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Wrestling Camps

Grades K-12

A new era has begun for the Blugold wrestling program with the hiring of Tim Fader as its 10th head coach in August 2015. Coach Fader brings more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience to our campus.

The wrestling coaching staff, including coach and two-time Olympian Jim Gruenwald, and athletes are excited to share their knowledge and passion for wrestling with the youth of the Chippewa Valley. Bring your positive attitude and work ethic to this camp and be inspired while learning the fundamentals and strategies involved in becoming a successful wrestler.

Overall, an excellent experience. My son is still talking about this camp and all the fun he had. We were very impressed. Thank you Coach Fader!!

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Blugold Team Dual Camps

Session 1 | entering grades 9-12  | June 5, 2021
Session 2 | entering grades 9-12 | June 26, 2021

This is a great team event for your kids to get lost mat time from 2020!  WE cap each Dual Camp at 16 teams and each team will wrestle five times on the day. In addition, there will be an opening clinic/warm up done by the Blugold Wrestling staff and wrestlers. So many opportunities in the Eau Claire area for team building the night before or the afternoon after the duals.

For more information, contact camp director Jake Rebhan | or 715.781.2662


    • $250 | per team for one camp, commuter, meals not included
    • $400 | per team for both camps, commuter, meals not included

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Blugold Premier Camp

Entering grades 8-12  | June 27-30, 2021

Focus is on skills and learning how to compete. Learn how to give your best effort in everything you do. Several different types of competitions throughout the camp. One college wrestler per group of four campers.


  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    • $325 | overnight, meals included
    • $275 | commuter, lunch and dinner included (no dinner Wednesday)
    • limited to 40 participants

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Blugold Youth Wrestling Camp

Entering grades K-8 | June 28-30, 2021

Designed for young wrestlers just starting to develop their enjoyment and knowledge of the sport. We recommend that young wrestlers bring a friend. Focus is on skills and fun.

    • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


    • $115 | commuter, lunch included

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Blugold Prospect Camp

Entering grades 10-12  | August 7, 2021

The Blugold Prospect Camp will include the chance to meet current Blugold wrestling staff and wrestlers. Take the opportunity to train in four sessions of wrestling and learn more about what Blugold Wrestling is all about!

Camp will be from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and feature:

    • Elroy Perkin
      • 2X All American UW Whitewater 
      • 2021 US Open All American(5th Place)
      • 2021 World Team Trials Qualifier 
      • Gopher Wrestling Club member 
      • UWEC Head Assistant
    • Justin Karkula 
      • U23 Greco All American 
      • Fargo All American 
      • NCAA National Qualifier UW Eau Claire
      • UWEC Assistant coach


    • $40 | commuter, lunch and t-shirt included

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