TNT Wrestling Camp

Kutztown University

Kutztown, PA 19530


Overview

The TNT Team Camp is designed for you and your team to gain the competitive edge for next season. Our junior and senior high team camps provide the opportunity to learn, compete and build team unity. The wrestlers gain valuable experience while your coaches and our staff evaluate and give instructional feedback. Numerous states are represented at this camp and the competition is considered outstanding. Our techniques and training will enable you and your team to compete for conference and state championships


About Our Coaches

Carl Poff

As head coach of the LHU wrestling team, Poff took the team to new heights. The winningest wrestling coach in school history, Poff's teams went 167-62-3 and amassed a winning percentage of .720. His 2000-01 team went 21-2 and his 1996-97 team finished fifth at the NCAA Division I Championship – the highest finish in school history – behind five individual All-American performances. Poff's teams won four team PSAC titles and the school's only EWL title in 1997. He led 13 student-athletes to All-American status and coached 80 Division I national qualifiers. As a student-athlete, Poff was a two-time NCAA qualifier at nearby Bloomsburg University (1979).

Robert Fisher

Fisher also serves as head coach of Kutztown’s wrestling program. Over the past 18 years, Fisher has amassed a dual meet record of 195-97-2 (.667). His wrestlers have earned 20 All-America honors, including a streak of 10 straight years with an All-American, and have won four national championships. He served as assistant coach with the Golden Bear wrestling program from 1990-2000.

Fisher, a two-time KU Coach of the Year (2014, 2015), led his 2014-15 team to the most successful postseason during his 15-year tenure as head coach. Kutztown finished fourth at the PSAC Championships, the best finish in school history, boasted a program-record eight regional medalists and finished third at the Super Region I Championships, tying the best finish under Fisher. KU had four national qualifiers that tied for 14th place in St. Louis at the NCAA National Championship, the best finish in program history. KU crowned two All-Americans for the fourth time in KU history, and a two-time national champion.

Ziad Haddad was Fisher's most decorated wrestler. He was a two-time national champion, a three-time All-American and qualified for nationals in each of his three years at KU. Haddad went undefeated and did not allow a takedown in his final two years, and was ranked the top heavyweight in Division II for the entirety of both seasons. He was Kutztown's first National Wrestler of the Year, won two regional championships and one conference title. Haddad graduated with a record of 82-5, fourth in program history.

Fisher has sent wrestlers to nationals every year at KU, has crowned at least one All-American in 14 of his 18 years, and posted a program-record three All-America wrestlers in 2017. He coached Joe Kemmerer and Ziad Haddad to two national titles apiece, and has had multiple All-Americans four different times.

During the 2013-14 season, Kutztown tied its best-ever ranking in the national poll at seventh in Division II. KU finished fourth at regionals and 17th at nationals, its then-third-best finish at nationals in program history.

KU had four wrestlers compete at the NCAA Championships in 2012-13, including fourth-place finisher and All-American Ziad Haddad at heavyweight. Kutztown picked up its then-best-ever finish at the PSAC Championships, hosted by Kutztown, with a fifth-place finish, the best among Division II programs. On Jan. 26, 2013, KU picked up its highest NWCA national ranking in school history at seventh in Division II.

In the 2010-11 season, KU finished 24th and had three wrestlers compete in the NCAA Championships including one All-America honoree. Kutztown also finished fifth at the Super Region I Championships as Fisher had two wrestlers become regional champions.

Fisher guided the Golden Bears to their best regular season in program history in 2009-10. The Golden Bears set the school record for single season wins with 17, eclipsing the previous high of 15. In the span of a week, Fisher earned his 100th career win and the program crossed the 400-win plateau. The Golden Bears had three wrestlers in the NCAA National Championships, and tied a then-school-best 16th place finish.

Prior to coming to KU, Fisher served as assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater, Hazleton High School, from 1987-90. Fisher was a two-time district wrestling champion at Hazleton and a three-time northeast regional runner-up. He captured the District 11 championship and went on to win the District 2 championship when Hazleton changed districts. He still holds the record for the most wrestling wins in school history. A two-sport athlete, he was also a member of the 1984 Big 33 Football Team.

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Camp Details

Last Date to register: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
TNT Wrestling Camp

July 21-24, 2019

Check in: July 21th from 11am-1pm in the O'Pake Fieldhouse

Check out: July 24th from 11am-1pm in the residence halls