Fundraising wrestling camp for late Augsburg wrestler, coach Donny Wichmann

A wrestling camp to honor the memory of late Augsburg University wrestler and coach Donny Wichmann -- and help pay his medical bills -- will take place just outside the Twin Cities next month.

The Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave. West, in Shakopee, Minn., just off U.S. 169 southwest of Minneapolis, not far from Valleyfair amusement park.

This wrestling day/commuter camp is open to wrestlers from kindergarten through grade 12. Instruction is divided into two sections -- grades K-6, and grades 7-12 -- with two options within each age group to accommodate busy summer schedules.

Option 1:
  • Grades K-6th: Aug. 6-9 (6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) & Aug. 10 (9 a.m.-11 a.m.)
  • Grades 7th-12th: Aug. 6-9 (7:30 p.m.- p.m.) & Aug. 10 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Cost: $100

    Option 2:
  • Grades K-6th: Aug. 10 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Grades 7th-12th: Aug. 10 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Cost: $50

    Note: the Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp is a day/commuter camp. Out-of-town participants are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. Clinicians have yet to be determined.

    In addition, all the inventory from DW Wrestling Products -- Donny Wichmann's wrestling gear business -- will be available for purchase at closeout prices. Sale includes over 600 pairs of shoes, 500 singlets, and hundreds of kneepads, headgear, T-shirts, shorts and more. (Note: the sale is open to all. No need to participate in camp to purchase product.)

    Nick Slack and Donny Wichmann
    The Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp is put on by Nick Slack, a national champion for Augsburg when Wichmann was an assistant coach, then went on join the Auggie coaching staff from 2002-08. Slack later went on to coach Scott West, where he has held a wrestling camp since 2000 which has now been renamed to honor his late friend Donny Wichmann who passed away last week at age 53.

    All proceeds from the camp and sale of wrestling gear will go to help pay Donny Wichmann's medical bills which accumulated in his four-year battle with glioblastoma, a severe form of brain cancer.

    To learn more -- and to make reservations -- visit the official Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp website … or contact camp organizer Nick Slack at
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