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.
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.