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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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Golden Gopher Daily Update

The Minnesota Men’s Wrestling team is ranked #4 in the country and has a huge dual against rival Iowa this weekend. Mike Grimm previews the matches with one of the Gopher’s top grapplers, Freshman Danny Zilverberg.

02/16/2011

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H.S. Wrestler Charged With Hitting Teen In Head With Chair

An Apple Valley High School Wrestler has been charged with two misdemeanors after he allegedly hit a 16-year-old in the head with a chair, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

02/12/2011

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Golden Gopher Daily Update

Mike Grimm visits with Gopher Wrestling Coach J Robinson. The Gophers are again nationally ranked and looking for a big finish!

02/08/2011

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7th Grader Ranked #1 In Varsity Wrestling

Seventh-grade athletes typically find themselves on junior varsity teams as they try and get a feel for their sport. But there’s a bit of a youth movement at Apple Valley High.

01/14/2011

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