“My son has been training at Ironclad Wrestling with Coach Jake Elkins for the past 18 months. Coach Jake is a wonderful coach and perhaps an even better mentor. Jake has wrestled and coached successfully at the high school and national level.

Kids come from all over the state to work out at Ironclad. Unlike high school, ALL of the kids that attend Ironclad want to be there because they are willing to put in the hard work it takes to be the best. At any given time there might be 10 or more state champs, multiple college kids or even a MMA professional fighter rolling in the room with these guys.

Practices are very challenging, difficult, yet rewarding. I never have to beg my kid to go to practice, and after practice is over kids always want to stay. My son and I have made many friends within the Ironclad family that will last a lifetime. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the club.
– Mike Watson from Gardendale, AL

“At Ironclad I’ve been able to watch my son grow in leaps and bounds physically and mentally.  Clark has learned so much about winning, how to respond to losing and how to be a man about both.  Those things start with All American coaching experience from Coach Jake.  Truly an individual who embodies what the sport of wrestling is about.”
– Jared Box from Trussville, AL

“I would highly recommend Ironclad to anyone interested in learning the sport of wrestling. The coaching staff is very knowledgeable and are dedicated to teaching this to the youth. Their compassion and experience outmatch other wrestling clubs. This club not only teaches them fundamentals of wrestling but also gives them a type of brotherhood that lasts a lifetime. Two thumbs up!!”
– Eric Land from Moody, AL

“Ironclad Wrestling club has the best coaches and instruction around.  We drive over an hour to bring our boys to this club.  We have wrestled with Jake Elkins for several years and the growth that we have seen is remarkable.  Our boys learn not only about wrestling but about life. There are many schools and organizations represented at Ironclad and they are all treated the same.  It truly is a family!!!!!   You will experience top-level instruction from top-notch coaches.  The teaching is age and skill level appropriate.  If you are looking for a place that loves children and wants to see them excel at this great sport of wrestling, look no further”
– Tonya and Brandon New from Alexandria, AL


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