Olympia High School wrestling team
participates in Luther College camp
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[August 14, 2012]
DECORAH, Iowa -- The Olympia High
School wrestling team participated in the 2012 Luther College Team
Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa.
The wrestling camps, directed by Luther's head wrestling coach, Dave
Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized
camps in the Midwest. This year more than 1,000 athletes
participated, representing more than 60 teams from seven states.
Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion
and all-American wrestlers, including Cale Sanderson, Brandon Slay
and Brent Metcalf.
Campers this year participated in team-building activities,
intensive "Train Like a Norseman" sessions, technique sessions and
live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual
Michael Rethbun and Rook Kassabaum, members of the Spartans
wrestling team, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp
counselor Francisco Rueda.
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Rueda served as Olympia's camp coach, providing wrestlers
with written and verbal feedback throughout the camp.
The Olympia wrestling team is coached by head coach Pete Cleary
and assistant coach Steve Cleary.
This was the Spartans' first year at the Luther Team Camp.
For more information about the Luther wrestling program, visit
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