Oscar Galvez, Ethan Meyer sign letters of intent to wrestle for Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON — After strong careers on the wrestling mats of Worthington High School, seniors Ethan Meyer and Oscar Galvez signed letters of intent to wrestle at Minnesota West Community & Technical College next fall.

Meyer and Galvez were recruited to join a sizable incoming wrestling class under first-year coach Brayden Curry.

The WHS seniors were coached by Kirk Feit since their freshman year of high school.

“It was my first season as head coach, but I had been with them before through the youth program,” said Feit of his experiences with Meyer and Galvez. “The best thing about coaches getting great athletes is you are never going to have to ask these two to work out and get after it.” Continue reading at dglobe.com →

Baker retires as West wrestling coach; Brayden Curry to take over

Randy Baker, one of Minnesota’s most celebrated wrestling coaches, retires as coach of Minnesota West; Brayden Curry will head the program.

WORTHINGTON – Minnesota West wrestling will have a new coach for its upcoming season as Brayden Curry replaces Randy Baker.

Baker was one of the top high school wrestling coaches in the state while he coached in the area, and is very respected. He has coached the sport for 41 years, and spent the last four years leading the Minnesota West college program.

“I took the Worthington (Minnesota West) job with the idea that I would take it over until we could get somebody for a long-term deal,” said Baker. “That was my plan, I did not want to see them drop the program.”

Baker has kept the program afloat during a time of great difficulty and uncertainty. And now Curry is in charge. Continue reading at dglobe.com →

NJCAA North Plains District Qualifiers

Rochester qualified all ten wrestlers to the NJCAA National Championships. The Yellowjackets were followed by Itasca and Ridgewater – both with six qualifiers, and Northland with two. Minnesota West did not get anyone through to the national tournament.

The NJCAA National Championships are set to take place on March 3rd and 4th in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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