Upcoming Wrestling Camps

Below is the current list of available camps in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  We would encourage everyone to attend the Kaizen Intensive in WA; however, if that one doesn't work out there are lots of other options.  We would encourage you to register and attend for at least one camp if not more depending on schedule and affordability.

A special note on the camps offered by Oregon State.  They do a few targeted camps for top and bottom positions, so if you are struggling to stay on top and turn your opponent, or if you find yourself on bottom and unable to get back to top, check out their camps!

Date Camp Info Registration Link
April 27 (6-9pm) State Champ Camp Learn from 12 Top Level WA State Champs
Auburn High School
702 4th St NE
Auburn WA 98002
Wrestling room (enter through gym)
No Registration.  Just show up and pay $15 at the door
June 10-15 Kaizen Intensive - Idaho   http://kicintensive.com/idaho-intensive/
July 16-22 Kaizen Intensive - Washington Team encouraged to attend together http://kicintensive.com/washington-intensive/
July 22-27 Center Circle Wrestling Camp   http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=centercircle
July 28-Aug 1 J Robinson Technique Camp   https://jrobinsoncamps.com/camps/technique-camps/washington-technique-camp
July 29-Aug 11 J Robinson 14-Day Intensive Camp   https://jrobinsoncamps.com/camps/intensive-camps/oregon-14-day-intensive-camp
July 1-7 Oregon State 7 day Intensive Camps   http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/Camps/Intensive_Camps.htm
July 1-10 Oregon State 10 day Intensive Camps   http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/Camps/Intensive_Camps.htm
July 1-3 Oregon State Escape and Reversal Camp Specializes in techniques needed to escape from bottom and/or reverse your opponent http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/Camps/Escape_and_Reversal_Camp.htm
July 7-9 Oregon State Tilts and Turns Camp Specializes in techiques needed when wrestling in a top position http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/Camps/Tilts_and_Turns_Camp.htm
July 7-10 Oregon State Beaver Elite Camp   http://www.oregonstatewrestlingcamp.com/Camps/Beaver_Elite_Camp.htm

State Champ Camp

This is a great, quick and easy camp opportunity open to anyone!  There is no pre-registration, you just show up and pay $15 at the door.  What a great opportunity to learn from 12 of the top level state champs!

Date:  April 27, 6-9pm
Cost:  $15 at the door
Location:  Auburn High School 702 4th St NE Auburn WA 98002

Kaizen Intensive Wrestling Camp

Each year we like to attend the Kaizen Intensive Wrestling Camp as a team. Below is information regarding registration and price.  This is a great camp for your wrestler to attend and teaches a lot of great skills. 

  • Dates: July 16th- July 22nd 2018
  • Location:  Graham Kapowsin High School in Graham WA
  • Cost: $385 per wrestler (team discount)
    • This price includes all the meals and lodging for 7 days, 6 nights and all of the training
    • You must be registered by June 16

    • You will pay $405 up front (early registration cost).  Once 10 or more wrestlers are registered you will receive a $20 refund once the camp has started in July.
  • Click Here to Register
  • Click Here for Main Website

From their website:

Typical Day
  • Morning Workout – wrestling/weights/conditioning
  • Breakfast
  • Team Dual/ Team Bonding
  • Technique Session – Special Guest
  • Lunch
  • Live Intensive session – Drilling, Live Wrestling, Mental Toughness…
  • Dinner
  • Camp challenge Tournament – 4 different tournaments in week
  • Character/Motivational Message – Special Guest

Special Features
– We send every kid and coach home with our drill systems, and techniques learned at camp – We are a camp that truly believes in making an impact and further more sending it all back to the room where the work and transformations will take place.

– Our camps focus on fueling college programs and giving them access to a large number of wrestlers.

Staff representing some of the top college programs in the area will be at our camps. We will feature counselors and special guest technicians from the following schools throughout our camps:

– Boise State University
– University of Great Falls
– Arizona State University
– Oklahoma State University
– North Idaho College
– Simon Fraser University
– Oregon State University
– Cal Poly University
– Stanford University
– Montana State University

Character Messages Daily
– Our camp will focus in on the importance of who we are becoming on the mat but more importantly off the mat.
– We bring in top motivational speakers as well as surround the kids with counselors who want to pour into wrestlers lives.

All the information about this camp can be found at kicintensive.com .

Off-Season Lifting

So far we have had a great turnout with our off-season lifting at the high school.  We are going to expand availability to the following:

Mondays from 8pm to 9:30pm
Tuesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm
Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30pm
Fridays from 8pm to 9:30pm
(fridays are subject to change on occasion)

Also, any of the current 8th grade wrestlers who will be wrestling in 9th grade are welcome and encouraged to join us!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kelson @ kelsonrecord@gmail.com

Weight Room and Tournaments

We will be holding off-season weight room at 8pm on Monday, and 7pm and Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Also, for those participating in the Freestyle season this year, we encourage you to participate in as many tournaments as you are able.  I will be at most of these to support where I can.  

There is the NW Regionals tournament this weekend.  Registration closes on 3/22 at 7pm. To register, please go to:   http://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/BasicPreReg1.jsp?tournamentGroupId=285100009&TIM=1521436790728&twSessionId=unmfylythlbkjrg

The week after (March 31st) is the Elma Freestyle and Greco Tournament in Elma WA.  Registration for this one closes on 3/29 at 7pm.  To register, please go to:  http://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/BasicPreReg1.jsp?tournamentGroupId=288394009&TIM=1521436999774&twSessionId=unmfylythlbkjrg

Freestyle Season Info

We wanted to make everyone aware of the various club, camp, and tournament options that are available for the freestyle season.   Our most successful wrestlers participate regularly in the freestyle season clubs and tournaments. We encourage everyone to find a place that works for them as freestyle and greco will allow you to continue to hone and improve your skills, provide you experience with different partners, and keep you involved!

In the camps and tournaments folder there is information for three good clubs (Bear Claw, Chain, and Eastside wrestling) recommended by the team moms who have had current and past wrestlers part of these clubs.  You can also do a search for nearby club option on the USA Wrestling website (https://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/membership/athletes/find-a-club). Many of these will allow you to drop in to try it out before registering and paying as long as you have a USA Wrestling card.

We also will be working with Liberty to combine with them on a freestyle club.  For now it will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays but the details are not solidified yet as we are still waiting to get info back from the Liberty coaches.  As soon as we have it, we will send it out immediately.  Once we have that solidified, we will also send out the off-season weight room schedule.

The schedule for tournaments is posted on the Issaquah Wrestling Blog (http://issaquah-wrestling.blogspot.com/) and also attached here.  We would encourage you to participate in as many as you can!

Last, camps are a great opportunity to get some intensive training.  One that is recommended is the Washington Intensive camp on July 16th through the 22nd.  More info can be found here (http://kicintensive.com/washington-intensive/).

We will continue posting info on camps, clubs and tournaments on the blog as we get more info.  http://issaquah-wrestling.blogspot.com/ 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


Coach Kelson