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

Sanders, Kennedy, Chamberlain and Sponseller get draws for University Worlds in Finland

The first four U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers have weighed in and received their draws for the University World Championships in Kourtane, Finland, which begin on Tuesday.

A pair of past U.S. Junior World Team members will be competing on Tuesday, Zach Sanders (Lauderdale, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Jason Chamberlain (Springville, Utah/Bronco WC) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Continue reading at

Nine Gophers Receive Individual Rankings by Amateur Wrestling News

Minnesota boasts talent in nine of 10 weight class selections

Minnesota Wrestling is in for another great season and Amateur Wrestling News agrees. The publication has listed many Gophers among the nation’s best, releasing its 2012-13 Preseason Division I College Individual Rankings. Someone from Minnesota has been named one to watch in nine of the 10 weight classes of competition. Only one Gopher is ranked outside the top 10 while two wrestlers took the top spot.

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RCTC Fall Clinic/Takedown Tournament set for Nov. 4

Featuring 2010 NCAA National Champion Jayson Ness

Rochester Community and Technical College along with InnerDrive Wrestling Organization have teamed up to host a Clinic and Takedown Tournament featuring 2010 NCAA National Champion Jayson Ness. The clinic will be held at the Regional Sports Center on Sunday, November 4th.

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