ASU Wrestling & Sunkist Kids Announce Summer Camp Dates
March 11, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - Head Coach Thom Ortiz, the Arizona State University wrestling team and the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club will join forces this summer to offer a variety of camps and training, both organizations announced Tuesday. The camps, ranging between May 27 through July 20, will offer a variety of training techniques and conditioning while also offering several different venues to attend.
The Technique and Conditioning Camps will be held in Tucson (May 27-30), Flagstaff (June 27-30) and Tempe (June 6-10, 17-21, 21-25, July 12-16 and 16-20) and is designed for wrestlers in training. The camp will offer technique, conditioning, drilling, live wrestling and a mini-tournament on the mats while also offering other activities. The Intensive Camp will be held June 17-25 and July 12-20 in Tempe and are structured similarly to the Technique camps. After five days of training, more advanced training techniques.
Also in the Valley will be the annual Sunkist Kids Wrestling Team Camp, which will be held June 30-July 3. Arizona teams can train with some of the best as numerous members of Team USA-Men's Freestyle will be in town training toward the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, holding camp at the Riches Complex from July 4-12.
The final camp offered will be a true camp experience in Mancos, Colo., as wrestlers will live in log cabins surrounded by pine trees and a lake. Fishing, hiking and other sports will be a part of the experience, along with technique and conditioning training on the mats.
Many top coaches and wrestlers will be on hand at all the camps, including current Sun Devil head coach and member of the 1988 NCAA Championship team, Thom Ortiz. Other former Sun Devils also include four-time All-American, 2004 NCAA Champion and Dan Hodge Award winner Eric Larkin and two-time All-American and national finalist Brian Stith. Nine-time national champion Melvin Douglas, Elite Team Member Ben Zwaschka and three-time national champion James Johnson also will be on hand at the camps.