For the second year in a row, area wrestlers have a unique opportunity to learn from two of the best in the world.
Tascosa graduate and 2000 Olympic Gold medalist Brandon Slay and 2016 Gold Medalist and Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder return to town to host their second annual World Champ Camp at the Tascosa Activity Center on Wednesday and Thursday.
The camp is $100 for the two days for children ages 6 and up. To register, visit worldchampcamps.com.
The first session goes from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. The second session begins at 12:30 p.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m.
Slay and Snyder will then share an inspirational message to the class from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Snyder, the youngest Olympic and world champion in USA wrestling history, will teach camp Wednesday. Slay will teach the camp Thursday.
“I think this is special for Amarillo to have two Olympic champions at Tascosa teaching kids,” Slay said.
“The big part for us is just not teaching wrestling. We will show them plenty of technique and skills that helped both Kyle and I reach the summit of wrestling.
“But, I want to talk to them about what it takes for them to accomplish their dreams off the mat. We’ll talk a lot about having character, and accomplishing their dreams.”
— Kale Steed