On The Mat


World Premiere

USA | 87 MINUTES | English |


Sports, Documentary
Achieving greatness in high school wrestling requires a level of devotion unmatched perhaps by any other sport. That greatness has become a yearly expectation at Lake Stevens High, winner of seven Washington state championships. With the pressure on following a disappointing fourth-place finish the previous year, the team will have to work harder than ever to reclaim the title. Among the wrestlers set to defend their school's legacy are Ryan, the team leader and most dedicated competitor; Eric, a sophomore who faces a potentially season-ending injury; and Steven, the team's star whose academic struggles and personality issues threaten to keep him from competing. Over the course of a turbulent season, all of them will face challenges that test their mental toughness and tenacity.

Narrated by Lake Stevens wrestling alum Chris Pratt (Moneyball), this riveting documentary follows the team from the training mats to the championship arena as they fight through adversity and set out to prove they've got the mind, body, and heart to claim the title once again.

2012 Best Online Feature Award Winner. Click here for additional screenings.


This film is appropriate for teenagers and up.


Directed by Fredric Golding

Fredric Golding has worked extensively in the film and television business for the last 25 years. He was nominated for an Oscar for the doc Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He directed Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later for Spike TV and created the paranormal series Dead Tenants for TLC.
Executive Producer
Michael Tollin
Co-Executive Producer
Ben Spector
Alex Co
Ariel Nachman
Fredric Golding
Director of Photography
Jay Visit
Executive Producer
Chris Pratt


Press Contact
Michael Mand
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
Director's Manager
Michael Keller
Keller & Vandernoth
Phone: 212 741 0202
Mike Tollin
Tollin Productions
3702 Eureka Drive Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818 755 3008
Technical Contact
Erika Saeger
Tollin Productions
3702 Eureka Drive Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818 755 3008
Main Contact
Fredric Golding
Phone: 646 573 1573