13 inducted into the 2024 Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame

2024 MWCA Award Recipients Honored

Benson, Minn. – Thirteen new members were inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4th, in Benson, Minn.

The new inductees honored were Luke Eustice, Ty Eustice, Wes Haglund, Mike Hendrickson, Chuck Marks, Jim Richardson, Dean Salo, Doug Salo, Ray Thorkildson, and Mike Thorn. Pioneer Inductees Ardell Knudsvig (who started the program in Ada, MN), Gary Brantl (who started the program in Plummer, MN), and Chuck Keogh (who started the program in Waubun, MN) were also honored. Those in attendance each gave a speech.

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Meet the 2024 Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees

Learn about the latest Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees. The 2024 Induction Dinner will take place on Saturday, May 4th, in Benson, Minn. Inductees will be Luke Eustice, Ty Eustice, Wes Haglund, Mike Hendrickson, Chuck Marks, Jim Richardson, Dean Salo, Doug Salo, Ray Thorkildson, Mike Thorn, Ardell Knudsvig, Gary Brantl, and Chuck Keogh.

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Gopher Alumni Corner: Two-time All-American Mike Thorn

Former Gophers 141-pounder Mike Thorn, a two-time All-American, checked-in with GopherSports to see what he’s been up to since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2011.

The Thorn family has become synonymous with the Gophers program after Mike and his brothers David and Tommy all had successful careers in their home state earning All-American status. Continue reading at gophersports.com

The Guillotine – February 26, 2010

The February 26, 2010 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: State Team Brackets | Golden Gophers gear up for tournament time | Lace ‘Em Up | MWCA Report | Minnesota College Connection | Open Tournament Calendar | Milestones | Ask the Doc | High School Ratings | The Simley Spartans, the Shorts and Success | Officially Speaking | Fastest Falls | Auggies advance 9 at Great Lakes Regional | Mike Thorn Profile | Camps, Clinics, and Training | Sixty Club Form | College Post-Season Tournament Calendar | Wrestler Profiles | Not Your Typical Two-Time State Entrant – Grant Olson | View From The Matbird Seat | Girls Wrestle Too! | Where Have They Gone? – Gary Neist | Academic All-State Info | Dedication and Re-dedication – Joel Bauman | High School Team Section Results | Years Ago | Through the Eyes of Mom | College Results.

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Thorn named MWCA Mr. Minnesota of Wrestling

Mike Thorn of Saint Michael-Albertville was named MWCA Mr. Minnesota of Wrestling at the Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame Banquet held at Augsburg College on April 29, 2006.

The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association annually presents the Mr. Minnesota High School Wrestler award to the senior that best exemplifies the highest ideals of high school wrestling in Minnesota. Judging is based on past performances, citizenship, academics, leadership, and adherence to MSHSL rules.

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