Aug 302014

Former Augsburg assistant coach and Minnesota Storm coach

The former Hawkeye wrestler who coached the Auggies, then the Student Princes, is now in charge of the wrestling Warhawks.

Ned Shuck, who wrestled at the University of Iowa, then served as an assistant at Augsburg before taking the helm at Heidelberg University, is now the head wrestling coach at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the school announced Monday. Continue reading at

Aug 282014

Edor Nelson, multi-sport athlete and coach at Augsburg College who launched the school’s now-famous wrestling program, died Wednesday, just nine days after celebrating his 100th birthday, the Minneapolis-based school announced Thursday.

Born August 18, 1914 in Dawson, Minn., Nelson played baseball, football and basketball for the Auggies, earning all-conference honors in baseball and basketball. After graduating from Augsburg in 1938, Nelson moved to Lamberton, Minn., where he was an instructor as well as baseball and basketball coach. Continue reading at

Aug 272014

The U.S. World Wrestling Teams in the three Olympic styles are completing their domestic training in preparation for the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 8-14.

The U.S. teams in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman were at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in August, as part of a summer of preparation for the World Championships. The men’s freestyle team also did a training cycle in Tempe, Ariz. In the coming days, the Greco-Roman team will travel to Kazakhstan for pre-World training, while the men’s and women’s freestyle teams will head to Ostia, Italy. Continue reading »

Aug 262014

South Dakota State head wrestling coach Chris Bono announced the hiring of Jon Reader as an assistant coach.

“I am extremely fired up that Jon will be joining our program,” Bono said. “He brings a work ethic and passion for our department that is unmatched. His personality and lifestyle fits perfect with what we are trying to accomplish at SDSU.” Continue reading »

Aug 262014

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced the Dragons’ 2014-15 schedule. Included on this year’s slate are five home duals along with the annual Dragon Open.

Another highlight is the Dragons’ trip to historic Madison Square Garden in New York City in December to face Long Island University Post as part of the Grapple at the Garden. Continue reading »

Aug 252014

There are good things going on in Gopher-Land right now. The haul headed to Minneapolis continues to grow as Larry Early III has committed to wrestle at the University of Minnesota. The Illinois native attends Oak Park and River Forest where he won the 2014 Illinois State Championship at 145 pounds after finishing 2nd and 3rd as a Sophomore and Freshman. Early has also been a Fargo Champ in Cadet Greco, an All American in Cadet Freestyle as well as a Folkstyle National Champ.

Early has notched wins over the likes of Seth Gross and Jo Jo Smith. Early projects as a 157/165 at the next level. OPRF has two other Huskies on the Minnesota roster in All-American’s Nick and Chris Dardanes. Continue reading at

Aug 252014

By Jason Bryant

Two-time NCAA Division I All-American Ryan Mango will be joining the Minnesota Training Center to train in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Mango, the younger brother of seven-time World and Olympic Team member Spenser Mango, is a recent graduate of Stanford University. He was the runner-up at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials at 60kg. Continue reading at

Aug 222014

Northland Community & Technical College Head Wrestling Coach Scott DCamp announced this week that the college has hired NCAA Division II national qualifier and two-time NJCAA All-American Travis Peralta as an assistant coach.

“We are thrilled to have Travis come home to Thief River Falls to help build the Pioneer Wrestling program,” DCamp said. “His experience at the junior college level and later at the division two level make him a huge asset for the program.” Continue reading »

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