Andrew Wheating Nike XC Camp in Lake Tahoe
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Our 2019 Andrew Wheating Nike XC Camp is sure to provide a memorable summer camp experience in Tahoe City! A new Northern California running camp location, the Granlibakken Resort offers a picturesque setting and high altitude trails for boys and girls looking to train, improve and to have fun!
This running camp for kids in Tahoe delivers an action-packed week of training, competition, and fun evening activities! Campers leave as better, smarter runners to tackle their cross country season.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Trail Running
- High Altitude Training
- Sunday night meet & greet around Granlibakken fire pit, marshmallows & music included!
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Co-Director Andrew Wheating
American middle-distance legend Andrew Wheating serves as co-director of GMRC. From 2008 to 2012, Wheating, who at six-foot-five towered over his competition, won three NCAA titles, made two Olympic teams and a World Championship team, and ran personal bests of 1:44.56 for 800, 3:30.90 for 1500 (#5 all-time among Americans), and 3:51.74 for the mile.View Andrew's Bio & Running Tips ⟩
Wheating’s career will most be remembered for bursting onto the NCAA scene and his heroics in the Oregon Ducks jersey and at Hayward Field in Eugene. In 2006, Wheating, a Vermont native, was a lightly recruited high school athlete at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, a school that didn’t even have a track team. But Wheating was fortuitous enough to catch the eye of early Nike exec Jeff Johnson and wound up at Oregon under Vin Lananna. In 2007, as a freshman, he scored two points in the Pac-10 meet at 800, but couldn’t break 1:50 and didn’t qualify for NCAAs. The next year, in the span of two weeks he ran a 3:58 mile, a 1:47 800 and a 3:38.60 1500 to get on everyone’s radar. By the end of the year, he was the runner-up at NCAAs and the Olympics Trials, owned a personal best of 1:45.03 and had run in the Olympics in Beijing. He earned that ticket to Beijing as part of one of the most dramatic races in Hayward Field history:
He followed 2008 up with his first NCAA title in 2009, in the 800 outdoors. But Wheating’s greatest season came in 2010, though that wasn’t obvious early in the year. After anchoring Oregon to the DMR title at the NCAA indoor championships, Wheating, a senior, returned the next night as the heavy favorite to win the 800 meters. Instead, he lost to a true freshman by the name of Robby Andrews (who wound up having a pretty nice career of his own). Wheating again lost to Andrews and his University of Virginia squad in a duel in the 4×800 at the Penn Relays, but gained revenge at NCAAs, where he beat Andrews to win the 800 and led a 1-2-3 Oregon sweep in the 1500 and became the first man in 26 years to win the 800 and 1500 at the same NCAA meet.
His most impressive professional accomplishments came that summer. On July 3, he ran his mile personal best of 3:51.74 at the Pre Classic, and followed it up with an 800 pb of 1:44.62 in Paris. Then in Monaco on July 22, Wheating ran a shocking 3:30.90 for 1500 to become the fourth-fastest American ever (that equates to a 3:47.82 mile, Wheating’s former Ducks teammate Matthew Centrowitz has since bumped him down to #5).
Wheating leaves behind a legacy as a great runner on the track and a happy-go-lucky, genuine guy off of it. Few athletes were friendlier or more candid in the mixed zone.
Running Tips by Andrew:
2019 Dates: August 11-15
Check-in: On Sunday between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Check-out: On Thursday at 11:30 amShow Less See More Camp Details
Daily training includes trail runs, afternoon swim review of proper and efficient running form, nutrition, life-skills, clinics on mental toughness and the joy of running. Campers as well as lots of fun activities for all. This camp will help your son or daughter develop as a runner while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.
Overnight Tuition: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in Granlibakken Resort. Fun evening recreation programs are planned!
Runners grouped by: skill, age, times, and years of experience
Facility: Tahoe City trails
Campers Per Room: 3-12 per cabin
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Transportation: Not provided.
Parents and families can stay at the Granlibakken Resort and enjoy a week's vacation while your child is with us at camp. Visit: http://granlibakken.com/
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00 am Breakfast
- 9:15 am Morning run
- 10:30 am Guest speaker
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:30 pm Classroom session
- 3:00 pm Secondary run
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:00pm Evening Activity
- 10:00pm Lights out!
Campers stay at the Granlibakken Resort, just outside Tahoe City. Cabin style housing, from 3 to 12 runners per unit. Fire pit, hot tub and swimming available. Campers will have a late afternoon visit to the Lake Tahoe beach, located nearby for swimming and relaxation! We offer an optional Treetop Adventure Park session available- ropes course and zip lines!
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