11 inducted into the 2023 Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame

2023 MWCA Award Recipients Honored

Benson, Minn. – Eleven new members were inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30th, in Benson, Minn.

The new inductees honored were Blaine Dravis, Greg Dravis, Jeff Dravis, Todd Fuller, Chad Kraft, Steve Ricard, Darren Ripley, Bob Ruedy, Joel Toedter, Dalen Wasmund, and Neal Hofland. Each new inductee gave a speech.

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Shakopee’s Joel Makem Ratzinger and Waconia’s Max McEnelly Recognized as MWCA Ms. and Mr. MN Wrestlers of the Year

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. Starting in 2022, the MWCA partnered with MN Women’s Wrestling to also recognize the Ms. Minnesota High School Wrestler award. Judging is based on past performances, citizenship, academics, leadership, and adherence to MSHSL rules. This year the committees are proud to recognize Shakopee’s two-time girls’ state champion Joel Makem Ratzinger and Waconia’s four-time boys state champion Max McEnelly.

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MWCA Recognizes 2023 State Individual Team Champions

Since 2013, the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association has recognized the Team Champions from the MSHSL Individual State Tournament. The winning team and runner-up from each class (A, AA, AAA, and Girls) earns a trophy/plaque to display at their respective schools.

This year the MWCA is proud to recognize Apple Valley as the Girls Champion, Jackson County Central as the Class A Champion, Simley as the Class AA Champion, and Saint Michael-Albertville as the Class AAA Champion. The top 10 teams per class are shared below.

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