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It started in the fall of 2003 with a vision: to have a wrestling club that could enhance wrestling throughout the whole Mid-State area, from youth to college and beyond. Dr. Thane Turner oversaw the process of forming the non-profit athletic educational organization, and Neil Turner has been the Director/coach since the beginning. 

In the formative years, Mat-Town USA worked out of the Lock Haven University wrestling room.  Several years later, Keystone Central School District graciously allowed Mat-Town USA to utilize their facilities to continue delivering wrestling training to students, families and coaches.

During the 2009/2010 season, Mat-Town USA moved into its present facility located on the third floor of the Piper Aviation Museum, at 1 Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA 17745.  The facility offers 6,000 square feet of mats and has 24/7 availability.  Over 1,000 wrestlers have trained with us since 2003, all from a wide variety of school districts.

Mat-Town USA has always worked to provide the best possible coaching for students who are participating.  Coaches and athletes from Lock Haven University, Penn State University, and a host of other colleges and universities have been teaching assistants and guest coaches at Mat-Town USA training sessions.  In fact, the list of teaching assistants/guest coaches reads like a Who's Who in USA Wrestling.  Our goal has always been to provide not only the best possible systematic and intense training for students of all ages, but coaches education and development, as well as parental education.  The overall promotion of the sport of wrestling is, and always will be the purpose and passion of Mat- Town USA Wrestling.

Mat-Town USA's Vision

Iron sharpens iron

Mat-Town USA Wrestling Club's focuses are on education and training of persons in scholastic, collegiate and international wrestling rules and techniques, as well as in physical and mental fitness; education of persons who aspire to coach wrestling at the scholastic, collegiate and/or international levels; and education of the general public in the sport of wrestling.

As iron sharpens iron, one wrestler sharpens another.

Is Mat-Town USA Wrestling Club for you?

Mat-Town USA Wrestling Club offers year-round training for the beginner, the specialist, and the multi-sport athlete. We are dedicated to bringing together wrestlers, coaches and families from the surrounding school districts.

Learn not only how to wrestle, but how to win! Master wrestling in the forms of:

  • Scholastic
  • Collegiate
  • Freestyle
  • Greco-Roman