We've specifically designed a SHARED EXPERIENCE (camper and clinician experience) with multiply NCAA Champions, All-American's and Championship Coaches for YOU. 1 on 1 time with clinicians to help YOU learn and grow with techniques that brought these all-stars to the top!
Camp is hosted in a small group setting specifically for camper development. This is an exclusive look inside the minds of some of the Nation's best wrestlers and coaches. Learn hands-on in a small camp setting with a 5 to 1 PTW Coach & Clinician to Camper Ratio!
There will be 1 or more Guest Clinician/s per day of camp.
Early Training Block
A 4 day training cycle to prepare for summer competition. Train and learn as your introduced to the PT3 System. The PT3 System emcompasses all areas of folkstyle positioning: Neutral, Top/Bottom, Stance, footwork, head position, hand control, 3 Points of Contacts, to name a few.
Learn how to effectively handfight, control the mat, wrestle on the edge, and chain wrestle!
Late Training Block
A 4 day training cycle to sharpen up your folkstyle skills. A PT3 System refreshner to get back in the groove of folkstyle. The PT3 System emcompasses all areas of folkstyle positioning: Stance, footwork, head position, hand control, 3 Points of Contacts, to name a few.
The PT3 System is designed to accelerate wrestlers abilities to learn positions and score points.
About Minnesota Tough Summer Camps
Minnesota Tough Summer Camps launched in June 2017 by Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Ponce, the owners of Ponce Trained Wrestling (PTW). PTW offers an Early Bird and Last Chance Wrestling camp during the summer to help wrestlers stay fit for Wrestling season.
The 2018 MN Tough Wrestling Camp is the only two-week camp system in the nation. Commuters are encouraged to bring a cold lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided by PTW.
All campers will be given one Minnesota Tough Summer Camps shirt and early registrations will receive a Minnesota Tough Wrestling singlet!
The head clinician for the Minnesota Tough camp is Coach Orlando Ponce. Coach Ponce is a 3x NCAA DIII Finalist & All-American. He has over 10 years of youth coaching experience and has been an Augsburg College Wrestling Staff for four years. Coach Ponce was a part of the 2010 & 2015 DIII National Championship Team Member. He graduated with his B.A. in Physical Education at Augsburg University.
2018 MN Tough Campers will receive Michael Fessler's Latest Best Seller, Icon: The Value of Faith and Wrestling!!
Reviews of his latest best seller:
"I really enjoyed Icon. I especially loved the stories of wrestlers and how they relate wrestling to the Christian faith. It is amazing how wrestling and Christian principles intertwine. By telling stories of wrestling, Michael Fessler makes it easier to grasp what it means to be God's icon."
Joe Russell, Manager of Freestyle Programs at USAWrestling
About the Author:
Michael Fessler is author of "Faith and Wrestling" and "The Wrestler"; and is a national speaker for the United States Wrestling Foundation (USWF). He has a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies (Bethel University), and an MA in Communications (Concordia University - St. Paul). Fessler lives in Minnesota with his wife and three children.