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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Minnesota Wrestling Round Table

Listen to the latest episode of the Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast brought to you by KNUJ Radio out of New Ulm, Minn. Join Jim Bartels, and his guests, Larry ‘The Sodbuster’ Baumgardt, Chad Johnson, Cathy Koob, Chuck Albrecht, and Adam Bartels.

Topics discussed in this episode include MWCA Hall of Fame inductees, high school rankings and state preview, interview with NYWA’s Curt Olson, college wrestling, girls high school state tournament, and an interview with St. Cloud State Steve Costanzo.

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J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps, founded in 1978, announces the permanent closure of all of its camps

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Today, J Robinson Intensive Camps, the largest wrestling camp system in the nation, announced the permanent closure of all summer camps. The COVID-19 virus and ensuing pandemic forced business operations to halt in 2020 and 2021, resulting in a devastating financial impact on the company’s ability to relaunch.

Founded in 1978 by National Wrestling Hall of Fame member J Robinson, the legendary camps trained over 60,000 wrestlers with a unique philosophy focusing on physical preparation, mental toughness, and life skills development.

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Donny Wichmann Foundation Gives Back

By Jeff Beshey

When Donny Wichmann passed away in July 2019 at the age of 53, it left a void in the Minnesota wrestling community. He touched the lives of the many people he met in a special way – whether as a family member, a teammate, a coach, a friend, or even just an acquaintance.

At Donny’s funeral, a group of Augsburg Wrestling alumni came together to celebrate his life, and that’s when the idea of a Donny Wichmann Foundation came into being.

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Minnesota Wrestling Round Table

Listen to the latest episode of the Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast brought to you by KNUJ Radio out of New Ulm, Minn. The Round Table includes Larry Baumgardt, Chuck Albrecht, and Host Jim Bartels.

Check out interviews with Minnesota State Coach Jim Makovsky and NYWA’s Curt Olson.

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Minnesota Wrestling Round Table

Listen to the latest episode of the Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast brought to you by KNUJ Radio out of New Ulm, Minn. The Round Table includes Adam Bartels, Chad Johnson, Larry Baumgardt, Cathy Koob, Paul Dunn, and Host Jim Bartels.

Check out interviews with SCSU Coach Steve Costanzo and MN/USA Wrestling State Director Matt Njos.

High school, college, youth, and USA Wrestling are covered. Tune in to the podcast that covers our wrestling watercooler talk.

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NYWA to host a State Tournament in 2021

Northland Youth Wrestling Association lost much of their 2020 season to the pandemic, including their flagship state tournament. The obstacles for holding a typical NYWA season in 2021 have been nearly impossible to overcome. So, despite the challenges, NYWA has figured out a way to provide an opportunity for youth wrestlers to compete this season – an NYWA State Tournament Open.

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