The Generals wrestling team hosted our annual summer Prospect Camp over the August 9-11 weekend. We welcomed over 50 prospective students, including 11 from New York City’s Beat the Streets Wrestling Program. It was a great opportunity to highlight the amazing opportunities a Washington and Lee University to a great group of rising high school juniors and seniors who are beginning the college search process and considering applying to W&L. In addition, current W&L wrestlers got a chance to meet and workout with the incoming first year wrestlers for the first time. Three “prospects” from 2018 camp are now incoming first year students, so we hope to continue the trend in the 2020 recruiting class. The participating wrestlers came from 12 different states, with a large majority (21) coming from Virginia.
In addition to 4 sessions on the mat and two morning strength and conditioning workouts, the prospects got a chance to hear from members of the Washington and Lee faculty, including Athletic Director Jan Hathorn, Biology Professor/Environmental Studies Department Head and Faculty Athletic Mentor for wrestling Robert Humston, Dean of the College Lena Hill, and Associate Director of Admissions Grace Loughhead. This was the fourth consecutive year that W&L wrestling hosted a prospect camp. W&L wrestling alumni who returned include Rich Redfoot ’89, Tim Valliere ’84, Steve Castle ’88, and Ethan Hartman ’19. Dax Cummings, Genienne Hockensmith, and Sean Campbell were W&L alumni who did not wrestle, but had sons attending the camp!