Two Inducted into Mound Westonka Wrestling Hall of Fame

Gerald GeyenGerald Geyen was inducted into the Mound Westonka wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Gerald was a two-time state champion for Mound High School in 1944 and 1945. As a sophomore Gerald won the state title at 145 pounds, and as a junior Gerald was a state champ at 152 pounds. Gerald enlisted in the military, forgoing his senior year of wrestling. Gerald had pinned the 1946 state champion his junior season, and likely would have been one of the few three-time state champions in his era. Gerald now resides in St. Bonifacius with his wife Virginia, and his son Tim was a standout football player at Waconia High School. Congratulations, Gerald!


Rusty JensenRusty Jensen was inducted into the Mound Westonka wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Rusty was a 1977 graduate of Mound Westonka High School. Rusty had an overall record of 54-18 and was named all conference two years. Rusty had a 22-3 record his senior season, and capped off his high school career by placing second in state at heavyweight. He was also the AAU regional champion, had the record for most pins and most wins in a season, and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the Year in 1977. Rusty went on to have to have a successful collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Rusty’s high school coach was Hall of Fame member Howard Leopold. Congratulations, Rusty!