Swensen named OW at InterMat Classic, 3 schools crown multiple champs

EDINA, Minn. — The ninth edition of the InterMat Classic was held for the first time at Edina High School in suburban Minneapolis. As has been the case in the previous eight events, it had a very strong in-state flavor. This year saw 12 of 15 champions won by Minnesota wrestlers.

Two of the three out-of-state champions came from national power St. Paris Graham in Ohio. Sophomore Nick Moore and senior Jeffrey Thomas, both state finalists as freshmen, earned titles on Saturday afternoon at 138 and 145 pounds respectively.

Moore, the nation’s No. 49 sophomore, upended 2017 state champion Blake Legred (United South Central, Minn.) by 4-2 decision in the finals after surviving a pair of 3-1 overtime victories earlier in the tournament, most notably in the semifinals against two-time state placewinner Tanner Kroells (Delano, Minn.). Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

SCSU Wrestling volunteers at local Boys and Girls Club and Madison Elementary

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team recently provided community service work by volunteering at the St. Cloud area Boys & Girls Club and also at St. Cloud’s Madison Elementary School over the past few weeks.

“The Boys & Girls Club is a great place for children to be active and develop social skills and relationships with their peers in the community,” assistant coach Travis Holt said. “This was a great way for our team to spend time giving back to the community and growing as a team as well.”

The SCSU volunteers spent an hour and a half on Friday, Oct. 12 playing basketball, kickball, and many other games with the children that attend the Boys & Girls Club in the St. Cloud area. Continue reading

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame to Induct 8 new members at the Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 27th

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Minnesota Chapter is proud to announce the induction of Paul Marquart as their Outstanding American from Minnesota. Honorees for the Lifetime Service Award are Randy Baker, Jim Bartels, Paul Bengston, Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Neal Skaar, and Randy Zimmer.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center, right off I-90, Exit 178A. Social hour will be from 2:00-3:00 pm. Dinner, silent auction, and program will be from 3:00-6:30 pm. Continue reading

Mavericks Wrestling 2018-19 Preseason Outlook

Mankato, Minn. — Including eight starters from a team that finished tenth in the nation in 2017-18, Minnesota State enters the year with 14 letterwinners returning.

The Mavericks went 7-4 (5-3 NSIC) in duals last season and after posting a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 tournament, placed tenth at the national championship tournament.

Veteran head coach Jim Makovsky, who enters his 30th season of college coaching with a career record of 293-134-4, will look to a trio of returning All-Americans to lead the way. Continue reading