MWCA 2024 Lifetime Achievement Coaches

Each year, the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association recognizes coaches who are at or near retirement from coaching. This year’s Lifetime Achievement coaches are Dennis Benz of Rock Ridge High School, Brian Bos of Pipestone Area High School, Mark Madigan of Simley High School, and Craig Nasvik of White Bear Lake Area High School.

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Wade Short: A Dance of Dedication and Dominance

A 1991 graduate of Simley High School, Wade etched his legacy with multiple state championships in wrestling while showcasing exemplary prowess in football and tennis. His post-school accolades include national dance titles, renowned ballet intensives, and a profound impact as an educator and entrepreneur in Inver Grove Heights. Wade’s multifaceted success in arts and athletics rightly earns him a revered spot in the Simley Hall of Fame.

Wade Short appeared on the popular show Dance Fever in 1983. In 1984 he competed on Star Search, a national TV talent show.

After that, he continued to succeed in dance, football, tennis, and wrestling, where he earned multiple state championships and was a part of three Simley High School state championship wrestling teams.

Because of these accomplishments, Short will be inducted into the Simley Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at halftime of the Simley football game Friday, September 1, when the defending state champion Spartans host Winona High School at 7 p.m. Continue reading at medium.com/@krumriematt →

This year’s Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic includes two Minnesota standouts

A pair of three-time Minnesota state champions are on the national all-star team taking on a Pennsylvania all-star team tonight at Peters Township High School outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New Prague’s Koy Buesgens and Simley’s Gavin Nelson are set to compete at 145 and 215 pounds, respectively at the annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.

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