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Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Showcase

A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Maximilian Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater can pride itself on one of the top performing sports for the past few years, wrestling. Wrestling as a sport is a simple concept, with a few easy to understand rules and the end goal of trying to pin your opponent to the mat. Wrestling allows for participation for everyone interest...

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Sam Johnson, Photographer
January 6, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

Tim Hartung, the new coach for the wrestling team, is more than just an  average coach. Hartung was a two-time NCAA champion while he wrestled for the Minnesota Gophers. He also participated in the Olympics, and has coached many Olympic participants. With the task of adjusting a player's ...

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The Stillwater mens wrestling team has finished up their season and are truly proud of what they accomplished. The team may have not seen a complete takedown on their entire season, but certainly flexed their muscles and won many difficult matches. The wrestling team of 29 started their seaso...

Nelson pins competition

Nelson pins competition

Nick Brevitz
December 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

After being named captain, senior Dillan Nelson looks to lead the SAHS wrestling team to success this season. With his excellent leadership the team is excited to get the season started and make a strong run towards state for the Minnesota High School Wrestling League. Nelson has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten and has loved it ever since...

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Nick Brevitz
November 27, 2013
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As the new sports season is upon us, you will see many athletes trying to work off a few pounds. Then there are the wrestlers. These athletes are trying to cut as much weight as possible, at times resorting to drastic measures to drop weight. While it does work, it need to be done with caution to ensure p...

Schertz makes touchdowns and take downs

Schertz makes touchdowns and take downs

Lucy Langmack
November 26, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It is Friday night and senior Mitchell Schertz is not at home studying. He stands under the bright, field lights and listens to the enthusiastic, proud cheers of his friends and family in the nearby stands. He stays focused on the game plays and glances at the scoreboard. His coach blows the whistle ...

Hold or fold, wrestling team raises money

July 20, 2013
Filed under News

With many Stillwater teams having to raise additional money over the past several years, the Stillwater Area High School Wrestling booster club has decided to go beyond the usual Pony Cards or cookie dough tactics to cover the team’s cost this spring. Deciding to move forward with a unique idea,...

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