Mat Men Membership

How To Join 

  • There is a flat membership fee of $250 for the season. Please make checks available to “Staples Mat Men Club”. 
  • This membership fee will include 2x Staples Wrestling shorts and 2x T-shirts. Wrestlers should wear these to all regular training sessions (Mon-Friday).
  • There are two ways to pay:
  • By CHECK:  Please make checks available to “Staples Mat Men Club”.  Please send c/o Jennifer Montoni, 19 Mortar Rock Road, Westport, CT 06880
  • By VENMO: @staplesmatmen
    (Robert Harrington)
    203 916 2654
            Or use the QR Code:


We all want Wrestling @ Staples HS to be a fully inclusive program. We don’t want Membership Fees to be a barrier to participation. Should you need any assistance with these fees please contact Coach Mills at in the strictest confidence.

The Staples Mat Men Club is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation founded by parents to support and promote the wrestling program at Staples High School.

The “Staples Mat Men” organization is the official booster club for Staples High School wrestling team.  The sole purpose of the organization is the advancement of youth and high school wrestling in our community.  Our focus is on those important elements of running a successful program beyond what the school is able to provide.  Our impact is meaningful and focused and we are committed to ensuring our program is worthy of the hard work of our student athletes and the legacy of the great Wrecker name.
The Mat Men work hand in hand with the Staples Athletic Department, head coach, PAL and parents to provide council, fund raising and overall program development throughout the year.  The Mat Men also ensures continuity as our athletes and parents transition through the program. 
The Mat Men organization is led by a board of directors made up of 5 dedicated volunteers extremely familiar with the sort of wrestling, program management and fiscal responsibility.  The Mat Men leadership is a mix of parents with athletes currently in the program and parents of former Staples Wrestling captains.
  • President:            Sam Arciola
  • Treasurer:            Andy Ludell
  • Director:              Ron Clark
  • Director:               Bill Hunter
  • Director:               Terry Brannigan
The Staples Mat Men have been critical to maintaining the program during difficult times and is the driving force behind the current wave of investment and change.  In the past couple of years alone, the Mat Men have:
  • Worked with the Staples Athletic department to find a new head coach and 2 paid assistants
  • Activated the Alumni
  • Constructed this new modern Web site
  • Purchased a new high quality competition mat
  • Provided scholarships to ensure that everyone who wants to be part of the program can without financial hardship
  • Relocated the team to the spacious Staples Field House
  • Worked with the school to enable budget for important health and safety related equipment
  • Coordinated and funded off season weekly clinics