David McCoy heads to the state wrestling tournament.
Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from the big Friday night match-ups in high school sports.
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In a college wrestling room that has produced 11 national team titles and numerous individual champions, a group of kids is beginning their own wrestling journey. “Whether you get knocked down, this sport is all about how you get back up,” organizer Justin Benjamin said. And that’s exactly what the wrestlers in the Minneapolis Wrestling Club are all about.
Here is a glimmer of sports hope on the local landscape. The Gopher wrestling team is ranked number one in the country, with a local wrestler ranked number one as an individual. Dylan Ness knows what it means to work. He was state champion at Bloomington Kennedy High school.
A Minnesota father whose fight with cancer got national attention this year has died.
76 inches of snow…..Listen to Dave’s interview and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.
His new film FOXCATCHER is wowing critics. Listen to the interview by clicking the link above.
John Hines fills in for Dave Lee on Thursday….listen back to some of the things you missed by clicking the link above.
In a sport dominated with big muscles, little spandex and a lot of smack talking, the culture of World Wrestling Entertainment is changing. No longer are women a pretty face to escort men to the ring. Now they’re getting between the ropes to take care of business.
Blaine High School’s Caleb Butler can run. In fact, he can do just about anything he sets his mind to. That’s what makes him special, according to Coach Rob Nick. “He’s a coach’s dream. He does everything we ask of him, his effort is always outstanding, he gives us 100 percent,” Nick said. “He’s just an amazing athlete. His strength is unbelievable, and for a kid to be 6’3′, 220 and to run 110 hurdles. He ran 300 hurdles, shot disc, he’s going to run a 4X1 for us.”
Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling title, holding off Minnesota 109.5-104 on Saturday night. Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62.
Three-time defending champion Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of the NCAA national wrestling championships.
As we inch closer to the start of the boys state hockey tournament, the games get intense.
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The state wrestling tournament got underway Thursday and junior Lance Benick from Totino-Grace will be going for his third straight title. And as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in his weight class in the nation, he knows he’s the guy to beat.
Despite another 30 point effort from Kevin Love, the Wolves fall in Portland on Sunday Night. Click the link to hear Mike Max’s sports report with Dave Lee.
The first Rally of the new year held a huge wrestling tournament, loads of amazing winter sports highlights, and the story of a Minneapolis coach trying to bring new life to the school he once played for.
The Eden Prairie wrestling program had a chance to witness some history Friday night as its head coach was preparing to reach a milestone. Scot Davis made a name for himself in Owatonna, then took over the Eagles wrestling program. If the Eagles won Friday night, Davis would get his 1,000th career victory as a head coach.
A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.
A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.
Gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and his fiance nervously awaited word Sunday on whether wrestling would be reinstated as an Olympic sport.
A dream came true for a Minnesota family at the state wrestling tournament, even when the odds weren’t in their favor.
Watch 120-pound wrestler Caleb Smith from Harding High School in St. Paul and you’ll see what everybody else sees — a wrestler with no arms below the elbows, and no legs above the knees.
A Minnesota lawmaker and former wrestler is going back to the mat, this time with the International Olympic Committee.
Gov. Terry Branstad says 9,000 people have signed an online petition aimed at keeping wrestling in the Olympics.