Registration now open for 2018 InterMat Classic

Registration is now open for the 2018 InterMat Classic high school wrestling tournament.

The ninth edition of this popular preseason event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, in Edina, Minn.

The 2018 InterMat Classic is open to wrestlers in grades 7-12. It will offer competition in 15 weight classes — the 14 standard NHSF (National High School Foundation) weights, plus an additional 100-pound weight class. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Pinnacle Wrestling School’s Jared Lawrence goes On The Mat

Pinnacle School of Wrestling founder Jared Lawrence joins ON THE MAT to talk about his wrestling club and more.

“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and is hosted by the Director of the Dan Gable Museum, Kyle Klingman, and Trackwrestling Content Manager Andy Hamilton. Continue reading

Coming home, and giving back

Two NCAA champions help train next wave of AV wrestlers

Apple Valley wrestling coach Josh Barlage knew it would be difficult to keep the attention of children, some of whom were younger than 10, through a day-long camp. So he called for help.

Highly qualified help, at that. On one of three mats at Saturday’s Camp of Champions at Apple Valley High School, an NCAA champion watched intently as two students grappled. On the next mat, another NCAA champion helped two more wrestlers sort out what to do in the referee’s position.

If anybody thought about goofing off – well, camp instructor Mark Hall wasn’t having it.

“We’ve been losing a little focus,” said the only six-time individual state high school champion in Minnesota history. “We’re going to take a water break and when we come back I’m going to need your full attention. Continue reading at www.hometownsource.com

Northland Wrestling to host Big Cat Youth Open Saturday

The Big Cat Open is moving to a new location. After being held at Lincoln High School for most of the previous 25 years, the event is moving to Northland Community & Technical College for year 26.

The 26th Annual Big Cat Open will be held Saturday, March 17 in the Northland Gym. The event is open to all youth wrestlers in pre-K through grade six. Wrestlers will compete in four-man brackets, with trophies awarded to the top-four finishers in each bracket. Continue reading