The Pennsylvania Olympic Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced its Freestyle & Greco Kickoff Camp will take place on April 6 and April 7 at Penn. The camp is free and open to all high school wrestlers who meet the criteria to train at an RTC, live within 250 miles of Philadelphia, and have an updated USA Wrestling card.

Freestyle/Greco Kickoff Camp Dates

  • April 6: 10a-12p and 2-4p
  • April 7: 9-11a and 1:30-3p

The kickoff camp is the start of the PRTC’s training and competitive season for area wrestlers who will compete in Freestyle and Greco competitions this spring and summer. Participating wrestlers will train at the highest level and learn international techniques from world-class coaches and open competitors.

PRTC Executive Director Brandon Slay will direct the camp alongside PRTC Olympic athletes, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University coaches and wrestlers, and several special guests. Coach Slay is the 2000 Olympic Champion and was a 2012 and 2016 Olympic Coach. He was recently chosen by USA Wrestling to be the 2019 Cadet World Team Coach this August in Bulgaria.

Kickoff Camp Signup Process – Go Digital

Before attending the kickoff camp, every wrestler must click the hyperlink below and fill out the mandatory consent form: Mandatory Consent Form

Once you have completed the mandatory consent form, you will then receive an email invite from UpActive. Make sure to accept the invitation to join UpActive, create a password, and sign in. Next, download the UpActive mobile app that is orange with a white UP in it, which will allow you to update your information, view the upcoming schedule, and RSVP to events. Additionally, we will use the UpActive message board to communicate with you regarding any news or schedule updates.

PRTC Weekly Practice Schedule

The PRTC also announced the schedule for its weekly training practices and future camps, which are also open to all PRTC qualifiers. Put these in your calendar now.

  • All Tuesdays April 9 – June 25: 5:30p at Penn
  • All Thursdays April 11 – June 27: 5:30p at Drexel
  • Sundays April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26, and June 9 & 23: 1:30p at Penn
  • Sundays April 21, May 5 & 19, and June 2 & 16: 1:30p at Drexel

Other PRTC Training Camps

Akron Camp

  • May 25:  10a-12p and 2-4p
  • May 26:  9-11a and 1:30-3p

Fargo Camp

  • June 29:  10a-12p and 2-4p
  • June 30:  10a-12p and 2-4p

Support the PRTC

The PRTC is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Those interested in making a tax-deductible gift to support the PRTC and its elite wrestlers can donate at: https://pennsylvaniartc.org/donate.

We look forward to seeing you at the PRTC very soon.

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