Archive for September, 2013

Quest School of Wrestling will be holding a showcase-style “College Expo and Wrestler Prospect Camp” for high school wrestlers September 21 and 22nd at its facility at 264 Munce Road, Washington Pa 15301.

The camp, which costs $50.00 per wrestler, will be limited to wrestlers entering grades 8-12 this fall.  The cost includes lunch both days.   “Full Team Discounts” will be provided.   The number of participants and full teams is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible-Details Below

Lodging is available for any wrestler or their family at our sponsor hotel:  

Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe

Campers will have two clinics a day, which will include a morning and afternoon drill and live technical workout.

The camp will be geared towards preparing campers for college wrestling, along with introducing them to the strength and conditioning programs and nutrition that will prepare campers to excel at the next level.  The camp will expose high school wrestlers who seek to wrestle collegiately, to different college coaches from across the different levels of competition.

Each clinic session will be directed by a different clinician and assisted by coaches from many different colleges— the list currently includes 23 coaches from college and universities such as University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of Pennsylvania Edinboro University, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, Clarion University, Waynesburg University, West Liberty College, and Ohio University and many other college coaches will be in attendance as well.
The camp director and owner of Quest School of Wrestling, Jim Akerly will also host a

“Parent’s College Workshop” to run simultaneously with the Wrestler’s Clinics. This workshop will be held at our sponsor hotel:  Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317.   Workshop sessions include:  “NCAA Compliance-the facts and rules”; “College Financial Planning”; “Sports Nutrition” and other topics.    

Additionally, as part of the “Team Program” the National Wrestling Coaches Association will conduct a seminar for all Coaches on Day 2 of the Camp.   The program will focus on “ Program Development and Leadership”.  Topics will include using tools such as Social Media, Coaching and Program Strategies and More.

Dates:  9/21/13 to 2/22/13 Time:    8:45 Report Day 1;   9:00 Report Day 2 Cost:    $50.00 per Wrestler; Team Discounts Available RSVP to:  to hold spots for wrestlers, coaches,  parents and teams.  Please let us know in your email how many wrestlers, parents and coaches will be attending. Upon receiving this information we will send an email out with details on payment amount, which is due Day 1 of camp; hotel information if needed; and registration forms for each wrestler attending.

Tentative Wrestler’s Clinic Schedule:

Time Activity Clinician Time Activity Clinician
8:45am Report and Registration   9:00am Report  
9:30 Clinic 1 M. Hahesy 9:30 Clinic 3 S. Abe
11:15 Live Wrestle J. Akerly 11:15 Live Wrestle J. Akerly
12:00 Lunch Open 12:00 Lunch Open
1:00 Strength and Endurance TBD 1:00 Sports Nutrition Registered Dietitian TBD
2:00 Clinic 2 J. Akerly 2:00 Clinic 2 N. Carr
3:15 Live Wrestle J. Akerly 3:15 Live Wrestle J. Akerly
5:00 Round Table Discussion All Coaches 5:00 Round Table Discussion All Coaches

Camp Clinicians:

Jim Akerly-Camp Director and Owner of Quest School of Wrestling Jim brings many years of experience to his program.  He opened the doors of Quest School of Wrestling in 2001, and over the years many accomplished wrestlers have trained on his mats.  Coach Akerly was formerly the Head Coach of American University, where he received the CAA Coach of the Year Award in 1997.  He has coached at West Virginia University, Edinboro University, Rider University and the University of Virginia.

He graduated from West Virginia University in 1989 with a degree in physical education.  During his career with the Mountaineer Matmen, he set a school record for the most wins, with a 119-34-4 record in the 150lb weight class.  He was an NCAA All American, a three time NCAA National Qualifier and a finalist at the prestigious Midlands Tournament.   

Nate Carr- Director of Carr Wrestling Club Nate’s accomplishments include being a Father, Olympian and Minister.  As well as: Pennsylvania State High Champion,  Three Time Pennsylvania Freestyle Champion, Junior National Champion, Two Time Big Eight Champion, Three Time NCAA Champion,  Three Time National Freestyle Champion, Three Time World Team Member, Goodwill Games Champion, World Cup Champion and Pan American Games Champion.

In his 13 year tenure at West Virginia University, the wrestling program moved from being 25th in the Nation to being ranked consistently in the top 10. Ranking 6th in the country before Carr’s departure, WVU had an excellent chance of being NCAA Champions in the near future.  In1991 he was named the NCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year. During his tenure he coached 2 National Champions, 10 All-Americans, won 2 EWL Dual Meet Crowns and an EWLTournament Title and sent 64 wrestlers to NCAA tournaments.   He has been honored for his outstanding wrestling career and character as a wrestler and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame,  Iowa State University Hall of Fame, Eastern Wrestling League Hall of Fame, as being a  Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Mike Hahesy-Head Coach of Cathedral Preparatory School Coach Hahesy works as the Co-Head Coach at Erie Prep.  He started his coaching career at Warren High School where he compiled a 51-20 record over 5 years, coached Warren’s first and only state finalist. He was awarded Sectional Coach of the Year honors. He moved on to Erie McDowell where his teams finished 37-5 over 3 years. His teams were District Champions, Metro Champions, and in 1995 finished with a record of 13-0, McDowell’s first and only undefeated team. He was also District Coach of the year. His overall head coaching record currently stands at 113-33.

He then moved on to the college level where he coached at Gannon for 4 years. While there, he coached several All-Americans and Gannon’s only NCAA Champion, Doug Joseph. Following this assignment he moved on Edinboro University for 9 years. While at Edinboro, the teams finished in the top ten 6 times and won the PSAC and EWL titles 8 times. He worked with and coached many All-Americans and two NCAA Champions, Gregor Gillespie and Jarrod King. Coach Hahesy was successful as an athlete, being an Iowa High School State Champion, AAU National Champion, NCAA Runner-Up, and NCAA Champion.

Sanshiro “Sunny” Abe -Pitt Bull Wrestling Club Organizer & Main Instructor ‘Sunny’ was a member of the 1996 Japanese Olympic Team, a 3 time Japanese World Team Member, He wrestled at Penn State where he was a  4 time All-American,  NCAA Champion, and a 3 time Big Ten Champion.   He was also a Asian Games Gold Medalist.