Established in 2016 after years of coaching and developing athletes in another program, Ironclad was born out of necessity. Head Coach and founder, Jake Elkins, sought to create a positive and fun environment that brings the best wrestlers under one roof to learn high-level technique and let iron sharpen iron. Quickly, Ironclad has developed a reputation as a character first atmosphere that develops champions at all levels. Just 12 months after opening its doors, the club crowned eleven members as 2017 AHSAA State Champions and boasted 13 finalists.
At a youth level, Ironclad is interested in fun, friends and then finally fundamentals – not youth world championships. Building self-confidence is paramount. Wrestling provides its own intensity. Our goal is to make sure kids have a positive experience and foster a long-lasting passion for the sport so that they may experience the long-term benefits the sport has to offer.