Coaching and Support Staff

Introducing Merisa!

She’s was a big part of getting our program off the ground 4 years ago, and continues to help out in a variety of different capacities! We are blessed to have such a great person in the program!

Merisa has 2 boys who love wrestling. Her oldest is a 6th grader at KMS and a 4th Grader at Rankin Elementary. Merisa is a principal at the newest elementary Jeannette Rankin. She has been a principal for Kalispell Public School’s for the past 12 years. You can find Merisa and her husband Pat with the boys golfing and camping in the summer and enjoying football, skiing, and wrestling in the winter. Go Pack!

Introducing Jenni Barone!

She is one of our do it all people in the Wolfpack Club. She keeps it all rolling in the right direction. She does weigh-ins, entries, uniforms, registrations, mat assignments, and lots more. We could not do it with out Jenni!


Jenni has 3 kids at West Valley School, and owns and operates Glacier West Repair LLC. in West Valley for 11 years along with her husband Gary who is also a huge help on our coaching staff. Jenni and the family enjoy living in NW Montana and all the outdoor recreation out our back door...


We are blessed to have a amazing

lady like Jenni helping keep the Wolfpack organized and efficient!

Head Coach Leck runs our pre and post season practices as well as West Valley practices during the WMTLG season.

He is the CEO, VP of Operations, and Physical Therapist at Physical Therapy Associates.

Previously served as a Lieutenant in the Navy as an Intel and Training officer on Surface ships

Little more about his background!

Wrestling:

  • 4-time Idaho State Placer
  • State Champion
  • Son of head coach, Mike Leck, a 40-year decorated coach inducted into the High School Wrestling Hall of Fame

Coach Leck states:

  • Despite my love for wrestling, I chose an academic scholarship at the University of Notre Dame over a wrestling scholarship. I walked on the Notre Dame Football team and was a member of the team for 3 years from 1997-2000. Go Irish!


  • I love connecting with kids and helping them reach their goals (big or small). I am a student of the sport of wrestling and an avid watcher of college and international wrestling. I am very detail-oriented and truly believe that "perfect practice makes perfect".

We are sure blessed to have an amazing individual like Chris guiding the program!