Wrestling Camps

Youth Wrestling Camp
Description: The Youth Wrestling Camp is designed for campers of all ages and skill levels. Emphasis is placed on fundamental wrestling techniques and the philosophy of wrestling in all three positions. Improving and having fun are main objectives of this camp.

Date: TBA
Grades: K-8th
Cost: $100

"Take Top" Wrestling Camp
Description: This camps focus is on being dominant in the "top" position (with an emphasis on leg riding, tilts, and cradles), pressure and hip control. Controlling your opponent is essential and will be a focus throughout the camp.
Date: TBA
Grades: 5th-8th
Cost: $200

Intensive Training Wrestling Camp
Description: Designed for wrestlers looking to take it to the "next level." This camp will include technical training, weight training (traditional and non-traditional), conditioning and live wrestling.
Date: TBA
Grades: 9th-12th
Cost: $250

Location

MSOE Wrestling Camps are located in the Kern Center.

Equipment

Campers should bring wrestling shoes and tennis shoes, towel, water bottle, two sets of practice clothes, snack and lunch.

Coach

Matt Zwaschka
Coach Zwaschka came to MSOE after a year as the Junior Greco-Roman National Team coach for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation, an organization Zwaschka has had an affiliation with dating back to 1999.

From 2005 - 2011, Zwaschka was an assistant coach and an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator at UW-Whitewater.

As a college wrestler, Zwaschka had tremendous success at UW-LaCrosse. As a team captain in 2003, he was a 2003 Wisconsin Intercollegaite Athletic Conference champion and NCAA tournament qualifier. In 2002, Zwaschka had the opportunity to compete in the European wrestling hotbeds of Bulgaria and Turkey as part of a NCAA Division III all-star team.

"Matt Zwaschka has extensive experience in teaching youth how to both learn and enjoy the sport of wrestling. I have watched him work in hundreds of situations, whether it be practice, camp or clinic setting and I have seen very few coaches that can teach the way the Matt does....Matt makes kids learn, he makes them work hard and he makes them have FUN. I will have to check into this summers? MSOE youth camp for my own son!"

Tim Fader, Head Wrestling Coach, UW Whitewater

Youth Wrestling Camp Schedule

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Check In
  • 9 - 10:30 a.m. Practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Games
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Bring Own)
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Practice
  • 2:30 - 3 p.m. Pick Up

"Take Top" Wrestling Camp Schedule

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Check In
  • 9 - 11 a.m. Session 1
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Bring Own)
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. Session 2
  • 2 - 3 p.m. Snack (Bring own)
  • 3 - 4:30 p.m. Session 3
  • 4:30 - 5 p.m. Pick Up

Intensive Training Wrestling Camp Schedule

  • 7 a.m. Check In
  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Weight Lifting
  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Abdominal Workout and Stretching
  • 9 - 10 a.m. Snack and Recovery Techniques
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wrestling Technique Workout
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wrestling Session
  • 12 - 1 p.m. Lunch (Bring Own)
  • 1 - 3 p.m. Wrestling Session
  • 3 - 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Conditioning
  • 4:30 - 5 p.m. Active Recovery
  • 5 p.m. Pick Up

Insurance/Medical Forms

Campers must have their own health insurance. Each camper must complete the medical history/liability release form. It can be mailed, emailed or brought on the first day. Under no circumstances may a camper participate without completing this form.

Confirmation/Refunds/Cancellations

Registration confirmation will be emailed prior to the start of the camp. No refunds will be given unless accompanied by an authorized doctors notice. In the event of a camp cancellation, campers will be notified one week prior to the start of the camp and a full refund will be processed.