESTLING MEMBERSHIP
JUNE 15 - SEPT 1
Join us for our Youth Wrestling Practice 3x per week starting June 15:
Don’t take our word. See what our club members said.
The way MTC has helped me with my wrestling is like no other. They taught me to not be scared, to take shots and to be the aggressor in the match. I learned to develop my own style of wrestling almost like a fighting style of it. The mma side of wrestling helped me see moves in a different way then others would see it. The way my wrestling has changed over the few years is insane, but it wouldn’t have changed if it weren’t for MTC.
Aidan, Chicagoland Area
The coaches are amazing and you can tell they really care for these young athletes. Our son is new to wrestling but we wanted to give him an advantage before next season so I’m glad that we found MTC. Great facility and great coaches!
Andrew, Streamwood, IL
Great club for all ages! My son really enjoys the classes and is learning a lot. Kudos to the coaches at MTC.