Freestyle & Greco Roman Training Camp

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 in Bulgaria, Events, News, Practices

We are holding a 5-day, 11-practice freestyle & Greco Roman Training camp as part of our Wrestling & Cultural Exchange Program. Wrestlers will participate in Bulgarian style practices; learn techniques, tactics and strategies from Bulgarian coaches; and train with wrestlers from Bulgaria and Casco Bay Elite.

Zack gets some air compliments of his Dimitrovgrad opponent.

Bulgarian wrestlers, Casco Bay Elite team members and Training Camp attendees will all practice together in the Portland High School Gymnasium. There will be two scheduled practices each day except Saturday. Wrestlers will participate in a mix of training and competition.

Meet our Bulgarian team coaches:

Pavel Mitev attended sports school Vasil Levski in Plovdiv and the National Sports Academy in Sofia Bulgaria. He has been the Greco Roman coach at Vesil Levski sports school for 17 years. In that time his wrestlers have earned many European and World medals. Coach Mitev was the National Team Coach for Samoa helped them earn their first Olympic qualifier ever in the 2000 Sydney games. As National Team Coach for Syria, he led his team to 1st place for Juniors and 2nd place for Seniors in the Arab Wrestling Games. One of his current wrestlers has not lost in 2 years and is the reigning 2x Bulgarian National Champion.

Petyu Kirev attended sports school Stephan Karadja in Haskovo and the National Sports Academy in Sofia Bulgaria. He was a Bulgarian National Champion at the cadet and junior level. Coach Kirev has coached at boys Greco Roman and girls freestyle at Stephan Karadja  since 1990. He was named as coach of the year in 2015 and 2016. In the 2016 winter National Championships, his team entered 5 wrestlers in the women’s division and won 5 gold medals. He also coached wrestlers to 2nd place and 9th place at the last cadet World Championships.

The Casco Bay Elite coaching staff will be at all practices.

Cost for the training camp is $150 for all 11 practices. Wrestlers may drop in to a practice for $20. Wrestlers can register online using one of the links on this page or register at any practice. All proceeds from the Training Camp go to support the Exchange.

Click below for an informational flyer about the Training Camp


Click here to register for the training camp: