Zillmer goes 2-1 at World Championships

Gopher Wrestling Club’s Hayden Zillmer, in his first Senior World Championships appearance, earned two wins to advance to the quarterfinals. There, he dropped a 9-4 bout to two-time Olympic medalist and three-time World champion Geno Petriashvili from Georgia.

Zillmer was eliminated from the tournament when Petriashvili was upset in the semifinals by Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur of Mongolia, failing to pull Zillmer into repechage.

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A Coaching Legend With A Rather Peculiar Start

By Jeff Bro Olsen

Robert “Thors” Thorson has to be one the most unlikely wrestling coaches in the entire state.

He never wrestled in either high school or college.

Eventually, he became a renowned practice room wrestler after he arrived in Fertile in 1965 to teach elementary school.

Now retired, Thors, as he is called, turned 80 on August 16.

“I graduated from Halstad High School, which is about 70 miles north of Moorhead.

Play basketball in high school?

“Yeah, I did. I wasn’t worth a damn. I sat on the bench the whole damn time except my senior year. I think I scored a total of one point, but I could guard really well.”

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Longtime Huskies Wrestling supporter John A. Peterson inducted into UWW Hall of Fame

The two-time Olympic Medalist among nine legendary wrestlers to enter the Hall

BELGRADE, Serbia – Longtime St. Cloud State Wrestling supporter John A. Peterson was inducted into the United World Wrestling (UWW) Hall of Fame on Friday. A legendary Freestyle wrestler, Peterson earned Gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and Silver at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He also earned a silver and a bronze at the World Championships while adding three World Cup Golds.

In his time with St. Cloud State, Peterson served as a volunteer assistant coach focusing on student-athletes’ personal development. His first season with the program was the 2009-10 campaign.

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2022 MWCA Fall Clinic Will Be A Virtual Conference

The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Presidents’ Committee has decided to make the 2022 Fall Clinic on Saturday, October 29th a Recorded Virtual Conference. There will be no live sessions this year. The MWCA will be collaborating with Rules Officials, College Coaches, Clinicians, and other vendors to create recorded videos that will be shared with MWCA members to watch when it is convenient for the members.

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WCAABE Wrestler loses his life in automobile accident

GRANT COUNTY – The name of a person who died in a head-on collision on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Grant County has been released.

He is Tyler David Stone of Hoffman, 18, according to a Minnesota State Patrol accident report.

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South Dakota State Schedule Finalized For 2022-23

The South Dakota State wrestling team will host eight home events, including duals against three programs that finished in the top 15 at last season’s NCAA Championships, during the upcoming 2022-23 season.

“This is one of the best home schedules we’ve ever had,” said SDSU head coach Damion Hahn, who is entering his fifth season with the Jackrabbits. “I’m really excited for the season and can’t wait to see our guys compete.”

The first two months of the season will consist of a mix of tournaments and dual meets, starting with a trip to the Bison Open in Fargo, North Dakota, on Nov. 12. The Jackrabbits are scheduled to host the Daktronics Open Nov. 20 before traveling to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) and the Soldier Salute tournament in Coralville, Iowa (Dec. 29-30) to close out the calendar year.

SDSU, 13-4 in duals a season ago with five returning NCAA qualifiers, kicks off the dual slate Nov. 18 versus Augustana. The Jackrabbits will then host a pair of regional Big Ten Conference opponents to wrap up the first half of the season, welcoming Minnesota to Frost Arena on Nov. 27 and Nebraska on Dec. 18. Nebraska finished fifth at the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, while Minnesota placed 11th.

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