SYRACUSE – Wawasee wrestling made a splash move last summer, and hope to make bigger waves this month. The program will host a summer day camp on July 26 and are bringing in some huge names in the sport to be part of the event.
Two-time All-American Chad Red Jr. and NCAA National Champion Kendrick Maple will both be on hand at the Wawasee camp, taking another step forward in bringing elite talent to teach the next generation of wrestlers. Maple was a 2014 champion at the University of Oklahoma to highlight a long list of accomplishments that includes being a three-time Division 1 All-American, three-time NWCA Academic All-American, two-time USA Freestyle National Team member and US Open Freestyle champion. Red Jr. is a two-time NCAA All-American for the University of Nebraska, a 2019 Big Ten runner-up, a Super 32, Flonationals and Fargo champion, and while a prep wrestler at New Palenstine in suburban Indianapolis, went undefeated for his career at 182-0 and won four IHSAA titles.
Wawasee is following up its big step in 2018 after bringing in University of Nebraska head coach Mark Manning and assistant coach Bryan Snyder.
There are two groups for the camp. Group one is for grades kindergarten through sixth going from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. Group one will have two technique sessions from both special guests, a $30 preregister price or $40 at the door. Group two will have grades 7-12 going from 9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m. and a special intense session from both special guests from 3-5 p.m. Cost for group two is $50 preregister and $70 at the door.
For more information, visit the Wawasee Wrestling Facebook page and find the day camp in events.