Bear Cub Wrestling & Sports Camp

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912


Wrestling Technique Camp at Brown University
This camp is designed to promote an atmosphere that will expose athletes of every level to wrestling techniques that have proven successful for beginner to advanced wrestlers. Throughout camp we will give each camper the opportunity to use this technique in a wrestling match and live competition situations. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and train alongside the Brown University coaching staff. Our camp staff has had success at every level from youth competition to the International level and we are sure that everyone will learn and grow during their time at camp. Camp Type: Residential camp (ages 14-18) with commuter option (ages 8-18)

Brown Wrestling VIP College Prep Camp – The Process
Eligibility: Coed, grades 7-12 as of September 2018. Camp Type: Residential camp (ages 14-18) with commuter option
Todd Beckerman’s Intensive Prospect Wrestling Camp
The intensive prospect camp is designed for the wrestler who wants to maximize their potential through technical development, hard drilling, live wrestling, off-season strength and conditioning, and the Brown University experience. This camp will push you mentally and physically throughout the week and enable you to enhance your wrestling skills.Take advantage of this opportunity to be on an Ivy League Campus and increase your wrestling skills.

Along with training in an elite Division I wrestling facility, campers will be exposed to hands-on world class technique from our accomplished staff. Each session will allow athletes an opportunity to experience top level training with various workout partners in an intense training environment. Campers will also get one-on-one time with current Brown University and camp coaching staff, as they learn and train alongside staff counselors and other campers.
Eligibility: Coed, grades 7-12 as of September 2018

Wrestling Team Camp at Brown University
This camp is designed for individuals or teams to learn technique, and apply this knowledge in a competition setting. This camp will expose athletes of every level to wrestling techniques that have proven successful for beginner to advanced wrestlers. Team camp offers valuable mat-time experience against top wrestlers from around the country. Also allows coaches to grow with their team during the dual meet and competition format of the camp. Throughout the camp we will focus on match management, takedowns, top/bottom skills, and pinning combinations to achieve team bonus points.

Attend this camp as an individual or on a high school team. Upon arrival, everyone will be assigned a team, and groups that come together will be placed on the same team. Each team will be assigned a college wrestler/counselor that will help guide campers throughout the camp. This will allow each team and camper to receive personalized attention that suits their style of wrestling. The assigned coach will prepare each team for competition with warm up, preparation, and match strategy. Whether athletes are preparing for the dual aspect or the individual aspect of live wrestling, this camp will give each camper an inside look on how a college wrestling team prepares before each competition.

Elite 48 Showcase Camp at Brown University
The Elite 48 Wrestling Showcase is a 3 day camp designed for serious wrestlers interested in gaining collegiate exposure and learning technique from current Brown Wrestling staff and student-athletes. Additionally, coaching staff from other area colleges and universities will be attending, giving prospective high school wrestlers the opportunity to be noticed by coaches from across all division levels.

The camp is also an opportunity for wrestlers to both showcase and build their skills through technical development, hard drilling, conditioning, and live wrestling. Take advantage of this opportunity to display your wrestling skills and learn more about what it takes to be a college wrestler!
Eligibility: Coed, grades 7-12 as of September 2018

About Our Coaches

Todd Beckerman

Todd Beckerman, former Nebraska All-American, enters his sixth season as the leader of the Brown University wrestling program in 2018-19 after taking over the position on June 14, 2013. Beckerman joined the Bears' coaching staff following eight successful seasons at the University of Maryland, where he served as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Beckerman guided the Bears to a banner year during the 2017-18 season. Brown tied for second in the Ivy League standings, its highest finish since 1997, and posted three Ivy League wins, its most since 2009. The Bears totaled three NCAA qualifiers for the first time since 2008 and tallied six EIWA placers, their most since 2010. Off the mat, Brown tied for first in the EIWA with seven EIWA All-Academic Team honorees.

During the 2016-17 season, Beckerman led the Bears to an 8-7 dual record for their first season above .500 since the 2001-02 campaign. Brown collected four All-Ivy honorees, including 2017 NCAA qualifier CJ LaFragola ’19. The Bears posted the second-highest team GPA in the nation according to the NWCA to rank in the top 10 for the sixth straight year.

Beckerman coached two NCAA Championship qualifiers, All-Ivy performers, and EIWA placers in Justin Staudenmayer ’17 and Steven Galiardo ’17 in 2015-16. In addition to their success on the mat, the Bears achieved in the classroom, posting the nation’s third-highest team GPA according to the NWCA.

In 2014-15, Beckerman guided a pair of NCAA Championship qualifiers in Ophir Bernstein ’15 and Staudenmayer with both wrestlers picking up a win at the tournament. He coached Billy Watterson ’15, an All-Ivy performer, who also founded a non-profit, Beat the Streets Providence, bringing scholastic wrestling to Providence middle schools and earning several awards. Beckerman also maintained his team’s academic integrity as the Bears posted the nation’s fifth-best team GPA according to the NWCA.

Beckerman made his mark in his first season as Brown’s head coach with historical moments highlighting the 2014-15 season. He mentored Bernstein, Brown wrestling's first All-American in 16 years. Under Beckerman's guidance, Bernstein finished eighth in the nation in the 184-pound weight class, won a Bronze medal at the World University Wrestling Championships, received Brown's 2014 Fritz Pollard Trophy as the University's outstanding male athlete of the year, and was named to the Academic All-Ivy and National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic teams. In team accolades, the Bears defeated Penn in their home opener – marking the first time Brown bested the Quakers in 20 years. Four Brown wrestlers earned All-Ivy honors and the Bears posted the nation's fourth-best team grade point average, garnering recognition from the NWCA.

"We're excited to have Todd Beckerman lead our wrestling program," Brown Director of Athletics Jack Hayes said upon Beckerman’s hiring. "Todd was an outstanding student-athlete and he has continued that success as an accomplished coach with proven credentials. He brings tremendous experience and leadership to the position as well as a clear commitment to the direction of the program."

"I'm honored and excited to become the head coach at Brown, one of the most prestigious universities in the country," Beckerman said upon his hiring. "I would like to thank Jack Hayes and the rest of the search committee for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with the student-athletes, administration, and alumni to honor Brown's legacy while building a successful, nationally recognized program."

Beckerman, who coached at the collegiate level for 12 years prior to making his way to College Hill, came to Brown following an impressive stint at Maryland, where he helped lead the Terrapins to four ACC Championships in his last eight years at the school, including back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

Individually, Maryland produced 16 different and 26 total conference champions during Beckerman's tenure, while six ACC champions directly trained with the two-time All-American. Under Beckerman's tutelage, seven wrestlers earned All-American honors, including a trio of multiple winners. Beckerman also coached Steven Bell to a sixth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships and an eighth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships. From 2006-12, 38 Maryland wrestlers were named to the All-ACC team, while two earned ACC Wrestler of the Year honors.

In addition to assisting with recruiting, coaching, travel, budgeting, academic support and several other administrative and development duties, Beckerman spearheaded a social media campaign that launched the Maryland program into the national spotlight. For his social media efforts, Beckerman and Maryland won the "The Gold Standard" award by the National Wrestling Coaches Association Best of Brand Awards in 2012.

Prior to his arrival at Maryland, Beckerman spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy. In 2004, Navy posted its best record since 1993 and had a school-record eight wrestlers record 25-win seasons.

In addition to stints at Maryland and Navy, Beckerman served as a volunteer coach at Nebraska during the 2002-03 season, where he primarily coached the lower weight classes and assisted with recruiting. He began his career as an administrative assistant at Penn State in 2001-02, where he worked one-on-one with student-athletes and directed summer camps.

A four-year letterwinner and two-time All-American at Nebraska, Beckerman graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in human resources and family sciences. In addition, he also earned a Master's in Education from Nebraska with an emphasis in post-secondary athletics in 2007.

As a student-athlete, Beckman put together a decorated career on the mat and racked up a lofty list of accolades while wrestling for the Huskers. He earned All-American status at the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Championships and also earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in both seasons. As a senior, the team captain was named the 2000-01 Nebraska Male Athlete of the Year and the Husker Power lifter of the Year, and also competed internationally in 1999 and 2000 with the Big 12 All-Star Wrestling Team.

Camp Details

DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
7:15 am • Wake-Up
7:30 - 8:30 am • Breakfast: All-You-Can-Eat
9:00 - 11:00 am • Technique & Competition Session I
12:00 - 1:00 pm • Lunch: All-You-Can-Eat
1:30 - 3:30 pm • Technique & Competition Session II
4:00 - 5:00 pm • Pool & Free Time*
5:00 pm • Day Only Commuter Pick Up at the Gym
5:00 - 6:00 pm • Dinner: All-You-Can-Eat
6:30 - 8:30 pm • Technique & Competition Session III
8:30 pm • Commuter Pick Up at the Gym
9:00 - 10:30 pm • Free Time and Camp Store Open: Pizza, Drinks, and Brown Wrestling Gear
11:00 PM • Lights Out"