Sanders wins silver, Sponseller takes bronze in freestyle at University Worlds in Finland

Tony Nelson will wrestle a Canadian first round on Wednesday

KOURTANE, Finland – The United States claimed two medals in men’s freestyle on the opening day of the University World Championships on Tuesday.

Capturing a silver medal at 55 kg/121 lbs. was Zach Sanders (Lauderdale, Minn./Minnesota Storm), and winning a bronze medal at 74 kg/163 lbs. was Colton Sponseller (Glenmont, Ohio/New York AC). Continue reading at

Minnesota Wrestling Officials Clinic – October 27th at Elk River HS

The Annual Wrestling Officials’ Clinic will be held at Elk River High School at 900 School Street (map). Registration is from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM with the rules meeting at 8:30. The clinic will end by 12:30 PM with no lunch provided. There is no cost!

The clinic will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Clinic. It will start with a joint session of the NFHS 2012-13 Rules Interpretation.

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Sanders Finishes Second as Gophers Compete at World University Wrestling Championships

Gopher prodigies Zach Sanders and Tony Nelson represent USA in Kourtane, Finland

The University of Minnesota has two wrestlers competing this week at the World University Wrestling Championships in Kourtane, Finland as members of the USA men’s freestyle team. Former Gopher Zach Sanders (Lauderdale, Minn.) and current heavyweight starter, and reigning NCAA National Champion, Tony Nelson (Cambridge, Minn.) after qualifying at the University Trials in Colorado Springs in late August.

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Skala Honored at 2012 SCSU Wrestling Wall Ceremony

St. Cloud State University Athletics honored Derek Skala as its 2012 Male Student-Athlete of the Year at the recent St. Cloud State University Wrestling Team’s “Wall Ceremony” on Sept. 29 in St. Cloud.

In addition to the presentation of his Senior Athlete of the Year Award, Skala’s national championship banner that hangs on the wall in the SCSU wrestling room was also unveiled at the ceremony. Continue reading at