Washington Evening Journal
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Summertime is often camp time for aspiring high school athletes.
Washington wrestling coach Brent Van Weelden took 19 seventh- through 12th-grade athletes to a four-day wrestling camp in Cedar Falls last month. Three were from WACO and 16 from Washington. The Iron Sharpens Iron camp claims it brings in the “best technicians in the world so wrestlers will stretch themselves from tough to tougher while still having a blast.”
The experience Washington had as one team among 29 teams total at the camp was a blast because after teams were divided into divisions, Washington won.
The Washington team went 5-0 in its pool, won first in the Gold Division with a 6-2 wrestling record and finished third overall.
As the biggest K-12 wrestling camp in the country, ISI offers students the opportunity to be equally matched with other wrestlers offering the best opportunity for growth with additional optional training sessions and fun daily activities.
Brayden Hartman excelled at a couple activities, taking first place in the Strongman competition. He pulled a truck 50 yards in 28 seconds, the best time. He carried 100-pound bucket in each hand. Hartman also won the takedown tournament.
Washington won the team Olympics by winning team and individual tug of war, was third in team tag and third in the dizzy stick competition.