Brute Wrestling Camp Continues its Assistance of West Chester Wrestling

West Chester, PA – Funds generated by Brute Wrestling, R.E.A.C.H.E.S., West Chester University alumni, and the Brute Wrestling Camp all make the West Chester University hosted Brute Wrestling Camp which begins on July 16th all possible.

The West Chester University hosted Brute Wrestling Camp will begin on July 16th with the excitement and adrenaline that is often seen during summer camp wrestling. This excitement will carry over to the countless wrestlers that will be able to participate in the sport they love thanks to the funds generated by Brute Wrestling, R.E.A.C.H.E.S., West Chester University alumni, and the Brute Wrestling Camp.

A joint venture between West Chester University alumni, Brute Wrestling, and R.E.A.C.H.E.S., the Brute Wrestling Camp began in 2010 and has quickly matured into a stable fundraiser for West Chester based wrestling. The camp’s profits are currently used to maintain the West Chester Wrestling Club and provide additional wrestling opportunities for local student athletes that would otherwise be unable to participate in wrestling activities. While the profits are directed to a worthy cause, the pricing for the camp is structured to ensure that all wrestlers are able to attend. Keeping the cost of the Brute Wrestling Camp at a minimum is only possible through the multiple parties that are dedicated to the camp’s cause.

Initially spearheaded by West Chester University alumnus, funding through R.E.A.C.H.E.S (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) has helped the camp become the success that was envisioned. Brute Wrestling, R.E.A.C.H.E.S, and the West Chester Alumni have worked tirelessly to build the Brute Wrestling Camp into a premier summer wrestling camp by enlisting both elite wrestlers and accomplished wrestling coaches.

The world class wrestlers enlisted for the 2012 camp are as follows: Roger Sanders, Ricky Bomono, Rocky Bomono, Wade Schalles, and Duane Bastress. In addition to five elite wrestlers, a long list of successful coaches will also operate as clinicians. Dale Bonsall, Steve Powell, Bill Racich, Alray Johnson, Mike Moyer, John Licata, Joe Miller, Joe Russell, Paul Morina, and Mike Rodgers will all be bringing their expertise to the Brute Wrestling Camp. Jeffrey Bowyer (R.E.A.C.H.E.S. Executive Director and former James Madison University Head Coach) will also act as a clinician, showing that even the highest members of the Brute Wrestling Camp structure are dedicated to providing attendees with the best in hands on training.

The Brute Wrestling Camp will operate July 16-19 from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. All events of the Brute Wrestling Camp will take place on the West Chester University campus.


R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport)is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities.

This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious, interesting and active lives.

All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. will be used to support specific needs in each sport to ensure future generations of athletes, fans, parents, and coaches will continue to learn from valuable lifelong athletic lessons. Visit for more information.


As the first U.S. Company to sell wrestling products by mail order, Brute Wrestling began in 1967 as the Henson Company, Inc. in the residence of its founder, Captain Josiah Henson. Today Brute Wrestling continues to provide a complete line of top quality wrestling products and apparel to sporting goods dealers; amateur and professional athletic clubs and teams; and other buyers throughout North America. For more information visit

In addition to wrestling, the Henson Company, Inc. launched NeuEdge Sportswear (formerly known as LIGA) in 1995. Today, NeuEdge provides a complete line of team sportswear for Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, and Volleyball. This division has grown to become a key player in the custom teamwear market. Visit for more information.

In 2012, Henson Company, Inc. expanded their offerings to include Henson Rowing, a line of custom rowing apparel. For more information visit