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Simley Youth Wrestling Camp • 2016 Simley Youth Camp Registration
Simley will once again be holding a Youth Wrestling Camp this summer. The camp will be held July 11 - 15 & July 18 - 22. The cost of the camp is $50 and includes a t-shirt if registered prior to July 5th. All wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling Card to participate.
The camp clinicians will include: Kurtis Julson (Simley State Champion & NCAA Div I All-American), Jake Short (4X Simley State Champion & NCAA Div I Qualifier), Nick Wanzek (Simley 3X State Champion & NCAA Div I Qualifier), Micah Barnes (Simley State Champion & NCAA Div I Qualifier), Kyle Gliva (Simley 3X State Champion & NCAA Div I wrestler), Jak Ryan (Simley State Champion & NCAA Div II wrestler), and Cortez Arredondo (Simley State Runner-Up & NCAA Div II wrestler).
2016 Folkstyle National Championship Results
Simley was well represented at the USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships in Cedar Falls, IA on April 1-3, 2016. There were 12 wrestlers participating and 8 obtained All-American, led by Ryan Sokol (Schoolboy 105) and Greg Kerkvliet (Cadet 182) who both placed 2nd in their respective weight classes.
- Schoolboy/girl 105 - Ryan Sokol - 2nd Place
- Schoolboy/girl 128 - Quayin Short - 7th Place
- Schoolboy/girl 144 - Travis Dohmen - 7th Place
- Schoolboy/girl 152 - Devon Dawson - 4th Place
- Cadet 120 - luis fierro - DNP
- Cadet 145 - Nolan Wanzek - DNP
- Cadet 145 - Anthony Jackson - 3rd Place
- Cadet 182 - Daniel Kerkvliet - 2nd Place
- Junior 100 - Zac Miller - 6th Place
- Junior 126 - Jake Gliva - 4th Place
- Junior 220 - Bradley Dohmen - DNP
- Junior 285 - Luke Zaiser - DNP
2016 Folkstyle State Championship Results
Simley had compete in the MN/USA Cadet & Junior Folkstyle State Tournament on March 5, 2016. The tournament was held in Anoka, MN. This was the first year that Cadets and Juniors had a separate state tournament. Previously, Cadets participated at the Kids Folkstyle State Tournament held in Rochester.
- Cadet 138 - Freddy Rivera - DNP
- Cadet 145 - Nolan Wanzek - 4th Place
- Junnior 100 - Zac Miller - 1st Place
- Junior 132 - Alex Michalec - DNP
- Junior 220 - Brad Dohmen - 2nd Place
Simley had 21 of youth wrestlers compete in the MN/USA Kids State Folkstyle Tournament on March 11 - 13, 2016. The tournament was held in Rochester, MN.
Simley Greco Open/Freestyle Qualifier • 2016 Simley Greco Open/Freestyle Qualifier
Simley Wrestling is hosting Greco and Freestyle tournaments on April 29 and April 30.
- April 29
- 4:30 - 5:30 pm Weigh-ins
- 6:30 pm Wrestling Begins
- April 30
- 7:30 - 8:30 am Weigh-ins
- 10:00 am Wrestling Begins
2016 State Tournament Photos
Photos from the State Tournament are now available in the Photo Gallery.
The 2016 photos are in original image resolution, so they will work well for ordering prints (use the "Download" button).
2016 State Individual Placewinners
Congratulations to Jake Gliva (120), Anthony Jackson Jr. (138), and Greg Kerkvliet (170) on winning Individual State AA Championships on Saturday, February 27. Also, congratulations to Ryan Sokol (106) placing 5th.
By placing in the top 6 at their respective weight classes Jake, Anthony, Greg and Ryan garnered All-State honors.
With these placings Simley now has crowned 44 State Chmpions, 20 Fifth Placewinners, and overall has 151 placewinners in schol history.
2016 State AA 4th Place
Congratulations to the Simley wrestling team for placing 4th at the Minnesota State AA Team Tournament on Thursday, February 25. The team defeated Totino Grace 53-15 in the quarterfinals, lost to Foley 31-28, and lost to Scott West 40-20 in the Third Place match. This was the 22nd state tournament appearance for the Simley wrestling program.
2016 Section 4AA Team Champions
Congratulations to the Simley wrestling team for winning the Section 4AA Championship on Saturday, February 13. By winning sections, the team has qualified for the state high school tournament on February 25th. The team defeated South St. Paul 38-14 in the championship match. This is the 22nd section championship for the Simley wrestling program.
Simley Traveling Wrestling • 2016 Simley Traveling Wrestling Form
Registration for the Simley Traveling Wrestling program is Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00pm. This will be held outside the Simley wrestling room.
Simley Traveling Wrestling is for Inver Grove Heights boys in grades K-12. This program is designed for experienced wrestlers who are interested in competing at local, state and national competitions.
Practices are Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm in the newly remodeled Simley Wrestling Room
The Traveling season runs from January 19, 2016 through June 2, 2016.
The registration fee is $100. The registration fee covers participation in Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman styles of wrestling.
Become a Simley Wrestling Sponsor! • Simley Wrestling Sponsorship Form
The Simley wrestling program is launching its 2014-15 sponsorship program. Sponsorship funds are used to support all levels (high school, middle school, and youth) of the Simley wrestling program. Funds help pay for tournament costs, equipment, and coaching.
Here are the details on becoming a sponsor.
Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
• IGH Simley Wrestling Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization •
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law
Kare 11 - Minnesota loses wrestling icon Jim Short
Minnesota wrestling lost one of the greats over the weekend in former Simley head coach Jim Short.
Check out this story on kare11.com
Be sure to watch the video at the bottom.
Jim Short, noted Simley wrestling coach, dies
Jim Short, the patriarch of Minnesota's first family of high school wrestling, died Saturday at his home in Inver Grove Heights after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 67.
Short not only built Simley High School into a perennial Minnesota wrestling power but also volunteered time and energy to development of the Minnesota USA wrestling program.
"No one can match what he has done in terms of the development of wrestling in this state," said his son Will, who also serves as the activities director at Simley and its head wrestling coach. "That is why he is so respected. That is why he is a legend. That is his legacy."
10 Reasons Why Kids Should Wrestle - By Justin Ruiz
Wrestling is a great sport that teaches athletes so many valuable lessons about sport and life in general. Dan Gable, legendary University of Iowa coach, World, and Olympic Champion; is quoted as saying "Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy." I still think that life can continue to throw powerful punches and challenges, however, I am in agreement that wrestling is a sport that teaches hard work and personal accountability. If one fails on the wrestling mat, there is no one else to blame but the individual. It is hard to blame a coach or a teammate for a sub par performance, and wrestling forces an individual to look inward to see what you're really made of. Here are my top ten reasons why kids should wrestle.
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