With over 30-years of coaching experience, John Peterson and Tyler Hemmesch developed MatBoss in 2013 to satisfy some of the most arduous and time-consuming challenges in the sport of wrestling. With the development of the app, John’s goal was to offer an all-inclusive tool to aid coaches in creating more successful wrestlers and, ultimately, more successful wrestling teams. In January 2015, John and his team joined forces with wrestling’s premier news and information source, InterMat, to further refine the app and its offerings while packaging the tool to appeal to college and high school wrestling programs across the country. Today, MatBoss is the leader in video + stats integration (``VideoStats``) and is changing the face and intelligence of the sport thanks to its leadership team of passionate, experienced wrestling fanatics.
As a former high school mathematics and computer science educator, John’s vision for creating a transformative, problem-solving piece of technology for the sport of wrestling has driven the success of MatBoss to-date. As President and Chief Developer at MatBoss, John has over 30-years of coaching experience with some of the top high school wrestling programs in the country.
Tyler Hemmesch / Sales Boss
Tyler’s passion for the sport is driven by his experience as a national freestyle and greco champ, a four-time state placewinner in high school and his Division I stint at North Dakota State University. He translates that passion and experience in the sport into leading the sales and business development efforts for MatBoss and aiding coaches in realizing the true impact that technology can have on their wrestling programs.
Eric Gerold / Marketing Boss
Prior to co-founding MatBoss and leading all strategic and tactical marketing activity for the company, Eric spent the majority of his career in the advertising and marketing space with various ad agencies and digital marketing firms in the Minneapolis market. He brings a wealth of brand development, social media, SEO and direct marketing experience to the MatBoss team. As a Co-Founder of both MatBoss and InterMatWrestle.com, Eric is reluctant to admit that he is the only non-wrestler on the MatBoss team…a fact which his partners rarely let him forget.
Andrew Hipps / Content Boss
Andrew Hipps has been covering wrestling on the national level for more than a decade. He is not only the content lead of MatBoss, but also serves as the editor and part owner of InterMat, one of the nation’s leading wrestling websites. Andrew has provided live coverage at the Olympic Games and many of the nation’s premier wrestling events. The Iowa State graduate has been honored as the National Wrestling Journalist of the Year by WIN Magazine, and has also contributed to two wrestling books, “Family Ties: An American Wrestling Tradition” and “The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.”
Phil Johnson / Support Boss
Phil Johnson is a respected and passionate teacher and coach and leads the customer training and support efforts for MatBoss. He has over 30 years of experience as a high school science and technology teacher at Elk River High School. Johnson has also been an adjunct professor of St. Mary’s University, instructing teachers on the integration of technology into the classroom. The Elk River High School Sports Hall of Fame inductee has coached numerous sports throughout his career, and currently serves as the boys head golf coach at Elk River.