U.S. Open and Women’s Showcase 3-Day Prep Camp


Columbia, Missouri

Coming in 2023

State Freestyle Wrestling Training | BullTrained Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts

Get in the Best Shape Right Before the Big Tournaments

Over the course of three days, athletes will attend six training sessions.

This three day camp accepts male and female athletes who are preparing for the U.S. Open, The Women’s Showcase or Freestyle State. Coach Henson’s Olympic level Curriculum provides high level techniques, tactics, and mental preparation through his intense training sessions. His emphasis on controlling the center of the mat, high percentage takedown, transitions from takedown to turns, developing a counter offense, key details for top and bottom plus positional wrestling that creates opportunities for high amplitude throws.

Camp Goals + Outcomes

Improve your athlete’s mindset and increase their ability to focus on wrestling with controlled intensity. They’ll learn to wrestle till the whistle blows, never giving up.

Requirements & Expectations

  • Male athletes must commute to camp, overnight option available for females only.
  • Wrestling Gear (wrestling shoes, running shoes, head gear, knee pads, etc)
  • Notepad (for note taking during instruction, skills learned, etc)
  • Toiletries (towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste)
  • Sleeping Bag, Pillow and an Air Mattress
  • Camp participants are required to have primary health insurance
  • Camp participants must have signed the Camp Release, Medical and Parent’s Waiver forms (included in the form during checkout)
  • Camp participants must possess a USA Wrestling card, available on line at www.themat.com

Tentative Schedule

April 1st, Friday
  • 5:00pm  – 6:00pm Check In @Bullpen
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm Session I
  • 8:00pm – 9:00 Shower and Camp Store
  • 10:00pm Lights Out
April 2nd, Saturday
  • 9:15am  – 9:30am Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 11:45am Session II
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 3:45pm Session III
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm Session IV
  • 8:00pm – 9:00 Shower and Camp Store
  • 10:00pm Lights Out
April 3rd, Sunday
  • 9:15am  – 9:30am Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 11:45am Session V
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm Lunch
  • 12:15pm – 1:45pm Session VI
  • 1:45pm – 2:00pm Depart Camp

Food + Accommodations

Military Style Accommodations – Wrestlers will sleep on the mat.

  • Showers are located at The BullPen
  • Showering is required after every session
  • Washer and Dryer will be available for use
  • 3 Meals per day are provided for all overnight campers. Athletes are welcome to bring their own snacks and water bottles.
  • Camp store will have gear, food and drinks for sale. Please have your athletes bring cash or a prepaid credit card to make purchases.
    * Commuters must bring their own food.

Gym Location

Columbia, MO.

New state of the art building breaking ground, address to be released by March 31st.


Travel Plans

All travel arrangements need to be coordinated by the parents.

Finger Lake State Park is only 1.25 miles from our beautiful facility that sits on 10 acres. Driving your RV or renting a camper will provide you as a parent a few days to relax and enjoy yourself while your child is at camp. We are also only 10 minutes from Columbia, MO where you can instead stay at a comfortable hotel and indulge in great food and shopping.


 Residence Inn Columbia

1100 Woodland Springs Court
Columbia, MO 65202
United States

Hampton Inn Columbia

3410 Clark Ln
Columbia, MO 65202
United States

 Fairfield Inn and Suites Columbia 

1115 Woodland Springs Ct
Columbia, MO 65202
United States


      Parents + Coaches

  • Parents and coaches are encouraged to attend last session.
  • During camp we do not allow parents to attend sessions as we want wrestlers to not have anyone looking over their shoulders! The goal is to learn how to compete on their own in a competitive environment.
  • Taking pictures during the sessions is allowed, but no video taping please.
  • Parents and coaches are welcome to watch live social media coverage of competition practices. 

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(Females only)



(Males must commute, females are welcome to)


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