Brayden Curry named head wrestling coach at Minnesota West

Curry, a former assistant coach for the Bluejays under Randy Baker, is now in charge and has big goals for the wrestling program.

WORTHINGTON — When Brayden Curry first stepped into the Minnesota West wrestling program as an assistant coach last season, he knew it was going to be a rebuilding process.

Curry, 24, is now taking over as the head wrestling coach for the Bluejays after a season as an assistant.

Prior to coaching at Minnesota West, he had gotten other offers during his senior year at Augustana University, including from already-established programs. One offer was from a high school in Nevada that had been a perennial state championship contender.

“I’ve never been that far west or really even outside of the Midwest in terms of where I lived. But they’ve been state champions 18 of the past 21 years, so, a really, really renowned program,” he said. “They said I was their guy and it was a very enticing offer.” Continue reading at →

Baker retires as West wrestling coach; Brayden Curry to take over

Randy Baker, one of Minnesota’s most celebrated wrestling coaches, retires as coach of Minnesota West; Brayden Curry will head the program.

WORTHINGTON – Minnesota West wrestling will have a new coach for its upcoming season as Brayden Curry replaces Randy Baker.

Baker was one of the top high school wrestling coaches in the state while he coached in the area, and is very respected. He has coached the sport for 41 years, and spent the last four years leading the Minnesota West college program.

“I took the Worthington (Minnesota West) job with the idea that I would take it over until we could get somebody for a long-term deal,” said Baker. “That was my plan, I did not want to see them drop the program.”

Baker has kept the program afloat during a time of great difficulty and uncertainty. And now Curry is in charge. Continue reading at →