Team Mission The Mendham Chester Patriots is a competitive wrestling program accepting athletes ages K through 8th regardless of ability or experience. We have a coaching staff that has competed at the highest level of collegiate wrestling and who excel at tailoring our instruction to the needs and ability of the kids. We believe in working hard, striving to improve every day, respecting your teammates, opponents and officials. Wrestling is an individual sport but we teach the kids that only through teamwork and support can any athlete succeed. We will expose your kids to different learning environments - many of the High School wrestlers and coaches will spend some time in the wrestling room. We will bring in coaches from other clubs and programs to give the athletes exposure to different ideas and styles. We will help the experienced/advanced wrestler maximize their potential and teach beginners to love the sport. Throughout we will emphasis hard work, respect, dedication and most of all fun. "There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners." About Our Programs Starter Program For grades K-8 with 0-2 years wrestling experience For those that have never wrestled - this offers an entry level to the sport designed to introduce kids to wrestling, with basic instruction and supervised simulated wrestling. Games make it fun, to encourage kids to come back to wrestle at the next level For those that have wrestled, but aren't ready for our Advanced Program - this offers first exposure to competitive wrestling, in an informal Jamboree format plus some tournament participation. A moderate level of instruction, with an emphasis on developing the core techniques wrestlers use in competitive match situations. Advanced Program For experienced wrestlers that have completed at least 2 years of wrestling. Accelerated instruction with individual and team standings. Intense competition level with an emphasis on hard work and dedication. Competitive matches are in the North West Jersey Youth Wrestling League which is open to all grades through 6th grade. Our 7th and 8th graders in the Advanced Program will still train with us at the Buxton Athletic Club and will participate in individual tournaments throughout the season.