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Hobart Regional Training Center

Wednesdays 6-8pm

*Must have USAW card to participate in RTC.

Start date: March 7th, 2018 6-8pm

Spring Break No RTC: MARCH 28TH 2018

Director: Zack Johansen

Email: zjohansen@hobart.k12.in.us

Phone: 219-689-1613

STYLES COVERED: Freestyle, Greco, and Folkstyle

*RTC will mostly be Freestyle/Greco because it is Freestyle/Greco Season. 

Guest technicians from last year-

Brennan Cosgrove- 3x state placer (3,2,2) 1x State Champ, Wrestled for Purdue

Kyle Ayersman- 1x state placer (3), 3x State Champion, Wrestled for Purdue

Cam Brady-1x State placer (3), 2x all american at University of Indianapolis

Mike Krause- FloWrestling Youth coach of the century, wrestled for Michigan state, Battle of the bus director, Detroit Central Catholic coach, NXT LVL wrestling founder

Frankie Porras- 1x State Placer (2) 2x State Champion, Wrestled for Purdue

Eric McGill- 2x State Champion, Wrestled for Cornell University, IHSAA official, NCAA D1 official 

Kevin English- Elite Athletic Club Founder, Bad Boys Coach, Cadet world team trials placer, Coach at Griffith, Mt Carmel, Quigley prep, and Dolton Park.

Leo Kocher- University of Chicago Head Coach, Wrestled at Northwestern University, 2x midlands runner up, Alternate for U.S World University Games Freestyle Team. 



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Hobart Regional Training Center

Wednesdays 6-8pm

*Must have USAW card to participate in RTC.

March 7th, 2018

 First Guest Technician:

Cam Brady

Cam just got done wrestling the UIndy open as an unattached wrestler. Cam finished 2nd losing a tight one 4-2. Cam placed 3rd his senior year at state. Cam went on to wrestle at Manchester University. After wrestling there and qualifying for Nationals, Cam went on to wrestle for the University of Indianapolis where he was a 2x all american, Placing 6th and 7th. Cam is now the assistant wrestling coach at Lowell High School, His alma mater.





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Change of plans! 

Cam Brady had something come up with work for 3-7-18, but is committed to come in on a later date.

Mark Myers will be in!

Mark Myers

Mark was a 2x state place winner when wrestling at Crown Point high school. In 2008 he took 5th at state at 160 lbs. The next year he had only one loss on the season and ended up taking 3rd at state, again at 160. Mark and his teammates won the 2009 IHSAA state finals as a team. Also in 2007 he took 7th at Cadet Greco Nationals. Mark went on to wrestle at Cornell college and ended up transferring to Wabash to finish out his wrestling career. Before coaching at Chesterton, he coached at McCutchen High school, and Hanover Central High school. Mark helped the Chesterton Trojans earn 2nd last year in the IHSAA state finals as a team




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Today make sure to enter through door 18, go up stairs to the wrestling room.

Please do not park in handicap parking spaces, unless you are handicap. This was a problem last year. There is an awards banquet at the school tonight so expect the parking lot to be packed. 


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This week 3-14-18

*make sure you have USAW Card*

Kevin English


High School- Career Record 77-6 (WRESTLING) 2x DAC Conference Champion Sectional Champion Regional Champion Semi-State Qualifier
4x Indiana National Team Member
Cadet Northern Plains Regional Place winner
Cadet World Team Trials 5th
AAU IRONMAN World Champion
AAU Freestyle National Runner Up
AAU Folkstyle National Champion
AAU Greco National Champ
4x Indiana Freestyle and Greco State Place Winner
2x Indiana Freestyle State Champ
Illinois Freestyle State Champ
Illinois Greco State Champ
4x Greco State Champ
3x University Greco State Champ
Member of the United States Olympic Education Centers Marquette MI Greco Team
1997-Who's Who in High School Sports Award winner
1997 & 1998 Times All-Area
Head Coach Indiana Bad Boys Wrestling School 19 All-Americans 7 State Champs
Head Coach Indiana Bad Boys Middle School Dual Team:  
USAW National Runner Ups - 8 All-Americans Head Coach
USAW BIG BROTHER Coach @ US Olympic Training Center Colorado
2004-Concord Cup "USA BAD BOYS" Team Champions
2004-Central Regional Tune Up Camp @ Highland HS
2004-Team Indiana Junior National Duals Greco Coach
2002-Team Indiana Cadet Freestyle Coach
2004-Team Indiana Junior Duals Freestyle Coach
2004-Team Indiana Junior Nationals Greco Head Coach – One of Indiana’s best finishes in Greco @ Nationals
2004-Team Indiana Junior National Freestyle Coach
2014-2016 Elem. Youth Wrestling Coach Portage Wrestling Club
2016 Fegely Middle School Wrestling Coach
2016 RTC Hobart HS Guest Clinician
2017 Elite Athletic Club Summer Nationals - Middle School Dual Team 4th - High School Dual Team Champions - 12 combined All-Americans 
2017 Elite Athletic Club Pennway Fall Brawl- High School Runner-Ups
2018 Great Lakes Nationals 15U Individual Team Champions
2018 Nuway Ft. Wayne National Duals 15U 6th & 12U Silver Pool 5th - 12 combined All-Americans
2001- 2009 - Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting/MMA) Pro – Record 13-7-0-2 Ammy Record 10-1-1 Total MMA Record 23-8-1-2 Train in Wrestling, BJJ, Muay-Thai, and Boxing –  IFL Super Fight Vet (Televised On Fox TV) Cage Rage Lt. Wt. Champion – Ring Of Combat Vet. Atl City (Televised on Pay-Per-View) C-3 Vet on Comcast Sports 2009 Super Cop Runner Up at Lake County Fair Grounds
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This week 3-21-18

*Must have USAW Card to participate*



Eric McGill native to Muster Indiana. McGill was a two-time state champion for Munster High School. He took the title at 125lbs in 2006 and at 140lbs in 2007. McGill was named first team academic all state in 2007. Adding to his credentials, in 2003, He was state runner-up at 103lbs. In 2005 at 119lbs he was a Cadet Freestyle All-American. One of the biggest Indiana High School wrestling rivalries was born when McGill and Brennan Cosgrove took the mat. These 2 guys went back and forth only losing to each other in 2007. McGill taking the last match to win his second state title. After High school, McGill went on to wrestle in the Ivy league at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Now, Mcgill is back in "Da Region" as a well known official on the mat. Just this year he officiated his first NCAA D1 Dual. We are excited to have McGill in the room once again. Welcome Back!




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Welcome back!

This week 4-4-18

*make sure you have USAW Card*

*Enter Door 18, Go upstairs to the wrestling room*

Bobby Joe Maldonado 


Coach Maldonado will be coming in to show us some things this week. We will focus on par terre offense, ( Gut wrench, High gut, Low gut, Leg lace). Bobby Joe wrestled for East Chicago Central where he was a 4x state qualifier. Before High School he was a Cadet freestyle all american placing 5th at nationals in 1997. The next year as a freshman at 103 pounds he placed 4th in the state. The next year at 119 pounds he was a state qualifier. As a junior he made it to the finals at 125, pushing his way past opponents with ease but ended up walking away as state runner-up, Losing to Alex Ramos from Hobart.. Senior year coming back to state, but ended up getting upset by Nick Hobbs from beech grove in an overtime battle. He went on to place 3rd. Over the 4 years compiling a record of 177-18. Bobby Joe went on to wrestle for the Wildcats at Northwestern University. He was a letter winner and took his success into coaching. Bobby Joe took a huge roll with his brother Timmy as they were the assistant coaches at Munster for a lot of their success. Bobby Joe coached last weeks technician in High school Eric McGill. Now he coaches along side with his brother once again, and legendary coach that is also his cousin, David Maldonado. Merrillville has been a power house at turning nothing into something, having some of the best heavy weights in Indiana history, and they have showed their success at winning individual state titles. Bobby Joe now takes a huge roll in the success of MHS wrestling. Bobby Joe has coached all the Streck brothers, Jacob Coviacu, and other state caliber wrestlers during his time at Munster and Merrillville. We are excited to have him in the room, and hope to see you all there!


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This week 4-11-18

*make sure you have USAW Card*

*Enter Door 18, Go upstairs to the wrestling room*

Mark Myers 

We are excited to have Mark in the room once again. Last time he was in he showed some great stuff! He showed one of his personal favorites the "YUCK", in which transitioned into a cradle. He showed some Greco/Freestyle throws that were also fun. The cradle machine is back for more action, this week we will focus more on what will be drilled at Fargo Camp. The fun begins at 6pm and will go til 8pm. Hope to see you there. Here is a video of Myers working for Wabash as the broadcaster of Takedown Tuesday!


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