Greg Schwartz Wrestling Camp a success

63 wrestlers attended the 31st Annual Greg Schwartz Memorial Wrestling Camp in Paynesville, Minn., on June 13-15.

Wrestlers came from the communities of Paynesville, Brooten, Belgrade, Elrosa, Osakis, New London-Spicer, Starbuck, Pennock, Forest Lake, Sauk Centre, Beardsley, Graceville, Kensington, and Dallas, TX.

Camp Clinicians were Hunter Burnett, Roger Kish, Kris Nelson, and Cam Sykora.

Camp Most Valuable Wrestlers were Gavin Cimbura of Osakis and Isaiah Nelson of New London-Spicer. The Craig Olsen Camp Hustle Award winner was Mitchell Blonigen of Paynesville.

Thanks to Camp Host Jeremy Reiter and his great help in the success of the camp.

Mitchell Blonigen of Paynesville, NDSU Head Coach Roger Kish, and Gavin Cimbura of Osakis. Photo courtesy of Spencer Yohe.

About the Greg Schwartz Wrestling Camp: Greg Schwartz was a 1991 graduate of Paynesville High School where he won a state title for the Bulldogs. Greg’s stepfather is long-time Paynesville Head Coach Virg Vagle. Greg also wrestled at the University of Minnesota Morris for one year and was an NAIA National qualifier in 1992. Greg passed away 30 years ago in June in a car accident. He was recruited to UMM by Spencer Yohe (Camp Co-Director). The camp has awarded a total of $15,000 to Paynesville Area High School graduating seniors. A number of other wrestlers from the Morris Area over the years have also received scholarships.

-Spencer Yohe

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