National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 8

On Saturday, April 27th the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter held their 17th annual banquet and ceremony and inducted eight distinguished members who have contributed significantly to Minnesota Wrestling and beyond. The celebration was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn.

Over 300 people were in attendance, including 28 former Hall of Fame inductees.

Paul Marquart was honored as Outstanding American from Minnesota. Inductees for the Lifetime Service Award were Randy Baker, Jim Bartels, Paul Bengston, Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Neal Skaar, and Randy Zimmer.

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NWHOF to induct 8 new members at the Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 27th

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Minnesota Chapter will honor Paul Marquart as their Outstanding American from Minnesota. Lifetime Service inductees are Randy Baker, Jim Bartels, Paul Bengston, Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Neal Skaar, and Randy Zimmer.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center, right off I-90, Exit 178A. Social hour will be from 2:00-3:00 pm. Dinner, silent auction, and program will be from 3:00-6:30 pm.

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2019 MCC Region I Hall of Fame Banquet to take place on March 4th

The Mayo Civic Center Region I Wrestling Hall of Fame Committee has selected eight new members for induction on Monday, March 4, 2019.

The Clash Committee will also be honoring the Southeast Minnesota graduating seniors, their teams, and coaches. The banquet will be held at Charlie’s Eatery, 1654 US 52 N, Rochester, Minn.

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TakeDown Cancer Surpasses a Quarter Million

Having surpassed a quarter of a million dollars in proceeds, TakeDown Cancer kicks off its 6th season at the November 25th Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits dual. Match time 1 pm at the Pavilion.

All funds raised go directly to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, a charity that maintains an extraordinarily high 92% efficiency rating. The funding is directed toward the best and brightest cancer researchers in the world as they advance on a wide array of new cancer treatments. Their work is making a difference and saving lives.

TakeDown Cancer is an all-volunteer organization that pays no salaries. Visit www.TakeDownCancer.org to start your own fundraiser or make a donation. Join us as we take down Cancer! No One Fights Alone!

SCSU Wrestling volunteers at local Boys and Girls Club and Madison Elementary

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team recently provided community service work by volunteering at the St. Cloud area Boys & Girls Club and also at St. Cloud’s Madison Elementary School over the past few weeks.

“The Boys & Girls Club is a great place for children to be active and develop social skills and relationships with their peers in the community,” assistant coach Travis Holt said. “This was a great way for our team to spend time giving back to the community and growing as a team as well.”

The SCSU volunteers spent an hour and a half on Friday, Oct. 12 playing basketball, kickball, and many other games with the children that attend the Boys & Girls Club in the St. Cloud area. Continue reading