Guatemala Hosts Sixty Wrestlers at “More Than Medals” Development Camp
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 13:26 By Tim Foley
GUATEMALA CITY (June 14) – More than sixty wrestlers and coaches from 12 nations congregated at the United World Wresting High Performance Training Center in Guatemala City last month for a five-day “More than Medals” developmental camp.
The camp was aimed at Cadet-level wrestlers and many of those in attendance stayed to compete at the 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships in Guatemala City. The clinicians covered how to plan for training, Olympic values, the Athletes Career Program, and proper nutrition. There was also an anti-doping seminar led by officials from United World Wrestling.
“The clinic was a great success,” said United World Wrestling Americas president Francisco LEE. “The facilities were perfect for them to learn more about techniques and the wrestlers from 12 nations were able to train at ‘More than Medals’ at a high level.”
The clinic was also attended by Ivan IVANOV, founder of the fitness equipment company SUPLES. Ivanov led many of the coaches and wrestlers through strength and condition routines with SUPLES equipment. The equipment was provided to the centre as a benefit of the long-term partnership between UWW and SUPLES..
“This was a very special opportunity for me to learn more about wrestling and how to train smart,” Onid MONTILLA (PUR). “The effort we put into training was really rewarding and we were able to spend time in Guatemala and see places like Antigua. It was a very happy time for me and my team.
“More Than Medals” was deployed on each continent in support of proper training ahead of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The The final “More Than Medals” training camp will take place July 9-15 in Zagreb, Croatia immediately following the Cadet World Championships.
Wrestlers at the camp will be competing at the 2018 Summer YOG which is scheduled for October 12-14 in Buenos Aires.
For more information on the development schedule, including referee and coach’s clinics, please consult the online calendars:
Educational Programs: https://unitedworldwrestling.org/development/educational-programs
Training Camps: https://unitedworldwrestling.org/development/training-camps.