Bison Wrestling Club Coaches Clinic Moved to Thursday, Oct. 18

FARGO, N.D. – Due to an overwhelming positive response, the Bison Wrestling Club Coaches Clinic has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The clinic features legendary former University of Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson as the keynote speaker.

Cost of the clinic is $100 for the first coach, $75 for each additional coach per high school. Register before Oct. 1 when the price increases to $150 first coach / $125 for each additional. Cost includes lunch, dinner and an evening social. Continue reading

Former Minnesota Coach J Robinson Keynote Speaker at Bison Wrestling Club Coaches Clinic

FARGO, N.D. – Legendary former University of Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson is the keynote speaker at the Bison Wrestling Club Coaches Clinic scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

Cost of the clinic is $100 for the first coach, $75 for each additional coach per high school. Register before Oct. 1 when the price increases to $150 first coach / $125 for each additional. Cost includes lunch, dinner and an evening social. Continue reading

National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 9

On Saturday, April 21st the NWHOF Minnesota Chapter held their 16th annual ceremony and inducted nine distinguished members who have contributed significantly to Minnesota Wrestling. The Awards Ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Austin, Minn.

Inductees/honorees were Tim Penny as Outstanding American from Minnesota. Donny Wichmann received the State Medal of Courage Award from Minnesota. Honorees for the Lifetime Service Award were Gerry Bakke, Dale Benjamin, Gary Hindt, Ted Lelwica, Marty Morgan, John Oxton, and J Robinson. Continue reading

NWHOF to Induct 9 new members at the Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 21st

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter Banquet will take place on Saturday, April 21st in Austin, Minn.

Inductees/honorees will be Tim Penny as Outstanding American from Minnesota. Donny Wichmann will receive the State Medal of Courage Award from Minnesota. Honorees for the Lifetime Service Award are Gerry Bakke, Dale Benjamin, Gary Hindt, Ted Lelwica, Marty Morgan, John Oxton, and J Robinson. Continue reading

J Robinson Receives Philanthropic Award from Smile Network International

MINNEAPOLIS, October 3, 2017 – Last weekend, J Robinson, founder of JROB Intensive Camps and three-time NCAA National Champion wrestling coach, was honored by Minneapolis nonprofit humanitarian organization Smile Network International (SNI) as one of this year’s “Champion of Hope” award recipients. Since 2012, Robinson has placed a donation box at each one of the four JROB Intensive Camps and encouraged campers to donate. The Robinson family then matches their donations dollar-for-dollar, resulting in donations totaling $43,653 over the past five years.

At each of the four JROB Intensive Camps, Robinson and his staff focus on teaching life skills called “The J7”— Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service. Camp directors and counselors stress the importance of being a community leader through kindness, inclusiveness, and helping those in need, but just like anything else, service is a learned skill. For that reason, donation boxes are placed in the camp store and campers are urged to donate throughout camp. Continue reading

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame to Induct 9 new members at the Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 21st

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Minnesota Chapter is proud to announce the induction of Tim Penny as their Outstanding American from Minnesota. Donny Wichmann will receive the State Medal of Courage Award from Minnesota. Honorees for the Lifetime Service Award are Gerry Bakke, Dale Benjamin, Gary Hindt, Ted Lelwica, Marty Morgan, John Oxton, and J Robinson.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center, right off I-90, Exit 178A. The reception will begin at 2 p.m. and a Silent Auction will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.The banquet and induction ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m. This is an opportunity for you to honor these great individuals and to promote the positive aspects of our oldest and greatest sport – wrestling! Continue reading

On The Mat: National championship coach and Olympian J Robinson

J Robinson, 1972 Greco-Roman Olympian and iconic Minnesota head wrestling coach, goes “On the Mat” on Wednesday, August 2.

“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet at 1650thefan.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday at 5 p.m. Central on AM 1650, The Fan.

 

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