Lincoln Railer Rumble

While MYWC was cleaning house in Bethalto a few of our wrestlers were in Lincoln getting things done! Vince Wurtsbaugh and Hayden Stanley captured Railer Rumble tournament titles. Kyus Root took home 2nd, Gannon Dow finished 3rd and Thayden Root finished 4th.

This weekend MYWC was represented by 35 wrestlers and earned 10 individual tournament titles. Great way to start the season!

Bethalto Bulls Tournament


Great weekend at Bethalto! We had a number of champs Camren, Blaine, Stewart, Blaze, Jason, Kiefer and Ricky. Finishing second Ean and Quinton. Third Luke, Leo and Korbin. Finishing fifth is Brady!!



Steve Montez Memorial Beginners Tournament


The Mattoon Youth Wrestling Club was well represented today at the Steve Montez Memorial Beginners Tournament in Champaign. Logan Blackburn and Thayden Root led the way capturing tournament titles. It was a fantastic effort by all the wrestlers!!

Champions: Logan Blackburn and Thayden Root

2nd Place Finishers: Paxton McKay, Evan Rardin, Theran Gent, Triston Porter and Aidan Blackburn

3rd Place Finishers: Memphys Howell, Camden Gordon, Maxum Thayer, Fallon Rose, Grant Hall and Gavin Figgins

4th Place Finishers: Hudson Paul, Krista Arebalo and Max Rardin


Registration is now open for this season 2015-16

Mattoon Youth Wrestling

Club Registration


Ages: Program is for Mattoon area kids K thru 8th grade.

Registration information: You can register in person during open gym at 4:00-6:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday of October. Registration will be held at our practice facility located at 811 N. 22nd Street (back of building). You can mail in registration form, fee, and birth certificate (if applicable) to MYWC, PO Box 731, Mattoon, IL 61938. Registration forms can be found on our website,, under the handouts tab listed on the main menu. All new club members must provide a photocopy of their birth certificate.

Fees: There is a $65 registration fee ($55 for additional siblings). This fee covers the entire season which runs from November 1st thru mid-March. This fee also includes a team t-shirt. Scholarships available upon review.

Practices: The normal practice schedule will be Monday thru Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm for youth 9 years old and up. Youth 8 years old and under will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:30 pm. Depending on experience and skill level some younger kids will practice during the early time slot. We will also hold optional practices for the older youth on most Fridays from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Experience: No prior wrestling experience is needed. New wrestlers are encouraged to sign up.

Equipment: All wrestlers are required to have their own wrestling shoes and headgear (used equipment might be available). Competition singlets will be issued to each wrestler. These singlets will need to be returned to the club in good condition at the conclusion of the season. The deposit of $50 will be retained for all unreturned or damaged singlets.

Competitions: Area IKWF tournaments begin in December. Most tournaments will be within 90 miles of Mattoon. The tournament schedule will be announced in mid-November. Tournaments are not required. We will host our tournament on January 10th. Parents are expected to help run this tournament and will be given work assignments.

Parents: There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 pm at our facility (811 N. 22nd St.) to discuss the expectations of the wrestlers and the parents during the upcoming season. This will also be an opportunity to answer your questions about the program. You may also visit our Facebook page, Mattoon Youth Wrestling Club, or call Coach Stephen Stanley at 273-9949 with any questions regarding the upcoming season.

Wrestling: Wrestling is a great sport that gives kids an opportunity to develop self-confidence, discipline, and teamwork while enhancing physical and mental conditioning. Wrestling is very challenging and requires hard work, commitment, and dedication.

Please see that our tournament is now live on trackwrestling.  Please share the date with friends and family as we won our own event last year, lets pack the house!!!  Also note that there is no fee for all Mattoon Kids Club for our event!  




Pre-reg link.

Mattoon wins team title at Regionals...AGAIN!

Mattoon youth sent 26 wrestlers to IKWF regionals Sunday March 1 and finished first as a team and had 19 advance to sectionals next week.  We had 8 champions and a total of 23 medalists. Champions are Kiefer Duncan, Korbin Bateman, Stewart Druin, Jackson Spurgeon, Camren French, Leo Meyer, Cooper Bergstrom and Angelo Hernandez.  Finishing second are Owen Hawkins, Aidan Spurgeon, Jason Skocy, Gannon Dow, Cayden Knierim, TJ Owens, Trisdyn Brown and Jordan Eveland.  Placing third are Diego Mendoza, Kyus Root, Emilio Mendoza and Kingston Wheeler.  Kamden Tinsman finished fourth and Blaze Holly and Caden Thompson took sixth.Pierce Leeman and Degin Louthan did not place.  This is the second year in a row Mattoon has won the team title at Regionals!


Results February 22,2015!

On Sunday February 22 Mattoon Youth wrestling sent 8 wrestlers to Indy Nationals capturing a first and tenth as a team and 19 wrestlers to Tolono Rocket Blast securing the team title with 7 individual firsts! The team placed tenth out of 208 teams at Indy Nationals with the following individual results Korbin Bateman, First; Camren French, second,; Jacob Wiebking,Hayden Stanley, Fifth; Ricky Wright, Jason Skocy, Sixth and Cooper Bergstrom and Stewart Druin not placing.

Results for Rocket Blast are the team won first out of 36 teams. Placing first are Brady Foster,Jackson Spurgeon,Holden Barr, Kyus Root, Kieffer Duncan, Leo Meyer and Diego Mendoza. Second place are Bliane Howell, Angello Hernandez, Derek Owens, Aiden Spurgeon, Trisdan Brown, Luke Ferris, Gannon Dow, TJ Owens and Degin Louthan. Finishing third are Ean Freeman and Emilio Mendoza. Taking fourth was Cale Kimbro!

Weekend results February 15, 2015

The Mattoon youth Club had 11 first place finishers at the Cumberland Kids tournament this past Sunday Feb 15.  A special thank you goes out to high school wrestlers and youth club almuni  Trevor Edwards and Javon Quinn for coming out to support the boys!  We had a total of 33 wrestlers at Cumberland and 3 at Chatham.  Finishing first Jordan Eveland,Luke Ferris,Degin Louthan,Owen Hawkins,Stewart Druin,Jackson Spurgeon, Aiden Spurgeon, Quinten Wright, Angelo Hernandez, Jason Skocy and Cayden Knierim.  Finishing second are Kingston Wheeler, Anthony Spracklen, Carson Walters,Blaine Howell, Kamden Tinsman, Cale Kimbro, TJ Owen, Gannon Dow, Cooper Bergstrom, Kyus Root and Draeson Campbell.  Finishing third are Trison Brown, Brady Foster, Charlie Burton, Diego Mendoza and Derek Owens.  Finishing fourth are Emillio Mendoza, Damien Chardon, Dakota True, Ean Freeman, Dillion True, Caden Thompson and Dazin Louthan.


Wrestling in Chatham and finishing First Kiefer Duncan and Korbin Bateman and finishing third was Leo Meyer.


Quarter Auction

Parents please remember the quarter auction at the American Legion on thrs Feb 19th.  All proceeds will go to the benefit of the club.  Doors open at 5:30 and bidding begins at 6;30!  Bring lots of quarters and buy some good stuff!!


Super Sunday February 8th!!

  Mattoon Youth captured second out of 56 teams from states such as California,Indiana,Ohio, Wisconsin and more. We had 15 wrestlers with 7 placing first.  Placing first Korbin Bateman, Kinston Wheeler, Kiefer Duncan, Jackson Spurgeon, Ricky Wright, Hayden Stanley and  Gannon Dow.  Placing second Emilio Mendoza, Camren French, Blaze Holly and Blaine Howell. Placing Third Jordan Eveland, Aiden Spurgeon, Jason Skocy, Diego Mendoza and Leo Meyer.  Placing Fourth Angello Hernandez.  Placing Fifth Derek Owens, Stewart Druin, Owen Hawkins and Brady Foster.  Trisdan Ruppert,Cayden Thompson and Pierce Leeman did not plac




We want YOU!!  The club is running the concessions for the High School Sectional Tournament Fri Feb 13th and Saturday Feb 14.  We need your help! This is a simple way to earn some extra revenue for our club.  Please sign up for a couple of hours!!

Week end results Jan 31 & Feb 1

It was a busy weekend for the matmen of Mattoon Youth Wrestling!!  Representing the club at IKWF Future Finalists tournament on Saturday were Camren French placing First, Korbin Bateman placing Fourth and Stewart Druin did not place.  Also Saturday in Vandalia were Jason Skocy and Degin Louthan placing first, Diego Mendoza placing second, Emilio Mendoza and Brady Foster placing Third.

On Sunday we had 18 wrestlers brave mother nature, their results are;  Vince Wurtsbaugh, Jason Skocy, Stewart Druin, Jackson Spurgeon, Aiden Spurgeon, and Brady Foster placing first; Merlin Smith, Luke Ferris, Kyus Root, Owen Hawkins, Quentin Wright, Angelo Hernandez, Degin Louthan placing second; Kingston Wheeler, and Blaine Howell placing third and Brendan Prince, Vaughn Prince and Tristan Rupert placing fouth.

Mt Zion Tournament Results

Another great day on the mats today at Mt Zion Kids Open.  We had more first place finishers then any other place!! Well done boys!

Earning first Camren French,Merlin Smith,Degin Louthan,Korbin Bateman, Owen Hamkins, Kiefer Duncan, Kyus Root, Jason Skocy, Leo Meyer, Jackson Spurgeon, Cayden Knierim, Hayden Stanley, Derek Owens and Diego Mendoza

Earning Second Holden Barr, Trisdyn Brown, Kingston Wheeler, Carson Walters, Kamden Tinsman, Luke Ferris, Brady Foster, Aiden Spurgeon, Dazin Louthan, Angello Hernandez and Cameron Knierim

Earning Third Emilio Mendoza, Jordan Eveland, Zander Piper, Cale Kimbro, Drew Schedlbauer, Tristan Ruppert, Quentin Wright, TJ Owens, Cooper Bergstrom, Dallas Daniels and Tyler Walker

Earning Fourth Vince Wurtsbaugh, Cooper Bullock, Briggs Whitley, Blaine Howell, Blaze Holly, Stewart Druin, Charlie Burton, Gannon Dow and Cayden Thompson

Great day indeed!!

This was published in the Mattoon Journal, on line version. 

MATTOON – The Mattoon youth wrestling club team was first with a score of 250 in its own Mattoon Kids Open on Sunday

Fourteen Mattoon wrestlers took home first place finishes including Jordan Eveland, Camren French, Luke Ferris, Zander Piper, Degan Louthan, Stewart Druin, Kiefer Duncan, Jason Skocy, Leo Meyer, Jackson Spurgeon, T.J. Owens, Cayden Knierim, Ricky Wright, and Jacob Wiebking.

More than 350 wrestlers participated in the event.


First: Jordan Eveland, Camren French, Luke Ferris, Zander Piper, Degan Louthan, Stewart Druin, Kiefer Duncan, Jason Skocy, Leo Meyer, Jackson Spurgeon, T.J. Owens, Cayden Knierim, Ricky Wright, Jacob Wiebking

Second: Holden Barr, Cooper Bullock, Kingston Wheeler, Merlin Smith, Kamden Tinsman, Blaine Howell, Ean Freeman, Cale Kimbro, Drew Schedlbauer, Hayden Stanley,  Diego Mendoza, Cameron Knierim, Derek Owens

Third: Emilio Mendoza, Trisdyn Brown, Hunter Grabiec, Damien Chardon, Anthony Spracklen, Brendan Prince, Brady Foster, Aidan Spurgeon, Gannon Dow, Quentin Wright, Tristan Ruppert

Fourth: Vince Wurtsbaugh, Briggs Whitley, Draeson Campbell, Vaughn Prince, Carson Walters, Dakota True, Wesley Standerferd, Cayden Thompson, Pierce Leeman, Tyler Walker

Fifth: Korbin Bateman, Jerold Standerferd, Owen Hawkins, Kyus Root, Dallas Daniells, Angelo Hernandez

Sixth: Jake Monroe, Charlie Burton

Jon Davis 2015

Mattoon Youth Club was represented by 15 wrestlers this past weekend at the Jon Davis Tournament in Springfield.  7 wrestled in the regular bracket with 6 placing 5th or better!  8 wrestled in the Elite Bracket with 4 finishing 4th or better!  

Regular bracket;

Camren French, first;Merlin Smith,second; Gannon Dow, Third; Jordan Eveland and TJ Owens,fourth; Stewart Druin, fifth and Cayden Hayes-Thompson earning experience.

Elite bracket Hayden Stanley,First;Ricky Wright,second; Kiefer Duncan,third;Jacob Wiebking,Fourth and Korbin Bateman,Jason Skocy,Cooper Bergstrom,Derek Owens earning experience.  Great job by ALL wrestlers!

Upcoming Tournaments

Jon Davis Jan 18
Mt Zion Jan 22
IKWF Future Finalist weigh in on Jan 30, wrestle Jan 31
Vandalia Jan 31
Monticello Feb 1
**Spartan Rumble Feb 8--This is a team event!

And the results are IN!!

Mattoon Kids Club had 58 wrestlers participate with 14 earning a first!  The team captured the team title winning over Cumberland!  Please see the table below for individual finshes, but know that each and every wrestler represented the club well and helped the club win the team title!

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth DNP
Jordan Eveland Holden Barr Emilio Mendoza Vince Wurtsbaugh Korbin Bateman Jake Monroe Blaze Holly
Camren French Cooper Bullock Trisdyn Brown Briggs Whitley Jerold Standerferd Charlie Burton Dylan True
Luke Ferris Kingston Wheeler Hunter Grabiec Draeson Campbell Owen Hawkins    
Zander Piper Merlin Smith Damien Chardon Vaughn Prince Kyus Root    
DEgin Louthan Kamden Tinsman Anthony Spracklen Carson Walters Dallas Daniells    
Stewart Druin Blaine Howell Brendan Prince Dakota True Angelo Hernandez    
Kiefer Duncan Ean Freeman Brady Foster Wesley Standerferd      
Jason Skocy Cale Kimbro Aidan Spurgeon  Cayden Thompson      
Leo Meyer Drew Schedlbauer Gannon Dow Pierce Leeman      
Jackson Spurgeon Hayden Stanley Quentin Wright Tyler Walker      
TJ Owens Diego Mendoza Tristan Ruppert        
Cayden Knierim Cameron Knierim          
Ricky Wright Derek Owens          
Jacob Wiebking            


Mattoon Kids reign supreme!!

Our very own Mattoon kids won first place as a team at the Mattoon Kids open!!!!!!  They represented our club with sportsmanship, respect and victory!!  Great job every one, more info to come

Mattoon Kids Open 2015

Please note the following schedule of events

Fri approx 9:15pm moving mats from Middle school to High School

Saturday Weigh ins from 6:00 to 7:30pm  try to get all Mattoon Boys weigh in Sat

Sunday Weigh ins from 7:00 to 8:00am

Parents the Gym will ill up fast so get to the Gym before 8 am.

Warm up from 8:15 to 8:45am

Wrestling begins at 9:00am

Apparel link is on our link tab

Get your club gear from our link on the link tab



Nutrition Ideas?

Please take a look at a couple of handouts just posted for nutrition ideas for wrestlers

Purler Camp Dec 22

I'm a winner!

I never lose

I win


I learn.

Please note that the Club is hosting a Purler camp on Dec 22nd, in our room.  The cost of the camp is being discounted to all Mattoon Club wrestlers by $15.  The info is in the handout section, please let the coaches know who is going.  This will fill up FAST!!


Tournaments for the week of Dec 15.

The club is going to 2 different events Dec 20 and 21.  Celtic Elite is a 2 day event weigh-ins are Sat noon to 2:30 and wrestling starts at 4. Please go to their link for hotel recommendations. Please remember to show up early and sit together!  The Clinton Challenge is set for Sunday the 21st and it is also on track.  It is very important to communicate with your coaches your plans to attend or NOT each event.  We must schedule coaches for each event and help with ride sharing.

2014-2015 team picture


Show Me Nationals November 29 St Louis

The club was represented by 6 wrestlers this weekend at Show Me Nationals and all did very well!
Ricky won the 12u 62LB NATIONAL CHAMP
Jason earned a 3rd in the 10u 89LB
Stewart earned experience 
Cooper earned a 6th in the 12u in the 82LB
Hayden earned a 3rd in the 12u in the 82LB
Jake earned a 3rd in the 15u in the 172LB

Fellow Mattoon Middle schooler Peyton Lane earned a 3rd in 12u in the 90LB

Reminders for the week of November 31

Reminder that pictures are THIS Tuesday Dec 2!!  Practice on Tuesday will be combined and pictures at 6:00pm,Sharp.  Wrestlers should be in their singlet for the picture and have something to practice in after the pictures.  The normal practice for tues and thrs at 6:00, will be wed and thrs this week.  Sign up for the beginners tournament this Saturday, great opportunity for new wrestlers.

Tournament Time!!Tournament Time!!Tournament Time!!

The club is set to go to 2 different events this Sunday, Lincoln IL and Bethalto,IL.  We need an idea of what your plans are.  We have Mike French going to Bethalto and Steve going to Lincoln.  To adequately    staff each event with coaches we need your input.  Bethalto offers a team discount, but have to sign up as a team.  We also will help set up ride sharing to both.  More info is on the Facebook calender and our web page handout section.  Please respond to this post on facebook. 

Thanksgiving Week Practice

Please note that we will have regular practice this week on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.  Fri practice is scheduled for 10:00 am.


Remember to like our page on Facebook.

Winter Nationals

Mattoon Youth Wrestling was represented this weekend by 7 wrestlers and 5 earned medals.

Jacob Wiebking earned first in his 12 and under 177 pound bracket.

Hayden Stanley earned fifth in his 12 and under 85 pound bracket.

Ricky Wright earned fourth in his 12 and under 65 pound bracket.

Jason Skocy earned third in his 10 and under 95 pound bracket.

Kiefer Duncan earned fifth in his 10 and under 80 pound bracket.

Derek Owen and Stewart Druin wrestled well and DNP.

2014/15 Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 season. Look in our Handouts section for the registration forms. 

Welcome to the Mattoon Youth Wrestling Club Page!

Welcome to the club page for the Mattoon Youth Wrestling Club.  The Mattoon Youth Wrestling Club was founded in 1971 by John Bonic, and is a charter member of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation.  The club practices at the Mattoon High School Sports Center through the generous support of the Mattoon school system.  The club is directed by the Mattoon Youth Wrestling Booster Club Board.
Watch this page for news, events, and announcements concerning the club, including practice schedules and tournaments. Click on the various tabs for registration information, contact information, tournament venues and directions, and other important club news. 

2014 Midget Championships Medalists

Congratulations to our Midget Championships Medalists: Ricky Wright 4th place 55 lbs, Coby Haney 5th place 55 lbs, and Korbin Bateman 6th place 52 lbs.



2014 Santa Chase

Register now for the 2014 Santa Chase. For more information see the registration form in the Handouts section.