THE MAT FACTORY

Who We Are

The Mat Factory is one of the premier Wrestling Clubs in Western Pennsylvania today. Between the training and development of young aspiring wrestlers from youth to Collegiate athletes and the rise of a steady stream of Professional MMA fighters, the Mat Factory offers elite instruction and coaching in Folkstyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA. Our facility provides over 1300 square foot of mat space with other CrossFit-type equipment available to supplement our training regimen.

Chris Como, former PIAA Coach of the Year and NCAA All-American, and Isaac Greeley, 2x NCAA All-American and Hall of Fame Inductee, both anchor our coaching staff. Our staff includes Burrell Head Wrestling Coach and Kittanning Head Wrestling Coach, Josh Shields and Brandon Newill, both NCAA Champions. Former NCAA All-American and PIAA Champion, Jordan Shields, has also joined as our Head Instructor for the Youth program. Coupled with Bellator Fighter, Dom Mazzotta, UFC vet Chris Dempsey, Jiu-Jitsu Instructors Matt Shaffer and Noah Devore, the growing resume of PIAA and NCAA Placewinners and Champions let the results speak for themselves.

Programs

Our Schedule

Our Instructors

DOM MAZZOTTA

HEAD INSTRUCTOR MMA
YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS | JIUJITSU
PRO MMA RECORD OF 15-3 | F2W BJJ 2-0 (1 SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT)

ISAAC GREELEY

WRESTLING | JIUJITSU
2X NCAA ALL AMERICAN | BJJ BLACK BELT | 2019 IBJJF PAN AM CHAMP | F2W BJJ 3-0

MATT SHAFFER

JIUJITSU BLACK BELT

Chris-Como

CHRIS COMO

CLUB DIRECTOR

Chris was an All American Wrestler at UPJ. He was the Head Wrestling Coach at Burrell High School from 1998 to 2009 and has been an assistant coach since. Chris is a former PIAA and WPIAL State Coach of the year and has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Josh-Shields

JOSH SHIELDS

INSTRUCTOR
3X NCAA ALL AMERICAN
NCAA CHAMPION FOR MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY
MERCYHURST ATHLETICS HOF INDUCTEE
CURRENT (13X WPIAL CHAMPIONS & 11 STRAIGHT) BURRELL HS HEAD COACH

Richie Cantolina

RICHIE CANTOLINA

HEAD BOXING COACH
MMA INSTRUCTOR
PRO BOXING RECORD OF 6-0-1 WITH 19 PRO MMA FIGHTS

NANCY MAZZOTTA

WOMEN’S KICKBOXING
KID’S PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

JESSE DELGADO

TWO TIME DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

DYLAN DAVIS

SPARTAN SGX COACH
MAT FACTORY JIUJITSU PURPLE BELT

GINA TALLERICO

HEAD COACH WOMEN’S PROGRAM
MAT FACTORY JIUJITSU BROWN BELT

CHRIS DEMPSEY

2X ALL AMERICAN
MAT FACTORY JIUJITSU BROWN BELT
FORMER BELLATOR & UFC FIGHTER
IBJJF PANS/WORLD CHAMP PURPLE

DJ SIMMS

NCAA DII ALL AMERICAN
HEAVYWEIGHT SPECIALIST
FOOTBALL/WRESTLING

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We are the best-kept secret in the Pennsylvania wrestling community.