RBWC Camps/Clinics

Rancho Bernardo Summer Camp Series


Summer Series Clincians

Mike HatcherTim BoxCaleb FloresJoe Eddie TerribiliniPhil DavisChris Pendleton
 Current Director of USA Wrestling Tennessee

Assistant Coach at UT Chatanoga, Cal Poly, and Grand Canyon University

Director of many Regional Training centers

Also Club Director for many College, High School and Youth Clubs
UWW Beach Wrestling World Series Silver

NCAA Division I Qualifier

95 Division I Wins (54 Bonus Point Wins)

NCAA All-Rookie Team 2013

4x Conference Medalist (2x Pac 12/2x Big 12)

Collegiate Freestyle and Greco All-American

2x Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Medalist

3x High School All-American

2x CA State Medalist

Masters National Champion
Assistant Coach at Mt. San Antonio College

Assistant Coach at Northview High School

2 dual Junior College State Championship Teams

Coached his teams to a Top-5 finish for six consecutive seasons

instructed 11 individual state champions, and

28 All-Americans.

In 2013, he was recognized as the CCCAA Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Wrestled at University of Northern Iowa

2007 Redshirt of the Year Award Winner

NCAA Division I National

Twice he was named All-Conference for the Western Wrestling Conference

team captain
5 CIF Titles
6 CIF Runner-up finishes
10 Masters Runner Up Finishes
 22 state placers
 5 State Champions
 9 State Finalists
2 top 10 team finishes in state (True one division state tournament)
15 Wrestler have continued wrestling Career at Division 1 Schools
Career Dual meet Record 263-74
California Coach of thevyear (Region 8) (06/2019)
National Wrestling Coaches
California Coach of theyear (07/2017)
California Coaches Association
Southern California Region Coach of the year (06/2016)
California Coaches Association
CIF SDS Wrestling Coach of the year (03/2019)
San Diego Section CIF
John Kirchenbauer Coaches Award Winner
(01/2013 – Present)
Holtville Rotary invitational
Team Champions

Larry Borden Coaches Award (2010)
Oklahoma State Wrestling Team 2001-2006

2X National Champion at 174 lbs: 2004 and 2005

3X All-American: 2003, 2004, 2005

4 National Championship Team Titles: 2001-2005

Team Captain: 2005

Big 12 Champion at 174 lbs.: 2003 and 2005

Reno Tournament of Champions Champion: 2004, 2005

National Duals Champion: 2005
National Duals Outstanding Wrestler: 2005

Voted Top Ten Wrestler of the 2000’s by Intermat 

International Freestyle
3x United States

National Team Member

2013 World Team Trials Runner Up

2013 US Open Runner Up

2012 Olympic Team Trials Finalist

Rancho Bernardo Little Tyke/Begineer Camp


Why Wrestle?

  1. Anyone can do it – You are grouped by age and weight, so it doesn’t matter if you are small, short, tall or big.  Every size and shape has a style that can be successful.
  2. Everyone gets to participate – Unlike team sports like football and lacrosse, there is no riding the bench. No politics or favorites. Every wrestler has a chance to participate and compete.
  3. They learn valuable life lessons:
    1. Personal accountability – When you win, it’s because you did it.  No one else takes credit; no one else to blame.
    2. Don’t give up when things get hard – Now days on-demand technology has conditioned kids to turn off their games if they die or change the channel if they don’t like a show.  Wrestling puts you in situations where you have to dig in and fight to reap the rewards.  It’s all you in a wrestling match and there’s an incredible feeling of getting your hand raised when winning a hard fought match.
    3. How to handle adversity – In every match someone will win and someone will lose. Losing in a team sport is disappointing but it’s different when it’s only you. In wrestling, you learn how to lose gracefully and more importantly, how to quickly put it behind you and work hard to improve for the next match. You approach defeat as part of the learning process.
    4. How to perform – Any given tournament, a wrestler may have 2-5 matches or even more depending on the format.  They can easily get 50+ matches in a season.  They have to mentally prepare for a match, learn how to stay calm under pressure, and deal with the feelings of anxiousness and nervousness over and over again.  This repetition makes it second nature and prepares them for life.  They know how to approach a speech or a big meeting or an interview because they’ve learned how to step up when it’s their time to perform.
    5. Persistence – Some kids find success early, but many will lose more than they win early on. In fact, many of the greatest wrestlers started out losing their first few seasons. It can take a couple of years, if not more, before it finally clicks.  But when it does, it’s one of the greatest moments to observe. The lights come on, their confidence starts growing and they start beating opponents who they’ve lost to several times. This is when they truly become a wrestler.
  4. Real confidence is built – Confidence is built through accomplishing hard things.  Praise is fine, but only lasts for so long. When you master a skill, score with a move you’ve been practicing or win a match over a tough opponent, it’s because of the work you put in.
  5. Incredible conditioning – Wrestling uses every part of your body and is one of the toughest sports to train and compete in. Kids build core strength and great cardio. You will be in shape.
  6. Great for other sports – Many get into wrestling because they are football players or in other sports and they want to improve their skills. Wrestling improves body awareness, balance, coordination and the ability to control someone else.
  7. Energy outlet -Kids have a ton of energy and they need a way to channel it. Wrestling practices and matches are non-stop with no down time.
  8. Competitiveness – If you are competitive by nature, you will love wrestling. Competing and winning against another individual is fun and a great sense of accomplishment.
  9. Fun – It’s fun to win, it’s fun to compete and it’s fun learning and executing new moves. And while it’s an individual sport, there’s also a special bond that wrestlers have. (From Level Up Wrestling)