High School Coaches Wrestling With COVID-19

By Brian Jerzak

The 2019-20 high school wrestling season just got in under the wire before the sports world came to a screeching halt. Since that week in March – while we are nowhere near back to normal – the sports world has slowly come back. Some have been able to compete, while others wait – impatiently – for their time to get back to competition. Based on timing, the high school wrestling world has not lost any competitions, but as we have all seen, we do not know what is going to happen two days from now – much less two months from now. How have high school coaches approached an offseason like no other, and what – if any – plans have they made going forward?

I talked with the head coaches from four of Minnesota’s top high school wrestling teams to find out their thoughts on wrestling with COVID-19.

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Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville wins Class 1A wrestling title for second straight year

Levi Line clinched the title for the Wolves with a pin at 220 pounds.

This wasn’t unexpected, yet, in a way, it was.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville knew its Class 1A championship match against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC) would be tighter than their first meeting. But Wolves coach Jacob Lorentz said the early hole they found themselves in was worrisome.

ACGC led 12-0 after three weights. “Of course we were concerned,” Lorentz said. “This is a game of momentum.”

The Wolves, seeking their second consecutive title, brushed off the tough start and set to work on closing the gap and winning another title. And when senior Levi Line pinned ACGC’s Logan Sherwood at 220 pounds, the title once again belonged to the Wolves, who won 30-27. Continue reading at mnwrestlinghub.com

The Guillotine – February 21, 2014

The February 21, 2014 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Minnesota State Wrestling – Survive and Thrive | One-on-One with Austin Goergen | Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City – Building on a Tradition of Excellence | Where Have They Gone? Shane Masching | The Life of a Young Champion Will Be Remembered – Ethan Herman | K-W a K-12 Program.

More content in this issue: State Tournament teams ready to compete | Gophers tame Lions photo | Lace ‘Em Up | MWCA Report | Academic All-State Info | High School Rankings | Officially Speaking | Fastest Falls | The View From The Matbird Seat | Ask The Doc | The Mat Grinder | High School Section Team Results | Minnesota College Connection | Open Tournament Calendar | Upcoming Camps, Clinics, and Training | Word Search.

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