Olympian wrestler to host camp


September 19, 2012

POINT PLEASANT — A U.S. Olympian wrestler, who is also a West Virginia native, is hosting a wrestling camp this weekend at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School.

Ken Chertow is returning to his home state this month to conduct a Weekend Warrior Camp. Camp will be held Sept. 22-23 at PPJ/SHS. Registration begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday with camp starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. The second day of the clinic is from 9 a.m. - noon, Sunday.

Wrestlers, ages six - late teens from across the state will be attending. In addition to wrestlers from Mason County, the camp will host athletes from Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties as well as Gallia County, Ohio.

Chertow was a two-time undefeated West Virginia State Champion, earning consecutive OW Awards at the West Virginian State Championships. He went on to become a three-time NCAA All-American and three-time Academic All-American at Penn State and represented West Virginia and his country in the Olympics.

Coach Chertow has spent countless hours teaching West Virginia wrestlers throughout the state, including many who have gone on to succeed and excel in college: Mike Mason, Jay Michael, Mark Samples, Robert Jarrett, Rob Archer, Anthony Regalbuto, John Crain, Jeremy Berry, Seth, Matt and Anthony Easter, Jake Frerichs, Jared Walters, Jason Ward, Mitch Smith, Elijah Hull, and many more. All of these wrestlers attended Chertow’s camps more than 10 times throughout their careers and camp organizers say their hard work and commitment paid off.

To learn more about camp or to enroll, visit or e-mail