Fighting Illini Wrestling Camp

University of Illinois

Champaign, IL 61820


Camp Dates:
June 23-26: Team Camp - (space is limited)
June 23-30: Intensive Camp
June 27-30: GIRLS ONLY Technique Camp
June 27-30: BOYS ONLY Technique Camp

Camp Directors:
Jeremy Hunter, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Mike Poeta, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Isaiah Martinez, Volunteer Wrestling Coach

*Open to any and all participants who are...
Team Camp: Boys High School Teams
Intensive Camp: Boys ages 10-18
Girls Technique Camp: Girls ages 8-18
Boys Technique Camp: Boys ages 8-18

Team Camp:
A $100 deposit is required for each team (10 athlete minimum)
$325 / member

Intensive Camp:
Resident $850
Commuter $695

Girls and Boys Technique Camps:
Resident $325
Commuter $195
*ONE DAY RATES AVAILABLE for the individual camps. For more information please contact the Summer Sport Camps Office, 217-244-7278 or

Check-in and Check-out Times:

Team Camp
Check-in: June 23, 3:00-5:00 pm at Bromley Hall
Check-out: June 26, 11:00 am at Bromley Hall

Intensive Camp
Check-in: June 23, 4:00-5:00 pm at Bromley Hall
Check-out: June 30, 11:00 am at Bromley Hall

Girls and Boys Technique Camp
Check-in: June 27, 5:00-6:00 pm at Bromley Hall
Check-out: June 30, 11:00 am at Bromley Hall


About Our Coaches

Jeremy Hunter

The 2000 NCAA Champion at 125 pounds, Jeremy Hunter begins his 16th season on the Illinois coaching staff and ninth as an assistant coach. Hunter wrestled post-collegiately for four years (2000-04), competing in two World Team Trials and the 2004 Olympic Trials, where he finished fourth at 55 kg.

Hunter has shown great versatility in his coaching, as he was a big factor in the success of NCAA Champion Jesse Delgado (125), often drilling with him in workouts. Hunter has also guided All-Americans Jimmy Kennedy (133), Mike Poeta (157) and John Wise (HWT).

A three-time All-American at Penn State University, Hunter ended his career ranked third all-time with 62 dual meet wins and 29 career pins. His 123 career victories are tied for fifth and his 14-5 NCAA Tournament record ranks ninth in the Nittany Lion record books. He placed fifth in 1998 and was the NCAA runner-up in 1999.

Hunter won a Big Ten title in 1999 and placed among the top three on four occasions during his Penn State career. He earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Year honors in 2000 after his second-straight 33-1 season and was the conference's Rookie of the Year in 1997. A four-year dual-meet starter, he led the Nittany Lions in scoring for three straight seasons and posted a string of 41-straight dual-meet wins.

Camp Details

TEAM CAMP - June 23 - 26 - Open to all High School Teams
CAMP INFORMATION: The Illinois team camp has had an overhaul. There will be more matches, more of a variety in technique, nightly games, and more! The U of I staff and wrestlers will work hands-on with teams on improving both the physical and mental attributes that go into building individual and team championships. In addition to the technique and drills, teams will compete for the “Old School” framed bracket. Last year’s team dodgeball competition was a huge hit and we are looking forward to crowning the 2019 Team Dodgeball Champions. Along with team camp, there will be leadership seminars for captains and coaches of each team. This will help build the culture that you want in your program. Coaches and Campers will have an opportunity to watch the Regional Training Center wrestling team train in between the afternoon sessions. Watching one of the best programs in the country can show you exactly what it takes for success at the highest level. The last day of camp will conclude with every wrestler participating in a takedown tournament. Every camper will get a camp t-shirt

TECHNIQUE CAMP - June 27 - June 30 - Open to all boys & girls ages 8-18
BOYS CAMP INFORMATION: University of Illinois Wrestling Camps emphasize technical skill development and strategy. Our curriculum covers everything from basic fundamentals—stance, positioning, takedowns, and escapes—to advanced technique and strategy, including set-ups, finishes, and drilling. The practices will be structured to increase each athlete’s understanding of what it takes to be a state champion next year. No fluff, just real technique that wins at the highest level – no matter what level you are at. Along with your regular training you will experience what it’s like to win at the NCAA, World and Olympic levels by watching the IRTC Athletes train between sessions. After this camp is over, there will be a clear path laid out for you that will lead to a successful season.

INTENSIVE CAMP - June 23 - June 30 - Open to all boys ages 10-18
CAMP INFORMATION: This intensive camp is geared toward wrestlers wanting to compete at the highest levels. The intentions of this camp are to help wrestlers develop an understanding of the different training philosophies used to succeed. It consists of a practice program based on technique, discipline, commitment, sacrifice, and confidence. This 8 day camp is guaranteed to be extremely challenging, both mentally and physically. All wrestling training will be done in the legendary Huff Hall wrestling room. The U of I Wrestling Team looks forward to training side by side with those who are looking to jump to the next level! This camp includes a camp t-shirt.