Olympic wrestling coach to speak at local clinic

2014-08-08T17:00:00Z Olympic wrestling coach to speak at local clinicBy Daniel Gaona Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 08, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

After having Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo as the main attraction last year, Amphitheater wrestling coach Sam Portillo will have another big name at his annual camp Saturday.

Olympic wrestling coach Zeke Jones will headline the event at Amphi High School's old gymnasium along with Gary Bohay, a silver medalist for Canada at the World Championships in 1989.

Registration for the free clinic is at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and it begins at 10. The camp is open to wrestlers ranging from seventh grade to seniors in high school.

Jones was hired in April as ASU's wrestling coach and offered Portillo a spot on his coaching staff. However, Portillo declined and will be back at Amphi for his ninth year as coach. The two will continue to work together for USA wrestling.

Like Jones, Bohay was an All-American wrestler for ASU. The British Columbia native went on to earn a medical degree at the UA and is now a local doctor.

Portillo's wrestling camp in 2013 with Cejudo drew more than 150 wrestlers from around the state and as far as California Colorado and Texas.

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