YOUTH WRESTLING: THOR Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Club wraps up season
MINNEOTA – The “THOR” Wrestling Club out of Minneota completed its Freestyle/Greco season this past weekend at the USA National Regional Tournament in Rochester.
The “THOR Wrestling Club” is a regional Freestyle/Greco Club which draws wrestlers from southwestern Minnesota and trains in Minneota. The club includes wrestlers from Dawson/Boyd, Madison, Montevideo, Canby, Minneota, Pipestone, Tracy, Marshall, Redwood Falls and MAHACA (Morris Area Hancock Area Chokio Alberta). The wrestling club is a chartered USA Wrestling Club. The club is managed and coached by Brock Buysse, Steve Banks, Eric Rose and J.D. Pesch.
The club is a good experience training with kids from kindergarten to seniors in High School. The young kids look up to the older kids, and the older kids get energized from the younger kids. They have a lot of fun with the age difference as well as building relationships with area wrestlers whom they compete against during the high school season of Folkstyle Wrestling. The club also has guest clinicians from SDSU and SMSU, including Rylee Molitor, Seth Gross (National Champion) Luke Zilverberg (All-American), as well as former U of M Gopher and USA World Team Member wrestler, Dan Zilverberg.
They train two nights a week starting in mid-March and wrestle at 4-6 tournaments across the state. During the past few months the club travels to the following state qualifying tournaments; Eastview in Apple Valley, Apple Valley High School, Cannon Falls, West Central Area, Forest Lake, and Owatonna. These tournaments are qualifying tournaments to gain a state tournament berth.
The State Freestyle and Greco Tournaments were held in Rochester on May 11-12. There were wresters from 90 teams from across Minnesota entered in the tournament.
They had 22 wrestlers from the club qualify for the MN/USA State Greco, portion on May 11, including 16 Medalists and two Greco State Champions. They are listed below:
McCoy Marthaler (4th), Dylan Louwagie (Champion), Brett Regnier (DNP), Keynan Coequyt (2nd), Landon Marthaler (5th), Zach Stahl (DNP)
Drew Fier (Champion), Derek Fier (3rd), Adam Devlaeminck (3rd), Brock Fier (2nd), Zack Fier (DNP), Eric Carrasco (DNP), Kade Lozinski (DNP)
Tyce Anderson (3rd), Caden Rose (3rd), Ethan Lebrija (4th)
Lane Fink (4th), Lincoln Fink (4th), Josh Steffen (DNP)
Nolan Ourada (6th), Tayte Harazin (6th)
Micah Hach (2nd)
They had 22 wrestlers from the club qualify for the MN/USA State Freestyle portion on May 12, including 17 Medalists and three Freestyle State Champions. They are listed below:
McCoy Marthaler (2nd), Dylan Louwagie (Champion), Brett Regnier (5th), Keynan Coequyt (2nd), Landon Marthaler (2nd)
Drew Fier (Champion), Derek Fier (4th), Adam Devlaeminck (2nd), Brock Fier (4th), Zack Fier (DNP), Eric Carrasco (DNP), Kade Lozinski (DNP)
Tyce Anderson (5th), Caden Rose (4th), Ethan Lebrija (DNP)
Lane Fink (3rd), Lincoln Fink (5th), Josh Steffen (4th)
Tayte Harazin (5th), Kaleb Haase (2nd)
Micah Hach (Champion)
Blaine Peterson (DNP)
The State medalists qualified for Northern Plains National Regions in Rochester last weekend. They are listed below:
Greco: Caden Rose placed 4th and Tyce Anderson placed 6th
Freestyle: Caden Rose DNP and Tyce Anderson DNP
Each year the club has goals for its members to strive to be chosen for Team Minnesota and participate in the National Dual Team Tournament, as well as train for the National Freestyle Greco Cadets and Junior Tournament in Fargo, ND in early July. Club members will continue to train for these events. Dylan Louwagie of Marshall and Caden Rose of MAHACA have been selected to the Minnesota National Dual Team Competition.