University of Minnesota Wrestling Camps

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55414


Overview

The foundation has been set by many gopher greats. The future includes you, be part of a new generation of Gopher Wrestling. Join Head Coach Brandon Eggum and his team this summer, let them help you embark on your own journey to greatness!

This summer the University of Minnesota will be hosting seven unique camps. Our camps will provide an incredible experience for wrestlers of all skill levels.


About Our Coaches

Brandon Eggum

Brandon Eggum completed his first season as the Gophers’ head coach in 2016-17 after spending the previous five seasons serving as the program’s head assistant coach. Last season was Eggum's 17th on the wrestling team staff. Prior to assuming an assistant coach role in 2004, Eggum served as the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator (2001-2004).

Following a decorated career as a Gopher wrestler, Eggum joined the staff in 2000-01 and has since helped train and develop nine individual national champions, 27 individual conference champs and 67 All-Americans. The team success during that time has also been remarkable, a run which has included all three of the program’s national titles, five Big Ten championships and seven National Duals crowns.

Since joining the staff, Eggum has played a part in national title runs by Luke Becker, Jared Lawrence, Dustin Schlatter and Jayson Ness, as well as two-time champions Damion Hahn, Cole Konrad and Tony Nelson. All seven of those young men also won Big Ten titles with Eggum on staff, but the list of Big Ten champs during Eggum’s tenure also includes: Garrett Lowney, Owen Elzen, Ryan Lewis, Leroy Vega, Jacob Volkmann, Mack Reiter, C.P. Schlatter, Roger Kish, Mike Thorn, Kevin Steinhaus, Dylan Ness and Chris Dardanes. The list of All-Americans under Eggum’s watch goes on even longer.

Prior to his coaching career, Eggum was a four-time letterwinner for the Gophers from 1997 to 2000. As a sophomore, Eggum earned an All-America certificate at 177 pounds. In 1999, he bumped up to 184 pounds, where he would place second and third at the next two NCAA Championships, respectively. Eggum also won the Big Ten title at his weight both of those seasons and helped Minnesota win the 1999 Big Ten championship, the program’s first since 1959. Eggum’s name still litters the program’s record books as well. His 115 career wins and his .833 career winning percentage (115-23) are both among 25 best in Gopher history, while his 61 dual victories is tied for 12th.

In addition to his experience coaching at the collegiate level, Eggum has spent many years working closely with local wrestling clubs. He speaks and teaches at clinics all across the country sharing his passion for the sport.

As impressive as Eggum was on the mat, he also stood out in the classroom as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in May 2000, with a B.S. in Applied Economics.


Camp Details

In accordance with NCAA rules, Michigan state sport camps are open to any and all that would like to attend, limited only by attendance, age, number and grade level. however, camp attendance at Michigan state sport camps (including attendance at elite or advanced camps) is never restricted by a camper's skill level or competitive experience.

2019 YOUTH COMMUTER CAMP

This camp is designed to accomplish two main goals... to teach youth the fundamentals of wrestling and to have fun! The youth commuter day camp will provide young wrestlers the opportunity to meet and learn from the Minnesota team and coaching staff. The wrestlers will play games, wrestle, drill, watch video, and learn about goal setting. We hope this camp will be the foundation for a lot of great future wrestling careers.
June 10th - 13th

Grades: K-6
Drop-off: 8:30-9:00 am
Pick-up: 4:00-4:30 pm
Cost: $295.00 per wrestler

2019 TEAM COMPETITION CAMP

We are bringing in high school teams from across the country for our team competition camp. This hybrid team camp will provide you with 10 dual meets, two technique sessions, and a takedown tournament over the course of two and a half days. We expect at least five states to be represented as team’s battle for the 1st annual Team Camp Championship Belt. Come get competition in, learn new skills, and bond as a team.
June 14th - 16th

Check-In: June 14th 5-6pm
End: June 16th 4:30pm
Grades: 7-12 (grade as of fall 2019)
Weight Classes: Scratch
Cost: $200.00 per wrestler




2019 TAKEDOWN & TURNS CAMP

The Takedown and Turns camp is designed to help wrestlers score more points! We believe wrestling is more exciting when athletes are looking to score. This camp will be taught by post collegiate wrestlers who were known for their ability to score from the feet and top position. This will be a commuter camp going all day on Saturday and half day on Sunday.

June 15th - 16th

FULL DAY COMMUTER
Grades: K-12
15th 9:00am-4:00pm
16th 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $150.00 per wrestler



2019 ELITE TRAINING CAMP

Would you like to take your wrestling to a whole new level? Do you want to grow as a person, teammate and leader? If you can honestly say yes, and are willing to put in the work, then you must make this camp a priority this summer. Wrestlers will spend five intense days wrestling, conditioning, goal setting, and training alongside the Minnesota wrestling team and coaching staff. Warning, you will leave here a different wrestler and person than when you came!
June 16th - 20th

OVERNIGHT
Grades: Recommended- 7-12
Check-In: 3-4pm June 16th
Check-Out: 11am-12pm June 20th
Cost: $550 per wrestler




2019 "THE FUTURE" CAMP

This camp is open to any and all high school wrestlers who see themselves wrestling at the Division 1 College level one day. Campers will have a unique look into what life as a Division 1 wrestler looks like. Included in this camp will be a tour of the University of Minnesota campus, a question and answer session with an academic advisor, and intense wrestling sessions in the new state of the art wrestling room.
June 20th - 22nd

FULL DAY COMMUTER
Grades: 7-12
Start: 9:00 am
End: 4:00 pm
Cost: $250.00 per wrestler



2019 BIG MAN CAMP

The University of Minnesota has a long tradition of producing the nation’s best upper weight wrestlers. Come learn from past and current World, National and Big Ten champions, former All Americans, and upper weight wrestling greats. This camp will teach wrestlers the skills and fundamentals it will take to become the next great Minnesota “Big MAN’

June 21st - 23rd

FULL DAY COMMUTER
Grades: Recommended- 7-12
Start: 9:00 am
End: 4:00 pm
Cost: $250.00 per wrestler



2019 FREESTYLE TRAINING CAMP

This two day commuter camp will help refine and develop your freestyle wrestling skills. World Team members and some of the finest freestyle coaches in the country will put athletes through two days of training designed to get wrestlers ready for Fargo and other freestyle competitions.
We will cover takedowns, transitions, turns and defense that will help you gain an edge.

June 22nd - 23rd

FULL DAY COMMUTER
Grades: K-12
Start: 9:00 am
End: 4:00 pm
Cost: $200.00 per wrestler