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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 Open Mats -- 6 points per session
  • Official Matches at tournaments (dual tournaments and individually bracketed tournaments) -- 4 points per match
  • Camps -- see below (contact Coach Bovaird if you have questions about a camp not listed below)

LHS SUMMER OPEN MATS -- Wednesday Evenings -- 6 points per practice

Dates / Times:

  • When: Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm
  • Where: LHS Wrestling Room
  • Who: Louisburg community wrestlers, grades K-12 in 2021-22; all club affiliations welcome; guests from outside Louisburg must have a current 2020-21 USAW athlete membership
  • Dates: June 9 through July 28

2021 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp -- July 6-9 @ Louisburg -- 25 points

WhenJuly 6-9

  • Beginners: 4:00-5:30pm
  • Advanced: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: LHS Wrestling Practice Room
Cost: $35 (payment will not be collected until the first day of the camp) 

  • Beginners: Bobby Bovaird (LHS head wrestling coach, USAW Silver Certified Coach, USAWKS Director of Coaching Development), LHS and Wildcat Wrestling Club coaches
  • Advanced: To be announced soon!


Sunflower State Games Wrestling Tournaments -- July 10 in Topeka -- 4 points per match

WhenJuly 10

  • Takedown Tournament @ 8:30am
  • Folkstyle Tournament @ 10:30am

Where: Topeka (event site TBA)
Cost: $35 per person for first event, $5 for second event 
Registration: Click here to find more information and to register online 

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.

Area Club Practice Options

  • Prairie View HS -- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, Prairie View HS wrestling room

Jaguar Wrestling Camp @ Mill Valley HS -- June 21-23 -- 15 points

Who: girls and boys wrestlers grades 1-12 (in the 2021-22 school year)
When: June 21-23

  • 1st - 6th grade 10:30am-noon
  • 7th - 12th grade 1:00-3:00pm

Where: Mill Valley High School
Cost: $30
Camp Info: Click here to see more info

Clinicians: Kevin Ward (head coach United States Military Academy, West Point), Travis Keal (MV head coach), Joey Lazor and Shannon Sawner (MV assistant coaches), Austin Keal (West Point wrestler)

Rocky Mountain Wrestling Camp @ Western State University, Gunnison CO -- June 6-9 -- 20 points

Who: girls and boys wrestlers grades 7-12 (in the 2021-22 school year)
When: June 6-9
Where: Western State University in Gunnison, CO
Cost: $285 for camp, $45 for whitewater rafting (optional), $50-75 (est.) for food and misc. expenses, $60 travel expenses for charter bus
Camp Info: Click here to see more info

** Contact Coach Kit Harris of Baldwin High School if interested! **

Summer Scuffle Tournament @ Kansas Wrestling Center in Olathe -- June 25-26 -- 15 points

Who: girls and boys wrestlers grades 7-12 (in the 2021-22 school year)
When: June 25-26
Where: Kansas Wrestling Center, Olathe, KS
Cost: boys $525 per dual team, girls $475 per dual team
Tournament Info: Click here to see more info

Oklahoma State Wrestling Camp @ OSU -- June 21-25 -- 25 points

Clinicians: OSU Coaches and Wrestlers
When: June 21-25
Where: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Cost: $390 (overnighters), $250 (commuters)
Registration: Click here for more information and to register online 

KS-OK Wrestling Camp @ Ark City High School -- July 9-10 -- 15 points

Clinicians: __ Kepley (Pratt CC Head Coach), Jake Beeson (PCC national champ), Michael Spangler (PCC national champ), Chris Perry (Oklahoma State assistant coach), and featured OSU wrestlers (TBA)
When: July 9-10
Where: Ark City High School, Ark City, KS
Cost: $85
Registration: Click here to download registration form

** Any questions, please contact camp directors Greg Buckbee (620-506-2254) or Anthony Whetstone (808-284-7876.

NEO Wrestling @ Northeastern Oklahoma A&M -- June 8-10 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Joe Renfro, NEO Head Wrestling Coach
When: June 8-10
Where: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M,  Miami, OK
Cost: $200
Registration: Click here to download registration form

Holton Summer League @ Holton HS -- June 3, 10, 17, and 24 -- 15 points each

Description: Wrestle in live competition matches (3 90-second periods) using Madison bracketing (no rigid weight classes). Pools created based on athletes weighed in, with a goal of 4 matches each evening. 
When: Thursday in June (3, 10, 17, & 24); weigh-ins from 6-7pm on Tuesday June 1
Where: Holton High School JV Gym (901 New York Ave., Holton, KS 66436)
Cost: $25 per wrestler (also, a USAW Athlete Membership is required)
Registration: Click here to contact Coach Cully Jackson for more information

GRIT Wrestling Camp @ Olathe South HS -- July 6-9 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Doug Schwab (University of Northern Iowa head coach, 3x NCAA All-American), Lee Roper (UNI assistant coach, NCAA D1 qualifier), Christy Powell (University of St. Mary's assistant coach, World Team Trials runner-up)

When: July 6-9 (session one 9:30-11:15am, session two 12:30-2:00pm)

Where: Olathe South HS Aux. Gym

Cost: $125


Grapple on the Gridiron @ Great Bend HS -- Girls June 24, Boys June 25-26 -- 20 points

Description: Summer wrestling / dual camp. Open to incoming 7th-12th grade students. No official weight classes. 
When: 9:00am June 24 (girls), and 9:00am June 25-26 (boys)
Where: Great Bend High School 
Cost: $35 per individual 
Registration: Click here to contact Nathan Broeckelman, GBHS head wrestling coach, to register

Labette County Girls Camp @ LCHS -- June 11-12 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Addie Lanning (Baker University wrestler) and additional BU wrestlers (Nikki Moore, Morgan Mayginnes, Elisa Robinson, and Abbie Jones)
When: 9:00am-6:00pm June 11, 9:00am-3:00pm June 12
Where: Labette County High School, Altamont, KS 
Cost: $30 per individual 
Registration: Click here to contact Jason Storm, LCHS head girls wrestling coach, to register

SUMMER 2021: True Blue Camp @ Chanute -- June 15-17 -- 20 points

Clinicians: Zach Esposito (Oklahoma State assistant coach), Chris Perry (OSU assistant coach), Tyler Caldwell (4x KS state champ, NCAA finalist, OSU recruiting coordinator)
When: June 15-17
Where: Chanute High School 
Cost: $100
Registration: Click here to download registration form


  • North Central Kansas Camp @ Junction City (July 24-25, 2020) -- 25 points

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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