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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Too Good To Be True?

By Jeff Beshey

There’s a lot of cleaning and sanitizing going on these days – on wrestling mats, in locker rooms, in classrooms, in our homes, and everywhere else we might come into contact with harmful pathogens. What’s the best way to deal with these bugs? There are chemicals like chlorine bleach that work, but they take a relatively long time to be effective and using harmful chemicals to fight harmful pathogens just doesn’t seem like a great solution.

What if there was a technology that produces a safe, natural cleaning solution that is more powerful than chlorine bleach and works 3,000 times faster!?

When I received an email telling me exactly that, I was a bit skeptical.

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Minnesota Wrestling Round Table

The Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast starts its third year of covering amateur wrestling. The first show of the season is here.

Host Jim Bartels and guests Larry Baumgardt, Adam Bartels, Kirky Dittrict, and Cathy Koob square up with the latest ‘water cooler conversation’ on high school, collegiate, and youth wrestling from last season and heading into this season. Tune in to this, the first of four podcasts for the seasons. Tons of info packed into a one hour Rasslin Spectacular!

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MN/USA Wrestling Produces COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Tournaments

MN/USA Wrestling has published a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for MN/USA Wrestling Tournaments on their website along with the following statement:

“Minnesota/USA Wrestling is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our members, workers, officials, coaches, parents, and participants. To ensure we have a safe and healthy environment, MN/USA Wrestling has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament organizers and hosts are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our tournaments and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our workplaces.”

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Training Schools and Camps Wrestling With COVID-19

By Brian Jerzak

Businesses around the nation have all had to deal with several changes during the last six months. The business of wrestling has had to adjust too. While high school and college programs have had many challenges, so have wrestling training facilities. How are these training facilities dealing with our new reality, and how are they planning for an uncertain future?

I talked with four wrestling training school owners and one wrestling camp director/coach to find out their thoughts on wrestling with COVID-19.

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