Oscar Galvez, Ethan Meyer sign letters of intent to wrestle for Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON — After strong careers on the wrestling mats of Worthington High School, seniors Ethan Meyer and Oscar Galvez signed letters of intent to wrestle at Minnesota West Community & Technical College next fall.

Meyer and Galvez were recruited to join a sizable incoming wrestling class under first-year coach Brayden Curry.

The WHS seniors were coached by Kirk Feit since their freshman year of high school.

“It was my first season as head coach, but I had been with them before through the youth program,” said Feit of his experiences with Meyer and Galvez. “The best thing about coaches getting great athletes is you are never going to have to ask these two to work out and get after it.” Continue reading at dglobe.com →

Roy A. Minter (1936-2019)

Hall of Fame Coach Roy A. Minter died Sunday, September 1st at Carris Health Rice Hospital in Willmar. He was 83 years old.

Minter was a state champion wrestler for Owatonna High School in 1954. He went on to wrestle at Mankato State where he was a three-time NCAA Division I All-American. Minter coached wrestling at Worthington High School and Willmar Community College, retiring in 1992. He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979 and was a Charter Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter, inducted in 2003.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 am, Thursday, September 5th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Wednesday at the church and continue one hour prior to his service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Paw, Wagner to join Minnesota West program

WORTHINGTON — New Minnesota West wrestling coach Randy Baker introduced two fresh recruits on Tuesday, and both hail from southwest Minnesota.

Worthington High School graduate Lay K Paw and Jackson County Central standout Dalton Wagner signed letters of intent at the Center for Health and Wellness.

“It’s good to get a local kid with Lay Paw. I watched him a few times when he was in high school. He’s good on his feet. He’s just got to eliminate some mistakes. I think he can be real competitive,” said Baker.

Wagner was an undefeated 195-pound high school champion in 2018 who placed second in the state his previous year as a junior. He hasn’t wrestled competitively since high school, however, when Baker was his coach. Continue reading at dglobe.com

Worthington Trojans win with tradition and condition

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Trojans wrestling team competed in the Minnesota state Class AA team tournament last March, proving once again that in arguably the toughest high school sport of all, it helps to be in great shape.

“We always focus really hard on our conditioning,” said senior Mason Byrne, who is hoping to make an individual trip to the state tilt this year. “We always focus on being the best conditioned team so we can win matches in the third period.”

It’s all part of veteran head coach Mark Prunty’s master plan.

“That’s a big part of our success the last two or three years, the conditioning,” he explained. Continue reading at www.dglobe.com