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2014 State Class AA Champions
10x State Champions
1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1992 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014

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New Simley Youth OpenMN/USA State Folkstyle Qualifier - Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights, MN - Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • MN/USA State Folkstyle Qualifier
  • Weigh-ins:
    • 7:30-8:30am (PeeWee, Bantam)
    • 8:30-9:30am (Intermediate, Novice, SchoolBoy/Girl)
  • Wrestling Starts:
    • 9:30am (PeeWee, Bantam)
    • 10:30am (Intermediate, Novice)
    • Once weights are paired (SchoolBoy/Girl)
  • 4-man round robin
  • Concessions will be available all day.
If you have any questions, contact Keith Gliva at 651-334-3084.
Simley Youth In-House Wrestling
Simley Youth In-House Wrestling registration (and first practice) will be on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Simley High School wrestling room. Registration starts at 6:00pm; practice will finish at 7:30pm.
Practices are Tuesday & Thursday nights
  • 6:00-7:00pm - K-2nd Grade (in Middle School Wrestling room)
  • 7:00-8:30pm - 3rd-5th Grade (in High School Wrestling room)
The In-House season runs from November 6, 2014 - January 15, 2014. The in-house program will conclude with the Simley Youth Open wrestling tournament at Simley High School on Saturday, January 17, 2015. See the calendar for a detailed schedule.
Simley In-House Wrestling is for Inver Grove Heights students in grades K-5. This program is open to any student. There are no tryouts or cuts. Students must be willing to listen, learn and work hard. We will learn the fundamentals of wrestling and work to improve at each practice.
The registration fee is $100; each additional sibling is $75. The registration fee includes: Team T-shirt & Shorts, a USA Wrestling Card, and free entry to the Simley Youth Open wrestling tournament.
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.
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