NWHOF Location Change

Due to a schedule conflict, The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter Banquet is moving from the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center to the Austin Country Club, located at 1202 28th St NE, Austin, MN.

The Banquet will still take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The schedule includes a social hour at Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and program & inductions from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be from Noon to 6:00 pm.

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NWHOF to Induct 10 new members at the MN Chapter Banquet in the Spring

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter proudly announces the induction of ten new members for the Class of 2023. Inductees are Steve Carlson, Loren Hacker, Mark Krier, Larry Mollins, Cindy Nelson, Al Olson, Bill Olson, Steve Ricard, Richard Saxlund, and Joel Viss.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Austin Country Club. The schedule includes a social hour at Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and program & inductions from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be from Noon to 6:00 pm.

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Local Special Ed Teacher Wins National Wrestling Title

Chad Otterness won the USA Wrestling Masters Division D 70kg championship

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Wrestling and special education are a pair that don’t seem like they’d go together. But for JM’s Chad Otterness, he says his students inspire him.

“When I see them work as hard as they do, when they have certain particular limitations, that always tells me if they have that drive and fire to overcome their obstacles, then there’s no reason I can’t continue to work,” Otterness said.

Talk to Otterness, and there’s no doubt he has a fire in his belly. He says some of his students display that same fire — and that helps him want to stay on top of his craft.

“We’ve had some very competitive kids in my class that have played, they’ve been involved in Special Olympics, adaptive floor hockey, adaptive softball, and their love of competition has been higher than almost any other athletes I’ve been around because their desire to win really stands out,” he said. “They will go at lengths to be successful.” Watch/continue reading at kttc.com →