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Iowa Gov. Says 9,000 Signed Online Olympic Petition

Gov. Terry Branstad says 9,000 people have signed an online petition aimed at keeping wrestling in the Olympics.

02/18/2013

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Iowa Gov. Starts Campaign For Olympic Wrestling

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has launched a campaign to keep wrestling an Olympic sport after the International Olympic Committee announced its recommendation this week to drop it.

02/15/2013

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Prep Blog: STMA Wrestling Team Shoots For The Top

There’s a quiet buzz around a wrestling program just outside the Twin Cities metro that’s looking to end one dynasty and start their own.

02/05/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-ups

It’s getting downright freezing outside, so if you’re willing to venture out there’s nothing better to do than take in a great high school sports match-up this weekend.

01/17/2013

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Belgrade Teacher & Coach Honored At Tournament

A well-respected and much-loved wrestling coach was remembered in a unique way on Saturday.

12/29/2012

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Minn. & Others In Big Ten Set To Rule Wrestling 2012-13

Some think Minnesota is the nation’s top wrestling team this season. Others believe Penn State is primed for a third straight NCAA championship.

11/09/2012

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Big Ten Set To Rule Wrestling In 2012-13

Some think Minnesota is the nation’s top wrestling team this season. Others believe Penn State is primed for a third straight NCAA championship.

11/09/2012

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School Mourns Death Of Coach, Teacher

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa School District, located west of St. Cloud in central Minnesota, says Rich Vos was killed this morning on his bike when he was hit by a semi.

10/16/2012

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St. Michael Olympian Has Huge Fan Club

When you have thousands in your fan club, what’s one more? To the only man from Minnesota competing in the Olympics, that one more might just be what he needed to bring home the gold.

08/01/2012

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Police: Brothers’ Wrestling Match Ends In Stabbing

A 20-year-old man has been accused of stabbing his 15-year-old brother after wrestling near their West St. Paul home.

05/16/2012

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47-Year-Old Mixed Martial Arts Fighter In ‘His Prime’

You wouldn’t normally think of someone with a doctorate degree in metaphysics, as the rough and tumble type. But as book smart as 47-year-old Jim Clark is, he’s equally smart when it comes to mixed martial arts.

04/19/2012

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 3/2

Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you right here. Check out the videos below.

03/02/2012

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Prep Blog: Looking Ahead To The Winter

It should be an eventful winter sports season regardless of what sport you follow. From the basketball hardwood to the hockey rink to the wrestling mat, there will be great match-ups and tournaments everywhere over the next four months.

12/07/2011

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Wis. Prep Wrestlers In Court On Misconduct Charges

Four Wood County high school wrestlers charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of sexually harassing a younger teammate entered not guilty pleas Monday.

06/20/2011

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2 Little Girls’ Rare Genetic Disorder Reconnects Old Friends

It is easy for Kelly McConville and Jeff Lee to reminisce about their youth. Both came from wrestling families, they competed together growing up, and were part of a national championship Greco Roman team in 1994. But as life often goes, they lost touch. What caused them to reconnect defies all odds.

05/13/2011

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Movie Blog: ‘Win Win’ So-So

Director Thomas McCarthy, whose new film Win-Win is currently playing at Uptown Theater, isn’t from Minnesota, but spent some of his formative collegiate time here in the Twin Cities.

04/04/2011

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Brock Lesnar Talks ‘Ultimate Fighter,’ Comeback

Brock Lesnar needed plenty of persuasion and a big paycheck to accept a job as a coach on the UFC’s reality show.

03/29/2011

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Kenyon-Wanamingo Wrestler Killed, Another Injured

An entire community is mourning a big loss in the wrestling community as another teammate fights to survive.

03/20/2011

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Golden Gopher Daily Update

The Gopher’s Wrestling team is in Philadelphia this week for the NCAA National Championship meet. The Gophers have nine wrestlers participating this year. Mike Thorn is Minnesota’s 141 pound All-America candidate and he talked to Mike Grimm.

03/16/2011

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Rally Star: Apple Valley’s Destin McCauley

Our rally star this week is Apple Valley’s senior Destin McCauley, who won his fifth straight state wrestling title last week.

03/10/2011

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A Minn. H.S. Wrestler’s Improbable Story

It takes hard work and determination to make it to the state tournament. And it’s a safe bet that no wrestler has worked harder to get here than senior Derek Varpness.

03/04/2011

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Apple Valley Wrestling Dominates Class 3A

From afar mat-mania is controlled chaos — hundreds of kids trying to succeed in the wrestling world. Up close, however, one thing is clear: the Apple Valley Eagles are the best in Minnesota high school wrestling.

03/04/2011

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All 3 Teams Return To Defend Wrestling Titles

The Minnesota state high school wrestling tournament opens Thursday at Xcel Energy Center with a new three-day format.

03/03/2011

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Minnesota Wrestling Coach Marks 25th Anniversary

Minnesota honors head wrestling coach J Robinson’s 25 years of service Sunday when the Gophers host Iowa.

02/19/2011

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Do You Agree With This Iowa Wrestler?

A highly ranked High School Wrestler in Iowa forfeited his match against a female wrestler. Do you agree?

02/17/2011

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