Osakis’ Nona Betts is like a lot of proud grandparents, which is why she gets a little choked up talking about her grandson’s latest accomplishment.
Nona has plenty of pictures chronicling Chas Betts’ wrestling career from the time it started in first grade. She watched him develop a passion for the sport and set goals. It just so happens that those goals were set higher than almost every other kid. Continue reading at theosakisreview.com
A second-place finish at a national wrestling meet in March gave unprecedented exposure to Caledonia High School senior Austin Goergen.
The two-time MSHSL Class AA state champion and one-time runner-up, Goergen said he received contact from 20 or 30 schools after competing at that tournament in Virginia Beach, Va.
But even though some impressive programs — Oklahoma State and Oregon among them — contacted Goergen about wrestling for them after graduation, he never lost track of a goal he’s had for quite some time. Continue reading at winonadailynews.com
Apple Valley’s Jim Jackson, the most successful coach in Minnesota high school wrestling history, retired from coaching Tuesday, May 1.
“It’s just time,” Jackson told the Pioneer Press.
Jackson, 55, is stepping down to spend more time with his wife, June, and 12-year-old daughter, Taylor, a tennis player. Continue reading at twincities.com
From the time he fell just short in the state wrestling tournament, Righetti’s Josh Rodriguez stepped it up a notch. He knew he could compete at the national level and he did.
Rodriguez won the senior 120 pound division title at the 23rd Annual National High School Wrestling Championships, held in Virginia Beach on April 1. Continue reading at santamariatimes.com