Youth teams to dual prior to Gophers vs. Hawkeyes match

NYWA, Maple River Youth Wrestling, and Centennial Youth Wrestling are excited to announce the 1st Annual King of the North vs. King of the South youth team competition. The qualifying K-6th grade team tournaments will be held in Maple River HS (South) on January 14th, 2023, and Centennial HS (North) on January 15th, 2023. The top team from each event qualifies to wrestle each other before the Minnesota Gopher and Iowa Hawkeye dual on February 3rd, 2023, at Maturi Pavillion in Minneapolis.

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Brandon Paulson goes On The Mat

Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, Paulson hasn’t spent much time away from wrestling mats during his life. An All-American at Minnesota and a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Paulson is versed in every aspect of wrestling. He’s also watching his own kids excel on the football field and on the college gymnastics world.

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Rogotzke wins Super 32 title

Buesgens, Hanson, Han-Lindemyer, Novak, and Robideau place

Stillwater wrestler Ryder Rogotzke won a title at the Super 32 Challenge held on October 15-16 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Rogotzke, who also won this prestigious tournament at 182-pounds a year ago, entered the tournament ranked #7 in the nation at 182 pounds by Flowrestling. He won the 182-pound bracket with a 6-4 decision over #6 Tate Naaktgeboren of Iowa in the finals. To reach the finals, Rogotzke had wins over #19 CJ Walrath in the quarterfinals and #5 AJ Heeg in the semifinals.

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Greg Schwartz Wrestling Camp a success

63 wrestlers attended the 31st Annual Greg Schwartz Memorial Wrestling Camp in Paynesville, Minn., on June 13-15.

Wrestlers came from the communities of Paynesville, Brooten, Belgrade, Elrosa, Osakis, New London-Spicer, Starbuck, Pennock, Forest Lake, Sauk Centre, Beardsley, Graceville, Kensington, and Dallas, TX.

Camp Clinicians were Hunter Burnett, Roger Kish, Kris Nelson, and Cam Sykora.

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