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Mt. Pleasant wrestling team gears up for season at Luther College camp

Aug 06, 2013
Source: contributed Luther Wrestling Camp participants from the Mt. Pleasant wrestling team are pictured above, along with their coaches. Front row, from left: Alex Lanphier, Noah Brown, Josh Larson, Colten Mertens and Connor Eads. Back row, from left: Counselor Bret McKinney, Coach Roger Pross, Kallin Crile, Jackson Kelley, Dalton Shull, Rob Pohren, Coach Anthony Blint and Tyler Lanphier.

DECORAH — The Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling team participated in the 2013 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah to prepare for this year’s wrestling season.

Campers participated in team building activities, intensive “Train Like a Norseman” sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.

Colten Mertens and Justin Dilks, members of the Panthers wrestling team, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp counselor Bret McKinney. McKinney served as Mt. Pleasant’s Camp Coach, providing wrestlers with written and verbal feedback throughout the camp.

The Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther head wrestling coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest camps in the Midwest. In 2013, more than 1,000 athletes participated, representing nearly 70 teams from seven states.

Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion and All-American wrestlers, including Cale Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf.

The Mt. Pleasant wrestling team is coached by Anthony Blint.


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