Former coach, wife plead guilty to misdemeanor charges

A former Waconia wrestling coach and his wife have both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges after a state Department of Education investigation into allegations that the coach had improperly provided medication to a member of the wrestling team.

Kelly Wagener – former head wrestling coach at Waconia High School – and his wife, Jonie, both entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of distributing a legend drug. Both Wageners received 1 year of probation, 40 hours of community service and were required to write a letter of apology to both the athlete that was given the medication and the entire wrestling team. Kelly Wagener is also prohibited from coaching or being in a position of authority over minors, according to court documents. Continue reading at www.hometownsource.com

Gehloff goes 0-1 at Cadet World Championships

Waseca wrestler Mason Gehloff went 0-1 at the UWW Cadet World Championships on August 3rd in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Gehloff, who wrestled Greco-Roman at 45 kg (99.2 lbs.), lost to Gheorghita Scheul of Romania 6-2 in his first match. Schuel later lost to Mahdi Ahadi Zenab of Iran to end Gehloff’s tournament.

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Sokol goes 1-1 at Cadet World Championships

Simley wrestler Ryan Sokol went 1-1 at the UWW Cadet World Championships on July 29th in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sokol, who wrestled Freestyle at 65 kg (143.3 lbs.), defeated Ionut Vintila of Moldova 10-0 in the round of 32. He then lost to Davit Patsinashvili of Georgia 12-0 in the Round of 16. Sokol was eliminated from competition when Patsinashvili lost in the semifinals.

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A golden memory: Park’s Zach Silvis looks back at a gold medal trip with Team USA

Zach Silvis isn’t a fan of showing excitement after winning a wrestling match.

The majority of the time he’s calm, cool and collected.

Once Silvis won the gold medal match at the U15 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on June 19, he had a different reaction.

He used both of his hands to fist pump, shouting his excitement on winning the gold medal for Team USA. After shaking hands with his opponent, he grabbed the American flag from his coaches and ran around the mat. Continue reading at www.swcbulletin.com