Spartan Wrestling Youth Camp

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824


Overview

WRS1-Spartan Wrestling Youth Camp
(click to signup)
Date: 06/24/2019 - 06/26/2019
Commuter Price: $175 Check In Time: 08:30AM-09:00AM
Check In Location: IM West
Commuter
Meals Included: None
Daily Dropoff Time: 08:30AM, Location: IM West
Daily Pickup Time: 12:00PM, Location: IM West
Checkout Time: 12:00PM
Checkout Location: IM West

WRS2-MSU High School Wresting Camp
(click to signup)
Date: 06/24/2019 - 06/26/2019
Commuter Price: $175 Check In Time: 12:30PM-01:00PM
Check In Location: IM West
Commuter
Meals Included: None
Daily Dropoff Time: 12:30PM, Location: IM West
Daily Pickup Time: 03:30PM, Location: IM West
Checkout Time: 03:30PM
Checkout Location: IM West


About Our Coaches

Roger Chandler

Roger Chandler, who enters his 22nd year on the Spartan wrestling staff, is in his third year as head coach. He was named head coach designate by Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis on June 30, 2015.

Chandler officially took over as head coach following the 2015-16 season, as Tom Minkel retired after his 25th season at MSU. Chandler is the ninth coach in the history of the program, which dates back to 1886 and has generated 25 NCAA Champions, 68 Big Ten Champions, eight Big Ten Championships and one NCAA Championship.

“I’d like to thank Mark Hollis and the entire executive staff for giving me the opportunity to be the next head wrestling coach at Michigan State University,” said Chandler. “I’m truly honored and excited that they have placed their confidence in me to lead the program into the future.”

Chandler has helped produce 10 different All-Americans and six Big Ten Champions for a total of 22 All-America selections and nine Big Ten individual titles during his time at Michigan State. He also coached three-time All-American Franklin Gomez, who won a national title in 2009 at 133 pounds. In addition, he handles a variety of administrative duties for the program. Chandler, who began his coaching career as an assistant at MSU in 1997, was promoted to associate head coach in 2011.

Outside of his work at Michigan State, Chandler also has been instrumental in establishing and growing youth folkstyle wrestling in the state of Michigan and throughout the entire United States. Chandler serves as the president of the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWAY) and also the associate executive director of the National United Wrestling Association for Youth (NUWAY). Started in 1998 with 750 members, MYWAY now has more than 9,000 members, while NUWAY -- modeling the MYWAY system -- has expanded with organizations in 15 states.

Chandler also has international coaching experience, as he coached former Spartan assistant Alex Dolly, who represented Ireland, at the 2011 Freestyle World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

A three-time All-American at Indiana, Chandler was inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008. The IU Male Athlete of the Year in 1996-97, Chandler finished eighth at the NCAA Championships in 1995, third in 1996 and second in 1997. His only loss at the 1997 NCAA Championships came against Cary Kolat of Lock Haven, a two-time NCAA Champion and 1997 World Championship runner-up. The Big Ten Champion at 142 pounds in 1997, Chandler finished his Indiana career with a 134-25 record. He graduated from Indiana in 1997 with a degree in sport management.

While he was at St. Edward High School in Cleveland, Chandler was the 1992 Ohio state champion, wrestling on a team that produced 12 state champions and eight national champions. He ended his prep career with a 112-12 mark.

Chandler, whose first season at Michigan State was in 1997-98, also served as head coach of the Ohio Junior National Freestyle team in 1998 and 1999.


Camp Details

WRS1-Spartan Wrestling Youth Camp
(click to signup)
Date: 06/24/2019 - 06/26/2019
Commuter Price: $175 Check In Time: 08:30AM-09:00AM
Check In Location: IM West
Commuter
Meals Included: None
Daily Dropoff Time: 08:30AM, Location: IM West
Daily Pickup Time: 12:00PM, Location: IM West
Checkout Time: 12:00PM
Checkout Location: IM West

WRS2-MSU High School Wresting Camp
(click to signup)
Date: 06/24/2019 - 06/26/2019
Commuter Price: $175 Check In Time: 12:30PM-01:00PM
Check In Location: IM West
Commuter
Meals Included: None
Daily Dropoff Time: 12:30PM, Location: IM West
Daily Pickup Time: 03:30PM, Location: IM West
Checkout Time: 03:30PM
Checkout Location: IM West