Ron Gadberry 1936-2024

Hall of Famer Ron Gadberry passed away on May 8th, 2024. He was 87 years old. A native of Hillsboro, ND, Gadberry was a long-time coach at Moorhead High School in Minnesota and at Hillsboro High School in North Dakota.

He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame and the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Noel Bailey 1941-2024

Hall of Famer Noel Bailey passed away on April 9, 2024. He was 82 years old. A native of Aitkin, Minn., Bailey was a long-time coach at Aitkin High School. He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

Bailey served as the wrestling coach at Aitkin from 1972 to 1996 and returned for two additional seasons in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. His career coaching record stands at 269-149-1. His 1988 team won the Section 8 title, and his teams secured eleven District titles and three Mid-State Conference titles. Additionally, he coached 29 individual place winners at the state level, including one state champion, Jason Math, in 1985.

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Gary Hindt 1945-2023

Hall of Famer Gary Hindt passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023. He was 78 years old. Hindt was a long-time coach at Wabasso High School. He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018. He was selected as an MWCA State Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006.

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Legendary Wabasso wrestling coach Gary Hindt dies

WABASSO — Gary Hindt, former long-time Wabasso wrestling head coach and football head coach, died of cancer Thursday at the age of 78.

Hindt, Wabasso’s first head wrestling coach up until his retirement in 2017, bowed out of the Wabasso wrestling program with a 49-year career record of 807-214-6. That record saw him finish as the second winningest coach in state history.

The legendary coach was a two-time Minnesota Class A Coach of the Year and a Section Coach of the Year six times. He also coached Wabasso and Wabasso/Red Rock Central to state team tournaments in 2004 (second place), 2006 (fourth place), 2011 (fifth place) and 2016 (sixth place).

He was inducted into the Dave Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994 and earned a National Wrestling Hall of Fame Lifetime Service to Wrestling award in 2018. Continue reading at nujournal.com →