Wrestling Big Man Camp

June 16-20, 2014
Grades 6-12

Cost
Full Resident: $385 (all meals, housing, materials)
Day Camper: $310 (noon and dinner meals, materials)
Commuter: $240 (materials only — no meals)

Application deadline: June 9, 2014
Online Registration Formpay by credit card
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pay by check


Additional camp information: Registration, check-in and check-out information, camp regulations, refund policy, and what to bring to camp


Camp Directors

In the last twelve years, Dave Mitchell has coached the Luther wrestling team to six top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships. He has coached eight national champions, four national runners-up, and 49 All-Americans. He has also coached 35 Scholar All-Americans and two NCAA Post Graduate scholars. Dave was named the NWCA National Division III Coach of the Year in 2004, and Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in 2008, 2004, 2002, and 1999; he was nominated for Division III Rookie Coach of the Year honors in 1997 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and USA Wrestling Magazine. Dave is currently serving a three year term as president of the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association. In 2010, Dave was inducted into the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Before joining the Luther wrestling program Dave earned All-American wrestling honors by placing third at the NCAA Division III championships at 167 pounds. He was also a two-time NCAA Academic All-American and was selected to the GTE Academic All-America squad his senior year.

Billy Huebner is in his forth year as an assistant coach at Luther, also serving as the recruiting coordinator and Luther Wrestling Camp coordinator.  Prior to joining the Norse he has coached 8 NCAA teams that have placed in the top four at the National Tournament.  He coached 60 NCAA III All-Americans as an assistant and trains over 70 wrestlers each year in the Norse elite training sessions.  Coach Huebner is the director of Midwest Extreme Wrestling Camps and has run over 300 wrestling clinics in IL, IA, IN, KS, MN, MO, OK, WI and across the country, as far as Arizona, California and Louisiana.

Featured Clinicians

All 2014 camps will feature outstanding clinicians—recent clinicians have included NCAA Champions Brent Metcalf, Derek St. John, Tim Hartung, Jay Borschel, Damion Hohn, Steve Mocco, Zach Roberson, Jayson Ness, TJ Williams, Jeff O'Gara, Matt Pyle and All-Americans Ethen Lofthouse, Jason Welch, & Travis Paulsen, as well as Olympians Cael Sanderson and Brandon Slay and National H.S. Coach of the year Jim Jackson. You'll learn from the best at our camps!

Camp Counselors

The Luther Coaches and Team, including . . .

Jeff O'Gara
Luther Assistant Coach
NCAA Champion

Jeff Friedhof
Decorah High School Coach
Three-time NCAA All-American

Billy Huebner
Luther Assistant Coach
Director of Midwest Extreme Camps

Jesse Carlisle
Utah State Champion, Two-time Fargo All-American

Evan Obert
Wisconsin State Champion
NCAA All-American

Trent Flegel
Two-time All-American

Garrett Wangsness
Ranked #13 in country by USA Wrestling Magazine

Dakota Wangsness
Minnesota State Place-Winner

Jayden DeVilbiss
NCAA National Qualifier

Clayton Jennings
Wisconsin State Champion

Justin Kreiter
Iowa State Place Winner

plus many others!


This camp is designed for the “Big Man” and the heavyweight, from Junior High to the High School heavyweight. THIS CAMP IS FOR YOU!  You will learn from the Luther College staff what it takes to be a great “Big Man”’ on the mat!

This camp includes daily competition, instruction and hard drilling.  Clinicians will be current Luther upper weight wrestlers and Coaches.  We emphasize modified technique for the Big Man.  Formal instruction, intensive supervised drills, Big Man Tournament and several hours of daily mat time.  Upper weights wrestle differently; let us give you the edge.  All wrestlers will receive t-shirt, shorts and team picture and a 12 month weight lifting program tailored specifically for wrestlers.

Big wrestlers have different needs. The "Big Man's" program will focus on the technical needs of larger wrestlers.

Includes the Big Man Wrestling Tournament


Each day will consist of 2 ½ - 3 hours of technique instruction and drilling, followed by a question and answer period, and ending with an intensive live wrestling session.
Wrestlers will be matched according to age and ability level.

There is a limited enrollment so each camper will have an ideal camper-to-clinician ratio (approximately 10 to 1) and receive plenty of individual instruction.

The camp is open to those who have the big man trait and attitude. We will show tips and techniques that allow upper weights and heavyweights to accomplish their goals.

This one week camp will stress technique, weight lifting, proper diet and nutrition, strategies and techniques that have been proven successful for all heavyweights.

You will learn how to prepare and train yourself to dominate during the next season to go above and beyond others.


 Housing and Meals

Campers live in a comfortable, air-conditioned residence hall on the Luther campus and eat in the Dahl Centennial Union dining hall. College athletes serve as camp counselors and provide full supervision and help direct all camp activities. Medical services for campers are available through local clinics, as well as the emergency room at the Winneshiek Medical Center. Individual campers are responsible for any medication, and hospital and physician fees.

Luther College Sports Facilities

Regents Center indoor facilities include six tennis courts; a six-lane, 200-meter track; six full-sized basketball courts; 25-yard, eight-lane pool with a separate one-meter and three-meter diving well; locker, training, and equipment rooms. The Legends Fitness for Life Center offers a strength and fitness facility with its own climbing wall. The outdoor facilities include 12 tennis courts, a cross country race course, fitness trails, and an all-weather track, which was installed in the fall of 2009.

Additional Luther Wrestling Camps

  • Technique Camp: June 16-19, 2014
  • Intensive "Train Like a Norseman" Training Camp: June 16-20, 2014
  • Norse "Big Man on Campus" Camp: June 16-20, 2014
  • Team Camp I: July 9-12, 2014
  • Team Camp II: July 14-17, 2014
  • Team Camp III: July 20-23, 2014

For more information, please contact:
Summer Camps Office—phone (563) 387-1309 or email sumcamps@luther.edu
Coach Dave Mitchell—phone (563) 380-2760 or email mitch@luther.edu
Coach Billy Huebner—phone (608) 790-2468 or email coachbilly@luther.edu