Wrestling Big Man Camp
Dates and Ages
June 25–June 29, 2023
Grades 5–12 (160 pounds and up)
- Full Resident: $525 (all meals, housing, materials)
- Commuter: $425 (camp sessions only—no meals)
Application deadline: June 17, 2023
About the Camp
Directed by Coach “Billy” Huebner, the camp is designed for the “Big Man” and the heavyweight, from Junior High to the High School heavyweights. 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! Big wrestlers have different needs. The “Big Man’s” program will focus on the technical needs of larger wrestlers.
The camp includes daily competition, instruction and hard wrestling. Counselors will be current Luther upper weights wrestlers. We emphasize modified technique for the Big Man. This includes matches, formal instruction, supervised drilling, Big Man Tournament and several hours of daily mat time. Upper weights wrestle differently; let us give you the edge. All wrestlers will receive three workout t-shirts, shorts, water bottle, team picture, individual photo, swag bag, and a folder with workout plans.
Includes the Big Man Tournament for Grades 5–12.
- Big Man Tourney
- Top 16 Medal Placement
- Top 16 get big, fancy medals and ribbons!
- 64 Man fancy, giant bracket for the champion.
- Walk out music of your choice for finals with your entourage
- Outstanding Wrestling Plaque and fancy outstanding medal
- Additional plaques awarded for: 1) Most Pins 2) Most Matches 3) Hardest Worker 4) Dark Horse 5) Wrestler of the Day
- Challenge Mat Matches
- Parade of Champions March
- Great Residence Halls and great food!
- Beautiful campus and town
Each day will consist of 3 to 4 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 10:1) and receive plenty of individual instruction.
This 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.
You will wrestle with individuals from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. In the past we have had wrestlers attend this unique Big Man on Campus Camp from across the country including the states of California, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, and Texas.
Campers will be exposed to championship-level technique presented by successful coaches and wrestlers. They will be asked to take notes on the techniques covered, and there will be a technique review session each evening. Campers will also do a significant amount of live wrestling. Each camper will be assigned to a counselor, and each counselor will be assigned to 10 or fewer campers. As a result, campers will get a lot of one-on-one attention.
For more information about “Big Man” Camp, please contact Billy Huebner at (563) 379-8575. Email: email@example.com. Feel free to call, text, or email any time.
New in 2023
- Wrestlers under 160 lbs. may register. You must bring a partner of similar weight. Excludes Big Man Tournament.
- Camp is open to girls to register
- Girls stay on separate floor/residence hall with female counselors
(An accurate daily schedule for camp will be distributed at check-in.)
|10:00–11:30 a.m.||Technique Session I|
|11:30 a.m–1:30 p.m.||Lunch & Break|
|1:30–3:00 p.m.||Technique Session II|
|3:00–4:00 p.m.||Technique review with coaches/counselors and live wrestling|
|6:00–7:00 p.m.||Technique review presented by coaches and counselors|
|7:00–9:00 p.m.||Evening Activities (swimming, movies, frisbee football, etc.)|
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