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Beast Training Wrestling Club (BTWC) is a club designed to focus on solid wrestling techniques to build champions while integrating performance training to release the beast within. By developing better core athletes with strength and speed training; the coaches at BTWC are developing a new level of wrestler performance. Utilizing the state of the art Danbury SportsDome BTWC has the coaches and facility to enable your child grow as an athlete, a wrestler, and as a person. TESTIMONIALS

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Fred Mills Head Coach Beast Training Wrestling ClubHead Coach: Fred Mills

Danbury Youth Wrestling Coach 2000-2014
South Plainfield, NJ Wrestler
Tyler Banks Asst Coach Head Clinician of Beast Training Wrestling Club Assistant Coach and Head Clinician: Tyler Banks

High School:
Career Record 189-22 (112 by pin)
2x ECC Champion ('07,'08)
3x Class S Champion ('06,'07,'08)
4x State Open Placewinner (6th, 3rd, 1st. 1st)
2x State Open Champion ('07,'08)
3x New England Placewinner (6th, 3rd, 2nd)
Senior National All-American (8th)
Dave Schultz Award Winner for Connecticut ('08')

4-year starter at Division I Hofstra University
3x CAA Conference Team Champions
2x CAA Conference Placewinner (3rd)
Ranked in NCAA Top 30 – 3 years ('11,'12,'13)
Special Coach Beast Training Wrestling Club Special Head Coach
Summer 2014:

Richard Shook

Coaching Honors:
State Class LL Head Coach of the Year: 2000 – 2007 & 2010
State Class LL Asst Coach of the Year: 1997 – 1999
CT Assistant Coach of the Year: 1999
CT Head Coach of the Year: 2000 & 2007
Doc McInerney Male Coach of the Year: 2008
National Wrestling Coaches Association, CT Coach of the Year: 2007–2008
National High School Athletic Coach Association, Finalist: 2008 & 2009
All–Area Coach of the Year: 2001, 2003 – 2006
FCIAC Coach of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2012
FCIAC Winter Sport Coach of the Year: 2005
Beast Training Wrestling Club


Grades 3rd-12th grades

Beast Training Wrestling Club
SPECIAL JULY Summer Session

Club Director: Fred Mills
Head Clinician / Head Coach: Ricky Shook

3rd grade – 12th grade
June 30th – July 21st (10 sessions)
Mondays – Thursdays

$50 for Beast Members
$125 for Non–Beast Members

Location: Danbury Sports Dome – State of the art sports training facility
25 Shelter Rock Lane Danbury CT 06810

*Singlets and additional gear available to purchase
*Must have a current USA Wrestling Card
*Must have completed registration form on file
*Must have completed Danbury Sports Dome and BTWC Waivers on file and BTWC Code of Conduct

Checks Payable to "BTWC" c/o Fred Mills 17 Schoolhouse Dr. Danbury CT 06811 or Cash


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* Coaches subject to change

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Press Release

NCAA Champion Gillespie pays visit to Danbury's Beast Training Wrestling Club

DANBURY –– It's not every day an NCAA wrestling champion breezes through town, so the members of Danbury's Beast Training Wrestling Club weren't about to miss their opportunity to learn from one.

Gregor Gillespie shows BTWC some new movesGregor Gillespie, the 2007 NCAA champion at the 149 class who put together a career mark of 152–13 while attending Edinboro College from 2006–09, came to Danbury's SportsDome Friday evening to give tips to a wide–eyed group of youth wrestlers, ranging from grades 3–8.

Needless to say, the wrestlers were more than happy to accommodate their special guest.

"It's going to be amazing having him here. It's going to be a lot of fun," said Michael Garner, a 14–year–old from Danbury. "Beast is very friendly. You get to know all the kids here and it's fun." "I think (Gillespie will) teach us a lot of good moves that we might use," said Mikey Longo, a 10–year old from Wilton. "It's fun (competing against wrestlers from other states). It makes you a better wrestler."

After about 15 minutes of warm–ups, team members in attendance for Friday night's session paired off with wrestling partners, frequently alternating. In between wrestling sessions, Gillespie would speak to the campers and give demonstrations on the mat with other coaches.

Having Gillespie dole out pointers may have just been the icing on the cake for the 25 or so students who attended. Beast Training head coach Fred Mills, along with assistants Tyler Banks (two-time Connecticut state open champion and former Division 1 wrestler at Hofstra) and Tucker Schaefer (two–time Class LL state champion), have aimed to create a culture where the wrestlers genuinely enjoy going to practice.

"We want to make it fun for them. We want to feed all the high schools in the area," Mills said. "We want them to know that if you have kids that have outgrown the leagues or some of the things in the area that they can train here. Whether it's Danbury or Newtown or any of these teams, we want them to have New England champions that came from Beast."

Parents have noted a very welcoming and character–building environment at Beast Training.

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Article By Danbury News Times

Local wrestlers get a few tips from a national champion
Richard Gregory – Friday, December 20, 2013

DANBURY –– To be the best, it often helps to learn from the best. And that's exactly what the youngsters in the Beast Training Wrestling Club were doing last Friday night.

Steve Bozak and Beast Training Wrestling Club Training clinicSteve Bozak, a national champion and three–time All–American at Cornell, stopped by the youth wrestling team's practice at the Danbury Sports Dome to offer some words of advice to a group of about 30 future stars.

"I always enjoy coming back and teaching the kids how to wrestle, different techniques," Bozak said prior to putting on his clinic for the elementary–school and middle–school wrestlers. "I feel like I was exposed to a lot of things at a young age and I just love coming here and making it fun for the kids and teaching them a few things."

Bozak had simple –– yet important –– advice for the coaches of any youth sports team:

"Make sure you keep it fun," Bozak said. "Obviously, you want to prioritize and set goals, but if they're not having fun doing it, you have to find a way to make it fun."

In fact, one of the biggest reasons Bozak stayed involved in wrestling as a youngster and was so successful at it as he got older was because he enjoyed it.

Steve Bozak., Fred Mills and Tyler Banks"For most of the time, it was fun," said Bozak, who started wrestling when he was 6. "Sprints at the end of practice are never the most fun things, and I never particularly loved those, but the majority of my wrestling career, I loved it and I wouldn't replace it with anything."

Bozak certainly must've enjoyed winning the 2012 national title in the 184–pound weight class. Bozak finished his career at Cornell with a 130–30 record and is seventh in school history in career wins.

The Beast Training Wrestling Club is in its first year of operation under head coach Fred Mills' watchful eye. Mills, a longtime coach with Danbury Youth Wrestling, started the Beast Training club earlier this year to more experienced, elite–level youth wrestlers. Check out the club's website at