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Youth and Middle School Mat Club

New Shakopee Youth Wrestling Head Coach

Shakopee Mat Club is pleased to announce Michael Fessler as the new youth wrestling head coach beginning in the 2024-2025 season. Michael is a former 2-time high school state champion and high school All-American with a brief D1 college wrestling career at Cal State Bakersfield.


Prior to assuming the Shakopee youth wrestling head coach role, he has been running wrestling clinics around the country for the last 8 years for both youth and high school age kids. Michael has authored several books on wrestling, and is a sought-after speaker at colleges and universities. Last season, Michael was an assistant wrestling coach with Shakopee High School.


Michael is excited for the opportunity to coach his son along with all the kids within the program teaching them about the sport, growing their abilities on the mat, and creating an environment where they fall in love with wrestling.

2024-2025 season registration is CLOSED


Single day Recommended for boys & girls (Grades PK through 5th) looking for an introduction into the different styles of wrestling and various foundational techniques. This option is available in mixed gender practice each week.


Multi-day Recommended for boys and girls (Grades PK through 5th) looking to improve physical conditioning and learn various foundational techniques in mixed gender practices twice a week preparing for occasional competition at Open or MN USA sanctioned tournaments.


Advanced Recommended for boys and girls (Grades 2 through 5th) with 1+ years of wrestling experience looking to further enhance physical conditioning and build sport knowledge beyond foundational techniques in mixed gender practices 3 times per week preparing for regular competition at Open or MN USA sanctioned tournaments.


Middle School Recommended for boys and girls (Grades 6th through 8th) regardless of wrestling experience looking to enhance physical conditioning and build sport knowledge with both foundational and advanced techniques in mixed gender practices 5 times per week seeking occasional to regular competition at Middle School Wrestling meets and MN USA sanctioned tournaments.


2024 MNUSA State Tournament Place Winners

Congratulations to our wrestlers who placed in the top 6 at the 2024 MNUSA State Tournament:



  • 8U - Adrianna Jordan (6th place)
  • 14U - Clara Duran (5th place)
  • 14U - Dominic Jordan (6th place)
  • 14U - Jaxon Arndt (6th place)
  • 16U - Carson Hartmann (State Champion)
  • 16U - Ethan Aceves (5th place)
  • 16U - Ethan Phanmanivong (3rd place)
  • 16U - Levi Mechtel (2nd place)
  • 16U - Nathan Courtney (4th place)
  • 16U - Quinn O'Fallon (3rd place)


Thank you to all our coaches for a very successful season and for all the time you give to our youth wrestlers and overall program.

Thank you to all the parents who were there to support all the Shakopee wrestlers and for spending time together building a very strong Shakopee wrestling family.

We Need You!

The Shakopee Mat Club is a great organization because of its volunteers. Please contact one of the board members at this link if you have some time to make a difference in the lives of our kids:

Donations and Sponsorships

Interested in being a sponsor or donor to the Shakopee Mat Club?  Please fill out the below document and return to a Mat Club Board member or contact Allison Jordan.  Your support of youth wrestling in Shakopee is greatly appreciated.


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