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Sept. 25 -- YWC -- 9 - 12th grade Camp -- Featuring Coach Kevin Ward -- Army West Point

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YWC --  Wrestling Camp  --  Featuring Coach Kevin Ward (Head Coach -- USMA at West Point)


SPONSOR: Yorktown WC




DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2016


AGE: 9 - 12 grade  (advanced 8th graders may attend as well)


COST:  $50


FORMAT: 3 practices (5 hours of practice time)


TO REGISTER: To register your wrestler for this camp, email Trent McCormick at tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us



Coach Kevin Ward

Army West Point --Head Coach


·         Coach Ward is headed into his 3rd season as the head coach at WP

·      NCAA Div. II – “Coach of the Year” in 2014 (Ouachita Baptist Univ.)

·      Grad. Asst. under Coach John Smith at Oklahoma State Univ. (2006-07)

·      Has coached 9 wrestlers to the NCAA Div. I Championships

·      Led Army WP to an “All-Academies” Tournament Team Championship

·      Led Army WP to a 4th place team finish at the EIWA’s last season

·      Led Army WP to a 10th place finish at the Southern Scuffle last season

·        2015 -- Coach Ward earns “ Mike Krzyzewski Award for Excellence in Teaching Character Through Sports” Award

·      2016 – Army WP Wrestling Team Earned NCAA “Public Recognition

 Award” for Academic Excellence.



  • Coach Ward wrestled for Oklahoma State University
  • A member of 4 NCAA Team Championships at Oklahoma State Univ.(2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)
  • Coach Ward was the 2005 Big 12 Champ at 157 lbs for OSU
  • Coach Ward was a 2X NCAA Qualifier
  • Coach Ward was a 3X NWCA Academic All-American



Getting Signed Up For Camp:


1.    Email Coach McCormick and provide name(s) of camper(s), their grade in school, their approximate weight, and an email contact.  tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us


2.    Mail $50 camp fee to:

    Trent McCormick

    6709 W. Norway Drive

    Muncie, IN 47304


3.    Make Checks Payable to:

 Yorktown Wrestling Club


4.    Camp fee due by September 19


5.    Contact Coach McCormick if you need to make special payment arrangements.



Coach Kevin Ward (Head Coach at USMA at West Point)


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Camp roster as of Sept. 14

Baxter Annakin (11th) (Castle HS)                             IN State Qualifier

Alston Bane (12th) (Richmond)                                  IN 2X State Placer

Alex Barr (11th) (Yorktown)                                      IN Semi-State Qualifier

Reid Barr (8th) (Yorktown)

JT Brown (12th) (Elyria - OH)                                    OH 2X State Placer

Sebastian Brown (11th) (Delta)

Cam Chatterton (10th) (Avon)

Dawson Combest (11th) (Columbus East)                   IN State Placer

Nathan Conley (10th) (Avon)                                     IN State Qualifier

Tyler Conley (8th)  (Avon)                                        IN Middle School State Placer

Brayden Curtis (10th) (Yorktown)                              IN State Placer

Michael Cutsinger (12th) (Center Grove)

Tyler Fuqua (8th) (Franklin)                                      IN State Placer

Asa Garcia (10th) (Avon)                                          IN  State Champion

Markus Hartman (11th) (Barrington- IL)                     IL State Placer/Fargo All-American

Max Hayes (9th) (Mt. Vernon)

Liam Jagow (12th) (Westfield)                                   IN Semi-State Placer

Gunnar Larson (12th) (Avon)                                     IN 2X State Placer

Brad Laughlin (12th) (Yorktown)                                IN 2X State Placer

Ty Mills (11th) (Brownsburg)                                       IN State Placer

Austin Murphy (11th) (Cincinnati Elder)                     OH State Placer

Adam Negangard (10th) (East Central)

Andrew Negangard (12th) (East Central)                     IN Semi-State Qualifier

Chase Nelson (9th) (New Palestine)    

Zach Otto (10th) (South Dearborn)               

Holden Parsons (9th) (Yorktown)                               IN Middle School State Champion

Nick Potter (12th) (New Haven)                                 IN Semi-State Qualifier                     

Jacob Rhoades (12th) (Yorktown)

John Robinson (9th) (Delta)

Jett Rondot (10th) (New Haven)

Cayden Rooks (10th) (Columbus East HS)                  IN Middle School State Champion

Graham Rooks (11th) (Columbus East HS)                  IN 2X State Placer

Jake Schliessman (9th) (Delta)

Luke Schliessman (12th) (Delta)

Corey Shie (12th) (Cincinnati LaSalle)                         OH 2X State Placer/Fargo All-American

Trey Sizemore (10th) (Cincinnati LaSalle)                   OH District Qualifier

Jordan Slivka (10th) (Cathedral)                                  IN State Placer

Trevor Snipes (11th) (East Central)

Josh Stephenson (12th) (Yorktown)                             IN 3X Semi-State Qualifier

Andrew Todd (7th) (Yorktown)

Zachary Todd (11th) (Yorktown)                                                

Noah Warren (11th) (Perry Meridian)                           IN State Placer

Aiden Warren (8th) (Perry Meridian)                            IN Middle School State Placer

Nate West (9th) (Delta)                                               IN Middle School State Placer

Matt Zuckerman (10th) (Elyria - OH)                          OH State Qualifier

Peyton Zurline (10th) (Whiteland)                                  

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Camp is over half full.  Looking to hit 40 wrestlers.

This camp will offer an intense atmosphere with drilling and live wrestling components.


If anyone has been to Coach Ward's Army WP Ranger Style camp in the summer, you know he runs an outstanding practice room.


Whether you are simply looking to supplement your pre-season training regimen or you are preparing for a national tournament, this camp will get you what you need.  It will also be a chance for wrestlers to interact with an NCAA DI head coach and ask collegiate wrestling questions.


Email Coach McCormick if interested in attending and we will put you on the camp roster.



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We have recently had more IN and OH state placers register for this camp.  We are now at 46 campers.  This is an outstanding group of young men.  It will be a great day of wrestling.  Still a few slots open.  Would like to hit 50 campers. Let me know if you would like to attend.  After I receive an email from a wrestler wanting to register for this camp, I will send you a "camp notes" email with more details.  Thank you -- Coach McCormick

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We hit 49 registered campers today.  This is an outstanding opportunity for great drill partners and to practice under the tutelage of an NCAA Div. 1 wrestling coach who also navigates his team through the additional military lifestyle required by a U.S. service academy.  Going to be an awesome day of training and wrestling!

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We are at 58 registered campers for this Sunday's camp.  We will wrestle in our main gym.  Certainly have room for more wrestlers.

If interested, send Coach McCormick an email to register.

Have had 4 more state placers register this week.  We have 30+ state placers/qualifiers and 10+ district qualifiers.

Wrestlers from 90 lbs -- 260 lbs.  Plenty of solid drill partners for everyone.  Going to be a great training environment!

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What a great camp to attend on a Sunday during the preseason with so many of the top wrestlers in the state participating.  Coach Ward was great guy with solid technique and left a very positive impression on my son.  He's building a program and doing it with several of Indiana's top kids.  Coach McCormick also had some great insight for the wrestlers and parents that hung around.  It's easy to see why Yorktown has had such an impressive run under his tenure.  Thanks to all those coaches who continue to allow our state to get exposure to these D1 programs.

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I agree with D. Mills. My son thought is was great. 4 Avon wrestlers attended. Asa Garcia, Nathan Conley, Tyler Conley and Gunnar Larson. All thought it was great. They got to meet and be able to learn from Coach Ward. Counting Ty Mills that makes 5 from Hendricks County that attended. 


that is what we call #TheCounty

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