Wrestling Team Camp III

July 19-22, 2015

Full Resident: $300 (all meals, housing, materials)
Day Camper: $260 (noon and dinner meals, materials)
Commuter: $200 (materials only — no meals, no housing)

Application deadline: July 8, 2015
Printable Registration/Roster Form

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For the Coach or Team Representative
Step-by-Step Team Camp Registration Instructions

The Luther College Team Camps have grown into some of the best and biggest in the Midwest! Last year over 70 teams and 1,100 athletes from 11 states participated in our three outstanding team camps.The camps are growing each year, and limited space is available. Be sure to enroll early!

Camp Director

In the last thirteen 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.

Featured Clinicians

All 2015 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 Mike Evans, Nick Moore, 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

Drew Van Anrooy
Oregon State Champion
NHSCA All-American

Evan Obert
Wisconsin State Champion
NCAA All-American

Reed Van Anrooy
Three-time Oregon State Champion
NHSCA All-American

Clayton Jennings
Wisconsin State Champion

Dakota Gray
Iowa State Place Winner

Derek Stork
Iowa State Place Winner

Justin Kreiter
Iowa State Place Winner

plus many others!

Team Camp Goals

This well-organized team camp incorporates live wrestling with top-level technique and team building activities making it one of the best and most popular team camps in the Midwest. The camp will focus on promoting team unity while developing championship level technique and providing each camper with 10-plus live matches. Each team will be assigned a "camp coach" and will receive quality feedback from that coach throughout the camp. You will receive more one-on-one attention at this team camp than any other you have attended! The camp will close with an individual tournament and awards ceremony.

Special Features

  1. Each team will receive complimentary room and board for one coach for each 10 campers in attendance; additional coaches may attend for $120
  2. Head Coaches will receive a complimentary gift, as well as admission to coaches socials
  3. "Camp Coach" will provide quality instruction for your team
  4. Two one-hour sessions focused on building team unity 
  5. One one-hour intensive "Train Like a Norseman" session
  6. Ten-plus live matches per camper
  7. Walnut wood trophies to top three teams, high quality T-shirts for "Wrestling of the Day" award winners, and individual tournament winners receive a key chain
  8. Certified athletic trainer on staff
  9. Each camper will receive our popular "Train Like a Norseman" T-shirt
  10. Each team will receive a team photo, along with a press release sent to your hometown newspaper after the camp, with photo
  11. Duals results, as well as completed brackets from the Individual Tournament, will be posted on our Facebook Page
  12. Regular updates on "Luther College Wrestling" Facebook page and on Twitter @LutherWrestling for your parents and friends to follow

Tentative daily schedule

Day 1

7:15-9:00 p.m. Technique Session
9:00-9:45 p.m. Camp Rules
10:00 p.m. Pizza
11:00 p.m. Lights out

Day 2

8:15-9:45 a.m. Team Building Activity
9:45-11:30 a.m. Technique Session
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m. “Train Like a Norseman” Session
2:00-5:30 p.m. Duals Meets
2:00-5:30 p.m. Coaches Instruction
5:45-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-7:45 p.m. Technique Session
7:45-9:45 p.m. Duals Meets
9:45-10:00 p.m. Coaches Instruction
11:00 p.m. Lights out

Day 3

9:00-10:00 a.m. Team Building Activity
10:00-11:00 a.m. Technique Session
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00-4:30 p.m. Duals Meets
4:30-4:45 p.m. Coaches Instruction
4:45-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-8:15 p.m. Duals Meets
8:15-8:30 p.m. Coaches Instruction
11:00 pm Lights out

Day 4

8:30-11:30 a.m. Individual Tournament
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

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.

Attending one of our Team Camps and our Intense Train Like a Norseman Camp provides a great camp experience at a fraction of most 7-10 day camps!

Additional Luther Wrestling Camps

  • Technique Camp: June 15-18, 2015
  • Intensive "Train Like a Norseman" Training Camp: June 15-19, 2015
  • Norse "Big Man on Campus" Camp: June 15-19, 2015
  • Team Camp I: July 8-11, 2015
  • Team Camp II: July 13-16, 2015
  • Team Camp III: July 19-22, 2015

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