TakeDown Cancer Surpasses a Quarter Million

Having surpassed a quarter of a million dollars in proceeds, TakeDown Cancer kicks off its 6th season at the November 25th Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits dual. Match time 1 pm at the Pavilion.

All funds raised go directly to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, a charity that maintains an extraordinarily high 92% efficiency rating. The funding is directed toward the best and brightest cancer researchers in the world as they advance on a wide array of new cancer treatments. Their work is making a difference and saving lives.

TakeDown Cancer is an all-volunteer organization that pays no salaries. Visit www.TakeDownCancer.org to start your own fundraiser or make a donation. Join us as we take down Cancer! No One Fights Alone!

Gopher Wrestling Announces 2018 Promotions

With the season beginning Sunday at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D., the University of Minnesota is happy to announce their 2018 promotions. The promotional schedule includes a variety of activities, ticket deals, community day ticket discounts, and select dates featuring Gopher wrestling Youth Clinics. Youth Clinic ticket packages include clinic instruction, a free clinic t-shirt, youth ticket to the dual, and recognition in between matches. Continue reading

Johnnies Host No. 2 Augsburg Friday for Takedown Cancer Dual

Saint John’s hosts No. 2 Augsburg for its Takedown Cancer dual at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Sexton Arena.

TAKEDOWN CANCER: SJU’s Takedown Cancer event, which is spearheaded by sophomore Andrew Smith (Amery, Wis.), a cancer survivor, will benefit the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. The Johnnies will sell Takedown Cancer t-shirts and all proceeds from the sales will be added to the monetary collection. Fans attending the Johnnies’ game are encouraged to donate. Ninety percent of all dollars collected go directly to fund cancer research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to the cancer community’s needs. – Takedown Cancer Continue reading

Wrestlers Take Down Cancer

Wrestlers from across the state gathered recently at Shakopee High School for the 4th annual TakeDown Cancer Clinic.

Over sixty participants had the privilege of not only supporting cancer funding but also learning from some of the best and brightest technicians in the land. The star-studded cast of clinicians included Seth Gross, Owen and Sam Webster, Brent and Tyler Jones, Alex and Max Crowe, Alex Lloyd, and Maolu Woiwor. All graciously volunteered their time and skills to the cause. In addition, Orlando Ponce kindly donated lunch. More than $2000 was raised on behalf of TakeDown Cancer with all proceeds going directly to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Continue reading

TakeDown Cancer Hosts One Day Clinic

TakeDown Cancer is hosting a one-day wrestling clinic for wrestlers of all ages. All proceeds go directly to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Cost $30 ($50 for a family). The clinic runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on a Saturday, December 23rd at Shakopee High School.

Top wrestling technicians include #1 Ranked NCAA Runner-Up Seth Gross of SDSU, Minnesota Gopher wrestlers Alex Crowe, Brent Jones, and Owen Webster, current Shakopee wrestlers Alex Lloyd (SDSU recruit) and Sam Webster (Columbia University recruit), Maulu Woiwor (3x state champion/Shakopee Assistant), Chaydon O’Fallon (Minnesota State University). 14 State Championships amongst the clinicians! All are donating their time and talents on behalf of TakeDown Cancer! No One Fights Alone!

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TakeDown Cancer Turns Five

Now in its 5th season, and having raised in excess of $150,000, TakeDown Cancer continues its mission to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The charity, having no paid salaries, meets the definition of a grassroots organization. It’s an, ”of the people, for the people” organization with ALL proceeds going toward cancer research and patient aid via the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Funding is directed to some of the most brilliant, talented, and hard-working cancer researchers in the business. Continue reading