P-E-M’s Wingert the ‘man’ at 285

Nothing wrong with Logan Wingert in the classroom. The Plainview-Elgin-Millville senior has a grade-point average that hovers around 3.5.

Still, Wingert’s future doesn’t include the classroom, despite his smarts.

“I’m not going to college,” Wingert said.

Then he laughs slightly and says, “I can’t sit still.” Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com

Face Fears Now vs. Regret Later

By Mark Schwab, Opportunities to Succeed

What actions / behaviors must you take daily to give yourself the best opportunity to develop and achieve? Everyone wants to experience the achieving part but the daily disciplines is where most remain idle, refrain and wait, wait, wait. Maybe they’re waiting for a better time or when they really feel like it. Essentially, most want to portray being a knight but they don’t want to bleed like one. You have to bleed.

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Not so gentle dominance – Coon Rapids’ Layton off to powerful start

Quiet. Gentle. Someone who blends in.

All fitting ways to describe Coon Rapids junior Gavin Layton … except when he’s on the mat.

Then, one of the most imposing wrestlers in the state makes his presence known, often with a powerful thud.

Any last moments of flying under the radar have been put to rest during the past month by Layton. Continue reading at www.hometownsource.com

High School Milestones – Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  • 150th Win – Jace Paplow, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 12th, 170 pounds
  • 125th Win – Trevor Eisfeld, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 125th Win – Wyatt Simon, Maple River, 12th, 170 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Owen Bertram, Springfield, 12th, 126 pounds
  • 100th Win – Landon Gode, LPGE-Browerville, 10th, 132 pounds
  • 100th Win – Carter Meiners, LPGE-Browerville, 11th, 126 pounds
  • 75th Win – Josh Pettit, Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus, 12th, Hwt
  • 60th Win – Luke Weierke, Farmington, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 60th Win – Cooper Ochsendorf, Maple River, 9th, 145 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Caden O’Malley, Tri-City United, 9th, 145 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Riley O’Malley, Tri-City United, 11th, 182 pounds
  • 50th Win and 25th Pin – Austin Kiecker, BOLD, 8th, 120 pounds
  • 50th Win – Brady Ridler, BOLD, 12th, 285 pounds
  • 50th Win – Chase Vought, Farmington, 11th, 170 pounds

Edwin John Ferkingstad 1932-2020

Hall of Fame Coach Ed Ferkingstad passed away on January 4th. He was 87 years old. Ferkingstad started the wrestling program in Caledonia in 1963. In 1970 his team won a state title under the one-class system. Ferkingstad was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame (2009), the Mayo Civic Minnesota Region 1 Wrestling Alumni Hall of Fame, and Caledonia Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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