The 190 Campers were ready to learn from an all-star cast of Wresting coaches, which included the likes of Oklahoma State head coach John Smith, UGF head coach Caleb Schaeffer and Havre High head coach Scott Filius.
They were assembled by the legendary Zadick Brothers, who wanted to have the best mentors available to the wrestling community in their hometown of Great Falls.
"I want to give back to the sport that's given me a lot," says Bill Zadick. "And if I can instill some of those values into some of these kids and help to fuel their passion and enjoyment for what they're doing in a positive way then that's kind of the goal."
Bill and Mike are were both four-time state champions at Great Falls High School. But the goal of their camp was to do more than pass down wrestling moves.
"You can show them 50 moves but they're not going to remember them," says Mike Zadick. "There's an attitude and an approach on how to go about the sport and really it's that motivation within and that discipline."
This Fall Bill will have the chance to give back to the entire country when he takes over the USA Wrestling team as the new Freestyle head coach. It's a chance for the former Bison to represent his country and Montana.
"When I was notified that I was being offered the job, I was of course excited," says Bill. "I love the sport of wrestling and it's given me and my family a lot. The goods of the sport is that you do something because you love it. You enjoy it and have fun."
"It wasn't handed to us when we started," says Mike. "that message to the kids in the community, knowing that you can grow up right here in Great Falls, Montana and go become a world champion and then go become the head coach of your sport in the entire country. That's nothing that was given to him. It was something that he earned throughout his life."
Work as hard as you can.. to go… as far as you can. The Zadick brothers are living proof of that example.