Larry Goodnature has been a staple of Albert Lea wrestling for 42 years — four as a wrestler and 38 as a coach. For the better part of two decades, Goodnature led the Tigers wrestling program as head coach. Come this winter, there will be a new face to lead … Continue reading
MOORHEAD—Moorhead announced Wednesday, May 24, Kenard Booker as the new head wrestling coach for the Spuds, pending school board approval June 12. Booker was a college wrestling coach for eight years between being head coach at Bacone College (Okla.) and an assistant coach at the the University of Mary in … Continue reading
His coaching career — the last five years as the Eagles’ head coach — spans the program’s powerhouse years. Apple Valley wrestling coach Dalen Wasmund is exiting as a champion. Wasmund is retiring as the Eagles’ mentor after guiding the state powerhouse to their 12th consecutive Class 3A team state … Continue reading
Bryan Cowdin has been hired as the next Minnesota West Community and Technical College head wrestling coach.
Nick Fornicoia has been named the wrestling coach at Lakeville South. Fornicoia has been a wrestling coach at Eastview the past 20 years — an assistant for 18 years and the co-head coach (with Kurt Habeck) the past two years. Fornicoia was named the state assistant coach of the year … Continue reading
WORTHINGTON — A wrestling coach has to have a tough side. He needs to be a disciplinarian in a sport populated with rough characters who can only become successful in their craft by beating up the other guy. Bob Purcell, as nice a guy as you’d ever want to meet, … Continue reading
Gary Hindt has stepped down from his Co-Head Wrestling Coach position at Wabasso/Red Rock Central. Hindt ends his 49-year coaching career with a record of 807-214-6, which puts him second on the career coaching wins list for Minnesota. Hindt, who was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Bartelma Hall … Continue reading
MOORHEAD—Skip Toops announced he will be leaving as Moorhead wrestling coach to be a physical education teacher and head wrestling coach at Pierz. When Toops took over Moorhead wrestling six seasons ago the Spuds had not won a section title since 1981. Toops led the Spuds to three straight Class … Continue reading