With a population of less than 2,000, it’s understandable why Webster, SD, wouldn’t look like the hub where two wrestling superstars might emerge. Yet, that’s exactly where former NCAA champion Brock Lesnar was raised as well as four-time All-American Logan Storley.
Lesnar left Webster to become a Minnesota Golden Gopher. Just over a decade later, Storley followed Lesnar to the Land of 10,000 lakes where he became one of the school’s most successful wrestlers in history. Continue reading at www.foxsports.com
While more than a dozen other fighters stepped into the cage and battled it out at Canterbury Park on Friday night, Jesse Armbruster waited patiently for his turn in the spotlight.
With hundreds of people circling the ring, Armbruster’s name was finally announced. His fan section of more than 30 people jumped to their feet for the start of the bout — but what they were about to see was no less than spectacular. Continue reading at www.southernminn.com
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Jesse Armbruster’s bucket list story begins with his high school buddies calling him out.
Years ago, Armbruster told his friends he’d fight in the brutal sport of mixed martial arts before he turned 40 years old. The 1992 Faribault High School graduate became intrigued with MMA from the moment he set eyes on his first televised Ultimate Fighting Championship event in 1993. Continue reading at www.southernminn.com
Jacob Volkmann is a chiropractor by day, UFC fighter by night.
Former Gophers wrestler Jacob Volkmann bounced from foot to foot surrounded by a chain-link cage in the Target Center on Friday night.
A chiropractor by day, Volkmann was readying himself for an ultimate fight with former Oklahoma State wrestler Shane Roller. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com
When Rochester mixed martial artist Travis “Diesel” Wiuff earned a spot in the upcoming Bellator Fighting Championships light heavyweight tournament, he knew it was significant.
Wiuff, who is now 34 years old, said it’s even more than simply his last big shot on the national stage. Continue reading at postbulletin.com