Through a carefully planned sequence of instruction, unique drills, and review sessions, your wrestler will learn the basic skills of wrestling, importance of stance, body control and the fundamental techniques of wrestling. We will emphasize skills such as set-ups, proper leg attacks and finishes. In addition, we will cover a variety of techniques on the mat.
Live wrestling will be implemented in every session to help develop the wrestler and the skills they have learned at camp. A portion of every session will be devoted to developing and building the overall athletic ability of your wrestlers through trained movements. Wrestling games will also be included throughout the wrestling camp.
Mark Jayne is the head wrestling coach at Hawken High School. He will be starting his third season in 2021 -2022.
Previously, Mark coached at his high school alma mater ,St. Edward High School, for six years. During that period they won five Ohio State Team Titles and three Ohio Team Dual Championships.
Before coming to St. Edward, Mark coached eight years in Illinois. During that time, he coached as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois, the Poeta Training Center, and the Illinois National High School Teams. He has worked with many future college All-Americans in that time.
Mark was a two time All-American at the University of Illinois, a two time captain of the Illinois team that won the Big Ten Title, and he captured an individual Big Ten Title. He was named to the NWCA All-Star team two times. Also, he earned three Academic All-American Awards. He was on the Dean’s List and graduated with Honors. He obtained his Master Degree from Baldwin Wallace University.
While attending St. Edward High, he was a three time individual state champion, won the Ironman Tournament three times, and the first ever four time Medina Invitational Champion. While competing at St. Edward, his team won the Ohio Div. I State Title all four years, and they won two national titles. As a senior, he was awarded the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Lee Kemp Wrestler of the Year Award”. He graduated from St Edward with the most wins in team history.
In freestyle and Greco-Roman, he earned seven National All-American Awards plus won a National Title. He was also involved in Judo and was a judo All-American.
Mark and his wife, Caitlin, have two daughters (Cecilia, Audrey) and one son (Everett).