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Azevedo Wrestling Camps

Training Champions for over 40 years

The Azevedo Wrestling Camps began as the “Vaughn Hitchcock Wrestling Camp” in 1967 in Clearlake, California as legendary Cal Poly Coach Vaughan Hitchcock introduced to California prep wrestlers the technique and style of wrestling that earned Coach Hitchcock’s teams an unprecedented 8 NCAA Division II National Championships. Through the years, tens of thousands of young men have attended the camp and have attested to the fact that their camp experiences had a direct influence on the many state and national championships won.

In 2001, Coach Hitchcock handed the camp over to another California wrestling legend, the then current Cal Poly Head Coach, John Azevedo.

Olympian and NCAA Champion John Azevedo, coming off of winning an unprecedented 7 CIF State Wrestling Championships at Calvary Chapel High School, returned to coaching at the collegiate level at California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) Institute at San Luis Obispo (SLO) as a NCAA Division I Head Coach.

Taking over the coaching and management of the California wrestling camps, Coach John was determined to provide the same level of camp experience and wrestling expertise that generations of athletes have come to expect from the Vaughan Hitchcock wrestling camps. Over the years of running the Azevedo-Hitchcock wrestling camps, Coach Azevedo has seamlessly sustained the outstanding legacy of California’s oldest and most respected wrestling camp.