Wrestlers fight ‘mat herpes’ infection

Boynton physician releases new study on skin-infection treatment.

B.J. Anderson has spent years educating physicians, coaches, parents and athletes in the wrestling community on the importance of preventing and reducing skin infections in the sport.

His efforts have even earned him a nickname: “The Mat Doc.”

Anderson, a University of Minnesota Boynton Health Service physician, was once the physician for the Gophers wrestling team and now works with Augsburg College’s wrestling team. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com

RCTC Fall Clinic/Takedown Tournament set for Nov. 4

Featuring 2010 NCAA National Champion Jayson Ness

Rochester Community and Technical College along with InnerDrive Wrestling Organization have teamed up to host a Clinic and Takedown Tournament featuring 2010 NCAA National Champion Jayson Ness. The clinic will be held at the Regional Sports Center on Sunday, November 4th.

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SCSU Wrestling Youth Fall Clinic Set for Oct. 27

St. Cloud State University wrestling will host its 20-12 Fall Youth Wrestling Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse in St. Cloud.

The clinic will feature guest clinician Derek Skala, who won the 2012 NCAA Division II championship at 184-pounds for the Huskies. He was named the 2012 SCSU Male Senior Athlete of the Year and was the Huskies’ Outstanding Wrestler of the Year last winter. A native of Owatonna, Skala was a two-time All-America award winner during his career in St. Cloud.

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Up-and-coming grapplers brave J Robinson’s intensive camp

About 300 athletes come to hone their skills on the mat.

Carter Page had never cried during a workout before.

“It’s so painful sometimes,” Page said. “But getting through it is the best feeling in the world.”

Page, 16, reached the Virginia state wrestling final his freshman season as a rookie to the sport. However, after a loss in the championship and a poor effort his sophomore year, Page said he needed to do something different.

“I had to make a change, so I came here,” he said. Continue reading at mndaily.com

A wrestler on the long, winding road

Former Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg athlete Kevin Steinhaus of rural Pennock is spending the summer in the pews of an oversized van and in gymnasiums from coast to coast.

The Minnesota Gophers wrestling captain was at the middle school in Willmar on Wednesday morning after spending the previous evening at Grove City at Spencer Lund’s West Central Minnesota Wrestling Camp. Continue reading at wctrib.com