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2015 State Class AA Champions
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Simley Wrestling & Football Fundraiser
PDF File Spartan Fundraiser Flyer
On August 15th from 4PM to 8PM the Mississippi Pub is hosting a taco fundraiser for the Simley Wrestling and Football teams. See flyer for more details.
2015 Freestyle National Championship Results
Simley had 6 wrestlers qualify for the Minnesota Storm team that competed in the Cadet/Junior Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. The Cadet/Junior National tournament is the biggest high school tournament in the world. Jake Gliva earned All-American honors by placing 5th at 120LBS and Anthony Jackson made it to the Round of 12 at 145LBS. Other wrestlers who competed were:
  • Cadet 88 - Zach Miller - DNP
  • Cadet 120 - Jake Gliva - 5th place All American
  • Cadet 145 - Anthony Jackson - Round of 12
  • Cadet 220 - Brad Dohman - DNP
  • Cadet Hwt - Luke Zaiser - DNP
  • Junior 170 - Zach Moon - DNP
2015 Folkstyle Nationals Results
Jake Gliva - 2015 Cadet National Champion A number of Simley wrestlers participated at the 2015 Folkstyle National Tournament in Cedar Falls, IA on April 2 - 4.
  • Jake Gliva - Cadet 113 - Champion
  • Ravin Jackson - Schoolboy 136 - Champion
  • Greg Kerkvliet - Schoolboy 160 - Champion
  • Zac Miller - Cadet 88 - 2nd Place
  • Zach Moon - Junior 170 - DNP
  • Anthony Jackson - Cadet 132 - DNP
  • Lucas Zaiser - Cadet 220 - DNP
  • Brad Dohmen - Cadet 220 - DNP
  • Quayin Short - Schoolboy 106 - DNP
2015 State Class AA Champions
Simley • 2015 State Class AA Champions
Simley won the 2015 State Class AA Wrestling Championship on Thursday, February 26. This was Simley's 11th State Championship in team history, and seventh in the last eight years. Simley opened the tournament with a 39-21 win over Worthington. In the semifinals, Simley won the first nine matches against Totino-Grace who is extremely tough in the upper weights, the final score was 45-18. The championship match was against #2 seeded Albert Lea. Albert Lea started out strong with two pins in the first three matches to take a 12-4 lead. Simley then won seven of the next eight matches to take command of the dual. The final score was 34-21
State Tournament Photos
Photos from the State Tournament are now available in the Photo Gallery.
The 2015 photos are in original image resolution, so they will work well for ordering prints (use the "Download" button).
JV Conference Tournament Results
  • 95 - Zac Miller - 1st Place
  • 106 - Antonio Everett - 1st Place
  • 113 - Brian Teschendorf - 1st Place
  • 113 - Travis Dohman - 6th Place
  • 120 - Nolan Wanzek - 3rd place
  • 120 - Devon Dawson - 4th Place
  • 126 - Jacob Hageman - 1st Place
  • 132 - Steve Raymond - 1st Place
  • 132 - Juan Rojas - 2nd Place
  • 138 - Jake Rivera - 2nd Place
  • 145 - Brad Rechtzigel - 1st Place
  • 152 - Jose Coehlo - 1st Place
  • 152 - Ali Hassan - 2nd Place
  • 152 - Luke Bungert - 4th place
  • 182 - David Langdon - DNP
  • 195 - Treydon Holzem - 1st place
  • 220 - Brad Dohman - 1st Place
The Junior Varsity finished the season 7-0 in the conference and 17-3 overall.
Become a Simley Wrestling Sponsor! • PDF File 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.
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Jim Short, noted Simley wrestling coach, dies
Jim Short
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.
IGH Simley Wrestling Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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