The Marysville-Pilchuck wrestling program hosted their annual camp on July 2-3.
The camp covered all grades from 6th-12th and only cost $20 per participant for the two four-hour sessions. Each day coaches and varsity wrestlers worked through new techniques and drills for each of the campers. The coaches present at the camp included the new boys Head Coach Marcus Haughian, girls Head Coach Andie White and boys Assistant Coach Ryan Daurie.
“I’m looking forward to maintaining old traditions and also bringing in new traditions from my background. I have a lot to learn as a coach, but since I’m so fresh from my own career I think I’ll be able to add a lot to the program and relate to the wrestlers. I just wanted to give the kids a chance to learn technique, get better and have fun through the camp,” said Coach Haughian.
Haughian, 2011 grad, has taken over the Tomahawks’ wrestling program after Craig Iversen officially retired following his 20 years as the head coach. Marcus has a long list of accolades including a top-10 finish at State in his senior season, as well as competing for the NCAA Division II National Championship with Colorado Mesa University in 2016. He also brought on Daurie, 2015 grad, following a seventh-place finish in State and a total of 109 varsity victories over four seasons.
“Camps like these give good visibility to the programs in the area and the opportunity for them to get better. It’s great to see the new faces and all of the excitement across Marysville. We’re giving the kids in the community a chance to experience wrestling and, in a lot of cases, learn about a sport that they never even thought about,” said Coach White.
Andie took part in the boys wrestling camp following her first girls camp that she held for Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck on June 8.
If you want to learn about more camps put on by the Marysville School District you can find the information at https://www.msd25.org/o/district/page/athletic-booster-clubs.