September isn't typically a time that athletes have the chance to demonstrate their skills in front of college coaches. However, this year, more than 15 programs will travel to Ithaca to look for their next recruits at the Inaugural Finger Lakes Wrestling Club (FLWC) Fall Combine Recruitment Training Camp.
According to FLWC's Kris Harrington, the goal is to "create a place for coaches to evaluate athletes, interact and train together to find which attendees are a 'right' fit for their athletic program and institution either next year or in the future."
The camp is limited to 80 athletes, at any age or skill level, with a cost of $150. (See schedule below).
"The camp will be structured in a manner that allows coaches to evaluate your skills while at the same time you can determine if their technical/coaching style is an appropriate fit for you," Harrington said. "In addition to wrestling, you will have the opportunity to learn about their program's culture and academic standards."
The following coaches have committed to the event, with others still to be named.
Matt Dernlan (Binghamton), Nate Carr Jr. (Lock Haven), Adam Hall (NC State) Rob Koll (Cornell), Jordan Leen (Virginia), John Stutzman (Buffalo), Jeremy Spates (SIUE), Sean Doyle (Wheeling Jesuit), Dan Song (Case Western), Jason Bovenzi (RIT), Brad Bruhn (Cortland), Marty Nichols (Ithaca), Mike Sugarmeyer (Western New England), Brian Brink (Messiah), Scott Honecker (Williams), Don Murray (Brockport), Jon Egan (Roger Williams)
"We're excited to bring a variety of great teams, from the Division 1, 2 and 3 levels," Harrington said. "It's a great opportunity for wrestlers to get exposure to college coaches from different parts of the country in a small setting."
This event is just the latest addition to the FLWC camp series. Previous training sessions have included athletes from New York, Georgia, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Canada. Of the athletes who attended camps last year, 15 were state champions, 6 earned national titles, 1 captured a world championship and four are current Cadet World Team members (3 from the USA, 1 from Canada).
For any questions please send an email or call Kris Harrington:
To register, see this link.
Proposed Event Schedule:
Session I: 10:30-12:30
Session II: 1:30-3:30
Session III: 4:30-6:30
Session IV: 9:00-11:00
Session V: 11:30-1:30