Jacks tab former ISU assistant as coach

South Dakota State’s search for a new wrestling coach doesn’t seem to have been hindered by its recent lack of success.

Today, the Jackrabbits will announce that a five-week search has ended with the hiring of Chris Bono, whose accomplishments include claiming an NCAA Division I national title at 150 pounds for Iowa State, serving two stints as an assistant at his alma mater and winning three conference titles in three years as a head coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga. Continue reading at argusleader.com

New Dragons Assistants Prepare Team for Bison Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling head coach Kris Nelson and a couple of his former athletes join forces again in a different role for the soon approaching 2011-12 season.

Former North Dakota State University wrestlers Eric Sanders and Geoff Martin are teaming up with their former coach Kris Nelson to coach this season’s Dragon wrestling team. The two were brought on in August to become assistant coaches. Nelson coached Sanders from 2003-08 and recruited and coached Martin from 2006-09.

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Minnesota State Names Adam Aho Assistant Wrestling Coach

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State wrestling head coach Jim Makovsky has announced that Adam Aho has been named assistant coach.

Aho, a Frazee, Minn., native, spent the last year working with Competitive Edge Sports Camps in Kimball, Minn. Aho also served as an assistant coach with the high school programs in Kimball (2010-11) and Becker (2009-10) and has extensive experience as a camp clinician.

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SCSU Wrestling Adds Wilson and Reiner to Coaching Staff

St. Cloud State University Director of Athletics Dr. Morris Kurtz has announced the hiring of Brady Wilson as an assistant coach for the Husky wrestling program, which captured runner-up honors at the 2011 NCAA Division II wrestling championships. The Huskies will also add Tyson Reiner as a graduate assistant wrestling coach to the program in 2011-12.

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