Wrestling Team Camp I

July 11-14, 2018


Full Resident: $315 (all meals, housing, materials)
Day Camper: $260 (noon and dinner meals, materials)
Commuter: $150 (camp sessions only — no meals, no housing)

Application deadline: July 2, 2017

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Step-by-Step Team Camp Registration Instructions

Our 3 team camps are the best in the country, incorporating team-building activities with top-level matches and technique! These Team Camps are the GOLD STANDARD in Team Camps and are All-Inclusive with engaged counselors who have completed background checks assigned to each team. The Luther camps provide the ultimate team bonding experience by staying together in A/C Residence Halls, eating three outstanding all-you-can-eat buffet meals together each day in our cafeteria, and engaging in team-building activities and quality dual meet competition daily. Having no specified weight classes allows ALL team members the opportunity to compete and contribute to team success! Over 80 teams attended these camps in 2017 with over 1,000 wrestlers!! In 2018, Team Camp I will have both a HS division and a Middle School division for 4th-8th graders only!

Attending one of our two team camps and our "Train Like a Norseman" Intensive Training Camp provides an excellent 8-9 day camp experience at a fraction of the cost of most 7-10 day camps.

Camp Director

In the last fifteen years, Dave Mitchell has coached the Luther wrestling team to seven top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships. He has coached nine national champions, six national runners-up, and 58 All-Americans. He has also coached 52 Scholar All-Americans and three 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 2016, 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 served a three year term as president of the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association, and a three year term as President-Elect. 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 2018 camps will feature outstanding clinicians—recent clinicians have included NCAA Champions Brent Metcalf, Derek St. John, Tim Hartung, Jay Borschel, Damion Hahn, Steve Mocco, Zach Roberson, Jayson Ness, TJ Williams, Jeff O'Gara, Drew Van Anrooy, Matt Pyle and All-Americans Mike Kemerer, Max Thomsen, Brett Pfarr, Connor Medberry, Dylan Peters, Mike Evans, 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

NWCA Hall of Fame Inductee

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

Billy Huebner
Luther Assistant Coach
Director of Midwest Extreme Camps

Drew Van Anrooy
NCAA Champion
Luther Assistant Coach
NHSCA All-American

Dakotah Daffinsen
Wisconsin State Champion

Logan Kennedy
Michigan State Champion

Michael Petersen
2-time Illinois State Place Winner

Brier Babin
Louisiana State Runner-up

Dakota Gray
Luther Assistant Coach
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 $130
  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

Luther Team Camps provide the ultimate team bonding experience. Campers live together in a comfortable, air-conditioned residence hall on the Luther campus and eat outstanding all-you-can-eat buffet meals in the Dahl Centennial Union dining hall. College athletes who have completed background checks and sensitivity training 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. Certified athletic trainers are on-site for all live wrestling sessions. 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.

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 17-20, 2018
  • Intensive "Train Like a Norseman" Training Camp: June 17-21, 2018
  • Norse "Big Man on Campus" Camp: June 24-28, 2018
  • Team Camp I: July 11-14, 2018
  • Team Camp II: July 16-19, 2018
  • Team Camp III: July 22-25, 2018

For more information, please contact:
Summer Camps Office—phone (563) 387-1309 or email [email protected]
Coach Dave Mitchell—phone (563) 380-2760 or email [email protected]



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