About Us

We started this site in part because of the support we got from friends and fans with the “A Chester Minute” podcast, as well as other thoughts and opinions. If you look below you’ll see that none of us are journalists, we have full time jobs or are students, just like our readers. So why would you read our site over other sites? Well we believe we can offer unique takes on sports, fitness and pretty much anything we review. If we’re wrong we’ll admit it. If you want to debate it, comment on a post or contact us on social media.


Here’s the team:


Will Updegrove

Will is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Will currently trains as a triathlete and was a member of Widener’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams for four years. While working on his undergraduate degree in psychology at Widener, he met many of the members of The Chester Doctrine team.  A lover of sports and debate, he decided to begin A Chester Minute podcast with longtime friend RJ Buttillo. As the podcast gained support he decided to bring some of his closest friends together to launch The Chester Doctrine in hope of providing knowledge and insight to those looking for honest, unbiased information.


RJ Buttillo

RJ was born in the bustling city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He grew up an avid a sports fan and grew to love the Philadelphia teams like the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Sixers. His career achievements include witnessing future Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles’ first interception of his 2013 season, being undefeated while in attendance in Flyers playoff games and Sixers regular season games. He attended Widener University and got his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting in 2016. He is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Taxation and Financial Planning. His hobbies include playing video games, binge watching NFL Films and watching animated movies. He loves watching sports and talking about sports just as much, currently featured as a co-host of A Chester Minute Podcast.


Alexander Stewart

Alex is currently enrolled at Widener University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. As an undergrad, Alex was a 4 year collegiate football participant. His love of fitness, strength, and the process of helping others reach their goals, led him to be an assistant coach at Penncrest high school football team, as well as currently involved with the Widener football team’s strength and conditioning program. Alex has a focused interest on the science behind strength training, therapy through unconventional PT methods and overall health through mind and body training.


Justin Weaver

Justin currently is a resident in the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is also a recent graduate of THE Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. There he received a degree in mechanical engineering, and played soccer throughout his four years of attendance. Currently, Justin spends his free time playing Sunday league soccer for Rum Ham FC, continuing to build his ever growing music collection, Trusting The Process, and finding new excuses to drink with friends. Justin’s goal for his time on this website is to talk about the various genres of music he listens to, and to provide his unabashed opinions on recent releases.


Michael Ambrulavage

Michael Ambrulavage joined The Chester Doctrine in February of 2018 as the NHL expert and analyst. Michael is an avid sports fan and athlete himself, including Ice Hockey, Cross Country, and Track & Field. He graduated from Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania where he met most of the other members of The Chester Doctrine. Michael spent 12 years playing ice hockey and has touched the Stanley Cup

Brendan Stevens

Brendan is currently a student at Rowan University with a major in education. He is from Woolwich, Nj, and has been a diehard Philly sports fan since the age of 5 liking all 4 main sports franchises, with the Phillies being his favorite. He has met Carson Wentz and Shaquille O’Neal in his life. Likes to run, play poker, and anything that has to do with fantasy sports. Does YouTube videos about sports along with his longtime friend Stew. Brendan has met most of the people at the Chester Doctrine when running cross country and track for a year at Widener University.