Nagel signs letter to wrestle for Gophers

With the current season on pause, Little Falls senior wrestler Gabe Nagel focused his eyes even further in the future.

Nagel signed his letter of intent to wrestle at Division I University of Minnesota, Nov. 17.

“Now signing and making it official, it is definitely starting to feel more real,” Nagel said. “I’ll be a Gopher in a year, and I’ll be down there wearing the maroon and gold. It is kind of a cool feeling.”

Nagel had verbally committed to the Gophers prior to last winter. It was following a Class 3A State Title as a sophomore in 2019. Nagel has been training with the Gophers for nearly a year now, and though practices have been different, due to COVID-19, Nagel said that the Gophers have been there for him. Continue reading at hometownsource.com →

Vacura officially pins his spot to NDSU

In recent years, Gator Head Wrestling Coach Isaac Novacek just knew his team was in good shape to win a dual if it led going into the 220-pound weight class. Why?

He was sending out a now two-time state champion Dominik Vacura.

Unlike those Gator dual victory chances going into 220, it chances of wrestling this winter are not as certain. Regardless of what happens this winter, it is certain that Vacura, a senior, will be taking his wrestling talents to North Dakota State University in Fargo next year after signing his letter of intent to wrestle for the NSDU Bison, a Division I program, in the Greenbush-Middle River School gym on November 18. Continue reading at page1publications.com →

MSHSL issues guidance following Executive Order 20-99

In accordance with Executive Order 20-99 issued tonight by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League is providing guidance and information to the League’s more than 500 member schools. The Executive Order is in effect from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 18.

In preparation for the implementation of the restrictions included in the order, section football play must be completed by the end of Friday. The volleyball regular season will also end on Friday. In working with stakeholders including member schools, LEAD Liaisons, the Return to Participation Task Force and Region Secretaries, additional flexibility is provided in the guidance for football and volleyball to complete their competitions.

Dance, in its second week of the season, will also stop in-person practice and competitions, effective late Friday. Other winter sports will have the start of their seasons delayed by this order.

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NWHOF to Induct 9 new members at the MN Chapter Banquet in the Spring

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter is proud to announce the induction of nine new members for the Class of 2021. Ricky Ties Jr will receive the State Medal of Courage Award from Minnesota. Honorees for the Lifetime Service Award are Dr. John Berg Jr, Clay Nagel, Charlie Peterson, Terry Sworsky, Jim Tanniehill, Steve Techam, Ken Vogt, and Jim Williams.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center, right off I-90, Exit 178A. The schedule includes a social hour at 12 Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and presentations, honoree speeches, green jacket parade, and marble plaque inductions at 2:30 pm. 2020 honorees Larry Goodnature and Bill Schmidt will give their postponed acceptance speeches first.

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