NYWA Cancels Events

Statement posted on the NYWA website:

It comes with great disappointment that it has come to this, but NYWA is canceling all district and regional events, both team and individual. As you’re all aware, it is a decision that is out of our control as schools are canceling as is everything else. The state tournament could potentially take place as an open event if things subside but we cannot bank on anything at this point. This is not how we saw the 25th year of NYWA being played out but thank you all for your support and participation.

-NYWA

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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 – the old Sodbuster from Sleepy Eye, Chad Johnson of Nicollet, Paul Dunn of Springfield, Cathy Koob from New Ulm, and host Jim Bartels.

Check out interviews with Springfield Coach Todd Bertram – talking about their new ‘unpaired’ team and NYWA’s Dean Swanson who covers several items including their new team ratings.

Other topics discussed include an update of all three classes in Minnesota High School wrestling action, the collegiate scene including U of M, St Cloud State University’s national dual meet title, and Augsburg, the MWCA proposal for adding girls wrestling as a separate sport, NCAA tournaments, and more.

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Pickell named OW at InterMat Classic, Noble repeats

EDINA, Minn. — On Saturday, Charlie Pickell made a statement at the InterMat Classic, dominating a weight class that included three state champions, along with a state finalist.

Pickell, a two-time state champion and four-time state finalist, cruised to the title at 132 pounds, picking up a technical fall in the finals over Charlie Dojan (Irondale, Minn.), 18-3. Dojan defeated a pair of state finalists on his run to the finals before losing to Pickell, who finished his tournament with three first-period pins and a technical fall.

Pickell was named the event’s Outstanding Wrestler.

Christian Noble (Big Lake, Minn.) was the lone repeat champion at the InterMat Classic. Noble pinned every opponent he faced in the tournament for the second straight year. He pinned Colton Bornholdt (New Prague, Minn.) in the first period in the championship match at 113 pounds. Noble, a state third-place finisher last season, jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after a takedown and two-point nearfall. He built his lead to 6-1 before securing the pin. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Storylines to watch at InterMat Classic

The 10th InterMat Classic takes place on Saturday at Edina High School in Edina, Minn. Wrestlers from eight different states are entered in this year’s event. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CT. Trackwrestling.com will be providing a live stream, archived video and results.

Let’s examine a few storylines to watch at this year’s InterMat Classic.

Returning InterMat Classic champions

In the nine-year history of the InterMat Classic, only 11 wrestlers have been multiple-time champions. This year, four wrestlers will look to join that exclusive group. Returning InterMat Classic champions entered in this year’s event include Christian Noble (Big Lake, Minn.) at 113 pounds, Nolan Craine (Goddard, Kan.) at 170 pounds, as well as Wyatt Lidberg (STMA, Minn.) and Jagger Greenwood (Hibbing, Minn.) at 182 pounds. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

SCSU to offer Fall Clinic on Oct. 26

The four-time NCAA DII national champion St. Cloud State University wrestling team will offer the 2019 SCSU Fall Wrestling Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26. The clinic is open to all individuals in grades K-12 and it will be held in the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse. The clinic will begin with check-in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

This year’s guest clinician is two-time NCAA DII finalist Vince Dietz, who earned All-America honors twice for St. Cloud State University during his collegiate career. Dietz currently serves as a student assistant coach for the Huskies this season.

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