Bulldog Wrestling Camps

Fresno State

Fresno, CA 93740


Overview

FRESNO STATE PROSPECT CAMP
April 05, 2019 - April 07, 2019 | Fresno, California


This camp will cover everything you need to know about being at Division 1 wrestler.

OLYMPIC STYLE WRESTLING CAMP
Ages: 7 - 18
April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019 | Fresno, California

Our Olympic Style Training Camp is designed to get a good training phase in the Olympic Styles of wrestling. We will get 5 training sessions in three days.
We look forward to having your wrestler in camp. Camp will take place at the Fresno State.

BULLDOG INTENSIVE WRESTLING CAMP
July 07, 2019 - July 12, 2019 | Fresno, California

The Bulldog Intensive Wrestling Camp is for the serious wrestlers looking o get a jump on their competition.

JR BULLDOG COMMUTER CAMP
Ages: 4 - 12
July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019 | Fresno, California

The Junior Bulldog wrestling camp is for the beginner wrestler looking to get great instruction on the fundamentals of being a good wrestler.

 


About Our Coaches

Troy Steiner

The process of reinstating the men's wrestling program at Fresno State took a monumental step forward on May 10, 2016 as former Bulldog Director of Athletics Jim Bartko announced the hiring of Troy Steiner to become the head wrestling coach.

Steiner, who spent 10 years at Oregon State from 2006-16, including the last four in the role of associate head coach, was tasked with restoring the wrestling program at Fresno State and recapturing the passionate wrestling community in California's Central Valley.

"Today marks an exciting day for Fresno State and the wrestling community," Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro said. "The pride and support for Bulldogs wrestling is inspiring. In our Central Valley, which is well known as a wrestling hotbed, we're pleased to reintroduce the nation to Fresno State wrestling under new head coach Troy Steiner."

In their first season back on the mat since 2005-06, Steiner led the Bulldogs to a 4-16 mark in dual meets with wins over San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Bucknell and Northern Colorado.

The ‘Dogs won their first dual at San Francisco State on Nov. 11, 2017 defeating SFSU, 35-12 winning the duals’ first eight matches with two falls and five major decisions.

The Bulldogs won their first meet over a Division I opponent, Cal Poly, 29-13 at the Save Mart Center on Jan. 4 winning seven matches as Josh Hokit and AJ Nevills closed out the dual with falls.

Fresno State also downed Bucknell, 27-8 at the Virigina Duals on Jan. 12 and won their first Big 12 dual at Northern Colorado on Jan. 26, 20-19 winning on the total team points criteria as the ‘Dogs outscored the Bears, 60-57.

Redshirt sophomore 149-pounder Khristian Olivas and freshman heavyweight AJ Nevills became the first two Bulldog wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships competing in Cleveland as Olivas went 1-2 and Nevills fell in two matches.

Nevills finished second and Hokit placed fifth at the Big 12 Championships while the ‘Dogs finished 11th as a team.

Steiner has reached the pinnacle of the sport as both a wrestler and as a coach. A four-time All-American at Iowa where he compiled a 148-13 record in the 134- and 142-pound weight classes, Steiner was a member of three Hawkeye national championship teams from 1991-93 and won the 1992 NCAA Division I National Championship in the 142-pound weight class.

His decorated athletic career is equally matched as a mentor that has seen him coach 22 All-Americans, 10 Big Ten Champions, seven Pac-12 Championship teams and six NCAA Division I Champions along with a Junior FILA World Freestyle Champion.

"I want to thank President Joseph Castro, former Director of Athletics Jim Bartko and former Associate AD John Kriebs for having the courage to reinstate the wrestling program here at Fresno State," Steiner said. "I am honored that they have put their trust in me to bring this back to the Valley and to the wrestling community.

"My family and I are extremely excited to become a part of the Red Wave community and looking forward to any challenges that may lie ahead."

Steiner, who in addition to his 10 years at Oregon State, has made coaching stops at Iowa (2004-06) and Wisconsin (1997-01) while his first collegiate stint was at Minnesota back in the mid-90s (1996-97). He also owned and operated "The ADVANCE School of Wrestling" in Madison, Wis., from 2001-04 and from 1997-2004 was the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation State Freestyle and Greco-Roman Coach.

"Today is truly a special day nationally for the sport of wrestling and here for the fans in the Valley who deeply love this sport," Bartko said. "Being able to find a head coach with the integrity, spirit and knowledge that Troy brings to Fresno State is invaluable not only for restarting the program, but also for bringing great student-athletes to campus to compete."

Steiner's most recent successes at Oregon State came working alongside Beavers head coach Jim Zalesky, a 2004 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee who Steiner also coached with at Iowa from 2004-06. Steiner and Zalesky guided Oregon State to top 10 NCAA team finishes in 2012 and 2013 and the seven Pac-12 Championships, including five-straight from 2012-16.

As a member of USA Wrestling, he was a USA Women's World Team Coach in 2003, 2007 and 2015, and was the 2003 USA Junior World Team Coach in men's freestyle where he coached the U.S. Junior team in the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Steiner, a native of Bismarck, N.D. and graduate of Bismarck Century High School, went on to star as a wrestler at Iowa alongside with his brother, Terry, who was a three-time All-American with the Hawkeyes (1991-93) and 1993 NCAA Division I National Champion (150-pound weight class). Both Steiner brothers were inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on June 9, 2013.

In post-collegiate competition, Steiner was a nine-time U.S. National Team member, winning the 1992 World Cup and the 1996 Pan-American Games titles. He placed third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 and 1996, and fifth in 2000.

He received his bachelor's degree in social work from Iowa in 1993 and his master's degree in kinesiology with a sports management emphasis from Minnesota in 1998.


Camp Details

FRESNO STATE PROSPECT CAMP
April 05, 2019 - April 07, 2019 | Fresno, California


This camp will cover everything you need to know about being at Division 1 wrestler.

OLYMPIC STYLE WRESTLING CAMP
Ages: 7 - 18
April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019 | Fresno, California

Our Olympic Style Training Camp is designed to get a good training phase in the Olympic Styles of wrestling. We will get 5 training sessions in three days.
We look forward to having your wrestler in camp. Camp will take place at the Fresno State.

BULLDOG INTENSIVE WRESTLING CAMP
July 07, 2019 - July 12, 2019 | Fresno, California

The Bulldog Intensive Wrestling Camp is for the serious wrestlers looking o get a jump on their competition.

JR BULLDOG COMMUTER CAMP
Ages: 4 - 12
July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019 | Fresno, California

The Junior Bulldog wrestling camp is for the beginner wrestler looking to get great instruction on the fundamentals of being a good wrestler.