Wade Short: A Dance of Dedication and Dominance

A 1991 graduate of Simley High School, Wade etched his legacy with multiple state championships in wrestling while showcasing exemplary prowess in football and tennis. His post-school accolades include national dance titles, renowned ballet intensives, and a profound impact as an educator and entrepreneur in Inver Grove Heights. Wade’s multifaceted success in arts and athletics rightly earns him a revered spot in the Simley Hall of Fame.

Wade Short appeared on the popular show Dance Fever in 1983. In 1984 he competed on Star Search, a national TV talent show.

After that, he continued to succeed in dance, football, tennis, and wrestling, where he earned multiple state championships and was a part of three Simley High School state championship wrestling teams.

Because of these accomplishments, Short will be inducted into the Simley Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at halftime of the Simley football game Friday, September 1, when the defending state champion Spartans host Winona High School at 7 p.m. Continue reading at medium.com/@krumriematt →

2023 Hengstler-Ranweiler Award: An emotional time for Benson star

Benson’s Thomas Dineen gets emotional about high school experience as he heads to South Dakota State

Thomas Dineen was packing up to go off to college on Thursday. It’s about a two-hour drive from Benson to Brookings, South Dakota, where Dineen will wrestle for South Dakota State.

He admitted to getting a little choked up about it.

Benson is a place he loves.

“It kind of made me emotional there,” he said. “I realized I was going away to college.” Continue reading at wctrib.com →

Eastview High School Welcomes Melissa Jacobs as the First Female Wrestling Coach

Apple Valley, MN – Eastview High School is proud to announce the appointment of Melissa Jacobs as a new coach of the wrestling team. A trailblazer in her own right, Melissa is set to make history as the first female wrestling coach in the school’s storied sports legacy. With a remarkable background as both an accomplished wrestler and experienced coach, Melissa is poised to lead the team to new heights.

Born to Chuck and Sarah Jacobs, Melissa brings a strong foundation of values and determination to her coaching role. She will graduate from Augsburg University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Religion and Management Information Systems.

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