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2015 State Class AA Champions
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New Simley Wrestling Apparel • PDF File 2015 - 16 Simley Wrestling Apparel
Spirit wear apparel is available for the wrestling season. Orders will be taken until November 24. Please give order forms and payment to Estelle Sokol, Sue Gliva, or Sarah Zaiser.
All styles come in men's or women's sizing. The red and blue 1/4 zips are screen printed with the Simley Wrestling logo on the chest and does not have anything on the back. The black 1/4 zips are the same as last year, with the Simley Wrestling logo embroidered on the front and Jim "The Legend" Short embroidered on the back along the neck line.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Zaiser.
Simley Youth In-House Wrestling • PDF File 2015 Simley Youth Wrestling Form
Simley Youth In-House Wrestling registration (and first practice) will be on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Simley High School wrestling room. Registration starts at 6:00pm; practice will finish at 7:30pm.
Practices are Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm in the newly remodeled Simley Wrestling Room
The In-House season runs from November 5, 2015 - January 16, 2016. The in-house program will conclude with the Simley Youth Open wrestling tournament at Simley High School on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
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.
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
New  2014 - 15 Midwest Wrestling Tour
MWT Belt Winners The Midwest Wrestling Tour (MWT) encompasses the Gopher State Nationals, the Badgerland Nationals, and the Hawkeye Nationals and will showcase the phenomenal youth wrestling that the Upper Midwest has to offer. Highlighting the MWT is the prized MWT Belt. The MWT Belt is presented to those wrestlers who place first through sixth at each MWT event.
Simley had 3 wrestlers, Quayin Short, Ryan Sokol, and Bennett Tabor, win the MWT Belt during the 2014 - 15 season.

  • Hawkeye Nationals: Quayin took 1st, Ryan took 3rd and Bennett took 3rd
  • Badgerland Nationals: Ryan took 1st, Quayin took 2nd, Bennett took 4th
  • Gopher State Nationals: Quayin took 1st, Ryan took 3rd, Bennett took 4th
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).
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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Be sure to watch the video at the bottom.
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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