Aug 112014

Volunteers play an important role in the growth and success of the sport of wrestling. There are countless coaches and parents across the country going the extra mile to make the wrestling experience great. But there is one other important group that is often overlooked—and underappreciated—for the work they do: The wrestling referee.

Wrestling referees are the unsung heroes of the sport. They do the work that most don’t want to do—often for little or no pay—yet are the first to be criticized. Through it all, they keep coming back, putting in their time and pouring their heart and soul into a sport they love.

But it’s not always easy. Continue reading at

Aug 072014

Mitchell McKee of Saint Michael-Albertville has given a verbal commitment to attend the University of Minnesota and wrestle for the Gophers following his high school career.

McKee is a three-time state placewinner. He won the 120-pound Class AAA state championship this past season as a sophomore. He placed third at 113 pounds as a freshman and was runner-up at 106 pounds as an eighth-grader. McKee moved from Kimball to STMA prior to his freshman year. Continue reading »

Aug 052014

Former Montevideo wrestling coach Jeff Gallagher passed away on Saturday. Gallagher coached for many years at Montevideo until stepping down in 2006. He is a member of the Montevideo Athletic Hall of Fame and the MWCA Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church of St. Joseph in Montevideo. Obituary

Jul 312014

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State wrestling assistant coach Marc Harwood has been selected to attend the 2014 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Leadership Academy.

The Leadership Academy will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa from July 31-August 3. The NWCA covers airfare, lodging, meals and registration fees to all coaches selected due to donors who generously fund the event. Continue reading »

Jul 312014

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of Michael Hobbs-Perrone (Westmont, IL/Downers Grove South High School) for 2014-15. Hobbs-Perrone will join additional student-wrestlers who have made commitments to the Huskies: Aaron Bates (Green Isla, MN), Austin Rake (Valdez, AK), Brett Velasquez (Bennington, NE), Bryce Kirchner (St. Joseph, MN), Cody Linssen (Cottage Grove, MN), Curt Zachmeier (Mandan, ND), Garrett Miller (Kellogg, MN), Larry Bomstad (Lake Lillion, MN), Monty Holm (Preston, MN), Nick Osowski (Oshkosh, WI), Noah Cuzzetto (Lake Stevens, WA), Ryan Stottler (Glenwood, MN), Tim Prescott (McPherson, KS), Travis Swanson (Cambridge, MN), Vince Dietz (Homer Glen, IL), V.J. Giulio (American Falls, ID) and Wesley Schultz (Sun Prairie, WI). Continue reading »

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