The Concordia Cobber Team Camp is back this June and better than ever. Year in and year out, Concordia’s team camp has been one of the best team-training and individual opportunities in the Midwest, and this year is no different. Cobber Head Coach Phil Moenkedick and Assistant Quincy Osborn will be joined by the world class staff at South Dakota State University. SDSU Head Coach Chris Bono, along with assistants Jon Reader and AJ Schopp will all be in attendance. Bono was a 3X All American at Iowa State University and won a national title in 1996. He is also a 3X freestyle world team member.
The Concordia Cobber Team Camp is a great option for local athletes, as well as those traveling from afar. Campers staying on campus are put up in the Concordia dorms with Concordia wrestlers. While staying in the dorms, athletes receive daily laundry service along with all you can eat meals. All attendees will receive individual technical training, as well as matches in team competition. The Concordia staff also provides activities and challenges throughout the course of the camp that serve to keep campers motivated while also having a great time.
This year’s camp will again feature the popular “Iron Man” competition. The Iron Man is an individual competition consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, the 12 minute run, shuttle run, and burpees. Campers work on two events each day with the goal of getting as many reps as possible in the time allowed. On the final day of camp, the numbers are tallied and “Iron Man” designation is given to the top individuals and team. Individual winners (usually the top ten percent of athletes) receive a black “Iron Man” t-shirt, while special designation is also given to the overall individual winner.
“Athletes never know until the final day whether they have done enough to gain “Iron Man” status,” Conner Head Coach Phil Moenkedick noted. “Our message is that you can always do one more rep, because with this format you never know when enough is enough.”
As always, individuals are encouraged to attend camp even if they don’t have a team. The Concordia staff will place individual athletes on teams for team competition portion of the camp so that those wrestlers will also have the opportunity to get live wrestling action throughout the camp.
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