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2014 State Class AA Champions
Ten Time State Champions: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014
Six Time State Runner-Up: 1991, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005 & 2013
Two Time State Third Place: 1993 & 2002

New Annual Simley Wrestling Fall Picnic
The annual fall picnic will be on Sunday, October 12 from 3:00-6:00pm. Here are the details.
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."
The Guillotine 2014 Academic All-State Wrestlers
Mack Short
The Guillotine 2014 Academic All-State Wrestlers - First Team
Mack Short
Mack is a four-time state entrant winning the 152-pound Class AA title this year. He placed second at 145 pounds as a junior and fourth at 138 pounds as a sophomore. Mack had a season record of 47-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 166-33 including 90 pins. Mack's GPA is 3.68. Honors and achievements include two-time all-conference in football, three year baseball letterwinner, and Cadet freestyle All-American. Future plans are to play football at Saint John's. Mack's parents are Barbara and Chris and his coach is his uncle Will Short.
The Guillotine 2014 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Second Team
Kyle Nordstrom
Kyle Nordstrom
Weight: 132
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 33-14
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Will Short

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Simley Wrestling Summer Training Camp
The wrestlers who attend the summer wrestling will make major improvements in their wrestling technique, their physical strength and their mental attitude. This camp will meet the needs of those wrestlers who have very high goals and want to be champions.
2014 State Class AA Champions
Simley - 2014 State Class AA Champions
Simley won the 2014 State Class AA Wrestling Championship on Thursday, February 27. Simley defeated Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United 46-12 in the first round. In the semifinals, Simley defeated the defending champion Komets from Kasson-Mantorville by the score of 40-19. In a hard fought championship match, Simley beat Scott West 74-6. There were six one point matches in the dual, and Simley won five of those matches. This was Simley's tenth state team championship.
State Tournament Photographs
All photographs from this season are now available in the Photo Gallery.
Youthful Simley wrestlers homegrown and hungry
Mack Short
A youthful corps of Simley wrestlers has the team back in a familiar spot heading to state.
After a dynastic run of five consecutive Class 2A state wrestling championships from 2008-2012, Simley fell to Kasson-Mantorville 30-27 in the finals last spring.
Nearly a year later, coach Will Short reflected on the loss and their opponent.
"If somebody's good enough to beat us, then we celebrate that," Short said. "We know how hard we work. We know how hard we train. We also know how hard it will be for someone to beat us. If they beat us, they have to be doing the work we're doing."
This wouldn't be the downfall of a wrestling powerhouse. Simley has won nine state championships. It has finished in second place six times and third place twice.
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.
Become a Simley Wrestling Sponsor! - PDF File Simley Wrestling Sponsorship Form
The Simley wrestling program is launching its 2013-14 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!
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