J Robinson camps moved to Wisconsin-River Falls

J Robinson Intensive Camps -- one of the longest-running, most respected summer wrestling camp organizations in the nation -- which were originally scheduled to take place at the University of Minnesota campus have been relocated to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, KMSP/Fox 9 reported Friday.

Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson, who has been on administrative leave since June 1, was told by new Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle "you are not to be on campus."

Wrestlers listen to instruction at J Robinson Intensive Camp
The school is investigating allegations that some Minnesota wrestlers may have been using and/or selling Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety drug.

Here's how J Robinson Camps announced the move on its Facebook page Friday:

"J Robinson Camps will be moving all 2016 Minnesota camps to the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. This includes the 28-Day Intensive Camp, 5-Day Technique Camp, 5-Day Competition Camp, and 10-Day Combo Camp. The new location will not impact anything with respect to the camp daily schedule, training regimen, and our staunch commitment to excellence. All attendees flying to camp will still be picked up at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport."

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus is located about 40 miles east of the University of Minnesota.

According to a fact sheet at the official website for J Robinson Camps, over 40,000 wrestlers have participated in the camps since they were first established in 1978. In addition to camps held on the Minnesota campus, other J Rob camps are slated to continue to be conducted this year at locations in California, Georgia, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington State.


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