Following two successful years, Harker’s wrestling summer camp is back, offering top-level coaching and instruction on one of the world’s oldest sports. Novice wrestlers will be trained on the fundamental skills necessary for competition, while experienced competitors will be challenged to reach the next level. In addition to wrestling skills, the camp will integrate TRX suspension training, goal setting and weight management.
Returning for another appearance at this year’s camp is 2011 NCAA National Champion Anthony Robles, who received an ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability as well as ESPY’s Jimmy V Award.
Daily camp activities will include a morning warm-up, strength training, technique drills, live wrestling and small tournaments.
Longtime Harker athletics coach Karriem “Coach K” Stinson will again direct the camp with three-time CCS place winner Shawn Henebry, a first-place winner at the Veterans U.S. National Championships. Stinson has coached three wrestlers who have gone on to become members of the California national wrestling team, as well as several CCS placers. Rejoining the coaching staff is De Anza Hall of Fame inductee Jay Lawson, who led the De Anza League to 13 championships and has coached 10 CCS champions.
The camp will take place July 27-31 at Harker’s middle school campus, located at 3800 Blackford Ave. in San Jose. Each day of camp will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. For more information on this and Harker’s other summer programs, please visit the Harker Summer website.