Founder and Co-Owner
After wrestling collegiately at Oklahoma State University, J became a wrestling coach and has now trained athletes for 40 years as an assistant coach for 4 United States Olympic teams (1976-1988), an assistant coach at the University of Iowa (1976-1984), and the head coach at the University of Minnesota (1986-2016) where he led the Gophers to 3 NCAA National Championships. He is also a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, a 1972 United States Olympian, and a Vietnam veteran as an Army Airborne Ranger.
Before coming to J Robinson Camps, Ty coached at the collegiate level for 6 years helping produce several National Champions and All-Americans at different levels. Ty wrestled collegiately at the University of Iowa where he was a 2X All-American, 4X National Qualifier, Midlands Champion, and his team’s Most Valuable Wrestler in 2006. In high school, Ty was a 4X Minnesota State Champion as well as earning Cadet, Junior, and FILA-Junior National Freestyle All-American honors along the way.
Director of Wrestling Operations
Throughout his high school wrestling career Garret was a Minnesota State Champion, 3X state finalist, and amassed 221 career wins. He went on to wrestle at the NCAA D1 Ohio University where he became a 2X letter-winner. Garret graduated from Ohio University in 2014 with a degree in Sports Management.
Senior Staff Director
Senior Staff and Group Leader
5-Day Camp Directors
Georgia Technique Camp Director
Kansas Technique Camp Director
Brad is the head wrestling coach of SUNY Cortland in Cortland, New York and has been running J Robinson Technique Camps for 5 years.
Georgia Competition Camp Director
California Competition Camp Director
Kevin is currently an assistant coach at his alma mater, Bucknell, where he was a 2X All-American as a wrestler. We are excited for him to lead two of our Competition Camps in 2017!
Michael Kroells (left) and Brett Pfarr (right)
Washington Technique Camp Co-Directors
Michael and Brett starred on the University of Minnesota wrestling team, finishing their careers as a 3X All-American (Kroells) and 2X All-American and 2017 NCAA Finalist (Pfarr).
Co-Owner and Brand Manager
J and Sue were married in 2000 after meeting at the University of Minnesota Athletic Department where Sue worked in the Marketing department for 8 years in various capacities from the Athletic Ticket Office to Group Sales and Special Events. Now a consultant with a keen passion for sports, Sue’s professional background includes the 2001 NCAA Final Four Committee/Chair of Volunteers, 2004 NHL All-Star Game Location Manager, Inaugural U.S. Pond Hockey Championships Director and managing many notable Twin Cities events.
With her extensive experience in event planning, brand management and marketing communications, Sue uses her wealth of knowledge with J Robinson Intensive Camps to oversee the overall health and quality of our business strategy and external communications. Sue’s lifelong passion for the outdoors and sports has merged by competing in marathons and triathlons over the past 20 years.
Director of Marketing
Tim is responsible for the creation, planning, and execution of all marketing, advertising, communications, and content production strategies and initiatives. This includes general brand management and creative planning, as well as graphic design, TV/print/digital ad production and media buys, PR, email marketing, website management and copywriting, SEO, and social media content strategy and community management. He joined J Robinson Intensive Camps in the summer of 2014 after earning an MBA from the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.
Ryan joined J Robinson Intensive Camps in 2011. His responsibilities as Creative Director include conceptualizing, filming, and editing commercials and company videos. He also handles photo and graphic design duties. Ryan spends his summer on the road with the camps capturing what it is like to be an Intensive Camper. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Superior with a degree in Video Production in 2010 and grew up in Minnesota, which contributed to his preference to film certain workouts on Rollerblades.
Customer Service Manager
Kelsey is responsible for interacting with potential and current campers and their families to provide and process information in response to inquiries, concerns and requests about our camps. Whether on the phone, by email, or face-to-face, she ensures that we provide the superior standard of customer service that our company is known for. Kelsey also manages all aspects of our online camper registration database, assists with pre-camp preparations and on-site logistics.
Sara oversees the management of all merchandise and apparel related to J Robinson Wrestling Camps and our e-commerce site shopjrob.com. She is also responsible for the management and brand building for GRIT Tough Gear custom screenprinting.
Business Operations Manager
As J’s daughter, Jordan grew up at the Intensive Camps, whether helping at the camp store, tracking points for the I DID IT shirt or just filling in wherever needed. After earning a business degree from the University of Iowa, Jordan took on a full-time position as the Business and Merchandise Manager for the Intensive Camps. Now with 3 young kids at home, Jordan continues to be involved with the merchandising division of camps in overseeing designs for the camp shirts, camp store products, and other wrestling gear.
Print Shop Manager
As the print shop manager, Tom is responsible for production of all J Robinson Wrestling Camps apparel and merchandise. He also contributes as an artist and graphic designer for apparel designs.