MWCA Fall Clinic to feature Robinson, Kish, and Beyer

The 2011 Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Fall Clinic will feature University of Minnesota Coach J Robinson, North Dakota State Coach Roger Kish, and Ridgewater Coach Tom Beyer. The Clinic will take place Saturday, October 29th at Elk River High School. The clinic is free to MWCA members. Memberships are available at the door for $30. Continue reading

St. Cloud State tops Division II preseason rankings

EDMOND, Okla. — St. Cloud State (Minn.) enters the 2011-12 season as the No. 1 team in NCAA Division II wrestling, according to the preseason poll released by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Wednesday.

The Huskies, coming off a best-ever runner-up finish in last year’s national tournament, received four of the eight first-place votes cast in balloting of coaches from around the country and finished with 153 points in earning the favorite’s tag. Continue reading

Above Your Shoulders – Motivation By Mark Schwab

We’re constantly searching for this and that answer for an uncertain question. We read books, and I’m all for self-education. I think self-education is superior to formal education. However, I believe you need both. We search and rummage for answers; is this the book?, tarot cards, palm readers, psychologist, counselor, etc. The answer is the same place it has always been. We all need help and direction. However, almost all solutions are found above the shoulders. We start out in life with simple directions and solutions, but we complicate the majority of our life. If we’re fortunate, we realize simplicity provides the best answers and solutions. I think any elderly individual will support this claim. Continue reading

2011 InterMat JJ Classic Recap2011 InterMat JJ Classic Recap

Fredy Stroker entered Saturday’s InterMat JJ Classic on ranked among the nation’s top 20 freshmen before ever donning a high school wrestling singlet.

The 15-year-old Stroker, who attends Bettendorf High School in Iowa, showed why he is so highly regarded by defeating three state placewinners, including a Cadet National finalist and a two-time state champion, en route to capturing the JJ Classic title at 113 pounds. Continue reading at