Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Overview

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps are committed to providing Excellence at Every Level. Our experinced staff and counselors value character, community, and building the enjoyment for the great sport of amateur wrestling!

Pennsylvania Wrestling Commuter Camp is ideal for all ages and levels. It is technique oriented for youth, middle school and high school wrestlers. Techniques and strategies taught are proven successful at all levels of competition, from Youth through scholastic, collegiate, and all the way to Olympic Gold.

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camp Staff is committed to providing excellent instruction for every age level. Camp Directors are Hall of Fame Coach Roger Reina, and Olympic Champion & Hall of Famer Brandon Slay. The two teamed up for record success at The University of Pennsylvania, and continue today having coached beginners & champions at every level.
Expert technical instruction will be provided by staff from The University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Olympic Regional Training Center, and other select elite coaches who value the overall development of our campers first and foremost. Counselors will include wrestlers from The University of Pennsylvania and area college programs.

Pennsylvania Wrestling ID Camp
This 1-Day ID Camp is designed for 7th through 12 graders. Skill instruction, drills and live wrestling will be incorporated into a full day & great experience for middle school and hiogh school wrestlers who aspire to continue their careers in the NCAA.
Coaches from The University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC), and area colleges representing various divisions will also be in attendance to provide greater opportunity to be identified.
This camp is open to all skill levels, and will limited only by space. Register today!


About Our Coaches

Roger Reina

A Hall of Fame coach and multiple-time EIWA and Ivy League champion, Penn alumnus Roger Reina C'84, WEV'05 began his second stint as head coach at his alma mater in 2017-18 and now enters his 21st season overall as head coach at Penn in 2018-19.

In his first season back on the bench with the Quakers, Reina coached Penn to a 9-8 record and qualified four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Four grapplers earned All-Ivy honors, led by unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection May Bethea.

Reina originally led the Quakers from 1986-2005 and amassed a program-record 205 wins and a .649 winning percentage during his first tenure coaching at his alma mater, which began at the age of 24 as the youngest head coach in program history. He guided the Quakers to four EIWA championships and eight Ivy League titles during his initial run as head coach, and recruited and coached a pair of NCAA champions (Brett Matter, Matt Valenti) as well as an Olympic Gold Medalist (Brandon Slay). Reina led Penn to five NCAA Top 20 finishes in a six-year span including a Top 10 NCAA finish and two eighth-place finishes at the National Dual Meet Championships.

Reina has a lifelong relationship with Penn. His father, Ruben, was Chair of the Anthropology Department and curator at the Penn Museum from 1957-90, and multiple family members have earned Penn degrees. Roger first set foot on Penn’s campus as a freshman in the fall of 1979 and began a lifelong commitment to Penn Wrestling. Throughout his career as a wrestler, coach, mentor, alumnus and administrator, Reina’s focus has been on the betterment of his alma mater’s wrestling program and the growth of the sport in his hometown of Philadelphia.

In 2017, Reina was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Pennsylvania chapter for his dedicated service to the sport of wrestling across all levels. He also was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 as a member of Class VI.

Reina currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board for the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC). Designated by USA Wrestling under the US Olympic Committee, the PRTC serves as an elite training opportunity for wrestlers at all age levels from cadet to Olympic levels. Of particular note, PRTC wrestler Richard Perry placed fifth at the 2016 Olympic Trials and was a finalist at the most recent U.S. Open. Along with Perry, PRTC athletes Chase Pami (third at US Open) and BJ Futrell will compete in the upcoming USA World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb. June 10-11. The PRTC is led by Penn alumnus and Olympic Champion Brandon Slay W’98.

Following the end of his first tenure with the Red and Blue in 2005, Reina remained active in the wrestling community. In addition to his work to launch the PRTC and foster its partnership with Beat the Streets Philly, Reina served as chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2011 NCAA Championships which set record attendance numbers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. He also chaired the host committee for the 2014 NWCA All-Star Classic held at The Palestra, and was involved in bringing the 2017 Maccabiah Games Trials to The Palestra this past April.


Camp Details

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps are committed to providing Excellence at Every Level. Our experienced staff and counselors value character, community, and building the enjoyment for the great sport of amateur wrestling!

Pennsylvania Wrestling Commuter Camp
Start:6/20/2019 9:00 AM EST
End:6/21/2019 3:30 PM EST

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps
Start:6/23/2019 4:00 PM EST
End:6/27/2019 12:00 PM EST

Pennsylvania Wrestling ID Camp
Start:6/28/2019 10:00 AM EST
End:6/28/2019 6:00 PM EST