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i.d.a. program

USA Wrestling has endorsed Legends of Gold Prep School (International Development Academy) located in Beresford, South Dakota to promote the International/Olympic styles of wrestling for student-athletes in grades 7-12.  LOG IDA develops wrestling abilities on the international levels while promoting education at local high schools and regional colleges. All student-athletes are mentored by prominent coaches and educational leaders. 

LOG IDA facilities are located at 47256 297th Street in Beresford, South Dakota. The team from Sanford POWER and The Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI) develops a customized program specifically for the wrestling athletes being trained and tested. The athletes training cycle is developed in line with the Olympic and National training regimen and has access to Olympic and National training facilities to enhance their ability to develop in the international styles at an accelerated rate.  This includes monthly visits from US National Team Coaches, staff and/or athletes.  

Student-athletes live on campus, attend local high schools and participates in a mentorship program with prominent educators to promote their success in college. The student-athletes are trained by the Nation’s top coaches in Freestyle/Greco Roman wrestling both on campus and at other Olympic Training Facilities throughout the country with an emphasis on the following:


  • Academic Achievement;

  • Entrepreneurial Life Skills Program; 

  • Financial Responsibility;

  • Mental and Emotional Skills Training; 

  • Conditioning, Nutrition, and Athletic Training Services; 

  • International travel opportunities;

  • Time Management; and  

  • Greco/Freestyle wrestling skills.


USA Wrestling’s endorsement and support strengthens the efforts of Legends of Gold IDA in preparing student athletes in grades 7-12 for the next level of wrestling competition while promoting essential life skills. The application process takes in to consideration the following:

National Coach recommendations
International experience
Fargo place winners
Referrals and selection by LOG Olympic IDA staff and committee

For more information on this exclusive program please CLICK HERE.

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