Heads Up: Best Practices for Dealing with Concussions

By Matt Krumrie In 2008, Minnesotan Jake Deitchler became the first high school wrestler to make the U.S. Olympic wrestling team since 1976. But less than three years later, Deitchler, then a redshirt sophomore for the University of Minnesota, would announce his retirement from competition. The reason: a history with… Continue reading

Former MSU, Waseca wrestler Tom Block injured in Afghanistan

WASECA — In 2008, Tom Block was a member of the Mavericks wrestling team that won the National Duals, an event that featured 16 top teams from Division II when he was a student at Minnesota State University. When he was in high school, he wrestled at the state finals.… Continue reading

Faribault wrestling coach Armbruster preps for first — and last — MMA fight

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… Continue reading