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2022 IWCOA, University of Illinois Wrestling, and IIlinois Regional Training Center Coaches Convention

2022 Coaches Convention

Dates: October 14-15, 2022

Location: University of Illinois, George Huff Hall, 1206 S 4th Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Registration: Friday 5PM - 5:30 PM, Programming will run Friday afternoon/evening. Saturday will be Illinois wrestling practice, tailgate, and football game.

Coaches Convention Clinicians/Presenters: 

  • Michael Poeta - University of Illinois Head Coach, 2x NCAA Finalist, 2x Big Ten Champion, 3x NCAA All-American
  • Jeremy Hunter - University of Illinois Assistance Coach, NCAA Champion, 3x All-American
  • Ed Ruth - University of Illinois Assistant Coach, 3x NCAA Champion, 4x Big Ten Champion, 4x All-American, 2014 World Team Member
  • Isaiah Martinez - University of Illinois Assitant Coach, 4x NCAA Finalist, 2x NCAA Champion, 4x Big Ten Champion
  • Bryan Medlin - Illinois RTC Head Coach, World Team Coach, 2014 IWCOA Head Coach of the Year, 2X IHSA Dual Team Champion Head Coach
  • Live Rules Interpretation - will receive credit for attendance in your IHSA schools center
  • There will be a social on Friday night
  • Invitation to watch Fighting Illini wrestling practice Saturday morning

Additional Presenters and Vendors:

  • Wrestling Mindset
  • MatBoss

Social: There will be a social Friday evening for all attendees. Food and beverages will be served.

Saturday RTC Tailgate & Football Game

  • Option to attend Illinois RTC Tailgate and University of Illinois Football game on Saturday (must purchase the $85 ticket option).

Tailgate/Football Game Location: University of Illinois, Memorial Stadium

Tailgate Start Time:  10:00AM

Cost: $40 per coach for Friday convention only, $85 per coach if attending Friday Convention and Saturday Tailgate/Football Game.


Questions?  Please email Chris McGrath at