Bluejays Enter New Era Under Coach Brayden Curry

Minnesota West Wrestling Team Full of Energy, Enthusiasm, and Talent

By Matt Krumrie

Randy Baker’s mission when taking over the Minnesota West Community & Technical College wrestling program was to steady the ship, keep the program afloat, and work to find an eventual replacement.

Mission accomplished.

Baker retired from his role as Minnesota West head coach after the 2023 season, his fourth with the program. Brayden Curry, an assistant under Baker last season, takes over and is ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the Bluejays. Curry, 24, wrestled collegiately at NCAA Division II Augustana under head coach Jason Reitmeier and is a 2017 graduate of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity at being a head coach early on in my career,” said Curry. “I was able to gain a wealth of knowledge from coach Randy Baker last season, and many other coaches throughout my athletic career who have been a tremendous help in answering any ‘first year’ questions. Something that has really motivated me this year is watching this group buy into our philosophy. It has been awesome to see a young group show the dedication and maturation that they have in such a short amount of time.”

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