“It was great to see our guys show a genuine interest in helping the 37 local wrestlers that attended the camp,” said Coach Davis of his WLU wrestlers. “Most of these young men work summer jobs and had to make sacrifices to be able to help. I am very proud of how they stepped up to the challenge. They represented our program and the university very well.”
The camp saw four days of instruction from some outstanding clinicians. On the first day campers were treated to a special appearance by former Hilltopper All-American Jeff LaMotte (WL class of 2002). Lamotte currently resides in Arizona where he teaches and coaches. He was in the area visiting family the week of camp and volunteered his assistance. Other clinicians during the week included former WL wrestler and 4X All-American Richard Foston (WL class of 1997), two current WL wrestlers: 2009 NCAA DII All-American Mitch Smith (Ripley HS) and 2X National Qualifier Kayne Melko (Bellaire St. Johns HS), and former Buckeye Local standout and current Wheeling Park Head Coach Sean Doyle. Doyle was also a 3-year letterman at Cornell University in the late 1990’s.