Brossard, two RCTC teammates place in top three at Dakota Wesleyan Open

MITCHELL, S.D. — Seth Brossard has carried over the momentum of a successful high school wrestling career to the college level.

The former Kenyon-Wanamingo standout — a Class A state champion last year at 152 pounds — is already a standout on the wrestling mat for Rochester Community and Technical College this year.

Brossard went 4-1 over the weekend at the Dakota Wesleyan Open to place second at 165 pounds. Brossard’s first three victories at the Dakota Wesleyan Open came by fall, then he defeated Andrew Null of Northwestern (Iowa) College 9-5 in the semifinals. In the final, he ran into Cade Mueller of Augustana (S.D.), a former Minnesota state high school champion from Waconia. Mueller emerged with a 6-2 victory. Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com

NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association Poll

The NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association Poll for November 5, 2019 has been released.

Rochester CTC is ranked #19. Itasca Community College and Northland CTC both received votes.

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Yellowjackets Place Eight in Home Opener

This past Saturday the Rochester Community and Technical College Yellowjackets kicked off their season by hosting the Yellowjacket Open. The tournament continues to grow each year, and this year had nearly 250 wrestlers from NCAA II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA schools.

The Yellowjackets placed eight wrestlers in the top six of the tournament, which included two Champions: Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, MN), 157, and Richie Hammonds (Anoka, MN) wrestling “Unattached” at 197.

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Yellowjacket Open Kicks Off MCAC Wrestling Campaign Tomorrow

Winona, MN – The Minnesota College Athletic Conference wrestling season is set to open up on Saturday, November 2 with five collegiate programs across the state looking to earn a place at the NJCAA National Wrestling National Championships this spring. Headlining early-season competitions is the RCTC Yellowjacket Open which will provide fans, families, and followers of wrestling in the MCAC a first look at perennial national power Rochester Community & Technical College.

The Rochester Community & Technical College Yellowjackets are the defending MCAC champions and saw six of their student-athletes wrestle their way to the 2018-19 NJCAA National Championships last March. Veteran head coach Randy Rager will look to replace several standouts this year, including Shane Siewert (Lake City, MN) who was dominant in the 174 lb. weight class for Rochester and Alex Pierre, who wrestled at 184. RCTC rolls out a 2019-20 roster with 28 student-athletes; Rochester will serve as host to the Yellowjacket Open on Saturday, November 2 and the MCAC Conference Dual Championship on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The 2018-19 edition of RCTC wrestling captured the NJCAA North District Tournament title on 80.5 points. Continue reading at mcacsports.org

RCTC Wrestlers Hope For Big Season

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rochester Community and Technical College is coming off a big year. However, as any good coach would, Randy Rager is expecting even bigger things out of his team this year and it all starts on Nov. 2 with the Yellowjacket Open.

“So far we’ve got a good group this year,” Rager said. “They’ve been working hard both in the room and their academics, been hitting the weights pretty hard. I definitely think they’re ready for this weekend. It really kind of sets the pace and tone for our entire season. They get to see how the scene is as far as college wrestling.”

Rager enters his 15th season with the Yellowjackets and has helped shape the program into one that is nationally known, winning the last seven Minnesota College Athletic Conference titles.

This year poses a new challenge for Rager with 23 freshmen on the roster. View/Continue reading at www.kimt.com

Henry Returns to Rochester Community and Technical College as an Assistant Wrestling Coach

Former Yellowjacket Carson Henry joins the RCTC Wrestling Coaching Staff for the 2019-2020 season. Henry spent the last two years as an Assistant Coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. While with the Marauders, Henry helped coach three NCAA Division II All-Americans and four national qualifiers. In both seasons, he helped coach two teams to the top twenty in combined GPA for NCAA Division II teams, along with 13 NWCA Academic All-Americans.

As Director of Wrestling Operations, Henry helped develop a following for Marauders Wrestling on social media. In the McDowell Activity Center, where the Marauders averaged just shy of 1,000 fans per dual, he was a part of the team that obtained the highest “MAC Mob” turnout of 1,118 fans attendance at the first home dual of the 2019 season against Minot State.

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