Luther camp: Westby wrestlers

Norsemen wrestlers at camp. Left to right: Counselor Orlando Garrison, Ryan Knight, Bjorn Leum, Gus Klum, Austin Mowery, and Justin Erdman.

Westby Area High School wrestlers participated in the 2017 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa. The Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized athletic camps in the Midwest.

More than 1,000 wrestlers from 10-plus states attended the camps in July, making the series some of the biggest camps in the country. Max Thomsen, Drew Van Anrooy and Dakota Gray served as clinicians for Team Camp III.

Westby athletes participated in team building activities, intensive "Train Like a Norseman" sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.

Westby's Ryan Knight earned “Wrestler of the Day” honors from Luther camp coach. Orlando Garrison served as the Westby Camp Coach.

The Westby wrestling team is coached by Rob Kirner and Jason Raasch. This is the 12th year that the Norsemen have attended Luther's Team Wrestling Camp. They were regional champions last season.

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