Davidson Wrestling Camps

Davidson College

Davidson, NC 28035


Overview

Davidson Wrestling Camp is designed for the introduction and development of wrestling technique, mat skills, and athletic coordination for elementary and middle school wrestlers.  Throughout the course of the 5-day camp, wrestlers will be exposed to a variety of techniques in all areas of wrestling, including:

♦ Leg Attacks
♦ High Level Offense
♦ Front Headlocks
♦ Defense & Counter-Offense
♦ Throws, Trips, & Tricks
♦ Escapes & Reversal
♦ Pinning Combinations

In addition to technical instruction, Davidson Wrestling Camp will also provide wrestlers with daily training to improve athleticism and coordination.  Each session will also include live wrestling, where wrestlers will be paired based upon approximate weight and experience.

Campers will enjoy lunch on campus at Vail Commons, as well as scheduled games and activities in between wrestling sessions.  Davidson Wrestling Camp will be a fun, educational, motivational, and challenging experience.

Camp director and lead instructor, Andy Lausier is the Head Wrestling Coach at Davidson College. With 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 10 seasons at the Division I level, Coach Lausier has developed his own authentic system of teaching and training wrestlers.  Current Davidson wrestlers will serve as counselors and assistant instructors.


About Our Coaches

Andy Lausier

Andy Lausier became the 12th head coach of Davidson wrestling in April of 2017.

Lausier joins the Wildcats after serving four years as head coach at Sacred Heart University. While at SHU, Lausier coached four Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) grapplers onto the podium including that highest placed wrestler in program history. Lausier compiled a top-25 ranked recruiting class in 2013.

Lausier not only guided the Pioneers on the mat, but in the classroom. SHU was twice named a National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team, ranking second nationally in 2016 and seventh in 2017.

While in Fairfield, he also engineered a nationally recognized fundraising effort that included The March To MSG, where he ran from campus to Madison Square Garden, covering 62 miles in three days. Lausier ramped it up with his next feat, Spinning to St. Louis, where he biked 1,100 miles in seven days from the SHU campus to the Scottrade Center. In doing so, Lausier raised over $150,000.

Prior to SHU, Lausier served as the head assistant at Princeton University for four seasons and proved to be an instrumental piece in rebuilding the Tiger wrestling program.

While at Princeton, Lausier helped compile a nationally ranked recruiting class and coached six EIWA place-winners including a league finalist and two-time NCAA qualifier.

Lausier began his coaching career at Stevens Technical Institute where he built the program from the ground up as the school’s first head coach. He saw immediate results as the Ducks competed in three consecutive NCAA Tournament’s in the first three campaigns. For his efforts, Lausier was named the Centennial Conference Rookie Coach of the Year. Under Lausier, the Ducks boasted a Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Year, a pair of Scholar All-Americans, and reached as high as seventh in the NWCA All-Academic team rankings.

A 2001 graduate of Lycoming College, Lausier was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Lausier was a three-time NCAA qualifier and earned All-America status in 2000 at 197-pounds.


Camp Details

Camp Schedule 

♦ 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM — Wrestling Session I
→ Athletic Development & Coordination
→ Technique
→ Live Wrestling
♦ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Lunch
♦ 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM — Games / Activities
♦ 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM — Wrestling Session II
→ Technique
→ Live Wrestling
→ Conditioning

Davidson Wrestling Camps are open to any and all entrants
(limited only by number, age, grade/level and/or gender)