Wrestling Technique Camp

June 17-20, 2018

Grades 3-12


Full Resident: $315 (all meals, housing, materials)
Day Camper: $260 (noon and dinner meals, materials)
Commuter: $190 (camp sessions only — no meals, no housing)

Application deadline: June 11, 2018

Online Registration Form—pay by credit card
Printable Registration Form—pay by check
Health Form

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

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 Brett Pfarr, Connor Medberry, Dylan Peters, Mike Evans, Mike Kremerer, Max Thomsen, 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 Daffinson
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!

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. Thus, campers will get a lot of one-on-one attention. The camp is not designed for beginners.

Tentative daily schedule

(An accurate daily schedule for camp will be distributed at check-in.)

7:45-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:00-11:30 a.m. Technique session
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Technique session
3:00-4:00 p.m. Live wrestling
4:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30-6:00 p.m. Technique review from the day, presented by counselors
6:00-7:00 p.m. Classroom training sessions including nutrition, mental imagery, plyometric training and question and answer period
7:00-8:30 p.m. Evening activity (movies, swimming, football, etc.)

Follow camp activities on the "Luther College Wrestling" Facebook page and on Twitter @LutherWrestling.

Housing and Meals

Campers live 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.

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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