Tigerstyle Wrestling Camps are directed by NCAA Division I coaches along with Olympic Medalist and All-American wrestlers. Active University of Missouri wrestlers serve as supporting staff at all camps. Our premier roster of coaches and wrestlers will train side-by-side with campers and exemplify the dedication, discipline and work ethic through a proven system that is Tigerstyle Wrestling.
Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith has hired Purdue's Tyrel Todd as the program's new Associate Head Coach, announced in May by Mizzou Athletics. Todd comes to Mizzou following a very successful five-year stint at Purdue, serving as the Boilermaker's lead assistant coach since 2016.
'This is a very exciting opportunity for me to work with Coach Smith and his outstanding staff,' Todd said. 'I have known Coach Smith since my recruitment by Missouri in high school. I believe in a strong team community that is committed to excellence. I am fired up to put on the stripes, go Tigers.'
'We're excited to welcome Kendric to Tiger Style and his success both as a coach and on the mat embody what Tiger Style is all about,' head coach Brian Smith said. 'Kendric is a US Freestyle champion and won an NCAA Title at Oklahoma, so he understands what it takes to win at the highest levels of our sport, and I know he can serve as a great teacher and mentor to our wrestlers. I expect him to have a profound impact on our team and I can't wait for him to get started in the room with us.'
'My family and I are very excited to have this opportunity to work with such a great program,' Maple said. 'Coach Smith has proven his ability to build student-athletes, both on and off the mat. I will greatly miss the staff and student-athletes at Nebraska, but I am looking forward to being able to work with this amazing program.'
Mizzou Wrestling two-time All-American Dom Bradley has joined head coach Brian Smith's coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, announced today by the program. Bradley posted a 105-15 record over four seasons as the team's heavyweight, giving him the program's fourth-best career winning percentage (.875, 100-win minimum). Bradley will assume the volunteer assistant position on the coaching staff, which was previously held by Alan Waters for the last two seasons.
'I'm super excited to come home and continue my training and launch my coaching career,' Bradley said. 'Anytime you can come back to your alma mater is special. Coach Smith sold me on Tiger Style 15 years ago and now I get to help him pass on Tiger Style, not only as an athlete but now as a coach. I grew up in Missouri, so Mizzou is really home to me. I'm excited to get to work.'
Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith announced that Mizzou alum Matt Manley has joined the program's staff as the Director of Operations. Manley, a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier from 2012-17 under Coach Smith, takes the role which was previously held by Cody Shoemaker, who took a job as Minnesota Softball's Director of Operations earlier this summer. Manley comes to Mizzou after spending the last year as the CEO of the Gladiator Academy in Dallas.
'I am very excited to be a part of such a prestigious program again,' Manely said. 'Tiger Style has become a part of who I am, and after a year of being away from the program, I am more than ready to do everything I can to see that this program reaches its goals.'
A 2013 All-American for Missouri, Michael Larson begins his third season as the programs Assistant Director for Wrestling Strength and Conditioning while adding the Director of Operations title. Larson is currently attending William Woods University working on his Master of Education in Athletic Administration.
A four-time NCAA qualifier Larson finished his senior campaign with an 8th place finish in the 184 pound class. Larson finished his career with a 101-50 record after spending his first two seasons at California State University of Bakersfield where he was runner-up in the Pac-10.
Michael is the son of Jon and Lori Larson, born July 6, 1990, in Arcata, Calif. Michael is the older brother to Shane Larson and graduated in the spring of 2013 with a degree in general agriculture.
Mitch Swee joins the University of Missouri Sports Medicine Staff in the fall of 2015. Swee’s primary responsibility is the athletic training services for the Tiger Wrestling Program. A native of Omaha, Neb., Swee completed his undergraduate degree from University of Nebraska, and went on to obtain a master’s at Oregon State University.
After finishing his masters at OSU, Swee was added to the staff full-time and spent five years primarily covering wrestling and assisting with football.