Ken has found success at all levels of competition, both as a competitor and a coach. After winning 2 State Championships and Outstanding Wrestler Awards, Ken culminated his prep career by winning Junior Nationals in both freestyle and Greco and the Junior World Championship.
While studying and training at PENN STATE, Ken was a 3x NCAA All-American, World Espoir Champion, Pan American Champion and U.S. Olympian.
Ken also excelled in the classroom as he became a 3X Academic All-American, graduating from Penn State with a 3.6 GPA.
Ken conducted summer day camps throughout college and started the Gold Medal Training System upon graduation from Penn State in 1989. During Ken's first 5 years conducting camps, he also coached at Ohio State and Penn State. During Ken's 3 years at OHIO STATE, he helped build the Buckeyes into a national powerhouse. OHIO STATE finished 4th and 5th in the 1991 and 1992 NCAA Championships, respectively, the program's best finishes in school history.
Coach Chertow returned to PENN STATE in 1992 and joined the Nittany Lion Coaching Staff. Ken's team won the National Dual Meet Championship and was 2nd in the NCAA Championships, PSU's best finish since 1953.
In 1994, Ken left college coaching to focus his time and energy on helping young people through his local wrestling school and to devote more time to developing his camp system. Many of Ken's wrestlers have excelled, winning State & National Championships.
Coach Chertow's dedication and skills, coupled with his commitment to surrounding his campers with the best possible staff in the nation, has made the Gold Medal Training Camp the most highly organized and successful camp system in the Nation. Ken's summer camp attracts and develops MANY CHAMPIONS.
Ken conducts clinics throughout our country, has produced a series of instructional videos, and is the broadcast analyst for the Pac-12 Network and the Big Ten Network (BTN). Ken has also written a motivational book entitled, "Wrestling: A Commitment to Excellence."
You will learn more than just technique at Ken's unique camp. You will learn the skills and philosophies that it takes to excel in both wrestling and life.
OLYMPIC AND ALL-AMERICAN COMPETITOR
•3x Academic All American
•3x NCAA All American
•2x Junior National Champion and OW
•2x Junior World Champion
•Olympic Festival Champion
•Midlands Champion & OW
COLLEGE COACH AT PENN STATE AND OHIO STATE
•National Dual Meet Champions - Penn State
•2nd in NCAA Championships - Penn State
•3rd in National Dual Meet Championship - Ohio State
•4th and 5th in NCAA Championships - Ohio State
•FEATURED CLINICIAN AT COACHES CLINICS:
2008 Olympic Trials
NCAA Coaches Clinic
NWCA National Convention
World Team Trials
State Coaches Association Clinics in PA, NJ, NY, WI, MI, OR, and more.
YOUTH/HIGH SCHOOL COACH
•Gold Medal Wrestling School
•Over 200 USAW, NHSCA & AAU National Champions in the past 10 years.
•Tulsa National Team Championship
•Wrestling USA National Championship
• Over 500 HS State Champs in the past 10 years.
• Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports Expert Analyst
• Voted as Broadcaster of the Year by National Wrestling Media Association