WORTHINGTON — New Minnesota West wrestling coach Randy Baker introduced two fresh recruits on Tuesday, and both hail from southwest Minnesota.
Worthington High School graduate Lay K Paw and Jackson County Central standout Dalton Wagner signed letters of intent at the Center for Health and Wellness.
“It’s good to get a local kid with Lay Paw. I watched him a few times when he was in high school. He’s good on his feet. He’s just got to eliminate some mistakes. I think he can be real competitive,” said Baker.
Wagner was an undefeated 195-pound high school champion in 2018 who placed second in the state his previous year as a junior. He hasn’t wrestled competitively since high school, however, when Baker was his coach. Continue reading at dglobe.com
Few can even imagine, let alone replicate, all the accolades that Randy Baker has compiled both as a wrestler and as a wrestling coach.
Now Baker brings all that knowledge and experience to the Minnesota West Bluejay Wrestling room.
On Thursday (5/23) Randy Baker was introduced as the new head coach of the Bluejay wrestling program.
A long-time high school wrestling coach in Southwest Minnesota, Baker helped lead the wrestling programs of the Lakefield Panthers, Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield Silver Bullets, Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield/Jackson Jaguars and the Jackson County Central Huskies to 510 dual meet victories in 34 years as head coach (1984 to 2018) He has coached 39 individual state champion wrestlers (2nd all-time in Minnesota), 93 state place winners (3rd all-time in Minnesota) and has lead his teams to 7 State team championships and 14 won region/section team championships. Continue reading at www.kwoa.com
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West head wrestling coach Bryan Cowdin announced his resignation on Wednesday.
Cowdin, a two-time state champion at Worthington High School, wrestled for the Bluejays during the 2001-02 season. He was named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Outstanding Wrestler of the Year and was a NJCAA All-American while competing for the Jays, then was an All-American for South Dakota State University.
After leading the Minnesota West program for a second year, Cowdin said he stepped down due, in part, to time demands. He has a full-time job outside of his wrestling responsibilities. Continue reading at www.dglobe.com
Over twenty wrestlers representing all five programs in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference concluded their seasons over this past weekend at the 2018-19 NJCAA Wrestling Championships held in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Continue reading
2019 NJCAA National Championships Results. March 1-2 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Continue reading
The Minnesota West Bluejays had three NJCAA National Championships qualifiers – one individual champion and two runners-up at the MCAC Championship/North District Qualifier held on Sunday in Worthington, Minn. Continue reading