Former Yellowjacket Carson Henry joins the RCTC Wrestling Coaching Staff for the 2019-2020 season. Henry spent the last two years as an Assistant Coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. While with the Marauders, Henry helped coach three NCAA Division II All-Americans and four national qualifiers. In both seasons, he helped coach two teams to the top twenty in combined GPA for NCAA Division II teams, along with 13 NWCA Academic All-Americans.
As Director of Wrestling Operations, Henry helped develop a following for Marauders Wrestling on social media. In the McDowell Activity Center, where the Marauders averaged just shy of 1,000 fans per dual, he was a part of the team that obtained the highest “MAC Mob” turnout of 1,118 fans attendance at the first home dual of the 2019 season against Minot State. Continue reading
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia head coach Quincy Osborn announced that Greg Barner has been named the new full-time assistant coach in the program. Barner fills the position vacated by Osborn after he was hired as head coach.
Barner comes to Concordia after serving as the top assistant at Simpson College for two seasons.
“When I set out to hire a full-time assistant coach I made a list of qualities that were priorities for us and Greg really excels in all of those areas,” Osborn commented. “He builds meaningful relationships, he’s a hard worker, he loves the sport and he has proven an ability to successfully recruit.” Continue reading
Long time Owatonna coach has a new job in Idaho
Newly named Sugar-Salem head wrestling coach Scot Davis has tried to retire a couple of times but it never seems to stick — he loves wrestling too much.
Davis has translated that love into wrestling success over the past 46 years winning a national record-setting 1129 duals with only 197 losses at the high school level. He’s the winningest high school coach in the country and he’s decided to coach at Sugar-Salem high school.
“We’re excited,” said Sugar-Salem athletic director Jay Miller. “We’ve been so pleased and so honored to have Keven as long as we have but we’re looking forward to some really excellent years with (Scot).” Continue reading at www.rexburgstandardjournal.com
Few can even imagine, let alone replicate, all the accolades that Randy Baker has compiled both as a wrestler and as a wrestling coach.
Now Baker brings all that knowledge and experience to the Minnesota West Bluejay Wrestling room.
On Thursday (5/23) Randy Baker was introduced as the new head coach of the Bluejay wrestling program.
A long-time high school wrestling coach in Southwest Minnesota, Baker helped lead the wrestling programs of the Lakefield Panthers, Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield Silver Bullets, Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield/Jackson Jaguars and the Jackson County Central Huskies to 510 dual meet victories in 34 years as head coach (1984 to 2018) He has coached 39 individual state champion wrestlers (2nd all-time in Minnesota), 93 state place winners (3rd all-time in Minnesota) and has lead his teams to 7 State team championships and 14 won region/section team championships. Continue reading at www.kwoa.com
MINNEAPOLIS — After serving on the Augsburg University men’s wrestling coaching staff for the past seven seasons, three-time Augsburg All-American Tony Valek ’12 will join current head coach Jim Moulsoff as co-head coaches of the Auggie men’s wrestling program, the university has announced.
Valek served as a graduate assistant coach for the Auggies from 2012-14, and has been the Auggies’ associate head coach since 2014.
“Tony has worked side by side with me over the past five seasons and is very deserving of this promotion,” Moulsoff said. “We are excited to continue working together to provide a great academic and athletic experience for our wrestlers.” Continue reading
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that Quincy Osborn has been named the head coach for the Cobber wrestling program.
Osborn replaces Phil Moenkedick who resigned to take become of Dean of Students at Perham High School.
Osborn steps into the head coach position after serving as the full-time assistant for the team for three seasons.
“Quincy’s experience with college wrestling and the Cobber program made him a perfect fit for the job,” Bergeson stated. “Quincy will make this a smooth transition process and I am excited to have him lead the wrestling team as we go forward. He is an excellent leader and will carry on the tradition of Concordia wrestling.” Continue reading
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia wrestling head coach Phil Moenkedick announced that he will resign from his position effective at the end of May to take the job as Dean of Students at Perham High School.
Moenkedick said that the decision was very difficult and easy at the same time. “My wife and I are excited about the opportunities this move provides for our family,” Moenkedick stated. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue to have a positive impact on young people in the Perham Schools. Perham is home for Tara (wife) and I and we have a lot of family there.”
Moenkedick just finished his third season as head coach of the Cobber wrestling program. He helped Concordia to a national Top 25 ranking in each of his three seasons at Concordia and guided seven wrestlers to an appearance in the Division III National Championship Meet. He also had seven wrestlers earn All-Region honors and Adam Presler was named the winner of the NCAA Elite 90 award at the 2017 NCAA Meet. Moenkedick was the top assistant coach for the Cobbers for two years prior to being named the head coach in the summer of 2016. Continue reading