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Ironman Award

About the "Ironman Award"

Starting in the summer of 2016, Louisburg wrestlers of all ages will earn points for summer wrestling events. Every Wildcat wrestler who earns at least 100 points will earn the “Ironman Award” and get his name printed on the back of a t-shirt.

Why summer wrestling? There's a common saying in our sport that summer wrestling makes winter champions. Have you ever come to the end of your season and suffered that miserable feeling that causes you to wish you'd ended on a better note? Summer wrestling propels your winter season further. Whether it's Folkstyle, Freestyle, or Greco-Roman, any wrestling is good. Make the commitment, invest your time, and reap the benefits in the post-season!


LHS SUMMER OPEN MATS -- Mondays and Wednesdays -- 6 points per practice

Dates / Times: Monday evenings 6:15-7:30pm, Wednesday mornings 10:15-11:30am
Who: Louisburg community wrestlers, grades K-12 in 2019-20; all club affiliations welcome

2019 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp -- July 8-11 @ Louisburg -- 25 points

WhenJuly 8-11

  • Beginners: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Advanced: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: LHS Wrestling Practice Room
Cost: $40 (register by July 1 to guarantee a camp shirt!) 

  • Beginners: Bobby Bovaird (LHS head wrestling coach, USAW Silver Certified Coach, USAWKS Director of Coaching Development), LHS and Wildcat Wrestling Club coaches
  • Advanced: Colby Crank (Ottawa University head wrestling coach)


WRESTLE TO WIN CAMP -- June 7-8 in BALDWIN -- 15 points

When: June 7-8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. [and] 1-3 p.m. both days (bring own lunch)
Where: In the MPR (Baldwin wrestling room in the BJHS building, 400 Eisenhower)
Cost: $40 (or $55 with camp shirt) 
*no need to pre-register, just show up at 10 a.m.
 Beau Tillman (Pratt HS coach, 4A 3x State Champion, Wrestling Mindset Coach), Dylan Pelland (Baker University & Pratt HS, 4A 3x State Champion, NAIA National Qualifier), Colby Johnson (Baker University & Burlington HS, 4A 2x State Champion, NAIA National Qualifier), and Jacob Smith (Baker University & Turner HS, 5A 2x State Finalist, NAIA 2x All-American)

GIRLS WRESTLING CAMP -- June 25-27 @ Baldwin -- 15 points

When: June 25-26-27, 1-3 p.m. each day
Where: MPR (Baldwin wrestling room in the BJHS building, 400 Eisenhower)
Cost: $25 (or $40 with camp shirt)
*no need to pre-register, just show up at 10 a.m.
Addie Lanning, Baker Women's Coach (NWCA National Champion & All-American, KCAC Champ & Wrestler of the Year, KWCA Women's College Wrestler of the Year)

Neil Erisman Camp -- June 5-6 -- 10 points

Who: Boys and Girls: Grades K-12
Where: DeSoto High School wrestling room
When: June 5 and/or June 6th; 
June 5, Session 1: 10:00am – 11:30am; Session 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
June 6, Session 3: 10:00am – 11:30am; Session 4: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $20 per Session or $60 for all 4 Sessions
Register Online:
Payment: Please makes checks payable to Wildcat Wrestling
Questions: Contact the DHS Athletic Office at 913.667.6250

Outdoor Challenge Camp -- July 14-19 -- 30 points

This is a fantastic camp that our program has attended several times in the past. This year, the OCC is only offering one camp, July 14-19. It's a very unique experience, and definitely worthwhile!

Where: Valentine, Nebraska
Cost: $435
Clinicians: Jeff Rutledge (Lincoln East HS co-head coach)

Prairie View Open Mats

Dates/ Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm (starting June 4)
Who: All area wrestlers
Where: Prairie View High School 
Cost: Free!

Mizzou Tiger Style Camps -- Various Dates in June -- 20 points each

Clinicians: Mark Ellis (NCAA champion), Tyler McCormick (All-American), Alan Waters (All-American)
When and Where: June 5-7 @ Bernard-Campbell Middle School (Mark Ellis), June 3-5 @ Blue Valley SW High School (Tyler McCormick), or June 4-6 @ Platte County High School (Alan Waters)
Cost: $125 
Registration: Click here to download registration form

FCA Wrestling 24 Hours Camp -- June 28-29 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Brian Smith (Mizzou head coach), Mark Ellis (NCAA champion), Alan Waters (NCAA All-American), Grant Leeth (NCAA All-American)
When: June 28-29 @ Raymore-Peculiar HS, 5:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $100

Click here for more info!

Granby Wrestling -- June 10-12 @ Andover -- 15 points

When and Where: June 10-12 @ Andover High School
Cost: $240
Registration: Click 
here to download registration form

CMP Camp @ Mill Valley -- June 24-25 -- 15 points

Clinicians: Coach Cliff Fretwell
When and Where: June 24-25
Cost: $125 
Registration: Click 
here to download registration form
Camp Release Form: Click here to download the camp release form

SEK Freestyle / Greco Clinic -- May 25 @ Pittsburg HS -- 10 points

Clinician: Dom Bradley (US Open champion, Junior World champion)
When and Where: Saturday May 25, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: On-site

NEO Camp -- June 11-13 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Northeastern Oklahoma Wrestling coaches and athletes (2014, 2016, and 2018 NJCAA champions)
When: June 11-13
Where: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, OK 
Cost: $200

Registration: Click here for the camp registration form

Baker University Freestyle / Greco -- Mondays and Wednesdays -- 4 points per practice

When: Starting Monday, April 15, 6:30pm (every Monday and Wednesday)
Where: Baldwin Jr. High School wrestling room
Cost: One-time fee of $20

Southeast Kansas Wrestling League @ Burlington -- Wednesdays in June -- 10 points per evening

When: Wednesday evenings in June (June 5, 12, 19, and 26), 6-7pm girls division, 7-8:30 boys division
Where: Burlington High School Wrestling Addition (830 Cross St.), use NW entrance
Details: Space is limited to the first 40 wrestlers per session that send in their paid registration forms. You do not need to attend every session to participate. Area college coaches and wrestlers will be there as technicians. Sessions will consist of warm-ups, drills, and technique, followed by lots of LIVE wrestling. Special event held on Wednesday 6/26.

True Blue Camp @ Chanute -- June 4-6 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Zach Esposito (OSU asst. coach), Chris Perry (OSU asst. coach), Tyler Caldwell (OSU club coach)
When: Tuesday June 4 through Thursday June 6
Where: Chanute High School 
Cost: $125 
Registration: Click here to download registration form

York College Camp @ York, NE -- June 1-4 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Kendric Maple (NCAA champ), Gabrielle Weyhrich, Romero Cotton (3x NCAA D2 champ), Jason Arreloa
When: Saturday June 1 through Tuesday June 4
Where: York College (York, Nebraska)
Cost: $225 (includes lodging, meals, t-shirt)

Nebraska Wrestling Camps -- Various Dates -- 30 points

When: Various dates available; Intensive Camp June 10-21, Takedown Camp June 21-23
Where: Bob Devaney Sports Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
Cost: Intensive Camp $1,250; Takedown Camp $290
Clinicians: Jordan Burroughs (Olympic champ), Mark Manning (Nebraska head coach), Bryan Snyder, James Green, Kendric Maple, and Eric Montoya

Oklahoma State Wrestling Camps -- Various Dates -- 30 points

When: Various dates available; 10-day Intensive Camp June 16-25, Technique Camp June 16-20
Where: Stillwater, OK
Cost: Intensive Camp $1,100; Technique Camp $400
Clinicians: John Smith (OSU head coach), Alex Dieringer, Tyler Caldwell, Zach Esposito, Mark Perry, Chris Perry, and more


Clinicians: James Green (4x NCAA All-American, 2x World Team Medalist)
When: Monday, June 3; 10:00-12:00 (K-5th grade), 1:00-3:00 (6th-12th grade)
Where: Trego Community High School, 1200 Russell Ave., WaKeeny, KS 67672
Cost: $50
Online Registration:
Payment: Mail Cash / Check to Golden Eagle Takedown Club c/o Jeremy Samson, 201 Chase Ave., WaKeeney, KS 67672
Flyer: Click here


*Greatness – Requires – Intense – Training*
Clinicians: Mark Manning (Nebraska head coach), Bryan Snyder, Kendrick Maple, and Dom Bradley
Who: Experienced Metro Area Wrestlers (Grades 2-12)
When: July 30-August 1, 10:00-11:30 and 12:30-2:00
Where: Olathe South HS; North Gym
Cost: $125 / $100 for 2nd Camper in Family / $25 for Coaches Pass 
Online Registration:
Payment: Mail Cash / Check (OS Wrestling Booster Club) to OSHS, attention Coach Fitzgerald (1640 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66062)

Ottawa University Freestyle / Greco Workouts -- 4 points per practice

Clinician / Coach: Colby Crank, Ottawa University Coach
When: Starting Wednesday, April 3, 6:30pm (every Wednesday through the state tournament in June)
Who: Open to anyone from any school and is free!

Blue Valley Southwest Off-Season Wrestling -- 4 Points per Practice

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm (starting March 19th until school is out)
Cost: $100 for 11 weeks of wrestling (checks made out to BVSW Wrestling Parent Club)

Who: all ages and skill levels
USAW Membership is required!

Area Club Practices -- 4 points per practice

Louisburg wrestlers who attend practices with area clubs may also earn 4 points per practice attended. Parents need to document practice attendance and submit to Coach Bovaird in a timely manner.

2019 Ironman Award Winners:

Kai Weiss (1st)
Kaden Allen (7th)
Cade Holtzen (jr)
Kaven Bartlett (fr)
Josh Holtzen (7th)
Erik Lien (7th)
Jay McCaskill (7th)

2018 Ironman Award Winners:

Kaden Allen (6th)
Kaven Bartlett (8th)
Cade Holtzen (so)
Aiden Barker (fr)
Canaan Clayton (6th)
Brandon Doles (fr)
Bo Ballard (3rd)
Josiah Clayton (2nd)

2017 Ironman Award Winners:

Kyle Allen (sr)
Kaden Allen (5th)
Cade Holtzen (fr)
Garrett Caldwell (sr)
Aiden Barker (8th)
Bo Ballard (2nd)
Brandon Doles (8th)
Ryan Adams (sr)
Collin Hamilton (so)
Nathan Hamilton (8th)

2016 Ironman Award Winners:

Ryan Adams (jr)
Garrett Caldwell (jr)
Brandon Doles (7th)
Kyle Allen (jr)
Hunter Bindi (so)

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