Robie Wrestling Camps

Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Overview

Camp Rules
Attend all sessions – attendance will be taken every session
Be on time for and ready at the start of every session
If you are sick or injured you must still report to each session and contact a trainer immediately
You may not leave campus for any reason unless accompanied by an authorized member of our camp staff
You must be in the dorm by 10:30pm or immediately following the last camp session
You must be in your own room by 11:00pm for bed check
Any lost key is to be reported to a coach immediately. The fee for a lost key is $50.00
Shower after every session and wear clean gear, if you need to do laundry find the designated camp laundry facility
You will be dismissed from camp for any of the following;
Anything associated with hazing
Alcohol/drugs/tobacco
Missed sessions
Having unauthorized visitors in your dorm room
Having visitors of the opposite sex in your room
Being in the room of a camper of the opposite sex
If you are out of the dorm after 11:00pm
Disrespecting other campers/camp staff, other camper’s personal items, or camp facilities
Understand that everything you do while at Virginia Tech is a direct reflection of the Virginia Tech wrestling program, your school, parents and coaches. Please and thank you go a long way while you are at Virginia Tech
What to Bring
Pillow, towels, swim trunks (open swim), shorts, t-shirts, running shoes, wrestling shoes and alarm clock.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are available on campus. VT wrestling gear will be sold in our camp store during registration, check-out and throughout the week.


About Our Coaches

Tony Robie

In his first season leading the program, head coach Tony Robie continued Virginia Tech wrestling’s run of success as the Hokies won its second consecutive ACC Championship and placed eighth at the NCAA Championships.

Robie became the first ACC wrestling coach in history to guide his team to ACC championships in his first two seasons. With Robie on staff, Virginia Tech has now won four ACC titles over the last six years and seven conference trophies overall when including dual meet titles. The Hokies have also placed in the top 10 at NCAAs in each of the last six years.

In Robie’s first full campaign, Virginia Tech placed at least three wrestlers on the podium at nationals for the sixth consecutive season. Jared Haught led the group of three All-Americans in 2018 by becoming the Hokies’ second-ever national finalist, joining Devin Carter in 2014. Four Hokies – Haught, David McFadden, Brent Moore and Dennis Gustafson – won ACC titles, with Moore taking home Most Valuable Wrestler honors. Robie also coached McFadden to a regular season record of 30-0, the first undefeated season at Virginia Tech since 2001-02.

In duals, Robie led the Hokies to a 14-3 overall record, a 4-1 mark in ACC matches and a final ranking of No. 10 in the final NWCA Coaches Poll. Robie’s 14 dual meet victories ranks second in the ACC record book for most wins by a first-year head coach behind Wade Schalles’ 15 wins with Clemson in 1978. His .824 winning percentage ranks third all-time in ACC history for a rookie head coach. In Virginia Tech history, Robie’s winning percentage ranks first among rookie head coaches while his 14 wins ranks second behind Tom Brands’ 16 dual meet wins in 2004-05. Robie, who started five freshmen in duals for a majority of the season, was also named a finalist for the Theraworx NWCA National Coach of the Year award.

On March 21, 2017, Robie was promoted to head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech after serving as interim head coach since February of that year. During that span, Robie led the Hokies to the team title at the ACC Championships and a sixth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis –  Tech’s fifth-straight top-10 finish at nationals.

Robie was an integral part of the Virginia Tech wrestling staff for 11 seasons as associate head coach under former head coach Kevin Dresser. Between that 2006-07 and 2016-17, the Hokies won three ACC Dual Meet Championships, three ACC tournament championships and finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships five times. One of those top 10 team finishes included a then-ACC record and program best fourth place finish in 2016. He also helped recruit and coach 17 ACC champions and 14 All-Americans.

Robie came to Blacksburg after serving as the head coach at Binghamton University, a program that had been discontinued after the 2003-04 school year because of budget constraints. Before taking over at Binghamton, he was an assistant coach for four seasons at the University of Michigan.

In seven years as a Division I assistant coach, Robie helped coach 23 All-Americans, nine Academic All-Americans and one national champion. As the Wolverines' top assistant coach, Robie recruited three top-10 classes, including the No. 2 ranked class in 2004. His one-on-one work with Michigan student-athlete Ryan Bertin culminated with Bertin's 2003 NCAA championship - the school's first national champion in 18 years. In all, Michigan's team earned national top-10 status all four years that Robie was a coach there. His dedication and influence off the mat resulted in the wrestling team winning the 2003 community service award at the school.

Robie joined the Michigan staff after coaching stops at West Virginia (1998-99) and Edinboro (1999-00).

A world-class wrestler in his own right, Robie was a two-time All-American at Edinboro and a 1997 NCAA finalist at 158 pounds who turned in a career record of 126-23. A two-time captain for Olympic gold medalist Bruce Baumgartner, Robie was a three-time Eastern Wrestling League Champion and a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champion. As a senior, Robie led the Fighting Scots to a sixth-place national finish - the highest in school history. He ranks fourth on the school's all-time wins list and went on to earn a bronze medal at the 1998 U.S. Open Freestyle Championships. In 2008, he was inducted into the Edinboro Sports Hall of Fame.


Camp Details

Middle School Training Camp
Dates: 7/10-7/13
Cost: Commuter - $305; Resident (with A/C) - $425
This camp is designed for middle school wrestlers. Coach Tony Robie has personally designed a curriculum - along with adequate age and skill level drills and training regimens - to teach the skills needed to become a great middle school wrestler. Wrestlers will be learning from not only some of the best wrestlers in the nation, but in the world.
Team Competition Camp
Dates: 7/10-7/13
Cost: Commuter - $320; Resident (with A/C) - $420
This camp is designed around individual competition while using a TEAM CONCEPT that allows campers to participate with their team. If you attend camp as an individual or in a small group you will be placed on a team. This camp will consist of both competition (dual meets/individual tournament) and technique sessions. All technique will be taught by the Virginia Tech coaching staff or the upper classmen on the Hokie wrestling team. Each camper will be guaranteed between 12 and 18 matches. We have one of the top team camps on the East coast. In 2015 more than 500 campers and 38 teams attended this camp.
The available weight classes are: 107, 115, 123, 128, 133, 138, 144, 150, 158, 168, 180, 200, 275
Intensive Training Camp
Dates: 7/21-7/26
Cost: Commuter - $575; Resident (with A/C) - $775
This camp is open to any and all wrestlers grade 9 through 12. The Camp is designed for only those wrestlers who are VERY serious about the sport of wrestling and are committed to the training and lifestyle necessary to succeed at the highest level. Campers will train alongside the Virginia Tech wrestling team and will experience a typical week of training for a Division 1 wrestler. Wrestlers who consider this camp should recognize that they will be in a training environment that will challenge their mental toughness, physical condition and wrestling abilities. Campers attending are advised to show up in great physical shape.
Skills & Drills Camp
Dates: 7/21-7/24
Cost: Commuter - $355; Resident (with A/C) - $475
This camp is designed for all wrestlers regardless of age or experience level. Campers will be taught wrestling skills in all three positions (neutral, top, bottom). Coach Tony Robie has personally designed a curriculum to teach the skills needed to become a great middle or high school wrestler. Campers will be grouped based on experience so they can lean at their own pace. Each day campers will have three technique sessions. For those looking for some hard nosed wrestling an additional optional open mat time will be provided where campers can train along side the Hokie wrestling team. Each day will have at least one recreational activity (swimming, bowling, billiards, arcade, etc).