The epiphany came to Matt Ryan this past Dec. 1.
It happened as Ryan, in his 21st year as the Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestling coach, was in the middle of devoting 12 hours of his Saturday to his team’s participation in a tournament in northern Twin Cities suburb Chisago Lakes.
Ryan’s son, Tyler, was with him, a senior wrestler on the team who next season will compete at St. Cloud State. His 10th-grade and seventh-grade daughters were elsewhere, competing separately in athletic competitions of their own.
It was during a break in that Saturday tournament that Ryan — one of most successful wrestling coaches in the state — came up with a big decision: This would be his final season directing the K-W program. Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com