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2021 Rodney Wichern Camp


Welcome to 2021 Rodney Wichern Camp!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from JJ Trained.  No refunds.

2021 RODNEY WICHERN CAMP - Sunday, June 13th

We are hosting the Rodney Wichern Camp in honor of the 20th Year Anniversary of Rodney Wichern's passing and the contributions he made to the wrestling community.  


Rodney Wichern was awarded the first MNUSA coach of the year award in 1990 when his team won state.  This award today is now called the "Rodney Wichern" MNUSA Coach of the Year in his honor.  Rodney, a Minneapolis native himself, coached for 25 years at Minneapolis Wrestling Club and Powderhorn Park and was instrumental in many of its youth's wrestling success.  He coached 100's of City Champions and his teams won multiple City Titles along with several State Placewinners, State Champions, and National Champions.   This foundation at the youth level led several kids he coached to go on to win multiple High School State Titles for Minneapolis and other metro schools.  


In honor of Rodney Wichern, the camp instructors will be wrestlers that were once coached by Rodney.


This one-day camp for K thru 12th graders will be structured so that wrestlers will learn fundamental and advanced techniques within the sport, and how to drill and wrestle in specific situations.  Wrestlers do not need to be advanced level.  This camp is for all skill levels that are looking to improve and outwork their competition.  Our goal is to give your child every opportunity to be successful on and off the mat.


Sunday, June 13th Camp Schedule:

  • 8:30a-9:00a - Check-In 
  • 9:00a-10:30a - Technique and Drills 
  • 10:30a-11:00a - Games/Snack 
  • 11:00a-12:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 12:30p-1:00p - Lunch 
  • 1:00p-2:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 2:30p-3:00p  - Games/Snack 
  • 3:00p-4:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 4:30p-5:00p - Live Wrestling 
  • 5:00p-5:15p - Pick-Up

Camp Fee: $50


Camp Location: The Shop, 15400 Minnetonka Industrial Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345


Camp Technicians:

Billy Pierce, University of Minnesota

  • Multi Age Level National Champion
  • High School: 2x State Champion
  • Collegiate: 3x NCAA Champion & Big 10 Champion
  • Assistant Coach at St Francis High School and Youth 
  • Coached Anoka 2x  High School 3rd Place State Winners 
  • MN Cadet and Junior Staff Coach 

Marcus LeVesseur, Augsburg College 

  • High School: 6x State Place Winner, 4x State Champion
  • 4x National Champion and 4x World Team Member
  • Top 2001 Recruit in the Country
  • Collegiate: Undefeated 4x NCAA Wrestling Champion
  • Head Coach at Shakopee High School
  • Coached 2x High School State Team Champions 

Jafari Vanier, Augsburg College 

  • High School: 2x State Place Winner & State Champion 
  • Cadet National Runner up & Junior Nationals 3rd Place Winner
  • Collegiate: 3x NCAA Runner up 
  • Owner/Coach of Super D & UFC Coach

Matt Mincey, University of Minnesota & Mankato State 

  • High School: 4x State Place Winner, 3x State Champion
  • Collegiate: 1x NCAA 3rd Place Winner
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach 

Terrance Young, University of Northern Iowa

  • Top 119 pounder in the country in 2006
  • High School: 3x State Place Winner & 2x State Champion
  • Junior Folkstyle National Champion
  • Collegiate: JUCO National Champion, 2x AA
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Coach at Edison High School

Jesse Martin,  Augsburg College

  • High School: 2x State Entrant
  • JJ Trained Head Assistant Coach

TJ Friederichs, St Cloud State University

  • High School: 6x State Entrant & 3x State Place Winner
  • Multiple State and National Champion
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Coach at Watertown/Mayer High School 


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Jeff Wichern

JJ Trained Founder/Head Coach

Phone: 612-598-0822