2018 NW FCA Camp Speakers
Ben Courson is the young adult pastor at Applegate Christian Fellowship in Southern Oregon. Ben has spoke at the NW FCA Camp in 2010, 2011, 2014 & 2017. This is Ben's 5th time here in Nampa at the NW FCA Camp & we are super excited to have him back!
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Helen Maroulis became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games. She wrestled four matches in the preliminaries before defeating Japan’s Saori Yoshida, 4-1, in the Olympic finals. Helen had previously lost to Yoshida twice (2011 and 2012 World Championships) by pin. Yoshida had not lost a World Championships or Olympic match in 16 years. Helen credits God for her victory and the journey. Her mantra on the day of competition was “Christ is in me, I am enough”. She believes God uses wrestling as a tool to shape her character and faith. The devastation from failing to make the 2012 Olympic Team also motivated her these past four years.
DAN RUSSELL is recognized as the "real deal " in the wrestling world. He's a four-time NCAA champion and four-time Academic All-American. In 1995, he was named the 'Unofficial Champion of the world' after winning the Ivan Poddubny Tournament - the second U.S. athlete to ever do so. Dan was the 2004 Olympic wrestling coach for Guam and Olympic Solidarity Instructor for Palau and Federated States of Micronesia.
See Dan's book available on Amazon FINISH STRONG