The Pony Express

Reid Ballantyne’s record breaks wrestling success

Junior Reid Ballantyne won first place at one of their latest matches in early January at the U of M. Out of all the teams that won placements, Ballantyne was first place.

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

November 1, 2019

Junior Reid Ballantyne is a three time-state wrestling champion. Apart from being a champion, he also holds many records and is striving to earn more. "I hate losing, so I am willing to do pretty much anything to win. Then I am just like you, I am a little crazy, I like to fight, so that always he...

Wrestling team among top in conference

Junior, Jared Christian working his opponent in the Roseville meet.

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017

The wrestling team has consistently been among the strongest teams in the conference, and the current season is not exception. In the first 12 meets of the season, the Ponies were able to claim victories in nine of them, and the losses were all within 10 points. Some victories were close, but th...

Strong start for wrestling team

    The wrestling gym of the Stillwater Ponies, where the guys look to keep improving and continue winning after falling short in the section championship. Wrestlers of all grades stretch and warm up for a successful practice session. “Our time in the practice gym is very important. A lot of wrestling is moves that you have to try over and over again to get perfect,” sophomore captain Will Harter says. (Anthony Alvarado)

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2017

Stillwater wrestling has started their season out strong with wins against Woodbury, East Ridge and Minnetonka. It is expected to be another great year for the Ponies with a very good possibility of making it to state. There are a lot of new players as well as many older and more experienced playe...

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

  Tim Hartung, the new head coach of the Stillwater wins the national championship at the University of Minnesota in 1999. Hartung looks share his knowledge of the game and carry this team to another winning season. “I have enjoyed a great career as an athlete and learned a lot of great lessons that I look to share,” Hartung says. (The Guillotine)

Sam Johnson, Photographer

January 6, 2017

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 ...

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