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WORLD WRESTLING CAMPS IS MADE UP OF COACHES WHO CARE ABOUT COACHES.   WE ARE INTENTIONAL IN CREATING A CAMP ENVIRONMENT THAT TIES TOGETHER THE CHALLENGE AND WRESTLING INTENSITY.......ALLOWS COACHES TO BRING THEIR TEAM AND THEIR FAMILIES TOGETHER IN A FUN ENVIRONMENT. AT THE SAME TIME, OUR CAMPS ARE INTENSE AND LONG.  WE FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT.   IT'S OUR MISSION TO MAKE YOUR TEAM BETTER THROUGH CAMP, TO EMPOWER YOUR TEAM MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SOCIALLY.  Learn more

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WORLD WRESTLING CAMPS IS MADE UP OF COACHES WHO TRULY CARE ABOUT WRESTLERS ON & OFF THE MAT.
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ben peterson

Olympic Games
§  OLYMPIC GOLD 1972 Munich 90 kg
§  OLYMPIC SILVER 1976 Montreal 90 kg
World Championships
§  WORLD BRONZE 1973 Tehran 90 kg
NCAA
§  2X NCAA Champion (Iowa State) 

§ National Wrestling Hall of Fame Member

WRESTLING LEGEND, a high school youngster from Wisconsin, competing in the 1968 Olympic trials, caught the eye of veteran coach Harold Nichols. Ben Peterson would become one of Iowa State's greatest wrestlers, and then one of America's brightest stars. He won nearly 100 collegiate matches, was a three-time Big Eight king and a three-time All-American. He captured NCAA championships in 1971 and '72. 
Encouraged--you might say pushed--by his friend and teammate, Dan Gable, Peterson blended athletic skills with determination and strong faith. Over the next decade, he won seven national Freestyle titles, placed twice in the World Championships (with a bronze medal in '73), and won gold in the 1975 Pan Am Games. During this era, he was joined by his brother, John, to forge one of wrestling's great family legends. 
In the '72 Olympics, Ben struggled to a draw with Gennady Strakhov of the USSR. When they emerged as the only survivors at 198 pounds, Ben earned the gold with more falls. John's silver at 180.5 was almost as sweet. The brothers returned to the Olympics in 1976 at Montreal, for equally rewarding but oddly reversed success. Levan Tediashvili, the superb Soviet who had blocked John's bid at Munich, limited Ben to a silver medal. But John captured the gold, and the Peterson brothers became the third and fourth two-time Olympic medalists in U.S. history. 
Ben made a third Olympic team in 1980, only the fifth American to do that, but was thwarted by the boycott. 
Faith has been a hallmark of Ben Peterson's life. Since 1976 he has coached and taught at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Wisconsin, and has directed a summer camp to teach his skills and his way of life to young wrestlers. In 1985, one of Ben's students, Mike Houck, became the first American to win a World Championship in Greco-Roman. 
As a wrestler of outstanding achievement and as a golden example of sportsmanship and leadership, Benjamin Lee Peterson is honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Learn more....

Kevin Jackson

Olympic Games 
§ OLYMPIC GOLD 1992 Barcelona 82 kg
World Championships
§ WORLD GOLD 1991 Varna 82 kg
§ WORLD GOLD 1995 Atlanta 82 kg
Pan American Games
§ PAN AM GOLD1991 Havana–82 kg
§ PAN AM GOLD 1995 Mar del Plata–82 kg

HEAD COACH AT IOWA STATE won two Pan American Games titles and was a member of World Championship teams for the United States in both 1993 and 1995. He won three U.S. National Titles and placed second five times. Jackson also became the first American to win the prestigious Takhti Cup (1998) in Tehran, Iran. During his post-collegiate competitive career, Jackson also assisted with the Cyclone Wrestling Club (1989–92) and volunteered with the Arizona State (1997) program.Jackson participated in mixed martial arts, when he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship to become only the 2nd Olympic Gold medalist wrestler to step in the octagon, eventually winning the UFC 14 Middleweight tournament.  Jackson's success earned him a number of major awards, including the 1995 John Smith Award as National Freestyle Wrestler of the Year, 1992 Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year and 1991 USA Wrestling and USOC Wrestler of the Year. Jackson is a member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame, the United States National Wrestling Hall of Fame (as a distinguished member) and the Iowa State University Athletics Hall of Fame.  Jackson has worked extensively as a wrestling coach. He was head coach of the Sunkist youth development program, National Freestyle coach for USA Wrestling for eight years (2001–08) and the freestyle wrestling coach for two United States' teams at the Olympics. Jackson was the freestyle coach at the Olympic Training Center and head coach for the U.S. Army team at Fort Carson (1998–2001).

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Lee Kemp

World Championships
§ WORLD GOLD 1978 Mexico City 74 kg 
§ WORLD GOLD 1979 an Diego 74 kg
§ WORLD BRONZE 1981 Skopje 74 kg
§ WORLD GOLD 1982 Edmonton 74 kg
Pan American Games
§ PAN AM GOLD 1987 Puerto Rico 74 kg
§ PAN AM GOLD 1983 Caracas 74 kg
FILA Wrestling World Cup
§ FILA WORLD CUP GOLD 1979 Toledo 74 kg 
§ FILA WORLD CUP GOLD 1980 Toledo 74 kg
§ FILA WORLD CUP GOLD 1981 Toledo 74 kg
§ FILA WORLD CUP GOLD 1982 Toledo74 kg
World Super Championships
§ WORLD SUPER GOLD 1980 Nagoya 74 kg 
Summer Olympics 
§ 1980 Summer Olympics boycott

ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN AMATEUR WRESTLERS EVER IN THE UNITED STATES HISTORY, achieving unparalleled success at the high school, collegiate and international levels.Lee Kemp started wrestling in only the 9th grade at Chardon High School, in Chardon, Ohio and by the end of his high school career had compiled two undefeated seasons while winning two Ohio State titles in his last two seasons. His first state title included wins over the defending state champion and the previous years' state runnerup. Shortly after graduating from high school, Lee was one of only four American Junior wrestlers that recorded a dual meet win against a tough Junior Soviet team on their Ohio stop of an eight city United States tour, which resulted in 80 total matches being contested. Lee also won the prestigious Junior National Freestyle Tournament in July of that same year defeating a future 3-time NCAA Champion in the finals....

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Doug Schwab

UNI HEAD WRESTLING COACH
Pan American Games
§ PAN AM SILVER 2007 Rio De Janeiro
NCAA
§ 3X All-American
§ Big Ten Champion
§ NCAA Champion

“My main job is to get the guys to buy into the lifestyle — that includes on the mat and in the classroom. I’m looking forward to putting an exciting product on the mat that fans in the Cedar Valley can rally behind and come out and watch,” Schwab said.

Schwab of Osage, Iowa, served as an assistant wrestling coach with University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Iowa staff, Schwab served two seasons (2005-07) as an assistant coach at Virgina Tech University under Tom Brands. During his tenure with the Hokies, the team won the 2005 regular season Atlantic Coast Conference title, set a school record for dual meet wins (16) and had a school-record five wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships. Virginia Tech also crowned five conference champions and two All-Americans, and senior heavyweight Mike Faust was named 2006 ACC Wrestler of the Year.
Schwab was a three-time All-American and Big Ten champion for the Hawkeyes from 1998-2001. He won the 1999 NCAA title at 141 pounds and finished his collegiate career with 130 wins, which ranks 10th-best in school history.

Post-college wrestling accomplishments
Represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, wrestling freestyle at 145.5 pounds (66 kg)Won titles at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and U.S. NationalsWon the U.S. Senior Freestyle title in 2007Earned a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPlaced fifth at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan145.5-pound title at the 2003 Sunkist Kids International Open and earning Outstanding Wrestler honors in the freestyle event145-pound division of Real Pro Wrestling, earning Outstanding Wrestler honors as part of the champion Iowa Stalkers team in 2005Schwab was born Aug. 3, 1977. He earned a B.S. in communication studies from the University of Iowa in 2001. He and his wife, Allyson, have two sons, Hayden and Hendrix.
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Co-Directors Dennis Hall & Jon McGovern are tireless in their service as approachable and available clinicians/technicians.  Hall & McGovern serve all registered coaches and wrestlers in their typical selfless manner: "...find out what the coach and team needs to work on, what each wrestler needs to work on, and let's get to work to improve their performance on and off the mat!" Every single coach and wrestler who registers with World Wrestling Camps is seen as  vitally important to Hall, McGovern, to our Guest Clinicians and our entire WWCamps Team staff! 

CO-DIRECTOR
JON MCGOVERN

Jon McGovern won a Gold medal at the US Olympic Festival in 1994.  McGovern was a 3X IIAC Champion, 3X NCAA All-American, and 2X NCAA Champion as a collegiate wrestler.  
McGovern competed with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club under Coach Dan Gable, placing 2nd @ the Sunkist International Open, 3rd at the Cerro Pelado Tournament and the Henri Deglane Cup twice each event, 2nd at the US World Team Trials in 1998 and 4th at the US final Olympic Trials in 2000. McGovern was a member of the USA 1998 World Team Duals Team and was a USA National Freestyle Team member in 1998 and placed 5th @ the 1997 US Nationals, 3rd in the 1998 US Nationals, and 2nd at the US World Team Trials. McGovern completed his wrestling career posting a win over Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Jackson in the final match of his career and finished 4th at the Final 2000 US Olympic Trials in Dallas Texas.  He trained full time as the US Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete during the 2000 Olympic Games.
McGovern has served as Head Wrestling Coach with the University of Dubuque since 2002 inheriting a team of 4 wrestlers, developing the program record to include #2, #5 Academic All-American Team, 2 NCAA National Champions, 8
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C0-DIRECTOR
DENNIS HALL

Dennis Hall is a Greco-Roman wrestler from Hartford, Wisconsin, United States.  Hall is a 10-time US National Champion, a World Champion, and 3-time USA Olympian. He won a Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta.Hall attended Hartford Union High School and began his career by defeating a two-time senior state champion named Craig Becker in the state finals as a freshman. Hall finished his prep career with a 146-1-1 prep record including 110 pins, earning three individual Wisconsin state titles. During his high school years he was also a three-time Junior National Greco Champion and World Team member. He was Wisconsin's first Dream Team All-American.  Hall was named USA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1995 as well as three time Greco-Roman athlete of the year in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
Notable Achievements include:
World Bronze Medalist 1994
World Champion 1995
Olympic Silver Medalist 1996
3X High School State Champion
3X Junior National Champion
Espoir National Champion
10X US National Open Champion
3X Pan Am Champion
20 Time Gold Champion   Learn more....

OPERATIONS & QUALITY CONTROL
LIS MCGOVERN

Lis McGovern, MDiv. is the founder / director of the National Association for the Advancement of Athletes and the National Wrestling Advancement Association and creator of the ASPIRE (All Sports Processing Integrative Reflection Education) & the WREST (Wrestling Reflection Education Skills Training) sport / life integration programs,  

Lis serves World Wrestling Camps to ensure its operations go smoothly while increasing quality of products and services.

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