Criteria & Mandatory Consent

Before attending any PRTC camp or practice, every wrestler MUST:

  1. Meet the criteria to train at an RTC
  2. Live within 250 miles of Philadelphia
  3. Have an updated USA Wrestling card
  4. And Fill out the 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.

Freestyle & Greco Kickoff Camp in April

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.

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

More info here…

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

Directions & Parking

For directions to Penn and Drexel training facilities, click here.

Media Center

Check out our ever expanding library of technique videos in our Media Center. You’ll learn from B.J. Futrell, Chase Pami, Dan Vallimont, Richard Perry, Josh Dziewa, Coach Slay, as well as some of the best wrestlers in the world like Kyle Snyder and Jordan Burroughs. We look forward to serving you with this valuable resource so you can continue to learn from the PRTC.

Internationally, the area of Dagestan in Russia is considered the hot bed of wrestling on the globe.  The area within a 250 miles radius of Philadelphia should be considered to be the hot bed of wrestling in the United States. Five of our eight Senior World Team members from 2015 grew up wrestling within 250 miles of Philadelphia (Green, Burroughs, Herbert, Snyder, and Rey). Burroughs and Snyder were World Champions, and Green was a Bronze Medalist. In addition to our Senior Level success, the future looks equally as promising. In fact, the Philadelphia Metro Area (Area XI) youth outpaced all other areas in the state at this year's state championships placing 44 to the next closest 31. I believe the PRTC is located in arguably the best youth and high school wrestling area in the nation, and I'm very excited to begin contributing and serving these future World and Olympic Champions and their coaches.      

Brandon Slay
  • Executive Director & Head Coach PRTC
  • Olympic Gold Medalist
  • US Open Champion & OW
  • 2X NCAA Finalist
  • USA Olympic Coach