Hopkins Girls Wrestling Announces Kelli (Rasmussen) Metzger as Head Coach

Hopkins Wrestling Club is pleased to announce the Head Coach for its 2020-2021 inaugural season, Kelli (Rasmussen) Metzger.

Kelli started wrestling at Blue Earth Area High School in Minnesota where she was the first female Varsity wrestler at her school. Kelli continued to wrestle in college at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan where she was a two-time Conference All-American and at Winona State University where she was a two-time NCWA National Champion and Runner-up.

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Jake Lords Joins MSU-Moorhead Coaching Staff

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead head wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced the addition of Jake Lords to the Dragon coaching staff starting this fall.

A native of Rexburg, Idaho, Lords was a three-year varsity letterwinner at Division II Chadron State in Nebraska, where he earned Freshman of the Year honors.

He has spent the past six years as the head wrestling coach at Madison High School in Rexburg.

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Pack Named NDSU Volunteer Assistant Coach

FARGO, N.D. – Former South Dakota State University 157-pounder Cody Pack has been named volunteer assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head coach Roger Kish made the announcement today.

Pack, a native of Quincy, Calif., comes from Legends of Gold RTC in Beresford, S.D. He has been an assistant coach and residential life counselor for the IDA residential program. His responsibilities have ranged from teaching freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle skills on the mat to developing diets and motivational techniques to helping young athletes gain balance between competition and daily life.

Currently, Pack is training for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in the Greco-Roman discipline. He has placed 4th and 5th at the U.S. World Trials and was a residential athlete at the Olympic Training Center in 2016-17. Pack rolled up 196 wins at Quincy (Calif.) High School, and was a three-time finalist and six-time All-American at the USA Wrestling tournament in Fargo.

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Two-time All-American Austin Marsden Named NDSU Assistant Coach

FARGO, N.D. — Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Austin Marsden has been named assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement today.

Marsden, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., served as an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo from 2017 to 2019. He helped to develop Bulls’ heavyweight Jake Gunning into an NCAA qualifier during his stay.

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NDSU Names Obenson Blanc Head Assistant Coach

FARGO, N.D.—Obenson Blanc has been named head assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement on Friday.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to help bring my skill sets to a program on the rise, its wonderful community, and student-athletes. I am lucky to have spent five years in Raleigh amongst a great staff and some of the most incredible young individuals you will encounter,” said Blanc, a native of Naples, Fla.

Blanc has been an assistant coach at NC State since the summer of 2014 following a successful freestyle career that included making five consecutive U.S. National Teams from 2009 to 2013. At the peak of his career, Blanc was a three-time Pan-American finalist, two-time U.S. Open and U.S. World Team Trials Champion in 2010 and 2013, and an alternate for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Henry Returns to Rochester Community and Technical College as an Assistant Wrestling Coach

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.

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Barner Hired As Top Concordia Assistant

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.”

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Winningest high school coach in the country hired to coach Digger’s wrestling team

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