USC to form wrestling co-op with Maple River

The United South Central School Board took action at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19, to form a cooperative with the Maple River School District for their wrestling program.

Superintendent Keith Fleming opened the discussion prior to the vote, saying, “This is not an easy decision. It comes down to our participation numbers. Combining with Maple River will give the wrestlers the opportunity to wrestle in a competitive program.”

It was noted the Minnesota State High School League would have to approve the cooperative agreement before it would go into effect.

“Obviously, there are challenges to doing this. But, in the long term, it builds success,” board member Brad Heggen said. Continue reading at →

Putting Your Toe On The Line – Maple River

The program was a consistent winner before Dan Robbins became the head coach of the Maple River wrestling program. When Robbins took the head job before the 2013 season, he kept the program rolling. They have only had one losing season since Robbins took over. In the last two seasons, the program has won a total of 37 dual meets. How have the Eagles done it? They have done it by being ready to go the second they put their toe on the line.

Robbins was raised in a wrestling hotbed and was exposed to the sport by a young man placed in charge of the future coach.

“I grew up in Blue Earth, and we had a good wrestling following,” Robbins said. “I had a babysitter who was a wrestler, and he got me into it when I was five or six years old. We went to the same church also; he would talk to me about it. When he was baby-sitting, sometimes he would show me a double leg or a stand-up or something. I kept going from there.”

With the help of his babysitter, Robbins started in on a life-long career in wrestling.

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The Guillotine – February 14, 2020

The February 14, 2020 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: High School Rankings, Keep Grinding – Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Putting Your Toe On The Line – Maple River, Epps hopes to lead Augsburg to national title, claim third individual title, and Crossing Rivalry Lines – Lakeville South.

More content in this issue: DII College Action Photos, Lace ‘Em Up, MWCA Report, Performance Nutrition – Timing, Open Tournament Calendar, State Tournament Schedule, Camps-Clinics-Training, and View From The Matbird Seat.

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