Concordia received commitments from state runner-up Ryan Killeen of Spectrum (133 lbs.), state placer Jared Clawiter of Kenyon-Wanamingo (125 or 133 lbs.), state entrant Collin Dolejs of Eastview (174 lbs.), and transfer from Ridgewater Travis Deegan of Willmar (174 lbs.).
BENSON, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling assistant coach Eric Sanders and former Dragon wrestler Lyle Freudenberg were inducted into Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday in Benson, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2016 – The life of University of Minnesota Head Wrestling Coach J Robinson will take center stage in an upcoming feature-length documentary film, J Robinson: Full Circle, which will premiere on May 3, 2016, streaming online at jrobinsonfullcircle.com. Directed by independent filmmaker Ryan Leer, the documentary traces Robinson’s life from childhood to the present, offering unprecedented access to one of the most influential personalities in the sport. The film chronicles multiple stages of Robinson’s life, examining how his experiences, including his abrupt exit from the University of Iowa’s wrestling program, led to the creation and development of one of the most highly regarded wrestling camp systems in the country, J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps.
St. Olaf College welcomes eight wrestlers who will be joining the Oles in the fall. The class includes five from Minnesota. “I am very pleased to announce the addition of eight outstanding student-athletes who have committed to wrestle for St. Olaf College next season,” said Coach Sean Ahrar.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University wrestling coach Chris Bono announced Monday the signing of four-time Kansas state champion Michael Prieto to a National Letter of Intent, indicating he will enroll at SDSU in the fall and compete for the Jackrabbit wrestling team.
A native of Garden City, Kansas, Prieto compiled a 162-10 career record and helped lead Garden City High School to four consecutive Class 6A team titles under the direction of his coach and father, Carlos.
Six champions from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling will compete in the 2nd World Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament, set for Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-8.
These athletes will be attempting to qualify their weight class and themselves for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the last opportunity for nations to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games in the 18 Olympic weight classes.
There will be three Greco-Roman wrestlers, two women’s freestyle wrestlers, and one men’s freestyle wrestlers from the United States in this important competition.
Benson, Minn. – Eight new members were inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA) Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30th in Benson, Minn.
The new inductees honored were Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Tom Keating, Al “Swede” Olson, Brad Pike, Eric Sanders, Paul Vaith, and Joel Viss. Many past Hall of Fame inductees were in attendance.
LAS VEGAS, Nev.–North Dakota State University’s Carter Nielsen, representing the Bison Wrestling Club, was the 174-pound runner-up at the 2016 UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals and placed fourth in the 174-pound 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals held April 27-30 at the South Point Convention Center. NDSU and BWC teammate Dan Stibral was fifth in the 264.5-pound Greco-Roman Nationals and sixth in the 264.5-pound Freestyle Nationals.
In addition, Alex Bleeker placed fourth in the 185-pound UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals, while Carson Hagen was seventh in 264.5 pound Greco-Roman bracket. Nielsen, Stibral, Bleeker and Hagen earned UWW Junior Greco-Roman All-America honors, while Nielsen and Stibral were All-Americans in the UWW Junior Freestyle Division. The Bison Wrestling Club sent 10 wrestlers to compete, four in Greco-Roman and 10 in Freestyle.
Southwest Minnesota State has added seven student-athletes for the 2016-17 season. Willie Meine of Fertile-Beltrami, Alec Engler of Minneota, Nathan Adkins of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, Dru Kuchenbaker of Milaca, Jordan Bond of Rogers, Devin Manzy of Zumbrota-Mazeppa, and Ben Thompson of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa are set to join the Mustangs this fall.
A current Gopher and a future Gopher each won junior national titles in Las Vegas on Saturday at the United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships. Rylee Streifel, a heavyweight who recently completed a rookie season in which he redshirted for the Gophers, won the title at 120kg. Earlier in the day, incoming Gopher commit Mitch McKee won the championship at 60kg.
Two other Gophers – Bobby Steveson and Fredy Stroker – also placed in the event. Steveson finished third at 84kg, while Stroker took fifth at 66kg.
2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals results. April 30th at Las Vegas, Nev.