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    Please tell me what wrestling camps are the best?

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    I can tell which ones were not so good-The JRobinson Camp...
    I thought for sure that it would be great, graet named wrestlers, great locations, and legendary wrestlers having attended.
    But what I saw...
    I sent 10 of my varsity wrestlers to the camp and I showed up to watch a few sessions (I did not want to be around much so that they had a break from my coaching) and watched my wrestlers play more games than drill or wrestle, witnessed their "camp counselor" getting stoned and smoking, then throwing their cigerette butts at the kids below their balcony, and camp counselor's not willing to wrestle with my athletes because they were busy trying to get some girls phone number. When I wrote to the JRob camp directors regarding the situation, just trying to explain what was going on, not trying to get money back or anything-they never once got back with me. I tried calling and they kept telling me that they will have their boss call-nothing ever happened.
    I was terribly disappointe din the camp and had heard great things about them in teh past, but this one camp was horrible.

    I would suggest the Hitchcock/Azevedo Camp in Lake Tahoe, CA or a Ken Chertow camp (located all over the US at various times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greco-ZAG View Post
    I can tell which ones were not so good-The JRobinson Camp...
    I thought for sure that it would be great, graet named wrestlers, great locations, and legendary wrestlers having attended.
    But what I saw...
    I sent 10 of my varsity wrestlers to the camp and I showed up to watch a few sessions (I did not want to be around much so that they had a break from my coaching) and watched my wrestlers play more games than drill or wrestle, witnessed their "camp counselor" getting stoned and smoking, then throwing their cigerette butts at the kids below their balcony, and camp counselor's not willing to wrestle with my athletes because they were busy trying to get some girls phone number. When I wrote to the JRob camp directors regarding the situation, just trying to explain what was going on, not trying to get money back or anything-they never once got back with me. I tried calling and they kept telling me that they will have their boss call-nothing ever happened.
    I was terribly disappointe din the camp and had heard great things about them in teh past, but this one camp was horrible.

    I would suggest the Hitchcock/Azevedo Camp in Lake Tahoe, CA or a Ken Chertow camp (located all over the US at various times).
    Was this a Takedown camp because if it was the whole playing games thing is part of that style of camp because I am willing to bet it was not an intensive camp because those are known for being pretty solid.

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    I enjoyed Michigan Universtiy Wrestling camp. Also learned a lot at the Milkovich wrestling camp in Berea, OH.
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    I attended the 2008 28day J Robinson intensive camp, and the only day we EVER got to play any sort of game, of any kind, was on soccer day, where we played soccer for 1 hour or so, and it was INTENSE, BRUTAL, and VIOLENT. Our Counselors were there to push us, and motivate us, and make sure we never gave up. They never once did anything that would harm us, or keep us from achieving our full potential and our highest goals. I loved the camp, the pain, the blood and the sweat, everything it did for me as a person, and as a man. It changed my LIFE! the grueling 6am runs that are harder than most high school practices, the technique practice, which was extremely helpful, and felt like a normal hard practice at school, and the Hard Practice, which I can do no justice to it if I tried to describe it, and the evening run and/or practice, which was a either an intense, lasting burnout for the night, or a cooldown technique practice. The camp was worth every cent, and then some. IF you go, you will not be disappointed. I wouldnt take the time to write this if I didnt feel so strongly about what it did for me and everyone there, and I think the guy above might have sent his kid to the technique camp or something, because those kids were the most annoying kids I have ever seen in my life, and all we would do is shake our heads at them as they left their practice, right before we began Hard Practice. They knew nothing of what we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkWR View Post
    I attended the 2008 28day J Robinson intensive camp, and the only day we EVER got to play any sort of game, of any kind, was on soccer day, where we played soccer for 1 hour or so, and it was INTENSE, BRUTAL, and VIOLENT. Our Counselors were there to push us, and motivate us, and make sure we never gave up. They never once did anything that would harm us, or keep us from achieving our full potential and our highest goals. I loved the camp, the pain, the blood and the sweat, everything it did for me as a person, and as a man. It changed my LIFE! the grueling 6am runs that are harder than most high school practices, the technique practice, which was extremely helpful, and felt like a normal hard practice at school, and the Hard Practice, which I can do no justice to it if I tried to describe it, and the evening run and/or practice, which was a either an intense, lasting burnout for the night, or a cooldown technique practice. The camp was worth every cent, and then some. IF you go, you will not be disappointed. I wouldnt take the time to write this if I didnt feel so strongly about what it did for me and everyone there, and I think the guy above might have sent his kid to the technique camp or something, because those kids were the most annoying kids I have ever seen in my life, and all we would do is shake our heads at them as they left their practice, right before we began Hard Practice. They knew nothing of what we did.
    Well having attended a J Robinson camp myself, I thought it was fun, and I had a great time. But it wasn't what I paid for. I went to the J Rob intensive and technique camps for 5 days there was no difference between the two. Instead of improving my wrestling, I basically partied we played weird games like "Snake in the Grass" they gave us homework to do. Such as write a list of 50 goals then go over them and list 1,2, or 3. 1 being the most favorable and 3 being least favorable. Our camp consolers had no respect for privacy my dad brought us food because me and my Team would stay late after practice to work on our wrestling and by the time we got back in to the dorms the cafeteria was closed well one of the consolers walked right in and said "you guys have food" and went right to the frige with out hesitation well my dad was just sitting there just mortified then he got upset then yelled at Coach Victor and scared him off. But don't get me wrong the camp wasn't all fun in games, Haha . When Jay Rob flew in to attend the last day of camp our counselors gave us the run down and threaten us to do all this crazy stuff in the last day I have videos of how drastically the toughness of the camp changed. But it still was a joke its sad when a wrestler can take on his own coach.

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    Totally agree J Rob camp is a ball buster and will test your every limit. Great camp, Chertow puts on top of the line camps as well.

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    Jeff Jordan's camps are outstanding

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    How does the Iowa State 21 day world class intensive camp compare to Jrob?

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