Poway HS Wrestling Prep

Poway HS (CA)

Riverside, CA 92508


Each session will be taught and guided by expert clinicians and wrestlers who have succeeded at the highest levels. Technique will be taught in every area of wrestling and campers will get to put what they have learned to work during the Drilling and Live Wrestling sessions. The goal of this camp continues to be to share the best and most useful techniques that work at every level of competition!

8:00am-9:00am Technique Session I
9:00am-10:00am Drilling/Live Wrestling
10:00am-11:00pm Technique Session II
11:00am-11:30am Break
11:30pm-1:00pm Drilling/Live Wrestling
Wrestling Specific
Strength and Conditioning

About Our Coaches

John Meyers

John Meyers, assistant wrestling coach at Poway High School since 2002, has been named head coach of the storied San Diego area prep program ranked No. 10 in the nation by InterMat.

Meyers, 49, is replacing longtime coach Wayne Branstetter, who retired at the end of the California state championship in March after a 45-year coaching career, where he spent the last four decades at Poway.

Meyers came to Poway 16 years ago to become an assistant coach of the Titans, and for a full-time position as an English teacher.

Meyers made his way to sunny southern California by way of Connecticut -- where he was a four-time state champ at Hall High School in West Hartford -- and the University of Minnesota, where he was on the roster for legendary Gophers head coach J Robinson at 134 pounds, often serving as training partner to three-time NCAA All-American David Zuniga.

Meyers' greatest on-the mat success was not in college, but in freestyle and Greco-Roman competition, where he earned several national championships including a Cadet National Freestyle title and a silver medal at the Cadet Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. Later, he would compete for the U.S. University World team and travel to China, Mongolia and Finland.

Camp Details

The State Champ Camp is held on the campus of Poway High School in the Doc Munday Wrestling Center. The facility is a state of the art wrestling gym, which offers a weight room, offices, bathrooms and exercise room unlike any other in the state of California. The PHS campus offers locker rooms and shower facilities as well which can be accessed at any time. A training room on campus will be available for ice and other supplies.