Along with wrestling, Harker has other great sports camps for boys and girls, including water polo, swimming, football, basketball, TRX training and our always popular soccer camp–see the photos for a view of last year’s camps! To register for summer camps, click here.
After a successful first year, Harker’s summer wrestling camp will have students in grades 4-12 taking to the mat once again to brush up on both beginning and advanced techniques. Among this year’s special guests is Anthony Robles, who won the 2010-11 NCAA championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with just one leg. He will be visiting the camp during its final two days.
The wrestling camp caters to a wide range of skill levels. Students will work on takedowns, reversals and other important skills. Students also will train on the TRX system, and work on managing weight, setting goals and being mentally prepared. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn from college coaches and wrestlers who will visit the camp.
“One of the new things about camp this year is we have more coaches to help,” said camp director Karriem Stinson. “I went out and got some of the best coaches in [the Central Coast Section]. Two of them have been CCS honor coaches of the year and one has been named Mercury News coach of the year.”
Stinson is Harker’s middle school assistant athletic director and the middle and upper school wrestling coach. During his time at Harker, he has coached three members of the California national wrestling team and many other wrestlers who have gone on to placements in CCS.
Stinson will be joined by Shawn Henebry, a three-time CCS winner and former captain of the wrestling team at California State University, Fullerton, where he later was assistant coach. Henebry finished in first place in the 85kg category at the 2012 Veterans U.S. National Championships and his coaching successes include a CCS champion and several state qualifiers.
The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information on all the sports camps, please visit the Harker summer website.