Book Chapters

Breaking Down The book Chapters

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps
  • Chapter 2 What’s important when choosing a wrestling camp: High school coaches weigh-in
  • Chapter 3: How wrestling camps can motivate/influence young wrestlers
  • Chapter 4: Wrestling Camp 101: The basics terms parents and wrestlers should know
  • Chapter 5: Camp/training tips for girls/female wrestlers
  • Chapter 6: Mixing wrestling and MMA – tips for young wrestlers and parents
  • Chapter 7: Camps and Clubs: Does your wrestler need both?
  • Chapter 8: Choosing a camp: Insider advice from parents, wrestlers and coaches
  • Chapter 9: Case Studies: All-time great wrestlers share their experiences
  • Chapter 10: Top college coaches coach you on choosing a wrestling camp
  • Chapter 11: Finding Camp Success From The Camp Director
  • Chapter 12: Bonus Points  – Nutrition Tips For Campers/Checklist: What to pack for camps
  • Chapter 13: How wrestling camps were changed forever – J Robinson Intensive Camps
  • Chapter 14: Conclusion – A message from Dan Gable: Wrestling camps are most beneficial when you reach beyond your goals

Source list: Note – some sources have moved to different jobs since the book was published, but the list below outlines where the coaches were at when interviewed.

College coaches interviewed
  • Roger Chandler, Michigan State University
  • Jed Clark, Neosho CC, Santa Ana
  • Richard Fergola, NIACC, Dana College coach
  • Steve Garland, Virginia
  • Dennis Kaatz, Concordia University (Moorhead, MN)
  • Rob Koll, Cornell
  • J Robinson, Minnesota
  • Joel Sharratt, Air Force
  • Andy Vogel, Gettysburg College
  • Lennie Zalesky, Cal Davis
High school coaches interviewed
  • Jeff Aveni, Clearfield High School, Pennsylvania
  • Wayne Branstetter, Poway High School, California
  • Jeff Gaier, Archbishop Moeller High School, Ohio
  • Steve Goudy, Troy Christian High School, Ohio
  • Roy Hall, Davison High School, Michigan
  • Jim Jackson, Apple Valley High School, Minnesota
  • Gene Krebs, Minot High School, North Dakota
  • Steve Lander, Roseburg High School, Oregon
  • Mike McGivern, Des Moines Lincoln High School
  • Mark Reiland, Iowa City West High School, Iowa
Wrestling Legends providing information
  • Ken Chertow
  • Dan Gable
  • Bruce Baumgartner
  • Gene Mills
Club Directors
  • Jim Harshaw, Cavalier Wrestling Club
  • Frank Popolizio, Journeyman Wrestling
  • Clint Wattenberg, Finger Lakes Wrestling Club
  • Parents/Children
  • Brad Gillespie, sons Gregor and Torsten Gillespie
  • Shannon Golat, son Michael Golat
  • Trent McCormick, son Cael McCormick
Others providing resources or mentioned in book
  • Ben Askren, U.S. Olympian, MMA competitor
  • Kevin Bracken, U.S. Olympian
  • Matt Gentry, 2004 NCAA Champion, Stanford
  • Shannyn Gillespe, USOEC Women’s Coach
  • Brian Keck, college coach, tournament organizer, camp director
  • Mike Lyons, Cross Fit Gym, Ohio
  • Alfred Martino, Author, former prep and college wrestler, assistant h.S. coach in New Jersey
  • Michael Patt, amateur wrestler, ultimate fighter
  • Matt Stout, Camp Director, University of Michigan
  • Jason Wadley, Martial arts expert/instructor