Itasca is Working Hard to Create Champions

By Matt Krumrie

The Itasca CC wrestling team made tremendous progress in its first season under the leadership of head coach Joe Umlauf, qualifying six wrestlers for the NJCAA national tournament and finishing in the top 30 in the country amongst NJCAA Division I and non-scholarship DIII programs (Itasca is a DIII non-scholarship program).

Things continue to look good heading into the 2020-2021 season. Four of those six national qualifiers are back, and a balanced roster has grown to 25 wrestlers. A few upper weights are even four deep.

Umlauf, who wrestled at North Dakota State University and is a physical education and health teacher at Greenway High School in Coleraine, is looking to raise the bar at Itasca.

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