Coaching Staff

Meet our Coaches

At Chaparral Wrestling Club, we understand the critical role that coaches play in young athletes' lives. All of our coaches go through an extensive background check, are USA Wrestling coaching certified, and most importantly, are good men that have your child's best interest in mind - on and off the mat.

Alex Joseph

President / High School Club and Elite Youth Club Wrestling Coach

  • 2008-2012 - Head Wrestling Coach at Palmer Ridge High School
  • 2013 - Assistant Wrestling Coach at Broomfield High School
  • 2008-2013 Colorado USAW Board Member, Jr. National Head Coach
  • 2013-2014 - Volunteer Alumni Assistant Coach at the University of Northern Colorado
  • 2014-2015 - Assistant Wrestling Coach at Stillwater High School
  • 2017-2019 - Assistant Wrestling Coach at Cathedral High School
  • 2008 - 2018 - Owner & Coach at NIAC Wrestling (Formally 7352 SOW) - produced multiple youth and high school state champions, NCAA All-Americans, and Senior Level Olympic Athletes
  • Current Assistant Wrestling Coach at Black Fox Wrestling Academy
  • Freestyle and Greco State Champion and national team member in High School
  • 3-year starter at the University of Northern Colorado
  • Trained at the USOTC in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Competed in the Dave Schultz International in Freestyle
  • Has been coaching with CWC since 2020
    • Children - Kaiden

Nate Becker

Vice-President / Head Club Coach

  • Multi-time State Qualifier, Minnesota
  • State Placer, Minnesota
  • 100+ HS Varsity wins
  • Inducted into his High School Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Obtained BA from the University of Minnesota, Morris, where he played DII Football and was an All-Conference Defensive Back
  • MSc in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado
  • USAW Bronze Coaching Certification
  • Has been coaching with CWC since 2016
    • Wife - Mandy
    • Children - Casen and Colten

Sam Bell

Treasurer / Assistant High School Coach

  • State Qualifier, California State Meet
  • 100+ HS Varsity wins
  • BA and MBA from Washington State University, Pullman
  • 10+ years wrestling coaching experience (Vaca Pena Middle School in Vacaville, CA; youth wrestling for Legend and Chaparral, CO)
  • Opportunity to coach numerous youth and eventual HS state placers and qualifiers, and even a Super Bowl champion.
    • Wife - Lanita
    • Children - Abram, Seth, and Chase

Zach Zimmerer

Board Member / Head Assistant Club Coach

  • 4x NCAA D1 National Qualifier (first ever from Stanford University).
  • Pac 10 NCAA D1 finishes 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th
  • 2x Stanford University Wrestling Captain, Stanford Conference Male Athlete of the Year
  • Fargo Jr Nationals (2nd, 5th Greco-Roman, 7th Freestyle)
  • 3x  Montana State Wrestling Champion, (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd)
  • All-Conference Linebacker, Billings Central
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, BA Economics Stanford University
  • Has been coaching with CWC since 2019
    • Wife - Suzanne
    • Children - Remington, Alexandra, Charlotte, Wolfgang

Kyle Robison

Board Member / Assistant Club Coach

    • Wife - Lana
    • Children - Rowan, Ryder, and River

Rick Holpp

Assistant Club Coach

  • Multi-time State Qualifier - South Dakota
  • 3rd Place Finish in South Dakota Class "A" State Wrestling Tournament
  • Received scholarships to play football and wrestle at Westmar College (Le Mars, IA), where he wrestled his Freshman and Sophomore year
  • Obtained BS in Planning (Urban) from Arizona State University
  • Has been coaching with CWC since 2018
    • Wife - Laurel
    • Children - Garrett, Sydney, Keileigh, and Mikaela

Cole Nash

Assistant Club Coach

  • DII Wrestler at Western Colorado University & Colorado Mesa University
  • DII Cycling at Colorado Mesa University, 2011 Team Championship
  • 129-30 HS varsity record (5A), Colorado
  • Multi-time State Qualifier, Colorado
  • CHSAA All-State Games runner-up
  • BS in Business Administration & MBA from Colorado Mesa University
  • Has been coaching with CWC since 2017
    • Wife - Jamie
    • Children - Blake & Brooklyn

Steve Altman

Owner of The Barn / Assistant Club Coach

    • Children - Sebastian and Asher