Sun Devil Wrestling Camps

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85281


Overview

Designed and taught by the best world, Olympic, and NCAA coaches, our High School Team Wrestling Camp is designed to help coaches and wrestlers improve their technical schools and get live matches. Our format is to have daily technique sessions and live dual meets. The goal is to get 8 matches and 2-4 hours of technique a day. Each team will be assigned a coach which is Arizona State University Wrestler. He will be assigned to help you with your team, work with your after each dual meet, and give you constructive feedback in a small group setting.

In addition, we will hold daily coaching education sessions which will include information on laying out a yearly periodization plan, nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery planning, breaking down wrestling film, laying out wrestling practice plans, building a successful curriculum, living the lifestyle of world and Olympic Champions, and other areas.

Our technique camps will focus on technique, drilling, and live wrestling for beginners through advanced wrestlers. We emphasize on teaching on the highest percentage set ups, takedowns, counter offense, breakdowns, turns, escapes, and reversals in the nation. We’ll also cover strength and conditioning, nutrition, and proper recovery planning. All wrestlers will participate in a takedown tournament at the end.

Our Intensive Camp is specifically designed by the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Coach Zeke Jones. With four practices a day, this camp is designed to test your physical and mental limits. Wrestlers will work on the technical and tactical wrestling skills but also undergo a rigorous strength and conditioning regiment designed to test yourself. Come and train like a world and Olympic Champion.


About Our Coaches

Zeke Jones

The seventh coach in ASU wrestling history, Zeke Jones was hired in April 2014.

Jones earned his second consecutive Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor in 2018 after leading the Sun Devils to back-to-back Pac-12 titles, a first for the Sun Devils since 2005/2006.
An Olympic silver medalist for the United States, Jones was the 1991 World Champion at 52kg, a four-time World-Cup Champion, and coached United States’ Olympians in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2012 Olympic Games.

A member of ASU’s 1988 NCAA Wrestling Championship team, Jones was a three-time All-American and Pac-10 Champion for the Sun Devils. A national runner-up at 118, Jones sits at No. 4 in ASU’s career record book in both overall victories (134) and dual victories (59). He also holds the school record for dual match victories in a season with 22 during the 1989-90 campaign.

As Olympic head coach, Jones’ athletes earned two gold medals and one bronze at the London Games in 2012. His athletes in the 2004 Athens Games, where he was the freestyle coach, earned a gold and two silvers.

In the four World Championships during Jones’ tenure, USA placed third in the 2011 World Championships, fifth in 2013, and seventh in 2009. He also led USA to five individual World Champion medals, including two-time World champion Jordan Burroughs.

The United States competed in three Freestyle World Cups during the Jones era, placing third in 2012 and 2013, and sixth in 2010. During the Jones staff era, USA won eight Junior World medals, five University World medals and four Cadet World medals.

Jones came to USA Wrestling after coaching at the University of Pennsylvania from 2005-07, where he amassed a record of 33-17-1. Following the 2006 campaign that saw an NCAA Champion, two All-Americans, two Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champions, and a third-place finish at the EIWA Championships, Amateur Wrestling News named Jones the Rookie Head Coach of the Year.

Prior to coaching at Penn he served on the coaching staffs at West Virginia, Arizona State, and Bloomsburg University. Jones coached teams that have finished in the NCAA Final Four twice, in the top-10 four times and won six conference team championships. Individually his wrestlers have won six NCAA titles, eight NCAA finalists, 36 individual conference champions, 29 All Americans, 74 NCAA Qualifiers, and 11 wrestlers have competed in the NWCA All Star Meet.

Originally from Ann Arbor, Mich., Jones is a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, member of the Arizona State University Hall of Fame, and Michigan Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Camp Details

Camp is open to ages 13-18 of all ability levels.

Check in and Check out will be in the lobby of Manzanita Hall, the dorm the campers will be staying at. Manzanita is located at 600 E University Drive in Tempe.

Check in times:
Competition Team Camp I, Technique Camp, and the Intensive Camp: Sunday, June 23rd from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Competition Team Camp II: Thursday, June 27th from 11:30-1:00pm

Resident campers must check in at the same time as their team or roommate preference in order be placed in the same hallway/room as them. We suggest coordinating with each other in advance what time you will arrive as there is not much waiting room in the Manzanita lobby. If you do not have a roommate preference, arrive anytime and you will be assigned to a room with another camper your age. Camp apparel will be for sale during check in and check out times. All registration costs must be paid in full at check in.

Due to an increased number of lost dorm keys, resident campers will be required to pay an $75 fully refundable deposit at the time of check in. This can be paid by credit card, cash, or check. When your camper checks out of their room and turns in his dorm key and key card, the $75 will be refunded to you immediately.

Check Out times:
Competition Team Camp I and Technique Camp: Wednesday, June 26th from 3:30-5:00pm
Intensive Camp and Competition Team Camp II: Sunday, June 30th from 3:30-5:00pm

Resident Campers: We ask that parents/guardians wait at Manzanita for their camper to get back to their room to pick up their things and turn in their dorm keys. If a key fob or elevator card is lost, there will be a fee that will have to be paid before leaving camp. If the key is found after check out, your money will be refunded to you.

Commuter Campers: Parents may pick up commuter campers from the Verde Dickey Dome. Your camper will check out with their camp counselor and released to you immediately following the conclusion of camp.

Parents and Coaches: Due to borrowing the football practice facility from football, it being a pressurized building, and state fire codes, we regret to inform you that spectators are not allowed. Only coaches, campers, and staff registered with the camp are allowed in the Verde Dicky Dome. We are continually trying to work around this. This will be strictly enforced and we appreciate your understanding.