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UW-Whitewater Wrestling Youth Clinics

To ensure the safety of campers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has made the difficult decision to cancel all overnight summer camps.  But don’t despair: #WarhawkCamps will go on!  We are hosting a series of online events to keep your campers active.  Check them out here: http://www.uww.edu/ce/camps/2020-summer-clinics.  More camps are being added daily!  Be sure to check back often.  In the meantime, stay safe and please direct your questions to cesevents@uww.edu.


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A camp designed for all ages and skill levels for youth wrestling. Participants will be divided into different groups based on their experience in wrestling, for an example; an introductory to wrestling group, beginner group, and experienced group.  All wrestlers will get to meet Olympic Champion Ben Peterson.   This clinic is available to all players entering grades K - 8, in Fall 2020.

Dates: Monday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Register Online Closed

Registrations accepted online until noon 6/19/19. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available. Walk-up registration will be available to download here after the online registration closes.

Fee: $150

Fees Include

The fee covers instruction,a event t-shirt* and insurance. 

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/8/20.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Registrants must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Groups

Registrants will need to pick one group when registering.

  • Introductory Group: Designed to get athletes with no previous experience in wrestling exposure to this great sport. The goal is to give them a positive fun experience of wrestling. Activities for this group will include tumbling, games, wrestling specific games, basic skills and techniques, and specific wrestling exercises.
  • Beginner Group: Designed to work on the basics and fundamentals of wrestling, focusing on key areas of wrestling. The goal is to teach the core fundamentals and position of wrestling, and also to teach an understanding of wrestling. Activities will include gymnastics movements, wrestling games, learning how to drill, fundamental skills and techniques that will focus on common areas of wrestling
  • Experienced Group: Designed to advance the basic skills of wrestling. Basics and fundamentals will be covered along with some more advanced skills and techniques. Areas of focus will be gymnastics, drilling, hard drilling, sparing, wrestling specific strength exercise and a leadership and teammate segment

Facilities

The event will be held in the Williams Center facilities of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater which contains a state-of-the-art training room, weight room, and several thousand square feet of gym space.

Day One Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Check In 
9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Session 1
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 3:45 p.m. Sessoin 2
4:00 p.m. Pick up time

Day Two Schedule

9:00 - 11:15 a.m. Session 3
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 3:45 p.m. Session 4
4:00 p.m. Clinic concluded

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule


Camp Staff

Matt Zwaschka, Head Coach

Matt Zwaschka

Matt Zwaschka, a former assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team, returned to campus as he was named head coach on September 18, 2018.  He will be entering his second season as the Warhawk head coach in the the 2019-2020 season.

In the 2018-2019 season, Zwaschka led the Warhawks to a seventh place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships. Mike Tortorice finished runner up at 125 pounds and Riley Kauzlaric finished third at 197 pounds. The team finished as runner-up at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, where it claimed five individual titles. In his first year as head coach, Zwaschka helped four Warhawks earn All-American, three earn NWCA All-Academic honors and three earn a total of five WIAC Athlete of the Week awards.

Zwaschka served as an assistant coach for the Warhawks from 2005-11, working in all aspects of the program. He helped the team tie for 12th at the 2009 NCAA Championships and coached seven All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and six individual Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions.

After leaving UW-Whitewater, Zwaschka was hired as head wrestling coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2013, helping four Raiders reach the NCAA Championships during his five years at the helm. He coached one All-American and seven Academic All-Americans while overseeing all aspects of the program and serving as assistant director of recreation at MSOE.


Adam Latella, Assistant Coach

ADAM LATELLA

Adam Latella, a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been selected as an assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-20 season. He will also serve as a lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching.

Latella most recently served as the Olympic Training Site Head Weightlifting Coach at Northern Michigan University, overseeing all aspects of the team during the 2018-19 year. He led the men's and women's teams to second-place finishes at the University Nationals and coached two individual national champions, two individual silver medalists, three individual bronze medalists and 14 other top-10 placers.

As a wrestler for the Warhawks, Latella competed in the 197-pound weight class for three seasons, beginning his sophomore year in 2009. He was a member of the 2010-11 team that tied for 29th place at the NCAA Division III Tournament. In 2012, the team clinched the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and finished eighth at the NCAA Division III Tournament.


Ben Peterson, Assistant Coach
BEN PETERSON

Ben Peterson, a two-time Olympic medalist (gold and silver) and Executive Director of Camp of Champs, enters his seventh season as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2018-19.

Peterson recently released "Road to Gold", the story of his ascension to two NCAA championships and an Olympic gold medal.

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Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.