About Us


THE VECTOR MISSION

To grow the sport of wrestling. Plain and simple.

THE VECTOR STORY

Vector Wrestling Camps was founded in 2015 by Utah natives Ben Ferry and Alex Nicholes. It has been our vision to grow the sport of wrestling by creating camps that feature the best wrestlers in the world as clinicians in order to provide youth wrestlers with the opportunity to train alongside their heroes and learn from the best in our sport, all at an affordable price.

In order to provided a positive camp experience, we pride ourselves gathering three groups of people into one gym for camps:

  1. The absolute best clinicians in the world to teach our athletes how to be successful both on and off the mat.
  2. Quality camp counselors and support staff to ensure that not only is correct wrestling being learned and executed but that the camps are run as efficiently and professionally as possible.
  3. A wide variety of training partners from all over the country to provide each athlete with new and challenging looks in their training cycles.

As of summer 2018, Vector Wrestling Camps 1) operate in both Utah and California, 2) have attracted wrestlers from 21 different states, and 3) attract upwards of 300 wrestlers per camp. 

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Ben Ferry currently works as a full-time analyst at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Previous to this, he gained experience through a variety of different corporate internships while attending Brigham Young University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management (with a focus in Strategy). Ben coached wrestling for four years, three of which he spent as the assistant head coach at Timpanogos High School in Orem, UT. Ben wrestled at Box Elder High School in Brigham City, UT where he started in 8th grade but developed quickly to become a 2x 4A state placer. At Vector, Ben is responsible for all back end functions which cover areas such as featured clinicians, camp structure, finances, etc.

Alex Nicholes is the head wrestling coach at Timpanogos High School in Orem, UT, where he also teaches guided studies and weight lifting. As head coach, Alex has rebuilt the Timpanogos program, taking the team from last place in the 4A classification (previous to his arrival in 2014) to a 9th place finish in 5A classification in 2018. Previous to becoming the head coach at Timpanogos, Alex served as an assistant at Mountain View High School in Orem, UT, for two years. Alex wrestled at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, UT where he won a 5A state title at 152 pounds. At Vector, Alex is responsible for all front end athlete-facing functions which cover areas such as marketing, customer service, apparel, etc.

CLINICIAN HISTORY (accolades are listed as at the time of camp appearance):

2019 Clinicians/Counselors:

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2018 Clinicians/Counselors:

  • Jordan Burroughs - 4x World Champion, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x NCAA Champion.
  • Kyle Snyder - 2x World Champion, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, 3x NCAA Champion, Pound-for-Pound #1 in the world.
  • Kyle Dake - World Team Member, 2x U.S. Open Champion, 4x NCAA Champion.
  • David Taylor - World Team Member, 3x U.S. Open Champion, 2x NCAA Champion.
  • Bo Nickal - 2x NCAA Champion, 3x NCAA All-American, 3x Texas HS State Champion.
  • Hunter Stieber - Oklahoma University Assistant Coach, 2x NCAA All-American, 4x Ohio HS State Champion.
  • Bryce Meredith - 3x NCAA All-American (2x runner-up), 4x Wyoming HS State Champion.
  • Darian Cruz - NCAA Champion, 3x NCAA All-American, 2x Pennsylvania HS State Champion.

2017 Clinicians/Counselors:

  • Jordan Burroughs - 3x World Champion, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x NCAA Champion.
  • Kyle Snyder - 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2015 World Champion, 2x NCAA Champion, Pound-for-Pound #2 in the world.
  • Logan Stieber - 2016 World Champion, 4x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner.
  • Brandon Slay - 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, Former Head Coach of the Olympic Training Center.
  • Alex Dieringer - 3x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner.
  • Jason Chamberlain - Fresno State University Assistant Coach, Pan-Am Games Champion, 2x NCAA All-American.
  • Bryce Meredith - 2x NCAA All-American, 4x Wyoming HS State Champion.
  • Ethen Lofthouse - Utah Valley University Assistant Coach, 2x NCAA All-American, 4x Utah HS State Champion.

2016 Clinicians/Counselors:

  • Kyle Dake - 4x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner, Olympic Trials Runner-Up.
  • Logan Stieber - 4x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner.
  • Alex Dieringer - 3x NCAA Champion, Hodge Trophy Winner.
  • Jason Chamberlain - Pan-Am Games Champion, 2x NCAA All-American.

2015 Clinicians/Counselors:

  • Jordan Burroughs - 3x World Champion, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x NCAA Champion.
  • Anthony Robles - NCAA Champion, 2011 ESPY Winner.
  • Jason Chamberlain - Pan-Am Games Champion, 2x NCAA All-American.
  • Cyler Sanderson - 2x NCAA All-American.

COLLABORATIONS

In order to provide the best experience possible, Vector Wrestling has collaborated with the below companies at different times:

  • Asics - apparel 
  • Amazing Grass - food/nutrition
  • Pure & Clean - skin/mat care