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Eight youth and high school wrestlers from Neligh-Oakdale spent this week in Troy, Missouri, for the Take Down Machine Camp.
Warrior wrestlers attending are Aiden Kuester, Brock Kester, Jayden Arehart, Andrew Herley, Devon Breuer, Louis Herley, Garret Allemang and Marquise Granville. Also at the camp are coaches Gary Davis, Aaron Wilson and Trent Hoefer.
The five-day camp focuses on four key areas: primary attacks – leg attacks (with core setups, finishes); secondary attacks – scoring techniques other than hi C, single, double; counter offense - front headlock offense/blocking skills/defense; and positioning - hand fighting/trouble shooting bad positions.
“I believe I have developed some of the best training camps in America. I spent over 24 years in wrestling and was a member of 3 NCAA Championship wrestling teams while competing for Oklahoma State University,” said Nick Purler. "While at my camp and academy, students are taught to focus much of their drill time in ‘core’ areas of wrestling. It is important to understand that most points are scored from the same 3 areas. Athletes that heed to this advice will see tremendous improvement in a very short period of time. My coaching philosophy is to be an effective trainer and to teach kids to become effective wrestlers.”