Cardinal Wrestling Camps

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305


Overview

Our camps are designed to help wrestlers of all ages and skills level reach their goals. Choose from Youth, Technique, or Intensive Camps with commuter and overnight options!
Our camps are designed to help wrestlers of all ages and skills level reach their goals. Choose from Youth, Technique, or Intensive Camps with commuter and overnight options!

 Technique Camp 1 (Takedown Camp): June 23rd – 26th
Technique Camp 1 will focus primarily on neutral position takedowns, scores, and tactics. We will cover basic and advanced leg attacks and finishes, ties and set ups, and counter offense and defense. Our approach will be to present the campers with a wide variety of skills and attacks and let them drill and master the ones which best suit their own particular styles. Although the vast majority of the camp (~80%) will be neutral focused, we will still cover some (~20%) top / bottom technique, drilling, and wrestling.
 Technique Camp 2 (Mat Masters): June 30th – July 3rd
Technique Camp 2 will focus primarily on the mat. We’ll cover a wide variety of rides, breakdowns, turns and pins from the top position, plus escapes, reversals, counters and scores on bottom. These are some of the most often neglected areas in youth and high school wrestling and we intend to teach techniques that work at the highest levels. Although the vast majority of the camp (~80%) will be top / bottom focused, we will still incorporate some (~20%) neutral technique, drilling, and wrestling
 Ages 8-18 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $570 Overnight / $395 Commuter
 Hands on work with current Stanford coaches and wrestlers
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Outstanding conditioning instruction
 Live wrestling and competition
 Great food in the Stanford dining halls—all you can eat!
 Supervised dorms—24 hours
 Certified athletic trainer
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants

For more experienced wrestlers that want the intensity of a collegiate wrestling room! Two to three on-the-mat training sessions per day that focus on a wide variety of advanced techniques in all positions, intense drilling, live wrestling, team and individual competition, plus morning conditioning workouts that include long runs and hill sprints. Only sign up for the Intensive Camp if you’re really up for the challenge!!!
 Intensive Camp: June 30th – July 3rd
 Ages 13-18 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $625 Overnight / $450 Commuter
 One-on-one work with NCAA Division I coaching staff
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Great food in the Stanford dining halls—all you can eat!
 Supervised dorms—24 hours
 Certified athletic trainer
 Outstanding conditioning instruction
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Team competition and games
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants

For beginners wanting to get a taste of the world’s oldest and greatest sport! Our Youth Camp will run 9:30-11:30am from Mon-Wed and is intended to introduce basic wrestling skills and concepts in a fun and stress free environment. We will cover fundamental techniques from the neutral, top, and bottom positions but also incorporate tumbling, drills, games and exercises designed to make each child leave camp with a positive impression of the sport and want to come back for more. Parents are welcome to watch and even participate with the appropriate attire.
 Youth Camp: June 24th – 26th
 Ages 6-10 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $200 (Commuter only)
 One-on-one work with NCAA Division I coaching staff
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Certified athletic trainer
 Team competition and games
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants



About Our Coaches

Jason Borrelli

Jason Borrelli enters his 11th season as Stanford's head wrestling coach in 2018-19. Over the past 10 years, the Cardinal has sent 24 different wrestlers to the NCAA Championships a total of 46 times. In 2016-17, Stanford set a program record with nine NCAA qualifiers.

Borrelli’s wrestlers have garnered a total of 10 All-America honors and 16 individual Pac-12 championships. Borrelli’s 16 conference champions are the most during any 10-year span in program history.

In his first 10 years, Borrelli has guided the Cardinal to 97 dual meet victories, placing him second on the program’s all-time coaching career wins list. The 97 wins are also the most victories during a 10-year span in Stanford wrestling history.

In 2011, Borrelli’s squad put together the best NCAA Championship run in school history, scoring 44 points and finishing in 11th place while crowning three NCAA All-Americans. The 11th-place finish and the three single season NCAA All-Americans are both program records. The Cardinal followed up its 2011 record-setting year by turning in the program’s third-highest NCAA Championships finish in 2012, when it placed 16th at the national tournament. The 11th-place finish in 2011 combined with the 16th-place finish in 2012 mark the only time in school history the Cardinal has posted back-to-back top-20 NCAA finishes in wrestling.

In 2014, Stanford had a regular season to remember, finishing with a 17-5 dual-meet mark, breaking a 39-year-old record for wins in a season. The squad finished runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships, equaling a program-best and tied a then-school record for most national qualifiers in a single season, sending five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Of the five NCAA qualifiers, four won individual Pac-12 championships, which is also a school record.

The 2016 team provided another successful campaign, placing 19th at the NCAA Champions with six NCAA qualifiers. The 19th-place finish marked the sixth top 20-finish in school history (three coming under Borrelli's guidance). Joey McKenna (141 pounds) became Stanford's first freshman All-American, placing third. Connor Schram (125 pounds) took eighth, giving the Cardinal two All-Americans in the same season for the first time since 2012.

Highlighting Stanford’s individual success during Borrelli’s tenure is Nick Amuchastegui. A four-time NCAA qualifier, three-time All-American and the school’s only two-time NCAA finalist. Amuchastegui was twice named Capital One/CoSIDA Men’s At-Large Academic All-American of the Year and was a four-time NWCA Academic All-American. The 2012 Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, he was also the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling in 2012, and twice earned the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award for Division I wrestling.

Off the mat, Borrelli’s teams have thrived academically. Since 2009, the Cardinal has finished in the top-16 among all Division I programs in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) team GPA standings each season finishing third, sixth, 12th, sixth, third, eighth, seventh, 16th, 11th and fifth, respectively. Borrelli has mentored 28 NWCA All-Academic selections, including two four-time recipients in Amuchastegui and Dan Scherer. At the conference level, Stanford has had 64 wrestlers earn Pac-12 All-Academic honors under Borrelli’s tutelage, while Kyle Meyer earned a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship following the 2014 season.

Borrelli has proven to be one of the finest recruiters in the nation as well. In seven of the past 10 seasons, the Cardinal has landed nationally ranked recruiting classes in Intermat's top-25, with six of those classes falling in the top-15. The 2018 class was the highest in program history at No. 7, while the 2014 class was tabbed ninth overall by Intermat.

In addition to his coaching duties, Borrelli served on the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee for five years. In 2010, Borrelli graduated from the NWCA's inaugural Leadership Academy; a program designed to equip collegiate coaches with the necessary skills to lead a successful program. In the summer of 2015, Borrelli was invited back by the NWCA as a mentor for future participants.

A former Central Michigan standout, Borrelli came to The Farm as an assistant coach in 2008 and quickly helped guide the Cardinal to one of its most successful seasons in school history. As a team, Borrelli and the staff led Stanford to a 19th-place finish nationally, matching then the program's second-highest finish in school history and just its third all-time top-20 finish (at the time). Owning two of the conference's four All-Americans, the Cardinal's 19th-place finish was the best in the Pac-10.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Borrelli served on the Central Michigan coaching staff. In his first year with the Chippewas, the program won its ninth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship. The squad ended the season ranked fifth in the final dual meet rankings and finished 15th at the NCAA Championships. Borrelli also helped guide three CMU wrestlers to All-America honors during the 2007 season.

A Mt. Pleasant, Michigan native, Borrelli was a two-time Michigan state champion in high school before beginning his career at Central Michigan in 2001. A four-year starter at 125 and 133 pounds, he was part of five consecutive team Mid-American Conference (MAC) championships. As a junior in 2005, he captured the 133-pound MAC title. Borrelli qualified for the NCAA Championships at 133 pounds twice, in 2005 and 2006, and captained the Chippewa team as a senior. A four-year NWCA All-Academic selection, Borrelli graduated from Central Michigan in December 2005 with a degree in business administration.


Camp Details

 Technique Camp 1 (Takedown Camp): June 23rd – 26th
Technique Camp 1 will focus primarily on neutral position takedowns, scores, and tactics. We will cover basic and advanced leg attacks and finishes, ties and set ups, and counter offense and defense. Our approach will be to present the campers with a wide variety of skills and attacks and let them drill and master the ones which best suit their own particular styles. Although the vast majority of the camp (~80%) will be neutral focused, we will still cover some (~20%) top / bottom technique, drilling, and wrestling.


 Technique Camp 2 (Mat Masters): June 30th – July 3rd
Technique Camp 2 will focus primarily on the mat. We’ll cover a wide variety of rides, breakdowns, turns and pins from the top position, plus escapes, reversals, counters and scores on bottom. These are some of the most often neglected areas in youth and high school wrestling and we intend to teach techniques that work at the highest levels. Although the vast majority of the camp (~80%) will be top / bottom focused, we will still incorporate some (~20%) neutral technique, drilling, and wrestling
 Ages 8-18 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $570 Overnight / $395 Commuter
 Hands on work with current Stanford coaches and wrestlers
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Outstanding conditioning instruction
 Live wrestling and competition
 Great food in the Stanford dining halls—all you can eat!
 Supervised dorms—24 hours
 Certified athletic trainer
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants

For more experienced wrestlers that want the intensity of a collegiate wrestling room! Two to three on-the-mat training sessions per day that focus on a wide variety of advanced techniques in all positions, intense drilling, live wrestling, team and individual competition, plus morning conditioning workouts that include long runs and hill sprints. Only sign up for the Intensive Camp if you’re really up for the challenge!!!
 Intensive Camp: June 30th – July 3rd
 Ages 13-18 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $625 Overnight / $450 Commuter
 One-on-one work with NCAA Division I coaching staff
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Great food in the Stanford dining halls—all you can eat!
 Supervised dorms—24 hours
 Certified athletic trainer
 Outstanding conditioning instruction
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Team competition and games
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants

For beginners wanting to get a taste of the world’s oldest and greatest sport! Our Youth Camp will run 9:30-11:30am from Mon-Wed and is intended to introduce basic wrestling skills and concepts in a fun and stress free environment. We will cover fundamental techniques from the neutral, top, and bottom positions but also incorporate tumbling, drills, games and exercises designed to make each child leave camp with a positive impression of the sport and want to come back for more. Parents are welcome to watch and even participate with the appropriate attire.
 Youth Camp: June 24th – 26th
 Ages 6-10 (contact us for an exemption)
 Cost – $200 (Commuter only)
 One-on-one work with NCAA Division I coaching staff
 State of the art wrestling facilities
 Open door policy … coaches and parents welcome to watch!
 Certified athletic trainer
 Team competition and games
 Free t-shirt to all campers
 All camps open to any and all entrants