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Our Mission

Our Mission:

To level the playing field and provide wrestlers in the East Valley opportunities to be successful and further their wrestling skills while at the same time developing skills (discipline, accountability ,humility) that will help them to become productive members of society . 

Mat Monsters wrestling club is dedicated to the development of youth wrestlers in the East Valley. Whether it’s our LITTLE MONSTERS youth program (8th grade and under ) or our Jr high/high school Black and Green teams , our experienced club coaches will help you or your child elevate their wrestling game. In addition, our Mat Monsters Black team (intermediate-advanced 9th grade and up) will be given the opportunity to wrestle with and learn from current college wrestlers or what we refer to as our “Athlete Coaches”in order to give them a feel of what the next level of wrestling is like . 

Mat Monsters Wrestling club is a combination of Mesa, Basha and Mesquite High School wrestling programs joining together as a coalition because we share the same vision and goal, which is to give every wrestler that steps into our programs' the best opportunity to be successful. What this means for you or your child is that our room will have plenty of wrestlers ranging in experience, age, and weight to train with . Please check our weekly schedule as we will rotate our practice locations between two locations, Mesa and Mesquite High Schools.

Meet the Coaches
Anthony Robles
Club Director/ Head Coach Mesa High
2011 NCAA Champion
3X NCAA Division 1 All-American for
Arizona State University
3X PAC-12 Champion
Head Wrestling Coach at Mesa High School
Bobby Williams
Club/ Mesa High
Head Assistant Coach
Over 30 years of coaching experience which included:
3 team state titles
28 individual state champions
2 High school national champions
9 All-Americans

Howie Olson
Club/ Mesa Coach
DeKalb High School (Illinois) wrestling team member 2011-2015
Fargo 16U Team Illinois member/qualifier 2013
Harper College wrestling team member/captain 2015-2017
NJCAA national qualifier 2017
Elmhurst college wrestler 2018-2019

Bronson Williams
Little Monsters Head kids/Mesa High Coach
Former Westwood wrestler
Mesa High Coach for over 6 years

Jamie Robbins
Mesa High Coach
3yr Varsity wrestler for Mountain View

East Valley Region Champion and State placer 2002

3yr Varsity letter earner for Arizona State University

Wrestled as a starter at both 165 & 174 for the Sun Devils

Former volunteer coach at Mountain View

Current Volunteer coach at Red Mountain and Mesa High School

Josh Villegas
Club/MesquiteHigh Coach
Regional Champion
State placer
8 years of coaching experience which includes 2 sectional titles and back to back state runner up titles.
Coached :
7 state finalists, 3 State champions
3 All-Americans

Michael Garcia
Club/Basha High Head Coach
28 years as a Head Coach
-Coached 16 state champions
-75 state placers
-7 All-Americans
-Girls State title 2021
2021 NWCA National Coach of the Year

Marlee Smith
Club/Basha High Coach
Marlee Smith is from Wantage, NJ and attended and wrestled for High Point High school until her Junior year. She then transferred her senior year and graduated from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston PA, where she was part of the first alp girl Olympic Development program. LDuring high school she was a 3x NJ girls state champion, and placed 5th and 8th at Junior world team trials as well as an All-American at Fargo.
Marlee attended Arizona State and was the 2nd female in history to be part of the men’s wrestling program, during this time she also trained at Sunkist Kids RTC. She graduated in May of 2022 with her BS in Human and Family Development. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University and working towards her Masters in Social Work.
Marlee has 15 years of experience as a wrestler and now brings her knowledge to Basha High School as the girl’s assistant coach. Marlee has been a pioneer of women’s wrestling and has a passion for growing the sport for the next generation of female wrestlers

Aldo Sanchez
Athlete Coach
Current wrestler for Grand Canyon University
2022 Section Champion
2022 4th in AZ state

Kaiden Cisneros
Athlete Coach
Current wrestler at Arizona Christian University
2X AZ State placer

Neve Barragan
Athlete Coach
Current wrestler for Waldorf University.
First female in Mesa High Wrestling history to attend college on a wrestling scholarship.
2022 6th in AZ State

Practice Schedule

Mat Monsters is a Year-Round Club

During the school year practices will be every Tuesday & Thursday

Summer schedule will switch to Mondays & Wednesdays

Practice location will alternate between Mesa High School & Mesquite High School

Please check our schedule regularly for updates and/ or changes

Little Monsters (8th Grade and Under): 5:30PM-6:30 PM (Little Monsters practices are year-round)

Green & Black Team (9th grade and up): 6:30PM-8:00PM (No Practice for High School Wrestlers during wrestling season Nov-Feb)


LITTLE MONSTERS (8th Grade & Under)

Green & Black Team (9th Grade and Up)






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