PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – The Bruno Iorfido Wrestling Camp is being held in Port Allegany Wednesday, June 23, through Friday, June 25.
Each day the camp will run from 9:30 p.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration for the camp is same-day registration at Port Allegany High School and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday for the full camp, which costs $120. Anyone wishing to participate in just one day of the camp (or pay day-by-day) can do so by registering at 8:30 a.m. each day at a cost of $40 per day.
Any camper attending this year’s tournament will have a portion of their entry to the Port Allegany Wrestling “Under the Lights” tournament Saturday, June 26, paid for. The “Under the Lights” Tournament is being held at the Port Allegany football field.
This year’s camp counselors include former Clarion University star and national qualifier Brock Zacherl, a Brookville graduate, as well as three-time NCAA champion and 2019 Under-23 World Champion Bon Nickal, who wrestled at Penn State.
Aditional former national champions who will be counselors at this year’s camp include Tyler Reinhart, Shan Valko, Brandon Newill, Josh Shields, and Chris Eddins.
The camp is named in honor of former Ridgway and Pitt-Johnstown wrestler Bruno Iorfido, who was killed in a car crash in 2003. The camp was named after Iorfido in 2004 after it became a non-profit camp. The camp was founded in 1996 by Isaac Greeley, a Port Allegany graduate who is a member of the Pitt-Johnstown Athletics Hall of Fame, and Sean Lathrop, one of Greeley’s former coaches at Port Allegany and a member of the Port Allegany School Board.
Attracting wrestlers from all over the country, the camp gives out scholarships each year to college wrestlers who have reached their sophomore year.
“The scholarships are given to wrestlers who demonstrate the same types of moral values and characteristics Bruno had,” Greeley said. “We are giving out three $1,000 scholarships this year. We have given out around $50,000 in scholarships since we started the scholarship.”