FLORENCE, Wis. - The second annual Pete Rogers Wrestling Camp, sponsored by the Florence Youth Wrestling Club, will be held Thursday, July 19, and Friday, July 20, at Florence High School.
"This wrestling camp will be instructed, counseled and organized by Pete Rogers and other Purdue University coaching staff and athletes," said Shane McLain of Florence Youth Wrestling Club.
Between 60 and 100 campers are expected for this two-day camp, with the cost $40.
"This makes it possible for the staff to give the wrestlers a large amount of individual attention," McLain said. "This camp is open to wrestlers of all ages and abilities. Coaches are also encouraged to attend."
Rogers, an assistant wrestling coach with Purdue University, coached at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., for nine years.
Rogers wrestled collegiately for Ohio State University from 1996 to 2000. A four-time varsity letterwinner, he was a team captain and in his senior year had a third-place showing at the Big Ten Championships as a part of a 20-4 season.
Rogers also led the team in pins as a junior and was named the Buckeyes' "Most Dedicated Wrestler" in his final year.
Rogers, a native of Oostburg, Wis., has a master's degree in education from Lakeland and a bachelor's degree in sport and leisure studies from Ohio State.
This camp will be held in two sessions each day with an hour lunch break. First session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; second session, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be available for purchase.
Contact Shane McLain at (715) 528-5730 to register.