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Wrestling camps: A key part of any successful wrestling training program

Wrestling camps are great opportunities to learn and improve as a wrestler. Whether it’s an individual or team camp, wrestlers of all ages can benefit from summer wrestling camps. Troy Nickerson, a four-time NCAA All-American and national champion at Cornell, is now the head coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where he runs Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps.

Attending summer camp allows a wrestler to become exposed to different clinicians, coaches and training partners who all have with different wrestling styles and techniques, says Nickerson.

“No two wrestlers are the same and that is something that makes the sport so great,” says Nickerson. “By exposing oneself to many coaches and training partners, one can really begin to decipher what areas they would like to continue to improve on and what areas they are already well versed.”

A product of Chenango Forks, N.Y., Nickerson was one of the most highly regarded prep wrestlers in the country coming out of high school. He won five New York high school state championships and six national high school championships. Nickerson went on to succeed under head coach Rob Koll at Cornell and is now leading a UNC program on the rise.

“Wrestling is a sport about dedication and hard work,” says Nickerson. “It has grown away from being the traditional one season sport and is continually approaching a year round activity. By attending wrestling camps, one is at a competitive advantage by simply putting in the time. The next piece, and most important, is making sure one attends summer camp with an open mind and eager to learn.”

Wrestling camps help wrestlers get out of their normal routine, train with different workout partners and learn from other coaches.

“As wrestlers, we can often become very stagnant in a particular training environment,” says Nickerson. “By forcing oneself to get out of his/her comfort zone, we become more comfortable with the unknown. Being in a one-on-one combat sport, it is impossible to predict how your opponent will reach to a leg attack or a stand up. By learning a multitude of wrestling techniques as well as exposure to many workout partners, one can get a real feel for almost any situation that comes about.”

5 Benefits of Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps

5 Benefits of Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps

Finding the best wrestling camp is a challenge for wrestlers and parents. Finding one that fits an individual wrestler needs at a fair price is something every wrestler and family looks for.

That opportunity is available at Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camp. Below are 5 benefits of attending Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camp:

  1. At Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps, wrestlers get a chance to work with a world class coaching staff on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado, the only publicly funded Division I wrestling program in the state of Colorado. Troy Nickerson, Head Coach of the University of Northern Colorado and current UWW Junior World Team Coach and his staff, work hard to develop a curriculum that starts with a holistic approach. By developing base line skills that win at all levels, after attending one of their camps, you will have the tools to compete with anyone at any skill level.
  2. The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, CO which sits on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Engulfed in 300 days of sun per year, there is no place more beautiful than Colorado during the summer time. Spend your mornings doing hill sprints in the foothills, while your afternoons are full of more wrestling than you could ever need. Bring the whole family and make it a vacation!
  3. Don’t be a number, Size matters. Troy Nickerson’s Wrestling Camps pride themselves on their 10:1 campers to counselor ratio which will allow you to receive plenty of one-on-one attention while at camp. Work in small group instruction sessions to really hone in on your technical skills and don’t get lost in the crowd at another summer camp.
  4. Thinking about wrestling in college? Spend your summer with Nickerson and staff and get to know the coaching staff and current wrestlers. While on campus, you will get to see what it is like to be a student-athlete at UNC .
  5. Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps are some of the most affordable camps in the country. You will not find a better bang for your buck.

Space is limited, so register soon. With 4 different camps to choose from, there is always a camp that fits everyone’s needs. Visit the Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps website today and #BearDown with Nickerson and staff this summer.