Mankato, Minn. — Head coach Jim Makovsky has announced that eight student-athletes have joined the Maverick wrestling program.
This group is represented by seven incoming freshmen and one transfer.
“We welcome a large and talented class to our program, all seven incoming freshmen placed in the top-three of their respective State Tournaments during their senior year. These are the type of young men that you want to build a program around. We’re very excited to see what they can do,” assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Ty Eustice said. Continue reading
Hall of Fame Coach Roy A. Minter died Sunday, September 1st at Carris Health Rice Hospital in Willmar. He was 83 years old.
Minter was a state champion wrestler for Owatonna High School in 1954. He went on to wrestle at Mankato State where he was a three-time NCAA Division I All-American. Minter coached wrestling at Worthington High School and Willmar Community College, retiring in 1992. He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a Charter Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter, inducted in 2003.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 am, Thursday, September 5th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Wednesday at the church and continue one hour prior to his service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Continue reading
Dereck Ellingson of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season. Continue reading
Kyle Cavanaugh of Caledonia/Houston has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season. Continue reading
Brandon Moen isn’t done wrestling. Not yet, at least.
Not after the university he originally committed to unexpectedly eliminated the sport from its athletic budget.
Not after transferring down from Division I to Division II and moving from Michigan hundreds of miles back to his home state of Minnesota.
Not even after suffering his second torn ACL in two-and-a-half years. Continue reading at www.southernminn.com
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Six Minnesota State wrestlers have been named to the NSIC Winter All-Academic Team. Continue reading